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Paul Dacre, the editor of the virulently Eurosceptic Daily Mail, received £60,000 in 2014 from the European Union in subsidies for his Scottish shooting and hunting estate, according to government records obtained by BuzzFeed News.

Britain’s longest-serving national newspaper editor, whose title is known for its staunchly anti-EU coverage, especially around the Brexit debate, claimed the money from the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) fund.

In a separate move, Dacre has also set up a business to develop renewable energy, building a hydroelectric power plant on his Scottish land.

The Langwell Estate, a 20,000-acre estate near Ullapool in the Scottish Highlands, was bought by Dacre and his wife, Kathleen, for £2.45 million in 2009, according to Scottish Land Registry documents.

Since then Dacre continued to claim EU subsidies, including a total of £59,534 from the CAP fund in 2014. This included £3,000 for the “encouragement of tourism activities” on the estate and £7,000 designated for “farmers in areas with handicaps”.

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