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One of the major benefits of Brexit, and reason for leaving the SM and CU, was to be rid of the EU expensive food policy and able to import freely from much cheaper third world and antipodean producers. British agriculture will be destroyed, but is only a very small % of GDP and essentially doesn't matter to Tories who prefer to use the countryside for hunting shooting and horse riding. It is relatively much more important to the NI economy and dominated bu unionist landowners who don't seem to have gotten that message even though the Tories only promised to maintain CAP level subsidies for the lifetime of this parliament. I expect a sea change in their attitudes when those subsidies reduce or stop and they are competing against CAP subsidised southern Irish farmers who will retain access to the UK market.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed May 18th, 2022 at 08:23:52 AM EST
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