Monthly Archives: February 2017

IRELAND’S FAILURE TO DOMESTICATE THE UK FOOD MARKET

As I was writing about Brexit earlier, I was thinking upon the position that Irish farmers now find themselves in. Elsewhere I have said that it is the single most important issue facing Irish farming since the Emergency [that is … Continue reading

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POST-BREXIT DELUSIONS ABOUT DEREGULATION

A part of the sales pitch made to British farmers pre-Referendum was that Brexit would mean a much lighter regulatory control of the farming industry; thus, the industry would emerge from Brexit as a globally-competitive, farming Utopia. We live in … Continue reading

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IS ANYONE VISITING CHELTENHAM OR AINTREE THIS YEAR?

With so much discussion going on in the Irish farming industry about Brexit and free-trade agreements at present, I thought it was time to ask the Irish farmer to have a look at their primary market, the UK, and the … Continue reading

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LET US NOT BE MISTAKEN, IT IS ABOUT FOOD SECURITY

Is food security relevant to post-Brexit British agricultural policy? The classical economic view is that it should be left to free-trade; each nation produces what it is good at and trades with others for what it is not so good … Continue reading

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