Brexit food supply fears grow: 'It's too late, baby'
08/12/2020 | news | business | 2,126
The industry tells MPs it has not had enough time to prepare for the end of the Brexit transition period.
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08/12/2020 14:39:12 225 74
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Stop trying to force panic buying.

Then follow up with stories about people panic buying.
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W1A
08/12/2020 14:41:09 151 177
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BBC`s last throw of the dice as it will all be done and dusted very soon....
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08/12/2020 14:43:13 21 18
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Says the person who probably, even now, is in the car and off to the nearest Tesco.
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08/12/2020 14:43:45 17 0
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Wonder where getting in a few prudent extras becomes panic buying?
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08/12/2020 14:50:03 4 0
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I'm going to panic buy right now Flapmode.
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08/12/2020 15:23:32 9 2
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Stop reporting the news! People might do something silly if they're given information!

We demand to be kept in the dark!
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08/12/2020 15:27:10 9 3
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Telling the truth about the effects on the UK's supply chain is not "forcing panic buying". It's just being honest
08/12/2020 19:49:27 0 2
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4 years they have had to prepare. 4 years. How much time do they need exactly? Prepare for all eventualities... Storm in a tea cup. Food shortages my arse.
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08/12/2020 14:40:26 17 20
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here we go agan Brussels broadcasting corp , another empty shelves picture , just before xmas , cue the panic buyers yet again ,
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08/12/2020 14:41:34 6 6
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Wise up!
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08/12/2020 14:40:27 17 14
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Here come the panic-mongers again.
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08/12/2020 14:41:21 7 6
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Wise up!
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08/12/2020 14:43:03 1 2
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Yes we call it project reality, Brexit the gift that just keeps giving!
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08/12/2020 14:53:14 1 1
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No panic, we're just going to have to pay a high price for something I don't understand, can someone explain to me the benefits of Brexit, even Farage and Rees Mogg have said we will be worse off economically. Also I prefer Merkel to Boris
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08/12/2020 14:40:46 520 121
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Yes, but all totally worth it for the benefits, which of course are..... erm....
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08/12/2020 14:46:29 298 55
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Blue passports!
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08/12/2020 16:08:29 7 3
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Banning the transport of live animals for slaughter.
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08/12/2020 16:14:41 17 4
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... not being part of the same club as those snail eating, sausage waving, cheese munching, spaghetti twirling foreigners - that's what Brexit's really about and we all know it!
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08/12/2020 16:15:50 2 23
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cheaper food once the silly EU tariffs are removed
08/12/2020 16:21:41 21 1
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"sovrenty and getting are cuntry back" - wasnt that what brexiters told us ?
08/12/2020 17:03:50 4 1
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FISH !
08/12/2020 17:06:57 8 2
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Benefits of Brexit?
Dodgy off-shore tax havens!!
And smuggling through freeports!!
And more expensive food!!
And additional costs to UK business!!
Yay!!!!!
08/12/2020 18:18:26 0 6
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Just reading Remoaners endless rants make it all worthwhile let alone not being under the EU thumb.
Remoaner pain brings such joy.
09/12/2020 02:48:44 1 0
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Sovereignty!! Whatever that actually IS in reality, the truth being that if a country wishes to trade with another on a regular basis, compromises must be made. The bunch of failed journalists, historians, fireplace salesmen and career ‘advisors’ in charge of the country have shown a breathtaking lack of understanding of this situation as they did with Covid.
09/12/2020 07:49:56 0 1
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Off you pop go the beloved EU if you don't like. Too many against it. Support it or leave it's that simple, many didn't want it, but it's here so we need to deal with it
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08/12/2020 14:40:27 17 14
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Here come the panic-mongers again.
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08/12/2020 14:41:21 7 6
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Wise up!
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08/12/2020 14:40:26 17 20
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here we go agan Brussels broadcasting corp , another empty shelves picture , just before xmas , cue the panic buyers yet again ,
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08/12/2020 14:41:34 6 6
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Wise up!
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W1A
08/12/2020 14:39:42 150 22
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Meanwhile uk farmers are wondering who to sell their food to....
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08/12/2020 14:44:12 146 50
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what food? Between covid and shortage of migrant workers a lot of crops have been lost.
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08/12/2020 15:22:03 9 3
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If I go to my local Asda I can get New Zealand lamb (well that's not EU) I can't get British lamb. I can get German pork and Danish bacon No British pork or bacon and yet I live close to some enormous pig farms and Wales and North Yorkshire to name a few are heaving with sheep. Scotland grows potatoes like they are going out of fashion and I've not mentioned Lincolnshire.
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08/12/2020 15:55:24 7 1
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Yeah tariffs are going to screw them over. Unfortunately life isn't so simple as us growing what we consume........
08/12/2020 17:04:18 3 1
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Do you know what food we produce in the UK? Our farm's orange, lemon and tangerine crop, banana crop, rice crop, tea crop and coffee crop failed completely this year!
08/12/2020 18:02:05 4 1
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Rather a lot of them will not be farming much longer.
The replacement subsidies for cattle & sheep farmers are apparently not remotely anywhere near the current EU subs.
So get prepared to pay up to eat meat or there won't be any to buy !
Brexit the land of milk n honey appears to actually be the land of bread and dripping.
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08/12/2020 14:41:52 13 25
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Standard Project fear story from the Brussels Broadcasting Corp.

Shameful
Were you dropped on your head at birth? Or did your dad touch you in the shower? Removed
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08/12/2020 14:44:31 2 3
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Standard Project complacent from the chippy Brexitear
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08/12/2020 14:51:24 1 3
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You are indeed, oh plus selfish, all the jobs going because people are frightened of foreign people, grow up.
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08/12/2020 14:41:55 361 66
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Food shortages have always led to inflation & always hits the poor hardest. If anyone thinks that our current govt are going to look after the poor (seriously - check their record for the last 10+ years on slashing public service funds while lining the pockets of their mates) think again.

Metaphorically they've been feeding us regular BS all this time which many seem happy to lap up. Good luck
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08/12/2020 15:39:17 87 50
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So doubling the amount you can earn before paying tax is NOT helping the poor. £6475 for 2010/11, £12500 for 2020/21 basically a £1205 tax break for everyone. If I was on the breadline, £1205 would mean a lot to me. The rich won't even notice that amount.
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08/12/2020 15:39:54 16 0
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A lot of companies have a lot riding on keeping food supplies going, but the price of making contingency arrangments, holding stocks, and coping with disruption will be passed straight on to the purchaser. Inflation is guaranteed
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08/12/2020 16:11:49 3 12
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Do you ever think of doing something different your ignorant bile is becoming boring
08/12/2020 16:36:07 4 12
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Wow! just goes to show the Ravings of the left mean machine again. You will notice HYS has not taken it off!!
08/12/2020 19:03:57 0 1
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Who are "their mates" and by what mechanism are "their mates" having their "pockets lined". I think we all would like to know please.
09/12/2020 14:59:28 0 0
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Tories and their record in looking after the poor? It's an absolute horror story but that's how their core vote like it. Caring for the poor, prisoners, disabled, unemployed/underemployed, homeless is not considered a vote winning strategy. The Tories really get selfishness and target the selfish vote - every time.
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MVP
08/12/2020 14:41:59 630 188
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So it wasn't Project Fear after all

It is stark reality
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08/12/2020 14:46:37 138 375
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By your standards so is the bogey man - he's said to be coming - just no-ones seen him.
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W1A
08/12/2020 14:51:44 18 17
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Nearly there, stark bbc reality....
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08/12/2020 15:02:00 23 65
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No it isn't. Shelves are still full today.
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08/12/2020 15:08:17 32 34
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No not reality, they are talking possibilities, projections, worst case scenarios etc

Reality is when it actually happens

Meanwhile buried at the bottom of the article is the reality that the banks didn't relocate to Europe after all. This was an often repeated assertion of the remain campaign in 2016.
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08/12/2020 15:10:17 4 26
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On the contrary, I suppose you still believe in the bogeyman
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08/12/2020 15:20:21 26 4
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the reality being it hasn't happened yet
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Kk5
08/12/2020 15:22:17 23 3
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So, does anyone know what we need to start panic buying before the shelves get emptied!
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08/12/2020 15:25:03 22 5
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So why did you and so many more vote for this???
Unbelievable, you cannot have your cake and eat it.
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08/12/2020 15:29:15 3 7
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You have been waiting for this. Have you? Grow your own potato man.
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08/12/2020 15:32:06 4 26
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nope , its more project fear from the new ministry of truth , BBC
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08/12/2020 15:35:43 2 15
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What a load of rubbish.
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08/12/2020 15:40:18 14 4
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Bozo will have spent all week bending over, getting in some practice to what he will be doing for every demand that the EU has.

