Devon stories mentioning Brexit, 2020-09-13–2020-09-16

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NFU welcomes opportunities for British farming in UK-Japan trade deal

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News As part of the new UK-Japan trade deal, there will be strong tariff reductions on UK pork, beef, salmon and a range of other agricultural exports Britain’s newly agreed trade deal with Japan is “very positive” for British agriculture, the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has said. Agreed in principle by International Trade Secretary Liz Truss and Japan’s Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu via video call last Friday, September 11, the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement is expected to increase UK trade with Japan by £15.2 billion. The UK’s first major post-Brexit trade deal, it will also see a total of 14 iconic South West products, including Cornish clotted cream, pasties...

Devon MP leading Brexit rebellion against Boris Johnson

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The former Attorney General's decision not to back a controversial Brexit bill puts him on collision course with the Prime Minister Share Click Politics, environment, farming and more in your new free Western Morning News newsletter - direct to your inbox every day Sign up When Devon MP and former Attorney General Geoffrey Cox will defy the Government and vote against a controversial bill seeking to override the Brexit withdrawal agreement. Mr Cox, MP for Torridge and West Devon, says Prime Minister Boris Johnson risks doing 'unconscionable' damage to the UK's reputation if the plans are passed in parliament. He says he will vote against the Internal Market Bill when it appears in the Common...

Organic exports face exclusion if Brexit agreement not reached

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Organic food exports to EU face 'detrimental' exclusion if Brexit trade agreement not reached, UK leaders warn Global sales of organic products are rapidly approaching £100 billion Share News According to figures from the Soil Association, the UK's organic sector is on track to hit the £2.6 billion mark by the end of the year, exceeding the £2.5 billion originally projected (Image: Getty Images / iStockphoto) Politics, environment, farming and more in your new free Western Morning News newsletter - direct to your inbox every day Sign up When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newslet...