Boris Johnson refuses to say if UK farmers would receive same support outside EU

Boris Johnson failed to give clear answers on the future of British farming outside the EU in an interview with BBC Countryfile.

He refused to answer when pressed on whether he could guarantee the same level of subsidies for UK farmers outside the EU and also misleadingly claimed the UK could leave the EU’s single market but still keep full access to it.

Former NFU President Peter Kendall commented:

“This is typical bluff and bluster from Boris, who has failed to answer key questions that are vital to the British farming industry.

“He was unable to guarantee that farmers would receive the same support as their key competitors in the European Union.

“And he could not explain how farmers could sell tariff-free into the EU if we left the single market.

“It’s clear that British farming is stronger, safer and better off in Europe.”

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