Clearly there has been heavy over-dependence on the Chinese market. Perhaps the disbanding of the Wool Marketing Board will see the birth of an imaginative go- getting consortium of hill farmers (from Wales and Scotland as well as Cumbria) scouring the world (including the former Communist bloc) for markets?
How about prompting a market? The Chinese might like a different sort of woolly coat, now that they've gone off their old Marxist jackets. It just needs a Cumbrian designer, the local MP, and a Chinese entrepreneur to get together, perhaps in the Penrith Arms.
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