The wrath of the baitfish

Mr Eugenides, Matt Sinclair and, I'm sure, others are talking about the Scottish Executive's decision to ban live fish as bait. My reaction to this is much the same as my reaction to the extended debate on hunting, as this extract from Hansard shows:
Mr Politician (Townshire West): Mr Speaker, what did we do today? Did we clothe the naked, feed the hungry or house the homeless? No, Mr Speaker, we stopped people putting little fish on hooks to catch bigger fish.
Whether it's right or wrong, there are (if you will pardon the pun) bigger fish to fry. It's a waste of legislative time and (rightly) leads to people telling those who proposed this to shut up.



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