Why Brexit Will Be Hard to Swallow for British Food Producers

Tim Brown, the owner of the the Melton Cheeseboard, weighs out cheese in his shop in Melton Mowbray, England, Aug. 2, 2016  (AP photo by Jonathan Shenfield).
Tim Brown, the owner of the the Melton Cheeseboard, weighs out cheese in his shop in Melton Mowbray, England, Aug. 2, 2016 (AP photo by Jonathan Shenfield).

Over four months on from Britain’s referendum on whether or not to remain a member of the European Union, what exactly Brexit will look like is still not any clearer. There has been no shortage of claims and counter-claims, posturing and rhetoric. The debate, if an exercise in guessing can be called that, has focused on the degree to which the United Kingdom will be able to have access to the single market. This will depend on its acceptance of the four freedoms—movement of people, capital, goods and services—as consistently emphasized by EU and member state officials, yet dismissed as […]

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