The government has appointed a 'watchdog', sort of, to act between supermarkets and their suppliers. In a rather dismal display on a breakfast television last week this new watchdog admitted that she had no powers to intervene on behalf of suppliers being driven to the wall by the power of supermarkets. Instead she had a footling role at the margins.
Once, not that long ago, governments accepted that they had a role to assist in balancing the more obvious injustices of the Capitalist system. Even the Thatcher government. Not any more. The Capitalists running our country don't think they need to.