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Senior Tory calls for an end to ‘calamitous’ Brexit as Scottish farmers face wipe-out

A senior Conservative has called for a rethink of his own party’s Brexit policy, warning that a UK-USA trade deal would wipe out Scottish farmers.

Former MEP Struan Stevenson raised the spectre of falling subsidies and collapsing land prices while imports of cheap low-quality hormone-treated beef and chlorine-washed chicken destroyed domestic production.

Mr Stevenson said: “When a hard Brexit means hurtling over the cliff’s edge and a soft Brexit means paying for EU membership but having no say, it is time to call a halt.

“Let us hope that Scotland’s farmers will add their voices to the growing nationwide clamour for a re-think on the calamitous course that the UK now seems to be pursuing.”

(Source: Herald Scotland)

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