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Opinion: 'Let's hope Boris' DUDE plan doesn't become a dud for agriculture'

Love him or loathe him, Boris Johnson’s commitment to ‘energise the nation with a spirit of can-do’ is something the farming industry can get behind.

Throughout the tumult Brexit has thrown up over the last three years, the industry has stood strong and whatever happens during Mr Johnson’s premiership, it will continue to do so.

 

Farming’s calendar stops for no-one.

 

Yes, the prospect of crashing out of the EU and the Prime Minister’s seemingly blasé attitude towards it is alarming, but the industry has been effective in impressing upon Westminster the disastrous effects a bad deal, or no deal at all, could have.

 

In a recent letter addressing the NFU’s concerns, Mr Johnson said he was committed to ensuring the UK had a trade deal with the EU which minimised friction on the cross-border transfer of goods.

 

It is also thought his close relationship with Donald Trump could allow for some concessions to be made when it comes to striking a trade deal with the US, hopefully easing fears about lower standard imports flooding into the UK and undermining our own producers.

 

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she had ‘profound concerns’ about the new PM while at the same time secretly thanking the gods of politics for such a gift.


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Polling has consistently shown a win for Mr Johnson would automatically boost support for Scottish independence.

 

At the time Farmers Guardian went to press it was not known whether Michael Gove would leave Defra and, if so, where he would be posted and who would become his replacement.

 

He has been a staunch supporter of British food and farming and had the political clout to make farming’s voice heard in the upper echelons of Government. His departure would come as a blow to the industry.

 

However, if the speculators are right and he is promoted, let us hope his force as a political heavyweight can ensure Mr Johnson’s DUDE plan does not become a dud for agriculture.

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