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  1. Thread: BT,

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    BT,

    Just had one of the most frustrating months of my life!
    Dealing with BT! We still have two telephone landlines. I stick with BT because I believe they have more power over Openreach, to repair the...
  2. Thread: flooding

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    Re: flooding

    Cannot speak for other members, but like all farmers in this country just now, we are all being affected, to a greater or lesser degree. I am not being flooded to the extent that some are. Here we...
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    Re: Free at last

    Just out of interest, a few hundred yards from my field on the cliff top is the best feeding ground in Europe for lobster!
    This business was worth millions up to two years ago when that storm killed...
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    Re: Free at last

    I bought my first Caravaggi in French, the younger brother of thirteen spoke French, he interpreted it to his brother at the end of a telephone in Sardinia. The point of that is that we were...
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    Re: Free at last

    The automotive industry crucially must depend on continuous development and innovation. Whilst the management were fighting union battles they were sidetracked, which was a pity because they had...
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    Re: Free at last

    Thanks for that lead Gee, an interesting lead!
    over nearly forty years of dealing with Italy I have experienced quite a bit of their methods!
    It also depends on how you define corruption!
    Is...
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    Re: Free at last

    You are of course correct that our government, especially Richard Body, opened the gates of our market to Europe. If I was being a bit cynical, I would say they did it by ignoring what they trumpet...
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    Re: Free at last

    Gee,
    please do not be offended, I have a great respect for your point of view, especially in the past, and you could have been quite correct then as now!
    I did know of course that you come from...
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    Re: Free at last

    Somehow, I have an odd, sad feeling as to how the whole Brexit thing has progressed!
    I deplore the triumphalism of some. I respect the opinion of the remainders.
    One thing, Boris, I believe is...
  10. Re: New Farmer asking the community for help.

    My very first and immediate reaction is you cannot go anywhere unless you put the PH right!
    jack caley.
  11. Re: Future ELMS - arable farmers opinions wanted

    I did read a most of that audit report, interesting!
    A real exercise in government!
    One of the main persons quoted was a Dame Glenys Stacey, a solicitor used in regulation in various departments,...
  12. Re: Future ELMS - arable farmers opinions wanted

    The key production costs are fixed and unavoidable.
    What is variable in the costs and returns scenario is the Inevitable downward movement of commodity and food returns.
    You could say it is poor...
  13. Re: Future ELMS - arable farmers opinions wanted

    I have had a quick look through this survey, but not completed it yet, if ever! I would ask other forum members to look through it and please comment on the forum as to what action , if any they...
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    Farming Today, today.

    Farming Today came from Oxford Real Farming conference. For once I agreed with Patrick Holden, the organic bloke. He pointed out that grass fed beef, sheep, and dairy are sustainable, and carbon...
  15. Re: Curious juxtaposition of TV programmes tonight.

    We have a customer, pig farmer, who has had to spend huge amounts of money on security fencing to prevent vegans trespassing. They are still a nuisance, but he cannot get police protection because ...
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    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year to you all!
    Where are you all? Gone skiiing or something?
    Nobody to argue with!
    jack caley
  17. Thread: Merry

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    Re: Merry

    And to you, and everyone!
    jack caley
  18. Thread: What3words

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    Re: What3words

    W
    My experience of emergency ambulances is that the suspension is so hard, you do not want them to speed too much even you are dying!(which you will do, some day.
    Happy Christmas everybody!
    jack...
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    Re: Chinese Inverter welders

    One does wonder a bit about cheap Chinese, when you hear of prisoners producing stuff for Tesco!
    jack caley
  20. Thread: What3words

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    Re: What3words

    I concur about BFF coming back!
    I had withdrawal symptoms!
    jack caley
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    Re: Election Result Predictions?

    Peter,
    A well reasoned thread.
    In the end it was the ordinary people who had seen these things, alongside other issues.
    In my opinion they voted almost unconsciously, just on instinct.
    The...
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    Re: Election Result Predictions?

    Sturgeon did admit that a second referendum might be the same. Good sense would suggest, who on Earth wants a hard border between England and Scotland. What currency would they use? The euro is not a...
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    Re: Election Result Predictions?

    It is 49 years since I fell through that asbestos roof, and entered a hospital for the first time. Over those years I have seen vast improvements in medical care, and have had good treatment in other...
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    Re: Election Result Predictions?

    You have confirmed my argument about farmers being Market aware!
    The thing is, when it is not their own money, they do not have to consider expense.
    When I moved down in to Essex and Herts as a...
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    Re: Election Result Predictions?

    What will happen in Scotland?
    will the few remaining Conservatives go SNP?
    If so it will narrow the majority, and the Lib Dems will get some in the Westminster bubble etc.
    I have a nasty idea...
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