Friday 6 September 2019 / 12:03 AM Farming / Sue Hayman

Sue Hayman responds to government announcement on farming

Sue Hayman MP, Labour’s Shadow Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Secretary, responding to the government announcement on farming, said:

“This rings hollow when the government is still threatening a No Deal Brexit and entertaining the prospect of trade deals that stand to undercut British farming on animal welfare and environmental standards.

“Boris Johnson has arrogantly ignored the NFU’s warning that crashing out of the EU would be catastrophic and research suggesting that it could force half of all British farms out of business.

“That’s why Labour is leading efforts to stop the Tories crashing us out, and it’s why we will implement our long-term Food and Farming Strategy.

“That’s the real way to give British farmers the certainty they need.”