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    MPs declare war on aggressive seagulls

    NewsStrange but TrueThursday 27 October 2011
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    Seagulls have had it too good for too long.

    A seaside home, a constant supply of fast food, free love, and the ability to strike instant terror into rooftop aerial fitters: what's not to like?

    But, just when they thought it was safe to go back into the kebab shop bin bags, these large birds have met their nemesis.

    Britain's MPs - at least a few of them - have declared war.

    At a Westminster Hall debate, elected representatives from left and right queued up to berate gulls.

    Peter Aldous, the Conservative MP for Waveney, which includes the town of Lowestoft, complained of the "indiscriminate" airborne defecation blighting the beautiful county of Suffolk.

    "It means that householders cannot hang out their washing and windows. Cars and garden furniture are continually being fouled and then cleaned," he said.

    "One household I know has stopped holding its annual family barbecue.

    "Relaxing in the garden is no longer possible, while soiled clothes, sheets and towels have to be thrown away."

    Source: BBC News

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