There are solid arguments against field sports, some of which are very persuasive (although, just to be honest from the start - something the authors of this pamphlet are not - I'm not persuaded by them). This pamphlet fails to deploy any of them with much effect. If one were to recall John Prescott's quote about a Countryside Alliance demo at Labour conference a few years ago - "did you see their distorted faces?" (a comment which, had it been directed at just about any other group in society, would have led to a visit from Inspector Knacker), you've pretty much got this disappointing and juvenile publication in a nutshell. Take every prejudice and ill-informed, knee-jerk assumption you can envisage and compress them into something that might have been run off on a hand printer at university and here you are. The really sad thing is that this publication just reinforces the view that today's Labour Party (which, let us remember, started life in the fields of Dorset not the factories of the Midlands) has simply written off the countryside as a place where there are not enough votes to be mined, choosing instead to create a division between town and country which has never really existed before for nothing but political gain. The gleeful posts on the web of late, thrilled by "Rolls Royce-driving farmers'" distress over the outbreak of Foot and Mouth, are depressing, alarming, and wholly in keeping with this rubbish. The fact that they couldn't even be bothered to get the page count into three figures tells you all you need to know.