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Horsemeat scandal: they’ve noticed – at last!

After a week or so of Owen Paterson telling everybody who would listen that food safety is an EU competence, the Daily Express has finally woken up to the fact that food safety is er … an EU competence.The most worrying part of the whole [horsemeat] furore, it...

Horsemeat scandal: the Welsh connection

He, with farmer Carmello Gale, 47, of Llandysul, and one of the Ceredigion’s own meat inspectors, Peter Maguigan, had been charged with conspiring to supply unfit meat. Two years later, though, the case was abandoned after evidence was given by plant manager...

Horsemeat scandal: a statement to the House

At 5.35 pm yesterday, the Secretary of State for the Environment, Owen Paterson, stood up to make a statement to MPs on “developments with regard to horsemeat and food fraud”.Obligingly, the Pope decided to resign at the same time, to take the heat out of...

Horsemeat scandal: forget the abattoirs

This is Victor Ponta, who, expressing anger that his country had been blamed, says, “From all the data we have at the moment, there is no breach of European rules committed by companies from Romania or on Romanian territory”.Without even having to check...

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