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Election '15

Shooting the Shit with the Countryside Alliance

The Countryside Alliance is a group of quite posh people who love guns, dogs, and killing things with guns that dogs can fetch. We hung out with them to get their thoughts on Election '15.

by Gav Haynes
May 6 2015, 3:50pm

This article originally appeared on VICE UK.

The countryside: It's big and it's green. It's the kind of place where you can go to work on a horse. It's the kind of place where you can end up with your whole arm up the back of a cow. And it's the kind of place where you can have your voice roundly ignored by the ruling party of the day—especially if that ruling party is Labour.

In the run-up to the UK Election '15, VICE decided to listen to the de facto voice of the UK's bucolic wilderness: The Countryside Alliance, a group of quite posh people who love guns, dogs, and killing things with guns that dogs can fetch.

They told us about their hopes for the election, why they won't be voting for Ed Miliband, and let VICE host Gavin Haynes empty a few rounds into some poor, defenseless clay pigeons.

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More from VICE on Election '15:

The New Wave: Labour

The Choice for Non-White Voters at the UK General Election Is Incredibly Poor

How Labour Lost Scotland to the SNP