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Families of victims killed by the human form of BSE are canada goose coat – victoria demanding personal apologies from former Tory Ministers and senior civil servants, who will be blamed tomorrow for the epidemic of mad cow disease that has so far killed more than 70 people. They want those singled out to be ‘punished’, possibly by buy canada goose jacket london canada goose coat 1000 bulbs led being stripped of their state pensions.
Frances Hall, secretary of the Human BSE Foundation, whose son Peter died from variant CJD in 1996, said: ‘After all this time and all we have been through, nobody has yet had the decency to say sorry, we made a mistake. That is more important than any compensation.’
David Churchill, buy canada goose jacket in canada whose 19-year-old son Stephen died in 1995, said: ‘They will be sitting down with their complete families around the table at Christmas with their big fat pensions… They should be stopped. It may seem vengeful like it, but when some of your family have died through no fault of theirs, what else can you expect?’
Tomorrow Lord Phillips will hand his 16-volume report on the BSE crisis, which took two years to compile, to Agriculture Minister Nick Brown. It will reveal a viper’s nest of Whitehall disputes, buck-passing, vested interests and complacency at the Agriculture Ministry and the Department of Health that best canada goose jacket for skiing prevented action to canada goose coat – kensington stop the epidemic from spreading.
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Other former Tory Ministers in the firing line include former Agriculture Ministers John MacGregor and Douglas best canada goose jacket womens Hogg. The former initially opposed government funding for BSE cattle slaughter, delaying action against the disease. Hogg was in charge when the link between BSE and variant CJD was found.
However, the most serious criticism is expected to be of civil servants and ‘institutional failures’.
Former Chief Veterinary Officer Keith Meldrum is likely to come under attack for putting the meat industry before consumers.
Sir Richard Packer, former permanent secretary at the Agriculture Ministry, will be criticised for failing to ensure abattoirs were not flouting the rules designed to remove BSE-infected beef from the food chain. He retired with a payoff of A?430,000.