Lib Dems pledge to end 'CAP millionaires' and introduce TB badger cull

UK - Liberal Democrat leader Menzies Campbell has paid a visit to the Royal Show to promote a new set of policies for rural areas which include badger culling in TB hotspot areas and clawing back support from what it terms 'CAP millionaires'.
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Mr Campbell’s visit to the show came ahead of one planned by the new DEFRA secretary Hilary Benn, who is due to make an appearance on Monday morning (2 July).

The Tory’s agricultural team, led by Jim Paice MP, will also be out in force on Monday and Tuesday.

The Conservative Party is due on Tuesday (3 July) to outline initial recommendations from its Quality of Life Report which covers a range of policy matters, including agriculture, food and rural issues.

The Liberal Democrat’s paper, A Fair Future for Rural England, highlights that 20% of rural citizens are living in poverty.

It emphasises the need for the creation of sustainable rural communities supported by good schools, medical and bus services, and thriving local businesses.

Source: Farmers Weekly Interactive

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