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Barrie last won the day on October 6

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  1. My apologies for that.... and thanks for the info Wideboy.
  2. And fair play to the Countryside Alliance (Ireland) for a very prompt rebutall of the program and its content... BBC Spotlight Hard Hitting or Misleading - Countryside Alliance Ireland COUNTRYSIDEALLIANCEIRELAND.ORG BBC Spotlight brought us the programme “Exposed: Hunting with Dogs” on Tuesday 4th October. From the...
  3. You can watch it on BBC IPlayer at.... BBC One - Spotlight WWW.BBC.CO.UK Hard-hitting investigations on the stories that matter in Northern Ireland. You may need to register and set up an account, but it's very easy to do (just enter your email address and a password) and it's also free. Regards - B
  4. Hi Gypsy.... sorry about my use of abreviations and any confusion it may have caused. The I.W.T.F is the Irish Working Terrier Federation, which covers Ireland (both North and South) were that program was made and there's no F&M over there. Having sat in on a lot of their meetings and being in regular contact, I can say in all honesty that the I.W.T.F committee are a good bunch of committed, hard working and very capable lads. They're all practicing terriermen and do far more than anyone will ever appreciate. J.M.H.O - Barrie
  5. In the 1980s we lost badger digging in the U.K., not because it served no useful purpose, but because of the irresponsible behaviour of a very small and unrepresentative minority of dog owners - I wouldn’t insult myself or others by calling them “terriermen”. Their very public action, callous unthinking and completely unacceptable behaviour, created a public perception of terrier work which made it almost impossible to defend. Northern Ireland has only recently fended off hostile legislation which sought to ban terrier work and in the main this was due to the efforts of the I.W.T.F. T
  6. Hi Moorman Sorry my inbox was full, but I've cleared it out now.
  7. I know what I was…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwjEXvkUlzE&t=3865s
  8. I know what I was…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwjEXvkUlzE&t=3865s
  9. Amen to that.... R.I.P. old friend
  10. Hi General Yes I’m afraid it’s all over the place, everywhere from Hansard to the Antis Hate List, that's why I never bother trying to hide it, there's no point. But it’s an evil necessity rather than a personal preference and something you have to live with. Unfortunately you can’t get away with standing up in Court, writing to Politicians and Ministers, and putting in Government Submissions etc. as a “Mr X Who Lives Over the Hill” and still maintain any sort of professional credibility. As for the other matters, as you say, best put to bed, I wish you and yours all the very be
  11. Stop End Thank you for your more than generous comments, which I know are very genuine and sincere. But as far as I’m concerned you don’t owe me any apologies, not for anything at all. Y.I.S. - Barrie
  12. Chesney…. In all honesty I haven’t a clue. I’m still struggling to get my head around why the NWTF was even included in what is clearly a personal issue in N.I., or why my name appears in the original post, and it’s the only reason I’ve bothered to respond What I do know is that petty divisions…., and yes I do believe it’s petty in comparison to the overall scheme of things….., only serves to aid one group and that’s definitely not those who would wish to see terrier work continue. And I'm sure that's no one's intention at all. J.M.H.O. - Barrie
  13. I’m not twisting your words, but I will quote them if I may…. “an organisation like the nwtf or the iwtf should be welcoming and glad that like minded folk want to join. Not have some halfwit telling them what you should do what you can’t etc.” Quite where the NWTF fits into any of this I really don’t know. But “should be” infers that the NWTF (which you’ve no real knowledge of) and the IWTF (which you don’t seem to have any time for) are in some way lacking, just because you have an axe to grind with one particular person. What I do know first-hand is just how much effort and planni
  14. I'm sorry General, but I'd much rather not get drawn into these sort of things for the reasons I've already outlined above and why on earth you felt it neccessary to include my name in your original post is way beyond me. But now your bitterness seems to have overtaken any form of logic and instead you're choosing to castigate two entire organisations (both the NWTF and IWTF, regardless of what they've achieved, or how little you know of how the NWTF operates) simply because of your own animosity towards one individual.... I'm sorry, but no matter what sort of slant you try to put on it,
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