DEFRA have begun slaughtering not only infected herds but also adjacent perfectly healthy herds just like last time. They are incinerating the carcasses and not burying them which is known to spread the virus (EU rules forbid burial which was the practice in 1967). There is no mention of vaccination which is how FMD is dealt with in the rest of the EU, where outbreaks never spread more than a few miles.
Is this FMD going to be used by Brussels like 2001 to try to destroy as much of British farming as they can? It looks like it.
DEFRA are instructed what measures to take from Brussels. There is nothing Gordon Brown can do about it.