Sometimes the issues that people talk to you about on the doorstep don’t fit neatly under a political label.
And one issue that is cropping up is the decline in the bee population.
Here’s an interesting post from South London Lib Dem David Boyle, particularly where he says:
I took this up with an important looking manager in my local Sainsbury’s in Crystal Palace this morning, asking him – as I usually do – where the English honey was. Long search, and – sure enough – they don’t stock it.
But he did tell me that every Sainsbury’s store within the M25 will soon have its own hive, and that did take me aback. It’s difficult for me to say anything good about the supermarket giants, but I thought this was rather far-sighted. The next stage is to get them to have more than one, and make their own honey locally.