Doughty– Farmers’ Union of Wales backing of Single Market and Customs Union membership is right for Wales and right for the rest of the UK

The Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) today announced their support for the UK remaining in the Single Market and the Customs Union. FUW President Glyn Roberts stated that the “only sensible outcome is to ensure we are still members of the common market and customs union on the day we leave the EU. Once that is accepted, the majority of the dangers, challenges and uncertainty just disappear.”

Commenting on today’s story, Stephen Doughty, MP for Cardiff South and Penarth and leading supporter of Open Britain, said:

"Today’s decision by the FUW to support membership of the Single Market and the Customs Union post-Brexit is the right approach for Wales and the right approach for the rest of the UK.

“Leaving the Single Market and the Customs Union would mean punishing tariffs being imposed on Welsh farmers and food producers selling their products into the EU, our biggest market. It would also mean costly and time-consuming customs checks at our ports, disrupting the supply chains of Welsh businesses. 

“It’s time for the UK Government to stop threatening a disastrous no-deal Brexit that would devastate Welsh farmers and get on with negotiating continued membership of both the Single Market and the Customs Union.”

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Notes to editors:

The full press release by the FUW announcing their decision to support Single Market and Customs Union membership can be found here.