Making politics matter again

It is interesting that recent developments indicate that Parliament is supreme. Little intricacies like calling the government into contempt as a result of its actions prove that Parliament is indeed the highest court in the land. I fear this is indicative that – up till now most MPs, just as they seem not to know… Read more

A right to Food

According to the Department of Health, in 2015 there were 184,528 hospital bed days taken by patients who were suffering from malnutrition from lack of food” Is There A Right To Food? How To Solve The UK’s Growing Food Poverty Crisis. According to the Malnutrition TaskForce, the cost of malnutrition to the health and care… Read more

The most powerful couple in British politics – who you’ve never heard of

I’m usually in favour of cock-up rather than conspiracy but I’ve discovered that there is a power couple in British politics of whom few of us have heard. They have never been elected, but they are all too highly effective lobbyists. Matthew Elliott is fairly well-known as the founder of the TaxPayers’ Alliance and the… Read more

Why we shouldn’t tolerate Palm Oil

Iceland is the only grocer to have removed Palm Oil entirely from their own label products and they’ve managed it in less than a year. Not unreasonably they wanted to shout about this, but their Christmas advert has been banned for being ‘too political’. After all, there have been worries about private equity and other… Read more

Amazon Fresh thinking?

This week’s ‘Sunday Times’ business carried an article suggesting that Amazon are still anxious to improve their presence in the UK grocery market. ‘Retail Insider’ reckons: The UK and especially Tesco will also represent the real challenge for Amazon Fresh, if it wants to become internationally accepted. If Amazon can really challenge Tesco in its… Read more