Now That's How You Do Diplomatic Criticism


British Ambassador to Poland Charles Crawford has gotten into a spot of trouble after giving the lash to the European Union's despicable Common Agricultural Policy in a "joke" e-mail that leaked. The CAP, Crawford wrote, is

a programme which uses inefficient transfers of taxpayers money to bloat rich French landowners and so pump up food prices in Europe, thereby creating poverty in Africa, which we then fail to solve through inefficient but expensive aid programmes. The most stupid, immoral state-subsidised policy in human history, give or take Communism.