....Where sugar beet reflects the earthy, continental side of Britain’s character, cane has colonial roots: an ocean-going reminder of sunshine in the Caribbean and Australia, but also the darker history of Britain’s part in the slave trade. “Out of the strong came forth sweetness” – the Old Testament riddle used as a marketing
slogan on the front of tins of Lyle’s Golden Syrup since 1885 – has become a rallying call for those who see their country shaking off the mud and rediscovering its imperial swagger. ...
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