Right or Wrong

Discussion in 'Just Talk' started by Isitreally, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member

    To ban this advert.

    Personally i think it should be aired and our Children should learn what we are doing to our planet for our own ends (greed).
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  2. Harry Stottle

    Harry Stottle Active Member

    What numb head banned it? A totally harmless advertisement. I heard on Radio 4 this morning that it was judged "too political", what nonsense. I agree with you ISR, everyone should know about what's going on and also the stupid notion that wood pulp from America to burn at Drax is enviro friendly.
  3. candoabitofmoststuff

    candoabitofmoststuff Active Member

    I tell you what...
    We've been trying to avoid palm oil for this very reason for some time now.
    I didn't know about this until now... so I think Iceland is beckoning for at least some of our shopping now!

  4. Allsorts

    Allsorts Well-Known Member

    Right or wrong?

    I think the consensus on here is that it's morally right - and i have no personal issue with that - but there are regs in place to control political advertising masquerading as something else, and it looks as tho' - for now at least - this ad has fallen foul of that reg.

    I understand the issue is that this 'commercial' ad is known to be supportive of a political organisation (Greenpeace), so breaches these rules.
  5. Allsorts

    Allsorts Well-Known Member

    Notice how I haven't mentioned the irony of B*****?

    The ex-EU UK will scrape any gawd-damned immoral barrel to get a trade deal with anybody should we Leave 'hard'.

    Palm oil? Is there money to be made?!!!!

    You couldn't make these threads up.
  6. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member

    Allsorts said

    You couldn't make these threads up.

    But you do, don't you.

    As for things being banned, you should be banned from talking about Brexit on every bloody thread. :mad:
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  7. masterdiy

    masterdiy Active Member

    or maybe some Muppet sitting in the eu white elephant building, trying to earn his keep.
  8. Allsorts

    Allsorts Well-Known Member

  9. retiredsparks

    retiredsparks Well-Known Member

    Largest island in the world.
    To turn the discussion slightly.
    Which products can we import that have no negative effect on the original producers people or environment.
  10. Allsorts

    Allsorts Well-Known Member

    'Make up' threads?


    As in inventing issues that don't exist?

    Nope. Never.
  11. Allsorts

    Allsorts Well-Known Member

    Good point, RS - Palm Oil is GOOD TO GO!
  12. longboat

    longboat Well-Known Member

  13. HarDeBloodyHarHar

    HarDeBloodyHarHar Active Member

  14. longboat

    longboat Well-Known Member

    Sick, deranged, deluded?
    I'd say all of the above.
    He could be right though......... perhaps leaving the, EU, will see Great Britain slip back into the despotic period it endured before joining the, EU which was filled with fascist ideology and dictatorial governance?
    The bad old days.
    Do we want to go back to that?
  15. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    I can't be sure if you're trying to be ironic, had a change of heart or have no idea of British history.
  16. Allsorts

    Allsorts Well-Known Member

    Nah, he is doing Trumpian technique 1 or is it 2? Call others for what they, themselves, are.

    (I really must write that thread...)
  17. Allsorts

    Allsorts Well-Known Member

    Yoor illiterate.

    Mr Ha.
  18. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    What was the answer?
  19. btiw2

    btiw2 Well-Known Member

    Err isn’t that how the free market is supposed to work?

    If consumers think that not killing engaged species is important, then there’s a profit to be made by meeting that need.

    I don’t know which rock you’ve been living under, but that’s marketing. It’s also probably slightly less cynical/false marketing than most other marketing. Buying from Iceland may protect a few acres - whereas buying my shoes from Nike won’t make me an athlete.

    ...likewise for the EU. If voters care about environmental destruction then shouldn’t they enact policies to combat it (or at least appear to)? You call it virtue signalling. Fine. But virtue signalling IS politics (for a given value of virtue).
  20. Bob Rathbone

    Bob Rathbone Well-Known Member

    The 'free market' does not give a **** about the world and the environment, the term 'Free Market ' is just a euphemism for greed and excess. This advert should be shown in Schools, I will send it to my son, I know he will show it to my grandchildren. Harry Stottle, It is not a 'harmless ad' it is powerful and encapsulates all that is wrong, give it the credit that you were trying to. We cannot change the world, but our children and grandchildren will, for better or for worse. Let's hope it is the former.
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