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|>>|| No. 67653
If I'd known no deal Brexit means we'll all be eating chips on toast I'd have voted for it years ago.
|>>|| No. 67654
At least I won't have to worry about food miles so much.
|>>|| No. 67656
>Produce of Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Israel, Kenya, Mexico, Peru, South Africa, Spain, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, USA, Morocco, Egypt, Mozambique
I think my avocado toast will be alright, lads.
Presumably the Mail put avocados in their headline in order to make its readers think it's not that bad, only Islington middle-class hippies will be negatively affected.
|>>|| No. 67657
How do we have our own supply of pork but no ham?
|>>|| No. 67658
NO HAM!? I VOTED TO GET THE eskimoS OUT! WHY ARE THE eskimoS TAKING MY HAM AWAY! GIVE IT BACK, eskimoS!
|>>|| No. 67661
ALL THOSE OVEN READY BREXIT DEAL MENU DEAL MEALS WENT OUT OF DATE STUPID BINT JANET FUCKING TURNED THE BASTARDING FREEZER OFF SO NO OVEN READY BREXIT MEAL DEAL MEALS FOR ANY OF YOU THIS IS WHAT I VOTED FOR I SUPPORT ALL OF IT AND IT IS REALLY GOOD COS SOVREING NOW OF BRITAIN AND BRITAIN NO LONGER NEEDS OVENS THAT ARE EU MANDATES FISHING TOO SO I CAN GO FISHING DOWN RESERVIR AND EAT STICKLEBACKS NOW
|>>|| No. 67664
When Boris said it was an 'oven ready' deal nobody realised he meant an oven in Dachau
|>>|| No. 67666
Don't listen to Big Fryer lads, we signed a continuity agreement with Norway and Iceland at the start of the week. This is the kind of slip-up one would expect from the notorious remoaner journal known as the Daily Mail.
|>>|| No. 67667
I thought most of our wheat came from Canada and all the grain grown here is mostly used as cattle feed, correct me if I'm wrong. In either case I don't think we're fucked, unless Canada joins the EU. I've heard people seriously suggest this might happen, I don't know, why should I even care, Britain is a crap country and will be even more crap without the EU, but I don't like the EU anyway, and would like it even less if they let Canada join and I'm not even a bread man, I much prefer oats.
|>>|| No. 67668
So.. Lads... What you are telling me is... To buy some land and buy some pigs, and I'd be a millionaire come January?
|>>|| No. 67672
>>67671 Better hope we can stop most of the farmland going under water for a few more decades, then.
|>>|| No. 67673
We should do what the Dutch do and expand into the sea. Show that wet fucker who is boss.
|>>|| No. 67675
To be fair though the EU is acting a bit like you've had a divorce but she still wants to park her car in your drive.
Why do we grow so much lamb anyway when it has to go all the way to France for someone to eat it. Sounds wasteful to me, why can't the French grow their own lamb?
I don't think there's a good faith argument on either side and it's just a matter of which flavour of international business interest you favour. In many ways I can see the prospect of a no-deal Brexit being beneficial for small local businesses.
|>>|| No. 67676
All jokes aside, other than Pizza, I'll be fine.
|>>|| No. 67677
>I don't think there's a good faith argument on either side
We want to leave the EU, stop paying our membership fees, not be bound by any of their rules but still enjoy most of the benefits of EU membership. They'd have to be absolutely insane to give us what we're asking for.
We can have regulatory divergence or we can have full access to the single market, but giving us both would destroy the single market. It's not the EU's problem that Brexit supporters were promised something that was never on offer.
|>>|| No. 67678
Why have they written 'chips and toast' which isn't a thing when they could have written 'chip butty' which is an actual British thing and appealed to all the FBPE mongs who read the Mail?
|>>|| No. 67679
>TO ALL THE FBPE MONGS WHO READ THE MAIL?
FOLLOW BACK, PRO-EU. MAIL READERS?
|>>|| No. 67681
>>67675 WHY DO WE GROW SO MUCH LAMB ANYWAY
Because Wales (wet hills) is fuck-all use for growing anything else.
|>>|| No. 67684
Nah I'm not a weeb, if I was Japanese or from anywhere in East Asia I would be going around telling people that we live in a society all the time, but maybe I would get used to never having sex and smoking really strong cigarettes and not sleeping or whatever it is they do over there.
