DIARY: Walker flees rampant Welsh farmers trying to ply their bit of rump

Things have been hectic lately for newly appointed IPR President and chairman of Pielle Consulting Peter Walker. To add to his added workload Walker has also had to escape from a bunch of angry farmers.

Things have been hectic lately for newly appointed IPR President

and chairman of Pielle Consulting Peter Walker. To add to his added

workload Walker has also had to escape from a bunch of angry

farmers.



Patriotic Welshman Walker was in Cardiff last week to meet with the

senior PR advisers to Ron Davies, secretary of state for Wales, when he

encountered the rampaging masses protesting against restrictions on

British Beef outside the Welsh office building.



Walker was in the Welsh capital to discuss the role of the IPR and

lobbying in general with regard to the proposed Welsh assembly. On

arriving at the building his colleagues clocked the protesters and

advised that evasive action might be the best course.



He was met by an aide and bundled in through the back door of the Welsh

Office, avoiding any confrontations. Walker told me: ’It was very

European.



Because of the protesting farmers I thought I was in France not

Wales.’



While Walker didn’t fancy using his PR skills to quell the protesters,

his talks with Davies’ team went rather more smoothly. ’They were issues

that had to be discussed and our meeting went well,’ he adds.



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