Party Time 2: Owen Paterson’s Speech at the Tory Party Conference

I don’t have time to write an analysis of Owen Paterson’s speech at the Conservative Party Conference, but you can read it here.

I’ll try and take a look at it this evening.

At a fringe meeting Paterson also appeared to be standing fast against the NFU campaign to reduce the rate at which Pillar 1 funding is shifted to Pillar 2 to support Agri-Environment Schemes, amongst other things.

There’s a classic quote from NFU’s Deputy president Meurig Raymondin Farmers Guardian

“no farmer likes to see their money transferred from Pillar 1 to Pillar 2’ of the CAP. He said farmers were in the best position to decide how to spend their money.”

And there I was thinking it was our ie the taxpayers money!  Silly me.

About Miles King

UK conservation professional, writing about nature, politics, life. All views are my own and not my employers. I don't write on behalf of anybody else.
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