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Ironically, right after engaging in these deceptions, Monbiot declares himself against Brexit. If Monbiot actually wanted the UK to remain in the EU, he would have not spent time spreading false claims about the CAP and demonising the Union. He would have instead called out the implications of leaving the legal framework protecting farming in Europe.

Since George Monbiot is a Remainer, perhaps he misunderstands how the CAP works and is not wilfully spreading disinformation.

When he says that subsidies goes to big landowners (and he has given specific figures for major UK landowners in his Guardian columns), it's surely a given that the money is paid to an entity that meets all the requirements for active farmer status, regardless of whatever other businesses the ultimate owner might have.

by Gag Halfrunt on Thu Nov 23rd, 2017 at 11:29:46 AM EST

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