As the back-stabbing of Scotland’s fishing industry falls off the even the few pages it did make, the UK Government is set to betray Scotland’s hill-farmers with its Australian trade deal. In the FT and the Financial Review, below, but not featuring in Scotland’s MSM at all:
UK officials said Australian and New Zealand negotiators were holding firm on demands for full tariff liberalisation, which Ms Truss was under pressure to grant in order to meet the G7 deadline, perhaps phased in over a 10-year period. But such a deal risks inflaming arguments over Scottish and Welsh independence because the likely impact of zero-tariff imports of Australian lamb and beef will land hardest in rural areas such as Scottish and Welsh hill farms. Mr Gove, a former UK environment minister who, when in office, pledged that UK farmers would be protected by tariffs in the event of a no-deal Brexit, is sensitive to the questions raised by Brexit over the future of the UK. One ally of Mr Gove said: “Everyone is supporting Liz to get a great deal.”
So, once again, clearly not better together.
The Herald has not highlighted the story having preferred Anas Sarwar again and the suggestion that Sturgeon is ‘set to face competition from Rennie and Ross for First minister’s job.’ What are they on?
Surely it’ll be in the business section. There, sheep! Nope.
P&J? They must do sheep. Nope. They’re headlining: ‘A Peterhead couple accused of letting their dogs run “dangerously out of control” before striking one repeatedly over the face with a chain will stand trial on animal abuse charges.’
They do have a farming section:
What’s that down at the bottom? Ah, the new Scottish Government must ‘something‘.
Scotland’s MSM not holding government to account.