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NFU vice president on Brexit: We can’t blunder into trade deals

Prime minister Theresa May has set government a huge workload with the prospect of a hard Brexit in two years, warns NFU vice president Guy Smith.

Work to bring EU legislation into UK law and negotiating trade deals with hundreds of countries is enormous – if not impractical, he tells the Yorkshire Post.

In a Q&A covering a range of issues, Mr Smith says trade negotiators have to recognise agriculture is an “unusual industry”.

“Because of these types of things, we can’t blunder into trade deals with lower animal welfare standards,” he says.

(Source: Yorkshire Post)

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