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If HMG can avoid having a Public Inquiry for such a disaster, it sets a precedent for any future Government from having to hold a Public Inquiry about any future disasters.

The request for a Public Inquiry is not just about Country Folk and their animals who have been abused and trodden into the ground, it is about something much greater.

HMG says that FMD is the greatest disaster to visit this Country since World War 2. If HMG can avoid having a Public Inquiry for such a disaster, it sets a precedent for any future Government from having to hold a Public Inquiry about any future disasters.

This is the thin end of a wedge - allowing Governments to raise 2 fingers to minorities in this Country.

The Attorney General argued in the High Court that if people disagreed with the Government's decision not to hold a Public Inquiry into FMD, the people have the sanction of the ballot box. Minorities do not control ballot boxes and it has been the tradition in this Country that the Courts protect the the rights of minorities.

Country Folk are an oppressed minority and we are relying on the High Court Judges to resist their employer and rule that there should be a Public Inquiry.
Robert Persey

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