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View Matov's Profile Matov Flag 11 Jan 21 10.03am Send a Private Message to Matov Add Matov as a friend

I have zero insight to offer into the specific issue being discussed.

But if you disagree with this decision you can contact your local MP. Who can raise this question on your behalf, query it, strive to hold the Government to account for what it has done.

And then ultimately cast your vote in a general election with the hope of replacing the Government in question.

Essentially as an individual, you now have far more chance of influencing this policy thanks to Brexit.

Does this mean that you will succeed? Probably not. But if the EU had also adopted this policy then your chances of influencing that would be even less.

This is the ultimate point of Brexit.

Edited by Matov (11 Jan 2021 10.04am)

 


In 1967, when Polish mercenary Rafal Ganowicz was asked what it felt like to take human life, replied: "I wouldn't know, I've only ever killed communists."

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View Mapletree's Profile Mapletree Flag Croydon 11 Jan 21 10.09am Send a Private Message to Mapletree Add Mapletree as a friend

Originally posted by Matov

I have zero insight to offer into the specific issue being discussed.

But if you disagree with this decision you can contact your local MP. Who can raise this question on your behalf, query it, strive to hold the Government to account for what it has done.

And then ultimately cast your vote in a general election with the hope of replacing the Government in question.

Essentially as an individual, you now have far more chance of influencing this policy thanks to Brexit.

Does this mean that you will succeed? Probably not. But if the EU had also adopted this policy then your chances of influencing that would be even less.

This is the ultimate point of Brexit.

Edited by Matov (11 Jan 2021 10.04am)

Thank you for the lecture on politics. I had not realised that was how it works.

IMO those that drove Brexit largely did so for personal gain. This is a great example. I do not trust the current Government to make decisions that keep all interests in balance. Of course I did not vote for it, nor would I in the future.

In the end the reason we elect politicians is precisely because we can't all have an informed opinion on everything so we have representative government. Currently we have lost our checks and balances and are represented by a small bunch of superannuated schoolboys.

This was a chance for the UK to drive change by looking at alternatives to destructive chemicals. Instead, as usual, we go for the quick buck.

 

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View Spiderman's Profile Spiderman Flag Horsham 11 Jan 21 10.17am Send a Private Message to Spiderman Add Spiderman as a friend

Originally posted by Mapletree

Thank you for the lecture on politics. I had not realised that was how it works.

IMO those that drove Brexit largely did so for personal gain. This is a great example. I do not trust the current Government to make decisions that keep all interests in balance. Of course I did not vote for it, nor would I in the future.

In the end the reason we elect politicians is precisely because we can't all have an informed opinion on everything so we have representative government. Currently we have lost our checks and balances and are represented by a small bunch of superannuated schoolboys.

This was a chance for the UK to drive change by looking at alternatives to destructive chemicals. Instead, as usual, we go for the quick buck.

Was it not driven by the NFU

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Edited by Spiderman (11 Jan 2021 10.17am)

Edited by Spiderman (11 Jan 2021 10.22am)

 

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View Matov's Profile Matov Flag 11 Jan 21 10.17am Send a Private Message to Matov Add Matov as a friend

Originally posted by Mapletree

Thank you for the lecture on politics. I had not realised that was how it works.

IMO those that drove Brexit largely did so for personal gain. This is a great example. I do not trust the current Government to make decisions that keep all interests in balance. Of course I did not vote for it, nor would I in the future.

So do you trust Europeans more then? And ones who you have less chance of influencing?

 


In 1967, when Polish mercenary Rafal Ganowicz was asked what it felt like to take human life, replied: "I wouldn't know, I've only ever killed communists."

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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 11 Jan 21 10.24am Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

Originally posted by Mapletree


My information came from farmers, given that my daughter is one.

the Worzels had songs about 'the farmers daughter'

but you are now confusing me.

