Who ordered the 3km/Firebreak
In answer to the lady who this morning found it
impossible to believe that the Minister who ordered this savage, unscientific
and bullying cull cannot be traced, I can only conclude, again, that this reeks
of undeniable cowardice!
Of course the perpetrator of this heinous act is known!
Did Scudamore come to Cumbria to beg farmers to cooperate without being ordered?
It is absolutely inconceivable!
No, the person responsible is known, but is too cowardly
to admit their folly!
The cull WAS illegal and therefore one can only draw the
conclusion that those responsible must be made accountable! That, ladies and
gentleman is the reason we are presented with this deafening silence!
I do wonder how the world would react when the UK
imprisons one of its senior ministers or civil servants! Or indeed the reaction
if its Prime Minister was imprisoned! The words (I will take personal
control of FMD.) may well haunt Prime Minister Blair for many years to
Do not forget chubby chappy Elliott Morley:-
the present time, we do not have powers for a fire break cull. There was the
three kilometre cull in Cumbria but that was a voluntary cull and people were
invited to participate in that."
Don`t forget the MEMO, addressed to Morley and sent by head of FMD,
Mr Roy Hathaway, Page St. :-
Subsequent investigations have shown that the term “voluntary” was widely
used in Cumbria to describe the 3km cull and appeared on official documents,
including the valuation forms used by the firm (Penrith Farmers’ and Kidd’s plc
– PFK) contracted by DEFRA locally to administer the slaughter policy. Representatives of that firm have
confirmed to us that they believed the cull was voluntary and that
farmers were therefore not entitled to dispute their valuations; and that they
specifically told Bindloss that he had no right to dispute his valuation. This is incorrect; under the 1981 Act
and subordinate legislation, farmers have 14 days to appeal against
This was Morleys reply to Mr David Maclean in February this
'Some owners of
animals subject to the 3km Cumbrian cull on grounds of FMD may have been
informed that there animals were culled on a voluntary basis ... they may ,also
have been informed that they had no right to dispute the valuation of their
animals ... the Department considers that all such culls, carried out under the
supervision of its officials, were in fact compulsory and that in all such cases
there was a right to dispute their valuation within 14 days.'
Come, come Mr Morley! Naughty,
Dr Anderson has conveniently missed some major points! An independent
open inquiry will "bear down" on these criminals. Perjury is indeed a serious