Bovine TB is a hugely complex disease. But the key points about it are quite simple - it's an infectious disease; it's endemic in some areas of the country; it's posing a huge threat to our beef and dairy farmers; and while cattle are slaughtered to stop its spread nothing is being done to control it in wildlife. You'll hear opponents of the cull repeatedly state as fact that there is no scientific basis for a cull and leading scientists don't support the policy. This simply isn't true.
Newly promoted Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey has got a lot on his plate as he takes over responsibilities and begins the roll out for his "Green Deal" in which he will tell businesses to "get serious about saving energy".