EU-Wide Milk Strike Brewing

The French might be rubbish at manly sports like cricket and fighting wars but they do know a thing or two about organising a good strike.

Dairy farmers in Germany, Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg have joined their French counterparts in striking over the low price of milk.

Protesting farmers are pouring milk away, or giving it to charities rather than allowing their normal buyer to collect their milk.

The striking farmers are also concerned about EU plans to scrap production quotas in 2015, which they say will lead to an even greater over-supply situation.

Italian farmers say that they can't decide whether to join the strike or run away now.

Irish farmers said that they were concerned to be told that all their cows had bluetongue when they didn't even know that they had mobile phones.