Tag Archives: Countryside Alliance

Time to rename Defra the Ministry of Agriculture and Fieldsports

While all talk of the Greenest Government Ever (anyone remember that?) has been quietly abandoned, another question arises. Is the fieldsports lobby getting unprecedented access to ministers in the Environment department and are the Environment NGOs being squeezed out of … Continue reading

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Countryside Alliance get into their stride attacking Kerry McCarthy for her vegan ethics

The power and influence of the Countryside Alliance extends far and wide through society, even as far as new Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who has been forced to publicly announce that Labour has no plans to introduce a campaign (along … Continue reading

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Farmers and Bloodsports supporters are frightened by Kerry McCarthy’s ethics

Farmers and Bloodsports campaigners reacted with repressed fury, confusion and shock to the announcement that Kerry McCarthy  – A VEGAN – had been selected as Labour’s shadow secretary of state for the environment, farming and rural affairs. The farming press … Continue reading

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More on The Countryside Alliance Foundation accounts

Following my earlier blog about the Countryside Alliance and the relationship with its charitable foundation, I have had the following comment from a Chartered Accountant on the latest published accounts of the Countryside Alliance Foundation: “The charity should be following … Continue reading

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The Countryside Alliance, its Charitable Foundation and the Tory party.

  The Countryside Alliance, who you will remember launched a scathing (unjustified) attack on the RSPB earlier this year, and more recently against Chris Packham, is not a charity, though reports suggested it was planning to register as one last … Continue reading

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BBC confirm their editorial guidelines show Countryside Alliance attack on Chris Packham is egregious

The Countryside Alliance wants to stand up for freedom of speech when it’s their freedom to promote hunting that is at risk of being curtailed. But it is very happy to try and close down debate that it doesn’t like. … Continue reading

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Countryside Alliance attack on Chris Packham shows their conflicted attitude towards Freedom of Speech

              One would imagine the Countryside Alliance to be a place that welcomed free speech. Indeed the CA (both in England and Wales, and in Scotland) lobbied against the Lobbying Act, because they were … Continue reading

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Countryside Alliance get their man into Defra

The slow death of Defra continues, as it loses Lord de Mauley as the Defra minister in the Lords. Lord de Mauley is a decent sort of chap. He didn’t agree with his former Boss Owen Paterson’s ravings about being … Continue reading

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