Record numbers of hunt supporters gathered at Boxing Day events across the country in defiance of Labour’s ban on hunting with hounds.

Organisers claimed that hunting was more popular than ever and that more than 300,000 braved the cold to enjoy their favourite pastime.

The Countryside Alliance said that the record turnout proved the two-year ban on the blood sport was irrelevant and called for the law to be changed.

If that many British Muslims turned out to protest interference with their customs, the Blair government would be bending over backward to please them. (Via Brits at Their Best).