French Food Minister Both Lies And Misses The Point – Plus Ca Change

There’s a certain immutability to French politics, we’d not expect anyone in power to ever be telling the truth now, would we? Which is just what is happening here as the French agriculture minister insists that minimum prices for food won’t cost consumers more for their edibles. A claim which should be met with cries of “Tosh!” and a barrage of rotten rejects from the supermarket shelves.

The very contention that there should be minimum prices is all the proof we need that prices will be higher.…

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