Bacon Ban Bahrain

Old Mar 10th 2009, 6:37 am
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Can anyone confirm if the bacon ban in Bahrain has started?

http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story...&IssueID=31355
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Originally Posted by eylesda View Post
Can anyone confirm if the bacon ban in Bahrain has started?

http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story...&IssueID=31355
That's a Sun puntastic headline right there...

"Barmy Bahrain Bans Bacon"

"The bonkers Middle East state hits back at all things Danish, cartoons and now the lovely slices of smoked pig back are banned by barmy Bedouins...

The bronzed and highlighted, Smerf Dugknuckle, 32, originally from Dagenham said "We've had it so good for years, booze, beaches and lovely rashers. How we will ever manage to recover after a huge boozy brunch and a piss up without our cherished bangers and bacon fry ups I just don't know. It's becoming like a foreign country here now"
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Was in the Gulf Hotel on Sunday. My son orders a Bacon Cheeseburger. Waitress brings out a four inch high bun with all bacon no beef..maybe they're trying to get rid of it before the ban..
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Originally Posted by heartofdarkness View Post
Was in the Gulf Hotel on Sunday. My son orders a Bacon Cheeseburger. Waitress brings out a four inch high bun with all bacon no beef..maybe they're trying to get rid of it before the ban..
that sounds GREAT!
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that sounds GREAT!
It does, doesn't it?

By the way Spugsy, there was something in the news today that Greggs profits had fallen since you've moved to Dubai:

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Bus...For_Like_Sales
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That's a Sun puntastic headline right there...

"Barmy Bahrain Bans Bacon"

"The bonkers Middle East state hits back at all things Danish, cartoons and now the lovely slices of smoked pig back are banned by barmy Bedouins...

The bronzed and highlighted, Smerf Dugknuckle, 32, originally from Dagenham said "We've had it so good for years, booze, beaches and lovely rashers. How we will ever manage to recover after a huge boozy brunch and a piss up without our cherished bangers and bacon fry ups I just don't know. It's becoming like a foreign country here now"
hahahahahaha, spot on...

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It does, doesn't it?

By the way Spugsy, there was something in the news today that Greggs profits had fallen since you've moved to Dubai:

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Bus...For_Like_Sales
I see they still made £45m though!

Cor i'd kill for a cheese and baked bean pastie right now!
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No.. just bought myself a pig!! Na.. just went to Al Osra and bought shed loads of bacon - no shortage there believe me! I can't do without my bacon & eggs on the weekend :P
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Originally Posted by eylesda View Post
Can anyone confirm if the bacon ban in Bahrain has started?

http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story...&IssueID=31355
It will never happen.

Every so often the politicos like to rattle some sabres.............. empty vessels etc...........
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Got wifey to pop into Aljazeera Budaiyah to check.
She came back with a whopping big ham so all ok so far.

Geuss whats for Friday lunch

Rumour control though have it marked down as Sunday March 15th as zero hour!
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Got wifey to pop into Aljazeera Budaiyah to check.
She came back with a whopping big ham so all ok so far.

Geuss whats for Friday lunch

Rumour control though have it marked down as Sunday March 15th as zero hour!
According to GFI, none of this has yet been ratified by the Shura Council ('Upper House'), but some proposals have been approved by MPs ("Lower House").

The article is worth reading - I'll try to find a link.................
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According to GFI, none of this has yet been ratified by the Shura Council ('Upper House'), but some proposals have been approved by MPs ("Lower House").

The article is worth reading - I'll try to find a link.................
........... nah, subscription only, but you can buy it at all good bookshops across the GCC (BHD 2, AED 20).

The article is headed "What price is worth it?". The underlying tone is that it will cause serious damage to Bahrain's economy if 'expatriate luxuries' are banned...........
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According to GFI...
Sorry for being thick, but what is the GFI?*


*Can't buy something if don't know what it is...especially not in Dubai "bookshops".....
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Sorry for being thick, but what is the GFI?*


*Can't buy something if don't know what it is...especially not in Dubai "bookshops".....
Apologies - Gulf Financial Insider. AED 20.

The March edition also explains how Peter Cooper made USD 34 million when he sold www.ameinfo.com......... good grief - who paid THAT much????

www.arabianmagazines.com
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The March edition also explains how Peter Cooper made USD 34 million when he sold www.ameinfo.com......... good grief
LOL. I actually worked on that deal, one of my first after moving here (if they are referring to the sale in early/mid 2006 and no subsequent flips).
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who paid THAT much????
A FTSE listed media company...so that's your pension fund well invested then....

PS: don't remember a Peter Cooper as one of the shareholders...there were two Danish blokes and the private equity arm of a leading Western bank....

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