Quote of the day:
Federated Farmers is an apolitical organisation – “we don’t care who is in government as long as they agree with us”. – Conor English
Strictly speaking, he doesn’t mean apolitical, which means not interested in politics, he means not politically aligned.
Federated Farmers is a voluntary organisation which supports and advocates for its members.
It works with governments and political parties on behalf of its members and wider rural community to get the best for them, not to advance any particular political view.
Like other business organisations, and many charities, and unlike most unions, it’s not politically aligned and it’s stronger for that.