The Mid Term Review is the name given to the recent reform ie cut backs, in the Common Agricultural Policy system of farming subsidies. By tomorrow (that is Saturday 15th Jan 2005, for any one working on ARRSE time) farmers will have had to sort out their areas of 'set aside' and made some other important decisions regarding their incomes and livelihoods. Guess what? DEFRA have not yet got their briefing notes out yet to all farmers having promised them in early December and they, in 3 booklets, explain important definitions etc, nor have they sent out the forms neccesary to apply for the new payments (now called Single Farm Payments or SFP). What's more, the computor used to administer this new scheme is w*nk. Farmers have been told not to expect to be paid this years payment until June 2006. Most doubt that this will happen due to the shite computor (originally used to run the Welsh Assembly, and still not functioning correctly). In true New Labour fashion, they blame someone else - in this case Europe!! Sorry if I missed it, but I don't recall the Bliar Broadcasting Cooperation banging on about this.