Fortunately, the faded Eighties pop star and left wing activist Billy Bragg has been offering his views on social media. It’s a disaster, apparently. Yet another devilish plot by the sinister forces of the free market.
And it’s not just Billy Bragg who thinks this way. Mx Jack Monroe agrees with him – and Mx Jack Monroe (the artist formerly known as Ms Jack Monroe), as you must surely know, is probably Britain’s leading transgender, anti-poverty food campaigner, famed for her legendary kale pesto recipe and her brief unlikely stint as the face of Sainsbury’s.
So that settles it then. If Billy and Ms Jack are against it, then it must be a good thing. Not because they’re nasty or evil, but just because they are classic examples of Nanny State Britain: the kind of well-meaning fools who sincerely believe that the only way to create a better society is for yet more handouts from the public sector elite.
To listen to campaigners’ bleatings you would think the only place anywhere on earth you can find a decent recipe is on the BBC Food website.
And they’re right, up to a point.
We’ve most of us tried BBC recipes at one point or another – delicious cake from Mary Berry, yummy curries from Jamie Oliver, decadent creamy dishes from the lovely Nigella – and they’re tried and tested and they work.
But so they ruddy well ought to work: it’s not as though we haven’t paid for it all, to the tune of millions of pounds a year, via our compulsory licence fee.
The idea that the BBC is providing some incredible free social service for which we all ought to grateful for is a nonsense.
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