Following Post Poll... Britain decided to... Page 1694

  • JamboWayOh 23 May 2021 22:03:11 24,318 posts
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    He has similar opinions about our great centre right government. Which is GREAT.
  • gammonbanter 23 May 2021 22:59:03 2,258 posts
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    BreadBinLidHero wrote:
    gammonbanter wrote:
    I'm genuinely looking forward to cheap meat from Australia and the US, when you put it in a burger or a sausage all quality concerns go out the window! And actually, I don't get what people mean by quality meat anyway? What difference does it make? We slaughter the poor creatures regardless and steal their milk.
    Surely not serious? This is almost like a Viz letter.
    British agricultural will have to specialise and actually, hopefully, prepare for a post meat world.
  • mrharvest 24 May 2021 11:39:15 5,716 posts
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    Technoishmatt wrote:
    You'd be surprised. E.g It is lower carbon to eat NZ lamb than local lamb. Stuff shipped by container ship is pretty low carbon I believe.
    Hmm. I had to do some checking on this. The quickest results I found are:
    "1 tonne of freight transported 1 km by a modern ship emits around 25 g of CO2" (from https://tree-nation.com/projects/inside-tree-nation/article/6884-the-carbon-emissions-of-a-packageparcel. They also quote a second figure "As calculated by Time for Change (2011), one tonne of freight transported 1km by a modern ship emits between 10 to 40g of CO2" so even if this is a greenie-leftie site it's within the bracket.)

    Then looking at this: https://ourworldindata.org/carbon-footprint-food-methane
    Gives 14kg CO2 plus additional 26kg equivalent from methane for a kilo of lamb.

    Freight distance from New Zealand to UK is 14536 nautical miles (from: http://ports.com/sea-route/port-of-auckland,new-zealand/london-thamesport,united-kingdom/) so 26920 kilometres.

    1 kilo of meat from New Zealand would therefore add 673g of carbon emissions, just barely over half a kilo. Yeah, I reckon if New Zealand has somehow more efficient lamb farming then it'll be better. Interesting result (I was expecting that this wouldn't be the case)!
  • Psychotext 24 May 2021 12:08:51 70,155 posts
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    gammonbanter wrote:
    British agricultural will have to specialise and actually, hopefully, prepare for a post meat world.
    The current plan is for most of them to sell their land and retire.

    I mean... it's a sort of specialisation?

    mrharvest wrote:
    1 kilo of meat from New Zealand would therefore add 673g of carbon emissions, just barely over half a kilo. Yeah, I reckon if New Zealand has somehow more efficient lamb farming then it'll be better. Interesting result (I was expecting that this wouldn't be the case)!
    I'm not going to cross check the numbers, but page 61 (75) of this is interesting.

    https://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/bitstream/handle/10182/125/aeru_rr_285.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

    Edited by Psychotext at 14:57:07 24-05-2021
  • brokenkey 24 May 2021 16:59:07 11,035 posts
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    You missed the cost of refrigeration.
  • X201 24 May 2021 18:04:48 21,785 posts
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    Some of those numbers need closer inspection, especially the source for the U.K. fuel usage
  • TechnoHippy 30 May 2021 19:28:39 19,118 posts
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    Another Brexit benefit - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-57299121
  • senso-ji 30 May 2021 19:31:04 10,149 posts
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    Jesus that is a sorry sight, but as Kent voted for Brexit it's hard to sympathise with the residents
  • JamboWayOh 30 May 2021 19:38:15 24,318 posts
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    TechnoHippy wrote:
    Another Brexit benefit - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-57299121
    Ahhh, so this is the sunlit uplands they always go on about.
  • Jono62 30 May 2021 19:39:30 26,996 posts
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    It's definitely a lit upland
  • Jono62 30 May 2021 19:45:37 26,996 posts
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    Though to be fair, Ashford never voted for... Oh

    https://election.news.sky.com/referendum/ashford-2709
  • elstoof 30 May 2021 20:06:21 27,431 posts
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    What do they want to be looking at the sky for anyway? The sky isnít Britain. Most of it isnít even in our airspace. Focus on the important things, Ashford
  • nickthegun 30 May 2021 20:15:34 86,926 posts
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    What Kent didn't realise is that the rest of the country is perfectly happy to let Kent get repeatedly shat on to Get Brexit Done.

