Farming and local industry subsidies

Subsidies for our local industries.

Why the contribution is important

One thing that this epidemic would seem to have demonstrate is our complete lack of self sufficiency. I think this moment should be a wake up call. We should now be investing in our farmers and helping them to grow and rear good food. We should be investing in local industries, so that what we buy has a low carbon foot print and is always available. Our fishing industry should be protected as another locally sourced food. Subsidies should go toward the production of good quality, locally produced goods, so that if levies on cheap imports are deemed politically problematic, our local food can at least be cheap enough to compete.

by wisteria on May 10, 2020 at 05:12PM

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  • Posted by GillG May 10, 2020 at 21:59

    We need to be more self sufficient as a country : farming , local produce, manufacturing, energy etc. We have rich resources and should be utilising them at home first and for these industries to be supported to develop/thrive so we dont rely on other nations in future
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