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Discussion in 'The Snug' started by Druncan, Jan 20, 2020.
What a laugh.
EDIT by C_T -
No persona insults, thanks.
Beef dripping for me. I think there is a shop in Auchterarder that still cooks their fish in chips in animal fat.
You have to read that with the theme from The Dambusters playing in the background for the full effect
I was thinking more of dad's army
I can hear Frazier saying 'We're doomed'
Isn't he more likely to say "Good evening, Seattle, and good mental health"?
An you can still get lard and beef dripping here, hope it doesn't change post B
Whenever me and Mrs MQ go and visit the mother in law in cornwall, we always notice the chippy at the top of the road. They cook they're chips in (I think, beef dripping). There's always a massive queue, both tourists and locals
talking about food standards - US doesn't allow sell of Kinder Surprise eggs - if I rememmber right, to dangerous to childre. But they are ok with how they produce their food and easy access to guns. Figure that...
Does anyone know if there is no EU deal done that is to do with food standards and our government doesn't make any changes I assume we stay with the EU regs anyway or do we default back to only UK pre EU rules or does the government have to decide exactly what we keep or leave or we default to no rules? I think we must stay with EU rules unless we change them but no idea really.
When we leave the EU, we can do what we like. The Government will have to decide what the regs are. However if we want to sell ANY food to the EU we will have to stick with EU guidelines. So I guess is depends on who the G'ment want to have FTA (Free Trade Agreement) with. If it's the EU we'll have keep what we've got but no FTA with the US (I guess we just trade with them the way we do now). If we have a FTA with the US we wont be able to sell any food to the EU as the US will insist we lower our food standards so the can flood our market with their food
Where are kinder eggs made though? I bet if they were US made by one of the US food giants the US g'venment would be ok with it. Gun lobbyests and food lobbyests in the US are multibillion dollar, so they get to push the US government around
I knew a vote for the conservatives would be a vote for Dominic Cummings. On the subject of post brexit food standards we've never had frinankel in the uk when we were in the EU, can't have even less of nothing (Frinkandel wise) when we leave. I'm waiting to see how duty free is applied before decideing to stock up with my favorite belgians before the end of the transition period or not.
There are proposals to reduce farming land by planting co2 soaking trees instead of eating as much meat so maybe we won't have enough to export any way. Pull up the drawbridge.
This is one of many situations where I sincerely hope you are right!
I bet the farmers who's ever land it is will love that idea
I'm waiting to hear @Cwrw666 views on the matter!
I think that we can expect the import of alcohol to follow the normal rules. i.e. For alcohol, that means One litre of Spirits OR Two litres of Fortified Wine; AND Sixteen litres of beer AND four litres of wine.
When we came back from France in early 2019 we brought back (the exact amount is a bit hazy for some reason ) well over 60 litres of wine. We will need to re-stock soon (we are down to our last 15 litres) and long-term plans are to start making wine again!
I recommend that, when the people who voted "Leave" sober up, they read this article ...
... and remember that they voted for this!
Crack on with the winemaking Dutto
At one point i was in favour of leaving as in my old company i was in charge of ensuring complience with all the various regulations.
I was also head of R&D, And I can tell you my MD was not amused by the amount of time (and money) I had to spend on these matters,instead of producing new and improved products for the company.
Nowadays im just a partially disabled old fart that no employer would look twice at.(Roll on my 66th.)
So i guess i aint that bothered anymore.
As a partially disabled old fart myself (I was relatively fit back in my 60's), the only problems are that the French make wine that is a thousand times better than I can produce myself (I know 'cos I still remember the taste of some of 'em).
As a general rule, it's as cheap or even cheaper to buy a 5 litre box of French wine than it is to make 5 litres of wine here in the UK. The exceptions are things like "Plum Wine", "Pea-pod Wine" etc where I can strip fruit from the hedgerows or scavenge stuff from the kitchen bin; which the French don't even consider to be "wines" - and who can blame them!
I really hope that it doesn't come down to me having to make my own wine!
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