Do we have the right
to keep a monkey ?
PC days when the government seems ever more eager to appease the do-gooders,
we see the steady erosion of basic freedoms such as hunting and the right
to keep a monkey in a domestic residence.
With the recent ban on hunting with dogs, the impending legislation forcing
farmers to vaccinate their livestock and the controversial arrest of Thomas
Harris for the alleged crime of having a monkey in a two bedroomed flat,
we note the iron hand of interference .
chooses to ignore the very real concerns of those both of the left and
the right about centralised powers being devolved to the quangos, they
must face this stark truth: to mix dogma with a pragmatic approach would
leave us in a state of progma.
For the Blairite yes-men,
this would be seen as a return to the old days. For those with longer
memories, perhaps a return to some long distant notion of nationhood past.
Meantime, you still can't keep a monkey in your house.
We say these intrusions are not only affecting the wider whole but also
the silent majority. This is no longer a simple matter of townies aganst
countryies - the debate must now include the universal acknowledgement
of the primate inside all.