In or out? Farmers Guardian asks Young Farmers their views at the organised Brexit debate.
The AGRI Forum at NFYFC’s annual convention was followed by a Brexit debate. Farmers Guardian asked Young Farmers ‘in or out’?
With a 50:25:25 split in the audience, half of members wanted to stay in the EU, and the remaining split between out and undecided, members were keen to get their opinions heard.
"I am going to vote to remain in the EU. The UK government will not stand up for farmers, let alone the Labour dominated Welsh government.
"A lot of lamb is sent to the European Union in exports, but will that market still be there if we come out? Will farmers on the continent want to still have our product going into their countries?"
Dafydd Besent, Bro Ddyfi YFC, Montgomeryshire
"As Matt Naylor said in this morning’s AGRI Forum, we should vote out.
"We should be making money from production not payments. We do not receive any money as contractors from the EU, just more regulations.
"And do you actually get anything from it?"
Harry Cole, Westbury-on-Severn YFC, Gloucestershire
"I will be voting out as I do not like things the way they are.
"The only reason people will vote to stay in is because they are frightened to come out.
"We should just try it. Then, if we are not putting money into the EU, we will have more money in our pockets. With the size of our country, compared to our population, we cannot lose."
Natalie Moore, Tadcaster and Wetherby YFC, Yorkshire