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bodger

Good God ! Was it really that long ago?

On this day in 1998 Thousands of countryside demonstrators marched through London to protest against the Government's policy on rural affairs.

How could it possibly be so long ago? I went on this march and the subsequent one. I had two great days, getting to walk up the middle of roads that would normally have seen you squished. As I said two great days but what did they get us? The government of the day chose to ignore the wishes of the majority of the UK public.
horace

And still do
conundrum

Can't believe it was that long ago.  

We massed, and went to London...............and as usual, we were ignored by government.
lottie

I'm on your side Bodger but I'm not sure about the majority of the public. If the majority of the public had been opposed to it they wouldn't have risked losing the votes. Most of the government didn't care about the pros and cons of hunting  it was much more about getting certain sections votes and"us and them" and it was just a cynical excercise IMHO.
Green Rosie

I went on the final big march in 2002 (I think that was the date) and remember changing Tom's nappy in the middle of the road around Trafalgar Square.
bodger

lottie wrote:
I'm on your side Bodger but I'm not sure about the majority of the public. If the majority of the public had been opposed to it they wouldn't have risked losing the votes. Most of the government didn't care about the pros and cons of hunting  it was much more about getting certain sections votes and"us and them" and it was just a cynical excercise IMHO.


There were far people who wanted to throw the bill out than there were  who wanted it passed. The vast majority of the UK public didn't care.
bodger

On this day in 1995 A bill which would ban hunting with hounds in England and Wales became the first such proposal to get a second reading in parliament.
sod

Sorry I must live in another world   what government ever listens to the people

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