'Price rises likely' due to UK shipping problems
09/12/2020 | news | business | 1,578
Businesses say importing goods to the UK is now so difficult, higher costs will be passed on to consumers.
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09/12/2020 10:27:51 261 86
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Stand up anyone who couldn't see this coming??? Sit down Boris!!!??
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09/12/2020 10:43:08 145 188
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When did you see this coming? Did you predict C-19? Did you predict the surge of imports by "austerity" Britain? Can I see your thesis on shipping containers?
"He said it's "near impossible" to get goods out of China now because fewer vessels than normal are sailing to the UK and there's also a shortage of empty containers ready to be filled in Chinese ports."

The remoaneratti must be very special people indeed to see this coming.
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09/12/2020 11:23:37 19 2
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This is a global problem as it says in the report. Also few ships, difficulty of getting goods out of China.
Yes I saw this coming but back in early 2000’s when all manufacturing went to china
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09/12/2020 10:28:20 6 4
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News you can trust for a change.
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09/12/2020 10:28:32 8 4
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Everyone needs to cut down on goods for a while it seems. Wear out those jeans and pumps.
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09/12/2020 10:30:28 5 3
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I always do!
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Pip
09/12/2020 10:33:50 1 1
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I agree, but I would also like the choice..........?
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09/12/2020 10:28:34 176 84
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Happy now, Brexiteers? Are you enjoying your Brexit purchase?
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ant
09/12/2020 10:34:32 111 100
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So, a GLOBAL crises is all caused by Brexit ??
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09/12/2020 10:40:02 5 31
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Short sightedness will get you no where............................. Bring on No Deal !
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09/12/2020 10:45:01 16 23
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Nothing to do with Brexit but I am sure the all knowing intellectual elite will blame everything on Brexit after after January 1st.
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09/12/2020 10:47:39 20 3
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Is anybody actually reading the article above before blaming Brexit?

- This is a global shipping crisis and is not unique to the UK.

-‘The system stopped working properly when economies in various parts of the world shut down and re-opened at different times, as they dealt with Covid-19.’

Brexit has not been the cause of this, but Brexit is a worry for potential further disruption.

________
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09/12/2020 10:49:15 10 14
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Another one who appears to have posted without reading the article ??
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09/12/2020 10:50:34 8 8
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You will clutch at any straw just to try and prove that you were right and fail each time.
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09/12/2020 11:23:08 4 2
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Yep, this will get fixed and then you can move on to moan about something else. Used to be a nation of doer's now a nation of moaners, thank goodness for the silent majority that roll their sleeves up and just get on with it.
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09/12/2020 12:16:04 1 0
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Love it
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09/12/2020 10:29:24 3 18
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And faster than you can say Brexit the Beeb open an HYS on this...
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09/12/2020 11:16:30 1 3
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Just so the anti BBC, pro brexit crowd can drip their vitriol
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09/12/2020 10:29:24 104 29
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mix this with brexit no deal and we have disaster.
09/12/2020 18:08:29 6 7
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No we don't. The Baltic dry index fluctuates all the time. And leaving a protectionist trade cartel like the EU will make prices cheaper. Look up some economic stuff instead of crying about the Referendum.
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09/12/2020 10:29:46 149 60
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Come on Brexiteers stop moaning... What is the upside of this utter shambles?
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09/12/2020 10:30:26 73 30
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Less consumerism?
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09/12/2020 10:31:48 7 33
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It's the price of freedom from a corrupt EU.
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09/12/2020 10:41:35 20 4
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For Remainers like me, the upside is the possibility to laugh in the face of idiots.
And to watch the clown in No. 10 falling down.
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09/12/2020 11:44:33 2 1
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Big opportunity for UK manufacturers
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09/12/2020 12:00:23 1 1
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Go on, give us a clue?
09/12/2020 13:17:30 1 1
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judging by this HYS its the Remoaners still moaning after 4 years!
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09/12/2020 10:30:15 6 26
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SO EMPLOY MORE PORT PEOPLE !!!

Create Freeports ..... gosh Liverpool and Hull will welcome super ports ....

