Monday, May 12, 2014

Roger Helmer and clubbing baby seals

Having advertised this blog as a source of information on the career of Roger Helmer, I had better pass on a link kindly sent to me by a reader.

In 2006 the Lincolnshire blogger Fair Deal Phil reported that Helmer (still a Conservative MEP in those days) had written to a schoolgirl supporting the clubbing of baby seals.

You may dismiss this as a minor point, but seals can come surprisingly far inland. My mother and late stepfather saw them following their boat on the Witham above Boston. And the same reader tells me that they have been seen on the Trent only a couple of miles below the centre of Newark.

Who knows? Seals could emerge as a major issue in the by-election.

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