Monday, July 7, 2008

Hypocrite – Take the log out of your eye, before …

Waste not want not, Gordon Brown tells families

Mr Brown reinforced its message yesterday, calling on people to stop throwing food away as he travelled to the G8 summit in Japan. “If we are to get food prices down, we must do more to deal with unnecessary demands, such as by all of us doing more to reduce our food waste,” he said. Another spin on the "Fairtrade" message that is being delivered, and the distraction gamit that all parents know when taking away a favorite toy from a child. That said, GBH is getting more childish and transparent all the time.

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18 thoughts on “Hypocrite – Take the log out of your eye, before …

  • Yes, interesting. In the complete absence of any policy on food Brown tells us to clean up our scraps.

    What we should be looking at is considering raising the output of our decimated farming industry instead of bolstering the highly suspect CPI through cheap imports. Most people simply cannot afford to eat food of a high nutritional value, let alone throw it away. Another catastrophic faux pas by Mr Brown it would seem. The guy redefines the word “inept”.

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  • Just a thought.. replace the “T” with an “S”, and re-arrange, you might find something more useful and constructive than G Brown.

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  • Yes, I saw this and thought exactly the same.

    If he’s not trying to make local problems (house price crash) seem like global problems, he’s doing the opposite.

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  • what about the waste of supermarkets, when an item is not quite the right size, it ends up in the bin, according to a friend of mine who supplies tescos about 30% of his product is rejected and ends up as waste..

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  • Great post in the Times’ comments:
    Gordon Brown = Marie Antoinette ?

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  • Oh and it’s naff-all to do with HPC…

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  • So when people can no longer afford to pay mortgage/rent, GB can turn around and say “Well I told you to stop wasting money by throwing food away and you didn’t listen. Not my fault – I did try.”

    The main problem though is that profits have to be maintained, so if people buy less the cost will go up anyway.

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  • 7th July 2008, at last. Hoorah!
    I awoke this morning excitedly expecting the sun to be dawning on a changed world. Would last nights documentary have provided confirmation that some shadowy dark forces were behind the demise of WT7? Would my consciousness have changed so I could now appreciate the destruction unfolding before my eyes? Could I fill the fuel tank on my motorcar for 5 bob, happy in the knowledge that the price of oil had crashed due to the recent discovery that water was an equally good fuel? Had Honda indeed signed up to produce the new generation of water-cars? Had the price of gold rocketed to $1500oz?

    I pulled back the curtains to see the drizzle – no change there. Checked on the net to find gold only $921. Jumped into my car and was disappointed to find people still purchasing diesel from the local garage at the same crazy price as last week. People in the newspaper shop seemed to have the same miserable attitude – certainly no change of consciousness there. The daily papers made no mention of the shadowy dark forces, just the same old debate about the likelihood of an interest rate rise (or fall).

    In short, just another day. How disappointing. Those knowledgeable soothsaying bloggers on HPC must have been spouting just as much drivel as those bleedin’ politicians.

    But wait, there may have been a change of consciousness for some. A realisation perhaps that the Mayan calendar has been debunked as a means of predicting future events. Would this mean a return to more sensible debate as the soothsayers disappear, tail between their legs, back into the ether from whence they came?

    Oh joy! Today is a good day afterall.

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  • Naughty P.Doff !!

    The change of consciousness is provided by Mr Brown. Eat your scraps up. No doubt the CPI will be updated to reflect the fact that we need less food as we are now eating our scraps.

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  • dear p.off.

    Sorry it’s taken 23 minutes to reply, but I was laughing for 22 of those!!!!

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  • I think we could be getting back to the subject of ‘Fatties’ here again. Best to stay off the subject.
    Nice diversion GB (isn’t he one?) but a littlte rutheless.

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  • Think of the waste involved in commissioning a study to discover that people waste some of the food they buy.

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  • Natasha's Dad says:

    This was on the way to the G8 summit which must be one of the greatest creators of waste on the planet.

    Maybe he can tell us how much this summoit costs and what the value added is from it

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  • I think you are being a bit cynical p.doff. It was clear from last nights documentary that the BBC blew up WT7.

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  • Think of all the money gordon clown wasted in commissioning a study to discover that people waste food.

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  • I’ll do a deal with Mr Brown – you stop wasting all that public money that despite your hubris, nobody can properly hold you to account for, and I’ll start living on post-War Rations.
    Do I have a deal?

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  • shipbuilder says:

    Actually this is a fair enough message, just not delivered from our arrogant, patronising and useless PM. As usual, though, he would be better concentrating on the supermarkets, who dump ridiculous amounts of food which can’t be given away due to our fantastic blame/sue culture. They also actively pollute the dumped food with bleach and the like so freegans can’t get use it either. It’s not just the food, it’s the wasted oil, the wasted man hours to prepare and package etc. etc. Christ, what a f*cked world we live in.
    In contrast, the jaunt to my local farm shop to pick up locally grown fruit, vegetables and meat, packaged in paper bags, makes shopping (almost) a pleasure now.

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  • This story has just popped up:-

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?xml=/earth/2008/07/07/eafarm107.xml

    It appears that her Majesties Government is now proposing to tax farmers on their livestocks methane emissions as a Cabinet Office review of food policies has suggested that farmers and their customers will have to pay a “green price” on farm goods that generate large amounts of greenhouse gases like methane and nitrous oxide.

    What is going on in this country, it is literally being run by lunatics, how many other countries are proposing such ludicrous policies, we should be producing more home-grown and raised food, not encouraging the further import of more overseas produce.

    This must surely be the rewards we are reaping for all the second class degree educated morons that are the result of Gordon Browns job creation economy based on Taxation, the sooner the B’stard runs out of money the better.

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