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    Carnation Milk etc

    Labour came to power in 1997 promising "world-class" public services. This fatuous expression tripped off Tony Blair's tongue more often than Two Jags regurgitated KFC and Carnation Milk.
    We were going to have a "world-class" transport system, "world-class" education, "world-class" hospitals, "world-class" sports facilities - "world-class" absolutely bloody everything.
    Hello! My questions are as belows. Thanks in advance!

    Q1: What does " Two Jags" mean here?

    Q2: Is " Carnation Milk" a well-known brand for milk in the UK? I fail to locate its info. via Google search.

    Q3: Why did the author choose " KFC" and "Carnation Milk" to illustrate something rather than other brands?

    Q4: By the way, when I talk about the article, what tense should I use properly? I am confused. I use past tense and present tense at random.

    Q5: I read columnists denigrated British Prime Minister publicly, for example a columnist hinted Brown was a moron in his article. I wonder whether it is allowed for them to criticize royal members publicly or not. Would they be accused if they did so?
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    Re: Carnation Milk etc

    "Two Jags" is one of the nicknames given to John Prescott, the former Deputy Prime Minister. He owned a Jaguar motor car, and also had the use of an official Jaguar because of his office.

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    Re: Carnation Milk etc

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Q2: Is " Carnation Milk" a well-known brand for milk in the UK? I fail to locate its info. via Google search.
    John Prescott confessed to having gorged himself on Carnation Milk and M&S trifle.

    hope this helps.

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    Re: Carnation Milk etc

    Hello David L. & Beascarpetta, thank you very much.


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    #5

    Re: Carnation Milk etc

    That's right! His bulimia.


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    Re: Carnation Milk etc

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post

    Q2: Is " Carnation Milk" a well-known brand for milk in the UK? I fail to locate its info. via Google search. It is canned evaporated or condensed [treated] milk, much used in those areas where fresh milk is either unobtainable or very expensive. See here: Nestlé UK - Milks And Creams

    Q5: I read columnists denigrated British Prime Minister publicly, for example a columnist hinted Brown was a moron in his article. I wonder whether it is allowed for them to criticize royal members publicly or not. Would they be accused if they did so? They will have a go at anyone, if the paper's legal deprtment thinks they will not be sued for defamation of character. The Royal Family has to suffer like everyone else.
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    Anglika, thanks for your answer. Glad to learn Western media has so much power.

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