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Oh Britain, what have you done (part ∞+13)?

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Bob McC, Jan 1, 2019.

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  1. gassor

    gassor There may be more posts after this.

    The main issue is that we are facing the biggest decision that any govt has had to make since WW2 and nobody has a scobby what the outcome will be. My concern is that whatever it is does not advance the support of the far right. We are in a situation of wishing that negatives do not overcome the country, because positives are nowhere to be found.
  2. Frankiesays

    Frankiesays Here, there and everywhere.

    The far right? I'd worry more about empty supermarket shelves in the first few months of a no deal scenario.
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  3. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    so do all the Solanaceae. Potatoes, peppers, tomatoes. Grow like weeds, tough, great cash crops. Just rather poisonous, some more than others.
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  4. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

    A bit sensationalist that. I recall some Vegan nutter on telly years ago declaring that he would never eat any of the Solanaceae because they were 'poisonous'. Clearly a ****wit. Like me saying I'll never eat Mushrooms again because a very small no. of species are deadly.
  5. eternumviti

    eternumviti pfm Member

    Tomatoes grow as weeds in pre-treatment storage ponds at sewage plants. Not sure that you'd rush to eat them.
  6. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    I've eaten mushrooms from the muck heap behind the dairy farm, best mushroom soup I've ever tasted, so tomatoes from the sewage works wouldn't be much of a stretch. I'd cook them, mind.

    when I worked in Saumur the next door factory was a mushroom compost works. Equal quantities of horse droppings from the Ecurie Militaire, crushed limestone and I think sand. Just up from the cave cooperative in St Cyr an Bourg, I imagine your work's taken you there.
  7. markvdv

    markvdv pfm Member

    What is the average age on PFM ?
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  8. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Good grief, that utter dunce John Mann is blathering on Sky News again. As ever with Labour (and Tory) politicians it is hard to work out how the doublespeak relates to actions, but it wouldn’t surprise me if he voted for May’s deal on Tues.
  9. MikeMA

    MikeMA pfm Member

    When I was a youngster, my old Aunt and Uncle lived in a place out in the country miles from anywhere. Their water came from a well, and their sewage went into a septic tank. You could trace the leaking underground drainage pipes and soakaways by the lines of tomato plants! We all ate the tomatoes without a second thought.
  10. eternumviti

    eternumviti pfm Member

    It depends where the sewage plant is. I mean you wouldn't want to eat tomatoes grown from seeds that had been through the digestive tracts of the kind of people that shop at Asda? Waitrose folk for me.

    Muck heap mushrooms through, lovely. When I was away at skool (they taught us well there) in deepest Somerset I used to pick mushrooms from the fields where the dairy cattle grazed, they were the best.

    I know of the St Cyr Co-op, but never bought there. I have some photos of WW2 tank wrecks from Normandy that were gathered in the lot behind the Cavalry School somewhere. I'll post them in the photo section at some point.
  11. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Golly, do I ever have a lot of soul!

    Before any ‘save the deal’ rabbits are pulled out of hats tomorrow I have managed to get £3 on May winning the vote on Tuesday at 19/1. Last of the big gamblers. As yet I haven’t taken Paddy Power’s offer of 11/1 on ‘UK Government to officially announce food rationing in 2019.’
  12. Nick_G

    Nick_G pfm Member

    That's assuming the vote happens, of course...
  13. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Golly, do I ever have a lot of soul!

    Yes. Having been stung when I previously bet on the vote (‘Commons to pass the Brexit deal vote in 2018’) I made sure it wasn’t date-specific this time.
  14. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    Vince Cable said on The Marr Show that Corbyn needs to come off the fence in terms of a People's Vote.

    When asked Corbyn didn't say he would be in favour of a People's Vote, or second referendum. So he is still fence sitting.

    He also wouldn't support May if her meaningful vote failed on Tuesday and she decided the UK should stay in the EU.

    Corbyn says he will deliver Brexit with a customs arrangement and access to the single market, if he becomes PM. So he will campaign to Leave.

    Marr said nearly 80% of members of the Labour Party want to Remain and what Corbyn wants won't happen, because it is goes against the fundamental laws of the EU. He said Jezza wants to tear up the Treaty of Rome and have the same benefits of the EU after having left it.

    Jezza comes over like a socialist David Davis as far a Brexit is concerned, although he is more intelligent. He won't commit to a People's Vote or second referendum, because he doesn't want Remain to win. This is exactly why I won't vote for him and Labour. No change there then.

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  15. Jim Audiomisc

    Jim Audiomisc pfm Member

    Understood. FWIW My experience was mainly a mix of Hawai'i and Kansas! :)

    Some of the fruit in Hawai'i was superb. When I ate a pinaeapple there I realised I'd never actually tasted one before. The way they get shipped to the UK probably ruins this.
  16. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    It's all right, Asda shoppers don't eat enough fresh vegetables to pass tomato seeds, so you're in the clear.
    That's interesting, I don't know where the WW2 tanks are. There is a tank museum on the industrial estate at the other end of town, that's got lots of stuff to crawl over.
  17. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    I think the dross gets sent here. The mangoes sold in supermarkets are actually turnips and I’m fascinated by the ‘ripen at home’ labels where the thing actually rots before it ripens. The very best mangoes for sale in Britain are the ‘Honey’ variety from Pakistan sold in season by the box from Pakistani grocers.
  18. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    What do we need the E.U. for anyway? Interesting map of N. America- I had to look twice to get it.
  19. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Golly, do I ever have a lot of soul!

    According to that definition I’m only a few grand (and a few years) off being a poverty-stricken pensioner. Let’s open a bottle of wine to celebrate!
  20. eternumviti

    eternumviti pfm Member

    The tank museum used to be an adjunct to the Cavalry School, and the yard was the museum's back lot. Colonel Aubry, who ran the school back in the seventies, scoured France for the last of the WW2 wrecks that were still lying about here and there in order to save them from the torch. The biggest hauls came from two scrap yards in Trun, where the Falaise Gap closed around the Germans in August 1944. The wrecks were either restored, or cannibalised for parts, and many ended up in museums and collections around the world. All gone now.
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