Our current economic reality of foreign dependence and reliance upon untrustworthy foreign nations for food and essential goods is a sign of the stupidity, short termism and self serving nature of British governments ever since 1979.
Our economic security relies upon the continuation of a complex set of economic relationships, which are not secure or reliable in a long term reality of peak oil, global warming, never mind the inherent boom bust reality of capitalism (the latter a reality that has existed as long as modern capitalism has done).
Britain needs to become a nation of gardeners and a social democratic society with a transition and self sufficiency focus. We also need state control of essential key areas related to national survival, security and comfort and the enthusiastic government promotion of a growth incooperativism, localism and mutualism as a means of ending the current insane and totally wasteful systems of economic organization.
In this regard the Tories only offer a runaway train. Labour had better offer something more solid and profound than a tinkering with the current setup or the obvious vacuum will suck some other group in to meet the need.
Time is running out – to avoid risking future economic depression and chaos Britain needs to have a resilience that up is to the challenge of meeting the risk of a “perfect storm”, the distant rumblings of which seem to get nearer each year.