Mudcat Café message #4005246 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165570   Message #4005246
Posted By: Steve Shaw
20-Aug-19 - 12:30 PM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
"A lot of payments are for maintaining the landscape in a state suitable for tourism. Sheep farmers can't make money for wool and not all that much for meat but the sheep gaze the hills and make them look pretty."

Odd, then, that the farmers who get paid by far the most in subsidies are the multimillionaire barley barons in lowland England who have turned vast tracts of countryside into dismal, wildlife-free monoculture deserts...