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    Dare I comment on this itchy subject ?

    Boris not going to pay the money owed to the EU ?

    Raab going to close down parliament ?

    Gove reported as a hypocrite  due to use of drugs?

    Re-negotiate the agreement that the EU has already said it won’t do ?

    I think the Tories are done for ( although they don’t see it ) and it will all point to a general election. Don’t waste the extra time they said !

    Coalition government Labour/Liberal Dem on it’s way ?  ( and no brexit ) :yahoo:

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    True enough but their only saving grace is that Corbyn is unelectable.

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    #479650

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    Pourquoi?

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    Blimey, where do I start ?

    We’ll start off with antisemitism in the Labour Party and his dilly-dallying over Brexit.

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    Didn’t seem to worry the good people of  Peterborough ?

    Corbyn is not the Labour party .

    I think it will be more, how many votes the Tories loose to various other parties, who will then form a coalition.

    Isn’t it gor blimey ? :yahoo:

     

     

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    The only thing I want to see at the moment is a general election!

    I would love to see the tories and labour wiped off the political map.

    Why is may still prime minister? the worst most incompetent, stupid, arrogant fool ever to hold the position in living memory both as Home Secretary and PM. The  front runners for her replacement, boris the clown, the stereotypical bumbling upper class pratt, the original Tim nice but dim or the obnoxious, backstabbing, snivelling little rat, gove. Both of them have a proven track record of lies, hypocracy and bulls*it, what an absolute joke!

    This two party political system of self indulgent, incompetent career politicians has to change. The UK needs and deserves people who actually understand the definition of truth. People who actually put their country before their own political greedy ambition and people who actually have some clue about the the positions they are given. Why is failing grayling still in a job? this fool has lost the country billions through his outright stupidity, ignorance and incompetence.

    may and grayling should team up, they could take stupidity and crass incompetence to a whole new uprecedented level. I really find it difficult to get my head around the situation the UK finds itself in, a country I was once proud to belong to, now a total world wide joke and an embarressment to be associated with. I just hope I live long enough to watch the tories, labour and lib dems get their just deserts. Sadly people seem to have very short memories when it comes to electing lying, cheating, incompetent, worthless, self interested fools to parliament so my guess is nothing will change. :unsure:

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    At least we can watch it go down in flames from a safe distance.  B-)

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    Some of us , Shapeshifter, but I understand there are a lot of worried British immigrants out there ?

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    Johnson and Raab – chest beating to get elected.
    The reality will soon bite them in the bum if either of them do.

    Gove the hypocrite may be banned from entering the US 😂

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    You really don’t like politicians, do you, John?

    The UK needs and deserves people who actually understand the definition of truth. People who actually put their country before their own political greedy ambition and people who actually have some clue about the the positions they are given.

    The problem is that a politician who understands and speaks the truth is a rare beast, and putting the country before political greedy ambition means cancelling Brexit, because that is really the best thing for the country.

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    Maybe VK but the majority voted othewise.

    Can you imagine the mood of the people if Brexit doesn’t happen ?

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    Maybe VK but the majority voted othewise. Can you imagine the mood of the people if Brexit doesn’t happen ?

    They voted otherwise based on ‘facts’ since proven to be lies and misinformation; now they know the reality, I think if Brexit was cancelled they’d be angry for a short while, then resigned, and finally grateful.

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    The politicians don’t give a monkeys if the people are happy or not , otherwise they would have left the EU already !

    The majority was too small to call it ” the will of the people” and many voted without giving a thought to the reality of leaving , many still believe in the ” might of the UK ” etc etc .

    I’m sure that IF Brexit happens there will be a lot more angry people than if it doesn’t ?

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    Brexit is now known as Brexshit

    Lies are now known as Johnsonians

    Drug taking is now known as Groveism

    Dithering is to be known as Corbynism

    Useless is if future to be call Mayism

    Cowardice is Cameronism

     

    I am thinking of setting up a party in the UK and will call it the “UK Lying Party” with a slogan “At least you know we never tell the truth”. Sorry that slogan has already been used by every other party in their manifesto.

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    Are any of you aware that The Royal Court of Justice is being asked to rule on whether or not the UK actually left the EU on 29th March?

     

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    About as much chance of winning this case as Boris was of being found guilty in his case last week

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    I see Boris is saying he will (if he becomes prime minister) increase the starting point for the 40 per cent tax rate from 50000 to 80000.

    The estimated cost of this is 180 million per week. This is more than the UK net contribution to the EU.

