The leader of the Opposition, David Cameron, has been interviewed in Angling Times and has said he supports angling and that the rod licence is likely to be retained. No surprises there. He wasn't asked whether "East Europeans" were responsible for the decline in fish stocks in England's rivers, as Mr Salter has so often informed us they are, more's the pity, I would have been interested to see his response. The boat-owning part-time MP Martin Salter, who does not put in a full day in the House because he feels the need to spend part of it in Reading doing clerical work in his constituency office and photocalls in Reading East, did however put in a welcome and rare appearance in the House, the response to which however was
Does the Minister agree that the hon. Member for Reading, West, should not be playing cheap politics with anglers in this country?
And so say all of us.