THE pressure group Farmers For Action, whose members face legal action from Asda over blockades at its retail depots, is demanding to know how the supermarket company could have hand-delivered letters to the homes of more than 50 of its co-ordinators and activists without breaching the Data Protection Act.
The letters, threatening to bring injunctions and claims for damages if the blockades continue, come as dairy farmers say milk prices in the industry have hit an all time low. "We only get 17p per litre, yet it sells in the supermarkets for 50p," said John Cummings, a Stranraer dairy farmer and a member of Farmers For Action (FFA).
"We won't be bullied because we are threatened by a giant bully. We want to warn Asda that we won't go away, we can't afford not to fight.
The countryside is revolting in many ways. And the guess is that ASDA got the names and addresses from number plates via the Police which is very very naughty.
The police won't even give me the name and address of the owner of a car that crashes through a fence and is left upside down in my field. Of course if the owner doesn't claim it I'm liable for the costs of removing it, but if I move it and damage it then the owner could sue me. Thank goodness the wind seems to pick them up and drop them back onto the roadside where the council have to deal with them.