SARAH Todd’s essay expressed the views of many who live in the Dales (The Yorkshire Post, March 19).
Farmers could produce enough of the country’s foodstuffs without the need for imports, creating a self-sustainable economy.
Together with the Yorkshire Dales board members, they could create all the ambience of 19th century England keeping the landscape and economy in a permanent state of atrophy.
Some of those “Londoners, townies and tourists” to which she sneers at could possibly be the health workers within inner cities, van drivers who delivered the essentials during and since lockdown delivering goods made by factory workers in “towns”.
She refers to shortages at supermarkets as somehow being solved by limiting food imports which rather emphasises her reluctance to accept that it is mainly due to the shortage of lorry drivers, and the support of Brexit by the NFU, which restricted those foreign workers being available to collect the crops.
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