Yingluck Shinawatra

Farmers on the bludge all over the world

Its the Thais turn now.

Why do farmers always have to stick their hand out?

This week an opinion poll carried out by Bangkok University found that the government?s approval rating has fallen to its lowest level yet. Most damaging to its reputation is its flagship scheme to subsidise rice. This was the brainchild of Mr Thaksin, who dictates most of his sister?s policies from afar. It was a useful vote-winner during the election campaign in 2011. But its costs now jeopardise both the government?s finances and the economy as a whole.? Read more »