He has no cards left now trump has gone
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08/12/2020 15:41:23 3 13
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No it's still project fear. The UK controls tariffs and borders for goods coming into the UK, this article is claiming that UK customs will be doing a jobsworth attempt while supermarket shelves are empty.
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W1A
08/12/2020 15:54:12 2 13
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Crickey! I had better buy some new glasses! I thought my supermarkets shelves were rammed today but you say they are empty....
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08/12/2020 15:58:39 4 11
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A curious comment considering that it hasn't happened. I think you and the 238 up voters need to look at the definition of reality. You were all getting windy before we left the EU too, but nothing happened, well apart from the best unemployment figures for 40 years...before Covid. Maybe luck will be on your side this time and you might get something right. I'm guessing not though.
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08/12/2020 16:00:49 1 11
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yup the boogy man and project fear all coming to head and just before Christmas when families over buy in food, end up throwing it away, then comes the doom and gloom of the press and others.

If their going to be a shortage, then the EU producers might end up going into administration as not selling what they sell now to the UK

Grow up you scaremongers, as for the BBC, becaming gutter press now
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08/12/2020 16:14:16 3 1
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Media have been so woefully slow in minimally acknowledging Brexit reality (what WILL happen whether or not there is a deal), the only rational conclusion is that Whitehall reinstated MI7 (censorship and propaganda) early in 2020.
08/12/2020 16:21:29 2 3
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How can it be reality if it hasn't happened?

We have had 4 years of "could" and "may". WE had predictions of mass unemployment, a house price crash and a prolonged recession if we voted leave (nothing to do with a deal).

So yes, it is Project Fear.
08/12/2020 16:25:24 4 7
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No, it's still project fear. We're not going to stop importing food just because the EU are cross with us and don't want to be our friend any more.

What might create empty shelves, however, is the panic buying that irresponsible scaremongering like this might trigger. It's long past time the BBC and other media outlets started showing a bit more responsibility about this.
08/12/2020 16:30:45 2 5
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Remainers - the gift that keeps on giving. Have another losers march.
08/12/2020 16:44:34 2 4
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So is the burocratic money pit called the EU. Its failing and going to take all its member states with it. All those that dont leave that is. There will be more to come in 2021.
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08/12/2020 14:40:52 31 25
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WOULD YOU BELEIVE IT??

As if Brexit hasn't caused enough misery, now we won't be able to eat any damn lunch.

I really do want brexit voters to stare in the mirror and BE HONEST.

YOU were CONNED by the leave campaign

FARAGE IS GONE

UKIP HAS NO MEMBERS

THIS was all just a CON!!!!!!!!

AND I WONT BE ABLE TO EAT DINNER, I'M SO ANGRY OVER THIS.
Perhaps you can use the tinfoil you were going to use on your turkey to make some sort of hat? Removed
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08/12/2020 14:49:32 3 5
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Thank you for telling the truth. Brexiteers were sold a pup because they saw a car or a van in their town with a P or a H on the back along with strange number plates and they couldn't cope. The country thinks its a big player and we are a little island in the North Atlantic with reducing influence. Why have we been hit harder by Covid than other countries? Its because we are poor to average
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W1A
08/12/2020 14:50:13 6 2
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Calm down dearie! It`s only the bbc`s daily anti brexit scare story, it`s not real. You might want a new keyboard, your caps lock seems to be sticking on, have a nice day...
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08/12/2020 14:58:32 5 1
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Your caps lock key appears to be sticking a lot.

Or are you simply 12 years old?
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08/12/2020 15:02:13 6 2
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Calm down! It's no big deal, just an escape from the parasitic control of the UK by Brussels.
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08/12/2020 14:41:05 386 116
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Another project fear thing being shown to be project reality.
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08/12/2020 14:45:50 295 160
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Oh please stop, you're either naive or bigoted. Bexit was a stupid idea and every economist, business analyst and government impact research shows it to be. To what end, all the loss and no gain, stupid, stupid stupid
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08/12/2020 14:56:11 19 31
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So, when there are no shortages I assume you will agree that Project Fear was just that, another EU lie. I look forward to reading a HYS where you agree that Brexit was a good thing!
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08/12/2020 15:03:30 6 1
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Do you understand the meaning of the word reality?

Seems not.
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08/12/2020 15:05:20 10 4
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Trucks are already queing back from Calais to almost reach the border of Belgium! Pmsl!!
09/12/2020 00:16:54 0 0
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Well if it actually happens of course - there is no reality yet until the 1st January :-)
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08/12/2020 14:39:12 225 74
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Stop trying to force panic buying.

Then follow up with stories about people panic buying.
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W1A
08/12/2020 14:41:09 151 177
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BBC`s last throw of the dice as it will all be done and dusted very soon....
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08/12/2020 14:47:27 36 9
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You must be joking. The impacts of Brexit are just beginning and they will run for years.
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08/12/2020 14:56:52 23 11
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It will never be done and dusted until the day the UK (or what is left) rejoins
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08/12/2020 15:01:30 5 2
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What would that be then our economy?
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08/12/2020 15:10:05 17 8
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No it won't. The problems and general decline of the UK brought about by Brexit will be with us for, well, until we re-join I guess.
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08/12/2020 15:35:10 2 8
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BBC's last throw of the dice before it looses the license fee.
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08/12/2020 16:09:50 2 0
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"iTs AlL tHe BbC's fAuLt."
08/12/2020 16:22:03 1 2
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By that do you mean they will start producing straightforward news, no spin, then there own project fear of so many redundancies they told us were to happen within weeks never happened, no one to my knowledge furloughed even though still putting same years old crap on all day long.
08/12/2020 16:46:00 0 0
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Spot on.
08/12/2020 17:14:06 1 1
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This was Boomers Last Hurrah, as they will be done and dusted very soon
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08/12/2020 14:42:17 213 53
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Last minute government does not work. You would have thought the experience of Covid would have taught the Posh Boys that lesson.

These are the supply chains guys speaking truth to power.

The brown stuff will still hit the fan even if this is resolved yesterday.
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08/12/2020 14:47:05 64 216
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If that is the case the suppliers should have prepared for the worst case. It is always easier to blame someone else. However less imported goods can only be a good outcome.
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08/12/2020 15:40:50 1 0
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Posh boys? They are down $hit
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08/12/2020 14:42:19 138 18
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To be fair most of us could probably lose a bit of weight
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08/12/2020 14:45:20 125 7
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Fear not long life cakes and crisps can ultimately be stocked. Fruit and veg on the other hand may get trickier.
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08/12/2020 14:46:07 7 4
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speak for yourself fatso
08/12/2020 17:58:33 0 0
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Speak for yourself fatboy.
09/12/2020 11:17:45 1 0
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Yip and we're about to lose more
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08/12/2020 14:42:26 24 23
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Headline should be: "Fears of food supply disruption growing, as media whips up fear"
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CEP
08/12/2020 14:44:27 6 6
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watch you post isn't taken down for telling the truth!! lol
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08/12/2020 14:54:41 0 0
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yes, it's the media isnt it, donald?
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08/12/2020 14:42:39 8 8
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Thank goodness for another HYS on Brexit. Another chance for bigoted people to throw hate and abuse at each other (ironically acting like the politicians they claim to despise).
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08/12/2020 14:59:09 0 0
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Agreed. Can I drop both sides off a cliff and get on with my life?
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08/12/2020 14:42:43 20 23
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BBC should be ashamed for giving this scare-mongering any publicity.
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08/12/2020 14:47:46 5 4
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A typical deluded Brexiter in denial..
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08/12/2020 14:54:06 0 0
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yes donald
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08/12/2020 14:57:43 0 0
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Brexiteers should be ashamed for flushing this country down the pan.
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08/12/2020 15:05:16 1 0
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Man up brexiteers and take responsibility for your ill thought out Putin sponsored actions.
You and you alone own this brexit disaster and all its' fall out.
It is the biggest act of self harm by a nation since the Germans elected Hitler.
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08/12/2020 14:42:49 34 31
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You tried flogging this story two years.
Guess what , we've not had a shortage of anything.
Although it appears that you're causing the unwanted fear

