Posted on 5 January 2021
Professor Tony Heron was interviewed for iNews this week. Tony gave his opinion in an article called "Brexit will lead to a ‘subtle’ but ‘tragic’ rise in food prices and increase inequality in the UK"
The article said experts believe the Government should be better mediating supply and demand, and while focusing on being more self-sufficient, also ensuring the flow of goods continues.
Professor Tony Heron said "Brexit is going to push up prices, and we have to ask, who absorbs that cost? For some things, we might see some goods aren’t profitable – certainly for independent wholesalers."
“You might think solutions would be to look outside the EU, but nearly all trans-continental trade goes through Europe – networked into the European economy.
“There is no integrated strategy right now – we know what our issues are.
“If we increase costs with our main trading partner, it is not going to help diversity and inequality.
“At one time there was an economic argument for Brexit. I think that was performative – demonstrating sovereignty but little else. Our food policy is muddled.”