London July 30 : British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is on a Wales trip where he will meet first minister Mark Drakeford and also make an effort to woo Welsh farmers.
Mark Drakeford has warned a no-deal Brexit would be “catastrophic” for the country.
Earlier, Boris was given a frosty reception as he arrived to meet Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, at Bute House in Edinburgh. After boos as he and his entourage entered the building, he left via a back door.
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Boris Johnson assured farmers and food producers that they will continue to thrive in post-Brexit Britain
“It is the latest in a number of trips the PM is taking across the United Kingdom, as he pledges to revitalise forgotten communities and renew the ties that underpin the Union,” said the statement issued by British Prime Minister’s Office, The Rt Hon Alun Cairns MP, and The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP.
The farming sector employs more than 50,000 people in Wales, while the food and drink sector is Wales’ largest – contributing almost £1.7 billion to its economy.
Ahead of the visit Prime Minister Boris Johnson said,”I will always back Britain’s great farmers and as we leave the EU we need to make sure that Brexit works for them.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.”
“Once we leave the EU on 31st October, we will have a historic opportunity to introduce new schemes to support farming – and we will make sure that farmers gets a better deal.Brexit presents enormous opportunities for our country and it’s time we looked to the future with pride and optimism,” he said.
We're going to get Brexit done by October 31st.
And we're going to strengthen our NHS, fund our schools, and hire 20,000 new police officers.
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