Blair: EU Post Schroeder and Chirac

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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/eu/story/0,7369,1510170,00.html

     
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    with the expanding European union integrating alot of poor countries
    that benefit from agrarian subsidies Blair faces an uphill battle.

    But Blair got support from the Netherlands and Sweden to netto
    payer into the Union that want to see the subsidies cut.

    You can add Germany to that once the conservatives
    take over.
     
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    I hope you are correct. I have thought that the German people would want a less socialistic, (not US style, rather European), tack than advocated by FR & GR leadership. Something has to kick the economy in the West.
     
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    well imo the EU besides its nondemocratic roots has capitalistic goals
    although not shown to the public.

    The whole free trade within the EU reeks of the Washington consensus.,
    All they need to do is get rid of the subsidy to agriculture game.

    But the Us is no better in that field.

    Congressmen from the midwest please stand up.
     
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    Oh I know all about the farm subsidies here. May have made sense in the depression, even for awhile after. The family farms are gone and we are subsidizing major corporations. I agree.

    I don't like subsidies, nor most tariffs. The only time I would advocate tariffs, should be punitive/ratalitory.
     

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