Farming communities in North and West Wales could be amongst the worst hit by Brexit says a new report from the Public Policy Institute for Wales today (Monday).
The report predicts that red meat exports to the EU will be particularly hard hit by Brexit.
Commenting, Susan Elan Jones MP, leading supporter of the Open Britain campaign, said:
“Brexit threatens some of the most vulnerable communities in Britain, and the farmers of Wales are in the front line to be clobbered if we crash out of the Customs Union and the Single Market.
“The decision of the UK Government to rule out membership of the Customs Union could have a devastating effect on farmers all over the UK.
“No Government that had a genuine concern for the viability of farming communities would contemplate such a proposal and it is essential that ministers reverse course and instead commit to Customs Union and Single Market membership.”
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The report can be accessed here: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/f06571_00c7b7cb284e472396b073f909824d4a.pdf