Various representatives of the farming industry have been expressing their opinions after Theresa May’s speech on Brexit where she clearly stated that we will not be in the Single Market or part of the Customs Union. See here.
Here are the views on a ‘hard Brexit’ (which is what we are getting) from the National Sheep Association.
Whilst it had been trailed that we would be leaving the Single Market, the reality is now beginning to sink in.
Upland farmers in particular must be in shock.
It is now very difficult to predict what is going to happen next – nothing I suspect until Article 50 is triggered in March and then maybe nothing substantive until a ‘deal’ is done.
That’s a long time to wait immersed in uncertainty.