Westminster Brexit farm power grab ‘must be blocked’

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon says it is “vital” that post-Brexit farming powers are transferred from the EU to Holyrood – not stuck in Westminster.

“It is important for the agriculture sector that Scotland has a strong say in the negotiations with the EU.”

Nicola Sturgeon

Speaking at the NFU conference on Tuesday (7 February), Ms Sturgeon said agriculture was a devolved issue.

Scotland and not Westminster should determine its own policies as far as possible, she said.

This was the best way of ensuring future decisions on farming reflected Scotland’s distinct priorities, she added.

(Source: Farmers Weekly)

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