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Tag Archives: Brexit
Where’s the Beef? the UK Australia Trade Deal and the desperate search for Brexit Benefits.
There’s been an awful lot of media attention focussed on the idea that the Government’s Trade Deal with Australia will lead to the UK being swamped with sub standard Australian Beef, pushing plucky British Beef farmers out of business. I’m … Continue reading
Posted in Agriculture policy, beef, Brexit, Common Agricultural Policy, NFU, Uncategorized Tagged Australia, beef, Brexit, cows 9 Comments
Ten Years on – from Dark Days of Farming to a new Post-CAP future
Reading about yesterday’s launch of the Sustainable Farming Incentive Scheme – the post-Brexit post-Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) farming support scheme for England we’ve been waiting for these past nearly 5 years – sent me off the archives, where I found … Continue reading
Attempted Coups, Pariah States and Brexit-Trump
Writing this in the aftermath of the attempted coup in Washington on Wednesday is difficult and perhaps premature. Difficult because I, like I am sure many of you, am still processing what’s happened, the enormity of it. Premature because President … Continue reading
Posted in Brexit, Tory Party, Trump, Uncategorized Tagged Brexit, Capitol, Coup, Trump 1 Comment
What a Year
I think “what a year” is how most people feel about 2020. It started with us wondering whether we would crash out of the EU without a deal, and ended with a deal being rushed through Parliament not only without … Continue reading
Posted in 2020, Brexit, covid19, Uncategorized Tagged 2020, Brexit, covid19, nature 10 Comments
Farming After Brexit: Golden Age or Great Betrayal?
It’s now just 30 days until we leave the transition period (we already left the EU last January) and, depending on how you look at it, are once again a Sovereign State able to take back control and make our … Continue reading
Posted in Agriculture policy, Brexit, Uncategorized Tagged Agriculture, Brexit, Farming is Changing 4 Comments
Lambs to the slaughter: What future for the UK’s sheep flock, post-Brexit?
Sheep near Wind Tor, Dartmoor. Photo by Anthea Simmons As we wait for what feels like the final slow-motion spin of the car as it hurtles inexorably towards the cliff edge, wondering if our heroes are going to escape from … Continue reading
Posted in Brexit, Dartmoor, George Eustice, lamb consumption, overgrazing, Sheep Tagged Brexit, George Eustice, lamb consumption, Okehampton Common, overgrazing, Sheep, UK sheep flock 5 Comments
Brexit, The Environment Bill and Local Wildlife Sites – a perfect storm?
On this supposed “Brexit Day” I’m not going to dwell on the Bongs, or the Flags, or the Farage’s. But one of the consequences of Brexit is that we have a new Environment Bill in Parliament. This is as a … Continue reading
Landed Gentry or Brexite – the choice to replace Mary Creagh at the Environmental Audit Committee
It’s Brexit week – well it’s not really but the symbolic moment has arrived when we move into the next phase of what will be a very long process – on Friday the transition period will begin – and nothing … Continue reading
2019…what a year.
This will be my last blog of 2019 as I intend to take a bit of a break from social media. But we’ll see how well that works out! I’m not going to go into any great depth about the … Continue reading
Posted in 2019 review Tagged 2019, 2019 review, Brexit, farmland tax, unchecked 16 Comments
The Brexit Charade
The Brexit charade continues to play out. Increasingly shrill, even hysterical threats emanate from what we can only assume to be the new bunker built by Dominic Cummings’ dad under Number 10 Downing Street. The latest one, picked up and … Continue reading
Posted in Brexit, Dominic Cummings, The Brexit Party, Uncategorized Tagged Brexit, Brexit Party, Dominic Cummings, General Election 3 Comments