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16 May 2017 11:10:02 |Government,News

General election: Plaid Cymru promises to give Welsh agriculture 'best possible' Brexit deal


Leanne Wood, Leader of Plaid Cyrmu

Leanne Wood, Leader of Plaid Cyrmu

Plaid Cymru has launched its general election manifesto, promising to give Welsh agriculture the best possible Brexit deal.
The document pledges to "protect" Wales from a "tidal wave" of attacks from the Tories, saying Wales cannot hide behind Labour's "crumbling wall".
Plaid promises to get the best possible Brexit deal for Welsh industry and agriculture.
The party said all future trade deals should be signed off by the National Assembly for Wales.
Party leader Leanne Wood vowed to "overcome threats and seize opportunities" that may come from leaving the EU.
Leanne Wood, Leader of Plaid Cyrmu, said: "The Action Plan we will be unveiling today is a fully-costed, comprehensive set of proposals designed to withstand those risks.


"At its heart is a commitment to securing a resilient Welsh economy and to safeguarding the future of our treasured public services. Be it on tourism, farming, higher education or jobs, we are determined to overcome the threats and seek out and seize upon the opportunities which may come with leaving the EU.
"Plaid Cymru always has and always will be a strong voice for Wales in Westminster. Our loyalty is to the people who live here."
Farming manifestos
Labour has officially be launching their manifesto this afternoon. A leaked copy of Labour's manifesto pledges an end to the badger cull, a ban on neonicotinoids and the promotion of ‘cruelty free farming’.
Numerous rural organisations have released their own manifestos, including the NFU, NFU Cymru, NFU Scotland, the CLA, the Soil Association, the Tenant Farmers' Association, the Campaign to Protect Rural England, the British Veterinary Association, the Farmers' Union of Wales, the Ulster Farmers' Union and the Countryside Alliance.




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