We are showing another way ..... a sea faring nation with tens of ports (hundreds if we want) that can be expanded to provide jobs and smooth flow
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yet the BBC want to blame BREXIT ......
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Pip
09/12/2020 10:32:29 2 3
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Carrying goods we can't afford.........?
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09/12/2020 10:33:34 3 2
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Freeports bring less money for Govt for services like the NHS but help the 1% avoid the pitiful amount they cannot dodge at present.
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09/12/2020 10:33:57 4 2
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Are you proposing that a container ship should dock in a Cornish village harbour?
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09/12/2020 10:34:43 3 2
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Well I waived my magic wand but no more "port people" magically appeared! ??
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09/12/2020 11:17:49 2 2
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More anti BBC pro brexit drivel
09/12/2020 20:07:45 0 0
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They are breaking up ships so there is a shortage, this shortage will hit everyone.
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09/12/2020 10:29:46 149 60
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Come on Brexiteers stop moaning... What is the upside of this utter shambles?
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09/12/2020 10:30:26 73 30
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Less consumerism?
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09/12/2020 10:33:21 22 2
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But I thought Brexit was supposed to help our economy. If there is less consumerism that will hurt the economy as people will be spending less
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09/12/2020 10:51:52 12 4
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Let's speculate what less consumerism means for an economy heavily reliant on retail spending. Less VAT income, fewer jobs, less income tax income, more benefits payments, greater child poverty, reduced public services, highter taxes, reduced infrastructure investment, reduced inward investment, etc. etc. You must really want a return to the stone age Keith.
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09/12/2020 10:56:13 3 3
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You are funny man. Should do stand up comedy.
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09/12/2020 10:58:37 8 1
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If you mean they'll be less stuff for us to buy, and what there is will be more expensive, then yes, you're right.
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09/12/2020 10:59:19 7 1
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Clutching at straws now.
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09/12/2020 11:21:12 3 1
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dream on.....
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09/12/2020 11:29:02 0 2
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I couldn't agree more!
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09/12/2020 10:28:32 8 4
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Everyone needs to cut down on goods for a while it seems. Wear out those jeans and pumps.
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09/12/2020 10:30:28 5 3
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I always do!
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09/12/2020 10:30:40 6 31
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It's the price of freedom from a corrupt EU.
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09/12/2020 10:33:36 9 3
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Don't you ever get tired of re-telling the same old lies? Corrupt how? And even if, how is the UK less corrupt? Contracts without tender/oversight to MP's mates and advisers, Jenrick's building mates, Liam Foxes 'best man', Priti's harrassment case, Russia Report buried, etc, etc, etc.
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09/12/2020 10:34:53 6 2
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Might have been if we weren't simply left at the mercy of a corrupt UK Govt instead.
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09/12/2020 10:31:53 6 2
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Hope you can afford it
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09/12/2020 10:32:20 7 2
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The price of Brexiteer lies and paranoia.
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09/12/2020 10:31:06 3 21
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... and the Remoaners are to blame.
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09/12/2020 10:36:25 8 3
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Blame absolutely anyone but the culprits.
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09/12/2020 10:31:11 7 22
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BBC - Boring Brexit Click-bait.
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09/12/2020 10:34:13 7 3
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No Keith. Brexit itself is the most boring thing ever. Ever...
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09/12/2020 10:34:15 6 2
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Poor Keith, still struggling with his cognitive dissonance as he voted for this car crash.
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09/12/2020 10:35:56 5 2
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Boring tabloid reader
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09/12/2020 10:39:20 4 1
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That you clicked on! So it works doesn't it.
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09/12/2020 10:31:12 245 99
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Project Fear becoming Project Reality. In other news: the big sell-out to the US now starting. Lower your standards on workers rights, environment, and product quality or kiss your remaining UK manufacture good-bye. Brexit keeps on giving... just not to the UK.
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09/12/2020 11:07:11 60 56
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Name 5 rights given over to the US, whom you think won't trade with is anyway?
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09/12/2020 11:48:09 0 7
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How else can you encourage US investment. Too many rights as far as they are concerned and it will be not enough for the EU.
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09/12/2020 12:21:14 0 3
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Ineffable twaddle
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09/12/2020 12:29:59 0 2
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Product quality! .. think the standards have already dropped... going by some of the xmas lights I' ve purchased this year. Totally unsafe and garbage. Love to know how lower you think standards will drop and based on what. Dont tell me... the bleached chicken from France and chlorinated chicken from US argument.
09/12/2020 12:40:46 4 0
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Motor manufacturing will go, unless we get a free trade and frictionless deal with the EU. So bye-bye 100,000 to 200,000 jobs.
09/12/2020 13:06:15 0 2
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What Sell OUt!? What Lower Standards'! Standards pertaining to what exactly! Product Quality'.? Which Products specifically!? UK Manuracturing has been in decline for 40yrs...or have you been Asleep since 1975!? Same as in US and Afmerica! Go study the Kondratiev wave'! Cognitive Dissidence are the main symptoms of 'anybody' that listens to the BBC.! I can't swear at you..sorry! $£"
09/12/2020 20:05:28 0 0
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did you bother to READ the article or do you just by default blame everything on Brexit? OK silly question
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09/12/2020 10:31:16 165 55
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If only someone had warned us this could happen!
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09/12/2020 10:50:09 72 43
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What? Covid?
Read the article ??
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Des
09/12/2020 11:03:13 6 5
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Do you mean like, the country having it's brain switch on ?
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09/12/2020 11:06:14 7 3
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Hahahahahaha! None so deaf as those who won't hear.
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09/12/2020 10:31:36 7 10
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The problem is by reporting this, the media exacerbates the situation. Expect to see panic buying over the next fortnight
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09/12/2020 10:35:12 4 3
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Keep everyone in the dark and throw siht at them you mean? The mushroom approach.
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09/12/2020 10:31:38 438 150
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To be fair this isn't caused by Brexit, but Brexit will exacerbate the problem & only a pathological idiot would have carried on with a 'no idea' Brexit in the middle of a Global Pandemic!

Ladies & Gentlemen..... I give you Boris Johnson, PM of the UK!??
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09/12/2020 10:50:56 157 74
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You are absolutely spot on.
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09/12/2020 10:54:04 45 16
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Au Contraire. Brexit is a big part of the problem - pre ordering to beat the January chaos. Yes, the governments buying containers full of useless PPE from its chums didn't help.
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09/12/2020 11:02:59 23 54
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So not caused by brexit, but brexit?
How exactly will brexit exacerbate the global problem?
Especially considering the likes of yourself seem to think the EU won't be trading with us, which is it, they will and there will be port problems or they won't and therefore there won't be port problems as no one is trading?
Eating cake and have springs to mind when Remainers conflate issues!
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09/12/2020 11:03:47 19 56
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Brexit was already done. We left last January.
The PM is delivering on what HE was elected to do a year ago. He delivered Brexit before COVID and we left the EU.
You people are the 'pathological idiots' trapped in some Groundhog Day dated 24th June 2016 dripping out the same inane abuse and misrepresentations.
Remainers tell us they are better educated and superior but cannot tell the difference between 'Brexit' (which is done) and FTA talks??
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jim
09/12/2020 11:09:55 24 7
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It is not good forward planning shake hands with a room full of people who have a deadly disease about which little is known so we had early confirmation that BoJo doesn't think things through. I think Europe will do very well without the UK, they might even Federate and that would be one in the eye for Putin.
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09/12/2020 11:20:59 23 7
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Other stories related to this specifically say that companies stockpiling for Brexit is one of the reasons for the port congestion, so it absolutely is caused by Brexit (in part).
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09/12/2020 11:26:48 14 36
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And I give you...an ill informed comment! We had already left the EU.
Another misinformed, brainwashed Eurolover who believes that Europe was our friend (because of the PR by British MP’s who were in the pockets of Europe with their HALF A MILLION POUNDS a year salary for being MEP’s).
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09/12/2020 11:30:11 18 6
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Actually Slim this is congestion related and is a direct result of Brexit, stakeholders in the supply chain have been trying to move cargo before the transition period expires later this month. The stories are numerous and easy to locate once you bypass the mainstream media.
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09/12/2020 11:35:28 1 7
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For some there will never ever be a good time for Brexit.
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09/12/2020 11:36:21 6 1
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Surely we just need to "get exports done" and the problem will go away? no? funny that.
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09/12/2020 11:41:13 1 16
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Always Brexit! ??

