Why it’s good to be still ruled by London?


© fwi.co.uk

Under the Common Agricultural Policy, The UK receives £190 million per annum to support struggling farmers. However, it is only the Scottish hill farmers average rate of income which brings the UK figure low enough to justify the payment.

So, what happens to the money? Agricultural policy is devolved so It goes to the struggling Scottish hill farmers, yes? No, the money is split between England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland even though only Scotland qualifies for it. Scotland gets only £30 million.

Scottish rural affairs secretary Fergus Ewing said: ‘

‘Farmers doing the same job in different parts of the UK do not presently receive comparable levels of payments for their hard work. This money rightly belongs to Scottish farmers and should be returned to them immediately.’

Each Scottish hill farmer is losing about £14 000 every year.



One thought on “Why it’s good to be still ruled by London?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s