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Old 06.07.2016, 10:08
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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The lake and mountain came later. in 1974 (?) There was NO SUGAR IN THE SHOPS.
There was no sugar in the shops as the US removed tariffs to protect domestic sugar producers and caribbean producers sold to the US instead of UK causing a shortage here.

I tried to find an article on this and saw the below:

https://www.theguardian.com/theguard...shortage-looms

Interestingly, it references Tate & Lyles frustration at the EEC Commission. Tate & Lyle wanted to expand domestic sugar production to reduce reliance on imports but the EEC Commission was of the opinion that the UK did not have sufficient processing capacity to handle more sugar (under EEC rules, sugar production is regulated so the UK needs to get a quota of production)
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