Animal charm…PM boost for farmers

Posted on Jul 27 2018 - 7:02am by admin

The Prime Minister spoke of making exporting products as “frictionless as possible” as she praised the UK’s farming industry.

Mrs May’s White Paper on future relations with the EU includes proposals to remain aligned to Brussels rules for trade in “agri-foods”, to keep cross-border commerce free-flowing.

Yesterday, she addressed food producers at one of Europe’s largest summertime agricultural fairs, the Royal Welsh Show, in Llanelwedd, Powys.

She said: “What we have when we come out of the EU Common Agricultural Policy is an opportunity to determine what is going to be right for the UK. So that gives us a real opportunity for the future. We have this proposal which enables frictionless borders. 

“I’ve been hearing some of the producers here talk about the importance of that just-in-time system, in order to export lamb and other products, across the borders, and to make that as frictionless as possible.

“We recognise the importance of the industry you represent, the planning for the future, the opportunities for the future.”

Mrs May was also invited to hang a “best in harness” rosette on shire horse Mr Tumble.

The Prime Minister and husband Philip will head to Italy and Switzerland to get away from it all on their summer holiday.

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