The BBC’s Packham Liability

BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ The BBC have been using a special get-out-of-jail card dreamed up just for presenters such as Chris Packham and Gary Lineker, who like to engage the British public on social media. This card enables Packham to be their torch-bearer for left-wing animal rights fundamentalist ideology (an ideology that has had some of its adherents jailed for terrorism in recent … Continue reading The BBC’s Packham Liability

LACS Charity Status Under Review

BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ What are the UK Charity Commission public benefit rules for a charity? From the Charity Commission’s website: The ‘benefit aspect’ To satisfy this aspect: a purpose must be beneficial – this must be in a way that is identifiable and capable of being proved by evidence where necessary and which is not based on personal views any detriment or … Continue reading LACS Charity Status Under Review

More Hunting Fake News

BY NIGEL BEAN I have already discussed in a previous article the pivotal role fake news played in securing the hunting ban in 2004 and gave the example of an article written by Anthony Bartlett, then public affairs editor for The Guardian. The article was mischievously entitled “Vets say hunted foxes die in agony” when in fact not one vet actually said that. The article … Continue reading More Hunting Fake News

Scottish Hunting Consultation

BY NIGEL BEAN Here are my answers to the Scottish Hunting Consultation: 1.1. Do you think the definition of “to hunt” as provided in the 2002 Act should be more specifically defined? No, To change the wording is the Scottish Government signing up to the demands of animal rights fundamentalists. The fundamentalists are unhappy because they can’t prove out their money spinning campaigns because they … Continue reading Scottish Hunting Consultation

Confessions of a Hunter Part 2

BY DEBORAH JANE NICHOLAS   Hedge Dwelling The earliest records of the now almost extinct sport of Hedge Dwelling can be dated as far back as 1540. It is widely believed the sport coincided with the sport of fox hunting that had been growing in popularity in Norfolk since 1534. Traditionally hunting on horseback mainly focused on tracking deer but due to the decrease in … Continue reading Confessions of a Hunter Part 2

Labour’s Rural Ponzi Scheme

BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ Animal rights charities need campaigns to generate income. Labour politicians need doors of opportunity opened for when they leave politics, and a comfortable position in an animal rights charity is always a valuable incentive. To achieve these aims a Ponzi style scheme has been developed over the years: Labour MPs are at the centre of this Ponzi style scheme … Continue reading Labour’s Rural Ponzi Scheme