Letter: Traditions of the hunt

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Sir: Meredith Stranges comes to Britain to hunt and bask in our historic splendour, reprimanding the British for failing to preserve our traditions, good or bad. I have no strong opinion of fox hunting and would consider myself a casual supporter of the right to hunt. I am however a strong opponent of patronising foreigners telling us to preserve our country in amber so that they can appreciate our quaint customs and depth of history.

Britain is a vibrant modern nation, and it is that modern Britain, alongside the ancient, that inspires my patriotism.