I noticed you couldn’t work out why my username has changed so many times, I’m not surprised though, you are a Remoaner after all said and done! ??
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09/12/2020 11:41:27 1 2
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PM! Post Mortem?
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09/12/2020 11:41:33 2 17
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You'll find we will be able to purchase good from other countries with lower tariff therefore making them cheaper
please keep up
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09/12/2020 11:41:54 2 9
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and youre an expert I presume?
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09/12/2020 11:43:14 10 2
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I disagree - these delays are caused by Brexit because ports and supply chains under times of stress can adapt and ensure continued flow of goods. The delays are due to extra checks needing to be put in place in preparation for 1st January on top of uncertainty by business on possible no-deal and ordering in more goods ahead of the threat of a no-deal. The impact has been exacerbated by Covid19.
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09/12/2020 11:43:19 2 23
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Get over it we've left and will prosper
Dry your eyes
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09/12/2020 11:44:29 2 0
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One of the major problems is there aren't that many passenger planes flying which also carry freight.
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09/12/2020 11:46:47 6 1
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What could possibly go wrong with Boris in charge? 'Where are you PM? Just sliding down a drainpipe after 'giving a grant' to a gorgeous EU citizen. Need to have a quick spaff, then I'll be with you. Can you give me a two line summary of where we're at with Johnny Foreigner? Haven't had time to read the lot due to 'other negotiations'.
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09/12/2020 11:54:54 1 16
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So bright spark. What was the government to do? Cancel Brexit, the settled will of the British people in a Referendum and 2 x General Elections? NO! Boris Johnson is hated by the Left and Remainers because he tries to do what he says. It is called DEMOCRACY. LIVE WITH IT!
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09/12/2020 11:56:25 7 1
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The worst PM of all time.
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09/12/2020 12:05:27 1 10
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This literally has nothing to do with Brexit. Most of the importing and exporting in ports is international, not European. Brexit would have an impact on road freight mainly, not sea freight.
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09/12/2020 12:08:09 1 3
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oh... and f all to do with Boris. Its the shipping lines whom pulled vessels out of circulation. Early lock-down...Businesses weren't purchasing much as they weren't selling anything.
Literally nothing to do with politics.
09/12/2020 12:35:13 1 1
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It was initially caused by the government buying PPE, without sorting out the logistics to move the 10,000 or so containers away from the container ports. Then made worse because it is Christmas, so wholesalers and retailers want their stock to arrive just before Christmas to ease cash flow. Now we have the reality of brexicide and the knowledge that EU lorries will not be queuing from January.
09/12/2020 12:37:22 0 0
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JIT is the issue & a broken model laid waste by COVID as it relies on stability & this is something that we have been lucky to have had since the Spanish flu & WW2. Horrible methodology with little sustainability built in to it so for me thank you Mother Earth you do have bore ur teeth & she will bite many times in the future as she has in the past! Lesson to be learned, respect her global world
09/12/2020 12:56:15 1 4
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So absolutely nothing to do with the fact that the rest of the world is also experiencing the exact same issues due to high demand after the Covid emergency! Ofcourse the BBC won't tell you that! It's also obvious that the BBC and anybody who is 'Anti Brexit' to their Bone will obviously eat this story for Breakfast..when they are again on their 'Project Fear' agenda..!
09/12/2020 13:00:07 1 1
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Johnson is in the pay of very rich people, who are using this to profit off the backs of less well off people. These people have been cruelly duped and conned. That sadly will become clear next year, and through the following decades.
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09/12/2020 10:29:46 149 60
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Come on Brexiteers stop moaning... What is the upside of this utter shambles?
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09/12/2020 10:31:48 7 33
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It's the price of freedom from a corrupt EU.
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09/12/2020 10:35:18 33 4
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Corrupt how? Examples please. Just because you say it, it doesn’t make it a fact.
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09/12/2020 10:51:41 12 3
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You should win a idiocy price... For real
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09/12/2020 11:02:28 8 2
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As we fall into the arms of a corrupt Tory party, awarding contracts to its mates and donors whio fail to deliver, giving peerages to useless chumps like Frost, Botham and the handful of Labour Leavers, yet still not doing anything about tax avoiders. Because they ARE tax avoiders.
09/12/2020 12:52:05 2 1
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But not having food, drugs or jobs. Yep, a death worth paying for.

Own the consequences of your stupidity.
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09/12/2020 10:31:52 353 166
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What a sad pointless act of self harm Brexit is
Nothing to see here, just the usual lamentable tedium from the self-righteous indignant. Removed
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09/12/2020 10:48:26 45 34
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Even the BBC acknowledges this has nothing to do with Brexit! Read the article!
??
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09/12/2020 10:51:21 32 14
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Read the article. It's a Global shipping crisis!
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09/12/2020 10:57:39 20 43
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Love those Remainer tears
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09/12/2020 11:35:52 5 15
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Best thing we ever did! Time will prove me right. You can prep the apology in triplicate now, pending delivery if you like.
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09/12/2020 11:55:59 6 9
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No, it is called DEMOCRACY. Something the pro-EU and left-wing crowd don't like.
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09/12/2020 12:05:16 5 4
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another sad remoaner....
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09/12/2020 12:06:54 5 3
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What ineffable twaddle!
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09/12/2020 12:22:14 2 3
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17.4 million people cannot be wrong......
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09/12/2020 12:24:10 3 4
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That's your opinion. In my opinion it is already working a treat and you will see and reap the benefits with everyone else. I bet we will not hear you moaning then.
09/12/2020 13:02:47 2 1
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Any thoughts of 'Self Harm' of a 'Redundant UK' doesn't seem to deter all those thousands of immigrants crossing the Channel' does it! oh yea' Project Panic' some Car Plant...is it Honda' can't get a few car parts' ! Hmm..yes..BBC''lets pump that pointless and useless story out'..just before any Brexit deal is done! You'll believe 'any headline' and any story...if it 'fits' your Biased outlook!
09/12/2020 16:35:52 0 0
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What a sad and pointless exercise climate change is.
09/12/2020 20:04:15 0 0
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did you actually bother to read the article or is your default position to blame Brexit for verything?
10/12/2020 18:49:39 0 0
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Oh, there's a point to it for the wreckers all right...
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09/12/2020 10:31:52 1 12
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No what they mean is ah..here’s an excuse to rise prices anyway, prices didn’t rise when most of EU was in full lockdown and shipping of goods was difficult.
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09/12/2020 10:31:57 153 31
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Four years is a pretty long time to prepare for something like this. It now doesn't appear that we are very prepared at all...
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09/12/2020 11:00:38 86 13
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Businesses don't know what they're preparing for?

