Brexit Britain: Farmers Facing Worst Conditions

Brexit Britain: Farmers Facing Worst Conditions "In Living Memory"

Published date : 15 November, 2022

Local MP Richard Thomson has highlighted a report from an All-Party Parliamentary Group which has found “unwelcome detrimental impacts on livelihoods” as a result of Brexit.

Farming chief in England have also warned Britain’s food production is currently tackling the worst conditions “in living memory”.  

Minette Batters, President of the National Farmers Union (NFU), warned MPs that huge rises in input costs were “driving massive problems” across all types of farms throughout the UK.

It follows a report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Fisheries - titled ‘Brexit: Voices of the UK Fishing Industry’ – which stated:  

“Brexit [has] left the fishing industry and the wider seafood sector crying foul in the wake of unexpected and unwelcome detrimental impacts on livelihoods, business turnover, labour, exports and access to fishing areas and quota”. 

Commenting, Richard Thomson MP said: 

“The impacts of Brexit are still being felt some six years on from the vote, that people in Gordon and across Scotland chose to reject.  

“It’s clear that Brexit doesn't work. It has been a catastrophic failure, hammering households and business across these islands – none more so than our farming and fishing communities.  

“Scotland knew of the dangers and rightly voted against Brexit, but due to this outdated and dysfunctional Westminster system, we were dragged out regardless. 

“Ultimately though, what Brexit has done is highlight how threadbare the case has become for continued Westminster control with continued Westminster governments Scotland rejects. 

“There can be no doubt that the only way to escape the long-term damage of Brexit is to take control of our own affairs and get full advantage of a Single Market that is seven times bigger than that of the UK’s.” 


Notes to Editors:  

UK food prices set to rise further as farmers face ‘hammering’, MPs told - Independent 
Brexit case for UK seafood industry was overstated, APPG study finds - Seafood Source  



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