Australia deal on UK Farming – Worrying…

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National Sheep Association (NSA) concerns are not being taken seriously by the Government regarding what the Association refers to as, “the detrimental impact the UK-Australia trade deal will have on UK Farming”.

NSA Chief Executive Phil Stocker says: “NSA is bemused by the continued dismissal by the Prime Minister and some of his ministers of the detrimental impact the Australia deal will have on UK Farming. It is obvious, based on its own assessment, how this Government has truly committed the UK sheep industry to being the sacrificial lamb to enable cheaper Australian wine to be on UK supermarket shelves. The association presses for proper and urgent scrutiny of the deal by Parliament and TAC in order for the public to be given the full details of how the deal will allow imports of lamb produced to lower standards than those here in the UK.”