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Are the Tories really on the side of Britain’s farmers?

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It might seem hard to believe it was just a matter of months ago that senior Treasury advisor Tim Leunig made headlines when he suggested in leaked emails that Britain doesn’t need farmers. The ‘food sector isn’t critically important to the UK’, he wrote.

Then Covid-19 descended, and the British farming industry was deemed vital again.

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