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Saturday, September 25, 1999 Published at 05:08 GMT 06:08 UK

World: Europe

Hague demands ban on Danish bacon

The leader of the opposition Conservative Party, in Britain William Hague, has called for bacon produced in other European countries to be banned from British stores.

Mr Hague said British pig farmers were facing ruin because competitors in countries like Denmark and Holland did not have to follow the strict animal welfare regulations enforced in Britain.

Correspondents say Mr Hague's remarks, which come just before the governing Labour party's annual conference, are aimed at capitalising on the mood of discontent within the farming community.

Farmers, who are facing a crisis in their industry, are planning to hold protests during the conference despite an aid package announced earlier this week.

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