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FUW Highlights Danger of Brexit During Leaders’ Debate


After the debate between Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones and UKIP leader Nigel Farage, organised by the Institute for Welsh Affairs, the Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) has described the prospect of a Brexit as a dangerous step into the unknown .

Speaking shortly after attending the debate, recently appointed FUW Managing Director Alan Davies, said: “The frustrations of others are shared by Welsh farmers in terms of the EU’s many shortcomings, but the FUW’s long established view is that a Brexit would have dire economic consequences for Wales and the UK, with our rural communities hit the worst.”

According to a recent report by Agra-Europe entitled ‘Preparing for Brexit’, Wales benefits financially more than any other region of Britain, receiving an average of around £185 per capita each year.