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23 May 2021

Economy

Politics and Society

Jill Rutter, Senior Research Fellow, at the UK in a Changing Europe, discusses whether the Government need to be worried about farmers.

Speaking as a former civil servant in Defra, Jill argues that farmers are very visual, effective lobbyists. She goes on to discuss the plan and issues for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Australia, the impact it will have on British farmers, if tariffs are removed, and the need for a rethink on what the UK wants to achieve post-Brexit.

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