Thursday, 22 February 2018

UK National Farmers Union elect new President

This week the UK National Farmers Union (NFU) held their annual conference and elected Minette Batters as their new President, with Stuart Roberts Vice President and Guy Smith Deputy President.

At the same conference the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Michael Gove gave a well-polished speech that essentially reiterated what he said at the Oxford Farming Conference in January; that he had farmers backs through the forthcoming difficult EU exit transition period and you could trust him.

Considering he was a leading champion for Brexit it was odd he now said he wanted to solve the shortage of labour to pick fruit and veg created by Brexit by allowing foreign farm workers to stay.  It was even odder the delegates applauded him when he said this. 

I will never understand politics.