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24/06/20 - Rethink: Tim Worstall on farming and free trade

Tim Worstall from the Adam Smith Institute which advocate free trade discusses how Brexit offers an opportunity to reform farming, as part of BBC Radio's Rethink Week.

Tim Worstall from the Adam Smith Institute which advocate free trade discusses how Brexit offers an opportunity to reform farming. Charlotte Smith questions Mr Worstall on his views in relation to subsidies and tariffs and why he feels that the market should dictate what is produced and where. This is the third of six interviews about food and farming to be broadcast as part of BBC Radio's 'Rethink' week which will reflect a broad range of views.

Never ask a farmer whether you should go into the business - they will say ‘Only if you are a millionaire, and want to lose all your money', but despite this Jen Smith has been to meet two young couples who, without any family in the industry, are determined to forge a career in the industry.

George Dunn tells Anna Hill that he is concerned that many tenant farmers will be prevented from joining the 'public money for public goods' scheme which is set to replace the current farming subsidies system after Brexit.

Producer: Toby Field

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  • Wed 24 Jun 2020 05:45

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