Yes – I’m a little quiet, following the investiture


Yes – I’m a little quiet, following the investiture of me as a Knight of the Realm. But this little TV clip turned up. I’m not sure whither it’s from, but it does show the interior palace moment quite nicely. Thanks @fanybary for channelling it to me.

I’m actually amazed at the coverage my knighthood got, globally – I’m hoping it will mean that more people will listen to me when I pitch in against Government handling of the remains of Blood Sports, and the shameful and utterly failed policy of slaughtering around a QUARTER OF A MILLION NATIVE badgers in the tragically mistaken belief that it would eradicate the miserable disease of bovine TB in cattle. This year in the worst-hit TB region in the South-West, farmers saw an INCREASE in herd breakdowns on the previous year – and there are virtually no badgers left – so nobody can cling to the belief that “it was the badgers” any more. Yet still the lunacy goes on.

Perhaps it needs a knight in the shining armour of common sense, to actually bring focus back to the real reasons for the continuing misery of the cattle farmers. And perhaps even to bring compassion and decency to the countryside. Well, I’m ready, in harness.


Here’s the rest of that interview which I now realise was on Channel 5 News.

Thanks Kimberley Barsana for sending it to me. Thanks Channel 5 News and thanks Simon Vigar – here it is – from ‘on the spot’ immediately after my knighting !

Cheers all –