Farmers Guardian
Topics
How to spot BSE and what farmers can do to prevent it

How to spot BSE and what farmers can do to prevent it

DataHub

DataHub

Dairy Farmer Magazine

Dairy Farmer Magazine

Auction Finder

Auction Finder

British Farming Awards

British Farming Awards

CropTec

CropTec

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

NSA hits out at Government decision to suspend Parliament

The National Sheep Association (NSA) has hit out at a Government decision to suspend Parliament, though Number 10 has claimed it is ordinary procedure.

TwitterFacebook
Share This

National Sheep Association hits out at Government decision to suspend Parliament

NSA chief executive Phil Stocker said he was ‘extremely concerned’ to hear the Prime Minister intended to prorogue Parliament to ‘force through a no-deal’.

 

It is standard practice for new Governments to ‘prorogue’ Parliament in order to start a new ‘session’, which begins with a speech from the Queen that sets out the legislative priorities of the incoming administration.

 

But the Prime Minister’s decision to prorogue one or two days earlier than planned in September for the party conference break, and to resume sitting on October 14, rather than October 7, means MPs will lose around four days to avoid a no-deal Brexit before the deadline of October 31.


Read More

Government keeping no-deal planning under wraps to prevent panic buying of food Government keeping no-deal planning under wraps to prevent panic buying of food
Lack of no-deal tariff protection will open up UK pork market to the US and Canada Lack of no-deal tariff protection will open up UK pork market to the US and Canada
Surplus milk from Northern Ireland could ‘collapse’ GB price in a no-deal Brexit Surplus milk from Northern Ireland could ‘collapse’ GB price in a no-deal Brexit

The news comes shortly after a coalition of party leaders, including Labour, the SNP and Plaid Cymru, pledged to use a ‘legislative solution’ to block leaving the EU without a deal.

 

Mr Stocker said: “Mr Johnson has repeatedly said a no-deal Brexit is exceptionally unlikely, and while we have long been doubtful of the truth in that statement, we are very disappointed to see him adopt this tactic which prevents fair parliamentary debate, scrutiny and process and will make it easier for a no-deal to occur without Parliament being able to legislate to protect business.

 

“We cannot escape from the fact that heading off the cliff-edge into a no-deal is exceptionally damaging for the sheep industry and this news is deeply disturbing for farmers whose livelihoods and businesses are at risk.

 

Blasé

 

“NSA again calls on the Government to step back and look at the individual businesses of farmers and other professions which may be seriously damaged by his blasé approach and do everything in its power to prevent a no-deal coming to fruition.”

 

A Number 10 source told the BBC it was ‘time a new Government and new PM set out a plan for the country after we leave the EU’.

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

Most Recent

Facebook
Twitter
RSS
Facebook
Twitter
RSS