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  1. Thread: Boris

    by Exfarmer
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    Re: Boris

    while people moan that the EU is not the EU we joined we should recognise that the biggest driver of change has been the UK since we entered. the biggest driver of course was Maggie Thatcher and her...
  2. Thread: Irish cows

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    Re: Irish cows

    These borders are defended as part of that country's entry deal with the EU . Some of them will take from hours to days to cross especially for freight into and out of Turkey.
    the only open borders...
  3. Thread: Irish cows

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    Re: Irish cows

    Jack the open borders around the EU are with Switzerland and Norway, both pay heavily into the EU coffers, and as effective members they allow free travel and trade. The EU would be very happy for us...
  4. Thread: Irish cows

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    Re: Irish cows

    Jack you are right to a point about trade, however the boot will b e on the other foot if EU citizens and others start flooding though this border, after all this is why so many people voted for...
  5. Thread: Irish cows

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    Re: Irish cows

    under WTO rules if we put tariffs on European Dairy product , we will also have to put it on NZ as well.
    However I am certain we will go back to the good old days before 1974, when the whole world...
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    Re: Bradley apples

    I am no expert Jack, but you mention dropping off. I assume you are aware of the June drop where trees naturally drop surplus fruit , however it is important on Bramleys and some others to remove the...
  7. Thread: Boris

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    Re: Boris

    Jack , our industrial economy was destroyed by both Unions and Management refusing to move on to the future. All our industry was stuck in the 1950's I'm alright Jack syndrome until a certain Mrs T...
  8. Re: Rewilding Study by the University of Oxford

    you keep reposting this across the net, do you somehow think it will become alright and farmers are going to tell the world they welcome a torrent of species which became extinct often for good...
  9. Thread: Boris

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    Re: Boris

    I beg to differ Jack. The Conservatives real dilemma is that for 2 centuries they have put themselves forward as the party that is for business, economic prudence and leading the country in a...
  10. Re: Rewilding Study by the University of Oxford

    This has been posted on a certain other site where the comments were much the same. It is obvious the author is looking for certain answers, along the lines of

    A farmer is asked which they would...
  11. Thread: Boris

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    Re: Boris

    if he did a pact with Farage it would cause a meltdown in the party. Farage would want to put his candidates in and I cannot see many MPs happily giving up their seat!
    further it would totally...
  12. Thread: Boris

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    Re: Boris

    He can bluster and promise as much as he likes, but he still has exactly the same issues as TM did, no majority in the house.
    The only way he can change that, is to call an election, but he dare not...
  13. Thread: Harvest?

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    Re: Harvest?

    Jack, very much hope you are right, but one thing we have learnt in the last few years is the correlation between June's solar output, and yield.
    sadly and I believe it is true of much of the...
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    Re: Euro elections

    make of the figures, what you will , the only thing that will provide an answer is another referendum. None of us can say we don't know what we voted for after 3 years of debate and procrastination
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    Re: Euro elections

    I am sorry you fail to understand the agenda these people are pursuing with regards to agriculture. They would like to stick in Europe as they can see the EU is far friendlier towards their policies...
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    Re: Euro elections

    The first thing from an agriculture perspective is the EU has saved farming from our own government. There is little doubt that subsidies if any, would have been channeled exclusively towards green...
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    Re: Euro elections

    As a true blue Remainer through and through, this last election was a challenge. I will not vote for a leave candidate, although the EU certainly has many faults and costs , the benefit to our nation...
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    Re: Chelsea flower show

    Actually Chelsea is well worth a visit, but I do not rate many of the designer gardens, in fact most I would not entertain at all and only reflect the celebrity status of some twit. It is a great...
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    Re: Chelsea flower show

    their was an old silage pit in their too last night, well at least the RDJ sleeper wall ;)
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    Re: Chelsea flower show

    Its supposed to have been converted to a garden office !
  21. Thread: Ben Fogle

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    Re: Ben Fogle

    I have similar experience. I seem to get regular chest infections starting as a sore throat every 2-3 years, this may develop into pneumonia which I have had 2-3 times, which is nasty.
    Standard...
  22. Re: Well someone's got to mention this...................................

    for someone to be prosecuted, it will require a complaint to be made to the police first, then it will need evidence. For the police to investigate they will have to deploy an armed tactical squad to...
  23. Re: Well someone's got to mention this...................................

    Can it be commented to the fact the Tomny Juniper, that well renowned friend of farming and all things connected to the countryside, has been appointed to be head of natural England.
    A combination...
  24. Thread: Why?

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    Re: Why?

    Wish there was a like button !
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    Re: Spring, spring, the glorious spring.

    late 70's was it?
    remember we were taking a cut of silage and we had sheered a bolt on something. We were gathered about the machine working on it and thinking how B cold it was turned round and saw...
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