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Direct Payments to Farmers (Legislative Continuity) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:27 pm on 21st January 2020.

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Photo of Angus MacNeil Angus MacNeil Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Trade Team Member) 1:27 pm, 21st January 2020

We need to bear in mind that for crofters and farmers the big uncertainty will be the autumn markets if there are tariff barriers and trade hurdles with the EU. That should really leave an open-ended cheque for the gamblers in the UK Government, who have given blithe assertions that all will be fine—if it is not fine, it should not be the crofters and farmers who pay.