PM’s chief policy adviser warns farming to go head-to-head with NHS in Brexit cash battle

UK farming is likely to be embroiled in a battle for cash as it is pitched against the NHS and other public spending priorities for the first time in 40 years.

Speaking at the 2016 Conservative Party conference, the Prime Minister’s chief policy adviser George Freeman contradicted previous assurances from Ministers that farmers would receive the same amount of subsidy in a post-Brexit era.

He told a meeting organised by the Social Market Foundation the public would want the £3 billion currently spent on farming subsidies each year to go towards hospitals and GPs instead.

Source: Farming Guardian
Date: 6 October 2017

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