Oxford Union Debate votes big is best

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As ever the Oxford Union Debate at the Oxford Farming Conference was going to merit a full house and, from the moment that Amelia Hamer, Somerville College, President of the Oxford Union, was ushered into the Chamber by her two bow-tied, tail-coated acolytes, a sense of drama was on the cards. Dick Playfair was there…

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Silence in the studio …

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When your client in demand is up to their oxters in the finest Hebridean water in pursuit of the king of fish there’s no way he is going to be interrupted for an interview, not even for the BBC! That’s why, on this occasion, it fell on me to talk about venison and deer farming when BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today came knocking. Forgive the Floydian slip …

This is me interviewed by Anna Hill on the subject of why Scotland needs more deer farms – and no, it wasn’t done live at 5.45am. Thank you for asking.