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Green councillors propose meat ban at Hackney Town Hall

Ed West has spotted the following story from the Hackney Gazette. Hackney Green councillors are demanding that only vegan food be available at Hackney Town Hall.

It says:

Cllr Matthew Coggins, the leader of the council’s Conservative group, rubbished the proposal by Cllr Mischa Borris, calling it “preposterous”, and questioned the logic behind it. “I was not at the
meeting, but I would have voted against the proposal,” he said.

“I think people should be able to be free to eat what they want. It’s a preposterous suggestion.” Cllr Borris proposed that the council should provide only animal-free food at meetings and other events as part of its pledge to the 10:10 campaign. The suggestion was voted out. The 10:10 initiative aims to cut carbon emissions by 10 per cent by the end of 2010.

What an insight it gives to the mentality of the Green Party and their contempt for personal choice. The proposal doesn't extend to banning meat from being served in the borough's schools but I don't want to start giving them ideas.


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