‘Irish farmers among biggest losers in EU referendum’ – Fearon

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Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
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South Armagh MLA Megan fearon has said farmers in the north will be among the biggest losers following England’s decision to leave the EU. eu“The agriculture industry, one of the most vital industries on this island, now faces serious problems,” she warned. “When this referendum was called, and indeed throughout the campaign, the case of Irish farmers did not cross the mind of the British Tory party. “In terms of the Common Agriculture Policy alone, farmers here stand to lose in the region of €34,000 a year, which would cripple their livelihoods. “This is not to mention the impact restrictions on cross-border trading would have. “The British government has no democratic mandate to represent the views of the people of the north and I have absolutely no faith that they will fight for interests of Irish farmers in their negotiations with the EU.
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July 2016Fearon added, “Sinn Féin will continue to stand up for Irish farmers and fight their case in Europe, Leinster House, the Assembly and local government.”

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