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Re: Are you In or Out
« Reply #250 on: July 20, 2016, 06:51:24 PM »
*Originally Posted by Rooster [+]
I disagree - many people would prefer to buy British, it's not always a cost decision.

Nor is it obvious which products are British and which are not.  I would like to see a Union Jack on every British product.   The definition of British being those products the employ British people.  We can argue about the percentage of British employed later.

If you put two carrots on the table and the British one is 1p more expensive than the French one.  Which would you buy?

Interesting choice food and sadly a mute point, we don't have the capability/land area to produce enough food for our own population ..... So we will have to import so French carrots or nothing I am afraid.  We also have very little manufacturing so we will have to import alot of that as well.
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Re: Are you In or Out
« Reply #251 on: July 20, 2016, 07:01:59 PM »
*Originally Posted by Ogri (Trainee) [+]
Interesting choice food and sadly a mute point, we don't have the capability/land area to produce enough food for our own population ..... So we will have to import so French carrots or nothing I am afraid.  We also have very little manufacturing so we will have to import alot of that as well.

Not the point.  Given the choice - buy British.

And as it happens the UK is self sustainable in respect of carrots.  :004:

We Brits eat our way through £290 million or 700,000 tonnes worth of carrots every year – that’s approximately 100 carrots per person.

Each year 22 billion seeds are planted in Britain, producing around 100 carrots per year for every member of the population.
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Re: Are you In or Out
« Reply #252 on: July 21, 2016, 08:33:57 AM »
*Originally Posted by Rooster [+]
As indeed you should.  I remember well the burning of British lorries transporting sheep into France to protect the interests of French sheep farmers.  You should have a buy French campaign.
I support buying LOCAL, not national. And mostly for the sake of our planet.
Whenever you advocate national anything, you pave the road toward nationalism. And human history is full of the wonderful side effects of nationalism (just like those absurd cowards who set other countries' lorries on fire).

Avoiding nationalism also have a bonus effect: it prevents you from jumping down anyone's throat just because they are "foreigners".

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Re: Are you In or Out
« Reply #253 on: March 29, 2017, 06:40:22 PM »
Oops !  Poor Winston. Today his dream has been shattered...........

Best of luck to y'all......

I am sure it will all work out though. Theresa seems to know what She is doing.......   
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Re: Are you In or Out
« Reply #254 on: January 13, 2018, 10:21:26 PM »
Wow, almost a year has passed and not a dickybird on here.

Y'all still super happy to be going (when ever )   :007:


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Re: Are you In or Out
« Reply #255 on: January 14, 2018, 09:46:37 AM »
*Originally Posted by Griff [+]

Y'all still super happy to be going (when ever )   :007:

Yep, even more now that we have seen the attitude of the unelected, unaccountable likes of Barnier and Juncker. Boy have we pi**ed on their chips by wanting leave their club, not to mention the effect of the loss of our nett payments. Bet they have to think about reducing the size of their budget and slim down their extrvagant spending now!
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Re: Are you In or Out
« Reply #256 on: January 14, 2018, 12:28:25 PM »
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Re: Are you In or Out
« Reply #257 on: January 14, 2018, 07:34:56 PM »
This has nothing to do with the rhetoric banded about by any side.

This whole fiasco has been brought on by the EU bringing in new Tax avoidance rules that those with mega cash are trying to avoid.

Unfortunately for them recent EU focus is now on those tax havens that allow Millions to be salted away before any negotiations about the City/Service sector can be allowed to co-operate with the EU after Brexit.

If the Mega wealthy decide they might as well stay in the EU, then that’s what’s going to happen.
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