Both Trump and Brexit can be explained by the failure of mainstream political elites to address the pain inflicted on ordinary citizens in the neoliberal era.
It is increasingly clear that ‘taking back control’ looks likely to mean nothing of the sort.
And so there is another meaning, that Brexit represents both an explicit and implicit, (and perhaps, ironic,) repudiation of globalisation and neoliberalism.
While there remains a good deal of uncertainty, it is clear to me that Brexit provides an opportunity to advocate for a more sustainable approach to agriculture, to boost its profile on what will be a new national policy agenda for food and farming.
Following the referendum result in favour of the UK leaving the EU, the Sustainable Food Trust and 83 others organisations came together to express their hopes and fears for the future of food and farming.
The Remain campaign was an object case in bad communications, one from which there is much to learn.
Getting out of Europe does nothing to address the real problems in UK society—or the world.
I promised a Brexit two-parter with a second post on agriculture, so that’s what I aim to deliver.
So, shine on you crazy Transitioners, and Changemakers of all Hues and Persuasions. Shine harder than you ever shone before…
The outcome of last week’s vote concerning Britain’s membership in the European Union has set off anguished cries and handwaving across much of the internet and the mass media.
I suppose I have no option but to write about Brexit, adding my own small voice to the torrent of verbiage that’s already been devoted to the current extraordinary events.
Years ago, the great Austrian economist Leopold Kohr argued that overwhelming evidence from science, culture and biology all pointed to one unending truth: things improve with an unending process of division.