more CAP mayhem
james36armstrong at hotmail.com
Fri May 7 22:00:15 BST 2010
The following are among the successful claimants of the Common AGRICULTURAL Policy in 2008. Nat. West Bank, The Court Leet of the Island of Portland South Essex Insurance Group, Belfast North Airport, Lake District National Park Authorities, International Bible Students Association Jonjo O’Neill Racing Ltd Manby Pheasantries Enville Golf Club of Stourbridge Master of Fox Hounds,, Mr White And 555 claims from City, Town and County councils – these public bodies received £7,544, 217.68 in total In ONE YEAR For the sake of form, the giant farming estates did not forget to claim. In the rolling downland of Cranborne Chase in Dorset, Crichel Farms Ltd drew £423,982.81p and St Giles Farms Ltd of Winborne drew £345,986 and some pence. Poor old Barclays Bank Trustreceived only £1.38p. Such paymentys have been going on every year since 1973.No wonder the country is broke. This must be the biggest scam of all. MY argument is that clearly , small farmers need support- but reason they need it is to fend off the giant predatory farming corporations` who knock farm to farm.This is a hidden and regressive tax which the landless pay to the landowners.Small farmers, like all low income households need support. In this instance the giant farmers should subsidise those farmers in need. Clearly the CAP is not supporting 'agriculture, and is not supporting the needy farmers and is grossly wasteful.James Dorchester.
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