Was the Bird flu in Suffolk another cover up for a stealth tax

Defra has today
published the final epidemiology report into the outbreak of H5N1 avian
influenza in
Suffolk confirmed in February.  

The report sets
out the findings of the National Emergency Epidemiology Group who have been
investigating the outbreak in close consultation with the European Commission
and the Hungarian Authorities.  

The final report
is a detailed analysis of all possible ways the virus could have arrived in
Suffolk.  No specific proven source has been found.

The report
concludes that the most plausible explanation is that infection was most likely
introduced to
Britain via the importation of turkey meat from Hungary.  Such meat could have originated
from a sub-clinically infected turkey flock in
Hungary which had been infected from a wild bird
source which had also infected the two goose farms in

The investigation
in conjunction with the Hungarian authorities has found no evidence of
undisclosed infection in
Hungary and the possibility of infection going undetected
in turkeys is considered to be a rare event

The full
epidemiological report can be viewed here:
A Lessons Learned report will follow later in the year.


Back in February
when the outbreak occurred, we asked questions
in the way in which Defra had handled the outbreak, in particular why they had
transported carcases across the
UK in the manner that they did.

How would meat
imported from
Hungary and delivered to the processing plant
have got into the flock, which is housed on the other side of the old airfield
on which it is built. 

We also raised
the question of whether this was ‘a
planned event’
, in the same way that questions had been raised about the
foot and mouth outbreak, at that time to reduce the number of working farms and
our economic burden in farm subsidies.

So we ask the
question again. Could the H5N1 outbreak have been a planned event.?

After so much ‘official’
investigation which provides no viable explanation, I begin to wonder whether
it is not just about ways to raise more money (whilst the press only concentrate on how much compensation Bernard Matthews is getting), the government and Defra on many occasions showing
that it does not care how many peoples lives or rural businesses they ruin in
the process, especially as the Defra news release
also includes the following: [emphasis is

Defra is
currently working with industry on proposals for legislation to establish an animal disease levy which would create
an appropriate balance between what the taxpayer and industry are responsible
for in relation to animal health and disease outbreaks.


NuLab –
from the inside out.


About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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