Sinn Fein were telling us that…….

The region’s farming and agri-food industry would be devastated by tariffs and restrictions on movement across the Irish border, said Sinn Feins Matt Carthy. And Michelle Gildernew echoed her party colleague’s comments. “I think farming is going to be much less sustainable in Brexit, in fact we could see an end to the small family farm as we know it today,” she said. Then Sinn Féin senator Niall Ó Donnghaile said he was struggling to see any positives in Brexit and farmers were “dangling dangerously close” to a cliff edge.

Well he was right about one thing, only Sinn Fein struggle to see any positives in anything. If its not ranting about a United Ireland or the Irish language they simply haven’t a clue.

Once again their stupidity and lack of knowledge is laid bare for all to see, sadly for their voters and everyone else this stupidity effects the daily lives of many. They really don’t care about hospitals, health, jobs or our childrens future, no they just want to paint the entire Island green and claim to be Ireland greats patriots.

However as it turns out Northern Ireland farmers payments post-Brexit will be maintained at current levels, the opposite to what Sinn Fein was saying. Yes indeed the ROI has been shafted again by the EU and Sinn Fein played a major roll in that shafting.

So why is Brexit causing the loss of payments in the ROI? because the EU will not be able to fund the common Agricultural Policy without the UK. Farm subsidies face being chopped as Brexit hammers the EU coffers, with the Government being asked to find extra funds to make up the shortfall.

EU Budget Commissioner Günther Oettinger has warned spending cuts are coming across the board to deal with the Brexit black hole.

Sinn Fein stupidity

Sinn Fein stupidity

This will include reductions to the common agricultural policy (CAP), which eats up 40pc of the bloc’s budget. But Irish Farmers’ Association chief Joe Healy said an “increased CAP budget is required” to deliver on the EU’s economic, social and environmental goals.

Teagasc statistics show the average direct payment per farm was nearly €18,000 in 2016. This accounted for three-quarters of farm income on average, and almost 100pc of income on cattle and sheep farms.

The EU is only now planning its future seven-year budget, its first without the UK involved. Britain contributes €10bn-€12bn more per year than it gets out, meaning its departure from the EU will leave a gaping financial hole.