National Trust symbol at Penmaen Burrows, Gower Peninsula, Wales © REX/ShutterstockNational Trust symbol at Penmaen Burrows, Gower Peninsula, Wales © REX/Shutterstock
Farmers should only be rewarded for managing land in a nature-friendly way, and direct income supports should be removed altogether in a post-Brexit rural policy, says the National Trust. Presenting the trust’s views at this week’s Countryfile Live event at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, director general Dame Helen Ghosh said major reform was essential “to reverse decades of damage to the countryside and the headlong decline of species”. “Whatever your view of Brexit, it gives us an opportunity to think again […]
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