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Vaati

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In addition to remoaner we are also not going to allow the use of libdums or liebore - if you cannot behave like adults and post without recourse to these childish insults then please refrain from posting. If you have a problem with this then you all know where the helpdesk is. 

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34 minutes ago, L00b said:

Mongo as in humongous. Very long queues.

Ah.

Right. Thanks.

So you're shortening a word that isn't really a word!

All very confusing...

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21 minutes ago, sadbrewer said:

The beet sugar situation is a farce, France is the largest producer of SB, and traditionally the price has been kept high....this has been whittled away over recent years so is not as attractive as a crop as it once once.

   Environmentally it is one of the worst crops there is for soil damage, It would be better for us to shut beet down and shift to less damaging crops.

The EU encouraged French farmers to grow sugar beet because they subsidised the price and paid well above the global market.  At one time there was too much sugar beet produced and it was sold below cost on the Global market which had a negative impact for third World countries that grew sugar beet.

 

44 minutes ago, Delbow said:

While reading about this, I found that British Sugar plc is the only wholesale buyer of sugar beet produced in the UK. They have a complete monopoly and they alone control the price of wholesale beet. It seems that if they demand neonics are used, then they will be used. Why has this not been prevented by the Monopolies and Mergers people?

Brussels tried and failed to prevent the 'monopoly'  It actually works well in the UK as farmers know how much they will earn and   don't grow it just to take money from the taxpayer like what happened in France.  

 

I will add the UK Government have only given permission for the pesticide to be used to prevent the yellow beet virus during 2021 unlike France who have approved it for three years.  

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1 hour ago, RiffRaff said:

Ah.

Right. Thanks.

So you're shortening a word that isn't really a word!

All very confusing...

Well, if that's your only issue about my post #2297.

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35 minutes ago, L00b said:

Well, if that's your only issue about my post #2297.

Pretty much.

But I do find it easier to understand stuff if real words are used.

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There's a Dutch customs video currently doing the rounds on Continental TV news, and it's worth a warning post to future travellers  post-Covid times: be careful what you prepare as a packed lunch when you next travel to Europe.

 

(standard consequence of Brexit, as usual and of course)

 

 

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4 hours ago, L00b said:

There's a Dutch customs video currently doing the rounds on Continental TV news, and it's worth a warning post to future travellers  post-Covid times: be careful what you prepare as a packed lunch when you next travel to Europe.

 

(standard consequence of Brexit, as usual and of course)

 

 

Even as a fervent opponent of Brexit this is about as relevant as the bent banana discussion.

Travel around the world and you will be aware that many countries have very strict controls on foodstuffs and other organic materials  that could conceivably carry a risk to their food chain.

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26 minutes ago, RJRB said:

Even as a fervent opponent of Brexit this is about as relevant as the bent banana discussion.

Ah, so you also heard about the Ghana bananas this week, then?

27 minutes ago, RJRB said:

Travel around the world and you will be aware that many countries have very strict controls on foodstuffs and other organic materials  that could conceivably carry a risk to their food chain.

Indeed...and yet, clearly that knowledge (long widespread in the UK with e.g. reality TV programmes about Aussie & Kiwi airport customs ) and, more importantly, its relevance to the UK from 1st January 2021 out of the form of Brexit chosen, has bypassed enough British travellers to the EU to generate viral news.

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Viral news..more virulent than Covid 19

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4 hours ago, L00b said:

There's a Dutch customs video currently doing the rounds on Continental TV news, and it's worth a warning post to future travellers  post-Covid times: be careful what you prepare as a packed lunch when you next travel to Europe.

 

(standard consequence of Brexit, as usual and of course)

 

 

Three fingers pointing back,

 

https://www.foodnavigator.com/Article/2020/09/10/African-Swine-Fever-hits-Germany-What-does-it-mean-for-the-European-pork-sector

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27 minutes ago, L00b said:

Ah, so you also heard about the Ghana bananas this week, then?

Indeed...and yet, clearly that knowledge (long widespread in the UK with e.g. reality TV programmes about Aussie & Kiwi airport customs ) and, more importantly, its relevance to the UK from 1st January 2021 out of the form of Brexit chosen, has bypassed enough British travellers to the EU to generate viral news.

The TV news in this country warned about this issue just before the end of last year and reported on people being caught out by it on 1st Jan. That people are still failing to allow for it suggests a wilful ignorance. I'm sure when Covid related travel restrictions are over and the holiday travel starts up again there'll be a whole new set of people falling foul of it. Then again, those Aussie/Kiwi customs programmes show loads of people being caught ignoring their restrictions so it may just become a permanent thing that border guards have to deal with.

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28 minutes ago, altus said:

The TV news in this country warned about this issue just before the end of last year and reported on people being caught out by it on 1st Jan. That people are still failing to allow for it suggests a wilful ignorance. I'm sure when Covid related travel restrictions are over and the holiday travel starts up again there'll be a whole new set of people falling foul of it. Then again, those Aussie/Kiwi customs programmes show loads of people being caught ignoring their restrictions so it may just become a permanent thing that border guards have to deal with.

Good points well made and, speaking of "becoming" a permanent thing, this is indeed the new normal, until (if) GB should eventually join a CU with the EU27.

 

But odds of that are...well...not for a few years yet, looking at the political arithmetic and  Starmer's latest. Time aplenty for UK plc to become familiar again with incoterms.

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