HAS Caroline Spelman revealed her true colours?

A joint declaration signed by the Defra secretary during a recent visit to Brazil includes an interesting turn of phrase:

“Increasing production in a sustainable way is the only consistent solution, in long term, to reduce agricultural prices.”

Joint declaration of Brazil and UK Agriculture ministers,
April 2011

The full declaration is here.

You could understand this sort of thing from a trade minister – or a minister for international development.

But from an agriculture minister?

I look forward to seeing the reception Mrs Spelman receives when she makes the same declaration in front of UK farmers.