POLITICS: Our farming industry will collapse

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A Free Press correspondent recently said he wanted to know more about UKIP’s policies. There are too many to list here, though a search on your computer will find them.

But our main policy is to remove ourselves from the clutches of the European Union and its free trade area. Why? Well much huffing and puffing is being said about this part of the country being developed as a major food processing centre for the UK, but will the food be grown locally? There is plenty of evidence to show that it won’t. Most will be imported from other parts of Europe, and the farming industry in Lincolnshire will collapse – what evidence is there for this?

We start with the fishing industry, once a proud employer in the UK, now decimated by the EU. Next we’re currently witnessing the demise of the dairy industry, and this will continue until the current production level of food, 60 per cent of our consumed amount, is reduced to very little, when we will be in the clutches of other EU and world producers, as we have been with oil and petrol for our cars.

Few middle age people and younger will recall the fuel rationing in 1974, when the supply of our petrol was controlled by oil producers. Many people couldn’t get to work – are we going to let that happen to our food supply?

Older readers will know I’m not scaremongering. 
Garages ran out of petrol, and cars were useless. The government issued ration coupons for business, and ordinary folks abandoned their cars.

The EU’s plan to build an 
extensive transport network for road and rail (HS2) and A16 dualling etc, will only serve to remove food production away from this country to places far away, so that food grown and produced abroad in low cost production areas will be processed there, and shipped to us – then total control over our food supply will have been achieved, and control over the people of this country, as happened in 1974.

This has already happened to Spalding’s flower growing industry, with most production in Kenya and Brazil, flown in. We can live without flowers, but not food.

Peter Bird

UKIP