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SlowRower

Cider drinkers rise up in revolt!

It truly is a mad old world in which we live. The post-budget Radio 5 phone in this morning is dominated by indignant cider drinkers voicing their protests at Chancellor Darling's increase in the tax on such apple-based tipples as "Mindrotter" and "Brainpulper".

Now don't get me wrong. There is plenty to get indignant about in respect of recent stewardship of the nation's finances (although Darling himself is apparently a decent, sensible guy who just happens to be working for certifiable lunatics) but I would have thought there were bigger issues than cider.

I could be out of step with popular sentiment, though. When those iconic 70s tunesters "The Wurzels" hit the headlines for their views on fiscal policy, you know it's time to take to the hills. Smile

http://news.uk.msn.com/uk/articles.aspx?cp-documentid=152738082
kathy

I used to drink cider when I was a student, but not this fancy stuff in bottle - it was on draught at the Students' Union bars, and it was VERY cheap - and probably very nasty, but I don't remember that bit!
SlowRower

It could develop into an election issue. If Cameron comes out and promises to repeal the Scrumpy Tax, then the south-western cider guzzling hoardes will switch en-masse from the Lib Dems to the Tories.

Stranger things have happened; the episode of Yes Minister when Hacker becomes PM on a tide of popular support following his routing of the "Eurosausage" was all too plausible and voting in the election soley because of cider seems as good reason to vote as any!

Apologies to any south-westerners, cider drinkers or Lib Dem supporters I've inadvertently insulted here. Smile

I actually think cider is great. My Good Lady got p*ssed on it the evening she succumbed to my charms. Needless to say, she's never drunk it again! 3 pints for 2 seemed like a bargain at the time, but the true price has become apparent over the last 20 years...Smile
maffy

sr - why in the name of reactionary ranting radio are you listening to the five-lite fernin on a thursday when in our time is on the home service?
SlowRower

For my sins, I quite like 5 Live in the morning. There's a certain type of contributor to the phone-ins which just amuses me.

There's either

"Outraged from the Home Counties" who wants everyone flogged; or

"Rich socialist with a conscience" who deals with their feelings of guilt about having done quite well out of capitalism by blaming Maggie Thatcher for everything.

I should be more "highbrow", but who needs more culture than is provide by this Forum? Smile
Slapshot 3

SlowRower wrote:
For my sins, I quite like 5 Live in the morning. There's a certain type of contributor to the phone-ins which just amuses me.

There's either

"Outraged from the Home Counties" who wants everyone flogged; or

"Rich socialist with a conscience" who deals with their feelings of guilt about having done quite well out of capitalism by blaming Maggie Thatcher for everything.

I should be more "highbrow", but who needs more culture than is provide by this Forum? Smile


Never mind all that.......This is rediculous news about cider...bet Darling only drinks shandies!!!
SlowRower

Slapshot 3 wrote:
...bet Darling only drinks shandies!!!


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mr shifter

SlowRower wrote:
Slapshot 3 wrote:
...bet Darling only drinks shandies!!!


Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

I passed my driving test down in somerzet with a 5 ton lorry as my transport.
So even then no more than 2 pints of rough was needed to celebrate and sleep soundly if we found our beds.

I was down that way a few years ago and they tell me they are not allowed to sell it anymore.
something to do with europe, who know everything.
last km

In my local in Tewkesbury they have Old Rosie which is cloudy..dont fancy it myself..I drink Stowford Press...on draught... Razz

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