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Brexit ministers promise farmers will not be sacrificed for the City of London

Ministers at the Department for Exiting the EU (DEXEU) were quizzed by MPs yesterday about what Brexit could mean for farming and the environment.

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Farmers won't be sacrificed for the City of London, #Brexit ministers promise

Amid concerns farmers could pay the price for a good deal for financial services in the negotiations, they promised not to use agriculture as a ‘makeweight’ in Brexit talks and echoed Defra Secretary of State Andrea Leadsom’s comments about close co-operation between the two departments.

 

DEXEU minister Robin Walker again seemed to be on the same page as his Defra counterpart when he discussed the benefits of being able to design a new domestic agricultural policy in response to a question about farm profitability from Fiona Bruce, MP for Congleton.

 

Neil Parish MP, chair of the Efra select committee, was also given assurances high environmental standards will be maintained after Britain leaves the EU.


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