Tag Archives: The Political Print

The Political Print

IT'S ALWAYS easier to promise when you’re in opposition: just ask Nick Clegg, or for that matter David Cameron.                       The latter used his four minutes at the UN climate summit in New York in September to assert that he had kept the promise to…
Read more

The Political Print

THE QUESTION of how to feed the world is almost overwhelming in its complexity and it deservedly receives much attention from politicians, businesses and civil society. From out of the pack, the concept of “sustainable intensification” has emerged as the dominant paradigm of the 21st century with its goal of increasing food production from existing farmland…
Read more

The political print: The blame game

NO SOONER had the horse meat scandal erupted than the blame game began. ’Twas ever thus. Every scandal needs a villain and there’s no more convenient villain than one that is unidentifiable.                   And so retailers, the UK government and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) were united…
Read more

The political print

THE COALITION has reached the halfway stage of its term in office, and the promise to be “the greenest government ever” is proving a heavy burden to carry.   In the government’s recent mid-term review document, the first acknowledgement of the pledge is conveniently tucked away on page 18, quickly followed by the ominous caveat that “in…
Read more