PM makes video appearance at NFU Conference to insist he’s standing up for farmers

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has thanked farmers for their work and insisted he’s doing everything he can to help the industry thrive.

In a brief video address to the NFU Conference in Birmingham, Sunak described farmers as ”the bedrock of our country”. “I wanted to send this message to simply say thank you,” he said. ”Thank you for your work to look after almost three quarters of our countryside. Thank you for protecting our natural heritage, and thank you for the fantastic food you produce and we all enjoy.”

Sunak said farmers make the country proud and noted that as MP for a farming constituency, he has worked with farmers and the NFU over a number of years.

”I’ve even rolled up my sleeves and done the early morning milking in Wensleydale, so I know how important your work is and I know that it is more than just work, it’s a way of life that is passed down through the generations,” he continued.

“So as Prime Minister I want to make sure that you know that I am standing up for you and that I will work day in and day out to ensure that you can continue to play your vital role in our country and our economy for many years to come.”