Nothing happens in a vacuum and all actions have consequences. But sometimes it takes decades to discover what these consequences are.
Farming Matters: This is a Bump in the Road
“All has changed. Changed utterly” (WB Yeats)
Farming Matters: The Narrow Leave Vote is Fast Losing its Credibility
I said in this column a few weeks back that I’d be putting £100 on the UK staying in the EU. I’m upping my stake.
Farming Matters: Let’s Tell Scotland’s Success Story
Don’t get above your station. Know your place. Eat your cereal. But something more troubling than dour pragmatism is at play here.
Farming Matters: It’s a Bung Parliament
If the British government can unilaterally and arbitrarily declare any spending to be ‘outside’ Barnett then the arrangement is meaningless.
Farming Matters: Reality 1 Fantasy 0
The brexiteers were exposed as the spivs and charlatans they are.
Farming Matters: Can We Press The Brexit Re-Set Button?
People talk about “post-Brexit” as if we’ve already left,
Farming Matters: June 8th and beyond is about what we want our industry to look like.
Ask candidates if they will ensure that powers over farming will be naturally repatriated to Scotland, as they promised last summer.
Farming Matters: Scottish Farming Needs a Specifically Scottish Brexit Settlement
There was a time when Tory politicians realised that the continuation of the union project depended on strong representation in London. Those days are gone.
Farming Matters: The Tide Comes In
It’s a new game with new rules. Jean-Claude Juncker didn’t mince his words this week. Brexit is by definition disastrous and there’s nothing “soft” about it.