The deal is still being discussed. There may not even be a deal. A deal will make a huge difference. No deal will put some companies out of business, no matter what they try and do to prepare.
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09/12/2020 11:47:41 1 12
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If the Reainer Establishment hadn't spent fours years trying to reverse the referendum result and cheering on the EU's negotiators there would have been more than enough time to sort it out.
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09/12/2020 11:57:58 1 8
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Deliberate tactic by EU to drag negotiations out to spread uncertainty. Boris should have stuck to original deadline rather than letting EU con him
09/12/2020 13:15:36 0 1
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COVID-19 wasnt around 4 years ago!
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09/12/2020 10:32:00 47 14
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The Brexit dividend. Car maker shutting production due to not getting parts for their JIT operations. Just as well some factories are shut or the damage would be far, far worse. This ia all before the Transition agreement comes to an end and more paperwork and delays at ports. never mind they can expand the Farage's Garages
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09/12/2020 11:19:22 4 16
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Well that's the risk of JIT stock control. If there are supply chain issues then you're screwed and production will stop. This is not an issue to do with Brexit. It is disruption caused by the pandemic.
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09/12/2020 10:32:13 334 38
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Chris Grayling is Folkestone port's advisor.
What could possibly go wrong with that?
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09/12/2020 11:26:45 63 4
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Someone might want to tell Mr Grayling that the Folkestone's port closed down several years ago. We do now have a lovely Harbour Arm serving lovely food and open air music.
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09/12/2020 11:34:15 16 3
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Hopefully Mr Grayling knows the difference between Felixstowe and Folkestone. I bet he doesn't. Then again, neither do you!
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09/12/2020 11:39:48 3 2
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Depends if he has shares in Tilbury, Dover or Felixstoe docks
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09/12/2020 11:52:18 7 0
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Oh no really! We're fecked then
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09/12/2020 12:17:25 4 1
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Clearly someone actually listened to him and hence all the problems.
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09/12/2020 12:22:43 5 0
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Delays at Britain's docks.... There's a shocker been like that fo the 35 years I have been in transport.... ??
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DG
09/12/2020 12:32:55 12 0
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Grayling is the port advisor. He has a degree in history, nothing else. This is why Government(s) end up in a mess by employing/promoting square pegs for round holes.
09/12/2020 12:47:30 2 4
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He could have corbyn as his number two.
09/12/2020 12:59:21 2 1
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"Folkestone Port" actually refers to the International Freight Terminal fed by the international rail link, through the Channel Tunnel.
10/12/2020 01:02:07 1 0
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Chris Grayling is a non-Executive director of Hutchison, owner of Felixstowe port and paid £100k per year for one day’s work a week. Folkestone closed as a commercial port in 2001. Felixstowe is experiencing serious problems currently as you would expect from Failing Grayling.
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09/12/2020 10:30:15 6 26
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SO EMPLOY MORE PORT PEOPLE !!!

Create Freeports ..... gosh Liverpool and Hull will welcome super ports ....

We are showing another way ..... a sea faring nation with tens of ports (hundreds if we want) that can be expanded to provide jobs and smooth flow
....

yet the BBC want to blame BREXIT ......
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Pip
09/12/2020 10:32:29 2 3
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Carrying goods we can't afford.........?
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09/12/2020 10:32:46 89 38
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Well, well, who'd 'av thunk. Thanks again Brexiteers.
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09/12/2020 10:52:07 32 41
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Brexit ears are responsible for Covid?
Actually, you probably think they are ??
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09/12/2020 10:33:07 214 16
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Good to see Chris Grayling's £100,000 a year part time advisory role at Felixstowe port is paying dividends. ??
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09/12/2020 11:06:28 82 10
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Thankfully it's only part time.
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09/12/2020 11:35:11 7 0
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Is he on a percentage of the congestion charges?
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09/12/2020 11:45:02 8 0
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Wait until Priti sticks her oar in.
09/12/2020 12:37:34 3 0
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Felixstowe, Harwich and Thamesport.
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09/12/2020 10:33:21 7 1
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well if we will allow our infrastructure be it ports, electricity etc. to be sold to the likes of DP World can can we expect!!!!
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09/12/2020 10:30:26 73 30
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Less consumerism?
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09/12/2020 10:33:21 22 2
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But I thought Brexit was supposed to help our economy. If there is less consumerism that will hurt the economy as people will be spending less
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09/12/2020 10:52:52 5 8
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Then you haven't paid enough attention, and then act puzzled when you don't understand it.

GDP is not the only metric for measuring the quality of ones life. This was routinely mentioned in 2016 (if you paid attention).

Happiness is not measured only by GDP.
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09/12/2020 10:33:21 79 20
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They've done nothing to prepare for this debacle and assume it will magically be ok. It will not.
09/12/2020 12:34:55 6 24
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How do you fully prepare when the EU keep moving the goalposts?

Everyone keeps blaming UK Govt - but the EU are to blame also. They've known all along that certain areas are no go's - but just keep going in the hope that we will roll over with our red lines.
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09/12/2020 10:33:23 3 11
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Why does the BBC encourage, and thereby contribute to, fake news spread by vacuous HYSers. Read the report..............
"Global shipping schedules were initially disrupted during the early stages of the pandemic, but recently a surge in demand for imports and a backlog of empty shipping containers are causing bottlenecks at UK ports."
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09/12/2020 10:30:15 6 26
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SO EMPLOY MORE PORT PEOPLE !!!

