Government should keep pre-election promise and install a supermarket adjudicator – with teeth – now
The promise to ensure that supermarkets deal fairly with food producers
11 years after the findings of the Competition Commission, under the current timetable, a full Bill is not due until after May 2012. The Adjudicator might not be in place until 2014 or 2015.
Why? The bill has cross-party support
As noted on an Indian website, large corporations and government are very close. The large supermarkets give donations to party funds and sponsor conference events.
They also offer lucrative full or part-time appointments to bolster the incomes of friendly MPs, Lords, civil servants and advisers, some of whom who pass forwards and backwards through the revolving door between government and corporate employment, taking with them their influence, contacts and inside information.