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    Re: Election Result Predictions?

    All a matter of scale....
    Are you trying to tell me that a capable individual farming say a 1000 acres of decent stuff bought and paid for say fifty years ago, with no borrowed money who is prepared...
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    Plenty of your compatriots attend the Hexham store ring, a fair percentage of the decent cattle head down to Yorkshire etc...
    Younger sorts seven months etc are still making silly money...£700ish
    A...
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    As I said ...seldom you hear of them...but they are there.
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    Well run Farms on a bit of decent land bought and paid for in the past ...currently with no borrowed money whatsoever .
    No rent to pay ...no interest charges..are and will continue to make good...
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    The man on the Clapham omnibus gets a good deal from U.K. farmers and growers. The land is looked after and kept tidy, the wildlife is appreciated and therefore encouraged, and he gets subsidised...
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    Yep but where did the cereals come from to feed the pigs?
    Subsidised cereal farmers...
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    But then Farmers are protected from market forces.
    Annual dunk of money...just enough to keep most folk ticking along...and ensure a regular plentiful supply of food.
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    Those were the days when commonly each of the nationalised industries lost a few hundred millions each every year.
    British Steel
    British Rail
    National Coal Board
    Etc Etc

    Posted from “Policy...
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    Hmmm
    Would that be the time when UK had to seek emergency loans from the IMF....much as Argentina is doing in present time...

    Nope took a little longer to get there......
  10. Curious juxtaposition of TV programmes tonight.

    BBC
    Panorama 8.00pm
    ”How to Brainwash a Million people”
    (China)

    Followed by

    ”Why eating Red Meat is bad for the Planet”

    You couldn’t make it up!
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    A gem from our local police ....

    Regular rural crime update this morning...

    Suspected Poachers - Netherwitton
    A farmer has reported sometime overnight a Yew has been seriously injured, suspected to have been caused by Poachers....
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    Interesting to see YFC are jumping on the let’s look good bandwagon....
    According to press reports YFC are to embark on a nation wide tree planting scheme...
    Funny how if you wait long enough the...
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    60 million trees today!
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    Events of the last day or two....shows the utter contempt that today’s politicians hold the voters of this country.
    Heading for one of the few times that the population can supposedly have their say...
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    Re: Climate Change

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/ambigamy/201411/fanaticism-is-disease-alcoholism
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    Re: Election Result Predictions?

    OK fine......but how do you see the election working out?
    What’s your prediction for the result?
    First, Second, Third and who will have the power.
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    Election Result Predictions?

    Anyone care to take a punt?
    Long way to go.....always a chance one of Boris’s peccadillos will raise her head at the wrong time...(for Boris).

    To get things going...

    Tories......probably...
  18. Thread: Irish Border

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    Re: Irish Border

    Nope Jack
    Project Reality!
    I feel sorry for the ordinary working folks who were duped by the Brexiteers promises of an Immigrant free land of Milk and Honey.
    Folks with Kids and Mortgages.
    The...
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    Could be that BMW, Mercedes , VW etc etc arent that worried about a market in this country that is about to implode.
    If you aint got a job you aint going to ordering the new Beamer!
    It will make...
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    because they have had some economic benefit around Sunderland

    Nissan are the only financial benefit around Sunderland!
    Nothing else comes near in the area......The Blonde lady shoulder high on...
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    The actual Nissan Plant is not the whole story.....down the road from the plant are a plethora of companies, manufacturing “just in time parts” some of them are actually embedded in the Nissan plant...
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    Nissan has pretty well said last night that with 10% Tariffs and they are gone!
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    Re: Irish Border

    Spot on!
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    Re: Irish Border

    What's the difference?
    For the last twenty or thirty years the guns and bombs have not been used...
    Introducing a border provides one of the perfect ingredients for a return to those times.
    Anyone...
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    Anyone who has travelled around the area of the Irish border can see what utter Baloney any attempt at a taxed border between The Free State and Ulster is.
    An utter gift to the Smugglers and Quick...
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