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UK Government accused of abandoning Scottish farmers over Brexit

February 12, 2019 / Tom Peterkin

The UK Government has been accused of abandoning Scottish farmers over Brexit after the EU offered extra support for Irish agriculture if there’s no deal. The accusation was made by SNP Rural Affairs spokeswoman Deidre Brock after EC President Jean Claude Junker promised last week that the EU would give Irish farmers extra cash if the UK crashed out of the bloc. Ms Brock said: “The EU will support Irish farmers to avoid the worst effects of a no-deal Brexit and there is nothing similar being offered to Scottish farmers by the UK government.