Defra Disasters

August 11, 2007 8:44 AM



The Surrey foot and mouth outbreak is only the latest in a string of disasters visited on farmers by the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs. They also cost taxpayers a fortune.


Living very close to the Pirbright labs from which the virus escaped, I've been down to find out what's going on (see previous blogs here and here). I've also totted up what Defra's bungling is costing us.



The Surrey foot and mouth outbreak is only the latest in a string of disasters visited on farmers by the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs. They also cost taxpayers a fortune.


Living very close to the Pirbright labs from which the virus escaped, I've been down to find out what's going on (see previous blogs here and here). I've also totted up what Defra's bungling is costing us.

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