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Foot and Mouth UK 2001. No apology from the ignoble. Honours awarded.

David King (now Sir David King) continues to say, in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, that that it was right not to vaccinate.

Jim Scudamore, Chief Vet at the time, chose to ignore the anguish among the decent body of the RCVS rather than offend the government - and the professional standing of vets has plummeted. He haas not been censured nor publically criticised.

The then NFU leader Ben Gill, incoherent when challenged, is now Sir Ben.

As for the Imperial College team whose flawed model led to the contiguous cull policy, professor Roy Anderson has risen ever upwards as a political advisor.