Farron: Brexit threatens farmers and consumers

Tim Farron was in the west country yesterday.

He went to Yeovil for a spot of EU referendum campaigning:

While he was there, he visited a dairy farm whose owner is keen to remain in the EU.

Tim said:

Brexit is a real threat to our farming industry, and the many families that rely on exports for their livelihoods.

Our free access to 500m customers is invaluable, with 73% of UK agricultural and food exports going to the EU. Leaving would hit jobs and devastate rural communities.

The survival of rural businesses โ€“ and the precious environment they protect โ€“ is a fragile thing, and should not be put at risk by leaving.

And then he went canvassing in Dorset in a local by-election with candidate Matt Hall:

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4 Comments

  • nigel hunter 25th May '16 - 11:59pm

    Our agriculture is better off trading with the EU. Australia has done a deal with China , a huge market. Why would they give the UK a favourable deal when we have a far smaller market. The Brexiter’s are living in the past. The world has rapidly moved on and we risk being left behind

  • And New Zealand exports to the United States and is expanding its exports to Asia.
    Note the Electoral Reform Society efforts to raise the level of debate on these issues.
    http://www.betterreferendum.org.uk/

  • Great campaign, lousy artwork. Has nobody told those responsible that reversing out white from a pale muddy colour does not work very well?

  • He will have his work cut out in South Somerset where the Liberal Democrat candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner came fourth behind the Conservative, Independent and UKIP candidates in a seat we had held for 32 years until 2015, the last time with a 13,000 majority. In other parts of Somerset our party came 6th or 7th out of seven. We had held all but one of the seats until 2015.

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