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Agriculture could be used as an important bargaining chip in forthcoming Brexit negotiations, says a former top UK civil servant. The suggestion was made by Richard Packer in a paper for the Centre for Policy Studies, published on Friday (6 January). Sir Richard was permanent secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF) – the forerunner of Defra – from 1993 until 2000. See also: Leadsom warned over Brexit consequences for farming ‘Valuable card’ “The rules of trade […]
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