Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by lawstudent, Jul 6, 2005.

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  2. Tomorrow's Daily Mail Tagline:

    "For a long and happy life, marry a southerner and live in Sussex. Then spend your weekends shagging pi55ed up sluts in Aberdeen."

    DM message for the last 60 years.
  3. why don't you write something original LS im not being horrible just for the sake of it but your threads are boring!
    if i wanted to read this article i would have picked up the newspaper and read it myself.

    blondy :)
  4. at least you have the choice to do what you think is right
  5. how do you feel about second hand smoke LS?
  6. The point about reducing the price of healthy food, and increasing the price of unhealthy food is a good one.
    It still winds me up when I see one of those "Mums waddled down to Iceland" ads. I have never set foot in the shop, but it seems that you can buy a trolley full of manky pizza, chicken (yeh right) nuggets, ice cream and chips for about a fiver. While a basket of fresh fruit, veg and meat from Waitrose sets me back £50.
    Its a bit of a no-brainer really, if you're a single mum with a reading age of seven, and five snotty kids to feed, they wont be eating ostrich steak and wild rocket salad will they?
    Come on FSA/DEFRA get your bloody finger out.
  7. why not just add the link then write your own opinion? rather then cut and paste the full article without coming back to argue/debate a point.
  8. Come on guys, credit where its due, its a fair enough post and deserving of discussion.
  9. I wondered what those men were doing outside my house :D

    What was the point of copying and pasting that?

    Please don’t write in capitals, it’s considered shouting and is rude.
  10. Sure this has appeared already on ARRSE and it regularly does the rounds by email:

    The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.

    The French eat a lot of fat and also suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.

    The Japanese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.

    The Italians drink large amounts of red wine and also suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.

    Conclusion: Eat and drink what you like. What kills you is speaking English.

    And before anyone accuses me of being unduly irreverent on such a serious subject, if anyone really knew how to solve these problems, they would do so, and avoiding everything that could conceivably be bad for you is definitely not the answer - I still live by Granny McAbacus' advice - all things in moderation and when the Good Lord calls, it's time to go
  11. Could be, I blame my advancing years. Where do I sign up for some of that free Viagra? :wink:
  12. it is a good topic and well worthy of discussion! come on LS come and discuss!

    junk food is so much cheaper and alot more conveniant! you hear stories about fast food companies serving salads that contain more calories then the burgers!

    what we need are more outlets that serve healthy appetizing food.
  13. ViroBono

    ViroBono LE Moderator

    I am as amazed as anyone else that LS has come up with a sensible suggestion: viz., to make healthy food cheaper than unhealthy food. Unfortunately, though utterly sensible, it will never happen, at least whilst some of the biggest donors to New Labour are the owners of food processing companies or supermarkets. Or, indeed, whilst people like Lord Sainsbury are unelected advisers, and New Labour appoint directors of Tesco (another big donor) to quangos, thus allowing them to influence government.
  14. Sorry, but this is not quite true. Let's set Waitrose aside for now, but next time you are in Asda/Tesco/Sainsbury, even, check out the cost of a fresh whole chicken. Check out the cost of a bag of spuds. Even better, head down the market and see how mcuh you get in a £1 scoop of fruit or veg. Compare this to the cost of a ready meal.

    Now this is bound to cause a hail of incoming from those who miss the point, but you are getting a lot closer to the truth when you mention the reading age of seven. The poor are generally ill educated and in many cases lazy. This is why they eat rubbish. There is also the sense of fatalism and lack of interest in the long term, inclduing their health later in life.