The Keeping Game

“The Mossdale estate in the Yorkshire Dales, owned by the Van Cutsem family, obtained £54,000 in [EU common agricultural policy (CAP)] subsides in 2014 and £170,000 in 2015. In June, the estate resigned from the Moorland Association after a keeper was filmed setting illegal pole traps.” (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/oct/28/grouse-shooting-estates-shored-up-by-millions-in-subsidies)

Resigning from that interest group is simply a saving of £75.00 pa; how about our money back?

The parliamentary debate on driven grouse shooting is Monday 31 October 2016, 4.30pm, Westminster Hall.

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Subsilly

“The decision to give the green light to Hinkley [Point C nuclear plant] surprised many, as in January the European competition commissioner, Joaquín Almunia, who retires on 1 November, had earlier overseen a heavily critical report on the subsidy arrangements proposed by DECC [Department of Energy and Climate Change]. But he said he had changed his minds after making some changes to the original proposal.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/12/ecotrcity-legal-challenge-eu-hinkley-point-c-subsidy-nuclear)

The both of them that he was in?

Fishion

“Experts estimate that fishing subsidies equivalent to tens of billions of dollars are still used annually in the fisheries sector without attention to their impacts on sustainability. … With so many fisheries already stretched past sustainable limits, and with a billion people depending on fish for their food security, subsidies that deplete fish stocks are a form of madness.” (http://www.wwf.org.uk/what_we_do/press_centre/index.cfm?uNewsID=6927)

Schizophishnia.