Monday, March 04, 2024

British Farmers Rebellion Revs Up

from Yahoo News, 4 March 2024

 The tractor protest in Canterbury on Sunday

Britain is traditionally slow off the mark and true to form after agricultural communities from France to Romania, from Poland to Spain have since November last year been engaging in hugely disruptive protests against rising prices and EU ' net zero' policies that make it difficult for farms to operate economically, Brish farmers at last seem to be joinging in. Farmers brought in Canterbury, Kent to a standstill this weekend when, in protest over food imports, convoys of slow moving tractors stopped traffic moving through the town centre and on the ring road.

The rally caused traffic gridlock across the city which culminated as more than 200 tractors, many bearing placards warning of the dangers of making food production unviable, joined the protest.

Police struggled manage the disruption as some drivers honked their horns in support.

The spectacle was organised by a new organisation, Fairness for Farmers, because of the effect of cheaper food, imported from Ukraine and from the elite's beloved third world countries where labour costs are low and regulations range from lax to non existent, enabl,e food imports to be sold more cheaply than UK farmers can produce it.

The high cost of UK food production is largely due to 'net zero' policies including taxes and levies on enery consumption, restrictions on use of fuel, fertiliser and pesticides, and high labour cost in a high tax society.

Farmers in Cardiff organised a tractor protest against the Welsh government’s new farm subsidy plans last week, which require farmers to allow 10 per cent of their land to be used for trees and 10 per cent for wildlife habitat, thus reducing land available for food production by one fifth.

According to South Wales Police about 3,000 people arrived at the Senedd, the Welsh parliament, while others attached placards to their tractors in  towns and villages across the country.

Tractor convoy was organised by Fairness for Farmers
Tractor convoy was organised by Fairness for Farmers

The Welsh scheme, which is purportedly designed to fight climate change although it is difficult to see how that would work when China is increasing emissioned by more each year than the UK produces in a whole year.However the Welsh government is socialist and common sense was never a strong point of socialism. Farmers' leaders warn it could lead to a 10.8 per cent reduction in livestock numbers and an 11 per cent loss in labour on farms, according to the Welsh government’s own projections.

The protests in Canterbury and Cardiff follow on from action in Kent at the end of last month which saw 20 tractors blockade a Supermarket car park in Ashford and farm vehicles block roads in and out of the Port of Dover.

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