Saw this today and thought this can’t be good news.
It appears that this report is being withheld due to the Government view that it would harm Brexit negotiations. Unite the Union have appealed the decision as they feel that the interest of the 3 million workers who work in the food chain, from farming to production to restaurants etc outweigh the Brexit position.
My thoughts are that they are keeping this secret as it will result in job loses, food price hikes, food shortages (as Unite imply) and an increase in both inflation and ultimately the shame of increased hunger and food bank use in the U.K.
You could also surmise that keeping this report secret will help hide the shafting that farmers are going to get in Scotland, the farmers who very publicly voted Conservative at the last election, the same farmers that the Scottish Government expect to lose a lot of money once the exisisting powers over agriculture are removed from Hollywood.
The Tories are also doing badly in the polls and this report could
make an early General Election more likely as people see their living standards continue to fall and job loses as a result of their frankly shambolic handling of Brexit negotiations to date.
I think we all need to be prepared for this Government not seeing out the next 12 months. Independence could be closer than we think so we must ensure that the SNP vote is there and the vote gets out, any shift to Scottish Labour is a vote for the union and increased secrecy and continuing decline in Scotlands position.