What would no-deal Brexit mean for UK farmers?

Analysis: EU subsidies account for half of the average farmer’s income and many would lose money without them

Phoebe Weston
Science Correspondent
Tuesday 30 July 2019 19:10
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Boris Johnson clutched a chicken and promised to ‘back Britain’s great farmers’
Boris Johnson clutched a chicken and promised to ‘back Britain’s great farmers’

Boris Johnson looked his bumbling old self as he wandered around the Welsh countryside trying to convince farmers a push for hard Brexit wouldn’t hurt their business.

He clutched a chicken and promised to “back Britain’s great farmers”, giving them the support they need after Britain leaves the EU.

However, his plans for a no-deal Brexit are widely considered to be catastrophic for the industry and few farmers would have found comfort in his comments yesterday.

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