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To wonder why people care more about dairy farmers than ............

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ChocLover2015 Thu 22-Jan-15 09:03:10

..coal miners when the pits closed because of cheap foreign coal?
Is it because farmers are more middle clarrsss. Have nice houses send their Dc to private schools and drive new land Rovers?

PausingFlatly Thu 22-Jan-15 09:04:03


Bit young to remember the 1985 miners' strike, are you?

KingJoffreyObviouslyWatchesHol Thu 22-Jan-15 09:04:51

I think the coal mines closing was quite a big 'thing'...

ChazsBrilliantAttitude Thu 22-Jan-15 09:05:59

I'm from South Wales and trust me - people cared about the closing of the pits.

JennyOnTheBlocks Thu 22-Jan-15 09:06:07

And the basis for your non fact is. .?

crappyday Thu 22-Jan-15 09:06:11

I know quite a few farmers. None send their kids to private schools, and they all drive ancient cars.
I want fresh milk produced in this country. Farmers are losing money for every pint they produce. I would rather pay a bit more for milk so we can have fresh milk.

MajesticWhine Thu 22-Jan-15 09:06:22

What makes you think people care more about dairy farmers / less about miners? Have I missed something?

anythingforaquietnight Thu 22-Jan-15 09:07:16

Congratulations. Have a biscuit for managing to fit so many sweeping generalisations onto two sentences.


PausingFlatly Thu 22-Jan-15 09:07:36

AIBU to wonder why people start fact-free goady threads?

Catzeyess Thu 22-Jan-15 09:07:58

Seriously? hmm

LoofahVanDross Thu 22-Jan-15 09:08:48

The closure of the coal mines was huge. There was uproar at the time.

RandomNPC Thu 22-Jan-15 09:09:47

It's possible to care about more than one thing! I've not normally got huge sympathy for farmers on the whole, but I think the dairy farmers really have a point. They're really being screwed on prices.

PetulaGordino Thu 22-Jan-15 09:09:51

Mumsnet wasn't created until the early 2000s. The only thing you can say abut this is that people didn't use social media until social media was developed confused

fredfredgeorgejnr Thu 22-Jan-15 09:09:54

If you'd left it at ..... then you'd've done well, it is odd why dairy farmers are thought of more than other groups, and it's odd that rich British people are thought of more than poor foreign ones.

But by picking a different group, then it shows you're really just shilling for a different vested interest the same as all the dairy farmers, who just have good PR at the moment.

WeirdCatLady Thu 22-Jan-15 09:10:25

ODFOD biscuit

ASunnyTiger Thu 22-Jan-15 09:11:32

This thread makes me feel young, thankyou OP grin

asmallandnoisymonkey Thu 22-Jan-15 09:11:57

Yet another raving OP. I mean, don't get me wrong, the internet is fabulous but the trouble with it is that some very odd people find their way online.

ChocLover2015 Thu 22-Jan-15 09:12:11

Well the miners and their families and those relying on the mining community for thier own income, clearly protested.Not the general public though.People weren't saying 'how can I pay more for my coal' or ' demanding to pay more for their electricity.

ChocLover2015 Thu 22-Jan-15 09:13:03

Oh and I know many dairy farmers in this area and they are far from poor.

DeliciousMonster Thu 22-Jan-15 09:14:07

The mines are closed?


26Point2Miles Thu 22-Jan-15 09:14:19

Trust me..... People did care about the miners strikes and all things coal related!!!

What evidence do you have to suggest otherwise op??

ChazsBrilliantAttitude Thu 22-Jan-15 09:15:01

Yes the general public protested. There was huge, justified, concern about the wider impact of the closure of the mines.

26Point2Miles Thu 22-Jan-15 09:15:24

Completely different scenario op

Miners worked for the mines.....dairy farmers work for themselves

LuisSuarezTeeth Thu 22-Jan-15 09:15:33

There may be some slight differences in the two situations OP

PausingFlatly Thu 22-Jan-15 09:15:40

And another hmm.

Many of the general public did protest, and there were many collections to support the miners.

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