Gordon's Big Idea Revealed - The Renewal of Labour Starts Here
Gordon Brown is urging British consumers to stop wasting food amid growing concerns over the sharply rising cost of basic necessities.
"There's a child in Biafra that would fight for what you are leaving on your plate; its only a bit of gristle, eat it, its good for you; cut round the mouldy bit and eat the rest; the maggot has only eaten apple, it is apple, eat it".
The phrases of childhood come back, all the stronger for being said in a dour Scottish accent.
Telling people who are feeling the pinch that it is all their fault for not eating up all their greens doesn't seem to me to actually get to the roots of the problem of rising food prices (don't mention the EU and biofuels) or be a clever, popular move...