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Could Brexit be sweet? The British beet sugar industry after the European Union

9 February 2017

3:37 PM

9 February 2017

3:37 PM

With Britain’s exit from the European Union looming and no sign of trading instructions from Downing Street, Britain’s domestic producers and exporters are still in the dark as to whether Brexit will free them up or tie them down. Sugar is one of these sectors, but, with British sugar beet farmers already providing over half of the country’s supply, Brexit could be very sweet for their industry. What opportunities might deregulation afford? And will Britain get a seat at the global sugar industry’s top table?

Spectator editor Fraser Nelson is joined to discuss all this and much more by Paul Kenward, managing director of British Sugar, Michael Sly, farmer and NFU Sugar Board and Philip de Pass of London Sugar Group representing LDC (Least Developed Countries)/ ACP (African and Caribbean Pacific States) countries.

This podcast was sponsored by British Sugar. The views expressed do not necessarily represent the views of the sponsor.


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