I did cover this recently in the comments and now the BBC have confirmed it I thought I ought to say a bit more about it.
A few weeks ago the council issued a seemingly innocuous press release saying that they were repealing the bylaw that prevented animals going into the harbour area.
What I didn’t realise at the time was that this seems to have opened the way for live animal imports and exports via Port Ramsgate.
Personally I am not at all keen on the business of transporting animals across Europe to the slaughterhouse.
However whatever your view on the subject, this will inevitably lead to animal rights protesters and although these people are probably not at the front of the queue when it comes to tipping paint over the leather jackets of Hells Angels, I suspect that they will see the small port of Ramsgate with its restricted access, either through the tunnel or along Military Parade as a softer target.
One is inclined to wonder what motivated the council to repeal such a useful bylaw.