Tag Archive for 'Farmers'

Naked ambition

I have a confession to make. If you were at the Farmers Club lunch in London yesterday listening to me speak, in my head you were starkers. Yep, that’s right – completely nakey. Even the tablecloth didn’t spare your blushes. Imagining your audience is naked is one of those age-old tips that’s always bandied about […]

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The funny side of farming

I managed to hold it together until the stereo started blaring out “Where’s your sausage gone?” to the tune of ‘Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep’. It was at that point – stood outside Downing Street in front of a 16ft, shiny, hovering sausage – that I collapsed onto the floor in hysterical laughter. You have to […]

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They’re not clones, okay?

If I read one more headline about cloned cows being in the food chain, I think I’m going to scream. Let’s get this straight, people. You haven’t eaten a clone. You haven’t drunk the milk produced by a cloned cow. Even if you had, it wouldn’t kill you, cause you to grow an extra arm […]

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Just call me Miss Eccentricity

So Gordon Brown’s the ‘worst Prime Minister ever’, according to Manish Sood, a prospective Labour MP from Norwich. If Mr Sood hadn’t realised before, he’s now learning that slating your prospective boss like that isn’t the way to make friends and get ahead. Yes, he might have endeared himself to a few voters in his […]

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Say it like you mean it

The Rural Payments Agency has been featuring more than usual in the pages of Farmers Weekly over the last few weeks thanks, once again, to its disastrous handling of the single farm payment (farm subsidies, for those outside the EU) and mapping updates. I find writing about the RPA is the only time us FW […]

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*Childish snigger*

Just been sent a press release from the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers. I assume an ‘e’ is missing from somewhere in this sentence: Share: Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Tell a […]

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Some badger to love

Brian May’s back. Fan’s of my last post on the hirsute, badger-loving rocker’s anti-cull campaign will be distraught to know I haven’t got any quality puns this time. Sorry, Steve. I have, however, got this brilliant photo of the Queen guitarist having a debate with some Welsh dairy farmers about how best to tackle bovine […]

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Britain’s sexiest spokespeople

Guess who came to Farmers Weekly Towers today? That’s right, only Britain’s sexiest farmers. After all the excitement of the Facebook fan groups, the radio and newspaper campaigns and the unfortunate drama of the rigged voting, it was quite odd to see them in the flesh. What am I saying – odd? It was bloomin’ […]

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Throwing insults to spread the message

I was in Birmingham today,  the (current) home of Cadbury’s chocolate, one of my favourite modern buildings in the country: and the location of this year’s Soil Association conference. There’s been a few articles in the press over the past few days accusing the organic lobby of being elitist and expensive, so to counter the […]

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