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Re: Europe? And the Future of Britain in Europe

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:59 pm
by Malcolm Armsteen
The Red Arrow wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:47 pm
Not banned... just not invited. You groovers chilled yet?

Oh, the ineffable arrogance...

Re: Europe? And the Future of Britain in Europe

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:15 pm
by Bones McCoy
What if Number 10 sources have been talking bollocks all the time Paul?
Not so momentous after all?

Re: Europe? And the Future of Britain in Europe

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:21 pm
by The Red Arrow
I was suddenly reminded of this...


Re: Europe? And the Future of Britain in Europe

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:33 am
by The Red Arrow
Jesus wept. Latest arse fodder from the Ministry of Propaganda.

Linked via Otto, as his rebuff is far more nuanced than the stream of obscenities coursing through my brain right now.
“Free trade is God’s diplomacy”... what utter turdblather is that?!

Re: Europe? And the Future of Britain in Europe

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:34 am
by Boiler
I heard that upon the radio yesterday whilst in my car. I'm glad I was stationary at a level crossing when I heard it...

Re: Europe? And the Future of Britain in Europe

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:39 pm
by youngian
Mercantile exchange is now the only way Tories can relate to Johnny Foreigner.

Re: Europe? And the Future of Britain in Europe

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:04 pm
by Malcolm Armsteen
youngian wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:39 pm
Mercantile exchange is now the only way Tories can relate to Johnny Foreigner.
Back to the eighteenth century...

Re: Europe? And the Future of Britain in Europe

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:41 pm
by The Red Arrow
Yebbut if they steal from us, they're pirates. If they steal for us, they're bucca-fuckin-eers.








Forgive me groovers, I've been drinking.

Re: Europe? And the Future of Britain in Europe

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:33 pm
by Boiler
A mostly pointless article, but about PGI status for foodstuffs.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-l ... e-51358752

Have a look at the comments... :roll:

Re: Europe? And the Future of Britain in Europe

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:38 pm
by youngian
Stilton isn't made in Stilton but should be, the MP for Stilton argued adding in something about meddling Brussels
The cheese can only legally be called stilton if it is made in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire or Leicestershire.

The UK Protected Food Names Association said the industry was at risk of being "undermined" if the law changed.

Shailesh Vara MP said Stilton village had become "caught up in the European bureaucracy" and argued the cheese should now be made there following Brexit.

"A local historian has found the cheese was made here in the past," he told Parliament.

Re: Europe? And the Future of Britain in Europe

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:44 pm
by Malcolm Armsteen
"A local historian". Chinny reckon.

Re: Europe? And the Future of Britain in Europe

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:06 pm
by Cyclist
Any fule kno (except Vara, obvs) Stilton cheese never was made in Stilton. It got the name from the location of the big coaching inn on the North Road where it was sold.

Vara's pet historian shouldn't give up their day job just yet.



Sheesh! They'll be telling us angel cake was called that because the original recipe called for 5oz of finely chopped angels, and pigs in blankets traditionally used merino wool :roll:

Re: Europe? And the Future of Britain in Europe

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:36 pm
by youngian
Even the IoD think Johnson’s talking bollocks
The prime minister blackballed business groups from his keynote speech on the future of EU trade talks yesterday, accusing them of failing to prepare their members for the “reality” of post-Brexit Britain.

The CBI, the British Chambers of Commerce and the Institute for Directors were excluded from Boris Johnson’s speech to business leaders in Greenwich. His aides later accused the groups of “neglecting their duty to prepare their members” for the “realities” of a Canada-style free trade deal. They had been “wasting their time lobbying government to abandon the promises made to the British people”. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/bori ... -xxf5cpmhb

Re: Europe? And the Future of Britain in Europe

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:55 pm
by Kreuzberger
A general thought. I wondered at the time how a "Political Declaration" could be squared with the legendarily perfidious Albion, and especially, the particular acreage of arsewipe which manifests itself as the present tory party - an egregious ensemble of rogues, cheats, liars and self-interested thieves who believe that parliamentary democracy means that it is their turn to do whatever they can get away with. That thought occurred to me during May's tenure.

Now, I realise that the E.U. had no realistic prospect of agreeing to anything other than a "declaration" when more concret,e broader or, indeed, comprehensive had been agreed.

The signs are now that the PD is not worth the paper it is written on. The refusal to extend the transition, the aggressive sabre-rattling and the sheer venom of the "winners" suggests that most bets and certainly all goodwill are off.

I see no alternative outcome. An extreme and ultimate Brexit beckons, along with everything that that entails.

Re: Europe? And the Future of Britain in Europe

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:43 pm
by Boiler
Cyclist wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:06 pm
Any fule kno (except Vara, obvs) Stilton cheese never was made in Stilton. It got the name from the location of the big coaching inn on the North Road where it was sold.

Vara's pet historian shouldn't give up their day job just yet.
This one has been rumbling on for at least the last decade around here, perhaps longer. There's a couple of inns on the Old North Road in Stilton that sold it, the one I know best is The Bell.