In this Federal Trust video, Liz Webster of Save British Farming, describes the illusions that led some farmers to vote for Brexit. These illusions are now being contradicted by reality. In a volatile world membership of the European Union was and would be again the best guarantee of a secure food supply for the United Kingdom.
Formula shortages causing stress for parents - Brexit one of the reasons given for the issue [4 mins] 21/06/2023
Parents are reporting ongoing difficulties finding formula to feed their babies. / Complications importing goods post-Brexit is one reason that has been given for the issue.
A tense Brexit debate happened on TalkTV yesterday when a journalist said food shortages weren't impacting war torn Ukraine.
“The reason that we have food shortages in Britain, and that we don’t have food shortages in Spain – or anywhere else in the European Union – is because of Brexit, and also because of this disastrous Conservative government that has no interest in food production, farming or even food supply", she said in a video shared this morning.
UK supermarkets have been “hurt horribly by Brexit”, according to former Sainsbury’s CEO Justin King.
Farmers have called for clarity over what post-Brexit support they will receive to improve the environment. / Essex farmer Tom Bradshaw, who is also deputy president of the National Farmers' Union, said the "uncertainty is crippling businesses".
A businessman has discussed how Brexit is increasing the price of food, calling for the UK to rejoin the single market to help the British economy.
A farmer says the lack of border checks on meat coming into the UK is deeply worrying, as it could be putting the country at risk of diseases like foot and mouth.
Brexit and pandemic could ‘permanently damage’ British food and farming industry [4 mins] 06/04/2022
Labour shortages and price rises triggered by Brexit and the pandemic could leave the British food and farming industry permanently damaged, MPs have warned.
Deli meat and cheese imports 'incredibly difficult' as new Brexit rules come into force [2 mins] 04/01/2022
Shane Brennan, chief executive of the Cold Chain Federation, discusses new Brexit import rules with Sky's Ian King.
EU's former negotiator Michel Barnier: 'No-one can be surprised' Brexit contributed to fuel crisis 28/09/2021
"Nobody can be surprised. The British government decided to leave the EU, to leave the single market, to leave the customs union. That means mechanic consequences."
Former Sainsbury’s boss says Brexit will have a bigger impact than Covid on food and drink 17/09/2021
‘In two years’ time you are all going to realise Brexit was bigger news than Covid,’ warns Justin King.
In a video from 2019, Farage says passionately that the food shortages threat is "Project Fear" and "should be utterly, completely, totally, disregarded.”
James O'Brien asks when people will see Brexit downsides, as food trade hits 'crisis point' [3 mins] 18/06/2021
Disruption to trade is not ‘teething problem’, parliamentary committee hears.
Next time people tell you there's no new friction at the borders because of Brexit, you can show them this Dutch TV clip of drivers being stopped and having their lunches confiscated. 10/01/2021
Firms face “crippling uncertainly” and there is a “real threat “of food and medicine shortages in the new year, Ian Blackford has said. / The SNP Westminster leader called for an economic impact assessment to be released on the costs of the PM's “extreme Tory Brexit plans”.
'Deal or no-deal, the cost of food is going to rise for businesses and very possibly consumers' - Sky News 14/12/2020
Deal or no-deal, the cost of food is going to rise for businesses and very possibly consumers. Our business correspondent @pkelso explains why ingredients we take for granted today may become a little harder to come by if there is no #Brexit deal.
The head of the UK's largest dairy farmers' co-operative has warned that prices may rise sharply if Britain leaves the EU without a deal.
Coronavirus: UK shops would have suffered food shortages during pandemic without single market, EU says 04/05/2020
Britain 'fortunate' it had not crashed out of bloc when coronavirus struck, Commission says – even as Boris Johnson vows to do just that if necessary.
"opening our ports, shelves & fridges to food which would be illegal to produce here would not only be morally bankrupt..." - Minette Batters, NFU 26/02/2020
"To sign up to a trade deal which results in opening our ports, shelves & fridges to food which would be illegal to produce here would not only be morally bankrupt, it would be the work of the insane."
Guy Hands, Terra Firma Capital Partners chairman and chief investment officer, discusses the impact of Brexit on U.K. exports, investment strategy, and the influence of environmental, social and governance issues on the firm's mergers and acquisitions.
British Retail Consortium says a no-deal Brexit will result in shortages of fresh food [2 mins] 04/09/2019
“Do you have any explanation at all as to why [Michael Gove] should have said there will be no shortages of fresh food given what you've just told us? / “No.” / The British Retail Consortium says a no-deal Brexit will result in shortages of fresh food.
"There’s about 10 days of food in total ... will lead to gaps on the shelves within a week." 07/08/2019
"There’s about 10 days of food in total. The kind of disruption the government is talking about today… will lead to gaps on the shelves within a week.” / Former Sainsbury’s CEO Justin King tells @Emmabarnett why he thinks we should be worried about a no-deal Brexit