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UK will ‘welcome’ more food imports post-Brexit, says peer

Britain will “welcome in” more food imports from developing countries after the UK leaves the European Union, a former government minister has said.

“We will have Indian agricultural produce – we will have African produce so that we can help them grow their developing economies – because we are built that way.”

Lord Digby Jones

The suggestion was made by cross-bench peer Lord Digby Jones, who has served as director general of the CBI and was also a government minister for trade and investment.

Lord Jones said the UK would open up imports of food and and other agricultural produce in exchange for selling its financial services and goods to places such as India and Africa.

As the fifth largest economy in the world, the UK had much to offer, Lord Jones told BBC Radio 5’s Wake Up to Money programme on Tuesday (22 November).

Source: Farmers Weekly

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