No-deal Brexit could cause mass slaughter of UK lambs as end of European trade spells ‘disaster’ for farmers
7 July 2019
No deal ‘cannot be allowed to happen’, Minette Batters says
A no-deal Brexit would be “absolutely disastrous” for agriculture in the UK – leading to the mass slaughter of lambs and many British agriculture workers going out of business, the head of the National Union of Farmers(NUF) has warned.
Minette Batters warned that the UK is unable to eat the amount of lamb it produces and depends on trade relations with France, which buys 40 per cent of the nation’s sheep meat, to sell on the product.
If British farmers were unable to effectively trade with the continent due to tariffs, she warned it could cause a vast surplus and lead to the mass slaughter of UK sheep.
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