Yellow vests - fuel protest day of action in France

Yellow vests - fuel protest day of action in France

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loafer123

8,920 posts

160 months

Sunday 7th April
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citizensm1th said:
PositronicRay said:
According to Google.

750 cheeses in the UK
400 in France.
utter piffle.
Indeed.

I am a huge cheese fan, but there is no way we have more types of cheese than France.

grumbledoak

24,486 posts

178 months

Sunday 7th April
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loafer123 said:
Indeed.

I am a huge cheese fan, but there is no way we have more types of cheese than France.
https://www.newsweek.com/britain-produces-more-che...scratchchin


loafer123

8,920 posts

160 months

Sunday 7th April
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grumbledoak said:
loafer123 said:
Indeed.

I am a huge cheese fan, but there is no way we have more types of cheese than France.
https://www.newsweek.com/britain-produces-more-che...scratchchin
The language used in that article is very precise.

The UK May produce 750 different cheeses, but how many are cheddar, for example?

France produces many more varieties than the UK.

Bill

39,603 posts

200 months

Sunday 7th April
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Find a source that says otherwise then. smile

Ian Geary

1,641 posts

137 months

Sunday 7th April
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loafer123 said:
grumbledoak said:
loafer123 said:
Indeed.

I am a huge cheese fan, but there is no way we have more types of cheese than France.
https://www.newsweek.com/britain-produces-more-che...scratchchin
The language used in that article is very precise.

The UK May produce 750 different cheeses, but how many are cheddar, for example?

France produces many more varieties than the UK.
To be fair, Red Leicester should be counted as a "minus" 1 for the UK

loafer123

8,920 posts

160 months

Sunday 7th April
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Ian Geary said:
loafer123 said:
grumbledoak said:
loafer123 said:
Indeed.

I am a huge cheese fan, but there is no way we have more types of cheese than France.
https://www.newsweek.com/britain-produces-more-che...scratchchin
The language used in that article is very precise.

The UK May produce 750 different cheeses, but how many are cheddar, for example?

France produces many more varieties than the UK.
To be fair, Red Leicester should be counted as a "minus" 1 for the UK
Fantastic for cheese on toast, though...

turbobloke

85,360 posts

205 months

Monday 8th April
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Bill said:
Find a source that says otherwise then. smile
yes

C’est un jeu d’enfant.

ATG

16,134 posts

217 months

Monday 8th April
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Red Devil said:
As Charles de Gaulle famously said. smile - Comment voulez-vous gouverner un pays qui a deux cent quarante-six variétés de fromage?
It would have no doubt annoyed him to be told that the UK has more varieties of cheese than France.

Having scrolled through the rest of the thread, I see I'm not alone in my national cheese pride.

P.s. Macron's lack of eclat can be addressed for a few thousand in the Lotus pages of Pistonheads' classified ads, though it's debatable whether it's easier to get a Lotus working or a French striker.

Edited by ATG on Monday 8th April 11:38

loafer123

8,920 posts

160 months

Monday 8th April
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turbobloke said:
Bill said:
Find a source that says otherwise then. smile
yes

C’est un jeu d’enfant.
I have had a look, and it appears the absolute numbers back up the statement.

However, having spent alot of time in France, I do wonder whether that is because every farmer can create their own variety of cheese in the UK, whereas in France, there is much more structure/formality around "appelations", so multiple types of Brie are counted as a variety rather than individual varieties?

LordLoveLength

672 posts

75 months

Monday 8th April
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ATG said:
It would have no doubt annoyed him to be told that the UK has more varieties of cheese than France.
It would have annoyed him more listening to Liz Truss banging on about it.
We import 2/3 of our cheese. That is a disgrace. Apparently

tribalsurfer

505 posts

64 months

Monday 8th April
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Plus de fromage Rodders.

ATG

16,134 posts

217 months

Monday 8th April
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LordLoveLength said:
ATG said:
It would have no doubt annoyed him to be told that the UK has more varieties of cheese than France.
It would have annoyed him more listening to Liz Truss banging on about it.
We import 2/3 of our cheese. That is a disgrace. Apparently
Blessed are the cheese makers

irocfan

20,183 posts

135 months

Monday 8th April
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ATG said:
LordLoveLength said:
ATG said:
It would have no doubt annoyed him to be told that the UK has more varieties of cheese than France.
It would have annoyed him more listening to Liz Truss banging on about it.
We import 2/3 of our cheese. That is a disgrace. Apparently
Blessed are the cheese makers
well obviously not cheese makers, merely any purveyor of dairy products

Murph7355

22,862 posts

201 months

Monday 8th April
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loafer123 said:
turbobloke said:
Bill said:
Find a source that says otherwise then. smile
yes

C’est un jeu d’enfant.
I have had a look, and it appears the absolute numbers back up the statement.

However, having spent alot of time in France, I do wonder whether that is because every farmer can create their own variety of cheese in the UK, whereas in France, there is much more structure/formality around "appelations", so multiple types of Brie are counted as a variety rather than individual varieties?
You are now trying to support your case by suggesting the French stick to rules more than we do?

I think that might be 2-0 loafer biggrin

PositronicRay

16,178 posts

128 months

Monday 8th April
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Ian Geary said:
loafer123 said:
grumbledoak said:
loafer123 said:
Indeed.

I am a huge cheese fan, but there is no way we have more types of cheese than France.
https://www.newsweek.com/britain-produces-more-che...scratchchin
The language used in that article is very precise.

The UK May produce 750 different cheeses, but how many are cheddar, for example?

France produces many more varieties than the UK.
To be fair, Red Leicester should be counted as a "minus" 1 for the UK
I used to with you on this, all slimy and plasticy. But a while ago, I was pleasently surprised with some very acceptable red Leicester from a proper cheese shop.

Still not great cheese, but edible without gagging.

Digga

27,511 posts

228 months

Tuesday 9th April
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Seems we had the provincial protest in the form the the anti-establishment UKIP vote at the GE and then the "Leave" result of the referendum. The French, on the other hand, are doing it their own inimitable style, but for very similar reasons: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-47859485

BBC said:
France has the highest taxation rate among developed countries.

Data from the OECD economic think-tank for 2017 shows France top, with taxes equivalent to 46.2% of national output (GDP), with Denmark second (46%) and Sweden third (44%).

But France also has the highest level of social spending, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

That spending was 31.2% of GDP in France in 2018; in second place was Belgium (28.9%) and third was Finland (28.7%). The UK figure was 20.6%...

...Yellow vest protesters accuse Mr Macron of protecting the Parisian elite, especially the wealthy, while neglecting the hardship of citizens in the provinces.
Of course cutting taxes will put France, once more, on a heading for a budgetary bking from both the ECB and the IMF. Plus ca change...


Mothersruin

7,626 posts

44 months

Tuesday 9th April
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Murph7355 said:
You are now trying to support your case by suggesting the French stick to rules more than we do?
More like the French are trying to impose rules for everyone else to follow.

Earthdweller

Original Poster:

2,580 posts

71 months

Saturday 13th April
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Looks like Act 22 has turned violent with it centred on Toulouse




Baby Shark doo doo doo doo

11,549 posts

114 months

Saturday 13th April
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Earthdweller said:
Looks like Act 22 has turned violent with it centred on Toulouse

irocfan

20,183 posts

135 months

Saturday 20th April
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