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The way home meant driving through the Brecon Beacons, which I must say seemed quite appropriate. What a beautiful area, what a shame such needless savagery was allowed to take place on it.

Just got back from Cardiff,where Janet Hughes took her Appeal to the Civil Justice Court for permission to seek a judicial review.

No great surprise to hear that the request was turned down. Janet did exceedingly well and I must say was very impressive and has all the evidence needed to prove her case.

The case should have been between Janet & the Judge but surprise,surprise,without being called Defra and the Welsh Assembly were there, The Judge was fairly derogatory to start with but Janet kept hitting him with hard facts and by the end I think his mood changed and his summing up took ages partly because the fire alarm went off and we were all made to leave the Court and secondly because he stuttered so much,which he hadn;t done anywhere else in the proceedings (one hopes he was wrestling with his conscience...ha! ha!)

In summing up he said that the Animal health Act gave the Minister the powers to take the action needed.

It was interesting to note that one of those people in attendance in support of Janet was from the Council of the Welsh Highland Shepherds - he was in support because he believes quite strongly that were it not for Janet's actions Defra would have continued through the Beacons and up into North Wales.

There were two TV crews and two newspapers there. Also,were Pat from Forest of Dean,Val, myself & Astrid Goddard.

The way home meant driving through the Brecon Beacons, which I must say seemed quite appropriate. What a beautiful area, what a shame such needless savagery was allowed to take place on it.

Sue

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