The british prime minister, the conservative Theresa May, confirmed on Sunday that he has abandoned plans to allow members to vote on the possibility of a repeal of the law banning fox hunting in England and Wales.
The Conservative Party had promised that it would give mps the opportunity to vote for repeal called the Law of Hunting, which prevents the use of dogs for the hunting of the fox, introduced by labour in 2004.
However, May said yesterday to the BBC that there was a “clear message” of the population against the repeal of that law, which in its day caused a great controversy between the supporters of the prohibition and the people of the countryside, is fond of this practice.
After losing the absolute majority in the polls ahead of last June, May decided not to give mps the chance to vote on this law until 2019, but has confirmed that there will be no such vote during the current Parliament -until 2022, when there will be new general elections in britain.
“As first minister, it is my job not only involves doing what I think, but rather to see what is the opinion of the country. I think there was a clear message about this and that’s why I say that there will not be a vote on fox hunting during this Parliament,” said May.
This law applies to England and Wales, since Scotland has its own legislation on the prohibition of the hunting of the fox, while the northern irish do not prohibit this custom.