You can’t have failed to have noticed recently that the Tories really love the animals.
Theresa May has been posing for photos with random dogs, Michael Gove is upset about puppy smuggling and almost every Tory MP has been ‘spontaneously’ tweeting about Blue Planet II.
The latest manifestation of their new found enthusiasm for the natural world came yesterday when May and Gove went for a spot of bird watching with school children:
Theresa May is bird watching, repeat, Theresa May is bird watching. pic.twitter.com/KpZgDZVZcx
— Elliot Wagland (@elliotwagland) January 11, 2018
Afterwards, the PM said she’d been doing her bit by putting up a bird box in her garden.
But she would make a more positive impact on Britain’s bird life by having a word with Tory MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown – the treasurer of the party’s 1922 Committee to whom she gave a knighthood in the New Year’s Honours in order to shore-up her position.
Scrapbook’s spotted that the latest edition of the register of MPs’ interests shows Clifton-Brown has been on a shooting jolly with bloodsports lobbyists:
He and three other members of the 1922 Committee have previously been on shooting trips and Tory MP Jonathan Djanogly is also the chairman of the British Shooting Sports Council.
But the MP’s latest deadly day out came just three days after Gove reheated the Tories’ hug a husky ruse by promising to enshrine in to law the principle that “animals are sentient beings who feel pain and suffering.”
The Tories really do love the animals. Love them to death…