Create Freeports ..... gosh Liverpool and Hull will welcome super ports ....

We are showing another way ..... a sea faring nation with tens of ports (hundreds if we want) that can be expanded to provide jobs and smooth flow
....

yet the BBC want to blame BREXIT ......
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09/12/2020 10:33:34 3 2
bbc
Freeports bring less money for Govt for services like the NHS but help the 1% avoid the pitiful amount they cannot dodge at present.
11
09/12/2020 10:30:40 6 31
bbc
It's the price of freedom from a corrupt EU.
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09/12/2020 10:33:36 9 3
bbc
Don't you ever get tired of re-telling the same old lies? Corrupt how? And even if, how is the UK less corrupt? Contracts without tender/oversight to MP's mates and advisers, Jenrick's building mates, Liam Foxes 'best man', Priti's harrassment case, Russia Report buried, etc, etc, etc.
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09/12/2020 10:33:39 5 24
bbc
So, a problem caused by covid, yet the extreme remainers are laying the blame at Brexit?

I can picture an extreme remainer banging their thumb with a hammer and cussing that it's brexit's fault.
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09/12/2020 10:39:21 3 1
bbc
What part of 'Brexit stockpiling' and 'increasing orders to avoid future cost increases and tariffs' confuses you the most?
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09/12/2020 10:33:44 133 51
bbc
Cue the clueless Brexiteers coming on to say the article says it’s a global shipping crisis, so that’s the problem. The problem is when you add the effects of Brexit related port delays onto it, that compounds the problem even more.
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09/12/2020 10:44:14 89 32
bbc
You have to remember in Brexit land everything is simple and can be fixed by a 3 word slogan. There is no linkage between anything and you can't say there is or it hurts their heads.

Not having things is the fault of the most convenient reason, it can't be a compound answer to complex that.
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09/12/2020 10:33:50 0 10
bbc
AS the Vogons are still insisting that they rule the universe, so be it we can manage without VOGON INSPIRED TRANSPORT, and all other things Voginian, also its oppressive other items.
we will remove tourism, transprt to and from VOGON, leave the ROI to find another route to Vogon with out entering the UK.
Nor will we trade with Vogon if at all possible including the ROI.
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09/12/2020 10:28:32 8 4
bbc
Everyone needs to cut down on goods for a while it seems. Wear out those jeans and pumps.
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Pip
09/12/2020 10:33:50 1 1
bbc
I agree, but I would also like the choice..........?
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09/12/2020 10:33:51 2 9
bbc
Stop the hysteria, or the next thing is we'll have widespread panic buying...lots of people mixing in shops is something we don't need just at the moment
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09/12/2020 10:30:15 6 26
bbc
SO EMPLOY MORE PORT PEOPLE !!!

Create Freeports ..... gosh Liverpool and Hull will welcome super ports ....

We are showing another way ..... a sea faring nation with tens of ports (hundreds if we want) that can be expanded to provide jobs and smooth flow
....

yet the BBC want to blame BREXIT ......
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09/12/2020 10:33:57 4 2
bbc
Are you proposing that a container ship should dock in a Cornish village harbour?
39
09/12/2020 10:34:02 5 6
bbc
Is it too late to change our minds and stay?
Or should we just wait and see?
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09/12/2020 10:38:33 0 6
bbc
What difference would that make to a pandemic generated problem?
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09/12/2020 10:31:11 7 22
bbc
BBC - Boring Brexit Click-bait.
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09/12/2020 10:34:13 7 3
bbc
No Keith. Brexit itself is the most boring thing ever. Ever...
13
09/12/2020 10:31:11 7 22
bbc
BBC - Boring Brexit Click-bait.
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09/12/2020 10:34:15 6 2
bbc
Poor Keith, still struggling with his cognitive dissonance as he voted for this car crash.
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09/12/2020 10:34:25 87 14
bbc
Good old failing grayling. Racing dido Harding to emperor of the world one fail upwards at a time
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09/12/2020 10:34:30 139 65
bbc
Nice one Brexit. Make us all poorer - except those at the top.
64
09/12/2020 10:37:51 64 120
bbc
Sod all to do with Brexit
4
09/12/2020 10:28:34 176 84
bbc
Happy now, Brexiteers? Are you enjoying your Brexit purchase?
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ant
09/12/2020 10:34:32 111 100
bbc
So, a GLOBAL crises is all caused by Brexit ??
Do you see how easily a disruption at the ports spirals out of control? Now, add Brexit to this existing problem....
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09/12/2020 10:39:25 15 5
bbc
No but it would seem bad grammar is...
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09/12/2020 10:42:13 24 5
bbc
Yeah a global crisis that only really affects UK ports ??
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09/12/2020 10:46:59 9 5
bbc
Global? Do you think UK is the only island or think all islands are in a shipping backlog crisis?
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09/12/2020 10:51:38 5 3
bbc
Not a global crisis. All 'our' containers are backed up in our ports.
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Des
09/12/2020 11:17:37 2 3
bbc
The UK is having a crisis of it's own making, so well done to the economic illiterates. Your support of super venture capitalism will be appreciated - not by you of course unless you are one.
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09/12/2020 11:23:02 1 3
bbc
somehow knew you would look to lay the blame elsewhere, Brexit is a global crisis that will reverberate around the world, everyone loses.....
784
09/12/2020 12:11:40 1 1
bbc
Dont confuse the remainers by using or asking for facts, it just confuses them even more!
953
09/12/2020 12:28:41 1 1
bbc
Brain of an ant as well. Brexit is a uniquely ENGLISH cock-up
09/12/2020 12:57:16 1 1
bbc
It is not global. It is ‘cos of the UK chaos overflowing to other EU ports and the tens of thousands of containers stuck around the UK causing increased costs of transporting goods to the UK.
09/12/2020 13:22:24 1 0
bbc
No, its making that 'GLOBAL' crisis significantly worse. at least as it relates to the UK.
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09/12/2020 10:30:15 6 26
bbc
SO EMPLOY MORE PORT PEOPLE !!!

