CLA statement on the Prime Minister’s meaningful vote defeat

16 January 2019

Brexit

The CLA which represents landowners, farmers and rural businesses in England in Wales reacted to the outcome of the meaningful vote on Brexit.

CLA President Tim Breitmeyer said:

“Losing the vote at this critical stage means rural businesses continue to face significant uncertainty on the nature of the UK’s departure from the EU.

“With Brexit less than three months away we need urgent clarity from the Prime Minister on her next steps and how she plans to deliver a Brexit which provides the opportunities that leaving the EU presents, whilst ensuring no harm to farming, the rural economy and communities across the countryside. This must include the free and frictionless trade between the UK and EU, on which many rural businesses depend.”