As I awoke from my slumbers this morning I heard the Agriculture Minister, Jane Kennedy, stumbling to tell us she could not recommend that we buy British. She did ,however, tell us our purhases of certain foods from the UK was rising and she did at least seem pleased about that.
At a time when we are in debt and running a huge balance of payments deficit, when we are worried about future job losses and too little demand, why can’t our Ministers recommend that we buy British? More importantly than their words, why can’t we stick a Union flag on the packaging and be proud of it? If they get on so famously with our competitors on the continent, why can’t they tweak the rules? As the EU wants the Uk economy to be in better balance, surely they see the need for us to buy British bacon instead of Danish and British beef instead of continental?