Leaver predicts instant Brexit success when EU ties finally cut – ‘Plan for BIG increase!’ | UK | News (Reports)


Arch-Brexiteer John Redwood said: “UK farmers should be planning and investing for a big increase in home demand for their food. I see plenty of packs in the shops now have the UK flag on. No-one puts the EU flag on the imports.

“Why is that?”

One Twitter follower supported Mr Redwood’s view saying, “I always buy products displaying the Union Jack even if there are cheaper options.”

Another tweeted: “It’s time for a Buy British campaign to support our business getting back to work after Brexit.”

Some have warned about how a potential future trade deal between the UK and the US risks lowering British standards after Brexit.

But, in his blog, Mr Redwood suggested how the farming sector should adapt after Brexit.

He wrote: “One of the big wins from Brexit can be a new agrarian revolution in the UK.

“We should develop policies to rebuild our self-sufficiency in temperate food, as we virtually enjoyed before joining the Common Agricultural Policy.

“We should also look at other ways of increasing the use we make of our farmland to increase farm incomes.

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He said: “Landowners and tenant farmers can also add other incomes from making land available for solar arrays.”

It comes with Brexit negotiations between the UK and EU on the brink of collapse.
Today, Cabinet Office minister Michael Gov insisted the door is “ajar” for post-Brexit trade talks to continue with the EU after Downing Street declared negotiations as “over”.

Mr Gove accused EU officials of not being serious about making compromises and said they would have to back down if chief negotiator Michel Barnier is to resume negotiations in London this week.

His warning on Sunday came after Prime Minister Boris Johnson accused European leaders of having “abandoned the idea of a free trade deal” and told the country to “get ready” for leaving without a trade deal.

Asked if the door is still open to talks, he said: “It is ajar; we hope the EU will change their position, we’re certainly not saying that if they do change their position we can’t talk to them.”

But, he added on the BBC’s The Andrew Marr Show, that “we are ready if required” to leave without a trade deal, which he admitted would not “be a picnic”.


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