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Crumbs from the table

Having finally stopped laughing about the humiliation of Broon's homunculus last night, back to blogging:

"The European Commission has approved 31 programmes in 16 Member States ...to provide information on and to promote agricultural products in the European Union". Source

Using your intuition have a guess as to where the money goes:



Did you get it?

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Blogger Letters From A Tory said... 8:45 am

Didn't expect Denmark, but France was all too easy.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 8:51 am

And the Hibernians don't have their trotters in the trough either. For what it is worth, this is a comparably small project and in most cases the EU is matching or adding to national funds. Still, it illustrates a point. In many ways the 600000 or so going to Luxembourg for milk promotion is the most outrageous, given its wealth and population.  



Anonymous Geoff said... 4:56 pm

Not a fair question for me as I'm largely colour-blind :-)

I had to wait for "letters from a tory" so that I could check my answer!

My guess for the top spot had been bang on though. No surprise at all.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 9:14 am

Sorry Geoff...  



Anonymous Anonymous said... 7:27 am

If you start with the UK in the light blue at the top, and move clockwise, you'll see that Italy is the 2nd largest recipient in the dark blue at the bottom right, not Denmark.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 8:12 am

Indeed, the Dutch, Italians, Greeks and Gauls take about two-thirds of spend between them.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 8:14 am

Qantas ('Queers and nancies together as stewards', as the old joke goes) dropped from A to B owing to that incident.  



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