Boris Johnson pledges farmers will get a ‘better deal’ after Brexit

Boris Johnson is headed to Wales today

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Boris Johnson said Britain’s farmers will benefit from leaving the European Union’s common agricultural policy, ahead of today’s visit to Wales.

He said Brexit will be a “historic opportunity” to get farmers a better deal.

“I will always back Britain's great farmers and as we leave the EU we need to make sure that Brexit works for them,” he said.

“That means scrapping the common agricultural policy and signing new trade deals - our amazing food and farming sector will be ready and waiting to continue selling ever more, not just here but around the world.”

Mr Johnson will today visit a farm in south Wales and will also meet Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford to update him on Brexit negotiations.

Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns said the government is committed to creating “opportunities for all communities in Wales”.

“Together we will set out our bold ambition to agree a good deal for Welsh farmers as we leave the EU and generate new trade deals to boost our economy,” he said.

The trip to Wales is the latest stop on Mr Johnson’s UK tour, following visits to Scotland, Birmingham and Manchester.

The Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson met Mr Johnson in Edinburgh on Monday and confirmed she was opposed to a no-deal Brexit.

Mr Johnson also met with SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon, who accused the Prime Minister of pursuing a “dangerous” no deal.

“After my discussions with Boris Johnson, behind all of the bluff and bluster, this is a Government that is dangerous,” she said.

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