Letter: Countryside for all

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The Independent Culture
Sir: I am becoming more and more angry each time I hear of another Countryside Alliance protest ("Thousands march against abolition of fox- hunting", 1 November).

Who do these people think they are? They say they are having a bad time. Hasn't every industry at one stage or another? What about the near total loss of the mining industry?

The countryside is for everybody, not just those few who live in it. The vast majority of people live and work in towns and have huge respect for rural areas. What is really destroying the countryside and making it practically no-go area is the landowners and huge farms.

It's time the Countryside Alliance came out of the closet and revealed its real self, a right wing pressure group still bitter at having a Labour government.

MICHAEL BURGESS

London SE23

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