Friday, November 05, 2010
Open the Workhouses. Here's Your Cheese
Free cheese. The Irish government, about to whack its people with some severe austerity measures, has decided to offer the public some delicious cheese - free. From The Guardian:
Brendan Smith, the agriculture minister, announced a European Union-funded scheme today that will enable the country to tuck into the EU's cheese mountain. Some 53 tonnes of fresh cheddar will be distributed from 15 November with collection centres in towns and cities around the country.
The minister said the scheme was "an important means of contributing towards the well-being of the most deprived citizens in the community".
"I am very conscious that many people find themselves in difficult circumstances at present and I want to commend the work of the many charitable organisations who are working on the frontline to bring what comfort and relief they can," said Smith.