Its war! Britons furious as UK farmer disrespected by vicious Brussels in meeting

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Martin Kennedy, president of the National Farmers Union Scotland was left shocked after attending a meeting with the EU Commission to discuss trade in the sector. After the meeting, Mr Kennedy revealed the EU’s door to trade and compromise with the UK was now firmly closed despite being a vital partner. Following the news of the EU’s harsh and aggressive stance to a supposed ally, Express.co.uk readers reacted with fury over Brussels’ position.

One person: “They are the same rivals as before Brexit but now more vicious and intent.

“It is war, treat it as such.”

A second person said: “The largest failing bloc making themselves more irrelevant day by day.”

Another said: “Brexit still doing its job then scaring the hell out of them. Jolly good.”

Although the EU and UK agreed the Trade and Cooperation Agreement in December, relations between the two sides have remained strained.

Indeed, in several areas, tensions have remained high due to the EU’s hardline stance in sectors such as financial services and fisheries.

Commenting on the EU’s stance, one reader claimed Brussels had now become “bitter” towards the UK.

Another reader said: “The only thing this goes to prove is how bitter and twisted the EU are.

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“They are prepared to make their own people suffer just out of spite and jealousy of the fact that the UK is leaving them behind.

“They should keep in mind that we are barely into the freedom granted by Brexit and they are cringing at the UK success story so far.

“Wait and see what a couple of years brings for the rapidly declining world significance of the EU.”

This week, Mr Kennedy took part in a meeting Copa, the body representing all the European farming unions, and Cogeca, which represents European farming cooperatives.

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This allows groups across the continent to issue concerns to the Commission and provide a forum of debate for the industry.

However, following the meeting the NFU boss described the tone of conversation towards the UK as “incredible”.

Although the EU remains an internal trading partner, he claimed Brussels wants to punish the UK for Brexit.

In a post on the NFU’s website, he wrote: “What was blatantly obvious, given the response from the Commission to questions, was Brexit was a UK decision, therefore, the UK will have to face the consequences for any friction in trade or checks.

“The tone of the conversation was incredible, despite calls for discussion and dialogue to try and resolve some of the serious issues we are facing right now.

“That included attempts to discuss economically important trade matters for Scotland such as seed potato exports and live animal trade between ourselves and Northern Ireland.

“In short, the door was firmly closed in our face.

“Even calls from other EU farming unions who are deeply concerned about their exports to the UK after January 2022 made absolutely no difference.

“I have to say the tone left me in no doubt that the European Commission wants us to feel pain from leaving the EU.”

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