Saturday, May 30, 2009

Lord Redesdale and squirrel pie

Paul Parker of the Red Squirrel Protection Partnership (RSPP) is leaving his native Newcastle.

Parker set up the RSPP with the Lib Dem peer Lord Redesdale. They aim to protect and restore the population of red squirrels in the North East by eradicating greys.

According to the BBC:

Now he says demand for greys from top chefs means he needs to expand.

He is working with landowners in the south of England to maintain supplies of squirrels for restaurants.

As ever, Lord Bonkers had the essential of the story right:
Redesdale explains that he hopes to win the contract from Walker’s Crisps to provide their new squirrel flavour. By the sound of it, if successful he could be on to a Very Good Thing.

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