SIR – Luke Gregg (Letters March 5) offered a very muddled interpretation of everything about hunting.

Mr Gregg, with no idea of the Hunting Act (2004), didn’t even know it came into force on February 18, 2005.

This failed legislation has been heavily criticised by the judiciary, the Labour Government’s own inquiry into the running of Parliament and many Labour MPs who amazingly drafted the Act.

The motives behind his correspondence became clear when Mr Gregg mentioned the “upper class”. A recent anti-hunting letter from Labour councillor Alan Amos included the term “county set snobs”. While the rest of us are living in the 21st century, Luke Gregg and Councillor Amos seem stuck in a Edwardian forelock-tugging time warp. Luke Gregg finished his letter with the standard “blood lust” remark. Sticking firmly to the anti-hunting formula of phony phrases plus prejudice make perfect propaganda.

Jon Burgess