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Boris Johnson warned no deal Brexit could lead to farmers blocking roads in protest – live news

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Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Boris Johnson’s first visit to Wales as prime minister 9.50am BST Here is my colleague Rowena Mason’s story on what Welsh farmers are saying to Boris Johnson ahead of his visit to the country later today. Related: Stop playing Russian roulette with sheep industry, Johnson told 9.30am BST Recently Donald Trump spoke about his first phone call with Boris Johnson after Johnson became prime minister. His comments included this fascinating aside.
We don’t do the kind of trade we could do with – what some people say is Great Britain, and some people remember – a word you don’t hear too much is England, which is a piece of it.I will always back Britain’s great farmers and as we leave the EU we need to make sure that Brexit works for them.That means scrapping the common agricultural policy and signing new trade deals – our amazing food and farming sector will be ready and waiting to continue selling ever more not just here but around the world.At home we have got a flock of 450 ewes. We’ve just started selling the lambs off them for this year. Come the end of October, that’s when we will still be selling them. And to not have a market [because no deal would lead to the imposition of high tariffs by the EU] to sell them into just means there would be no future.I think they will. I think it is time to stand up for ourselves and be counted. We produce the most wonderful product and we need to be able to sell it and continue farming and looking after the land, like we do best. Continue reading…

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Publish date : 2019-07-30 08:50:31

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