Thursday, May 19, 2016

Brexit: Government warns "major threat" to UK sheep industry

From City A.M.:

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The government has warned Britons that Brexit would trigger and economic meltdown, leaving each household £4,300 worse off a year, just as an an "electric shock" sends energy costs up by at least half a billion pounds.

But it looks like there's a new concern keeping the doomsayers over at Downing Street up at night. It appears that the fourth horseman of the impending apocalypse takes a rather soft, fluffy form — it's sheep, or the UK's sheep industry.

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs issued a rather woolly statement urged Britons not to throw lambs to the slaughter when they go to the polls next month. It said a leave vote would pose a "major threat" to sheep farming, as well as the British lamb industry....MORE