Stay silent and Africa’s elephants will vanish

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Stay silent and Africa’s elephants will vanish

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By Matthew Parris. Courtesy The Times.

On Monday, the deafening rustle of the Brexit white paper in the Commons chamber will all but drown out a very different debate scheduled for Westminster Hall, not 50 yards away. But for all the noise of our arguments over the European behemoth, that quieter session matters immensely. The African elephant is in deep trouble, and MPs want Britain to join the American and Chinese ban on trading in ivory.
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