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2008-09-10 00:00:00

When it comes to wasting money and dumping food which could benefit thousands, if not millions, of ill-nourished children throughout the world, the EU has no equal. Some of its rules and regulations are not just crackpot - they are downright immoral. Take the case of the trawlerman Mick Mahon, who fishes from Newlyn in Cornwall. If he catches more fish than his quota, he has, under EU law, to throw the excess dead fish back into the sea to rot on the seabed. Mr Mahon, like every other...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'