I just heard Sandy Ezekiel and Tammy Stewart-Jones on the Radio 4 Today programme talking about Thanet achieving (or being about to achieve) Fairtrade Town status. Very good idea of course, but how can a district be a town? Just my little pedantic quibble about an otherwise worthy cause, and despite the slightly mad street comments - "it should be up to the individual, why's the council involved, we don't want to be told what to do" (I don't think they're going to snatch items out of your shopping basket, whilst yelling at you to go back, try again and get it right this time!), a generally positive story on Thanet. Makes a nice change. You've nothing to lose except your inertia. And your cynicism. And a few pence extra on the bill.
Thanet Fairtrade Initiative
Thanet Council Fairtrade Info