Boris Johnson to launch food strategy: work harder for less

Soil degradation: It’s a huge threat to UK farmers but Boris Johnson seems to be encouraging them to over-farm their land and ruin it.

Boris Johnson really is the lawmaker of diminishing returns, isn’t he?

He’s about to launch his new ‘Grow for Britain’ plan – the UK’s first food strategy since the country was in the midst of rationing 75 years ago –

Rationing. Doesn’t that say everything about the poverty of Johnson’s thinking?

and it’s all about working harder for no material gain.

The food strategy… will say farmers need to be more productive and that planning rules should be relaxed to make it easier to convert land into farms to grow fruit and vegetables.

The document points out that currently, 57 per cent of British produce comes from 33 per cent of agricultural land – showing that farms could be more productive.

So – what, Johnson wants to over-farm our land, reducing it to uselessness in a few years’ time?

The strategy is also expected to contain plans to solve the migrant worker shortage, including by giving new seasonal worker visas to poultry workers on British turkey farms and replacing fruit pickers from eastern Europe with robots.

Is this the thin end of a wedge that will take jobs away from working people in the UK, increasing poverty, homelessness, lawlessness and illness?

Even though Britain’s climate would previously have prevented the growing of many crops, farmers now use “a new generation of sustainable and efficient greenhouses” which “provides opportunities to reduce our reliance on overseas production”, the strategy is to say.

Monday’s strategy will announce a “focus on pioneering more organic-based fertilisers” that are less reliant on global supply chains.

But the strategy will not announce any immediate support for households, focusing instead on “longer-term measures to support a resilient, healthier and more sustainable food system”

… but not a resilient, healthier and more sustainable population.

This is a short-term people-pleaser to win more votes for a prime minister with no idea how to fix the real problems underpinning the current crises destabilising the UK.

He’s just trying to shore up his own position and win a few votes from gullible people in rural constituencies like Tiverton & Honiton.

Source: Boris Johnson unveils ‘grow for Britain’ plan

Have YOU donated to my crowdfunding appeal, raising funds to fight false libel claims by TV celebrities who should know better? These court cases cost a lot of money so every penny will help ensure that wealth doesn’t beat justice.

Vox Political needs your help!
If you want to support this site
but don’t want to give your money to advertisers)
you can make a one-off donation here:

Donate Button with Credit Cards

Here are four ways to be sure you’re among the first to know what’s going on.

1) Register with us by clicking on ‘Subscribe’ (in the left margin). You can then receive notifications of every new article that is posted here.

2) Follow VP on Twitter @VoxPolitical

3) Like the Facebook page at

Join the Vox Political Facebook page.

4) You could even make Vox Political your homepage at

And do share with your family and friends – so they don’t miss out!

If you have appreciated this article, don’t forget to share it using the buttons at the bottom of this page. Politics is about everybody – so let’s try to get everybody involved!

Buy Vox Political books so we can continue
fighting for the facts.

The Livingstone Presumption is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

Health Warning: Government! is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

The first collection, Strong Words and Hard Times,
is still available in either print or eBook format here: