The prime minister will warn that Britain’s exit from Europe would harm lamb and beef farmers, costing them an extra £330m a year to export their goods.
“If we left this single market and, as some suggest, relied on World Trade Organisation rules, the extra costs of exporting British beef would be £240m a year. An extra £90m would be added to the cost of British lamb exports,” he will say on Friday.
“British agriculture, British farmers and British jobs could suffer enormously if we were to leave the single market.”
I thought we were being told that beef and sheep farmers were losing money on every animal? Thus, if they sell less, they’ll lose less money?