As the trial badger cull didn’t achieve it’s 70% mark, despite the Environment Secretary Owen Paterson extending the cull, the marksmen hadn’t killed enough. Rather than take scientific advice, it is rumoured that Paterson is simply hell bent on killing badgers and is now considering nuclear weapons as a more efficient alternative solution.

Other Tories have balked at the idea that the fall-out may affect their Cotswold holiday homes that they prefer the minister to make a U-Turn on the cull and simply move all the badgers up north.  This would appease the campaigners, and push the problem into an area that the Tories don’t give a fuck about.