Reading shoppers queue up to support Labour’s ban on fox-hunting

On Saturday afternoon, shoppers in Broad Street Reading were queuing up to support Labour’s ban on fox-hunting. The local Labour Party organised a survey to find out peoples’ views on whether the ban should be removed (as proposed by the Conservatives) or retained.

No less than 100% of people who participated in the survey stated that they supported Labour’s ban on fox-hunting. Yet the Conservatives’ leader, David Cameron, has pledged to dedicated Government time, if elected, to a bill abolishing the ban. Anneliese Dodds, Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Reading East, stated:

“It seems that Reading people are, if anything, even more supportive of Labour’s ban on fox-hunting than the population as a whole. Nationally around 75% of people support the ban- in Reading, it seems, virtually everyone agrees with it. Getting rid of the ban on fox-hunting is one of the very few policies that the Conservatives have come out with – alongside cutting tax for the 3,000 richest estates”.

And Councillor Bet Tickner stated: “I’ve always supported a ban on fox-hunting. This barbaric ‘sport’ belongs to Medieval days, not the 21st century. We must campaign to ensure that the ban stays in place and against the Conservatives’ objectionable plans to devote parliament’s time to abolishing it”.

Picture: Anneliese, Bet, and a fox (!) on Broad Street.  

Dr Anneliese Dodds is the Labour PPC for Reading East.


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