I dare say there is a moral in there somewhere but I shall resist the temptation to point out the obvious. It is encouraging to know the majority who eat a well-balanced diet in moderation, will not become a burden upon the NHS.
While on the subject of vegans, I noticed they are complaining that they receive a bad press. They argue they are peaceful individuals who mind their own business, keeping their beliefs to themselves.
I find this somewhat surprising following the regular invasion of abattoirs, butchers and farm shops, and more recent infiltration into steak houses in Brighton, by balaclava wearing ‘vegan’ thugs. They intimidate and insult individuals and families, and demand these premises are shut down.
The Channel 4 documentary Dispatches, shown on 2 January featured calls from vegan activists, for livestock farms to be burned down. One women likened eating lamb to eating babies; I presume she must have tried both, how else would she know!
A few years ago Ote Hall’s foul water system was brought from the 19th Century into the 21st Century. There was nothing wrong with the clinker based settling tanks built in 1880, which now deals with sewage from nine dwellings, business units and farm buildings, but the increase in volume of dirty water was beginning take its toll.
Having installed a state of the art system which included what appeared to be miles of pipe work, some sixteen feet below ground, to enable the correct ‘flow’, and new settling tanks and pumps, at eye watering cost, I now find the running costs horrendous.
For over a century the original system worked well at zero cost. Now that modern technology has been introduced the expenses have been huge. Why, because people put wet wipes down the loos. These bung up the pumps which burn out the motors, which then need replacing. Since installation replacement and labour costs have exceeded well over £10k.
It is reported that Water UK is currently trying to identify which wet wipes will break down without causing harm. Take it from me all wet wipes cause harm. Some may break down over a period of time, but not in the ten minutes it takes to travel from bathroom to pump. Nothing but paper should ever be flushed down any loo.
By the time the WSG is published on Wednesday, the much talked about vote on Mrs May’s Brexit deal with the disastrous backstop, will have taken place, and speculation will be replaced by reality.
MPs must, despite Mrs May’s unfounded threats, do the right thing. Hopefully they will have listened to the advice from the Attorney General, who with great clarity explained the legal position. And it is now clear the EU have ruled out an “escape clause” being added to the backstop.
The Prime minister will probably have resigned, some prima donna MPs will have walked off in a huff, and with any luck the UK will be on course to leave the EU on 29th March on WTO terms.
If on the contrary Mrs May remains in No 10, with no Plan B which she most likely planned all along, making No Brexit the only option, things could get ugly. It is possible her Plan C is to team up with the rump of the Remainers including Labour MPs, seek to extend Article 50, in the guise of “uniting to serve the national interest”, no doubt aided by Speaker Bercow, with the intention of kicking Brexit into the long grass.
As many have pointed out, why anyone considers it is acceptable to try and reverse the biggest democratic decision in our history, rather than embrace the opportunities which Independence offers, is beyond belief.