Farming Matters: The Age Of Unreason

"A hard Brexit was, a year ago, unthinkable. Today it’s the frontrunner in a one-horse race. These are the worst of times.
“We will look at this issue in the round and make sure there’s adequate food supplies. It would be wrong to describe it as the government doing the stockpiling” (Dominic Raab).
These words should chill us to the very bone, given that they were uttered by a Brexit secretary who believes that foodbank users are not hungry but simply suffering a cashflow problem. Adequate food? Five hundred thousand weans rely on foodbanks while living in the world’s sixth largest economy. Forgive me for questioning the UK government’s competency- or desire – to feed its people after March 30th, 2019, when they can’t – won’t – do it today."