It occurs to me that perhaps we should take advantage of this surge of popularity to start a further trend with added value.
With some well targeted marketing, it should be simple enough to encourage the public to embrace what is already fashionable, but go further.
The countryside is over populated with rabbits, there is a veritable plague of them. Live ones, grey ones, all of which are very hungry. They litter the grass verges along the roads, swarm across fields of wheat, and barley in particular, which they graze to the ground, doing irreparable damage to the growing crops.
They hop about the garden, digging holes in the lawns, which now resemble a pock marked mine field, and are also happily digging up spring bulbs and rearranging them across the borders.
Despite a number of crack shots who occasionally venture out with lamps at night, and managed to pick off a dozen or more, the numbers just don’t seem to decline. What they need is an incentive to get out more frequently and in greater numbers.
I think now is the time to enlighten the public about the benefits of eating rabbit, and the excellent tasty dishes they can prepare, such as rabbit hotpot, and bunny burgers. This healthy fat free tender meat, should become part of our weekly shop, and by doing so help to rid the countryside from these pesky vandals.
With any luck, a soaring demand for fresh bunnies will incentivize the guns and ferrets, to get out into the fields more frequently, and bag loads of these little perishers and supply local butchers.
Up until recently university students were taught about history, politics and other social sciences amongst other things, not to change it. The growing trend for campaigning to try and erase historical events from the past, is deeply concerning.
Another case of this trend is occurring at Bristol University, where students are demanding that the Wills Memorial Building, named after the university’s first chancellor Henry Overton Wills III, should be renamed. The businessman donated £100,000 in 1908 to help establish the university, and the building was opened in his honour in 1925.
Thousands of students have benefitted from his philanthropic gesture, but because his family’s company benefitted through tobacco imports from slave plantations in the 19th century, campaigners are demanding his memory be ‘purged’ from the campus.
Bristol is awash with history, much of which has connections with businesses which indeed benefitted from trade across the world, being a major port.
It is hardly practical or indeed appropriate for every business, university, livery company, government department and ancient family, which historically had links to what today some may consider to be unacceptable, to be condemned, renamed or erased from the history books, buildings or street names.
Universities should be centres of excellence where students have the opportunity to learn how to successfully succeed in the outside world, and contribute impartially. They have the opportunity to learn to debate, ask questions, research and listen to lectures from a very broad church of academics, businessmen, diplomats and politicians from all walks of life.
Sadly to the cost and detriment of today’s undergraduates, many universities are overrun with left wing, liberal, narrow-minded, opinionated, intolerant academics, who are brainwashing a generation of students into being equally intolerant, petty, and small minded. Many will emerge with their degrees and significant chips on their shoulders?
These are the people who are our future businessmen, academics, politicians, journalists and the rest, who at this rate will have little understanding about democracy and tolerance. The very structure of Great Britain is in peril unless these movements are now stopped in their tracks.