Thursday 12 January 2017 / 2:05 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

It’s time for the Tories to end the complacency and start coming up with the solutions British farmers need – Rachael Maskell

Rachael
Maskell MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural
Affairs
,
commenting on new figures on the financial burdens of English farming
businesses, said:

“With more farmers struggling under
crushing debts, and a fifth struggling even to pay their bills, the Government
must act now to prevent thousands of these businesses from going to the wall.

“Yet more than six months after the EU
referendum we’ve had nothing but complacency from Andrea Leadsom. We’ve had no
answers on a replacement for CAP, no answers on EU market access and no answers
on the seasonal labour that keeps so many farms viable.

“It’s time for the Tories to end the
complacency and start coming up with the solutions British farmers need.”