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Farmers in Clydesdale have been badly let down by the Tories and food producers are suffering from ongoing Brexit uncertainty.

The failure of the UK government to pass on money from the EU owed to Scotland underlines the danger of a Tory power-grab after Brexit.

Scottish farmers receive £580 million annually through the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The EU provided an uplift in funding as farmers and crofters in Scotland receive less per hectare than the EU average – but the Tories failed to pass the uplift on in full, short-changing Scotland by £160 million.

The UK government plans a power grab over agriculture – despite the Leave campaign promising that powers in devolved areas would automatically come to the Scottish Parliament after Brexit – raising fears of a repeated snub to Scottish farmers.

The National Farmers Union, Scotland (NFUS) have supported the Scottish Government’s position that all decisions affecting farming and food production in Scotland should be taken in Scotland.

Brexit is an enormous threat to Clydesdale’s farmers, who are deeply concerned over export markets, and the future of farm support – and we heard some of that concern at my recent public meeting at the Mart with Rural Secretary, Fergus Ewing.

The Tories simply can’t be trusted after their brazen cash-grab of EU money from the pockets of Scottish farmers.

Scottish farmers have now endured three years of uncertainty about access to European markets for our beef, lamb and other produce.

On top of that, there is now the risk of our domestic market being flooded with food imports that don’t meet any of our high welfare and safety standards.

The European election is a chance to send a message to the Tories that Clydesdale doesn’t want Brexit. A vote for the SNP is a vote to make clear Scotland says No to Brexit and to protect Scottish farming.

 

 

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