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Wealthy UK farmers to receive lower subsidies after Brexit

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Wealthy UK farmers will receive lower subsidies when Brexit takes effect, the head of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has confirmed.

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Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, Michael Gove, the UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, echoed Prime Minister Theresa May’s view that “no deal was better than a bad deal” in the Brexit negotiations.

Marr asked Gove: “Up until the end of this parliament, farmers have been guaranteed that subsidies aren’t going to come down; after that, it’s a moot point."

"You have said that very, very wealthy farmers who get huge amounts of money from the EU at the moment, like Sir James Dyson and others, will get less money under the new regime; is that true?"

Gove replied with a quick-fire “yes”, offering no further explanation. As Secretary of State for Education for four years under former Prime Minister, David Cameron, Gove was criticised by the UK’s National Association of Head Teachers for his “climate of bullying, fear and intimidation”.

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