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  1. "I look forward to my extra 5c a week."

    As my grandmother used to say "Don't spend it all in the same shop"

  2. We will not rely on unpredictable and fragile sources of revenue to finance permanent public spending increases….

    Higher excise duties on cigarettes and Increased enforcement and sanctions on the illegal importation and sale of cigarettes

    Someone badly needs to translate this into the Gaelic:

    • “ … unpredictable and fragile sources of revenue … “

      Right then.   So we are told all the time that higher taxes on things like tobacco, alcohol, and (now) sugar is a “wonderful way” of reducing people from smoking, drinking, scoffing sweets and Coca Cola etc.  Which, if true (snort!), surely makes those very taxes somewhat – err – “unpredictable and fragile.”  But now here they are (effectively) citing these things as “predictable” and “resilient,” which means that – err – they aren’t succeeding in reducing people’s consumption.

      So, come on, now, all you Health Zealots out there – which is it?  Because purely practically, it simply isn’t possible for it be both …

    • It was never broken [as far as I'm aware].  You have to provide a link to the picture which has to be on the Interwebs.  Otherwise I would have people storing their entire porn collection on my site.  Though that's not a bad idea……..

      • Their entire porn collection? Sounds like a winner to me, GD. 🙂

        Mostly, if I have a desire to post images, they are images I have on my hard drive which I've saved from somewhere, so it's a little annoying not to be able to use them to emphasise a post I may be making. But whatever. Your gaff, your rules. It's not a life-threatening situation. I can see it from your side too, so it doesn't really bother me.

  3. everything containing sugar will behind the big tobacco doors now. Those dirty feckers wanting a snickers bar MUST be demonised!!!!!!

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