The Common Agricultural Policy is created to provide stability in the EU and reduce volatility. There are 13.7 million Farms in the EU, 70% are less than 5ha. The EU employs 17.5 million people in Agriculture. It is viewed generally by the scholars that the subsidies breed incompetence in Farming. This is true for landowner farmers and 3 generation tenants however the farmers renting farms/ paddocks have to squeeze everything out of their enterprise and operation to make it work this is due to the hope value placed in the farms and land in the UK and greater Europe. Whenever a Brit was at the Bar it was their shout as they were subsidised with everything else they were probably, most definately subsidised when buying drinks !!