Fainting in Coyles An occasional letter from the
Heart of Euroville
Wednesday, July 30, 2003
Follow up on the Cap ain't bad for the third world story
I spoke to somebody who really should know about what is going on in the mind of the bearded Austrian who made yesterdays outrageous statement,
What he actually said was...
"To understate the potential impact of developed world farm policies on developing countries and their agriculture is wrong, but to reduce this impact to mere slogans is equally unacceptable."
So that makes it better does it? I am not so sure. Those of us who believe that the criminal rates of subsidies ripped unwillingly from European taxpayers and handed out to inefficient continental farmers makes it impossible for third world farmers to trade are not reducing the impact to mere slogans. "Scrap the CAP" is one way forward, and I suspect that there is another word that rhymes with CAP that wopuld do, but this willful and vicious refusal on the part of Fischler to recognise the dameg he and his sort are doing is just not good enough.
H goes on
"the EU is hardly the international market predator it is sometimes painted as, but rather the most open market to goods coming from developing countries". Patent balderdash.