Fox hunting: David Cameron’s desire to reverse ban ‘doomed in face of Tory opposition’

Cameron on the run: The only hunt that the public is likely to support.

Cameron on the run: The only hunt that the public is likely to support.

David Cameron’s desire to overturn the fox hunting ban is doomed due to a record number of Conservative MPs who would reject such a move.

Home Office minister James Brokenshire, and Caroline Dinenage, equalities minister, are among those who would rebel against any attempt to repeal the Hunting Act. They are joined by the likes of Robert Halfon, deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, and Grant Shapps, the party’s former co-chairman.

Around 70 Conservative MPs have indicated that they will vote against a repeal of the hunting ban, which means that any attempted vote would fail, according to a new analysis by the League Against Cruel Sports (Lacs). In contrast, just six Conservative MPs supported the Hunting Act when it was brought in 11 years ago.

Source: Fox hunting: David Cameron’s desire to reverse ban ‘doomed in face of Tory opposition’ | UK Politics | News | The Independent

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6 thoughts on “Fox hunting: David Cameron’s desire to reverse ban ‘doomed in face of Tory opposition’

  1. daijohn

    Kick it into the long grass and let it stay there. Does any one else get the feeling that the Tories (backbenchers) are beginning to realise they may pushing too far too quickly.

  2. joanna

    The hounds should be set onto Cameron!! Speaking of which I have a big piece of pork to shove in’t oven but I don’t know how long. It is 1.642Kg I think!

    I hope your New Year is filled with Love, Hope and Joy! To both you and Mrs Mike!!

  3. AndyH

    Interesting how they have compassion for foxes but not disabled people (but then a certain German dictator was one of the first people to bring in human rights laws).

  4. Seth

    Why is he trying to reverse his own policy on Fox hunting wasn’t he the one who voted for it…a guilty conscience is it Cameron???

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      No, Cameron didn’t vote in favour of banning fox hunting. That law was passed by a Labour Government under Tony Blair.
      Tories would have allowed blood sports to continue indefinitely and it seems it is only after a period in which hunting has not been allowed that members of the Conservative Party have felt strong enough to tell their leaders that they won’t support its return.

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