Farm­ing cash ‘stolen’

Argyllshire Advertiser - - YOUR VIEWS -

Sir, I was as­ton­ished by the sheer gall of Alas­tair Red­man, Ar­gyll­shire Ad­ver­tiser let­ters, June 22, com­plain­ing that farm­ers are so short of money they’re hav­ing to borrow more and more.

Thanks to the EU, Scot­land’s farm­ers should have re­ceived £190 mil­lion in up­lift pay­ments, trig­gered be­cause of the low rate paid to hill farm­ers. But in­stead of the £190 mil­lion go­ing to Scot­tish farm­ers, as the EU in­tended, the Tory-con­trolled UK Trea­sury shared it out to farm­ers across the UK.

Scot­tish farm­ers would not need to borrow so much if the Tories hadn’t ef­fec­tively stolen their money. Wil­liam Crossan, Camp­bel­town.

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