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Scotland accuses Westminster of reneging on farm Brexit pledges

Scottish rural affairs secretary Fergus Ewing has accused the UK government of ignoring the devolved nations on Brexit farming policy.

In a letter to farm ministers in Wales and Northern Ireland, Mr Ewing called on the devolved nations to speak with a unified voice to protect the interests of UK agriculture during Brexit negotiations.

It comes amid growing claims that Westminster intends to impose a legislative and regulatory framework for the sector that ignores the views of the devolved nations.

Defra said the department would continue to work with all the devolved administrations to achieve a Brexit deal that works for all parts of the UK.

(Source: Farmers Weekly)

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