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|UKIP Agriculture and Food Spokesperson|
Assumed office |
24 July 2014
|Member of the European Parliament|
for East of England
Assumed office |
7 June 2009
|Preceded by||Jeffrey Titford|
John Stuart Agnew|
30 August 1949
Norwich, Norfolk, England
|Political party||UK Independence Party|
|Alma mater||Royal Agricultural College|
Agnew was born in Norwich, and educated at Gordonstoun School and the Royal Agricultural College. A long-time UKIP member, he is a Norfolk farmer who formerly represented Norfolk on the NFU Council. He sits on the European Parliament Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.
Agnew has described climate change science as "the global warming scam". In the European Parliament in 2015, he stated that plants need carbon dioxide as food, so "if you succeed in decarbonising Europe, our crops will have no natural gas to grow from". Richard A. Betts of the Met Office described this as a misunderstanding, since cutting emissions did not mean reducing existing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
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- "UKIP MEP Stuart Agnew will be anti-Islam leadership hopeful Anne Marie Waters' deputy". Eastern Daily Press. 24 July 2017. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
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