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Economist blasts Defra’s farm Brexit plan

Westminster “hasn’t a clue” about what it is going to do about UK-only farm support after 2020, says agriculture economist Sean Rickard.

Sharing a stage with Defra minister George Eustice, Mr Rickard accused the UK government of “living in cloud cuckoo land” over the realities of Brexit, trade and food security.

Never one for mincing his words, Mr Rickard insisted that Brexit was “far from being a done deal”.

As people began to experience what Brexit would do to their standard of living, he said would not be surprised if the country changed its mind.

Source: The Scottish Farmer

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