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Old 17.04.2016, 10:02
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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Erm what a load of rubbish, the UK has a reasonably large arable and livestock large faring industry.
I should hope so, given the claims by McD's, et al that they all use 100% British stuff.

The EU can't get it right anyway. First they had Set Aside because too much food was being produced leading to the infamous food mountains, then they cancelled that to bring production up again due to food shortages. Now they're talking of a similar scheme called "Greening" which will probably push farmers into overproduction again.

I seriously doubt "the public" is demanding things like strawberries all year round, that's just supermarket hype. The public will adapt as it always has to what is available in which season - or pay through the nose if they want it out of season.

You can't have it both ways. You either have cheap food and drive your farmers out of business or you pay the proper price. At the moment we aren't which is why farmers rely on the EU subsidies so much.
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