    I say 'perfectly happy', I mean 'finds it hilarious'.
  • sport 30 May 2021 20:37:21 16,931 posts
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    Britannia rules the stars!
  • BreadBinLidHero 30 May 2021 21:58:10 10,660 posts
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    EU flag has stars. Union Jack has no stars. Ergo these people complaining about not being able to see the stars are snowflake Remoaners.
  • Stuz359 30 May 2021 22:00:09 456 posts
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    Thing is, ask a lot of people of they are in favour of wind turbines, they will say 'yes, absolutely.' In the same breath they will also say 'just not here.'
  • djronz. 31 May 2021 09:53:23 494 posts
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    Bloody nimbys, all up for a massive, costly, eyesore of an entirely avoidable lorry park as long as its somewhere else. Any county in the county would be proud of this!
  • Psychotext 1 Jun 2021 16:20:23 70,155 posts
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    Stuz359 wrote:
    Thing is, ask a lot of people of they are in favour of wind turbines, they will say 'yes, absolutely.' In the same breath they will also say 'just not here.'
    I think I'm one of the few people that likes wind turbines. They've been added to a ton of the Welsh hills that I ride in and I guess they've got a positive association there for me?

    I'd also be quite happy for a Gen III nuclear power plant to be just around the corner from me, as long as I couldn't specifically see it.
  • Gibroon 1 Jun 2021 16:39:48 2,633 posts
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    Up in Aberdeen, they installed the largest off shore wind turbines in Europe. There were many complaints about spoiling the view of the coast. That same view normally consisted of mainly oil service ships hanging about waiting to get into the harbour.

    I personally think they are great and give a good scale to the ships now :)

    Edited by Gibroon at 16:40:20 01-06-2021
  • Saul_Iscariot 1 Jun 2021 17:04:33 4,347 posts
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    I like watching wind turbines. With the right sunrise, they make me think of the War of the Worlds, or the Lambda class shuttle, from Return of the Jedi, taking off.
  • sport 1 Jun 2021 17:06:52 16,931 posts
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    It's also nice that they cool us down with a pleasant breeze during the hot summers we have now.
  • brokenkey 1 Jun 2021 21:52:51 11,035 posts
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    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2021/06/01/wetherspoons-boss-calls-eu-migration-tackle-bar-staff-shortage/
  • Load_2.0 1 Jun 2021 22:06:10 33,278 posts
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    There was a heated debate in Wetherspoons Scunthorpe this weekend.

    If I was an EU citizen I can't say I'd be lining up to work in such an uplifting environment serving customers who respect and welcome your hard work.
  • JamboWayOh 1 Jun 2021 22:18:49 24,318 posts
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    brokenkey wrote:
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2021/06/01/wetherspoons-boss-calls-eu-migration-tackle-bar-staff-shortage/
    But I thought there were thousands of hard working Brits just waiting to take on these jobs stolen by all them eastern Europeans???
  • Lukus 1 Jun 2021 22:41:14 24,461 posts
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    Ha, what a fuckwit.
  • Dougs 1 Jun 2021 22:59:12 99,643 posts
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    Solid gold.
  • BreadBinLidHero 2 Jun 2021 01:38:41 10,660 posts
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    Do we live in a parody timeline?
  • Dougs 2 Jun 2021 07:35:47 99,643 posts
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    Speaking of which:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/BBCNewsNI/status/1399971568483246081
  • askew 2 Jun 2021 10:01:05 23,549 posts
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    Why'd he fucking vouch for it then? Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.
  • Dougs 2 Jun 2021 10:04:38 99,643 posts
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    Negotiated it no less!
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