Shame it’s illegal, of course, but apparently
The number of cannabis farms being found by police has trebled over the last two years, according to a report.
Charity DrugScope said 1,500 cannabis farms were found in London alone in the past two years, compared with around 500 in the previous two years.
Its magazine Druglink said over 60% of cannabis sold in the UK was grown here, compared to 11% 10 years ago.
And all this without any assistance whatsoever from David Miliband, DEFRA, the EU or anyone else.
The solution to the woes of British farming is clear; remove it from the ambit of DEFRA altogether and, instead, have John Reid declare war on it.
Better still, have him appoint a Farming Tzar to prosecute this war on farming. Within 10 years, all the farmers will be coining it.
Either we commit to local values, protect and support our own industries, and nurture a pride in community, or we take our chances in the global marketplace and dump all this Britishness nonsense. In other words, either the nation state still has clout and deserves allegiance, or it doesn’t. Ordinary people need to know where the Government stands.