Create Freeports ..... gosh Liverpool and Hull will welcome super ports ....

We are showing another way ..... a sea faring nation with tens of ports (hundreds if we want) that can be expanded to provide jobs and smooth flow
....

yet the BBC want to blame BREXIT ......
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09/12/2020 10:34:43 3 2
bbc
Well I waived my magic wand but no more "port people" magically appeared! ??
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09/12/2020 10:34:46 153 58
bbc
The mess left on the carpet is starting to stink quitters.
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09/12/2020 10:52:15 73 151
bbc
Aww didums , you lost , 4 years ago and still sulking.
Comical
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09/12/2020 10:30:40 6 31
bbc
It's the price of freedom from a corrupt EU.
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09/12/2020 10:34:53 6 2
bbc
Might have been if we weren't simply left at the mercy of a corrupt UK Govt instead.
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09/12/2020 10:34:53 209 89
bbc
Leavers : YOU OWN THIS
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09/12/2020 10:37:19 106 155
bbc
Sod all to do with Brexit
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09/12/2020 11:11:06 3 18
bbc
You own it as well chum
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09/12/2020 11:15:40 10 16
bbc
I'm fine with that, now can all those remoaners who said they'd leave it if was a yes vote please disappear to the socialist republic if choice.
527
09/12/2020 11:36:35 0 7
bbc
You are most welcome ????
765
09/12/2020 12:09:42 0 9
bbc
Are you American? One thing about leavers you will find is a good grasp of English not American junk speak.
09/12/2020 12:38:04 1 2
bbc
Please read the article - the costs in and of themselves are not attributed to Brexit. Brexit may exacerbate it but cant help get the feeling if someone reported leaves falling off trees in Autumn someone would be on here saying OWN IT LEAVERS........
09/12/2020 14:11:03 0 0
bbc
This is nothing to do with Brexit, its all covid related and is a global issue impacting the US and Europe. I'm sure when brexit hits things will look worse.
09/12/2020 20:30:38 0 0
bbc
What? A global crisis? Grow up.
10/12/2020 17:05:29 0 0
bbc
I am not sure they do as this is a global issue. That aside, I assume your remain vote has given you immunity? Good for you.
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09/12/2020 10:31:36 7 10
bbc
The problem is by reporting this, the media exacerbates the situation. Expect to see panic buying over the next fortnight
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09/12/2020 10:35:12 4 3
bbc
Keep everyone in the dark and throw siht at them you mean? The mushroom approach.
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09/12/2020 10:43:32 1 2
bbc
Reporting an expectation of “severe delays” is responsible. Reporting that “prices will rise” is not -given that demand for goods usually drops after Christmas, it’s unlikely that suppliers will inflict higher prices on an economy already crippled by covid. They’ll probably take the hit themselves or find themselves burdened with unsold stock
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09/12/2020 10:31:48 7 33
bbc
It's the price of freedom from a corrupt EU.
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09/12/2020 10:35:18 33 4
bbc
Corrupt how? Examples please. Just because you say it, it doesn’t make it a fact.
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09/12/2020 10:56:27 2 7
bbc
How about that entire airport & town built in Spain with EU money that got mothballed and never used?
Sounds like a typical 'jobs for Tory donors' situation that we get over here.

Or the fact that 1/3 of all EU currency is printed in 500 euro notes: Have you ever seen one? Why would you need that much in high value notes that are rarely used? BBC's Evan Davies raised this a decade ago.
09/12/2020 14:42:13 0 0
bbc
...and they should know by now, words like CORRUPT should be, oh you get the idea...
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09/12/2020 10:35:47 79 31
bbc
Quitter desperation and fear in the face of Project Reality is palpable.
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09/12/2020 12:14:11 10 27
bbc
Where? I havent seen any, just hearing ramblings of over zealous and bitter remainers.
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09/12/2020 10:30:40 6 31
bbc
It's the price of freedom from a corrupt EU.
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09/12/2020 10:31:53 6 2
bbc
Hope you can afford it
13
09/12/2020 10:31:11 7 22
bbc
BBC - Boring Brexit Click-bait.
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09/12/2020 10:35:56 5 2
bbc
Boring tabloid reader
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09/12/2020 10:30:40 6 31
bbc
It's the price of freedom from a corrupt EU.
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09/12/2020 10:32:20 7 2
bbc
The price of Brexiteer lies and paranoia.
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09/12/2020 10:31:06 3 21
bbc
... and the Remoaners are to blame.
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09/12/2020 10:36:25 8 3
bbc
Blame absolutely anyone but the culprits.
09/12/2020 12:58:34 0 0
bbc
... I assume that you mean those that voted for it - but by this time next year do you think we will find anyone owning up to this mess? No... thought not.
BBC leftie journos gleefully promoting any way in which to cause fear in relation to Brexit- come on BBC, we have already left the EU, get over it. Next focus now is to scrap the license fee/tax Removed
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09/12/2020 10:51:49 0 2
bbc
Brexit not mentioned once in the article, maybe take your right-wing glasses off before commenting, eh?
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09/12/2020 10:37:09 48 11
bbc
Brexit is legitimately the stupidest decision in our history
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09/12/2020 10:43:50 34 5
bbc
it is indeed - the longest and most destructive act of self-harm any country has done to itself...in the name of 'sovereignty'...whatever than means
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09/12/2020 10:53:52 0 4
bbc
The article didn't mention Brexit, so a bit of a leap there. This story, however, is all about Brexit but the Beeb don't see fit to include a HYS, strange, that... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55236852
519
09/12/2020 11:35:27 4 2
bbc
but Blue Passports...!
48
09/12/2020 10:34:53 209 89
bbc
Leavers : YOU OWN THIS
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09/12/2020 10:37:19 106 155
bbc
Sod all to do with Brexit
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09/12/2020 10:46:51 30 12
bbc
Britnat Brexiteers are not only deluded, they are also deniers.
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Des
09/12/2020 11:12:34 16 4
bbc
C19 is the curveball but Bull£$** Boris and co are amoral enough to use that to cover up their wanton destruction of the UK economy for everyone who isn't a venture capitalist. The conning and the conned. Well done.
451
09/12/2020 11:07:44 9 3
bbc
Keep practicing that line.
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09/12/2020 11:44:59 14 2
bbc
Sod all to do with Brexit? Did you even read the article?

