DAY 245: BADGERS GET A SAY IN PARLIAMENT AND I GET A CHANCE TO MEET A FASCIST
MY BUCKET LIST
Disrupt anti-gay’s whilst wearing badger costume – DONE
Disrupt fascists whilst wearing badger costume – TOMORROW
Cure aids (whilst wearing badger costume)…. SOMETIME
The news just broke a few minutes ago that the government have accepted an opposition debate about the badger cull in the house of commons.
That might sound terribly boring. BUT…with my new political nouse I actually know – and care about – what this means.
So…if you are British and reading this then write to your local MP urging them to vote against the cull or else you won’t support them. Paper does a better job than email I’m told. And hell, even if you are not British why don’t you write to your local MP too. I’m sure they’ll be confused.
It means that MP’s who oppose the cull will have a chance to say ‘no’…. and, if there is a majority vote against the cull, this will make it that much harder for the government to go ahead.
They still could go ahead but they’ll look like total idiots if they did. Not that this has stopped them before.
But it also means that it’s a chance for brave MP’s on the Conservative side who oppose the cull to stand up for what they believe in. Many of us assume, myself included, that if you see a politician wearing a waxed jacket and boots he’s likely Tory and is pro hunting. But its not as simple as that. Many have sense.
Word has it that I’ll be wearing one of Brian May’s spare badger costume tomorrow. Can’t wait to get back into my true character. Brian May, the guitarist of Queen, who has heroic hair is equally heroic in his campaign for badgers’ rights. He has been at the forefront of a reasoned campaign against an unreasonable cull. Check out his work for Team Badger.
I’ve also found out that the BNP (british national party) will be marching through London at the same time. This means I’ll have a chance to disrupt fascists in a badger costume. My life’s ambitions are being ticked off, one by one.
See you tomorrow at the anti-cull march. 12pm at Millbank, near the Tate Britain, central London. More information here