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Farmer that led fuel blockades threatens to disrupt Olympics

The Monmouth farmer that led fuel blockades which crippled the country over fuel prices, today threatened to disrupt the Olympics.

Some farmers have talked about pouring milk away and causing road blocks. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

David Handley said: "We will show them what we are capable of". Some regional rallies of farmers have spoken of pouring away milk and causing road blocks.

So far Mr Handley has not been specific. It is known that the Olympic route networks are vulnerable to disruption.

David Handley, who leads Farmers For Action, said "we need a clear mandate" as he spoke to a rally of 2,500 farmers at Westminster Hall. To cheers, he said "never mind the talking". He attacked what he called "this buy one...get one free Government".