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44960293
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08/12/2020 14:45:07 14 13
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Heavens not MoRE fake news from the BBC? Can you get around the guidelines by putting COULD in the sentence?
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08/12/2020 14:46:44 5 0
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we haven't had a shortage yet because we haven't reached a hard brexit yet
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wgc
08/12/2020 14:47:17 2 0
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We haven't left the single market yet and the article you refer to is about the impact of a no-deal Brexit.
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08/12/2020 14:47:34 6 0
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Have you actually read this article. These are experts in their areas of business giving evidence to Parliament . The BBC is just reporting what was said. If you don’t like it don’t read it, but don’t try to imply this is scare tactics or suggest the news be sensored, stick your head in the sand if you wish, that’s your personal choice
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08/12/2020 14:49:29 2 0
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We've had shortages of pretty much everything thanks to Covid! You'd have to have lived under a rock to have not seen that

And the whole point of these stories is that the shortages don't occur until Jan 1st 2021, as they make clear in every article
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08/12/2020 14:52:31 0 0
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Nobody said we would have shortages two years ago, but it is inevitable now
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08/12/2020 14:56:42 1 0
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Not your disastrous Brexit then?
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CEP
08/12/2020 14:42:55 14 18
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Want negative news then pay a license fee and listen to the BBC ... why or why do they keep posting this crap
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08/12/2020 14:56:02 2 3
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To try and penetrate your thick skulls.
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08/12/2020 14:42:57 260 92
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You'll be able to go on holiday to Spain soon and see what fresh fruit looks like.

Brexit = Disater.
Johnson = Bigger disaster.
bore Removed
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08/12/2020 14:58:57 5 9
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I thought we could not travel to the EU now we have exited?

What is a "Disater" please?
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08/12/2020 14:58:58 4 1
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Lovely fresh stuff down here in the Canaries....
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08/12/2020 14:59:11 2 3
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Itllbeme= Total disaster
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08/12/2020 15:02:26 10 19
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Nah. I concede that it's quite possibly that there might be some short term disruption to supply chains. But if you don't want to see fresh fruit for 20 years, I would recommend living in a socialist planned economy (you know, like the one Corbyn was planning for the UK). They are the gold medal winners when it comes to bare supermarket shelves.
08/12/2020 16:34:22 1 3
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Have a look in supermarkets. Fruit already comes from elsewhere. Stop crying.
09/12/2020 08:32:46 1 1
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You can get fruit from all over the world, what a stupid comment.
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08/12/2020 14:40:27 17 14
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Here come the panic-mongers again.
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08/12/2020 14:43:03 1 2
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Yes we call it project reality, Brexit the gift that just keeps giving!
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08/12/2020 14:41:52 13 25
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Standard Project fear story from the Brussels Broadcasting Corp.

Shameful
Were you dropped on your head at birth? Or did your dad touch you in the shower? Removed
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08/12/2020 14:39:12 225 74
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Stop trying to force panic buying.

Then follow up with stories about people panic buying.
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08/12/2020 14:43:13 21 18
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Says the person who probably, even now, is in the car and off to the nearest Tesco.
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08/12/2020 14:43:31 22 20
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The BBC really does need to be more responsible.

Surely a speculative story such as this will only create unnecessary fear and panic purchasing.

It's a cheap headline and sad attempt to create future gloom.
08/12/2020 17:52:31 1 0
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If you actually bother to read who was waying what you would note that this is someone involved in the logistics of supply giving evidence to parliament, not some pundit. I suppose the Hate Mail didn't run the story?
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08/12/2020 14:43:39 17 20
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Just a ridiculous headline again. Get a life BBC!
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08/12/2020 14:39:12 225 74
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Stop trying to force panic buying.

Then follow up with stories about people panic buying.
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08/12/2020 14:43:45 17 0
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Wonder where getting in a few prudent extras becomes panic buying?
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08/12/2020 14:43:46 7 13
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Grow up, it has not happened yet.
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08/12/2020 14:52:49 0 1
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get a brain and try to use it
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08/12/2020 14:44:04 9 13
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Perhaps there needs to be legislation so that people who deliberately try to panic the public can be prosecuted. The BBC never publishes apologies from these sorts of people after the event doesn't happen. Where's the accountability?
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08/12/2020 14:52:25 3 0
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ok, and how about some legislation to prosecute people who deliberately seek to damaged the UK reputation and economy via brexit?
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08/12/2020 14:54:23 0 0
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When's your apology coming for Brexit?
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08/12/2020 15:04:34 0 0
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Unfortunately MPs are privileged in Westminster and cannot be prosecuted.
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W1A
08/12/2020 14:39:42 150 22
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Meanwhile uk farmers are wondering who to sell their food to....
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08/12/2020 14:44:12 146 50
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what food? Between covid and shortage of migrant workers a lot of crops have been lost.
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08/12/2020 15:07:12 9 6
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The many unemployed can go and pick the crops.
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08/12/2020 15:44:26 1 1
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And even more crops will be.
08/12/2020 16:44:32 0 0
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Wasn’t there an issue with the early season wetness involved this year too? Depends what you’re farming of course.
08/12/2020 18:29:20 0 0
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So true
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08/12/2020 14:44:16 76 64
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The BBC should be ashamed for using this headline. If anything is likely to cause panic buying in food shops, this is it!
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08/12/2020 14:51:00 96 37
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no, the tories should be ashamed. and so should you for being too stupid to get that.
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08/12/2020 14:53:47 10 2
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Not the fact that Brexit is a disaster.
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08/12/2020 15:38:56 8 0
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Notably, you are not attacking the Daily Torygraph or Daily Wail who are also reporting this story. Unless you are saying that the media should not report any stories that are of public interest if they reflect concerns over Brexit.
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DG
08/12/2020 14:44:19 19 13
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Empty shelves will be caused by the greedy, and the UK has many opf them
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08/12/2020 14:44:26 18 19
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Another BBC shortage of everything/ plague and disaster coming story. A disgrace from a public broadcaster. Off you go and dig up another lightweight to squeeze a negative comment out of.
As to no time to prepare, what about the last 4 years? Contingency planning? Salaries for naff all forethought.
I despair not of Brexit - but of the BBC.
oh shut up you sad little keyboard warrior Removed
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08/12/2020 14:52:58 0 0
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I didn't know it was the BBC that was supposed to be doing the negotiating for the last 4yrs - maybe someone should have told them after all they couldn't have done a worse job.
Maybe someone should forewarned everyone what a disaster this would be Dohhhh!!!
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08/12/2020 14:55:50 0 0
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Does business know what it needs? Is the government computer system tried and tested? The 27 started their preparations december 2017. And ours? Brexiteer head in sand attitudes will not help if it is a shambles. I mean Amble, look how well they deal with Corona
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08/12/2020 15:04:21 1 0
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BBC should have been scrapped years ago, nothing worth watching and news stories that have no news. I am not interested in the political opinions of TV and sports celebrities.

Brexit was a democratic vote, the wealthy liberal elite don't like well a lot of people don't like the liberal elite.
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08/12/2020 14:42:26 24 23
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Headline should be: "Fears of food supply disruption growing, as media whips up fear"
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CEP
08/12/2020 14:44:27 6 6
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watch you post isn't taken down for telling the truth!! lol
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08/12/2020 14:58:35 0 0
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Brexiteers telling the truth - now that would be a headline
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08/12/2020 14:41:52 13 25
bbc
Standard Project fear story from the Brussels Broadcasting Corp.

Shameful
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08/12/2020 14:44:31 2 3
bbc
Standard Project complacent from the chippy Brexitear
36
08/12/2020 14:44:40 5 15
bbc
Do stop scaremongering
94
08/12/2020 14:49:27 2 0
bbc
can we start at 23.59 on the 31/12 please o mighty brexit genius?
96
08/12/2020 14:49:29 0 0
bbc
It's called reality.
103
08/12/2020 14:50:06 0 0
bbc
Not all, this has been inevitable to anyone with even a modicum of intelligence.
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JL
08/12/2020 14:44:44 10 19
bbc
Someone should tell Ian the obvious remoaner that he's had 4.5 years to prepare and that if he hasn't he should sack himself.

Roll on Dec 31st!
80
08/12/2020 14:48:24 3 1
bbc
yawn at another numbskull brexiteer who cant even read/understand the article they are commenting on. so, my cranially chellenged friend, what tariffs and checks should the "remoaners" that run import/export companies be preparing for in 14 working days?
87
08/12/2020 14:49:03 1 0
bbc
So have the government - how's that going ?
38
08/12/2020 14:44:47 5 10
bbc
I'm sure it would be interest to say this to hype up panic buying to make a fortune... again.
21
08/12/2020 14:42:57 260 92
bbc
You'll be able to go on holiday to Spain soon and see what fresh fruit looks like.

