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UK: People's Vote protesters bring sheep to London anti-Brexit demo01:29

UK: People's Vote protesters bring sheep to London anti-Brexit demo

United Kingdom, London
August 15, 2019 at 12:16 GMT +00:00 · Published

People's Vote protesters walked a flock of sheep through central London on Thursday, when they staged a demonstration outside the Whitehall offices of the UK's Department of International Trade.

The protesters brought sheep as according to a recently released report half of the farms in the UK could go under in the event of a no-deal Brexit, with sheep farmers, in particular, facing an immediate 40 percent export tariff on their meat, which they have warned would necessitate a mass slaughter.

The UK currently imports roughly 30 percent of its food from the EU and the government has claimed that in the event of a no-deal Brexit, it would ensure that the vast majority of imports were tariff-free in order to maintain the country's food supply. Farming groups have however expressed alarm about this scenario, saying that it could result in a flood of lower cost, lower quality imports with which they would be unable to compete.

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People's Vote protesters walked a flock of sheep through central London on Thursday, when they staged a demonstration outside the Whitehall offices of the UK's Department of International Trade.

The protesters brought sheep as according to a recently released report half of the farms in the UK could go under in the event of a no-deal Brexit, with sheep farmers, in particular, facing an immediate 40 percent export tariff on their meat, which they have warned would necessitate a mass slaughter.

The UK currently imports roughly 30 percent of its food from the EU and the government has claimed that in the event of a no-deal Brexit, it would ensure that the vast majority of imports were tariff-free in order to maintain the country's food supply. Farming groups have however expressed alarm about this scenario, saying that it could result in a flood of lower cost, lower quality imports with which they would be unable to compete.

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