BSE BEEF BAN
Anybody remember the above? Aid amounted to a pawltry 500k pounds - for what became a 10 year ban.
E COLI 2011
Todays announcement - immediate aid of 135 MILLION pounds, from the EU. After less than a couple of weeks.
It certainly pays for SOME people to be in the EEU - as long as you don't have a union jack flying!
As I've said - even allowing for inflation - seems to me there's something not quite right here.
The UK for example, got NOTHING back from France when they jumped the gun - and continued it, when others had lifted it, under an EU directive.
Is it any wonder there are detractors from membership of the EU?