Andrea Leadsom speaking at a conference© Andrea Leadsom
Her keynote speech to the Oxford Farming Conference reveals that Defra secretary Andrea Leadsom is a long way from devising a post-Brexit policy for agriculture. Johann Tasker takes a closer look at the reality behind the soundbites. “For an industry that’s been around as long as mankind itself, farming has been at the centre of human achievement” Defra billed this speech as Mrs Leadsom setting out her vision for agriculture. It opened with a howler. Her very first line suggested farming […]