British Think Tank Report Says EU Food Policies Raise Food Prices

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British Think Tank Report Says EU Food Policies Raise Food Prices

Post by Maddog on Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:35 pm

A new report from the TaxPayers' Alliance, a British nonprofit, argues that British food prices have been made artificially higher—an estimated seventeen percent so—by a combination of EU "tariffs, subsidies, and overly restrictive regulations."

The 51-page report comes as Britain crafts its future ahead of 2019's Brexit, which will likely leave British lawmakers solely responsible for crafting the island's agricultural policies.

While some in Britain have argued that these high food prices necessitate government provide more aid to those in need, the TaxPayers' Alliance report concludes that since government policies are responsible for the higher food prices in the first place, it makes far more sense to repeal the bad policies, thus targeting the root causes of those problems.

"Brexit gives the UK an unprecedented opportunity to examine its agricultural and trade policies and adopt a more liberal approach which will ultimately result in a more productive agricultural sector and lower food prices for consumers," the Taxpayers' Alliance said in a recent farm-policy statement.

One of the myriad of ways, that government makes life harder for the poor. Food is major item for the working classes budget. The government should be trying to make it cheaper, not making t more expensive under the guise of "helping" or "protecting" people.

Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.

Henry David Thoreau

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