Cumbrian farmers fears over zero-tariff, zero-quota trade deal with Australia

HERE has been a mixed reaction from Cumbrian industry chiefs and MPs to the Government’s proposed 15-year transition to a zero-tariff, zero-quota trade deal with Australia.

While Dr Neil Hudson, MP for Penrith and The Border and member of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee urges caution and patience over the trade deal, South Lakes MP, Tim Farron has accused the Government of selling out British farming after it emerged that MPs would not get to scrutinise the UK’s trade deal with Australia before it is signed. Read More.

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