Importers are essentially rushing to import goods before Brexit and a No Deal is finalised.
09/12/2020 12:49:30 1 1
bbc
Own the chaos. As requested by quitlings, sheeple and leavers.
09/12/2020 17:22:22 0 0
bbc
Since when has facts stopped anyone blaming Brexit, or anything else for that matter. Everyone seem to be in an echo chamber these days, where they are right and those who disagree a wrong and therefore evil and stupid. It's very sad.
10/12/2020 01:08:31 0 0
bbc
Everything to do with it.
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09/12/2020 10:37:27 1 8
bbc
not long now
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09/12/2020 10:48:20 1 1
bbc
Yes. What are you hoping for from Santa this year. A little England?
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09/12/2020 10:37:39 5 6
bbc
'The system stopped working properly when economies in various parts of the world shut down and re-opened at different times, as they dealt with Covid-19.

That led to shipping firms falling behind when it came to picking up empty containers at ports and taking then back to Asia.' But no, it's Brexit. Everything wrong in the world is due to Brexit.
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09/12/2020 10:56:17 1 1
bbc
Nope, Brexit is causing a lot of issues right now, Companies not taking advice from the Government sorting out EORI/CUSTOMS codes to enable smooth shipment transport.
Most have left it to the last minute (some not at all) These will regret it after 31st December as this will halt a lot of shipments coming across.
Covid hasn't really affected transport other than paperwork handling.
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09/12/2020 10:37:46 28 1
bbc
Importers are stockpiling ahead of Brexit to both ensure they have stock and to get it at current cost before tariffs are imposed. My employer has done exactly this and have stock stuck in Felixstowe right now.

Cash flow problems for small & medium sized businesses could be very damaging.
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09/12/2020 10:37:49 15 6
bbc
welcome to global britain the only nation having problems with their shipping,welcome to vaccine britain with people now advised not to take the vaccine if your allergic to reactions,thats just one day of vaccinations with this new one,everything we do is falling apart and no doubt johnson will blame the world for all our issues,vaccine came from europe,just another day in tories global vision/
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09/12/2020 10:34:30 139 65
bbc
Nice one Brexit. Make us all poorer - except those at the top.
64
09/12/2020 10:37:51 64 120
bbc
Sod all to do with Brexit
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09/12/2020 10:46:25 26 5
bbc
Of course its due to Brexit. The backlog of shipping is do to importers desperately trying to get goods into the UK before Tariffs are applied. Why are Tarriffs being Applied? BREXIT
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09/12/2020 10:48:31 25 1
bbc
I'd love to know what is - the mess at the ports, not Brexit, automotive packing up and leaving that's not Brexit, collapse in the currency price that's not Brexit, rise in racism that's not Brexit, up coming price hikes that's not Brexit, up coming shortages that's not Brexit, reduced growth and slow recovery that's not Brexit.
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09/12/2020 10:53:10 17 1
bbc
No so do you think Brexit will make it all better or plunge us into a deeper mess?
479
09/12/2020 11:08:15 7 1
bbc
keep practicing that line.
65
09/12/2020 10:37:57 37 11
bbc
Brexit is going to make everyone poorer.
The bitter irony is that those who will be hit hardest are the people in the lower classes, who, falling victim to the populists' lies, tended to vote for Brexit.
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09/12/2020 10:40:15 9 27
bbc
Did you miss the words "global shipping crisis" in the first sentence? The causes are clearly explained in the article, and Brexit isn't one of them.
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09/12/2020 10:38:29 30 6
bbc
And this is before we get the shambles that is coming from 1st January due to Brexcrement.

Reports several weeks ago that there are 4000 containers of PPE stuck in Felixstowe. Shipping being diverted to Holland, as businesses trying to get supplies in before the end of the year as no one knows what the rules are going to be yet due to the inept bunch of clowns we have running the country.
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ant
09/12/2020 10:34:32 111 100
bbc
So, a GLOBAL crises is all caused by Brexit ??
Do you see how easily a disruption at the ports spirals out of control? Now, add Brexit to this existing problem....
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09/12/2020 10:34:02 5 6
bbc
Is it too late to change our minds and stay?
Or should we just wait and see?
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09/12/2020 10:38:33 0 6
bbc
What difference would that make to a pandemic generated problem?
Keep stirring it up BBC your defund is getting ever nearer... :) Removed
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09/12/2020 10:40:48 2 0
bbc
They are moving to New York
They don't care what you think
Leaving you behind :0)
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09/12/2020 10:41:22 2 0
bbc
you really are lacking in common sense
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09/12/2020 10:42:48 3 0
bbc
if you don't like the BBC p*** off and go somewhere else
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09/12/2020 10:31:11 7 22
bbc
BBC - Boring Brexit Click-bait.
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09/12/2020 10:39:20 4 1
bbc
That you clicked on! So it works doesn't it.
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09/12/2020 10:33:39 5 24
bbc
So, a problem caused by covid, yet the extreme remainers are laying the blame at Brexit?

I can picture an extreme remainer banging their thumb with a hammer and cussing that it's brexit's fault.
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09/12/2020 10:39:21 3 1
bbc
What part of 'Brexit stockpiling' and 'increasing orders to avoid future cost increases and tariffs' confuses you the most?
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09/12/2020 10:39:23 14 9
bbc
Maybe if we imported less & manufactured more in the UK, this wouldn't be a problem. Add to that the current just in time logistics model & ANYTHING going wrong is going to impact movement of goods. Pay more, make it here & have less problems. Simples
81
09/12/2020 10:41:22 13 0
bbc
Still need raw material
Simples
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09/12/2020 10:43:33 6 1
bbc
Well it was the Tories who destroyed our manufacturing industries, Not the EU
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Gaz
09/12/2020 10:43:39 5 0
bbc
Can you remember when we made things. They were of poor quality and over priced. The Germans know how to make quality goods.
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KRD
09/12/2020 10:48:42 5 0
bbc
Don't forget it was Maggie who believed the UK should have an economy centred on 'services' rather than manufacturing. That is okay for a relatively small number of high-earners but not so good for the other 95% of the population.
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ant
09/12/2020 10:34:32 111 100
bbc
So, a GLOBAL crises is all caused by Brexit ??
73
09/12/2020 10:39:25 15 5
bbc
No but it would seem bad grammar is...
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09/12/2020 10:39:42 33 9
bbc
Not a good time to start trading with the rest of the world.
Merchant fleet run down as ships worth more as scrap.

