BBC2 9pm Tonight - The BSE Crisis
At 9pm tonight, tune in and watch the Mad Cow Disease program and the scandal that was BSE.
The real story here is how, the EU with no scientific evidence, linked BSE to CJD in humans and as a result forced British farmers to slaughter and incinerate their cattle herds.
Not only the EU ban our beef products, they also banned the derivatives such as milk, cheese, leather goods, cremes etc and as a result screwed Britain for all its worth to favour Ireland and France's sales of beef products and destroy UK competitiveness in the marketplace. Even countries willing to still buy our beef products were prevented from doing so by the EU with new powers, given to themselves, by themselves, over riding our own decisions and capabilities.
The Prime Minister at the time was John Major (shock... horror !), who took the side of the EU and ordered the wholesale slaughter of our farmers livestocks (all cattle over 30 months old, for example), bankrupting them, making them lose their homes and farms and end generations of farming in the UK countryside.
Only recently (2017/2018) was the beef ban lifted (France) and our exports allowed, but surprise surprise, even though the EU ordered the slaughter and incineration of around 150,000 cattle, no compensation was offered from the EU funds (even though we have been paying to subsidise French farmers for decades) - instead it was paid for by the UK tax payer, just like when our fishing fleet burned their boats to allow the Spanish fleet supremacy over our own territorial waters.
Let's see if the pro-remain, Euro campaigning, Best for Britain sponsoring, EU funded BBC tells the truth. If so, be prepared to get really, really angry.
The same happened with foot and mouth, twice, but that's a discussion for another day.