Brexit = Disater.
Johnson = Bigger disaster.
bore Removed
171
08/12/2020 14:53:29 3 2
bbc
git
206
08/12/2020 14:55:17 2 0
bbc
Brainless bore .
40
08/12/2020 14:45:02 132 41
bbc
And "Project Fear" becomes "Project Reality".
291
08/12/2020 15:00:54 116 28
bbc
Mate that started back in 2016. Since then companies which have made/are making redundancies, moved abroad or ceased trading in the UK entirely since (and typically citing) Brexit include;

Dyson (nations favourite hypocrite)
Honda
Ford
Barclays
JLR
British Steel
HSBC
Panasonic
P&O
Sony
AXA
UBS
EBA
Flybmi
Moneygram
Nissan
Toyota
Bodyshop
Michelin
Airbus
Aviva
Lloyds of London
41
08/12/2020 14:45:03 177 38
bbc
How any UK Government could even contemplate allowing this to happen is a disgrace
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DG
08/12/2020 14:48:23 80 241
bbc
They're not allowing it to happen. If there is a food shortage due to delayed deliveries from an EU state, then that will be the EU flexing their dictating muscles to deter other states from leaving the un-democratic and failed club.
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08/12/2020 15:24:18 39 1
bbc
They're not 'allowing it to happen', they arranged it.

This whole massively damaging and expensive Brexit fiasco is their idea.

Now they've painted themselves into a corner. They can't suddenly decide to join the single market (which economically would make real sense at this point) because they're afraid of what all their Brexit supporters would say. All they can do is watch the UK crumble.
08/12/2020 17:36:10 5 0
bbc
It isn't a government. It's a collection of self-centred, greedy, egregious individuals.
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08/12/2020 14:42:49 34 31
bbc
You tried flogging this story two years.
Guess what , we've not had a shortage of anything.
Although it appears that you're causing the unwanted fear

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44960293
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08/12/2020 14:45:07 14 13
bbc
Heavens not MoRE fake news from the BBC? Can you get around the guidelines by putting COULD in the sentence?
183
08/12/2020 14:53:54 0 0
bbc
yes donald
43
08/12/2020 14:45:11 3 4
bbc
Mmmm Project Fear hey Cultists
15
08/12/2020 14:42:19 138 18
bbc
To be fair most of us could probably lose a bit of weight
44
08/12/2020 14:45:20 125 7
bbc
Fear not long life cakes and crisps can ultimately be stocked. Fruit and veg on the other hand may get trickier.
595
08/12/2020 15:34:41 3 0
bbc
No problem for us in Aldershot we live on crisps and cakes anyway!!!!
45
08/12/2020 14:45:25 28 16
bbc
Did the man not realise that there are no outbound customs checks from the EU, and the UK government is imposing 'lite' checks in the first 6 months.

Worked in the food industry for 30 years - has he actually not checked this ? Imported food before the single market, it really is not difficult once you have your tariff codes worked out.

Scaremongering headline.
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CEP
08/12/2020 14:50:50 9 10
bbc
why would you check something when you can scare people in to panic buying?
281
08/12/2020 15:00:34 1 4
bbc
The illegal immigrants & drug lords must love the U.K.

Or will the customs be overwhelmed and the Farage Garage full of lorries with rotting food ?
673
08/12/2020 15:40:35 2 0
bbc
Waterwitch
it really is not difficult once you have your tariff codes worked out.
---
So what will the tariffs be then?
Forest/trees.
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KL
08/12/2020 14:45:25 20 10
bbc
Covid panic buying was the warm up for No Deal Brexit, which, unlike Covid will bring supply chain shortages. Hopefully BoJo bottles it and signs something.
47
08/12/2020 14:45:28 10 12
bbc
What has happened to the bbc , every story put out is to scare people , especially the older generation who probably take everything they say as gospel.
167
08/12/2020 14:53:19 1 0
bbc
but you are lying there. The government doesn't tell the truth? Watch Fox News if you must but i prefer the truth
221
08/12/2020 14:56:12 0 0
bbc
It's called factual news, they only report on what's happening. If the food industry is concerned then perhaps we should take note.
Or do we just ignore Brexit and the delays, shortages and price rises that will likely follow on after 31st December ?

It's likely the older generations know how to read and interpret a news story, the younger more likely not to question what is written.
48
08/12/2020 14:45:31 9 12
bbc
Another jobsworth guessing what will happen..give it a rest
49
08/12/2020 14:45:33 14 13
bbc
Fantastic lets have a nice PANIC story so then people obviously won't panic buy......
152
08/12/2020 14:52:18 1 0
bbc
is it true? Is the government lying to us? Easiest deal ever, oven ready?
50
Alf
08/12/2020 14:45:39 12 16
bbc
So the scare mongering begins again!
68
08/12/2020 14:47:22 2 0
bbc
In the land of the blind the one eyed man is king.
140
08/12/2020 14:51:43 0 0
bbc
so it's not true alf? You'll sort it out for the elderly if there are problems. I mean you know better than the government (actually you might with the carefully assembled johnson team)
12
08/12/2020 14:41:05 386 116
bbc
Another project fear thing being shown to be project reality.
51
08/12/2020 14:45:50 295 160
bbc
Oh please stop, you're either naive or bigoted. Bexit was a stupid idea and every economist, business analyst and government impact research shows it to be. To what end, all the loss and no gain, stupid, stupid stupid
156
08/12/2020 14:52:33 74 0
bbc
I think you misread the post.
187
08/12/2020 14:54:10 50 1
bbc
I know you misread the post.
197
ken
08/12/2020 14:54:51 19 68
bbc
To what end was it stupid we didn't have problems before joining as it was then the common market EU contrived by France and Germany to control Europe
240
08/12/2020 14:57:48 1 6
bbc
Indeed you are
326
08/12/2020 15:04:00 1 8
bbc
Why are you lying?
387
08/12/2020 15:10:41 8 0
bbc
actually i think you and iggyfishtank are on the same side.
393
08/12/2020 15:11:32 0 3
bbc
You must live in the sowf
900
08/12/2020 16:04:52 1 7
bbc
Whilst I think your views unhelpful, we are out stop moaning no doubt every time the lefties at the BBC give you the chance and in a couple of years when all is well you can disappear to study English as you obviously struggle given your silly post to iggyfishtank! Merry Christmas
08/12/2020 16:52:52 2 0
bbc
It is Russian Roulette with a bullet in every chamber. Cant lose really.
08/12/2020 16:58:20 0 0
bbc
every economist, business analyst and government impact research shows isnt that the same group who said we would vote to remain.
08/12/2020 17:06:50 0 2
bbc
Its not biggoted to not want to be in the EU. The vote was a demonstration in democracy, it was nothing to do with politics, economics or business. It was people power. The EU is a corruption hiding behind burocracy. They cant balance there books year after year and refuse to publish them. So the country went with the majority.
08/12/2020 17:48:39 0 0
bbc
Perhaps th
08/12/2020 18:20:06 2 0
bbc
Not quite right, the gainers the will be the people with the money to pour into the hedge funds that will be betting against the post Brexit UK economy. I daresay some of them will be quite well known, but don't expect them to be trumpeting it from the rooftops.
09/12/2020 08:47:26 0 0
bbc
Agreed but then you'll be accused of being part of project fear ---- even though not one person who voted leave has said what wewill benefot from this mess.
11
08/12/2020 14:40:52 31 25
bbc
WOULD YOU BELEIVE IT??

As if Brexit hasn't caused enough misery, now we won't be able to eat any damn lunch.

I really do want brexit voters to stare in the mirror and BE HONEST.

YOU were CONNED by the leave campaign

FARAGE IS GONE

UKIP HAS NO MEMBERS

THIS was all just a CON!!!!!!!!

