Horsemeat scandal: the dead hand of the EU

Consistently, from the very first, we have been characterising this horsemeat scandal as food fraud, with Owen Paterson picking up the theme of an international criminal conspiracy.As the Environment Secretary last night was hurtling down the motorway between Brussels...

Horsemeat scandal: German Greens in disarray

Having virtually ignored the horsemeat scandal, the German media is now crawling all over it with the announcement that adulterated beef products may after all have been sold to German supermarkets.This comes after supply lists from the EU have been obtained, from...

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...

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