Scottish Crofters’ Voice Joins Outrage over CAP Cash Heist

The Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) joined the widespread calls for justice over the allocation of CAP ‘uplift’ funds that rightfully belong in Scotland.

Following the recent announcement by the UK government to keep additional Common Agricultural Policy cash, Norman Leask, SCF’s Parliamentary Spokesman said, “This decision by the UK government can surely only be seen as a political heist. The Scottish Government, with cross-party support, made the reasonable claim that the ‘convergence uplift’, as it is known, should come to Scotland. The only reason that the UK qualifies for the uplift is because of Scotland’s very low payments in the upland areas that bring the UK average down.”

Article by SCF

11 November 2013

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