Updated version of story published in the Times 28 March 2013 I can't imagine Easter without a slow-roast leg of lamb. As crucial as a Cadbury's Creme Egg. The tradition comes from the Old Testament, but this year there is a more contemporary reason to buy lamb: British sheep farmers need our support. After a season … Continue reading 3 good reasons to buy British lamb – so why ship it from New Zealand?
Extended version of my story "Tesco, not in our backyard", published in the Times 19 March 2013. Comments below. The lady from Tesco is having a horrible day. She’s driven from Bristol – leaving a sick toddler behind – to the little Dorset town of Sherborne where, frankly, almost everybody hates her. Her job is to sell the … Continue reading Tesco vs Sherborne – can the big guy afford to blink?
Published in the Times (UK), March 29 2012 Update, March 13 2013 - big surprise, a year on. David Cameron's pledge to address the "scandal of the 20p pint" is abandoned, following a ministerial revolt. I once invited a drinks industry spokesman for a Saturday evening out in Edinburgh. I thought he should sample some of our … Continue reading Minimum alcohol pricing: get drunk for 85p