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'Liberal' Democrats - doncha just love 'em?

A press release from Caroline Pidgeon, London Assembly Member (via the top up vote, natch), hot off the wire:

"Caroline Pidgeon...is calling on all major retailers to re-consider their “buy one, get one free” offers on fireworks. Caroline says: “I think it’s really irresponsible of these large, high street names to be selling fireworks in this way. Of course there’s legislation in place to hopefully stop children buying them but marketing them like this and selling them so cheaply is surely asking for trouble.”

Left it a bit late, hasn't she? I also wonder why she is only concerned by large / major retailers. Doubtless selling at half-price would be A-OK.....

I look forward to her slamming BOGOF drink, food etc merchants too.

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Anonymous Jonathan & Russell said... 4:50 pm

It should be buy a firework, get a free beer. That'd show 'em.

Is our host aware that in the upcoming NZ/Aotearoa election there'll be a Bill & Ben party? Sadly the Wizard of New Zealand (seems there's only one) won't be standing for the Imperial British Conservative Party.  



Anonymous Geoff said... 7:14 pm

As a random thought, a litre bottle of Bombay Sapphire gin here in Gib costs £6.

The absence of punitive taxation is a marvellous thing. Genuine question because I've not been there for 10 years or so - how much would it cost in the UK now?  



Blogger Croydonian said... 10:56 am

J&R - Now there's a thought. Does the B&B Party have much of a platform. Long-suffering Ma Croydonian was able to translate the language of the Flower Pot men in real time as humble interlocutor had a similar way with words, or rather sounds, apparently.

Geoff - That made me wince. I would think that it would be the thick end of £20 for a litre, as 70cl bottles of premium spirits are £15 plus.  



Blogger James Higham said... 3:47 pm

What type of English does Caroline speak?  



Blogger Croydonian said... 6:17 pm

Ho ho.  



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