This being Defra, the department incapable of making any snap judgements or quick, radical decisions, it did nothing before eventually going down the route of holding a consultation.

We can do nothing about diseases that are blown here on the wind from the near continent. But we absolutely have to follow other countries’ lead and install far tougher controls at our ports.

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