The vast majority of meat is british. Nz out of season lamb and soon to be gone irish beef being the main exceptionsYou agree though, there is lots of foreign meat? Which is strange as you seem to be indicating the majority of the British public like to buy British.
I buy potatoes because I want potatoes, why would I care where they come from (if they are broadly the same)?
Dairy farmers have been going to the wall for years because people want milk, they dont give a shit where it comes from, thats why you rarely see a milkman these days, people would rather save a few pence buying it the supermarkets.
The vast majority of meat is british. Nz out of season lamb and soon to be gone irish beef being the main exceptions
Yet the Red Tractor symbol adds value, as people know where food has been produced, and can be sure of safety and other standards. Being British produced also cuts down on the Carbon footprint.
Traceable, safe and farmed with care | Red Tractor
Tbh not really sure with where you are trying to go with this other than Brotherton lad style arguing for the sake of arguing. So i'm out.Vast majority but not all? Its the cost that drives things. Does no food (except that out of season or not normally grown in the UK) ever get sold in the UK?
Tbh not really sure with where you are trying to go with this other than Brotherton lad style arguing for the sake of arguing. So i'm out.
And all the evidence from people who's job it is to sell things to the British public suggests you are wrong.I'll be clear, the vast majority of the British public dont give a **** about buying British, they want cheap prices, possibly good quality, neither of which is guaranteed by buying British.
And all the evidence from people who's job it is to sell things to the British public suggests you are wrong.
We will agree to disagree.
The only reason to have tariffs is to protect loss making industries. If British farmers can make a profit and sell against foreign imports without tariffs, then they are a viable industry. If we have to apply tariffs to allow them to compete then they are a loss making industry. You can avoid the tariffs by just subsidising the farmers from taxation, but either way you the tax payer/consumer are paying to keep them in work. Of course you could do down the mining coal route, pay the miners an unreasonably high wage to dig coal at an uneconomic price, then force the monopolistic electricity board to burn said coal to generate electricity, then charge the consumer for the electricity and tax gas to ensure people had to use it, but with food this would mean a compulsory Buy British scheme which would only work with ration coupons and I think that's a step too far even for Corbyn and his loonies.Depends on shit the country is run. However don't confuse paying for loss making industries with having tariffs.
The only theoretical way to avoid redistribution of wealth is to have a completely controlled command economy like the old Soviet one. We all know what that produced, food shortages and funnily the redistribution of wealth to the people running the command economy. What is the difference between me distributing my wealth to farmer A for my food or to farmer B just because farmer B is British. Economically none, a farmer gets money for producing food, makes a profit so continues producing food. If you're a xenophobic nationalist then of course it's important not to give money to foreigners, which is the EUs position as long as you consider everyone in the EU to be one nation and not foreign, but you must realise this comes at a price.Seems quite simple to me that free trade on a reciprocal basis only really works between broadly equal economies, otherwise it is bound to become an exercise in redistribution of wealth
Now, I’m not saying that’s necessarily a bad thing, but we have to be clear whether or not that is the aim.
He gets stuff for nowt and turns a fine profit on it. You're lecturing him on competitive advantage?I suspect you might benefit from reading up on comparative advantage.
Importing more cheaply can often free up resources for higher value activities.
And more generally anyone who fears competition is a cuck.