    So perhaps the bus should say “180 million a week – let’s give this to the well-heeled rather than supporting the NHS”

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    I see Boris is saying he will (if he becomes prime minister) increase the starting point for the 40 per cent tax rate from 50000 to 80000.
    The estimated cost of this is 180 million per week. This is more than the UK net contribution to the EU.
    So perhaps the bus should say “180 million a week – let’s give this to the well-heeled rather than supporting the NHS”

    Ah but don’t forget the trickle down effect 😂
    Like that ever happened….ever…

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    It’s starting to get messy , so it won’t be a hard or soft but a messy Brexit .

    Boris’s attitude is like that of a used car salesman . Watch out UK this could turn very nasty . There are already many politicians on this side of the channel that don’t like him at all .

    Better get legitimised in France as soon as you can , if you haven’t already done it .

    I read that the UK lawmakers are already changing the agricultural laws to become more in line with the US and Canada, well that will certainly close the doors to outgoing farm trade with the EU ( and the price of lamb in France might go up :yahoo: )

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    Really? Peel off the label on a leg of lamb from the supermarket and reveal the letters NZ….. ummm. B-)

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    Yes, deep freezer lamb with unknown content .

    see thread “what can I do ? ”

    If you really think about what you eat , then how is it possible that food from NZ is cheaper than buying local ? :whistle:

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    Being an inquisitive sort of person and not knowing much about export and import , I looked at google and came up with some stuff about lamb .

    95% of UK sheep meat exports ( lamb and mutton ) go to the EU .

    70%  ( 100k tonnes) imported sheep meat to the UK comes from New Zealand . The UK is the largest importer of NZ lamb in the EU.

    So with no trade deal with the EU and a new deal already being discussed between the UK and New Zealand , there will be a flood of cheap lamb on the UK market and the UK sheep farmers will loose their major export market .

    So the price paid to sheep farmers in France should go up ?

     

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    I prefer NZ lamb personally, not saying UK or French lamb is bad. I find French lamb to be more fatty and more rich more often than not though that’s not intended as a sweeping criticism. NZ lamb is pretty constant in quality so I usually know what i’m going to get.

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    I prefer NZ lamb personally, not saying UK or French lamb is bad. I find French lamb to be more fatty and more rich more often than not though that’s not intended as a sweeping criticism. NZ lamb is pretty constant in quality so I usually know what i’m going to get.

    Thought you found sheep boring ? :-)

    Sweeping statement : UK , French or NewZealand  .

    The probable reason for NZ lamb being constant is because of the climate and the sheep type  and the huge numbers that are bred.

    In the UK and France there are a lot more differing breeds and the season for raising lambs is a lot shorter.

    I would expect that French lamb is  more fatty because of the ” classification ” chart that sheep cooperatives force their members to raise their lambs to ( called “conformation” in French ). Also because  of the way that lamb is ” finished ” inside on cereals , which makes the lambs put on more fat ( plus they are shorn , which does the same )

    I would say that you can’t get much better lamb than grass-fed bio lamb from the Limousin! :yahoo:

    You may order online , but we don’t deliver ! :-)

    Messy Brexit looks on the books ?

     

     

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    Try the lamb from Sisteron in Provence, or from the sheep that feed on the salt marshes around Le Mont St Michel. Never eaten lamb from N.Z that has got close to the lovely taste of those.
    Sorry, Deboer, never to my knowledge tasted lamb from the Limousin…

     

     

     

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    Quite tasty Roger but rather ‘fatty’ at times.

    I prefer leaner meat but each to their own.

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    I often wonder why the UK imports so much NZ lamb, and when you say, Chris, “The probable reason for NZ lamb being constant is because of the climate and the sheep type  and the huge numbers that are bred. In the UK and France there are a lot more differing breeds and the season for raising lambs is a lot shorter.”, you answered some of my questions. I found other answers, though – despite the blog post being from 2013, the theory’s still as good.

    In our Intermarché the other day we saw Australian and New Zealand onions for sale! Can’t see the sense in that.

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    The fat on the edges can be cut off (after being used in the cooking of course), never noticed the fat elsewhere, Pete?

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    True enough Roger but the ‘richness’ can’t really be changed.

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    It does seem odd that the French are importing onions from OZ & NZ, whatever next? It’s enough to make one weep! ;-)

    I hate fatty Lamb, it’s not a meat I buy very often and can be expensive. Deboer, how much do you sell yours for?

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