Jeremy Hunt announces no-deal funding for British farmers

NFU officeholder - Minette Batters

Conservative leadership candidate Jeremy Hunt has announced that farmers, along with fishermen, would receive £6 billion in support to mitigate the effects of a no-deal Brexit, if he were elected as leader.

Speaking about the announcement NFU President Minette Batters said:

"While it is reassuring to see that Jeremy Hunt recognises that farmers will be some of the hardest hit by a no-deal Brexit, it remains the case it would be simply catastrophic for British food and farming. It is crucial that any future Prime Minister and their Government takes every measure to avoid this outcome."

"For thousands of farming businesses it would mean the loss of their biggest trading partner overnight, significant disruption to imports of key products such as animal medicines and a tariff regime that has the potential to allow imports of food to standards that would be illegal to produce in this country.

“While this sum of money may seem significant, it can only have a limited impact on mitigating the devastation a no-deal Brexit would have on farming and the British economy in the long term."

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  • Posted by: linda burrowsPosted on: 01/07/2019 20:45:47

    Comment: stop calling it a now deal brexit........there is a deal, just a different one and the one usa china australis and the rest of the world who arent in the eu subscribe to. Well done for beef in to China.....if it takes 20 years for the EU to agree a deal with Muraso (latin america) which has just been announced........our negotiations should be straightforward

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