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Friday, November 19, 2004

House of Commons Tell Aristocratic House of Lords and Barbaric Country Folk to Bug Off--700 Year of Fox Hunting Comes To a End

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I had a little bit of the toss and turnings in bed so I decided to get up and surf the web a little while listening to the morning shows in the UK. The morning news is all about fox hunting and boy are some people to put it mildly are quite irate. It appears that the 700 year tradition of fox hunting(600 according to the times) has come to a end. Now I do't know alot about fox hunting, my knowledge comes mainly from two movies those being Mame and the Omen III. However as being a little bit of a traditionalist( I still support the right of our Louisiana people to go gamble a few bucks on cock fighting) I tend to support the fox hunters. It appears that this isn't over yet. An organization called The Country Alliance appears ready to go to court over this and say that the whole bloody thing was illegally done. This appears to involve something called the Parliment Act which basically allows the House of Commons to tell the House of Lords to go jump in the lake. Also it appears Mr Blair concerned about his own election tried to reach a compromise which only resulted in alot of members of his party getting really mad. The country folks are promising civil disobedence. The papers seem pretty devided on the issue too. The Guardian has one overall piece on yesterday events here. For alook at the political chaos that happened in the Commons go here to the article A great bally ho at the death of tally ho. It appears that the country folks as well as all the people who depend on fox hunting aren't going to take this lying down and and are going to opening rebel against the Nanny state. In this article ,again in The Guardian one very peod guy said "It's all this nanny state crap, and people won't stand for it. People are actually joining hunts because they can't stand being told what they can and can't do. Hunting's the new cool; rebel and come out hunting. " . Well this makes the Gay marriage debate look tame. Well thats it for me happy blogging out there see you in the morning.


Blogger In Actual Fact said...

I see you have Englishman's Castle on your list of links and he's usually spot on the money about this. It seems that its not so much the idea that everyone supports fox-hunting, more that people in the British countryside are definetly not supporters of the Labour party and if Blair needs someone to tax, abuse or close down - he won't lose any supporters if he does it to countryside areas - no one there votes for him anyway.
Foxhunting is just the straw that's broke the camel's back. I've never been foxhunting in my life, and up until about a year ago thought people that did it were upper class fools. Now I see the ban as an attack upon the fundamental right of free-born Englishmen to go about our business. It's not the foxhunting per se, we're just sick of being told what we can and can't do and how we should behave.
/rant off

November 19, 2004 at 8:36 AM  

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