To allow farmers to save their crops in wet weather they need gubmint permission to deploy heavy machinery otherwise they could be prosecuted under european rules. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article4719724.ece Me, I would just get the machines in and bugger the consequences. So who will turn the Nelson eye in The UK in this day and age? The local copper, my neighbours, the rural magistrate? How is it that the government can't just let the farmers get on with it like in other countries in europe and then back them up. No, permission must be granted first, I just can't get that. Also it's another example of how one rule just can't fit the diversity of Europe and all the possible conditions. The ruination of the little man doesn't matter as long as we have conformity in the one state that is Europe. Surely our EMPs should be made to fight rules like this instead of living on a fat wage to vote away our freedoms and make o so important decisions on the future of the mink farms. Time to form our own european party for the next elections?