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"demise of UK farming"
Filed 19 Dec 03
It was the Liberal/Democrats turn for the five
minute political slot on national TV (Channel 4) Wednesday evening
17th December. They chose to focus on rural affairs.
They acknowledged the "demise of UK farming"
and concentrated on their plea that red tape should be reduced so
that those who previously worked on the land could get training
in such things as forestry.
Not a word about who was going to look after agricultural
land and the substantial part of the environment that it constitutes.
English Nature or Scottish Natural Heritage do you think?
So it is their policy that the UK becomes increasingly
dependent on other countries to provide us with food, while the
threat of international terrorism against Britain escalates.
The TV programme - no doubt carefully constructed
by the Liberal/Democratic Party media experts - gives the lie to
Liberal/Democrat Ross Finnie (Scottish Minister for Environment
and Rural Affairs Department of the Labour/Liberal Democratic Coalition)
who claims that he is very supportive of Scottish farming - as witnessed
by the Scottish Executive's big sell "Forward Strategy for
Scottish Agriculture". All "sustainability" but little
substance and even less genuine intent.