Peter May used to work in the wine business in France and then returned to work in a cheese company which attracted the attention of corporate food and the job changed overnight. Leaving the corporation behind he decided to start his own wholesale and retail wine and cheese business – until the financial crash brought down too many customers to be able confidently to continue. The remaining business was sold. And, remarkably, the bank was persuaded to show some ‘debt forgiveness’.
He retains an interest in food and drink – and the French relations. Such writing skills as he has are a result of writing up all those wine lists.
Radical politics was always an abiding interest – there was just never sufficient time to get properly involved – until now! He much regrets having to share the same surname as a Prime Minister who has promoted Brexit.