Scotland has twice as many Fairtrade councils

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From Clyde 1 today:

Scotland has the highest percentage of council areas which are recognised as Fairtrade areas compared with the rest of the UK, according to new statistics. Fairtrade UK data shows that 21 of Scotland’s 32 council areas (65%) are Fairtrade areas, compared with just 33% of councils in England and 41% in Wales. Endorsing Fairtrade products and practices means farmers in developing countries get a fair price for their products and are not exploited. Farmers in industries such as coffee and cocoa can earn a fair living, enabling them to put food on their tables.

https://planetradio.co.uk/clyde/local/news/scotland-tops-uk-for-most-fairtrade-councils/

Some will say this means little but put together with these, maybe it does:


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Are Scotland’s employers also different – more willing to pay a decent wage?

With 1 in 4 living wage employers already in Scotland, the Scottish Government aims to make this a ‘Living Wage Nation’

8% of the UK population and 28% of living wage employers. More evidence that we are different enough to want to run the whole show?

One thought on “Scotland has twice as many Fairtrade councils

  1. This is the kind of thing that BBC Scotland News and current affairs people would ‘frame’ as ‘virtue signalling’.Some years ago, the release of the ‘Panama Papers’ identifying those who were putting money offshore to avoid tax was sneered at by Shereen Nanjiani as ‘the politics of envy’, and she closed off any discussion.

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