I’d rather trust a blubbery mammal than a bureaucrat

COMMENT: Ask for ID - it’s better to be safe than sorry

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There’s been plenty written over the past couple of years about the condition of our beaches and bathing water. Could do better is the abbreviated answer.

But using nature as a barometer, things can’t be too bad.

From my office looking out across Langstone Harbour, the colony of seals seems to be swelling year on year. We estimate the family has now grown to 10.

They have hearty appetites and chose to live in the harbour because of the abundance of fish

There’s a chance Southsea beach may be blacklisted by our friends in the EU and declared unsafe for bathing.

But for some reason I feel more inclined to trust a blubbery mammal than ’crats making decisions in Brussels.