Says it better than I could
The England Project has put two posts out on stuff I was going to comment on - and done it better than I could - so :
DerekWyattMP@barking.mad - as he says you couldn't make it up.
and The Hunt:
"They are a serious bunch of people who are, effectively, fed up to the hind teeth with the government and anti-hunt types trying to stomp on them. ..
It is still not clear whether the government will press ahead with the abolition of hunting in England and Wales (the ban has already passed into law in Scotland). But, if they do, and these people are good to their pledge, then they are quite capable of making life very difficult indeed for the authorities. In effect, a low-level civil war will be waged in the English countryside."