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Bad news from Northern Ireland

Daera (Northern Ireland’s Defra) have a current consultation on future Bovine TB policy.  Their preferred badger policy reads “Wildlife intervention would be in the form of a non-selective badger cull using controlled shooting of free roaming badgers, as...

Cattle bTB Vaccination trials finally starting!

THe government have at last started vaccination trials in Hertfordshire.  Surprise, surprise, that after years of research they’ve chosen BCG again!  Also the trial will test the Diva skin test so that they can differentiate between bTB infected cattle and...

NFU blasts ‘political’ bovine TB consultation

Defra risks undermining eight years of hard work from farmers in the fight against bovine TB if it replaces badger culling with vaccination without the science to prove it works. That was the damning verdict delivered by NFU leaders during a press briefing on its...

Is Whitehall hiring ANOTHER pal of Carrie Symonds?

Boris Johnson’s fiancee faces fresh controversy over her influence  as a friend of hers is considered for top job. The Prime Minister’s fiancee Carrie Symonds faces a fresh controversy over her growing influence at No 10 as a friiend of hers is considered...