Economically and psychologically, Ireland is closer to Boston than Berlin, and to Britain than Germany.
Posts Tagged: Farming
Problems that it may cause our nearest and closest neighbour would also be problems for us.
The sector is already a success story – this is a chance to make it even better.
Exports are up more than 70 per cent.
James Cartlidge: Beware an unexpected consequence of Brexit – opening our doors to a new mass of unskilled migrants
My worry is that we will end up simply substituting EU immigration with non-EU. We need to buy time to train our own workforce up.
Michael Tomlinson: Brexit is the greatest opportunity for free trade and prosperity since the repeal of the Corn Laws
Tomorrow marks the anniversary of Peel moving his great measure – to which much of the Lords was also opposed.
The effects of Britain’s EU experience and of the Trump admistration’s stance are two big unknowns.
Do we want a New Zealand model of little or no support, or a Norwegian model of high levels of support designed to keep farmers on the land?
Neither “Stop it or we’ll leave” nor “OK, we’ll comply but give us time” are good enough
Escape from the EU’s free trade rules gives us the opportunity to introduce a wide range of new welfare measures.
Farmers serve our national security, boost our exports and sculpt our environment.
Funding for EU programmes in the UK will be maintained until 2020 – just as Vote Leave promised.
An independent Britain could maintain financial support for agriculture whilst lifting the burden of EU red tape.
Nadhim Zahawi: The EU cannot solve its problems. Which makes them our problems. Which is why we should leave – and take control.
I believe that this organisation is incapable of providing a swift or lasting solution to problems.
I have sat round the table at dozens of council meetings where we worked together, through well-developed networks, to protect our environment.