I’m sure that John Hayter is correct when he comments that the current EU single farm payment system is complex, but life is complicated.
I’m also aware that payments to our farmers are being delayed and am prepared to accept the EU fine figures he quotes.
But isn’t that the result of our Rural Payments Agency’s failure to employ people that are capable of successfully understanding EU legislation?
Let’s sort out our own government agencies before placing all our troubles and woes at the feet of others.
In the meantime, how many farmers will go to the wall as a result of our Rural Payments Agency not being fit for purpose?