Isabel Hardman Isabel Hardman

Why the Tories are stirring up a row on hunting

Why on earth are the Tories using the quiet news period between Christmas and New Year to talk about fox hunting? It’s a question many Conservative MPs are asking, worrying that it will only make their party look more posh and out-of-touch to most voters. Other than that Boxing Day is good day to place a story about hunting (check out Camilla’s festive mount in the Telegraph today), placing the story at all seems like an odd idea.

Even Labour are quite chuffed with the story, as it’s not exactly an offensive against...

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