Timmy ElsewhereJuly 3, 2016 Tim WorstallTimmy Elsewhere14 CommentsRadio 4 Food Programme. About 17.30 in. previousBehold the intellectual power of the Labour Front BenchnextThere’s stupid and then there’s Ritchie 14 thoughts on “Timmy Elsewhere” Andrew M July 3, 2016 at 2:07 pm Well said. I couldn’t believe Professor Tim Lang claiming we couldn’t import food from Africa because “I though Africa had a problem and it needed to feed itself?” Ah, that would be Professor Tim Lang of City University. That institution really knows how to choose them. You could do with a better microphone though. The audio lacked bass tones. Tim Worstall July 3, 2016 at 2:10 pm Yeah. just the microphone on hte laptop. Johnnydub July 3, 2016 at 2:11 pm Christ on a bike Tim.. you were competing with a hell of a lot of bedwetters there… MyBurningEars July 3, 2016 at 2:16 pm I think tariffs on imports from Africa are a moral evil. People who believe in an autarkic Africa are not doing that continent a favour at all. Anon July 3, 2016 at 2:43 pm Let me just check this, in case I’m going completely stark raving fucking mad: Tim Lang thinks people are going to sell food for money and starve rather than eating it? That’s what he’s saying? And just to back up a point: I think a lot of Remain people simply DO NOT understand the point about trade being with Jacques or Joachim. I had arguments with people about “trade deals” and realised that they thought trade happened because of them, rather than them creating restrictions. Gareth Too July 3, 2016 at 3:00 pm Bedwetters doesn’t quite cover it, from the tone of these people you’d think we were about to do decimatus. Gareth Too July 3, 2016 at 3:03 pm Damn you Tim! Damn You! I knew I hadn’t listened to the Beeb for years for a reason! Feel dirty now listening to a wall of whinge like that. 123 July 3, 2016 at 4:29 pm The Remainers are starting to spread this meme that unilateral free trade is “a dangerous fantasy”. It appears to have come from Martin Wolf’s critique of Patrick Minford’s research suggesting an increase in GDP of 3-4%, rather than a shrinking of the economy which has become the received wisdom. How is it that the Remainders are able to dismiss this research so glibly, and shouldn’t Minford et al and the so-called Economists for Brexit start being a bit more proactive now? As our host points out, unilateral free trade doesn’t really require any “negotiation”, it just does what it says on the tin. BlokeInBrum July 3, 2016 at 6:02 pm Hi Tim, if you’re doing a lot of these sorts of things over the internet, then you might consider getting a better microphone. Apparently quite a few vloggers highly recommend the ‘blue yeti’ range. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Blue-Microphones-Snowball-iCE-Microphone/dp/B006DIA77E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1467565041&sr=8-1&keywords=yeti+snowball Rob July 3, 2016 at 6:22 pm “Tim Lang of City University.” So the count of those we are aware of: that woman who lied to fuck up the career of that famous scientist, this chap, Murphy. What a fucking shower. Imagine being a real academic working at that place. Alex Cull July 3, 2016 at 6:41 pm There’s a partial transcript of the programme here: http://tinyurl.com/h96pqxx mikef July 3, 2016 at 7:11 pm “What a fucking shower. Imagine being a real academic working at that place.” Are there any? Street Sparrow July 3, 2016 at 8:51 pm I am rather ashamed of my alma mater. In my mitigation I did engineering and had nothing to do with the dismal sciences. Soarer July 4, 2016 at 8:53 am There’s a collector’s item – someone (Timmy) talking sense on a BBC programme. I feel dirty for another reason – Tim Lang is a friend of a friend – I think I may even have met him and shaken his hand. Clever people can be all kinds of stupid, can’t they? Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.