Tag Archive for Food

Let’s apply the free markert to farming

I must stress that there was farming in the UK well before the creation of the EU. There have been long-established trading relations all over the world particularly within the commonwealth . It sounds blistering obvious, but it is worth iterating this point as some articles published sound as though we would be left without…

Lee Rotherham on the Common Agricultural Policy, Food, and Trade

Lee Rotherham says that the Common Agricultural Policy is a major disaster. And he blames the French, their working population was dropping relative to other countries and they desired a subsidy to maintain the French countyside. The costing he did demonstrated that the policy costs each family £398 anually (3.1% of a living wage) and…

Discussion Point: Animal Rights

Two recent news stories inspired this one, first Mark Prichard’s private members bill to ban wild animals in circuses, second the Dutch parliament voting to ban ritual slaughter of animals. The logic behind these acts of legislation is that we should treat lesser,non sentient creatures in a humane way regardless of religious belief. Now this may sound callous,…