Book News

LATEST NEWS ABOUT BITTERSWEET BREXIT

Interviews
Geoff Tansey interviews Charlie, author of #bittersweetbrexit, saying we need a big debate about #Brexit #Food
Bradford 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 day
Discussion 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 for a different form of agriculture from plantations and which pays people properly
Landworker article (Aut 2018 'Seven months' food supply warning'') (Page 1 & Page 2) makes mention of Clutterbuck saying there needs to be much more investment in UK Farming and that includes rebuilding our research station.
Reviews
Baroness Hayter (Dep Leader Labour Lords & Shadow DEFRA) speaking in House of Lords Sept 4 saying she has yet to find the sweet bit.
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"
Brighton Grove Allotment, Birch Community Centre, Sept 20th 'Bringing the Soil to Life'
Preston Model & Food. Chairing Conference at Town Hall - Invitees only - but if you want to come, please let me know. Oct 25
Rugby Fabian Society
EventsSee 'Talks' for presentation of eachBlackburn 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 7Calderdale Green Party Sept 5