Britain and Africa will prosper together if we ditch the EU’s economic colonialism – Telegraph.co.uk

The EU’s Common Agricultural Policy treats Africa as an economic colony. Brussels applies tariffs to tomato sauce, but not to tomatoes; to chocolate, but not to cocoa beans; to roasted coffee, but not to green coffee. Africa, in other words, is expressly discouraged from developing secondary industries that would add value to its commodities.

How much value? According to Calestous Juma of Harvard Kennedy School, Africa – the entire continent – earned £1.8 billion from coffee exports in…

Britain and Africa will prosper together if we ditch the EU’s economic colonialism – Telegraph.co.uk