Those Brits - they'll bet on anything! Paddy Powers - the leading high-stree bookies - has opened a book on which other countries will ban Marmite! Italy is favourite at 4-1 followed by
Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Britain is 66-1. Of course, the only winner here will be PP...
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It's been all go! A copy of the book should have been delivered today (May 27) to the bureaucrats in Copenhagen, that sparked the fun-and-games. Eager to see if I get a response. Also alerted the Danish media. Again, we'll see if any interest is generated. But if they're like 'Fleet Street' their reaction will be a very sniffy 'so what?' Also told Liz Lynne, MEP for the West Midlands - who of course represents the home of the Mighty-M - what action I've taken. But have no great expectations about stirring the marmeet pot. It's a long weekend (even in Denmark, I think - but need to check) and the last thing these people want to come thumping down on their desks is a tome about Marmite! But I bet some 'suit' in Copenhagen grabs it and sneeks it home - to entertain his family and friends this sunny weekend!
So, have done it! Just mailed a copy of Mish-Mash to the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration. Under no illusion it will change minds - but they'll get an entertaining read, as they discover that Marmite is not 'fortified'. Well just one of the vitamins (B-12) is added. The other four Vitamin Bs are found naturally in yeast-extract, ie the waste sludge from the brewing industry. Which begs the question: why, as a great brewing nation, has Denmark not produced its own version of the Mighty-M?
Boycott their bacon! Back away from their sugary pastries! Ban their beer! Send crates of the Mighty-M to your 'starving' pals in Denmark! The Danish Government has deemed Marmite ILLEGAL. I should make haste to Copenhagen and hurl copies of Mish-Mash at their silly heads.... but I should (in fact now I've thought about it I will) send one. Meanwhile catch-up on what I'm banging on about: