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  1. I don't think I've seen a socialist government in over 40 years. And one that has not been kicked out of power after 1 term ever. Just don't think it's ever going to happen
  2. I understand that but you are suggesting the EU is just as corrupt as the rest of them.
  3. colhint

    WAHEY! It's a JOKE thread : Enter at your own risk.

    We always had a jumper for Christmas. It was my job to talk them down. BBC said there was a programme about the clitoris on the red button. I couldn't find it.
  4. found it. Nearly half (46%) of all experts sitting on the scientific panels of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) still are in a direct and/ or indirect financial conflict of interest situation with the agribusiness and food industries, Corporate Europe Observatory's new report “Recruitment Errors” shows. EFSA's Management Board is to adopt new independence rules on 21 June 2017, but the draft policy is not sufficient despite repeated criticism from the European Parliament. The report concludes with recommendations for improvements.
  5. Isn't part of the problem with EU food standards that so many people involved with it are on the payroll of the big companies. I'm sure Iv'e read that.
  6. Am I missing something with this. Currently there is a 10% tariff on Japanese goods coming in from Japan, set by the EU. I know this is to be phased out gradually in the next 10 to 15 years. So if we offered a low tariff or none at all, wouldn't the Japanese be happy with that, and wouldn't it make things cheaper for the consumer?
  7. What is it about politicians called Donald and twitter.
  8. Bugger me I actually thought bendy bananas was a complete myth.
  9. Corbyns position is clear. He's Leave in the north and remain in the south.
  10. colhint

    Things you often Wonder

    Is Twitter the modern version of, a bloke in the pub told me?
  11. I didn't generalise. I wrote on one point only. The bit he wrote about sugar was wrong. I said I offer no opinion about the rest. I can only talk about the sugar bits. This is getting a bit Heracletion.
  12. How much drilling down have you done in the 16 minutes between my post and yours.
  13. No it's not complicated at all There are two major suppliers of sugar, British Sugar , beet, and Tate and Lyle, Cane. Billingtons , cane, are well down in third place. Both the main two receive the same subsidies. I know you are or appear to be in your posts an intelligent person. What bothers me in this situation, and I do understand that to offer the farming community a level of income is generally good. But what annoys me in this situation is the fact the UK government was trying to block a subsidy to make sugar 3 times more expensive the most of the world, they would have voted yes to 1,5 or even 2 at a stretch, is portrayed in these tweets as the UK government being an arsehole, for what is not a very good policy.
  14. Sure you could say that. Fair point. But 3 times the price of whatever the rest of the world pays. If you think this is a good thing the EU ha done well that's your opinion. Of course these price stabilities also apply to most of the food we buy to a varying degree.