Oh my, you can just see him salivating, can\’t you?
A world in which there is much less passive consumption of goods and services is a world in which we do many more things for ourselves and each other. It\’s a world not of absolute but much greater self-sufficiency, at the national, local and even individual level. In other words, it\’s a world in which we have much more control over our own fate. A revival of real local democracy beckons in which we are more responsible locally for our own food, energy and the reciprocal delivery of services. With 86 months to go, that doesn\’t sound too bad to a public very jaded about UK politics – it may even sound infinitely preferable.
To the fields, peasants! Look, it\’s February, turnips again! Yum, Yum!
The guy wants us to go back to some Poujadiste conception of terroir. Local stuff for locals. Don\’t eat the cheese from the next county because it\’ll cause the kids to have one eye in the middle of their foreheads.
Of course, there will still be a place in London for poncey gits to tell us all how to hoe those rutabagas…..