There are still many doubters out there who do not believe that rallying is in as much trouble as has been reported recently. Some folk seem to think it is all being hyped up and that the Government wouldn't dare. You only had to look around the service area and the stages at the weekend to see the number of 'high heid yins', other 'interested parties' and visiting rally organisers from other events to realise that this threat is being taken seriously.
There were also few who held the uncharitable view that should anything have 'happened' to any of the quad bikers who disrupted the rally at the weekend then it would have been seen as some form of rough justice. But think of the fallout. If anything had indeed gone wrong then the mere fact that they shouldn't have been in the forest in the first place would have carried little weight with the more lurid tabloids.
Many folk are also still under the impression that this is solely a Scottish problem. It's not - read David Evans in Wednesday's 'Motorsport News'. It's a UK problem.