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Thread #51709   Message #789105
Posted By: John MacKenzie
22-Sep-02 - 03:12 PM
Thread Name: BS: (UK Only) Anyone going to today's march?
Subject: RE: BS: 9UK Only) Anyone going to todays march?
Kevin, you seem to place a great deal of importance on figures, and particularly the one about the majority of country dwellers being in favour of a ban. If this is a true reflection of the facts, I would like to add one more figure to the equation, and that is. Of the people classed as rural for the purposes of the poll, how many are country people born and bred, and how many are incomers parachuted into a rural area they don't try to understand. These are the people who take farmers to court for making a mess on the road, and set the law on smallhoders, because their cock crows too early in the morning. While I don't dispute the figures you quote, I would challenge their validity, on these grounds.