Christopher Booker, who writes for the Sunday Telegraph, is no fan of the European Union. That is an understatement. But today's attack is fully justified. This blog has been at one with Christopher about the evils of a mass switch of farm crops from producing food into producing biofuels. Everyone now realises what a disastrous policy it has been, Everyone except the foolish people who decide on European Commission policy that is.
I don't expect Government's to act on this blog's advice. Not all the time anyway. But last week, the Chairman of the UK Renewable Fuels Agency advised the British Government to change tack, and concentrate on wood and crop wastes. The British Government accepted the advice immediately, but not the European Commission. Oh No. High food prices, and the violence that follows hunger, is nothing to do with biofuels according to the Commission. Its rising demand, bad weather and speculators. As Christopher Booker ends his article today "this crime against humanity looks set to continue.