Australia Trade Deal: Conservatives sell out British farmers

Responding to the new UK-Australia trade deal, Liberal Democrat Rural Affairs Spokesperson Tim Farron MP said: “This trade deal fails to protect our farmers in the long-term.

Tim Farron

“The Conservatives make promises of transitions, but all that means is delaying the inevitable – our farming communities being undermined by imported food that is produced to lower standards of animal welfare and environmental protection.

“Liberal Democrats back British farmers, we’re calling on the government to back my bill forcing them to publish the impact assessments of this deal on our farming communities and to give Parliament the final say.”

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