We all saw how 'stabilising prices' happened eg when the beef and other supplies were hit. Prices rocketed. No these are junkets devised for farmers. French seem to be the main drivers for farm subsidies. That's not to say that the CAP couldn't still do with tweaking (it still pays farmers to tear out woodland, and subsidises grouse moors) but it's much better than it was. With Govt finances stretched and if they cannot get a services agreement like the one they have how long will that last? As long as the £350M/wk to the NHS?