george-EusticeGeorge Eustice © David Hartley/REX Shutterstock
Defra minister and Brexit campaigner George Eustice has pledged to abolish automatic cross-compliance penalties for farmers if the UK leaves the European Union. Mr Eustice made the pledge in a speech at the Balmoral Show in Northern Ireland. “The EU’s cross-compliance penalty regime is an indefensible system of rough justice, which must be scrapped,” he told listeners. See also: Minister reveals post-Brexit plan for farming “It results in farmers receiving huge fines for the most trivial of errors and creates […]
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