 


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View jeeagles's Profile jeeagles Flag 11 Jan 21 10.24am Send a Private Message to jeeagles Add jeeagles as a friend

A classic case of an issue people that people had no idea about yesterday becoming a hot topic of debate and suddenly everyone is an expert about today.

We can definitely expect a lot more of this in the future.

It could be a dreadful lowering of standard. It could be that the EU got the balance of risk/benefits wrong.

Of course, the side pushing the argument will have a political agenda regardless of whether they are right or wrong.

You could argue that:
- Asbestos is a miracle material which has outstanding fire resistant properties that make it more likely to save human life than kill it.
- Fossil fuels have lifted billions of people out of poverty and provided a lifestyle that was previously completely unimaginable.
- Improvements to child mortality rates have resulted in millions of children being born into poverty.

I predict the main outcome of this ruling is that a lot of people will get angry at each other on twitter.

 

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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 11 Jan 21 10.34am Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

i thought this thread was about the Royal Mail.

i saw a wide post box. Two slots :

EU

World

 


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View Mapletree's Profile Mapletree Flag Croydon 11 Jan 21 10.36am Send a Private Message to Mapletree Add Mapletree as a friend

Originally posted by PalazioVecchio

the Worzels had songs about 'the farmers daughter'

but you are now confusing me.

Yes, many people don't realise that farmers can also be female.

I am not a farmer.

 

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View chris123's Profile chris123 Online Flag hove actually 11 Jan 21 10.43am Send a Private Message to chris123 Add chris123 as a friend

Originally posted by Mapletree

It was not

My information came from farmers, given that my daughter is one.

A beet farmer?

 

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View Mapletree's Profile Mapletree Flag Croydon 11 Jan 21 10.45am Send a Private Message to Mapletree Add Mapletree as a friend

Originally posted by Spiderman

Was it not driven by the NFU

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Edited by Spiderman (11 Jan 2021 10.17am)

Edited by Spiderman (11 Jan 2021 10.22am)

I believe it probably was

As you probably know Tom himself was a spokesman for the NFU Sugar Board and grows a lot of sugar beet.

He is also interested in bees so I am sure he personally is trying to get the balance right. I just struggle to agree with him on this point and feel there are other ways to skin the cat. I also note the haste with which this was brought in as soon as the controls of the EU were no longer in place.

To quote from the University of Sussex when the ban came in:

If these neonicotinoids are simply replaced by other similar compounds such as sulfoxaflor, cyantraniliprole and flupyradifurone (all new systemic insecticides), then we will simply be going round in circles. What is needed is a move towards truly sustainable farming methods that minimise pesticide use, encourage natural enemies of crop pests, and support biodiversity and healthy soils.

 

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View Mapletree's Profile Mapletree Flag Croydon 11 Jan 21 10.51am Send a Private Message to Mapletree Add Mapletree as a friend

Originally posted by chris123

A beet farmer?

She is in her third year of a farming Degree. She studies everything.

I walked a beet field with her last winter to review the pests and she explained how each was managed.

Were she a beet farmer then I am not sure how objective she would be on the topic. But neonicatinoids are used for a variety of crops, there is nothing special about beet other than currently it is being hit quite hard by Yellow Virus.

This is what happens with monocropping.

 

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View davenotamonkey's Profile davenotamonkey Flag 11 Jan 21 10.55am Send a Private Message to davenotamonkey Add davenotamonkey as a friend

Originally posted by Mapletree

She is in her third year of a farming Degree. She studies everything.

I walked a beet field with her last winter to review the pests and she explained how each was managed.

Were she a beet farmer then I am not sure how objective she would be on the topic. But neonicatinoids are used for a variety of crops, there is nothing special about beet other than currently it is being hit quite hard by Yellow Virus.

This is what happens with monocropping.

Thanks for clarifying she is a student (and the very best of luck to her), not a farmer. Have you read what Tom has to say here? Is he a farmer?

 

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