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2steps



Joined: 05 Sep 2005
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Location: Surrey
PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 07 6:39 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

the nearest decent place to buy fruit and veg is the market 1/2 hour walk from me. The local co op and pet food shop have a small selection. best place for meat is the market too

Green Man



Joined: 23 Jul 2006
Posts: 5272
Location: Rural Scotland.
PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 07 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've given up worrying about the 'Big Four', but with the centre bargain tables in Lidl/Aldi selling camping, equestrian, fishing, motoring, golfing, gardening in season bargains, they are really putting the boot into the last independent retailers left in our towns. These shops need support because they mostly scrape by and make their annual income during the ‘in season’ for their goods. When these discount supermarkets ‘cherry pick’ seasonal goods to loss lead they literally ruin it for the shops that stock these goods for the full year. Think about it, we have all witnessed supermarkets ruin privately owned grocers, butchers, bakers, fishmongers, and green grocers in our lifetime. Do you want to see all our high street shops boarded up or run as charity shops?

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Green Man



Joined: 23 Jul 2006
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Location: Rural Scotland.
PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 07 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

nickhowe wrote:


And in the UK we also export plenty of stuff. I have no idea, actually, what our balance of payments is, but we offer plenty of things for sale outside the UK that are as important to society as food.


Here is a graph showing our unsustainable negative balance of payments

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 33864
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 07 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You'd be a fool to make sweeping statements on 2 years figures. You could be right, but that doesn't make your claims any more truthful.

Green Man



Joined: 23 Jul 2006
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Location: Rural Scotland.
PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 07 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I kinda resent being described as 'untruthful' I have no hidden agendas. Anything said here is only IMHO. Sorry to anybody that thinks I was liying to them.

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 33864
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 07 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

No offence intended, just trying to explore the larger picture.

Rightly, or wrongly, we're pretty much tied into, and dependant on a global economy now.

Green Man



Joined: 23 Jul 2006
Posts: 5272
Location: Rural Scotland.
PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 07 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Why do we have to be 'tied in' when we are making a loss as a nation? Any accountant would tell a business to cut its ties and try another tact if it made losses year on year. IMHO the only thing keeping Britain afoat financially is our free gas and oil. When it runs out..........................................?

Rosa



Joined: 10 Sep 2006
Posts: 387
Location: Hampshire
PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 07 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Whenever I go in a Lidl it is always empty. Where I live they'd rather be seen in a posh shop than save money in Lidl - which is probably why there isn't one. There's a lot of snobbery attached to it. Same with Aldi.

Green Man



Joined: 23 Jul 2006
Posts: 5272
Location: Rural Scotland.
PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 07 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That used to be true in Perth, but now its carpark is full of 4x4s. I've heard of people going to other towns to shop, so they are not seen going in.

hedgewitch



Joined: 26 Nov 2005
Posts: 5834
Location: Daft wench GHQ
PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 07 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Cho-ku-ri wrote:
I've heard of people going to other towns to shop, so they are not seen going in.




Sounds very....Edinburgh.... in Perth (said with best Miss Jean Brody accent)

Green Man



Joined: 23 Jul 2006
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Location: Rural Scotland.
PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 07 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

County town, don't you know.

Maggie Smith didn't know how to play Jean Brodie until she met a woman from a posh suburb in Edinburgh. Maggie said to the woman that "she had the perfect accent for Jean Brodie" the woman replied. " Accent.......accent! I don't have an ....acccent"

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sean
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 07 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If people in Scotland are that bonkers then the quicker we grant them independence the better. There's obviously going to be a catastrophic mental-health bill at some point, and they've got very little oil or gas left with which to pay it.

hedgewitch



Joined: 26 Nov 2005
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 07 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Cho-ku-ri wrote:
County town, don't you know.


Ah, that explains a lot

hedgewitch



Joined: 26 Nov 2005
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 07 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
If people in Scotland are that bonkers then the quicker we grant them independence the better. There's obviously going to be a catastrophic mental-health bill at some point, and they've got very little oil or gas left with which to pay it.


Are they nice and normal in Devon, then?

Green Man



Joined: 23 Jul 2006
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Location: Rural Scotland.
PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 07 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    


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