Really miffed today. David Cameron visited the Royal Welsh Show, and I wasn't told about the visit until it was too late to change my plans. I really could have done with one or two action shots, which could have been so useful in my election campaign. I'd arranged deliveries to Cil Farm, in preparation for the coming weekend's wedding festivities. No option, but really really annoying just the same.
BBC are reporting that David backed Elin Jones' decision to establish a large scale cull of badgers in a Bovine Tb hot spot. I'm pleased that he did that. In my opinion Elin took a difficult and brave decision, which will have already caused her much angst. She showed herself to be twice the man that Hilary Benn is at Defra, who chickened out of taking the same decision in England. In fact, things have worked out rather well. I accept that the science concerning the best way to tackle the Bovine Tb issue isn't certain, but the destruction being visited on our dairy farms warrants at least a pilot scheme to see if a badger cull helps. And since the science isn't certain, it could be argued that just one pilot is enough. Wales leads the way.
I was interested to see a few MPs recently being given some publicity for saying that Elin Jones should back down from her proposal. The only thing that surprised me was that the number of MPs making the demand was so small. And no surprise that Alun Michael seemed to be the leader of this group of MPs either, since he shares a constituency with Lorraine Barrett, the Assembly Member most opposed to a badger cull. Its also clear that Alun still doesn't seem to have got to grips with what devolution means.