Tuesday, 29 April 2008

L'hypocrisie: at its New Heights

According to Anne-Marie Idrac, France's junior trade minister, the export restrictions imposed by poor countries such as Brazil, Indonesia, Vietnam, India, Egypt, Cambodia, Pakistan, Argentina and Malawi lie counter to the spirit of the WTO's intended Doha round deal, which is meant to make it easier to export and sell agricultural and other goods in overseas markets.

If that is the case, then how come the scandalous amount of subsidy the French is paying to its farmers is not counter to the spirit of the WTO?

And why it is not surprising to me that this came from the French? Because even Stephen King conceded that "French is the language that turns dirt into romance".

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