Labour's plans to allow a free vote in Parliament on hunting were very well publicised prior to the 1997 election.
Labour went on to win this election by a massive majority.
Michael Foster's Anti-Hunting Bill had a majority in Parliament of 260 votes.
So it seems strange that Mrs Townshend finds the Prime Minister's present statement "astonishing" unless she is unaware of these facts. Many people have been hoping for such a statement for many months.
This pro-hunting lady seems to be using her vast wealth as a bludgeon to attain her own ends, and put pressure on the Government to back down from its anti-hunting stand.
So much for democracy!
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