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DeanoL last won the day on July 7 2014

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  1. Plastic Bottle Ban?

    There's a difference between freedom of choice and being able to bring your own booze in though. I'd wager most people are bringing their own because of convenience/cost, not choice. I certainly find the range available at Glastonbury to be pretty damn good. Plus Eavis is on record as saying he wished people would drink less, and then they had that abrupt U-turn a few years back about how much booze you would be able to bring in.
  2. Plastic Bottle Ban?

    Yeah I phrased that wrong. I meant from that weird thing a few years Glasto clearly don’t see the “punters can bring their own booze in” as the sort sacrosanct, major selling point of the festival that many on here do. So if they figure the best way to reduce plastic waste is to also just have a straight up ban on bringing in liquids they’ll do it. And I’m sure some of the loudest voices here in support of better measures around litter and recycling at Glastonbury will be shouting the loudest against it.
  3. Plastic Bottle Ban?

    What's a reusable bottle? If I have a plastic water bottle and refill it over the weekend it's clearly not a single use bottle but it also is? There's a certain element of "be careful what you wish for" here. It seems like a really handy excuse to stop Glasto goers from bringing in their own booze at all (you can't have plastic or glass, so what are you going to keep it in?). (I know, cans, but that doesn't help when encouraging public transport too). Or maybe we'll see the option to purchase some cardboard containers for decanting with a limit of 2 litres per person or such. And yes, I to would think I was being overly paranoid were it not for the weirdness a few years back when they were talking about restrictions on how much booze you can bring in.
  4. Plastic Bottle Ban?

    Well, not until it essentially runs out. Even if you're not environmentally conscious, it'll only be fifty years or so before we're looking back in disbelief at how much we wasted such a limited resource on just packaging.
  5. Plastic Bottle Ban?

    I do find this quite weird. I mean, people do understand that plastic bottles are reusable too right? I mean not indefinitely but they will last a festival. I keep my water in a plastic bottle and refill it from the taps... I also think they will need more water points if they do this. There aren’t really many around the stalls areas. And essentially everyone who was previously buying bottled water will be joining the queues for the taps, which can already get quite bad.
  6. Michael Eavis and his social housing project

    3/10 must try harder
  7. Acts you don't "get"

    Mik Artistik
  8. Which festivals will sell out quicker next year?

    Also perhaps the fact that the main stage area at H&G wasn't big enough to fit everyone (with a legit ticket) at the festival in. Even though all the other stages stopped before the headliners.
  9. Are Tories welcome at Glastonbury

    Yeah but it's never that simple. He didn't call the referendum out of a desire to understand what the public wants. He called it because he was sure he could win it at that point in time and believed that a win for Remain would put the issue to bed for a decade or two. Whereas he was worried a few years later that Leave might actually have a chance of winning. Just like how now all the Leavers are scared to death of the idea of a second referendum as they're fairly sure they will lose it. As a democrat, are you also in favour of the equal marriage plebiscite in Australia?
  10. Are Tories welcome at Glastonbury

    You said it was a general rule for life, not just the festival so that's what I picked up on. And obviously abuse isn't okay but sometimes it is important to challenge things.
  11. Are Tories welcome at Glastonbury

    Are you by any chance, doing alright? In a position where Brexit or a Tory government might be unpleasant but isn't going to fuck up the lives of you or anyone close to you? Not a dig, and y'know, whatever gets you through the day, but I think when you adopt that approach it's important to acknowledge that it comes from a position of privilege, and it's not an option realistically open to everyone.
  12. Mr C telling a few porkies ??

    He's not broken it though. Any statement made was contingent on there being a Labour government, and there isn't one. The next manifesto will come before the next election and won't include everything in the previous one anyway.
  13. Mr C telling a few porkies ??

    And Labour have u-turned on what was implied by voting against the Tory plans to scrap all student debt! Or not. I can see what the Tories are trying to do it's just bizarre and seems somewhat counter-intuitive to me. Between this and Theresa May's request for policy ideas I don't think I've ever before seen an opposition parties manifesto remain quite so relevant six weeks after the election. By this point the opposition are normally voting to block policies that were in their own manifesto on principle and it's business as usual. It does very much feel like the Tories are still fighting an election campaign, which makes me think another election will happen sooner rather than later.
  14. Mr C telling a few porkies ??

    I am still confused by this whole student debt story to be fair. Regardless of whether you think it was a Labour pledge or not, I'm not sure how he "broke" it? Unless the Tories attempted to pass a bill eliminating all historical student debt and Labour voted against it, no policy promise has been broken. And none will be as Labour aren't in government. If there's another election it'll come with another manifesto and that'll have its own statement on tuition fees and historic debt. It's such a weird non-story for the Tories to glom on to "Hey look, Labour aren't going to eliminate student debt after all. And we still won't either!"
  15. Mr C telling a few porkies ??

    Well Corbyn was on at Glastonbury. So it's as relevant as threads discussing Radiohead etc. outside of their festival performance. What I don't get is why so many people are reading it if they're not interested.

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