The FMD tragedy changed this townsperson's perception of Blair and the cabinet forever. No mendacity surprises me now- nor arrogance either. How could i respect- or barely tolerate- a Prime Minister who allowed Margaret Beckett to say that the handling of the tragedy had been a minor triumph? How could I possibly trust people who allowed millions of animals to be slaughtered in their incompetent, arrogant panic and rush for the election? How could you possibly trust anyone with such little regard for life?

Sorry about that- am so angry about what's going on I forgot to sign-