13 August 2016
TMB launches Tripe Tomorrow campaign
TMB chairman Sir Norman Wrassle has joined forces with a former trade union general secretary to launch a funding platform to “re-energise” the UK tripe industry.
Sir Norman and Brendan Kean, formerly the General Secretary of the National Federation of Tripe Dressers, have set up Tripe Tomorrow to raise cash which will be distributed to “progressive” projects in areas such as policy development, digital media, campaigning and persuading people to consume more tripe.
Speaking at a launch event this lunchtime, the pair described the national turmoil which followed the EU referendum as the “greatest crisis in the history of tripe” and made clear their scepticism about Jeremy Corbyn by saying that the renewal of the tripe industry depends on backing those who support an austerity agenda.
"Under the Conservatives, we were promised austerity at least until 2020, which gave us a window of opportunity to promote tripe. It is, as we have always said, the perfect austerity foodstuff," Mr Kean said.
Sir Norman said he was disturbed by reports that the Labour opposition could be about to reject austerity by re-electing Jeremy Corbyn as its leader. "We'll be using the Tripe Tomorrow campaign to re-inforce the message that there's nothing wrong with a bit of harsh, unremitting austerity - particularly if it benefits the tripe industry," he said.