Brexit poses an ‘extreme risk’ to Britain’s food security. Don’t ignore the warnings

Left Foot Forward

Published: 17th October 2017

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Key quote:

“Gove, like his colleague Chris Grayling, is one of the Brexiteers content to walk away from the EU without a deal. Such a cliff edge scenario would be disastrous for UK agriculture since 70% of the country’s food and agricultural exports go to EU countries. Data shows that those favouring Brexit were largely the poorer and those with a more tenuous attachment to the labour market.

“Lured by the false promises of a stronger nation and more power for themselves and their country they were convinced they had nothing to lose. But warnings about the risks to our country’s food supply give a clear sense of how wrong they are. We may see a transition from foodbank Britain to hungry Britain following a bungled exit from the EU.”