Britain’s May says Brexit provides ‘distinctive alternative’ for farmers

LONDON (Reuters) – Brexit provides a “unique opportunity” for Britain to rework its meals, farming and environmental insurance policies, Prime Minister Theresa May will inform farmers on Thursday, stepping up efforts to promote her imaginative and prescient for leaving the European Union.

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May listens to the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani in the beginning of their assembly at 10 Downing Street, London, Britain July 24, 2018. Matt Dunham/Pool by way of REUTERS

May’s plan for Britain’s future ties with the EU has come beneath fireplace not solely from competing factions in her Conservative Party but in addition throughout the nation. Some say it’ll depart Britain too near the bloc whereas others argue her proposal provides a relationship that’s not shut sufficient.

At an agriculture present in Wales, May will inform farmers that leaving the EU will imply changing the bloc’s widespread agricultural coverage, which offers subsidies, with a brand new system of public cash for public items.

“Leaving the EU presents us with a unique opportunity to transform our food, farming and environmental policies so we can have a healthy and prosperous agricultural industry that is fit for the future, and helps us to leave the environment in a better place than we found it,” she’s going to say.

“I want to make the most of the freedoms provided by Brexit to design a new scheme that is less bureaucratic, and does away with the overly prescriptive information farmers currently have to provide to apply for grants.”

With her plan for a “business-friendly” Brexit criticized from all sides, May is eager to tour the nation to set out not solely what she sees as the advantages of leaving the EU but in addition her imaginative and prescient for Britain’s future exterior the bloc.

The government has additionally elevated its warnings over what a so-called no deal Brexit may appear like, together with preparations to stockpile meals and medicines, in what Brexit campaigners say is an try to scare folks into backing May’s plan.

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; modifying by Stephen Addison

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