We have lived, and some farmers have died, during this FMD crisis, me, in St Briavels, W Gloucestershire, I have seen the men in the white suits, crawling all over in April/May, Nick has seen far worse in Cumbria, one day a farm is sleepily going about its business, next day the biological brigade move in.
2001 is a bad year, unforgettable in its horror, the USA is just beginning to learn, being the untouched area (sorry Gary, you have been trying your best to tell them, but they didn t listen). Welcome to the United States of America, to biological warfare; our Tony Blair seems to be acting as a substitute foreign minister, for your country.
While our farming community bleeds to death, as the poor Afghani's are bombed to smithereens, our scientific community can't even distinguish between sheep and cow brains, our civil servants are trying to use the international tragedy to bury bad news about our failing economy, Welcome to globalisation in the 21st century, Welcome to the USA to the ineptitude of government to deal with such crises, George W Bush has apparently tested clear of Anthrax, sorry about the postal workers,
sorry about the sarcasm.