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Re: Time for BREXIT FAQ

September 29th, 2019, 8:49 am

I gave a course last week; the 14 students came from 9 EU countries. At moments like that you can't help but feel a wee bit European. For me it's Amsterdammer->European-> Irish in that order.

For brexiteers probably English->English-> English almost surely?

A common theme I hear from brexiteers is that the EU is restricting their freedoms. 
The remark on chlorinated chicken flooding the supermarket shelves elicits the response that they have being eating chlorinated salads for years. This is a kind of Doublethink (does not compute).
 
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Re: Time for BREXIT FAQ

September 29th, 2019, 11:37 am

I'm vegan. I don't care what kind of chicken carnivores eat.
 
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Re: Time for BREXIT FAQ

September 29th, 2019, 11:54 am

I'm vegan. I don't care what kind of chicken carnivores eat.
Well, your cats eat organic chickens foraging across the pastures of Devon, supplemented with GM-free corn during the winter, kept in flocks up to 1000, and killed at 71 days on the farm to spare them the horror of transports.
BTW, Plan to end long journeys to slaughter for livestock (by the Tories!)
 
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Re: Time for BREXIT FAQ

September 29th, 2019, 11:57 am

Indeed. When the insect-based cat food goes on sale in the UK, we'll run a trial.
 
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Re: Time for BREXIT FAQ

September 29th, 2019, 12:22 pm

I'm vegan. I don't care what kind of chicken carnivores eat.
Not everyone would agree
www.youtube.com/watch?v=q26NF7KfaSU

In the United States it is common practice for chicken carcasses to be washed with antimicrobial rinses in order to remove harmful bacteria.

 
These rinses, containing chlorine dioxide solution, acidified sodium chlorite, trisodium phosphate or peroxyacids, are often referred to as Pathogen Reduction Treatments. The process is said to reduce the prevalence of salmonella from 14% to 2%. Since 1997, the European Union has refused to permit the import of chicken treated in this way, claiming that it compensates for poor hygiene behaviour elsewhere in the supply chain and disincentivises the poultry industry to put in place proper hygiene practices. American negotiators say this is just protectionism. It is claimed by opponents of Brexit that this shows how British food safety standards would drop. UK International Trade Secretary Liam Fox was said to have suggested that this might be part of a bilateral free trade agreement and was subsequently challenged to eat a chlorine-washed chicken live on camera. Steve Baker, formerly a Minister at the Department for Exiting the European Union, insisted in October 2018 that chlorine-washed chicken was just "clean chicken".
 
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Re: Time for BREXIT FAQ

September 29th, 2019, 2:00 pm

Still, I fail to see the relevance of this for non-meat eaters. It's not like the EU poultry industry was treating the chickens much better than the US one.
 
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Re: Time for BREXIT FAQ

October 19th, 2019, 5:05 pm

SPOILER ALERT: The final season of Brexit is coming to an end. We've known since the first episode that Mr Big was Tony Blair, but it's only just been revealed that Sir Oliver Letwin is the mole. He was responsible for the Poll Tax that brought down Margaret Thatcher and the FTPA that has caused so much chaos. Soon he'll be escorted from the Chamber in handcuffs.

But, fans, don't worry! The spinoff series TRANSition. Period. starts soon. I don't think I'm giving much away when I say that the opener is Boris getting a huge majority and Jacob Rees-Mogg becoming a woman. The spinoff has a much lighter tone, far more comedic than Brexit which was criticised for being too heavy on procedure and light on character development. Focus groups have identified which characters the audience want to see continue, and the first episode sees most of the old cast departing after a General Election. The new cast are far more diverse than the original.
 
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Re: Time for BREXIT FAQ

October 19th, 2019, 5:56 pm

Nah, I can't see this bunch of turkeys voting for Christmas. Sorry. You have to wait until 2022. It's just 3 more years of this farce!
 
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Re: Time for BREXIT FAQ

October 19th, 2019, 6:23 pm

www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOE6Zu3BuTw

I remember a lot of hassle. Thatcher lost?


It was a yuge mistake. In NL and IRL we have property tax which is how councils get money for "upkeep" of the community.
 
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Re: Time for BREXIT FAQ

October 19th, 2019, 10:31 pm

Nah, I can't see this bunch of turkeys voting for Christmas. Sorry. You have to wait until 2022. It's just 3 more years of this farce!
It is a rafter of turkeys, not a bunch! I picked up a rarely used (at least in my circles) collective noun last weekend. When you see several turtles on a log, more or less stacked on top of each other to get to the sunniest spot, they are properly referred to as a dole. 
 
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Re: Time for BREXIT FAQ

October 19th, 2019, 11:05 pm

So the top turtle is on a dole? Lazy bastard.
 
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Re: Time for BREXIT FAQ

October 20th, 2019, 1:32 am

Technically, he (or she) would be in a dole. But yes, turtles do seem to be less industrious than, say, ants and beavers.
 
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Re: Time for BREXIT FAQ

October 22nd, 2019, 10:47 pm

What's Sir Bob saying?

Bob Geldof says Brexit stand-off is “nuts beyond nuts”

https://www.irishcentral.com/news/politics/bob-geldof-brexit-nuts
 
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Re: Time for BREXIT FAQ

October 22nd, 2019, 10:53 pm

Thank Bob for that. For a moment there I thought we were going to lose Brexit.
 
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Re: Time for BREXIT FAQ

October 23rd, 2019, 12:35 am

I think there is a decent chance you will. Exactly how is harder to tell by the day. But I'm pretty sure that if you don't, you will lose Scotland and NI. And gain a couple of generations worth of troubles. But that may be a fair price to pay for simplified VAT on services. And maybe get the fox hunt back.
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