Monday 1 July 2002

Rural affairs

A big difference living in Edinburgh compared with London is the ability to see the hills of the countryside from the city centre. Now and again I actually read the farming sections in the newspapers. This piece is interesting. Note the following:
What I would like to see is fair play from the UK government through taking steps to reduce the bureaucracy and red tape that's strangling our industry, and removing the competition restrictions which prevent dairy co-operatives from coming together to form larger, more powerful lobbying and negotiating organisations to deal with major milk buyers, including the supermarket chains.

Once again, it's the government that causes problems when it trys to "help."