Trade, Development, and Immigration

US-UK trade deal “is an opportunity for UK farmers”

Shanker Singham quoted in Financial Times

Responding to concerns by the National Farmers’ Union over the impact of a US-UK trade deal on British farming, IEA Fellow Shanker Singham told the Financial Times “if you are going to take that kind of approach, you should never have left the EU.

You can dress up your protectionism as something else” he added, “but it is clearly protectionism. [This] is an opportunity for UK farmers. They are banned at the moment from US markets in lamb and beef — that could change. There is massive protein demand from all around the world, places like the Gulf. UK farmers ought to do well by servicing that.”

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