A former head of MI5 has identified food supply as a ‘matter of national security’ in an article for the Financial Times.
Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller was head of MI5 from 2002-7, right at the heart of government and strategic planning. Her retirement plan was to become a sheep farmer in Wales: from there she has seen the reality of Brexit first hand.
In the light of the war in Ukraine, she considers that what is needed is more free movement of workers, to allow farmers to maximise food production and protect consumers against price spikes and political events.
She goes on to highlight that food is not the same as energy or consumer goods – you shouldn’t place your country’s food supply on the same level as ordinary trade goods.
Taken with George Eustace’s comments on the Trade Deal with Australia, it seems that the disaster which is Brexit is finally being seen, even by top Tories.
Scotland didn’t vote for Brexit.
Scotland is a net exporter of food.
Scotland is a net exporter of energy.
The UK wants to stop Scottish Independence – and the reasons are becoming increasingly obvious. They depend on Scotland’s resources while running a concerted campaign to convince Scots that they can’t make it on their own.
Scots owe the UK nothing: if we were respected our clear decision to stay in the EU would have been acknowledged with a deal similar to that for Northern Ireland.