Bill Oddie's tirade against Environment Secretary

TV presenter and bird lover Bill Oddie has launched an online tirade against the Environment Secretary Owen Paterson.

Writing on his Twitter account, Mr Oddie voices a long list of grievances against the Secretary which include his alleged support of the badger cull, pesticides that harm bees and the hunting act.

Mr Paterson, who does not have a Twitter account, does not appear to have responded to the accusations so far.