TRACTORS drove through the streets of London yesterday as part of a protest over food security. 

Campaign groups Save British Farming and Fairness for Farmers of Kent took part in a 'go slow' convoy around Westminster. 

The protesters were raising concerns over the increasing difficulties faced by the British farming industry, which they say are leaving the nation's food security at risk. 

They are calling for an end to trade deals which they say are allowing imports of food produced to standards that would be illegal in the UK and undercutting British farmers.

Wiltshire beef and arable farmer and Save British Farming founder Liz Webster said the situation risked food security and the nation’s health.

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Ms Webster said: “In 2019, this Government was elected with a mandate to uphold our standards and deliver a ready-made deal with the EU which would see British agriculture boom.

“It is now entirely obvious that they have totally betrayed us all.

“Polling shows that the public back British farming and food and want to maintain our high food standards and support local producers.

“We need a radical change of policy and an urgent exit from these appalling trade deals which will decimate British food.”