Fox hunting

Why the Tories have to talk about fox hunting

19 November 2019 9:56

At what point did the Conservatives’ 2017 campaign start to go off the rails? A lot of Conservative MPs point…

Theresa May caught between a fox and a hard place over hunting vote

26 December 2017 23:04

Although the Boxing Day hunt is one of the biggest events of the year for the hunting community, it’s safe to…

How the hunting community could boost Theresa May’s campaign

9 May 2017 17:23

Out on the campaign trail in Leeds today, Theresa May stated that she supports fox hunting. ‘As it happens personally…

The SNP don’t care about foxes. It was all a pack of lies

24 November 2015 18:19

So, it turns out that the SNP weren’t that bothered about the plight of foxes after all. Back in July,…

What next for the pro-hunting lobby?

14 July 2015 13:05

Supporters of relaxing the hunting ban are relieved that the government has pulled tomorrow’s vote after it became clear that…

Tomorrow’s vote on the hunting ban has been pulled

14 July 2015 10:42

The government has confirmed that it is pulling tomorrow’s vote on the relaxation of the hunting ban. A Downing Street…

Tally No: the SNP abandons its principles to tweak the Tories

13 July 2015 21:42

In 2008 Alex Salmond told Total Politics that: ‘As you know, by choice, SNP MPs have abstained from every vote on…

Podcast: Fox hunting, the Budget and Harper Lee

9 July 2015 8:53

The hunting ban could be gone soon – but the hypocrisy will linger on, says Melissa Kite in this week’s…

Revealed: David Cameron’s plan to bring back hunting

7 July 2015 20:37

When Bill Clinton was asked if he had ever smoked marijuana he uttered the infamous cop-out that he had smoked…

Laurence Fox: I don’t like foxes

3 July 2015 13:51

Last night Brian May claimed that foxes are not vermin when he appeared on This Week to criticise government plans…

Andrew Marr and the BBC misquoted David Cameron – but how did they get it so wrong?

21 April 2015 10:41

After yesterday’s piece, in which I called out Andrew Marr for attributing an entirely incorrect quote to the PM on his…

Hunting may be banned, but the fight still goes on

18 February 2015 17:18

Ten years ago today, Tony Blair’s ban on hunting with dogs came into force. Rural communities had marched, Otis Ferry…

If this is a debate about animal welfare, we must repeal the Hunting Act and start again

18 February 2015 12:48

Today marks ten years of a ban on hunting a wild mammal with hounds in England and Wales, except under…

Why Labour needs to step back from the hunting debate and look at the facts

12 January 2015 17:20

The public can always tell an election is near when the photo opportunities start to increase. Just such an occasion…

Why the Hunting Act is still dividing opinions ten years on

18 November 2014 15:06

Most weeks there is a demonstration of some sort in Parliament Square. I can hear the noise from my office…

Why all the fuss about hunting? After all, it’s not a vote-loser

23 April 2014 10:23

The last couple of months have seen a huge amount of to-and-froing over the hunting ban from David Cameron. After…

PMQs: Cameron won’t commit to travel restrictions on the Russian elite

5 March 2014 13:33

Six questions from Ed Miliband on Ukraine resulted in a calmer, more discursive PMQs than normal. Though I suspect that…

Let them eat whale

30 January 2014 11:28

If the Faroe Islanders want to eat whale, let them. So says Tim Ecott in today’s Spectator. He argues that…

The hunting debate returns – and with it, the chance to strengthen the rural vote

14 October 2013 12:24

So hunting returns to the front page of the Telegraph, just like old times. But today provides an intriguing variation…

The RSPCA’s private prosecutions, and the cost to the public purse

29 December 2012 13:18

In this week’s Spectator, Melissa Kite spends the day with the Heythrop Hunt – David Cameron’s local hunt, and a hunt that…