44: JAY RAYNER on the Brexit food fiasco

Very excited to welcome legendary food journalist and Observer restaurant critic JAY RAYNER for the eye-opening, jaw-dropping hard truths of Britain’s Brexitised food policy.

Are we really only days away from empty shelves in the event of Hard Brexit? Why is our food culture still shaped by the effects of WWII? Which parts of EU food policy ARE a disaster (that we won’t be able to influence once we leave)? And did you know that it’s now OK to eat cod, and climate change has produced a huge increase in availability of fish in the Baring Sea…?

Plus: Corbyn’s “cheap imported labour” muddle – Peter explains what the European Posted Workers Directive really entails. Did you know that British spy Christopher Steele who wrote the Trump dossier also conducted the inquiry into the Litvenenko murder? What does THAT mean? And we go nuts for BBC Northern Ireland’s spoof Brexumentary ‘Soft Border Force’ (have YOU had the Ebola?).

“There might be so little to eat that you’ll be GLAD of chlorine chicken…”

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