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UKIP farm spokesman Stuart Agnew & his deeply unpleasant views

I have been drawn, reluctantly, back into looking at Stuart Agnew, UKIP’s chemically-challenged farm spokesman, as a result of  some undercover filming carried out at his “free-range” chicken farm in Norfolk. Agnew, you will recall, is so worried about the … Continue reading

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Cameron woos Welsh farmers: it’s all about the exports

  This from Today’s Farmers Weekly: EU exit could cost UK’s livestock farmers £330m, says PM Livestock farmers would be forced to pay an extra £330m a year to export their goods abroad in the event of an exit from … Continue reading

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New Report investigates impact of Brexit on UK Environment:

reblogged from the People Need Nature blog: An important new report has appeared today, to contribute to the debate about whether the UK should stay in or leave the European Union. Commissioned by RSPB, The Wildlife Trusts and WWF UK, … Continue reading

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Last week’s EU Poll – the results

Thanks to everyone who took part in last week’s poll on whether to stay in or leave the EU. 208 people took part, out of 492 who read the post – so 42% of readers decided to vote.   Hopefully … Continue reading

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Reasons to stay in the EU: “It’s not the economy, stupid”.

The people imploring us to leave the EU complain that we pay so much into the EU budget, but get so little back. It is true that last year the UK was the 3rd largest contributor to the EU budget, … Continue reading

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My tuppence worth on the EU Referendum – and a poll

The big news for the Environment in 2016 is that, as a result of the divisions within the political right in England, we are being forced to vote on whether we want to stay in the European Union in a … Continue reading

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