AND I WONT BE ABLE TO EAT DINNER, I'M SO ANGRY OVER THIS.
52
bbc
Perhaps you can use the tinfoil you were going to use on your turkey to make some sort of hat? Removed
93
08/12/2020 14:48:19 1 3
bbc
i CANT Accept that slur. I have a right to be shocked and worried
15
08/12/2020 14:42:19 138 18
bbc
To be fair most of us could probably lose a bit of weight
53
08/12/2020 14:46:07 7 4
bbc
speak for yourself fatso
54
08/12/2020 14:46:29 137 24
bbc
So, there will be a border between NI/UK after all, something BJ vehemently denied! Also, there is tremendous paperwork, something BJ lied about too! I guess the US had a word to say about BJ's plan to rip up the WA. Reading about the consultations of CEOs etc in the article makes you weep. They do this now?! Shouldn't all this have happened before a referendum was called? BJ, sweet reason!? Haha!
299
08/12/2020 15:01:51 33 141
bbc
Still not accepted that you lost he argument, have you? You are in the minority.
08/12/2020 17:39:33 0 0
bbc
Sweet Fanny Adams, more like.
4
08/12/2020 14:40:46 520 121
bbc
Yes, but all totally worth it for the benefits, which of course are..... erm....
55
08/12/2020 14:46:29 298 55
bbc
Blue passports!
178
08/12/2020 14:53:41 16 1
bbc
my old one was black.
But I expect I can find a ded cover for the new one.
188
08/12/2020 14:54:13 20 0
bbc
Don't forget 50p's
192
08/12/2020 14:54:39 6 0
bbc
You are joking surely
201
08/12/2020 14:55:00 13 9
bbc
Don't forget sovereignty
203
08/12/2020 14:55:06 45 0
bbc
Which are made in.... Poland
290
08/12/2020 15:00:47 2 10
bbc
Got mine :-)
417
08/12/2020 15:14:17 7 0
bbc
just more weaste
422
08/12/2020 15:14:49 29 1
bbc
More like Black. Made in France so will probably get held up at Calais.
530
08/12/2020 15:28:36 39 0
bbc
We never had to change to burgundy passports; the Tories thought it would avoid confusion....
560
08/12/2020 15:31:07 11 0
bbc
Made in EU.
611
08/12/2020 15:35:28 12 1
bbc
Made EU and would cost even more if there is no deal as tariff is added to it.
899
08/12/2020 16:04:46 17 0
bbc
Which we could've had at any time whilst members of the EU....
08/12/2020 16:45:25 12 1
bbc
Living in the EU, I get the best of both worlds as I will be able to get my normal supply of fruit and vegetables and will also be entitled to a Blue Passport. I have never had Sovereignty, being a Scot, but good luck to them too.
08/12/2020 16:45:33 19 1
bbc
Will we get blue ration books as well?
08/12/2020 17:48:46 0 0
bbc
Not gonna lie, this made me chuckle
08/12/2020 18:02:18 4 0
bbc
Which we could have had in the EU, it was the Tory governments choice to go red
08/12/2020 19:11:33 0 1
bbc
Funny how other nations wanting freedom like the Citizens or N Korea and China are hailed as heroes as freedom is priceless but not in the EU. The same faces come on here saying we love “bending over” for EU.
MT
08/12/2020 20:01:21 0 0
bbc
You could have had blue EU passports if only anyone in the Tory party had had the wit to ask the EU! Or perhaps it was a deliberate omission to stoke up anti-EU feeling?
09/12/2020 00:10:05 0 0
bbc
printed in the EU
09/12/2020 08:44:08 0 0
bbc
Yes you are all so rich Brexit will not harm you
09/12/2020 14:47:46 0 0
bbc
My infant son is the first in my family to get a blue passport. He used it for the first time to come with us to see his Polish relatives and order his nice EU burgundy Polish passport :-)
56
08/12/2020 14:46:31 6 8
bbc
Sounds like Mr Wright voted Remain... Project Fear in full swing!
100
08/12/2020 14:50:00 2 2
bbc
No! You need a reality check!
106
08/12/2020 14:50:17 0 1
bbc
Or the truth. You want to gamble, but what about ordinary people?
10
MVP
08/12/2020 14:41:59 630 188
bbc
So it wasn't Project Fear after all

It is stark reality
57
08/12/2020 14:46:37 138 375
bbc
By your standards so is the bogey man - he's said to be coming - just no-ones seen him.
211
08/12/2020 14:55:43 38 7
bbc
what?
374
08/12/2020 15:08:41 55 21
bbc
It's Brexit supporters that can't see him. But he's there, right in front of you. You just need to open your eyes.
410
08/12/2020 15:13:45 22 37
bbc
Organisations have had 2years to prepare Diageo said 2 years ago that Brexit would not adversely affect them as they were ready for it Those who are claiming it is going to be bad have obviously not prepared for all eventualities and were relying on a deal.
525
08/12/2020 15:28:13 28 4
bbc
No that is the Brexiteer fantasy of sunny uplands, 100 of countries queueing to do trade deals etc
585
08/12/2020 15:33:35 2 7
bbc
So actual reality vs a Brexiteers bogeyman comment. Flufff!!!
Predicted response by every Remainer in Britain has just been achieved as well. The keys to the asylum are yours Amble
845
08/12/2020 15:57:46 8 2
bbc
Ignorance is bliss, isnt it?
870
Pip
08/12/2020 16:00:22 7 2
bbc
Head in the sand ain't the way forward, but as you're a Brexiteer I can understand your motives...........?
959
08/12/2020 16:13:41 2 0
bbc
Factual historical context; the Bogeyman is Napoleon Bonaparte who intended to invade us with all that entailed, murder,rape, oh yes and famine. We got lucky.
08/12/2020 17:03:07 2 2
bbc
He's fat and pasty faced, with a mop of unruly blond hair. I've seen him. He's horrible.
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Hex
08/12/2020 14:46:38 7 6
bbc
"We can't be absolutely certain about the movement of food from the EU to the UK from 1 January for two reasons," Mr Wright said.

----

Well why don't you wait until you are then?!
266
08/12/2020 14:59:45 3 1
bbc
Are you being facetious or are you really that silly? Businesses need to PLAN. That's how the supply chain works. Logistics need planning and costing.
378
08/12/2020 15:09:38 0 1
bbc
probably a bit late.
Never in fhe scouts?
59
08/12/2020 14:46:41 15 3
bbc
Good job we have an abundance of heat treated pallets available for all our exports....don't we????? Lets hope Europe is better organised!
361
08/12/2020 15:07:22 7 9
bbc
Last Time I checked Ryan-air that great EU company loved all over Europe was still offering cheap flights to Belgium , why are you still here if there is nothing left.
19
08/12/2020 14:42:49 34 31
bbc
You tried flogging this story two years.
Guess what , we've not had a shortage of anything.
Although it appears that you're causing the unwanted fear

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44960293
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08/12/2020 14:46:44 5 0
bbc
we haven't had a shortage yet because we haven't reached a hard brexit yet
61
08/12/2020 14:46:45 49 15
bbc
Project Fear is Project Near Brexit voters!
179
08/12/2020 14:53:42 15 33
bbc
And your comment comes across as wierdly pleased...

why?
62
08/12/2020 14:46:47 1 9
bbc
Very ignorant this Industry - so since 2014 and now we are going to 2021 and they have not had time to prepare... did they thinking we were voting OUT to go to Mars smh
91
08/12/2020 14:49:21 4 0
bbc
Tony probably believed the leaver saying there won't be problems or disruption. And of course covid. And the government computer system coming on line - well tony you tell us, when?
99
08/12/2020 14:49:41 1 0
bbc
Sorry Tony but you are the ignorant one here. Kindly let us all know how businesses can prepare for the uncertain?
102
08/12/2020 14:50:05 1 0
bbc
how do they prepare when we were told we would be like Norway and still be in the single market?
63
08/12/2020 14:46:51 7 7
bbc
So some numpty for his own political reasons decides to instigate a panic buying scramble. Back to no toilet rolls, no pasta and no tinned spaghetti on the supermarket shelves.
I despair of the instigator and the idiots who panic buy.
355
08/12/2020 15:06:47 0 0
bbc
Fine, never eat that crap anyway.
Toilet rolls should be no problem.
Most bought 20 years worth first lockdown
Of course, they may get more in case brexit really does go wrong.
14
08/12/2020 14:42:17 213 53
bbc
Last minute government does not work. You would have thought the experience of Covid would have taught the Posh Boys that lesson.

These are the supply chains guys speaking truth to power.

The brown stuff will still hit the fan even if this is resolved yesterday.
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08/12/2020 14:47:05 64 216
bbc
If that is the case the suppliers should have prepared for the worst case. It is always easier to blame someone else. However less imported goods can only be a good outcome.
248
08/12/2020 14:58:24 34 1
bbc
Did you read the article? What is the worst case tariff they should have prepared for? Nobody knows, because this government have been asleep at the wheel
262
08/12/2020 14:59:14 37 2
bbc
Considering we are almost fully dependent on imported fruit and vegetables during winter and early spring, I'm not entirely sure less imported goods is a "good outcome".
358
08/12/2020 15:07:06 39 1
bbc
I think Godfrey you are quite out of order. These are people who have already looked at the worst case scenario, namely when you can't move a truck, a producer won't pick for fear they won't get paid and fresh food rots on trailers. I am all for domestic production but Britain hasn't got the climate for growing citrus fruit.
394
08/12/2020 15:11:58 22 0
bbc
trying to prepare for any case has been a nightmare! Tic website sends you round in circles and no one answers the 'help' phone lines!! Probably all hiding behind the sofa!
427
08/12/2020 15:15:28 34 1
bbc
Sorry, that's rubbish.

