aiyo. Let’s stop with the doom and gloom already. Brexit is a done deal. The currency falling through the floor has to be accepted and dealt with, one way or another. As for the food supply specifically, it’s been a looming problem for years, so this might be an incentive to actually f’ing do something about it.
Successive governments have slowly eviscerated British farming, encouraging a race to the bottom in pricing and quality, bringing in shady multinationals to run the show, and fucking over independent producers and retailers. The NHS now spends 25% of its budget on diet-related disease, in no small part as a direct result of misguided policy choices.
In some respects they’ve had no choice: rules from Brussels must be obeyed. In fact DEFRA already has a bunch of rule changes lined up regarding subsidies that look very positive. DEFRA may even (one day) turn out to be useful to British farmers, as opposed to a millstone around their necks. We can but hope.
Anyway, there’s nothing like an impending famine to focus the minds of the great and the good.