Food security comes not from growing everything yourself, but having the most diverse supply network you can maintain.
But without a clear green direction of travel across all these policies, there could be negative political consequences
The Government needs to trust the people more and resort to rule-making less. This Queen’s speech should set that tone.
Our troubles will be compounded by Ministers’ import promotion policies, most pronounced in the Business, Energy and Agriculture departments.
Critics have a point when they note that, so far, Ministers’ rhetoric has been appreciably more ambitious than its actions.
New schemes will deliver on many fronts: income opportunities for farmers, a more resilient food system, and a healthy natural environment for us all.
Free trade is no excuse for tolerating an excessive carbon footprint and lower animal welfare standards.
The Government must ensure that domestic regulation and international trade agreements help the sector go green.
There should be a growth target to complement the inflation target – to drive government departments to take actions that will promote more UK activity and jobs.
Extending carbon pricing would serve as a constant pressure on emissions. But it won’t be enough on its own.
His report mischaracterises and simplifies the recommendation of a government commission on which I sat.
I believe I am the right person to deliver a renewed Committee that can serve the best interests of voters up and down the country.
If Britain cannot do a trade deal with a country with which it shares a common language, history, and standards, then who can it do a deal with?
The proposed Australian trade deal risks bankrupting our farmers. The competition is unfair, their standards lower – and our consumer gain minimal.