Lets see, what's the 'worse case scenario', ah yes, nuclear war. So if they prepared for that, Brexit would be a doddle?

Less imported goods is NOT a good outcome. Many of the goods we buy thinking they're made in UK contain lots of foreign bits. Plus, why should I have my choice of food or any other products reduced just to make you happy?
463
08/12/2020 15:21:02 27 1
bbc
You have zero clue as to how manufacturing, retail and the critical food supply chain works. God help us from people like you.
476
08/12/2020 15:22:37 18 1
bbc
And we all pay for their contingency planning for every possible scenario. But it’s worth it for a blue passport (well some people think so)
492
08/12/2020 15:24:50 17 1
bbc
So they should prepare for an 11-mile asteroid landing in the North Sea, just in case, because that really would be pretty bad?

It is easy to say "prepare for the worst", if you haven't got to make the preparations, and pay for them...
651
08/12/2020 15:38:43 19 1
bbc
Brexit Bingo already - Of course it is somebody else's fault. They should have prepared for the thing the government promised was not going to happen that could not actually be defined if it did. Of course its not the incompetence of Johnson and the idiocy of the Quilting's in power.
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mf
08/12/2020 16:03:10 6 0
bbc
"less imported goods can only be a good outcome" - evidence?
If there's no homegrown supplier of something, we just go without? And what if those goods are essential?
But evidently you're more clued up than the head of the Food and Drink federation. Cool.
08/12/2020 17:17:15 3 0
bbc
Prepare for what exactly?

The Gov don't know what we're going to end up with, how can they advise business.

I suppose business can always invest on a wing and a prayer!

Less imported goods great, but do we have the suppliers to pick up the slack? I doubt it.
08/12/2020 17:18:37 5 0
bbc
Mate we have not been able to feed ourselves since we had an Empire and got all our food for free.
And no, a sell by date is a sell by date- you cannot fill a warehouse full of frozen chickens to prepare for government ineptitude. Economics and Health & Safety simply don't work like that
Your fault
Own it
08/12/2020 17:33:16 2 0
bbc
They cannot prepare if they don't know what will be required legally or commercially. The documentation doesn't exist. Have you not been paying attention. You think a food shortage is a good outcome? You are mad.
On that subject, maybe the effects of mad cow disease are finally showing up in the English population. NI and Scotland were less badly affected at the time.
How's Mr Gummer these days?
08/12/2020 17:55:26 1 0
bbc
With tariffs the supply chain people do not know what the impact on sales volume will be. Some customers will stop buying because the price has risen. So preparing for worst case is not to supply goods that people may no longer buy! And if we have less imported goods many items particularly cars will no longer have the parts they need to drive safely e.g. tyres and brake pads
CDB
08/12/2020 18:01:14 2 0
bbc
What Rules do they need to follow, they haven't been told yet, how can they prepare. Boneless Beef import (Steak) Taiff 12.0% + 253 GBP/100kg
08/12/2020 18:27:44 1 0
bbc
Utter rubbish,let's blame anybody ex the stupid goverment and their gutter press
08/12/2020 20:39:27 0 0
bbc
Unless you're diabetic!
08/12/2020 21:19:17 0 0
bbc
Then Godfrey, you don't understand how to run a company. You can't invest in multiple strategies for multiple potential outcomes. You would run out of money. Politicians with no idea about the real business world think leaving such a huge change to the last 2 weeks is realistic. Now they're going to learn the hard way.

I guess you empowered them so don't want to feel that you're responsible.
08/12/2020 21:45:15 0 0
bbc
Okay so what are you going to eat ?
08/12/2020 22:42:00 0 0
bbc
Godfrey....Posh but dim comes to mind
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08/12/2020 14:47:09 13 13
bbc
British Bullshit Corporation in full on we don't like the result fake news scare mongering.
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08/12/2020 14:58:04 2 1
bbc
I love the typical Brexiter reaction to news that doesn't suit their idealistic view of Brexit. "I don't believe it". Lols
19
08/12/2020 14:42:49 34 31
bbc
You tried flogging this story two years.
Guess what , we've not had a shortage of anything.
Although it appears that you're causing the unwanted fear

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44960293
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wgc
08/12/2020 14:47:17 2 0
bbc
We haven't left the single market yet and the article you refer to is about the impact of a no-deal Brexit.
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NB
08/12/2020 14:47:18 4 3
bbc
like it or not, people are starting to panic buy regardless of what the BBC says ( I bet many who posted here are now down the supermarkets-hypocrites!
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NMT
08/12/2020 14:50:50 2 0
bbc
I'll be doing my usual weekly shop. Always add a 'larder' item or two to my shop...got a nice supply of tins and other staples! It always pays to 'be prepared'
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Alf
08/12/2020 14:45:39 12 16
bbc
So the scare mongering begins again!
68
08/12/2020 14:47:22 2 0
bbc
In the land of the blind the one eyed man is king.
13
W1A
08/12/2020 14:41:09 151 177
bbc
BBC`s last throw of the dice as it will all be done and dusted very soon....
69
08/12/2020 14:47:27 36 9
bbc
You must be joking. The impacts of Brexit are just beginning and they will run for years.
486
08/12/2020 15:23:52 8 0
bbc
Decades in fact.
19
08/12/2020 14:42:49 34 31
bbc
You tried flogging this story two years.
Guess what , we've not had a shortage of anything.
Although it appears that you're causing the unwanted fear

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44960293
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08/12/2020 14:47:34 6 0
bbc
Have you actually read this article. These are experts in their areas of business giving evidence to Parliament . The BBC is just reporting what was said. If you don’t like it don’t read it, but don’t try to imply this is scare tactics or suggest the news be sensored, stick your head in the sand if you wish, that’s your personal choice
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08/12/2020 14:47:35 14 12
bbc
Checked my weekend food shop, nothing from EU countries. Earlier in the week I had bought some Serano ham. Who buys EU food? Pasta is made in the UK. Fruit from Brazi, Caribbean l or NZ if not UK.

Another non-story from the BBC. EU should pay licence fee.
135
08/12/2020 14:50:17 10 2
bbc
The agreements with the non-EU countries are through the agreement the EU has with them

The UK does not have trade deals with them - you don't have a flipping clue
146
08/12/2020 14:51:56 2 0
bbc
It does give BBC £4 million a year for "research" according to bbc website.
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08/12/2020 14:56:57 2 1
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The UK imports about 85% of vegetables from the EU. The Netherlands provide the bulk of tomatoes and onions while Spain sources most of the cauliflower and celery, the two fastest-growing commodities. France is the leading potato supplier. So now you know who buys EU food.
282
08/12/2020 14:56:16 3 1
bbc
You don't seem to understand the ramifications. If the ports are blocked then ALL imports will be held up including those from outside the EU.
Secondly, you're asking us to believe your anecdotal evidence based on a single weekly shop compared to the CEO of the FDF? ??
318
08/12/2020 15:01:32 2 1
bbc
26% of Food consumed in the UK comes from the EU, which is more than Africa, Asia, North and South America combined (16%). Even if you don't buy it, other people are, so when that supply reduces/price increases they're going to switch to buying other sources...which means there will be shortages regardless of what's in your particular food shop...
72
08/12/2020 14:47:36 26 4
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Johnson/Gove and pals are leading the UK, blindfolded, to the promised land! Looking forward with some relish to early January!
829
08/12/2020 15:56:18 10 0
bbc
Will you still be able to get relish?
73
08/12/2020 14:47:44 9 3
bbc
Leavers said it's all project fear. And leavers always tell the truth. Johnson and Farage both said Norway counted as leave, until they'd won the referendum. Then it was "suck it up" losers
18
08/12/2020 14:42:43 20 23
bbc
BBC should be ashamed for giving this scare-mongering any publicity.
74
08/12/2020 14:47:46 5 4
bbc
A typical deluded Brexiter in denial..
122
08/12/2020 14:51:10 0 1
bbc
Haha, a remainer talking about denial, hilarious.

