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Posted By: Iains
28-Jan-19 - 04:07 PM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
making a bomb out of EU subsidies for his farming enterprises,

Fact: Billionaire Brexit backer Sir James Dyson's farming business was the biggest private recipient of EU basic payments in the UK in 2016, receiving 1.6 million.

Currently, the lion's share of the UK's 3 billion in subsidies from the EU goes to basic payments linked to land area, with some environmental requirements, while a proportion is paid to environmentally friendly farming and other schemes.

New Environment Secretary (Friday 30 June 2017 08:23) Michael Gove has said Brexit is a chance to get rid of bureaucracy and design a better system of supporting farmers that could better protect and enhance the environment.

Sounds a win win to me!