Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:53 pm
Before we joined the EEC, we had no wine-lake, no butter-mountains, no lorries trundling back- and-forth across the borders, collecting subsidies on the same load (butter, until it became too rancid!)
British farmers were selectively subsidised, thus our food production was tailored to our needs.
Now we pay administrators to send the money to Brussells, more administration to divide it up,
more administrators to send our share back, more administrators (DEFRA, who's incompetence has precipitated many a bankruptcy and suicides) to distribute the remainder to the farmers. It wouldn't surprise me if the greedy bankers didn't have their snouts in that trough, skimming-off their transfer-fees.
Notice a pattern? It's what , many years ago, I dubbed "synthetic work"
Lots of activity, lots of hustle and bustle , people sauntering around with wads of paper, people tapping away at keyboards, printers chattering away.....but nothing of any relative value being produced.
The re-introduced UK system,,,,,Administrators collect, apportion and redistribute subsidies. a much smaller number of farmers to deal with, so our existing staff can be retrained and the unwieldy heap of EC admin for the other 27 is eliminated from our system.