Tic Tok, a little over 3 weeks
75
08/12/2020 14:47:48 10 6
bbc
Let's get everybody panic buying in the run up to Christmas with mis information like this.
198
08/12/2020 14:54:52 4 1
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In what way is it misinformation? This is the chief executive of the Food and Drink Federation. He's expressing the view of actual businesses doing actual importing. Please tell me in what way his information is inaccurate.
204
08/12/2020 14:55:09 0 1
bbc
Its just irresponsible scare mongering. BBC stop it NOW !!
If a vulnerable and elderly person goes out shopping and risks unnecessary Covid exposure due to the BBC doomsday predictions, that there will be food shortages, there could be serious consequences. For what? For the sake of promoting your pro leaver agenda and to prove the leaving was a bad idea. We get it, you told us Stop it, please.
327
08/12/2020 15:04:02 0 0
bbc
As normal, you mean.
If if wasn't for the last minute, noghing would ever be done.
76
08/12/2020 14:48:07 126 20
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Project reality, but i doubt any of the cultists are going to do anything but blame the bbc for fake news. Beyond reasoning with such people
08/12/2020 16:40:22 28 74
bbc
It's also beyond the 4 elections you EU groupies have lost. Get over it, we're leaving this undemocratic superstate.
08/12/2020 22:03:49 0 4
bbc
Its a reality brought about by the elite failing to include 50% plus of the population. (Pre-referendum).

And THEN by the elite trying to overturn the referendum result.

How much less damaging would
Restrictions on immigration have been ?
Cutting Foreign Aid (now done) ?
Building more houses ?

But no .. you wanted it all your own way. Over-reach from Remain/Elite is the cause.
77
08/12/2020 14:48:08 117 28
bbc
It's the most expensive and shambolic farce in history. Just for clarity, I'm talking about Brexit not the BBC.
78
08/12/2020 14:48:17 21 4
bbc
So all of you saying there won't be any empty shelves please explain to use how a country which is not self-sufficient in food will cope with miles of lorry queues at Dover (caused by customs checks), delaying the arrival of food?
189
08/12/2020 14:54:21 4 20
bbc
Dover is not the only port.
The French probably will work to undermine us as always, but once their produce starts rotting on their side........
41
08/12/2020 14:45:03 177 38
bbc
How any UK Government could even contemplate allowing this to happen is a disgrace
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DG
08/12/2020 14:48:23 80 241
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They're not allowing it to happen. If there is a food shortage due to delayed deliveries from an EU state, then that will be the EU flexing their dictating muscles to deter other states from leaving the un-democratic and failed club.
219
08/12/2020 14:56:07 40 2
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EU approval ratings are at an all-time high.
245
08/12/2020 14:58:13 56 2
bbc
Stop blaming others for the consequences of your decisions.
313
08/12/2020 15:02:52 6 0
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Dd that as repetitive ( wrong) overused statement number 4.
609
08/12/2020 15:35:19 42 3
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Don't talk rubbish.

Any delays will be caused by extra checks on this side of the channel. Its the UK that has caused this and it will be the UK that is responsible for any delays in food etc arriving on our shores.

Don't blame the EU for our own stupidity and self destruction.
749
08/12/2020 15:48:59 35 1
bbc
You lot really do live in a different reality to everyone else. Instead of blaming people the Daily Mail has told you to, might I suggest owning the decisions you made and the consequences that come with them?
08/12/2020 16:26:37 25 0
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Delayed delivery will be due to lack of planning on the UK side and nowhere near the number of custom staff required. Not sure how the EU can be un-democratic when MEPs are voted for in all member countries. Ah I don't agree with it so that makes it un- democratic- very Trumpian.
08/12/2020 17:25:26 12 0
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What a load of utter tosh you talk. Trotting out the same old drivel fed to you by the Tory rags you obviously read.
08/12/2020 17:38:26 3 0
bbc
Will it? Please explain. I've got plenty of time. You may use the internet but no telling porkies.
08/12/2020 18:29:00 2 0
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Already trying to blame other people,leavers you are a disgrace
08/12/2020 19:09:53 2 0
bbc
The continuing delusion is staggering.
08/12/2020 21:21:58 2 0
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Err no. We've left. We've now got a border (that's what you wanted). Goods crossing it have to be checked. Much slower than before. Causes delays, which cause shortages. Oh, and at a time of year when we import 60% of our food. Yes, you've really shown your acumen here. But good, you'll volunteer to go hungry first because you voted for this.
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JL
08/12/2020 14:44:44 10 19
bbc
Someone should tell Ian the obvious remoaner that he's had 4.5 years to prepare and that if he hasn't he should sack himself.

Roll on Dec 31st!
80
08/12/2020 14:48:24 3 1
bbc
yawn at another numbskull brexiteer who cant even read/understand the article they are commenting on. so, my cranially chellenged friend, what tariffs and checks should the "remoaners" that run import/export companies be preparing for in 14 working days?
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08/12/2020 14:48:33 5 7
bbc
How does the bbc measure fear to come to the conclusion fear is growing. It is irresponsible statement and publishing of these statements that will lead to shortages through panic buying. I know the media and many business are anti brexit, but scaremongering is helping no one.
82
08/12/2020 14:48:37 9 5
bbc
This government is even more incompetent than the Brown/Blair mess. An unnecessary and disastrous Brexit, slow and muddled reaction to COVID, they have made the UK an international laughing stock. We will remember this come the next the election.
440
08/12/2020 15:17:19 1 1
bbc
Just remember WMD and the inquiry’s findings!!!
83
08/12/2020 14:48:39 64 3
bbc
It is the head of a trade body giving evidence to a commons committee which you could probably have seen live on TV. BBC then reports his comments. What's the issue?
147
08/12/2020 14:52:03 64 5
bbc
Cultists don't like the truth
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ken
08/12/2020 14:48:44 5 12
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Good old BBC spreading the fear factor so that they can spread the panic for more panic buying to make their news
121
08/12/2020 14:51:04 4 0
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It's not the BBC. This is from the Chief Executive of the Food and Drink Federation, who import and export every day.
85
08/12/2020 14:48:47 505 110
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Spot the difference:

Trump supporter: "I don't like that fact. Let's call it Fake News so I can ignore it!"

Die-hard Brexiteer: "I don't like that fact. Let's call it Project Fear so I can ignore it!"

Trick question. They're both the same.
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08/12/2020 14:51:01 32 103
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But you live in the UK so why would you back the story?
The only fake news in the US is that Russia Rigged the election for Trump, Now Trump has proof the democrats rigged he November election everyone is supposed to move on and forget it Removed
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08/12/2020 15:05:56 12 73
bbc
'Die-hard Brexiteer' what a strange phrase, as if Brexit wasn't a fact. I guess in your little phantasy world either remain won or at some time in the near future we will all see the error of our ways and go begging to the French fish in hand for forgiveness.
Die-hard remoaners would be more correct.
538
08/12/2020 15:29:06 8 0
bbc
Indeed. A bit like the run up to the last election: "Rightly or wrongly no one wants Corbyn in those Labour seats. Sadly, idiocy passes party lines whatever label you want to give them. Only this time instead of one political party - which was theirs to ruin to be fair - now we have a whole country.
839
08/12/2020 15:57:09 3 11
bbc
They aren't questions, they are statements. Mind you us thick northerners know nowt
08/12/2020 16:53:19 2 20
bbc
Those that voted to leave understood the dangers of leaving. They weighed up the prospect of staying in an increasingly burocratic money pit thats not allowed to fail at all cost. And I mean ALL cost. Or get out before it implodes and make the best of it.
08/12/2020 17:23:34 2 13
bbc
Ha ha rank hypocrisy as usual!
Trump supporters won't accept the result of a democratic vote.
Remainers........

?? The hypocrisy from you lot is genuinely staggering
08/12/2020 22:27:12 0 0
bbc
Another EU child troll
09/12/2020 08:37:49 0 0
bbc
Well that LOSER Trump has had his comeuppance at the US polls. And his pathetic denial of reality will hit home in January when if necessary he will be dragged out of the White House like the pathetic petulant man-child he is!

