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Good Brexit News

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Learning, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

  2. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

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  3. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    We import too much food. Brexit should be good for British farmers. I agree that in the short term producers of lamb may suffer.
    Just lets make sure that we don't do a stupid trade agreement with the Americans. We don't need their dumped steel. We don't want their dumped nasty food products, and we don't want their aeroplanes that drive themselves into the ground.
    We do need a massive Buy British campaign. I accept that there will be sacrifices to be made. Personally I will drink less French wine, but that might be good for my health.
    I have already reduced my French wine consumption in favour of Weston's and Healey's cider. Only 8.2% and 6% abv respectively.
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2020
  4. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    Your cheesemakers must be pretty slow - we've had local brie (and camembert) for decades.
  5. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Somerset brie, Cornish brie already in the shops here, and I'm sure there's more besides
  6. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    You could have always bought British in the past you know. You didn’t have to wait for the country to be in the shit before doing so.
  7. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    I've tried selling them both and found and it was French brie that sold much better. Highland brie is still available locally too.

    That said I'm not sure eating less of it will be much of an issue.....cheese lovers don't usually look like they are about to starve:eek:;).
  8. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    Oi! I resemble that remark!
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  9. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I wonder if it is pasteurised versus unpasteurised that makes the difference? Or perhaps the British varieties are usually uneatable unless on special offer and out of date? A lot of the British varieties would knock nails in.
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  10. LesleySM

    LesleySM Well-Known Member

    Sold in several supermarkets around here including the Co-Op who have their own branded version of it, which is well worth trying I think it is better than most French Brie's apart from Le President
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  11. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Oh yes, I love Le President butter too, but can only get it down in a general store in Tarbert, Isle of Harris, when I go there!
  12. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Yes, it is rather nice. And they still do a 'slightly salted' version. Shame our Sainsbury's insists on charging 25% more for it than their own.
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  13. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I used to love M&S version of unsalted butter, which reminded me of the ones we used to smuggle home from our French day trips.
  14. RogerMac

    RogerMac Well-Known Member

    Well I like the Somerset Brie my wife gets from Waitrose and whilst on the subject of buying British she always checks where my new cars come from, used to be Cheshire and for the last two Sunderland.
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  15. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Le President do nice pots of spreadable Brie and Camerbert too.

    I used to get their butter too, but have moved onto butter with sea salt crystals in. Very nice. Our Aldi has now started selling it, so saves about 50p per packet compared to Waitrose own brand which we usually get.
    Some butter goes straight through me though. I can't eat Lurpak for instance.
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  16. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    I suspect that, as in bygone days, the Dover ferries will do great business in people nipping over to Carrefour and Mamouth in Calais. I used to load up with a bootfull of stuff. Customs checks might be a bind though.
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  17. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    We've done it both ways in the past. Sometimes the car, sometimes the coach. We never had problems with customs either way. However, now they might be a bit iffy, although I'm guessing they'll have enough to do with the carriers waiting to go through.
  18. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Aircraft carriers? Carrier bags? Corona Virus carriers?;)
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  19. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Don't be picky! Freight carriers - without whom, my little world would be depopulated within weeks.
    :p :p
  20. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Migrant carriers, I would guess.

    Yes they'll probably leave us alone. I hope Carrefour and Mamouth are still there? I used to get cases of Kanterbrau Gold at 35p a bottle and fruit flans that could feed an army.

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