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    Labour claims scrapping badger cull would save 122m

    Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.

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    Re: Labour claims scrapping badger cull would save 122m

    I don't think DEFRA were planning to spend that much.

    It is not clear if Labour intend to reduce spending or blow it all on "major research to develop both cattle and badger vaccines to combat TB which can reduce the risk of infection and transmission".

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    Re: Labour claims scrapping badger cull would save 122m

    Scrapping Labour would be a good start. God help us if that clown gets in with his SNP power-b1tch side kick.

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    Re: Labour claims scrapping badger cull would save 122m

    It may well save them that much - due to a widespread diy job taking place if labour get in.

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    Re: Labour claims scrapping badger cull would save 122m

    They increasingly sound like a party resigned to be in a coalition ,meaning they can exaggerate their policies & figures knowing that when a deal is struck with another party ,as was the case with the Lib dems and tuition fees ,they have plenty of excuses .
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    Re: Labour claims scrapping badger cull would save 122m

    By all means scrap the cull and put the badger on the same list as the fox as vermin with no protection. It worked before.

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    Re: Labour claims scrapping badger cull would save 122m

    Quote Originally Posted by Dry Rot View Post
    By all means scrap the cull and put the badger on the same list as the fox as vermin with no protection. It worked before.
    Cheapest and most effective action of all.

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    Re: Labour claims scrapping badger cull would save 122m

    Bovine TB is a serious problem in need of an urgent solution. The previous Labour Government spent ten years on a large-scale trial in the areas worst affected by Bovine TB to develop a credible plan to tackle the issue based on the best available science3. That work included testing the case for badger culling. The conclusion was that badger culls make no meaningful contribution to eradicating TB, and that small-scale, localised culling actually worsened the problem. Yet this Tory-led Government has decided to pursue a badger cull which has nothing to do with piloting or learning anything from the existing body of study in this area.
    I wonder when they're going to tell us what this credible plan is?

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    Re: Labour claims scrapping badger cull would save 122m

    Quote Originally Posted by matbrojoe View Post
    I wonder when they're going to tell us what this credible plan is?
    .. particularly as they had the arch wizard of their last in-credible load of tosh, in a political armlock, as he lost no time in telling Efracom.

    The diminutive John Bourne, chairman of the ISG which ran the late lamented 'political' science of the RBCT, often let his guard slip and spat out his real opinions.

    He is repeatedly quoted as saying that badger culling has no part in TB strategy for GB. But what he actually said was 'Badger culling as conducted in this trial'. He expanded that to explain the steer his political masters gave the trial at its inception, which inevitably concluded with the brief given at the start.

    And again in evidence to the EFRA committee, Bourne was asked 'what would happen if HRH Princess Anne was correct, and badgers were implicated in the spread of TB?'

    His answer:
    " Princess Anne is right but what Princess Anne did not answer is the question, okay, badgers are involved, but what the hell do you do about it? We do not know."

    links to both comments in this posting:

    http://bovinetb.blogspot.co.uk/2014/...-approval.html

    And from that, my conclusion is that we have been royally stitched up.

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