16 February 1998
  • What the papers say – Farmers protest

    FARMERS demonstrated outside London Weekend Television when Dr Jack Cunningham, the agriculture minister, was being interviewed by Jonathan Dimbleby on BSE.

    They were protesting about beef prices. About 70 farmers carried a coffin draped in a Welsh flag with a notice attached: “Jack In The Box”.

    Meanwhile, the Government-backed Medical Research Council has given Birmingham University scientists £361,000 to develop medication that will slow the effects of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and improve the quality of life for sufferers.

    • Financial Times 16/02/98 page 8
    • The Times 16/02/98 page 12