it is weird to read the Berwickshire here and I wonder what Ghanaian farmers would make of all this. I am sure that our own aspiring parliamentarian the indefatigable Mrs O, coming from farming stock herself will heartily endorse the sentiments expressed below. Now the election is announced I hope the Berwickshire candidates will come and explain themaselves to the voters
including to the undersigned.
Btw The Sheriff of Duns and his doings are not carried on the BN website. Why not. We should be told
SIR, Aspiring parliamentarians harangue one another on the self same themes day after day, and are thus able to suppress or bury any reference to what affects every single one of us.... that is the European Union, the lord high lawmaker of all.A questionnaire came my way from one hopeful recently: did I think that the farmers were over-regulated? How fatuous, how banal we are all over-regulated with 30,000 laws (at last count) emanating from the EU Commission (bureaucrats). Each law is implemented at vast cost to the UK taxpayers, and often the ensuing work needed is subject to VAT, a slice of which also goes to the EU. In the past 10 years we have had a drain of £30 billion NET (after all grants deducted) towards keeping the whole EU swindle going.Almost every problem our politicos seek to highlight emanate from EU governance, EU diktat, EU sleight of hand, or plain EU meddling, from Post Office EU Directive 97/67/EC, to Rail chaos EU directive 91/440 EEC, Road Transport & NHS Ñ Working Hours Directive, Wind Turbines, and on and on: 80% of Holyrood Parliament work is EU work, so says Jim Wallace, Deputy First Minister.Who can say there is no political conspiracy when politicians refuse to discuss the erosion of our democracy, or that the Prime Minister has signed the UK up to a European Union Constitution even admitting that its design is already being followed, without a mandate from the electorate?The deafening silence about EU membership by politicians and the media is a trick to gull the voters.M NEEDHAM,Drumgray,Edrom