Maurice Faure is the last surviving signatory of the Treaty of Rome. So it's nice to have his confirmation that the Treaty, whose agricultural clauses have never been modernised, was a great deal for farmers.
Faure told the Financial Times, 'The Treaty of Rome was very favourable to farmers.' The new arrangements offering subsidies and markets for France's grain and sugar beet surpluses were 'a big concession by Germany.'
I started supporting Charlton in 1953 when my father took me to a game (my mother came sometimes as well). My father was born in North Woolwich in 1908 and
had been a Charlton supporter since the 1920s when an older cousin took him. He raised the admission fee by looking after horses while deliveries were made. I now live in Leamington in Warwickshire, but remain a season ticket holder, as is my wife. Visitors to my CAP blog may be confused by this but, as well as being a Charlton supporter, I am expert on the CAP and the political economy of the food chain. I am also a frequent commentator for UK and international print and broadcast media and wire services on British politics, hence my new blog on the subject.