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Re: Essex idiot?

Post by planteria » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:46 am

blythburgh wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:12 am
In a vox pop bit about Brexit one man in Essex said he wanted to leave the EU because it was so good in the 1970's and he wanted to go back to those days.
i love the media portrayal of leavers being old-fashioned, racist, 'little Englanders', harking back to yesteryear :mrgreen:. most people i know voted leave, for pretty much exactly the opposite motivations.
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Re: Essex idiot?

Post by blythburgh » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:48 am

planteria wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:46 am
blythburgh wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:12 am
In a vox pop bit about Brexit one man in Essex said he wanted to leave the EU because it was so good in the 1970's and he wanted to go back to those days.
i love the media portrayal of leavers being old-fashioned, racist, 'little Englanders', harking back to yesteryear :mrgreen:. most people i know voted leave, for pretty much exactly the opposite motivations.
The only people I personally know who voted leave did so for at least some of those reasons.

A friend living in a Council House flat said for the first time in his life he had a poster supporting "the opposition" in the view of those around him and was verbally abused and even threatened. He had never had any problems in the past including where he lived. People around him who he knew never vote in any election were actively pushing the Leave campaign using very racist language.

But I am sure planteria is correct not everyone voted leave for the reason he has listed
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Re: Essex idiot?

Post by blythburgh » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:52 am

Boro Boy wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:15 am
blythburgh wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:02 am
Boro Boy wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:01 am
Essex has the very best jam... A little trip to the café at the Wilkin & Sons factory in Tiptree (recommended) and I'm sure you would be saying the same... :)

Also see: https://www.tiptree.com

You'd be an idiot not to go there...! ;)

You have not tried Fruits of Suffolk obviously
You obviously have a geographical issue; I thought we were talking about Essex otherwise I'd be telling you about a trip to Dundee...
I agree with you about Tiptree jam, and Dundee makes wonderful marmalade. But I do agree with macliam on jam and wish I could go try what he is talking about. But I live in Suffolk so have to give the county praise.

Which jam do I eat? Sadly none, the waistline must be reduced and as I cannot walk miles like my sister in law it has to be less food if you are not as active as you wish you could be
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Re: Essex idiot?

Post by blythburgh » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:47 am

planteria wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:46 am
blythburgh wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:12 am
In a vox pop bit about Brexit one man in Essex said he wanted to leave the EU because it was so good in the 1970's and he wanted to go back to those days.
i love the media portrayal of leavers being old-fashioned, racist, 'little Englanders', harking back to yesteryear :mrgreen:. most people i know voted leave, for pretty much exactly the opposite motivations.
Maybe they chose their newspaper because it tells them what they want to hear as it echoes their views or it has formed their views on the EU is a moot point. But the only people I know who voted leave are readers of The Daily Mail. And for years they have been fed a "suits the editors Brexiteer views" of the EU.

I can remember so many times The Sun heard that one MEP says something that all the other MEP's find laughable and ignore and then turn it into a big the EU wants to stop us .... of force us to ...

And too many people actually believed that .... was an actual threat to our way of life or eating.
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Re: Essex idiot?

Post by Boro Boy » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:49 am

The power of the press?
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