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Tory frontunner will be ‘empty chaired’ by NFU – as enviornment secretary reveals ‘tensions’ with Truss.
NFU President Minette Batters said the UK-New Zealand deal, as with the one signed early this year with Australia, has little benefit for British farmers and that a coherent approach is needed to bolster UK farming’s productivity.
Claim that UK farming at risk if ‘soft’ approach pursued with countries with ‘less qualms’ about quality.
New Zealand television is completely mystified by the amazing #Brexit trade deal Liz Truss keeps boasting about. They can’t understand why she would want to make British farmers poorer and theirs richer. Even the winning side can’t fathom it.
Boris Johnson’s Trumpian remarks on the “deep state” will almost certainly have a destructive effect on British democracy.
THE UK Government failed to heed warnings over the damage Brexit would do to Scotland’s food and farming sectors, despite “clearly being aware of the consequences”, a Scottish minister has said.
Data obtained by POLITICO shows economic toll on farmers known before key post-Brexit trade talks began.
A couple of points are worth observing already. Nearly six years on from the Leave vote, the supposed opportunities of Brexit remain entirely conspicuous by their absence. And ramping up the rhetoric by claiming “immense opportunity” does not change this reality.
Labour shortages caused by Brexit and accentuated by the COVID pandemic have badly affected businesses across the food and farming sector and could cause ‘permanent’ damage, UK lawmakers stated in a report published on Wednesday (6 April).
The Chancellor and Prime Minister need a plan to counter figures showing lower growth after the hit to EU trade.
Government modelling suggests deal could damage some UK industries like farming and food processing. / But the government's own estimates for the deal suggest it will have a negligible impact of 0.02 per cent to 0.03 per cent of GDP by 2033.
Talk at this week’s NFU conference will be alive with financial, labour and competition concerns.
Continuing the letter to Jacob Rees-Mogg, reminding him – he seems to need reminding – of the many new opportunities created by Brexit.
A year on from leaving the EU, it’s time for an annual report on how Brexit has worked out for Wales.
The NFU president has been dismayed by the government’s post-Brexit deals, but has vowed to fight on for British producers
Minette Batters decries trade deal with Australia and New Zealand. / The president of the National Farmers’ Union has accused the government of using British food producers as a “pawn” in post-Brexit trade deals.
The potential threats of Brexit to Scottish farmers continue to 'vastly outweigh' the potential opportunities, NFU Scotland has warned one year on from UK withdrawal.
The UK’s much-vaunted post-Brexit trade deals will only increase the country’s GDP by a minuscule amount over the next 15 years, a report by the National Audit Office (NAO) reveals today.
THE UK Government’s trade minister admitted she doesn’t know the impact of the New Zealand deal on GDP compared to the cost of Brexit during questioning from MPs.
Dairy UK, the processor-led organization representing farmer-owned co-ops and private dairy companies, has expressed concern over the UK government’s trade deal with New Zealand.
All trade deals combined worth less than 50p per person a year, analysis of government figures shows.
U.K. investment of more than 1 billion pounds ($1.4 billion) to smooth the passage of goods over its new post-Brexit border failed to prevent a slump in trade with the European Union.
Across the world, there is incomprehension at what we have done to ourselves.
The UK's trade deal with New Zealand has been heavily criticised by Stormont's agriculture minister.