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UK is heading for hard Brexit 'one way or another'

Britain is heading for a hard Brexit in one way or another according to a leading agricultural advisor of European policy.

Peter Fane, who has been advising farmers, trade bodies and agricultural businesses on all aspects of European policy for over 20-years, said that despite pressure from within the Conservative Party including from Chancellor Philip Hammond, he believed that “by accident or by design” Britain is on course for a hard Brexit.

Peter said that he believed the current government would see out the Brexit negotiations and did not think there was the possibility of another general election on the horizon.

Peter was discussing the implications of Brexit for agriculture as part of a panel at the Arable Event in Shropshire yesterday. Afterwards he spoke to FarmingUK.