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Old Jul 31st 2017, 9:37 pm   #1
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'Marmite amnesty' under way at London City airport
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A UK airport has declared a “Marmite amnesty” today, after the popular savoury spread was found to be the number one branded food item confiscated from passengers’ hand luggage.
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It's the only thing I've ever been caught with - I packed it in hand luggage - never thought of it being a problem 😏
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Hope ISIS don't see this :@)
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Old Aug 1st 2017, 12:28 am   #4
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It's one way of ensuring that this awful stuff leaves the UK.. hope it doesn't come here.
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Old Aug 1st 2017, 1:17 am   #5
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Hope ISIS don't see this :@)
You mean they might want to steal our delicacies?
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Old Aug 1st 2017, 2:29 am   #6
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Hang on, are they stopping it leaving the country?
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Hang on, are they stopping it leaving the country?
Size of the jar limited I believe.
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Size of the jar limited I believe.
I suppose Marmite qualifies as a liquid or gel... "sludge, delicious but otherwise unspecified" is not part of the rules for airport security-theatre, sadly.
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I'm more interested that one of the most-confiscated items is furry handcuffs.

What are these people doing on holiday?
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I'm more interested that one of the most-confiscated items is furry handcuffs.

What are these people doing on holiday?
If Brits probably handcuffing themselves to a sun lounger closest to the pool when on holiday.
British holidaymakers are the worst culprits when it comes to grabbing sunloungers early according to GERMANS | Daily Mail Online
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This is a turnaround because, for years, it was the Germans who were shamed for doing this.
It even coined an airline joke...which I'd heard was actually true...
At LHR Lufthansa was told to taxi to the holding point so BA could pass and take-off ahead.
The Lufthansa pilot asked "Why BA has priority take-off...we were first?"
The ATC controller replied "Because BA put a towel on the end of the runway!"
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This is a turnaround because, for years, it was the Germans who were shamed for doing this.
It even coined an airline joke...which I'd heard was actually true...
At LHR Lufthansa was told to taxi to the holding point so BA could pass and take-off ahead.
The Lufthansa pilot asked "Why BA has priority take-off...we were first?"
The ATC controller replied "Because BA put a towel on the end of the runway!"
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If ISIS had marmite they might not be so angry.
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It's one way of ensuring that this awful stuff leaves the UK.. hope it doesn't come here.
Too late - the brown deliciousness is freely available at Superstore
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Let's face it, it's fake news.
Who thinks that Marmite's tasty? Marmite is in fact awful.
I use it to get rid of moles. Where all else fails, a small teaspoonful smeared onto a mole hill and the mole gets the message and ravages next door's garden instead.
It's also wonderful for persuading cats who like to think that my flowerbed is their favourite place to crap. Forget pepper spray and levelling that faithful M16 at 6 inches, a Marmite jar placed near the offending spot is simply enough to put the cat's nose out of joint.
And those pesky bears. Pin a copy of an order you've placed for Marmite to your bin and you'll not be pestered by bears ever again.
You have to accept it that only the animal world appreciates the true taste of Marmite.
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