So the SNP are to vote against the relaxation of the hunting ban in England. Their Westminster leader has sought to justify this intervention in English affairs:
Angus Robertson, the SNP leader in Westminster, said it was “right and proper” to assert the Scottish interest on foxhunting given that there are moves in Holyrood to toughen up Scotland’s law on the issue.
“We totally oppose foxhunting and, when there are moves in the Scottish parliament to review whether the existing Scottish ban is strong enough, it is in the Scottish interest to maintain the existing ban in England and Wales for Holyrood to consider,” he said.Not terribly convincing, given the SNP's previous adherence to a policy of non-intervention in matters English. They have complained often enough about the imposition of English MPs in Scottish affairs.
Not that I think hunting foxes with dogs is anything other than disgusting.