Is Foot and Mouth a government conspiracy? : LUSENET : U.K. Smallholders : One Thread

Who thinks Foot and Mouth is a government conspiracy? I'm not sure myself, but there's more than a few grey suits in London clapping their hands at what they see as a way of ridding themselves of the last subsidised industry in the UK. Maggie got shot of the miners - that conspiracy is not even argued against now, the shipyards are gone, the wagon works, British Steel went down the river and now it's just the farmers left.

I think it's pay back time from when farmers and hauliers practically brought the country to its knees over fuel prices.

Anyway, that's my take on it. Prove me wrong!


-- Eric J Methven (, April 08, 2001


Hello all,

This story seems to substantiate the UK governments part in it, at least to some degree. I found the link on the Drudge Report ( They are constantly covering the H and M situation in the UK. We here in the United States are very concerned that it will come to us too, and I feel almost certain that it will. Note that at the bottom of the story listed below, there is a link to another story that hints at a prevention method using a product called Airwave I believe. I'm not familiar with it. Good day.

Ava Green bin/newswire.cgi/skynews/uk/story/2001/4/c--2001-4-8-1n29.html

-- Green (, April 09, 2001.

Unless it is a case of black ops (ie someone else is trying to pin the blame on them), animal rights activists may be involved:

The other story I have seen suggests a biological warfare scenario, possibly from Iraq.

-- seraphima (, April 11, 2001.

Bin Laden,

that's what I think.

-- bob (, September 28, 2001.

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