The biggest threat to European
farmers is if they refuse to embrace change
and ditch subsidies, says a key
former UK Government adviser.
Full story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/1/hi/uk_politics/2394925.stm
Take no notice of what British politicians say about the CAP
subsidies. The truth is that the French will decide how much longer
want to take British and German taxpayers money to produce far more
they require for their own consumption. It then requires more
German taxpayers money to subsidise exports (of their surpluses)
countries outside the EU. The British Government seems happy to
this overproduction in France, Ireland etc. and is willing to buy
surplus food at the expense of its own farmers.
British farmers are NOT overproducing in most sectors because we
about 50% of the Nation's food requirements. For those
contolled by EU quotas, there is little hope of supplying our own
which has effectively been given to other EU countries.
reason the British and German Govts want to cut farm spending is because
is these two countries that are the main contributors to the CAP fund and
is resticting spending on essential services in our home country.
is true to say that EU spending cuts will be made (or
increased) as money will be lavished on the 10 new countries
that are about
to become part of the EU.
The CAP accounts for about half the cost of
"running" the EU. The rest goes
on the cost of running two parliaments,
MEP salaries, advisors,
Commissioners, fraud and schemes to promote and
enlarge the EU.
A nice little earner would be for Britain to withdraw
from the EU and use
the money to support British industry and improve
essential services. The
trade we have with the EU is detrimental to
Britain because far more comes
in than goes out - but we are subsidising what
Recent WTO rules and liberalisation of trade has made an EEC
EU would still be keen to export their surpluses to us
but we would not have
to support the production of those surpluses.
Instead, we could help less
developed and some of the poorer Commonwealth
countries by trading with
them, as we did prior to entering the EEC.
The reason for sacrificing 25
democratic/ soverign parliaments by breaking
their countries up into silly
little regions, controlled from Brussels, is
for the benefit of politicians
All the mainstream
political parties have lied to us over the last thirty
years. A Foreign
and Commonwealth Office document has come to light under
the thirty year rule
(it was buried by Heath). It shows Heath and
have lied to the electorate about soverignty and
other matters. We
voted for an EEC (a trading agreement), not a United
States of Europe.
You can read about it on-line at