Book News


InterviewsGeoff Tansey interviews Charlie, author of #bittersweetbrexit, saying we need a big debate about #Brexit #FoodBradford Community Radio where Marie McCahery interviews Charlie about Bittersweet Brexit in her programme 'Why Don't economists..?' Here Charlie asks 'Why don't economists..stop treating food like a commodity?Quote of the dayDiscussion with Dee Woods, member of London Food Board, Podcast thanks to Tom Wakeford. In particular we discussed how we now see ourselves in Britain in relation to the rest of the world, through our food.
ArticlesUnite News Online says "we have an opportunity to set matters off in a new direction – even if we don’t Brexit. The book gives people a chance to join the debate and then make up their own mind as to what is best for most of us, the future of the country and for the earth. Then go out and fight for it.”
Big Issue article
Labour Briefing
Unite News Online February One of the UK’s biggest berry farms is moving part of its operations to China because it claims it can’t find enough workers. However, Unite said the agricultural sector would be able to find domestic labour sources if workers were paid, treated and trained properly...and then quoted Bittersweet Brexit saying we should proper Living Wage to 300,000 permanent land workers.
Country Standard July 18 argues a different form of agriculture from plantations and which pays people properly
openDemocracy included Bittersweet Brexit in their 'Best political books of 2017' list saying "it is the first serious attempt to explore the #ToryBrexit consequences for farming, land and food inflation."
Food Ethics Council Book of the Month
Resolute Reader review "embraces the sense of democracy and regaining of control of agriculture".
Amazon 2 reviews scoring 4.5* one 'informative' other 'excellent' quoting “Instead of ... money going to the landed gentry to do nothing, this would be paid to people who work.”
Waterstones 1 Review 5* "Food security appears to be low on the political agenda and this book addresses those issues that must be of serious concern for the future of food and farming after we leave the EU"

Coming Up

Brighton Grove Allotment, Birch Community Centre, Sept 20th 'Bringing the Soil to Life'Calderdale Green Party, Hebden Bridge, Sept 5th
Events (see 'Talks' for coverage/presentation of each)Blackburn College Social Science Degree talkTodmorden Food Assembly Nov 23 Book signingBradford Trades Council Nov 30 Charlie giving talk #bittersweetbrexit Global Justice Now event in Bradford January 'Trade with Trump' - around the possible US-UK Trade Deal.Blackburn Trades Council write upNW Unite Liverpool Belfast Left Book ClubManchester Metropolitan University Munch Harris Institute Preston Anjou Club, L'Etoile restaurant, Fitzrovia, London May 10 lunchTalk with Nicola Verdon, Maurice Jagger Centre, Halifax June 21 eveningTodmorden Incredible Edibles, 10th Anniversary June 23 afternoon - just before Colin TudgeLeeds Unite Committee Aug 7