But to answer your question:
Ireland has much of Britain's crapness but is not as chaotic at least;
France is nice if you go to the nice bits for a week or so, but if I was French I would also be telling everyone it was a crap country;
Same with Belgium;
Netherlands looks crap but actually is quite high-functioning;
Norway is pretty nice although there are a lot of loitering vibrant urban youths in the cities, although they weren't doing any harm;
Germany and Austria the same;
Swedish people I meet assure me Sweden is crap;
The Baltic states are fantastic if you have some money but I am assured there is a lot of crapness there;
Same goes for all of central Europe;
Italy very carefully separates its niceness and crapness in a way I find admirable;
The crappest country I've been to is Macedonia, but I kind of liked it, reminded me of Glasgow on roids.
If you have any travel-writing commissions please let me know.
|>>|| No. 67698
So what actually is going on with Brexit then?
|>>|| No. 67718
dunno m80, there's that indian cheese wot you get in some curries and brazil has a massive fuck off cheese industry. Pretty sure they make goats cheese in morocco too now I come to think of it.
|>>|| No. 67719
This is a stupid question on /iq/ but I find cheese politics interesting and so should you! So sit back and let me enrapture you as I pull back my mental foreskin and waft my knowledge cheese up into your brainium.
The answer is America, Australia, Canada and everyone else. You may even remember from the news that the Japan trade deal was held up over it because it's a really big deal even in places you wouldn't expect and now Japan recognise more UK stuff.
The reason you don't have much awareness of Wisconsin cheese is that the EU (+Serbia) have a long-list of protected geographic indicators stopping you naming your feta 'feta' unless it was made in particular parts of Greece*. It's very serious business on the continent due to their economies gearing towards high-end prestige and why Italy has upwards of 1000 police dedicated to stopping counterfeit labels and wrongpasta.
There are few exceptions to this:
1. Specific cheeses of Eastern Europe that became established when they couldn't feasibly import from the West. This is labelled in the local language with the assumption that consumers can understand that cheeski is their local stuff and by implication inferior. You'll notice that's a load of bollocks but the EU is very good at making political imperatives sound legal.
2. Where producers themselves ask it to be dropped which is something that only really happens in England because the market is geared differently. Newcastle Brown used to be protected but then they wanted to move the brewery outside of Newcastle and consumers didn't care. Obviously most don't which is why you have the West Cornish Pasty Company who skirt around the requirement that Cornish pasties have to come from Cornwall.
So while Europhiles whinge about chlorine what they should really be asking is whether they're comfortable eating mystery brie or, dare I say it, caerphilly which Big Cheese would love to roll down our hill IYKWIM. At the moment Britain has indicated it will just recognise EU GIs for the time being and they will do the same pending some agreement - or it'll devolve into a shitstorm for both parties.
If the EU decide to fuck us then the Wisconsin will happily rain fondue on the country like a bukakake from a group of heavily gifted men.
*It's just sheep's milk ffs and most of the time they mix in goat anyway. Trust a Greek to bugger you over a salad.
|>>|| No. 67720
European cheese is for fannies anyway.
Maybe your edams and camemberts have their place on a cheese board, but when push comes to shove, there's nowt like a good stiff cheddar is there.
it's the gold standard of cheese. the cheese against which all other cheeses are measured. it's the exemplary cheese, the ultramarine, Cadian, cheese.
|>>|| No. 67789
I like the way this sounds, Brexit's a verb from now on, unless it's the other things and I'm mistaken.
|>>|| No. 67790
My favourite one was Belgians calling it 'doing a Brexit' when somebody said they were going to leave a party and then hung around for ages chatting afterwards between the years of 2016 and 2019
|>>|| No. 67791
>One driver coming off the ferry from Britain with ham sandwiches wrapped in tinfoil was heard pleading with the border guard: “Can you take the meat and leave me the bread?”
>The official replied: “No, everything will be confiscated – welcome to the Brexit, sir. I’m sorry.”
Being a border guard must be great if you were a school bully. Ironically you can be reasonably sure that most pork products will be EU produce.
|>>|| No. 67792
My experience with (uk) border force is that they really do not give two shits, but are also very aware that if they break the rules they'll lose their cushy job. There'll definitely be little hitlers among the ranks, but it's mostly people who thought being a real copper involved too much walking.
