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One piece of good news, it looks like this one falls on the tab of the French taxpayer.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13725016

But what on earth are they doing? Farming is all about good and bad harvests, and what is going on in the rest of the world. Sometimes they get lucky, have a good harvest where elsewhere else they are poor, and you make a fortune. In other years, fortunes are reversed. It evens out over the long term. The risk is for the farmer to bear is it not? Would we be better off moving that risk?

Once again I ask, whatever happened to moral hazard?

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France also saw its hottest spring since 1900, and cattle breeders already struggling with low meat prices...

Low :o meat prices. They ought to try inflationary UK.

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Low :o meat prices. They ought to try inflationary UK.

Food is cheaper in the UK than most of Europe.

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Haven't farmers long relied on subsidies such as Common Agricultural Policy? It's just another taxpayer backstopped gravy train.

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Food is cheaper in the UK than most of Europe.

That's a myth, food in Germany is significantly cheaper than in the UK.

If anything german Aldi and Lidl brought low-cost, decent quality food to the UK.

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  • 284 Brexit, House prices and Summer 2020

    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?


      • down 5% +
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      • up 2.5%
      • up 5%



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