Caviar a far cry from burgers
2:12pm Thursday 14th February 2013 in Letters
MANY people seem horrified at the massive complacency with which our government is reacting to the appalling horsemeat scandal, and their assurance that such food is safe despite the impossibility of verifying the quality of illegally sourced meat – but in reality why would we expect anything different from this government?
Not only are the quails’ eggs, hand-raised venison, Beluga caviar and other refined cuisine served in the gentlemen’s clubs and parliamentary refectories frequented by government ministers far removed from the foodstuffs we common plebs have to consume, and are doubtless subjected to stringent quality-control procedures at every stage, instead of the valueless “tick box” so-called “certification” schemes considered adequate for common food, but, as these luxury foodstuffs are purchased on expenses accounts and paid for ultimately by the taxpayer, the cost to the ministers concerned is far less than even the most basic supermarket ceffylburger or prick ’n’ ping spaghetti bologneighs...
Ian McNicholas Excelsior Street Ebbw Vale