10 September 1999
Hunters are ‘thuggish’, says minister
THE thuggish behaviour of some hunt supporters is alienating public opinion and hastening the demise of the sport, said countryside minister, Elliot Morley.
Mr Morley accused hunt supporters of adopting such “extreme tactics” that they were undermining their own cause.
He also likened their behaviour to old-style militant trade union officials.
- The Times 10/09/99 page 2 (News in Brief)
- Politicians prepare for hunting battle, FWi, (12 July, 1999)