<body><script type="text/javascript"> function setAttributeOnload(object, attribute, val) { if(window.addEventListener) { window.addEventListener('load', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }, false); } else { window.attachEvent('onload', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }); } } </script> <div id="navbar-iframe-container"></div> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> gapi.load("gapi.iframes:gapi.iframes.style.bubble", function() { if (gapi.iframes && gapi.iframes.getContext) { gapi.iframes.getContext().openChild({ url: 'https://www.blogger.com/navbar.g?targetBlogID\x3d14058325\x26blogName\x3dChiswickite++-+formerly+The+Croydonian\x26publishMode\x3dPUBLISH_MODE_BLOGSPOT\x26navbarType\x3dBLUE\x26layoutType\x3dCLASSIC\x26searchRoot\x3dhttp://croydonian.blogspot.com/search\x26blogLocale\x3den_GB\x26v\x3d2\x26homepageUrl\x3dhttp://croydonian.blogspot.com/\x26vt\x3d2605630255414466250', where: document.getElementById("navbar-iframe-container"), id: "navbar-iframe" }); } }); </script>

Alec Salmond - no Volestrangler he.

The member for Banff & Buchan is not renowned for spending time in Westminster, but in a written question, he had voles (rather than Georgia) on his mind:

"To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether any prosecutions have taken place for offences related to the protection of vole habitats under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 since 1998".

I am favourably disposed towards voles, in as far as it goes, so it is with a measure of dismay that I have to report that there were 25 prosecutions of the sort detailed above between 1998 and 2005, but 22 in 2006.

Does this indicate that vole bothering has reached epidemic proportions, or more likely that there is a new vole sheriff in, erm, country and he or she is rounding up the outlaws?

Meanwhile, "Feather-footed through the plashy fen passes the questing vole"....

Labels: ,

« Home | Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »

Blogger Bretwalda Edwin-Higham said... 5:03 pm

Con-vole-uted story here.  



Blogger hatfield girl said... 8:59 pm

I am favourably disposed towards voles,

Up to a point..  



Blogger Croydonian said... 1:03 pm

...Lord Cooper.  



Blogger Novlangue said... 12:09 pm

The voles are innocent!

- Rob Roy McGregor  



» Post a Comment