UK farmers win concession on post-Brexit agricultural trade policy

Press quote (Financial Times)
29 June 2020

Sam Lowe, trade expert at the Centre for European Reform, a think-tank, said Ms Truss’s decision to set up the commission recognised the awkward political realities of doing a US-UK trade deal as objections from farmers and backbenchers had become increasingly stark in recent months.“It was always going to be difficult for the UK open up its agriculture sector to increased competition from American producers and others,” he said. “The fact that English farms tend to be located in Conservative-held constituencies means that the party ostensibly most in favour of free trade and liberalisation, also has the most to lose.”