Tuesday 27 October 2015

EU demands farmers display their logo in exchange for agricultural subsidies

The EU is bringing in rules that will require any farmer receiving more than £7,200 in subsidies to erect signs advertising the fact in time for the EU referendum.

Currently, businesses and organisations that receive grant aid from the EU have to display the EU logo in a prominent place to let people know that the EU has graciously given us some of our money back to us. This has never applied to farmers receiving money under the Common Agricultural Policy until now and will result in the EU logo popping up all over the country.

The EU said that it would be establishing a propaganda unit to for the referendum and it looks like this might be one of their first ideas. It's got an air of Orwell's 1984 about it but instead of pictures of Big Brother, it's the EU logo with slogans to remind us of the wise benevolence of Big Brussels.

If farmers refuse to erect the signs prominently - at their own expense of course - or deface them or undermine the propaganda in any way then they risk being fined and having the few quid thrown their way clawed back.