‘We’re not going to put up with the worst’: Women in cotton-rich south-east UK
Cotton-rich towns in the south-eastern United Kingdom have been in the spotlight this week, after a series of deadly floods caused by the El Niño weather system that has been making the region’s crops increasingly susceptible to drought.
The floods and subsequent floods are expected to be a source of tension in the run-up to the 2018 British elections, and concern is mounting among many voters that they could be next.
On Thursday, the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) said the floods, which have devastated cotton production in some cotton-producing areas, were “out of control” and “unprecedented”.
The NFU has called for farmers to be paid for lost crops, and has called on government to make cotton imports more competitive.
The flood, which hit a number of cotton-growing communities in northern England and Wales, has already prompted a protest by local farmers, and some in the cotton-mining industry have said they will not be making any new cotton crop this year.
Some residents in the areas hardest hit by the floods are also calling for tighter regulation of the industry, including tighter import controls, and a ban on imports of cotton from cotton-making countries.
The flooding, which began on Tuesday, has also been blamed on El Niño, which has caused heavy rainfall across the northern UK, and caused rivers to flood.
Many residents in cotton producing areas are calling for the government to impose a national ban on all imports of the cotton, and the NFU is calling for a national boycott of cotton, including from cotton growers.
“We’re going to go to the polls and demand a moratorium on imports,” said Kate Taylor, a councillor in Clacton, north-west of the capital London, in an interview with the BBC.
“And that’s what we’ve been saying from the beginning, that’s why we’re calling for farmers and retailers to go back to normal.
We need to take this very seriously.”
The NFUs leader, Mark Durkan, has repeatedly said that the UK should not be exporting cotton, which is considered by many to be the world’s most valuable crop.
The government, meanwhile, has warned that the flooding is a risk to its economic recovery, and that it will take “at least a year” to fully recover.
But many of the farmers in the flooded areas are not feeling that way.
In the village of Clactonshore, in the north-easterly county of Durham, the town’s mayor, Paul Ritchie, said: “We’ve got the worst flooding in the county for quite a while.
We’ve had more than one flooding in a day.”
Some of the residents in Clacyshore are concerned that the government has not acted fast enough to help the area recover from the flooding.
“The Government has done a good job, but I don’t think they’ve done enough,” said Mark Ritchie.
“They should do more.”
The National Farmers Union said that while it was not calling for any immediate boycott of any of the country’s major crops, it would be up to individual growers to decide how to deal with the flooding situation.
“In our view, the current situation in Clactshore and elsewhere is unsustainable,” the union said in a statement.
“Farms will be forced to continue to produce and sell their cotton at higher prices than they would otherwise.
We would therefore recommend that farmers and shoppers do not import cotton from these areas.”
The floods have also sparked anger in the local communities where many of these cotton growers live.
One man, who asked not to be named, said the flooding had affected his family and affected their livelihoods.
“It’s just devastated our community, it’s just wiped out our town,” he said.
“I don’t know what we’re going for.
In the villages of the northern part of the county, the flooding has caused flooding and landslides in some areas, and destroyed a number homes. “
If we’re not careful, it could come to a situation where we can’t even survive.”
In the villages of the northern part of the county, the flooding has caused flooding and landslides in some areas, and destroyed a number homes.
“What’s happened is that we’ve had to leave and have to find somewhere else to live,” said local resident David Dyson.
“At least for now, we’ve got to survive on our own.”
The UK’s biggest cotton exporter, US cotton giant Monsanto, has said that it is monitoring the situation and has taken precautions.
“Monsanto’s been very engaged in helping to manage this situation in the region and has a range of resources to help farmers and the local community recover,” a spokesperson said.
The US National Farmers Association said that its members had been affected by the flooding, and urged farmers to not import any cotton from affected areas.
“Our members in the area of Clactshire are concerned about the potential impacts on the local economy and are urging growers to continue with their