Hear from NFU President Minette Batters in the latest Bitesized Brexit podcast

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With political negotiations at a crucial stage, the NFU's Brexit podcast is a convenient way to stay informed.

The 'Bitesized Brexit' series will help you to stay up to date with what is happening in the latest Article 50 negotiations, with the progress of the Agriculture Bill through Parliament and to get an insight into how domestic agricultural policy will be affected.

In this episode, NFU President Minette Batters talks about looking into the abyss of a no-deal scenario and the latest developments and political uncertainty surrounding Brexit.  

More Bitesized Brexit episodes:

Episode 1 (7 Nov 2018): The NFU's EU exit and international trade director Nick von Westenholz outlines the impact of a no-deal scenario for British agriculture, how the organisation is communicating member concerns to the government, and how members can access their exclusive Brexit Toolkit. Listen now.

Episode 2 (14 Nov 2018): In the week where Prime Minister Theresa May tried to sell her Brexit deal to the cabinet, the NFU's EU exit and international trade chief adviser, Gail Soutar, looks at where the EU is with the negotiations, what could happen if the deal is not supported by the UK government, what the NFU has been pushing for, and how the current iteration of the deal affects farming. Listen now.

Episode 3 (21 Nov 2018): In this episode,NFU President Minette Batters outlines her concerns for farming in a no-deal scenario and reveals the feedback she has had from NFU members across the country. She also talks about the NFU's Email your MP tool enabling members to urge their representatives to speak up for farming as the Agriculture Bill makes its way through Parliament. Listen now.

Episode 4 (28 Nov 2018): In this episode, British Farmer & Grower deputy editor Huw Hopkins speaks to the Acting Director for the British Agricultural Bureau in Brussels Tom Keen. They discuss what the previous weekend’s European Commission vote means, what the NFU's activity in Brussels will be going forward, and also what the UK farming unions joint statement says about the current Withdrawal Deal.

How to listen

Hit the play button on the SoundCloud audio above.
Future episodes will be published to NFUonline and you can listen via the website.
You can also listen to it on your smartphone:

  1. Download the SoundCloud app from Apple's AppStore or Android's GooglePlay
  2. Open the app and search for 'Bitesized Brexit' or the National Farmers' Union page
  3. Click 'Follow'. You will then be notified when a new episode is uploaded.

Got a question?

NFU members: If you have a question you'd like to put to the NFU's Brexit team, you can submit it using the form below. We'll aim to answer as many questions as possible in the upcoming podcasts.


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Last edited on: 12:12:2018

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