A senior government official and colleague to Dominic Cummings, Tim Leunig, has argued that the food sector is not important to Britain’s economy. Of course, when one dares not to assume that GDP and prices are the be-all-and-end-all, this comment is ludicrous. It is naïve to think this country could happily import all of its food and not be at the mercy of those it imports from.

Read more on last week’s ‘Last Orders’, by Michael Psaras.