Plants may not be the panacea that they are sometimes supposed to be

At least according to the Evening Standard’s report on the recent decision by the Advertising Standards Authority. No longer, it seems, can a plant burger be automatically presumed to be better than a real one. Admittedly the ruling was largely about Tesco’s failure to properly marshall evidence that their ‘Plant Chef’ range was good for… Read more

Crises? What crises? Government still looks the other way

More worrying news from our justice system and our hospital system. First the Criminal Bar Association is commencing action on Monday towards a measure of non co-operation with the court service, particularly when asked to accept cases at short notice: Government has failed to recognise the crisis in the court service despite delays of two… Read more

Russia sanctions are demonstrative of how the UK government has been bought

Remarkably to me, both Ikea and M&S are pulling out of Russia. Perhaps less remarkably, the following are not: Starbucks, KFC, McDonalds, Burger King, Pepsi and Coca Cola. All these are easy to avoid, but we should note that Coca Cola also owns: Schweppes, Sprite, Fanta, Vitamin Water, Lilt, Power Ade, Appletise and Dr Pepper…. Read more

Met Police crisis accurately reflects Conservative small government narrative…

I think that Priti Patel , who had to pay out for unfair dismissal (let us not forget) for her bullying, is entirely unsuited to any part in recruiting a police officer. Chief or Constable. She has nonetheless said that she needs “strong and decisive leadership” to restore confidence in the Metropolitan Police. It is… Read more