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Brussels tries land grab on British Agriculture

23rd October 2015


Tens of thousands of farmers across the UK are being forced to put up EU propaganda - and pay for the privilege.
 
Under new guidance put out by the Government any farmer who receives more than £7,200 in agricultural subsidies from the EU will have to pay to put up posters advertising this. 
 
UKIP agricultural spokesman, Stuart Agnew MEP, said: "It is outrageous that farmers are obliged to get involved in the EU propaganda machine when this money came from the British taxpayer.
 
“The EU merely threw away half of what the British taxpayer gave them and then graciously deigned to give the other half back to British farmer, only if they erect the EU gratitude plaques. 
 
“I don’t think this is a coincidence that we are going to see more EU gratitude plaques erected in fields during the EU referendum campaign.”
 
ENDS
 
8.4 lays out requirements for EU plaques/posters/billboards: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/countryside-stewardship-manual/8-terms-and-conditions 

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