With all of this climate change we hear about endlessly we should soon be able to grow coconuts in southern England.
If we train the post-millennials to pick them we wouldn’t need to import coconut milk and other similar products from countries such as Thailand, which would help the public finances and gradually over time eliminate the budget deficit.
If we restore the coal industry similar considerations would apply and this would also, in theory, help to speed up the rate of global warming, hence helping the coconut plantations and completing a virtuous circle.
And instead of bribing people to eat junk food at the taxpayers’ expense we could bring back national service for a couple of years. That would occupy some of the post-millennials who would otherwise be languishing on the dole while at the same time increasing the country’s military preparedness.
So you see, it’s not only ‘Lofty’ Sunak who can come up with enterprising new ideas to put UK plc back on its feet!