Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Cabinet now competing to do most harm to Welsh agriculture


Commenting on reports that Boris Johnson will undermine UK sheep farmers in a potential UK-NZ trade deal, Liberal Democrat Chief Whip Alistair Carmichael said:

"Yesterday it was chlorinated chicken from the States and today it is cheap lamb from New Zealand. It seems to be a competition within the cabinet to see who can do the most harm to Britain's agricultural industry."

“The trade deals this government are chasing risk seeing cuts in our food standards as poorly regulated imported goods flood the market.

“There should be no trade deals that weaken our standards of animal welfare or food standards.

"Our countryside depends on having a strong and vibrant agricultural industry. Having promised farmers the earth during the referendum our cabinet Brexiteers are happy to see them go to hell in a handcart."

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