Letter: Worse than toffs

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THE DIRTY tricks plan to rig opinion polls is typical of those who support the discredited bloodsport of hunting ("Pro-hunting lobby in ploy to fix polls", July 11).

William Hague even stoops to insults by claiming that Tony Blair's proposal to take positive action on this issue is a sop to the far left of the Labour Party. Hardly a fair description of the 70 per cent of the electorate who wish to see hunting outlawed, not to mention his own shadow Home Secretary, Ann Widdecombe. He would make communists of us all.

Baroness Mallalieu dismisses hunt opponents as being motivated by class. She is quite wrong: we do not see the hunting fraternity as toffs - we see them as barbarians.


Worthing, West Sussex