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Minivanman
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Desperate Times

Who are they kidding?

First it was Marmite and now it's Weetabix! Blimey, if only I'd known how bad things were going to get - desperate times indeed! Wink

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jan/30/weetabix-warning-price-rises-pound-slump-brexit-vot...

The good news is that like the Marmite and Weetabix sticking in the editorial gut, the Brexit bill is set to sail through - unopposed no doubt by snivels from both sides of the House looking for job security and promotion.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/30/brexit-bill-to-pass-without-amendment-as-tory-rebel...

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Slow release energy, they haven't seen what my digestion does with the stuff............. Shocked

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@twocvbloke

Presumably they missed out the 'E' in their 1990's advert then?

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Real men eat porridge in the morning! Thumbs Up

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Even if they did, it wasn't good for my bowels, or the bog bowl.......... Shocked

Minivanman
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Never had any problems in that department, ever. Perhaps that's why I can be so blasé about it. Smiley

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I deleted myself Smiley

 

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I liked that bit at the bottom of the article in the first link..

 

'More people are reading the Guardian but less are paying for it, we need your help'

 

? Does anyone actually pay for reading the Guardian ?

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Maybe they should start a lottery... Funny

Minivanman
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Pay for on line news from any quarter is beyond my comprehension. Why should money change hand for reading somebody else's opinion?

There was a time when newspapers in print had a pretence of truth and independence, now they just regurgitate on line lies and economical truths. Anyways, I'm not going to pay for a publication that keeps banning me from commenting, and a pseudo liberal one at that. 

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I am not sure that this is entirely down to the fall in the pound https://cereals.ahdb.org.uk/markets/market-news/2017/january/25/grain-market-daily-250117.aspx

UK wheat now amongst the most expensive in the world

In today’s analyst’s insight, Brenda Mullan looks at how UK wheat has gone, in six months, from being some of the most competitively priced wheat in the world to amongst the most expensive. This year’s tighter UK wheat balance, in contrast to the well-supplied world picture, combined with a UK strong export campaign at the start of the season, means UK wheat prices have steadily risen up the world scale.

 

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I love the way of oj always finds sources of facts and figures lol. 

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When I saw the headline of this thread, and bearing in mind the ever decreasing circulation of newspapers, I thought the "Desperate Times" was a new newspaper (or perhaps a renaming of the original one).

I don't buy Weetabix but I've noticed that the Shredded Wheat market seems unusually volatile (even before the referendum).  I can look up the price for 750g (about £3.50) on the websites of the major supermarkets one day, and the next day there is usually one selling the same quantity for £2.  I even found it a pound shop once.

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Shredded Wheat @Jonpe?

You can grow your own these days..... or maybe this is a Donald Trump wig farm! 

 

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LOL! Grin

There was me thinking Dougal had copped off with Florence again!

 

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