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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
  Badger Cull: Clarification Statement - I am opposed to the cull (including the Pilot one)
I have been getting emails from constituents claiming that I am known to support the Pilot Cull.  This confused me because I thought I had voted against.  It is, of course possible, that I had made a mistake so I checked.

It is quite clear from Public Whip here that I did rebel on the issue on an opposition day motion. And I voted in support of the words: "That this House believes the badger cull should not go ahead."

I am trying to find out which organisation is saying otherwise, but it does not help when campaigners get their facts wrong on basic things like this.

I know that opposition day first votes are a bit confusing in that the procedural resolution is in support of the original words remaining part of the motion hence to vote against any amendment you actually vote "aye".

That, however, is the way it is.



 
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Am I reading this right, "notes that bovine tuberculosis (TB) has, as a consequence of the lack of effective counter-measures, spread from a few isolated incidents to affect large parts of England and Wales resulting in the slaughter of 28,000 cattle in England alone in 2012 at a cost of £100 million to the taxpayer;"

Now surely £100m to slaughter 28,000 Cattle, meaning nearly £3.5m per beast,

Surely it would have been cost effective to let Iain Duncan Smith do it, he is killing folks for no where near £3.5m, he has culled over 10k people since he has been in office and allowed Atos to be at the helm

MP's and Facts speak for themselves http://slamtwigops.wordpress.com/2013/10/10/london-remembers-over-10000-dead-after-atos-work-capablity-tests/
 
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