Agriculture could be used as an important bargaining chip in forthcoming Brexit negotiations, says a former top UK civil servant.
“The rules of trade for the agrofood sector will be a valuable card in the hands of the UK Brexit negotiators.”
Sir Richard Packer
The suggestion was made by Richard Packer in a paper for the Centre for Policy Studies, published on Friday (6 January).
Sir Richard was permanent secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF) – the forerunner of Defra – from 1993 until 2000.
(Source: Farmers Weekly)