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Big Insect
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« on: 13 January 2021, 12:38:15 PM »

Now ... I don't want this to turn into a Brexit bashing thread please (or I will shut it down myself) as the subject matter is far too serious.
But please see the message attached below and if you feel you can support this, follow the link and join the petition.
Many thanks
Mark
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Hello,

Have you seen this?
https://bit.ly/38yxvEj

Our bees are in danger. Again. The UK government has just approved use of toxic, bee-killing pesticides on fields in England. These pesticides have been shown to do serious harm to bees time and again. That means damage to a vital part of our environment, so itís down to us to make sure that these pesticides donít come back.

The UK government did ban these pesticides when we were part of the EU, but now theyíre going back on that. We were told that leaving the EU would not worsen the UKís environmental protections, but this first major decision by the UK government sends a worrying signal.

People are furious that this has been allowed to happen - and a massive petition will show the government we wonít let them get away with this. This could be what persuades them to ban these pesticides for good - and protect our bees and our ecosystem.

Will you join me and sign the petition today?
https://bit.ly/38yxvEj
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« Reply #1 on: 13 January 2021, 12:42:16 PM »

Done......Heard that on the radio a couple of days ago, and thought it was particularly 'iffy'.

Cheers - Phil
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« Reply #2 on: 13 January 2021, 12:43:09 PM »

I have already signed it - I have to say it is the kind of thing I was expecting post-Brexit.
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« Reply #3 on: 13 January 2021, 12:44:32 PM »

Also - we don't want you under threat Big Insect as apart from anything else we are sill waiting for CWC and FWC
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« Reply #4 on: 13 January 2021, 12:58:11 PM »

Done
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« Reply #5 on: 13 January 2021, 01:06:27 PM »

All signed - but are you quite sure Boris can read ?
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« Reply #6 on: 13 January 2021, 01:21:36 PM »

All signed - but are you quite sure Boris can read ?

Much like a toot from a Prussian Trumpeter blowing his Bugle outside Sparta post-Brexit  we can expect a world leading  most superb cornucopia of possible outcome for Bees and other arachnia
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« Reply #7 on: 13 January 2021, 02:07:22 PM »

Also - we don't want you under threat Big Insect as apart from anything else we are sill waiting for CWC and FWC

And the Korean War supplement ... I know ... WORK HARDER ... to quote Ian!  Grin Cowboy
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« Reply #8 on: 13 January 2021, 02:10:45 PM »

to quote Ian!  Grin Cowboy

Ok - quoted Mark's last post - it says quiet not quote in that....and it's WORK FASTER - dat be an order !!!!
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« Reply #9 on: 13 January 2021, 02:11:52 PM »

And miseriously the original as now changeth....
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« Reply #10 on: 13 January 2021, 02:34:44 PM »

Done and I hadn't realised they had changed the rules Sad. I grow plenty of bee friendly plants in our garden to try and help, as do some of our neighbours. Each little bit helps.
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« Reply #11 on: 13 January 2021, 02:50:37 PM »


Ok - quoted Mark's last post - it says quiet not quote in that....and it's WORK FASTER - dat be an order !!!!

I found this video of Techno at home and at work.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=przzsgXGDkI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=przzsgXGDkI</a>

What isn't well known is that he is on fact on 11mm tall (to the eyes).
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« Reply #12 on: 13 January 2021, 05:34:26 PM »

Done.
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« Reply #13 on: 13 January 2021, 10:31:59 PM »

According to the articles it is only approved for emergency use in certain circumstances, in order to save sugar beet crops which are losing up to 80% of their yield due to a virus (not COVID!) and is not a blanket approval, nor anything related to Brexit as the same measures have been taken in a number of EU countries also.

Nevertheless, given how vital bees and insects are to our ecology and how damaging the refined sugar industry has been to our health the trade off here seems unbalanced to future sustainability. Not to mention the impact on the wider ecosystem as they enter the water system.

There is also another petition from change.org http://chng.it/hzshSY5K8v
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« Reply #14 on: 14 January 2021, 02:33:19 AM »

Signed.
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