I have joked amongst friends, recently, that what is not for sale through an Agent soon would be if you enquired, sincerely, of the owner.  Vast tracts of Scotland are on the market.  Major agricultural players are realigning asset structures (predominantly into cash and out of land), food on shelves is already noticeably shorter and, often, of poorer quality than we have enjoyed in the recent past.

And yet, senior Ministers insist (for the benefit of the uninformed masses, of course), that British farmers will, simply, fill any void left in the aftermath of ‘Brexit’.  How little they know, or are prepared to accept they really know.  Economics aside, latent capacity is not like a tap, in agriculture.

I have talked of food scarcity for nearly a decade, with those not wishing to hear me being pounded into a tiny minority, by those that refuse to - probably because they were too frightened to admit that I might be correct.

The UK has a scarce land resource to support some 65 million people (possibly more if the official figures are undestimated in favour of demoralising the far right) and much of it is of the poorest quality of anywhere in Europe.

We will, without doubt, have a disparate, and probably weak, currency by comparison to our closest neighbours.  Furthermore, those of celtic, nordic and latino spirit have an admirable tendency to act upon their heartfelt feeling, as opposed to political discipline; starving us (perhaps, literally) of the most basic of human requirements would be commensurate reward for our disloyalty in the eyes of many mainlanders.