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Blair seeks the end of the cider making tradition.

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posted on Jun, 27 2004 @ 07:41 PM

As a result of the European Union reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, the British government's Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) - headed by Margaret Beckett - has announced new plans which will not classify orchards of apples, pears and other fruits as farmland, from 1st January next year, 2005. This means that the new farm payment scheme will not afford growers of these fruits the same benefits as other farmers ...

The effect of this decision will be that apple and pear growers will be forced out of business unless they grub up their orchards and grow other crops. Many fruit growers have been struggling against cheap foreign imported fruit for years, and for them, this will be the last straw. Insiders predict that areas such as Herefordshire and Somerset, famous for their orchards at blossom time, will see huge bonfires similar to those following the foot and mouth outbreak, as part of our heritage in the form of our ancient fruit trees are burned to make way for more profitable crops. This will devastate the landscape and environment in the affected areas of the country.

Could this mean the end of 'Best Pixyland' ?
The traitor Blair and his cronies are yet again trying to destroy a tradition that has been around for many hundreds of years.

This Prime Minister despise British history and is causing many problems for British farms and businesses. What is surprising is that other EU nations are not accepting this stupidity. Has Blair an agenda or is he just an imbecile ?
Probably both.

There is an online petition linked to at the site above.

posted on Jun, 27 2004 @ 08:53 PM
Another attemp to wipe out a countries tradition, it seems there is an agenda to creat a generic world culture...
Does any countries government have autonomy any more?
Can you say one world government?

posted on Jun, 27 2004 @ 09:05 PM
Why on earth is this happening, Pisky? And who is going to benefit from it?
There has to be an agenda in this somewhere.

posted on Jun, 27 2004 @ 11:48 PM
No more Scrumpy? This is a sad time indeed. Must be the insurance companies behind it :-))) You know the ones that insure the pubs! Sad, sad day indeed.

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