Not "Co-op"erating with the Irish beef industry.


With all the speculation surrounding Brexit, One of the UK's leading retailers has announced its intention to sell only British beef. Is this a sign the worst is yet to come?

Not "Co-op"erating with the Irish beef industry.

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With all the speculation surrounding Brexit, One of the UK's leading retailers has announced its intention to sell only British beef. Is this a sign the worst is yet to come?

I am sure, unless you were living under a rock, you are eager to hear the conclusion of the constant Brexit debates.
Today more less than encouraging stories have surfaced, suggesting there is more for the people of Ireland to be worried about.
One of Britains leading retailers, The Co-Op, announced itr's intention to sell only British beef produce and back the British only campaign.
This leaves Irish beef farmers and exporters in real danger of losing significant business.
The Co-Op listed Ireland as one of the main beneficiaries of the EU meat trade with the UK.
That was only the beginning of the bad news for farmers as the retailer also pushed for its competitors, Tesco and Sainsburys, to follow suit and back the campaign.
This would indeed spell disaster for Irelands beef exportsa as both Tesco and Sainsburys, Two of the UKs largest retailers, remain the two biggest sellers of Irish beef within the UK.
Matters weren't helped as tumultous relations continued between EU and UK officials in Brussels with British Prime Minister, Theresa May, suggestiong EU politicians made "threats" to try and sway the result of the UK general election.
Who knows what the implementation of Brexit will bring, all thats certain is that in the near future it's Ireland who is set lose out.
For anybody out there hoping Brexit issues will soon be resolved, now is not the time to hold your breath. This is after Ireland was told clairity on the customs/border related issues and other trade related issues will take much longer to achieve.
Meanwhile the wait for answers goes on until a second phase of Brexit talks at the earliest.

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