Question is, will hardline Brexit Fanatics also have to face reality in January when the British people get their first helping of Brexit Project reality.
09/12/2020 15:57:02 0 0
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So are 'trump supporters' and quitters ;)
86
08/12/2020 14:48:56 20 8
bbc
It's high time we grew and bought more British food.
107
08/12/2020 14:50:19 8 1
bbc
Like fish
119
08/12/2020 14:51:04 5 0
bbc
looking forward to winters of cabbage, onion and lettuce stew...
Wasn't Brexit meant to make our lives better?
123
08/12/2020 14:51:15 5 0
bbc
Nice one. That takes time and investment. All very well just saying it. And a good number of products that consumers want and have become accustomed to cannot be grown in the UK. It's no good saying that we should go back to a time when people shopped locally and ate seasonally. It's 2020 - that ship has sailed.
444
08/12/2020 15:18:25 1 0
bbc
Not the governments plan. They intend to retire all farmers with a golden handshake, and replant the farmland with hedges and forests.
Back to the days of hunter-gatherers.
Ina
08/12/2020 21:17:31 1 0
bbc
Going to grow the area of agricultural land as well? Land doesn't stretch indefinitely...
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JL
08/12/2020 14:44:44 10 19
bbc
Someone should tell Ian the obvious remoaner that he's had 4.5 years to prepare and that if he hasn't he should sack himself.

Roll on Dec 31st!
87
08/12/2020 14:49:03 1 0
bbc
So have the government - how's that going ?
88
08/12/2020 14:49:12 7 6
bbc
To be fair you can't just blame the BBC for putting a negative spin on all things leave. Just watch Channel 4 news .... John Snow, Matt Frey, K Guru-Murthy all spread the poison !!
111
08/12/2020 14:50:41 1 1
bbc
Spread the facts.
127
08/12/2020 14:51:23 0 0
bbc
How's that sand looking with your head buried in it?
205
08/12/2020 14:55:10 0 0
bbc
Ok, Boomer.
234
08/12/2020 14:57:09 0 0
bbc
It’s called a free press. If you want news channels that pump out government propaganda go and live in North Korea. What Brexiteers are getting is home truths and to use their phrase they will just have to suck it up
89
08/12/2020 14:49:12 331 69
bbc
"There will be shortages" says chief of the UK's food and drink trade body.

"No you're wrong, it's just project fear" say Brexiteers who most probably have NO IDEA IN THE SLIGHTEST how food and drink trading works.
339
08/12/2020 15:05:01 125 26
bbc
wrong. definitely not probably.
437
08/12/2020 15:17:06 1 20
bbc
I do, I grow my own food and I do not drink, it seems to me you have no idea, you must think potato’s grow on trees.
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ps9
08/12/2020 16:13:19 0 0
bbc
I don't think he said that did he? At least it doesn't mention it in the article.
968
08/12/2020 16:15:09 0 4
bbc
Just waiting for you and the rest of your negative " it was cosy for me before Brexit " brigade to start on that "the Tories own all the food industry"
08/12/2020 16:42:40 0 9
bbc
They could cut lout the middle man altogether to keep prices down. The middleman buys from the producer and sells to the retailer. He never sees the goods, does not know anything about the goods but makes a very healthy profit from the deal? Is he needed? NO!!
90
08/12/2020 14:49:20 8 4
bbc
Seems the Tory bots are out at the moment
62
08/12/2020 14:46:47 1 9
bbc
Very ignorant this Industry - so since 2014 and now we are going to 2021 and they have not had time to prepare... did they thinking we were voting OUT to go to Mars smh
91
08/12/2020 14:49:21 4 0
bbc
Tony probably believed the leaver saying there won't be problems or disruption. And of course covid. And the government computer system coming on line - well tony you tell us, when?
92
08/12/2020 14:47:04 286 81
bbc
"But we got our blue passports", they cried.

"but we got our sovereignty back" they said.

so an 80bn bill, a loss of jobs, highest unemployment since the 16th century, and now NO FOOD was worth it, all so you could have a blue passport?????
143
08/12/2020 14:51:50 116 212
bbc
Hysterical nonsense.

Get q grip.
177
08/12/2020 14:53:40 13 15
bbc
Stop being a drama queen, Unemployment isnt the highest since the 16th Century, its not even as high as a percentage of the working population as it was ion the 1980's, let alone the 1930's during the great depression.
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Tv
08/12/2020 14:58:45 1 5
bbc
"Looking nice is expensive.
The stars are out of fashion.
We need to stand up for ourselves."
Obvious rant.
292
08/12/2020 15:00:58 8 19
bbc
We are now in control of our own destiny. If we don't like the government wd can vote them out.

Can't do that in the EU where Germany and France manipulate everything to their own advantage and everyone else disadvantage.
344
08/12/2020 15:02:46 11 0
bbc
I haven't heard chlorinated chicken or straight bananas for a while, either, beeb.

Maybe these grisly objections by leave voters were not that important to them really?
442
08/12/2020 15:17:58 9 3
bbc
Highest unemployment since the 16th century?You should have been around in th 1980s when it was much higher tha now
687
08/12/2020 15:41:38 2 0
bbc
A blue passport that sends you straight to the long queue at all airports
700
08/12/2020 15:43:09 0 1
bbc
So use that sovereignty to take control of our borders and ensure unfettered movement of goods on our side... we cannot do anything about what the EU chooses to do but we should now be demanding that the politicians we employ do not interfere with trade on our side of the border.
08/12/2020 16:30:50 1 1
bbc
Grow up or get your homework done
08/12/2020 18:14:51 0 1
bbc
coronavirus not the cause of unemployment then no food you can see into the future as well wow you will go far
MT
08/12/2020 20:03:47 2 0
bbc
You could have had a blue passport simply by asking the EU!
08/12/2020 23:33:03 0 0
bbc
Ironic that people who want to stay in Britain wanted to change the colour of the document you use to leave that they will never own.
09/12/2020 10:29:35 0 0
bbc
And we coul dhave had that blue passport all along... Being withint the EU didn't mean we couldn't have a blue passport... So all for nothing...
Perhaps you can use the tinfoil you were going to use on your turkey to make some sort of hat? Removed
93
08/12/2020 14:48:19 1 3
bbc
i CANT Accept that slur. I have a right to be shocked and worried
36
08/12/2020 14:44:40 5 15
bbc
Do stop scaremongering
94
08/12/2020 14:49:27 2 0
bbc
can we start at 23.59 on the 31/12 please o mighty brexit genius?
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08/12/2020 14:42:49 34 31
bbc
You tried flogging this story two years.
Guess what , we've not had a shortage of anything.
Although it appears that you're causing the unwanted fear

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44960293
95
08/12/2020 14:49:29 2 0
bbc
We've had shortages of pretty much everything thanks to Covid! You'd have to have lived under a rock to have not seen that

And the whole point of these stories is that the shortages don't occur until Jan 1st 2021, as they make clear in every article
36
08/12/2020 14:44:40 5 15
bbc
Do stop scaremongering
96
08/12/2020 14:49:29 0 0
bbc
It's called reality.
11
08/12/2020 14:40:52 31 25
bbc
WOULD YOU BELEIVE IT??

As if Brexit hasn't caused enough misery, now we won't be able to eat any damn lunch.

I really do want brexit voters to stare in the mirror and BE HONEST.

YOU were CONNED by the leave campaign

FARAGE IS GONE

UKIP HAS NO MEMBERS

THIS was all just a CON!!!!!!!!

AND I WONT BE ABLE TO EAT DINNER, I'M SO ANGRY OVER THIS.
97
08/12/2020 14:49:32 3 5
bbc
Thank you for telling the truth. Brexiteers were sold a pup because they saw a car or a van in their town with a P or a H on the back along with strange number plates and they couldn't cope. The country thinks its a big player and we are a little island in the North Atlantic with reducing influence. Why have we been hit harder by Covid than other countries? Its because we are poor to average
450
08/12/2020 15:17:47 1 2
bbc
Yes, i fully agree with you.

I remember I was once getting my car washed at the local centre by the hard working Polish staff.

Someone struck up a conversation with me as he had his van washed, and he entered in to a brexit "conversation". He MOANED that "they shouldn't really be here" and "this should be English lads washing the cars".

I was angry with him, and told him to go away from me.
98
08/12/2020 14:49:37 6 1
bbc
Why weren’t they growing back in 2015 when I told you what would happen?
62
08/12/2020 14:46:47 1 9
bbc
Very ignorant this Industry - so since 2014 and now we are going to 2021 and they have not had time to prepare... did they thinking we were voting OUT to go to Mars smh
99
08/12/2020 14:49:41 1 0
bbc
Sorry Tony but you are the ignorant one here. Kindly let us all know how businesses can prepare for the uncertain?
56
08/12/2020 14:46:31 6 8
bbc
Sounds like Mr Wright voted Remain... Project Fear in full swing!
100
08/12/2020 14:50:00 2 2
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No! You need a reality check!