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The Urbane Fox

by | 23rd, September 2004

‘ONE way out of the mess in Iraq would be for the Government to label all terrorists as “foxes” and send out not the Army to deal with them, but the Beaufort Hunt.

Ali Ghazi is happy to be working again after his last boss was overthrown

This way, the hunting fraternity would get their sport, the lunatics would get to be ripped apart by hounds’ teeth and Alun Michael, the Rural Affairs Minister, would get to go out in public once more.

But despite his going to ground, the Independent did catch up with Michael as he left after speaking at the National Parks conference in Exeter.

The paper, like us, had expected to see Michael taking the train from London down to the West Country, as he normally would.

But he changed his plans, choosing to drive and so avoid any confrontation with angry people in tweed on station platforms.

But the pro-hunt campaigners, who blame him for not defending their rights and, as the Telegraph says, for taking the Bill banning hunting through the House of Commons spotted him as he drove off and pelted his car with some fresh farm produce.

One protestor, as the report says, was even arrested for

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