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Re: Kill them!
May 21, 2017, 19:29
nigelswift wrote:
Tories BOW to wealthy antiques dealers and DROP ban on elephant ivory in manifesto

An elephant is killed every 15 minutes. China and USA are banning the trade completely but not shitty Tory Britain.
https://tompride.wordpress.com/2017/05/20/tories-bow-to-wealthy-antiques-dealers-and-drop-ban-on-elephant-ivory-in-manifesto/




Nigel, are you sure about this and not just pouncing on the first thing you can find to have yet another go at Mrs May?

Remember that when the election was announced the 2015 manifesto was still alive and kicking. When the 2017 Tory manifesto was published, they were still in power from the previous election so it concentrated on the Brexit side of things, leaving out on the whole many things already implemented, or about to be as there was no need to change them. The 'ivory thing' was one such implementation as I understand it.

So where exactly has your information come from to justify your claim that they are dropping the ban? I don't mean what you have read on the net or in rag newspapers but in their manifesto? I can't find it myself, but you must have concrete proof as I know you are a stickler for accuracy.

I wasn't going to say anything not wishing to get involved further as I have other things to concentrate on like getting on with my life, but after reading the article you linked to, came across these two comments at the end of it amongst many others that were also quite happy to be offensive to our PM based on what the guy said.

How would you reply to them - are they wrong?

1.Its fake news. Its not in this manifesto because its already implemented. But don’t let the truth get in the way of a good story…
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-ban-on-modern-day-ivory-sales

2. Mr Pride is a trolling, misleading, idiot! Yes idiot, he seems to think Cameron was PM on 21 September 2016 when Andrea Leadsom issued a press release announcing “plans to help bring an end to illegal elephant poaching and ivory trafficking” (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-ban-on-modern-day-ivory-sales). And he thinks that an ommission of a previous written commitment means the “Tories have decided to DROP their previous commitment to introducing a total ban on ivory trade in Britain.” (note his emphasis on “DROP”!) This is not the first time I have seen this man make misleading posts and no doubt he will continue to do so. The colour of his politics is clear … if he was really concerned about the elephants he would not use them as the tool to remark about “wealthy” dealers and make derogatory inferences such as “pal of Theresa May”. Nope, sorry people, he doesn’t care about the elephants, he just want to use them to score political points. Get wise to him, he is playing with your emotions.
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