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Black Spider letters show Prince wanted badger cull to include Nicholas Witchell

Among the newly published correspondence between the Prince of Wales and Tony Blair is a letter from September 2005 when the Prince asked Blair to ‘introduce a badger cull to combat the spread of bovine TB and while you are at it can you include that sycophantic ginger pest at the BBC (you know who I mean)’.

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Posted: May 14th, 2015
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Badgers now thought to be ‘virtually immortal’

run, run for your livesThe news might also be good news for the MOD, which is already thought to be drawing up plans to train badgers to fight the Taliban.

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Posted: Dec 28th, 2014
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Persistent cold callers and chuggers face new ‘badgerer cull’

Cute, furry creatures 'don't stand a chance'Following last year’s unsuccessful culling campaign, the Government has today announced plans for a second attempt at reducing the ‘badgerer’ population. Up to 70% of badgerers who spend their days harassing the public on the street or on the phone in attempts to extract money from them are to be culled in 2014, in an operation designed to put an end to the unpopular practice.

Last year’s attempt at culling badgerers was considered by critics to be ‘ineffective’. The Government targets for the number of personal injury compensation badgerers to be dealt with in 2013 were not met, leading to the proliferation of a new generation of ‘PPI compensation badgerers’ this year. Environment Minister Liz Truss is keen to set new targets, although she insists the aims of the badgerer cull have not changed, saying: ‘The badgerers have not moved the goalposts.’

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Posted: Sep 10th, 2014
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Princess Anne advocates ‘talking badgers to death’

There was outrage today as animal welfare groups reacted to clarification from the Palace that Princess Anne had meant that ‘one should simply talk these animals to death’, rather than use poison gas.

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Posted: Apr 5th, 2014
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Badger named as England goalie for crucial Montenegro clash

hopes to live to see the day when he can play for NewcastleEngland goalkeeper Joe Hart was considering his future today after being left out of the squad to face Montenegro in England’s vital world cup qualifier, and being replaced by a badger.

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Posted: Oct 10th, 2013
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