Dad’s Army’s take on the badger cull

24 November 2012 | Farmer’s Weekly | Stephen Carr

Paterson: That’s the spirit, Quinney. (Then, “sotto voce” to his sergeant) Watch him, Heath, I think he could replace Kendall as corporal in a year or two.

Kendall:   Permission to speak, sir.

Paterson: (wearily) What is it this time, Kendall?

Kendall:  We don’t like it, sir. Sending us into battle with orders to kill 80% of an unknown quantity of badgers or else face legal action or fines.

Paterson:  (sighs) Oh, very well. Fall out, men. Reassemble next June.

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