Councillors have been aware for some time that a vast majority of their constituents are opposed to some blood sports. They have, therefore, put it to the vote and, in my opinion, acted quite correctly. Councillors have a responsibility to administer any land according to the wishes of the majority of the public; it is quite improper for an unelected, out-of-touch judge to interfere with that democratic process.
This case highlights the need for a serious review of how we select our judges.
G. E. RANKIN-MOORE
The writer is a member of Test Valley Borough Council.Reuse content