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62% of Britons have not heard of the Common Agricultural Policy

(If that headline looks familiar, it is because I've used it before). 

Eurobarometer has just published its annual EU agricultural survey, including this question:

"Have you ever heard or read about the CAP, the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy?"  And a mere 38% of my compatriots said yes, down from 43% in 2007.  The EU average is 41%, with a French peak of 66% and a Maltese trough of 19%.

All the ranty points from 2007 hold, so fee free to have a look at the archive.

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Blogger James Higham said... 10:52 am

Therein lies the dilemma in this country. An economically and politically illiterate electorate.  

Blogger All Seeing Eye said... 12:45 am

Methinks combining 'French' and 'trough' when it comes to CAP taxpayer subsidies would have been more appropriate.

Not that you can blame them in the least - the system was written with them in mind and they're only exploiting it as intended.

The link to the archive brought back a few memories from the Comments, though. A name or two that we once saw across a range of blog comments, yet no more.  

Blogger JuliaM said... 4:42 am

To turn that headline round, that means that 38% have heard of it.

I didn't think we had that many farmers!  

Anonymous Frank said... 9:16 pm

What percentage have heard of agriculture?  

Blogger Guthrum said... 8:34 am

The plus side is though that it shows that the vast majority reject the EU and all its works,but they are unable to have a vote on membership, so they do the next best thing and ignore it  

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