Univeristy researchers have demanded that Tony Blair act
immediately to save the red squirrel from “certain
extinction” within twenty years. The species’ main
threat comes from their larger and more aggresive grey American
cousins, introduced into Britain in the 1870s. A report presented
to Blair on Sunday, based on University research, called for
“large-scale grey squirrel control”. ARCHIVE: 0th week TT 2004