SCOTS farmers will be spared from disclosing all but a few of their subsidy payments, unlike their English counterparts who face the publication of all funds they receive from the European Union.Apparently here in Scotland
officials have concluded data about Scots payments is exempt "because of data protection principles and European legislation".I think that all of this agricultural welfare should be publicised as widely as possible. Imagine folk walking round the local supermarket, getting to the checkout expecting to pay about £50, and then being charged £100 with the following message appearing on the bill:
Thank you for supporting Europe's farmers: you know it makes sense. Please don't scrape the Range Rover on the way out.