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Posted By: Steve Shaw
15-Aug-19 - 05:14 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Talk past him, David, not to him. You know where that always leads us. We're doing quite well at the moment.

A no-deal brexit will result in thousands of farms going out of business. Tariffs on exports and a massive drop in subsidies will see to that. The leader of the US farming lobby has said that we will have to accept US standards in order to have a deal. That means not only chlorine-washed chicken (which allows US producers to get away with lower hygiene and welfare standards in the production chain) but also GM produce and hormone-fed meat. We can't compete with that. They'll have us by the short 'n' curlies. Sovereignty lost.