A little birdie told me that Sandal John* (That’s John Gormley to you not with it cool kids) got into a heckuva lot of trouble with his FF counterparts about even suggesting banning the Ward Union Hunt. In short and possibly four letter words, good ole Sandal was told you can’t ban the Hunt and withold their licence. So no surprise today that he is allowing the hunt but in a “limited capacity. Yeah right. “limited capacity” or “attached conditions” = total u-turn with facesaving gofasterlikestripe political accessory. Another another Green U-turn. At least we still know who the real bosses are and it seems at the cabinet table John and Eamo are reminded of this, a lot. Though it seems Eamo is even laughing at the FF in-jokes now. Bloody shame that Myers was right though.
I’m sure there’ll be a redefining of what a u-turn is now. They’re redefining everything else. How’s about: “Redirecting of resources to face down rather than run with the existing momentum.”
*Yes, like a Green Minister’s lies, say it and believe it enough and the thing will stick.