They were supposed to fine people coming back in the country without their covid forms already filled out, but from what I could tell they'd sooner give them an ipad and tell them to sort it out in the corner than actually do the paperwork involved, even for the real cunts who were asking for it.
Oh god, am I the bully?
|>>|| No. 67793
If you think about it, by not collecting revenue and letting in covidiots they're happy slapping the lot of us. Just in an elaborately lazy way only a forklift driver could design.
|>>|| No. 67805
This has made my blood boil. If a political party runs at the next election that is doing a raffle for members to win 5 minutes in a room with Boris fucking Johnson I would vote for them even if they were the Nazi paedo party.
This is grim. £30? FUCK RIGHT OFF! This should have been handled by a NFP children's charity and NOT a profiteering private firm.
|>>|| No. 67806
It's free food. On top of £21 a week child benefit. On top of child tax credit. On top of their usual food bank freebies. It turns out beggars can be choosers; they're fussy because they're being spoiled.
|>>|| No. 67807
Yes, I'm sure that's fantastic news for people living below the breadline. You've just solved child poverty.
Nevermimd the fact that is nowhere near £30 worth of food or that foodbanks exist in the first place because of a failure in govt policy, making a private companies CEO richer is what was needed here I see that now.
They're just scroungers anyway so who cares.
|>>|| No. 67808
I'd like to see some meal plans of how they expect these lunches to look.
Consider that all of the government projects ran by these subcontractors are equally as shit but you just don't see what you're getting for your tax money as viscerally as you do when it comes to foodstuffs which you are intimately involved with fatty
Neoliberalism is a Mental Illness.
|>>|| No. 67809
Your tax money is providing this food and most of it is obviously going into the pockets of subcontractors and middle men you fucking troll.
You should be pissed off about the economics of this even if you have a moral objection to feeding hungry children
|>>|| No. 67811
Poverty in this country is a myth. That's why they had to invent relative poverty. Relative poverty actually goes down during a recession when people are losing their jobs and having their incomes reduced because it reduces the baseline that it is calculated from.
|>>|| No. 67812
I look forward to your next paper, professor.
I only have one question: If it's it's a myth where do all these objective measurements of what constitutes child poverty and how to mitigate it, from charities like Save The Children and Unicef, come from?
Is it a globohomo making life harder for breeders? Never mind, I've already decided it's that and will quote you in my inevitable manifesto.
|>>|| No. 67813
What satanic koch brothers shite is this?
The whole dictum of supply-side economics is predicated on the concept that we need to elevate cunts like jeff bezos because of the trickle-down of his wealth. The better them up top eat the bigger the crumbs that are left for those of us in the gutter.
Now these same simps will have the unmitigated temerity to say poverty isn't real because at least the poor don't have to sleep outside or whatever. Bloody scroungers wanting a roof over their head. I guess they'll be wanting access to clean water next...
|>>|| No. 67814
>I ONLY HAVE ONE QUESTION: IF IT'S IT'S A MYTH WHERE DO ALL THESE OBJECTIVE MEASUREMENTS OF WHAT CONSTITUTES CHILD POVERTY AND HOW TO MITIGATE IT, FROM CHARITIES LIKE SAVE THE CHILDREN AND UNICEF, COME FROM?
Big charity. It's in their interest to perpetuate their cause, rather than end it, to ensure the donations flood in and keep themselves in nice plum jobs. Surely you can see the conflict in interest at play here in letting child poverty be defined by those most likely to benefit from the widest reaching classification of it.
|>>|| No. 67815
I heard Marcus Rashford gets first dibs on any Kinder Eggs donated to the food banks.
|>>|| No. 67816
Does anyone else find it weird a sportsman can get an mbe for basically tweeting that poverty is wrong and people should donate to food banks? Seems like a very low bar.
|>>|| No. 67818
Some elderly man got knighted for walking around his garden a bunch of times to raise a million pounds for the cabinet to spaff on salaries for their mates' otherwise unemployable offspring.
|>>|| No. 67819
A very reasonable analysis. However, I liked iq when it was iq ladm9
KEEP BRITEN FOOD BRITENISH
|>>|| No. 67821
In fairness, and I'm by no means some kind of ERG freak, those border officials do seem like absolute cunts.
|>>|| No. 67822
>wrapping half vegetables
Just place them face down on a plate in the fridge, what the hell? (Onion is okay though - i got a peircing headache from eating a dry one once)
|>>|| No. 67824
This is actually the £10.50 box to cover the lunch for five school days. There is so much disinformation being spread about this image just to have a pop at the Tories.
