"If Kerry McCarthy, the patron of the Vegan Society and League Against Cruel Sports vice-president, can be shadow Environment spokesman why can’t Neil Parish, a farmer and MP for Tiverton and Honiton, be Defra Secretary?” Mr Foster asked.
Yes it is a class and ethics war at the grassroots.
McCarthy was appointed shadow Environment spokesperson last week and the Countryside Alliance was quick to cry foul.
But as shadow minister McCarthy does not have the same clout as a Tory government environment boss.
Does it pain Mr Foster so much to know that a person with animal well-being at heart is in a key shadow cabinet role that may help ease animal suffering?
The Tories failed soon after the May election to 'relax' the hunting ban in England. In true coward style they opted to pull the plug on a Common's vote when they knew they would be defeated.
Instead they put a return to the hunting days of old on the back-burner to re-heat at a later date.
That means at least for now that the Tories have failed to fulfil an election promise to the hunting fraternity.
But the Countryside Alliance will continue to push for its perceived just rewards for helping the Tories to election success in May 2015; the Tories will do what they can to oblige.
Immediately post May 7, 2015, the knives were out. Tory priorities in the days following their election win said it all; overturning the hunting ban, slashing welfare budgets, doing nothing to ease the homeless crisis in the UK, easing inheritance and corporation tax to help the few and dividing the country further between old and young, north and south, countryside and city.
The right-wing has made a good living out of divide and conquer and that has not changed.
At least you all know it is about paying the piper and nothing about the good of all, the country or its wildlife.
Western Morning Star