Disaster could unfold in our rural areas and Gov are unprepared
Commenting on today's report by the National Audit Office which shows that the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs is unprepared for a no-deal Brexit, Tim Farron, Lib Dem spokesperson for the Environment said:
“What a shock, the National Audit Office has declared DEFRA unprepared for a possible no deal Brexit, tell us something we didn’t know. And now, we know the full scale of the disaster that could unfold.
"If we crash out without a deal the UK could well not be able to export animal products, enforce control over our fishing waters nor export chemical products to the rest of the EU.
"This is why the Government desperately need to rule out the no deal option and why the people deserve to have the final say on the deal, and an opportunity to Exit from Brexit.”