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Ruth Davidson: ‘Foolhardy’ to devolve all EU farm powers to Scotland

Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson has told farm leaders it would be “foolhardy” to give Scotland the power to create its own replacement for the Common Agricultural Policy after Brexit.

Ms Davidson said she expected “an almighty political row” over the coming months about whether Westminster or Holyrood runs agriculture after powers are repatriated from Brussels.

She argued it would be wrong to create barriers within the UK domestic market – the destination of 85% of Scotland’s ‘agri-exports’ – by having different systems on both sides of the Border.

(Source: The Telegraph)

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