Farmers Guardian
News
Word ‘milk’ banned for use in branding of plant-based products

Word ‘milk’ banned for use in branding of plant-based products

This Is Agriculture - Sponsored

This Is Agriculture - Sponsored

DataHub

DataHub

Auction Finder

Auction Finder

LAMMA 2020

LAMMA 2020

You are viewing your 1 free article

Register now to receive 2 free articles every 7 days or subscribe for unlimited access.

Subscribe | Register

Boris to ‘forge a new Britain’ as he tells farmers they will thrive under Tory Gov

Farmers at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair, Llanelwedd, met with Mr Johnson on Monday (November 25) as he launched his party’s Welsh manifesto for the general election.

TwitterFacebook
Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair, Llanelwedd.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair, Llanelwedd.
Share This

Boris to ‘forge a new Britain’ as he tells farmers sector will thrive under Tory government

The Conservatives have reiterated their promise to protect the annual £3 billion budget for UK agriculture in every year of the next Parliament as Prime Minister Boris Johnson told farmers the industry would prosper under a Tory led Government.

 

Farmers at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair, Llanelwedd, met with Mr Johnson on Monday (November 25) as he launched his party’s Welsh manifesto for the general election.

 

During his visit, onlookers watched as he sheared a sheep, handed out beef and lamb sandwiches and inspected some prize cattle in the bullring.

 

The Brecon and Radnorshire constituency, where the Fair is held, was won by the Liberal Democrats at a by-election earlier in the year.


Read More

Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal could see NI farmers ‘cut out of GB market’Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal could see NI farmers ‘cut out of GB market’
Tories promise to protect £3bn ag budget in next ParliamentTories promise to protect £3bn ag budget in next Parliament

Mr Johnson said: “With a Conservative majority government, we will improve connectivity and infrastructure across the whole of our industry.

 

“The Welsh dragon will roar louder than ever before.”

 

During the launch of his election manifesto, Mr Johnson said he would ‘get Brexit done’ and ‘forge a new Britain’.

 

‘Buy British’

The party also said it would do more to encourage the public sector to buy British food after Brexit in ‘recognition of its quality’ and in order to reduce the UK’s carbon footprint.

 

Other pledges include to increase the annual quote for its Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme (SAWS) pilot, from 2,500 to 10,000.

 

Responding to a tweet by Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation, which said the Tories would ‘not compromise’ on the UK’s high environmental protection, animal welfare and food standards, NFU president Minette Batters said: “Asking for 47,000 NFU friends: How?

 

“And if that is the case, why was it not part of the Trade and Ag Bill?

 

“If this is true, that legislation commitment must be honoured before the #GE2019.”

TwitterFacebook
Post a Comment
To see comments and join in the conversation please log in.

Most Recent

Facebook
Twitter
RSS
Facebook
Twitter
RSS