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  1. Reminds me of Spinal Tap: David St. Hubbins: We say, "Love your brother" ... We don't say it really, but... Nigel Tufnel: We don't literally say it. David St. Hubbins: No, we don't say it. Nigel Tufnel: We don't really, actually mean it. David St. Hubbins: No, we don't believe it either, but... Nigel Tufnel: But we're not racists! https://www.quotes.net/mquote/96379
  2. And yet on his web page he is, at time of writing, still pledging to "Work shoulder to shoulder with trade unions to stand up for working people, tackle insecure work and low pay. Repeal the Trade Union Act. Oppose Tory attacks on the right to take industrial action and the weakening of workplace rights." He's even put his own personal signature to this pledge: https://keirstarmer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/KS_Pledges_7_Strengthen.png
  3. Maybe something like this: =IFERROR( IF( MATCH(A2,C$2:C$7,0) > 0, "Yes", 0 ), "No" ) or better this: =IF( ISERROR( MATCH(A2,C$2:C$7,0) ), "No", "Yes" )
  4. "Western Bank Library is a library at the University of Sheffield located on Western Bank" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Bank_Library
  5. The big building on Hanover Way is the 'Information Commons', which is a place for students to hang out and study. Not really a library, though it does have course books. Anybody - the community - can use the main library on Western Bank.
  6. The homicide rate in Toronto is about the same as the average for Canada. The real murder capitals are places like Calgary, Edmonton or Winnipeg. Though even Winnipeg's homicide rate (4.9 per 100k per annum) is only about half that of the Dominican Republic (10.3 in 2021 according to second link below). https://www.statista.com/statistics/433691/homicide-rate-in-canada-by-metropolitan-area/ https://www.statista.com/statistics/984835/homicide-rate-dominican-republic/
  7. And yet according to this website (rated here as being 'least biased', and as not having failed a fact check for at least 5 years), the murder rate in DR is 5.7 times that in Canada.
  8. Oh that is sad. I saw Microdisney live once, on the tour promoting the very fine 'The Clock Comes Down the Stairs' album. I'll give it a listen tonight in memoriam.
  9. Whether that's true or not, it's irrelevant to your thesis that "many vegetarians are not happy at only being given vegan options" in restaurants etc. It would only be relevant to the thesis that you think they ought not to be happy, which I think we have established. OK, so we can scratch that from the list of supposed evidence.
  10. OK let's review the discussion so far. The claim is that "Many vegetarians are not happy at only being given vegan options" (post #37). So far, the evidence for the prosecution is: -- The opinion of your wife, who is not a vegetarian. -- A clickbait article in the Guardian that didn't contain any evidence that would hold up in court. -- An item on Radio 4 which I didn't hear but presumably didn't contain any evidence either, since you describe it as a "love in" and a "pointless exercise". Against this, all of the vegetarians on the forum who have contributed to this thread have said that they don't mind only being given vegan options. Which seems plausible a priori - it's hard to imagine anybody craving dairy products to the extent that they need to have them at every meal. I put it to you that your opinion may be being coloured by your experience of having been served a rubbish vegetarian (vegan) option on an Air France flight - France not exactly being a country that is renowned for its vegetarian (let alone vegan) cuisine. Your premise that vegan food is necessarily lacking in flavour is a false one.
  11. They can if they want to, though many would probably prefer not to. It's true that it would be better if alternatives were easier to find. Modern leather substitutes are just as breathable and if anything more durable than the real thing. There was a shoemaker in Crookes (Springvale Road?) who used to do 'vegan' shoes (as well as ordinary ones). I bought a few pairs - had them re-soled three times and the uppers were still more or less as good as new. But I don't think they're there any more, though it's a while since I've been up that way.
  12. Thanks for posting the link, but that headline is pure clickbait. The only evidence offered up in the article itself is a quick vox pop from Ruth (aged 35) of Manchester, who may or may not be a vegetarian - we're not told either way - plus a cafe owner in Brighton who says that some of his customers have grumbled about his soya yogurt not being very tasty.
  13. Well, that wasn't the question. The question was whether a vegetarian would object to an all-vegan menu in a restaurant etc., and, speaking personally, the answer is no. And yes, vegan food can be just as tasty as other vegetarian food - that's more a function of how good the cook is than whether the ingredients are vegan or not. Apart from the occasional macaroni cheese that I make for the kids, cheese and eggs don't form the basis of anything I cook.
  14. I don't think there is a problem. Can't speak for other people, but I've been vegetarian most of my life, and I wouldn't mind if all the vegetarian options were vegan ones. In fact I'd probably prefer it, as you could be fairly sure that the caterer at least knew what 'vegetarian' and 'vegan' meant. As @altus says, a bigger problem is caterers who think that fish or seafood products are OK for vegetarians, like oyster sauce that has real oysters in it. But those caterers are few and far between these days, in my experience.
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