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Brexit: Sales of milk and cream to EU down 96% and chicken and beef by almost 80%

independent.co.uk

Sales of milk and cream to the EU are down an extraordinary 96 per cent – and chicken and beef by almost 80 per cent – because of Brexit , new figures show. Overall, the trade barriers erected in Boris Johnson ’s deal have cost exporters more than £1.1bn since the start of the year, The Food and Drink Federation says. The organisation said it was “essential” that the UK urgently restarts talks with the EU to resolve the crisis – something the prime minister has so far refused to do . The statistics lay bare how withdrawal from the EU – rather than the impact of Covid-19 – lies behind the collapse in exports, since the transition period ended on 31 December. Food and drink exports to non-EU c...

Sales of British beef soar across the world with our meat growing more popular in Asia

thesun.co.uk

SALES of British beef are soaring worldwide with the meat growing more popular in Asia. Exports of high quality beef have risen by ten per cent to Hong Kong alone in the past year. 3 Sales of British beef are soaring worldwide with the meat growing more popular in Asia Credit: Alamy And more meat is heading to Japan and Singapore than ever before. Experts say the UK’s market with the US is also about to explode after the Americans ended a 24-year ban on British meat products . The market there is expected to be worth £66million over the next five years. Now the Department of Trade, along with the National Farmers Union and the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board, is providing mast...

Sales of milk and cream to the EU have dropped by 96 per cent – and yet, silence from the Brexiteers

independent.co.uk

This is Boris Johnson’s last chance. There is always, as there was with coronavirus lockdowns, that moment when all the warning signs are there, and fast government action is needed. Now that UK milk and meat exports have been virtually wiped out , alongside the dying fishing sector, with Brexit that moment is now. Boris Johnson could re-open the Brexit trade deal , ensure frictionless trade and save thousands of jobs. But only if he cares enough about the voters he won over five years ago. So let’s give Boris Johnson and all Brexiteers the maximum benefit of the doubt. Let’s say Boris Johnson isn’t a sociopath and that, in 2016, he meant it when he said the idea of Brexit creating trade bar...