‘Not one pound, not even one penny for farmers’

The likely next leader of the NFU has “got some of the message” that farm subsidies should be abolished, says political blogger Tim Worstall.

“There should be no subsidies whatsoever.”

Tim Worstall

Writing for the free market Adam Smith Institute, Mr Worstall says leaving the EU is a great opportunity to properly sort out British farming.

His comments follow an article in The Times in which NFU deputy president Minette Batters said the farming industry accepted the need for subsidy reform.

Mr Worstall says Brexit is a chance to “wean [agriculture] from the teat of subsidy” and “offer not one pound, not a penny, as subsidy to farmers”.

(Source: Adam Smith Institute)

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