Protectionism is rearing its ugly head once again as we seek cheaper, high-quality food

Written by John Longworth

It has never really surprised me that those with vested interests, interests that produce wealth and income, try to protect them, even at the expense of: the nation, its people and in particular, the poorest.

After all, well over a third of all the land in England is still owned by the descendants of those who came with William the Conqueror nearly a thousand years ago. There is no doubt that they have been pretty successful at defending privilege.   

What does amaze me is the ability of country landowners to persuade the public that it is in their best interests to protect farmers from competition and pay a levy in order to achieve this.

Read more over at The Telegraph

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