Jacket potato and beans would cover two days. Pasta would cover one day. Sandwiches would cover the remaining two days. On top of this there's either a frube or soreen for every day, a piece of fruit for each day and a couple of carrots.
It's a bit of a grim picture, but there's not a great deal wrong with it once you get past the whipped up outrage and the knee-jerk reactions of people.
|>>|| No. 67828
Reminder that the food the poors are getting is a benevolent concession from the ruling party as it was democratically decided to let them eat cake back in October.
Did you see Matt Hancbot getting grilled about it on GMB?
|>>|| No. 67830
Apparently you can't post anything relevant though. That's just a reiteration of what you said (denying that the food provided to Roadside Mum was for 10 days).
The real question now is why are you defending a Tory-linked company which has failed to deliver a public contract? Can they not stick up for themselves?
This picture was captioned "Some boxes have been praised by parents. St Dunstans school in Glastonbury were given top marks for this five days one, which included sandwiches and wraps from Real Wrap Co." Obviously no-one is taking issue with the decent ones. If anyone deserves to be well-fed during the day it's children.
|>>|| No. 67831
>THE REAL QUESTION NOW IS WHY ARE YOU DEFENDING A TORY-LINKED COMPANY WHICH HAS FAILED TO DELIVER A PUBLIC CONTRACT? CAN THEY NOT STICK UP FOR THEMSELVES?
It's not about sticking up for the Tories. It's a case of sticking up for the truth and not perpetuating bollocks just because it suits your narrative.
The reality is that the companies that provide free school means tend to prepare hot meals that can be cooked and served in bulk; curries, chilli, bolognese, pizza. That sort of thing. These very same companies have now been tasked with preparing and delivering individual packages for children but they've not been allowed to pre-cook these meals due to food safety concerns so, at extremely short notice, they've lost their primary economy of scale and been forced to scramble around to provide a cold meal package that is effectively a no frills version of hellofresh. Catering contracts for school meals are determined by local authorities and the schools themselves rather than this being one of those dodgy central government coronavirus contracts.
Some of these have evidently fallen short. There should have been more notice to prepare for this rather than making everyone think on 3rd Jan kids are back at school for the foreseeable because schools are safe. Brexit and coronavirus affecting food supply hasn't helped matters either. It's shit, there's no question about that. However, the issue is being distorted into a rather simplistic "this happened because the Tories are encouraging their chums to profiteer" and that is what I take issue with because it's a load of bollocks.
|>>|| No. 67832
Nothing you've said precludes the fact that people have profiteered of the situation. Incompetence doesn't excuse corruption, though it might exacerbate the result.
|>>|| No. 67833
How is the same company that would have provided hot school meals if schools had remained open now having to provide cold meals, that they've had to individually package and deliver, corruption?
|>>|| No. 67834
The meals provided by the catering company conform pretty well with the instructions set out by the Department of Education. The company has apologized for the meals, and today in PMQs Boris the Almighty even said he thought it was outrageous.
Who are you sticking up for here mate?
|>>|| No. 67835
The truth. I'm not picking sides, but when you point out that people should stop exaggerating when criticising the Tories, or anyone else considered the other, and should instead stick to the facts you get accused of defending them.
There's all sorts of valid reasons to criticise them for without having to make shit up.
|>>|| No. 67836
You don't suddenly have to pay retail for bulk orders of bread and apples just because you don't usually order them if you're a catering firm. The economies of scale are, if anything, more favourable on a pallet of bananas than they are mince or lasagne sheets.
|>>|| No. 67838
You missed the point. I'm saying your post (X) doesn't preclude corruption (Y), not that X = Y. The corruption is an entirely separate point that is being argued on other grounds, and nothing you said as far as I can tell is an argument against corruption, just that the companies might have had a hard time as well.
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