Whitehall's egg and bacon divide

  peter99co 22:05 26 Nov 2008
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At prime minister's questions last month, Labour MP Ian Cawsey called on Gordon Brown to ensure the government procured more bacon and pork from British pig farmers, asking: "Will he ensure that procurement supports British farmers? If the government do not stand up for them, why should anybody else?"

Mr Brown replied: "I thank my honourable friend for campaigning on behalf of that industry. Everybody knows that British bacon is best."

But a report shows the Cabinet Office does not buy any British bacon for No 10 staff.

  Grey Goo 22:24 26 Nov 2008

Too busy eating smoked salmon rather than smoked hog.

  Grey Goo 22:25 26 Nov 2008

Also some non Christian religions would be greatly offended by a bacon butty.

  dagbladet 22:39 26 Nov 2008

"Also some non Christian religions would be greatly offended by a bacon butty."

What?

  Switcher 23:01 26 Nov 2008

With the introduction of the Pattern 1853 Enfield Rifle. The rumour spread that its cartridges were greased with pig and cow fat, thus offending both Moslems and Hindus. This was one of the contributory factors to the Indian Mutiny.

If the cabinet office were to be forced to give up their salmon for bacon their might be a Cabinet Office Mutiny. Not on religious grounds of course.

  tullie 00:59 27 Nov 2008

Im not offended by what other religeons eat,why should they

  laurie53 08:06 27 Nov 2008

In my neck of the woods smoked salmon is cheaper than smoked bacon.

Perhaps you should check out your local supermarkets!

  €dstowe 08:44 27 Nov 2008

Smoked salmon, soft scrambled eggs and wholemeal toast - Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

- and a cup of strong tea.

  Grey Goo 09:44 27 Nov 2008

Go shopping and ask for Halal or Kosher Pork and see the reaction.

  dagbladet 12:24 27 Nov 2008

"Go shopping and ask for Halal or Kosher Pork and see the reaction."

Why would anyone want to do that?

  sunnystaines 13:21 27 Nov 2008

in the days before bacon butties it was water cress butties for the working class.

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