The NI/ROI Protocol

stewart

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Horticulture
Location
Bay of Plenty NZ
Seems to me that a hell of lot people are happy to travel to the states stuff themselves on their food without a care in the world, whatever is said there is far more crap eaten in the EU than in the states.
Talk of chlorinated chicken etc is useful when negotiating but doesn't really mean a bloody thing in reality!

Not the parts I've been to.

I do agree on the chlorinated chicken though, no one seems to want their chicken washed in chlorine but seem quite happy to swill down gallons of it yearly in their drinking water.
 

nivilla1982

Member
Livestock Farmer
“I today seriously say to America: You attend to your own affairs and we will attend to ours. You look after your own questions at home and we will look after ours. We will not brook interference in our own affairs by any country, however powerful.

“What right had the American mission to come to this country? To come here in a breach of hospitality on one nation toward another–to attempt to stir up strife in matters in which they were not connected?”

Edward Carson, 12th July 1919
 
“I today seriously say to America: You attend to your own affairs and we will attend to ours. You look after your own questions at home and we will look after ours. We will not brook interference in our own affairs by any country, however powerful.

“What right had the American mission to come to this country? To come here in a breach of hospitality on one nation toward another–to attempt to stir up strife in matters in which they were not connected?”

Edward Carson, 12th July 1919
And what do you think?
 

Ashtree

Member
“I today seriously say to America: You attend to your own affairs and we will attend to ours. You look after your own questions at home and we will look after ours. We will not brook interference in our own affairs by any country, however powerful.

“What right had the American mission to come to this country? To come here in a breach of hospitality on one nation toward another–to attempt to stir up strife in matters in which they were not connected?”

Edward Carson, 12th July 1919

Let me get my head around this 1919 quote from Carson. At the time the British Empire was at it’s zenith. Lord and master of half the world.
At the same time Mr. Carson figures USA, or any other country for that matter should “butt out”!

Irony or what?
 

Farm buy

Member
Livestock Farmer
“I today seriously say to America: You attend to your own affairs and we will attend to ours. You look after your own questions at home and we will look after ours. We will not brook interference in our own affairs by any country, however powerful.

“What right had the American mission to come to this country? To come here in a breach of hospitality on one nation toward another–to attempt to stir up strife in matters in which they were not connected?”

Edward Carson, 12th July 1919
I would think that there are many Irish that would ask that question of Uk
 

JimAndy

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Location
portadown
trouble is we live in a very interconnected world and things we do in our own country may have effects on other counties ,so off course will make their views known as they may not want to have to deal with said effects. and the bigger more powerful a country is the more you have to pay heed
 

stewart

Member
Horticulture
Location
Bay of Plenty NZ
“I today seriously say to America: You attend to your own affairs and we will attend to ours. You look after your own questions at home and we will look after ours. We will not brook interference in our own affairs by any country, however powerful.

“What right had the American mission to come to this country? To come here in a breach of hospitality on one nation toward another–to attempt to stir up strife in matters in which they were not connected?”

Edward Carson, 12th July 1919
Charles de Gaulle said something similar when he made the comment that he wanted to see all Amercan troops off French soil, the reply he received was “does that include those in the cemeteries “
 

BrianV

Member
Livestock Farmer
Watching ITV's Julia Bradbury in the Greek Islands, not sure EU food standards are being held up by goats cheese producer in the mountains, having been to mainland Greece a few times I think you can say standards are a just little casual compared with the UK, perhaps this has gone unnoticed by EU big wigs
 

Speculative coverage on the gene editing consultation response

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Speculative coverage on the gene editing consultation response

Written by Defra Press Office

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There has been coverage today in the I and the Guardian, reporting on speculation around the upcoming government response to the recent Gene Editing consultation, which closed on 17th March.

A full government response, which will include a thorough analysis and summary of the responses to the consultation and which will set out our next steps, will be published in due course.

Gene editing has the ability to harness the genetic resources that mother nature has provided, such as breeding...
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