- Mar 11, 2014
All good points. Same old story really, big fat dogs (party donors ?) getting most of the meat to feed shareholders and leaving the bones for others trying to feed their families. I can understand that, but I'm not too sure how an un or less regulated system would work in practise outside the EU. If say a UK government is so desperate for a trade deal with another country, and that country makes a condition of that deal that their factory ships can operate in UK waters, without adequate resources to police them properly the local industry and stocks would run the risk of being decimated.The corruption is blatantly obvious you can spit it in their face and they just smile at you because they know the only person you can appeal to is them .
Yes, I get that, but surely the argument is that we will have to negotiate a fresh agreement with the WTO and starting negotiations off with an act that in effect is considered against the rules is a bit iffy. Goves conservation payment ideas are all well and good, but how practical will they be for the small producers who will probably have to depend on already overstretched social security payments to get by.Unfortunately it's way more complicated than that. The EU is a WTO member, remember.