See Johnson has sided with US over illegal state subsidies to Boeing - stabbing UK Airbus workers in the back

This is all making project fear look like the most positive scenario for BREXIT
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09/12/2020 10:51:17 3 11
bbc
Always good to see an argument fully informed by the facts... oops.

Airbus received illegal subsidies too. Even the BBC was prepared to admit that https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44120525

Never mind the facts, feel the narrative.
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09/12/2020 10:28:34 176 84
bbc
Happy now, Brexiteers? Are you enjoying your Brexit purchase?
75
09/12/2020 10:40:02 5 31
bbc
Short sightedness will get you no where............................. Bring on No Deal !
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09/12/2020 10:45:52 10 4
bbc
Three dots shall suffice. Also, I'm not aware of "where" being a noun.
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09/12/2020 10:50:52 3 1
bbc
Short-sightedness beats blinkered to point of blindness any day.
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09/12/2020 10:37:57 37 11
bbc
Brexit is going to make everyone poorer.
The bitter irony is that those who will be hit hardest are the people in the lower classes, who, falling victim to the populists' lies, tended to vote for Brexit.
76
09/12/2020 10:40:15 9 27
bbc
Did you miss the words "global shipping crisis" in the first sentence? The causes are clearly explained in the article, and Brexit isn't one of them.
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09/12/2020 10:44:05 6 2
bbc
And you missed a couple of years of warnings about the effects of Brexit.
A simple question: do you think that it will make the crisis better or worse?
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09/12/2020 10:48:08 8 1
bbc
Whilst there are many other factors at play, it is wrong to say that brexit doesn't play a part, as firms are stocking up due to uncertainty about rules and tariffs, thereby adding to congestion at the ports.
09/12/2020 12:46:41 1 0
bbc
Oh yes it is. Read the article, not just headline.
09/12/2020 20:01:46 0 0
bbc
Probably not contributing much to the problem yet.
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09/12/2020 10:40:44 8 3
bbc
Here we go. Excuses coming in already to rise prices, even Brexit was going to rise prices anyway, but nothing like adding to your Bonus at our expense. We were called Treasure Island in the past, by Manufactures, we would have to go aboard to buy big ticket items. The Rich getting richer at our expense again.
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09/12/2020 10:43:07 2 1
bbc
What you've done there is confuse 'excuses' with 'reasons'.

Increased freight costs, storage costs and paperwork will be absorbed until they can't and passed on the customer.

This shouldn't be a surprise tbh
Keep stirring it up BBC your defund is getting ever nearer... :) Removed
78
09/12/2020 10:40:48 2 0
bbc
They are moving to New York
They don't care what you think
Leaving you behind :0)
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09/12/2020 10:41:07 5 10
bbc
Not about the UK or even the EU, and, Brexit has happened so why the “brexit” tag BBC?

Fill the empty containers with manic remain voters so desperate to get out of the UK - obviously that includes the BBC student journalists.
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09/12/2020 10:47:00 4 1
bbc
What about the moronic leave voters who are blaming remainers for the mess they voted for?
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09/12/2020 10:41:08 35 11
bbc
There is no shame admitting that you voted leave for reasons that are no longer (or have never been) true, you may well have voted in good faith and were conned, someone who has been conned will normally continue to double down on their justification just to avoid the perceived shame of admitting they were wrong. Gamblers logic, walk away, don't put another billion in the brexit fruit machine.
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09/12/2020 10:39:23 14 9
bbc
Maybe if we imported less & manufactured more in the UK, this wouldn't be a problem. Add to that the current just in time logistics model & ANYTHING going wrong is going to impact movement of goods. Pay more, make it here & have less problems. Simples
81
09/12/2020 10:41:22 13 0
bbc
Still need raw material
Simples
Keep stirring it up BBC your defund is getting ever nearer... :) Removed
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09/12/2020 10:41:22 2 0
bbc
you really are lacking in common sense
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09/12/2020 10:41:26 5 3
bbc
Logistics chains are far too long - that's not good for businesses, not good for consumers and not good for the environment. We need to reduce our need for imports, especially food and essentials. Surely we'll learn that lesson from the Covid-19 pandemic...
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09/12/2020 10:29:46 149 60
bbc
Come on Brexiteers stop moaning... What is the upside of this utter shambles?
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09/12/2020 10:41:35 20 4
bbc
For Remainers like me, the upside is the possibility to laugh in the face of idiots.
And to watch the clown in No. 10 falling down.
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09/12/2020 10:51:13 5 16
bbc
You sound like you are about 6
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09/12/2020 10:34:28 105 27
bbc
Fayte

It's the price of freedom from a corrupt EU.

======

And the constant flow of drivel continues ad infinitum.
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Des
09/12/2020 11:22:45 36 11
bbc
ya gotta laf at that .... do you walk around the UK with your eyes closed to the massive corruption unleashed by baby Bull*** Boris? Covid's been a gift to Gov.scum.
09/12/2020 12:43:14 0 0
bbc
Personally I'd love to know what that freedom is, in what way does it impinge on their day to day rights. So far the only example I've heard is workers willing to do the same job for a lower wage travelling under FoM and thus reducing the wage of the British nationals.
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09/12/2020 10:36:47 20 8
bbc
All for a foreign made blue passport.
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09/12/2020 11:01:45 1 7
bbc
So the article has deluded you into thinking this is all due Brexit. Job done. Did you read it all?
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09/12/2020 10:42:10 10 9
bbc
I must be reading a different story to many commentators here. From what I read this is mostly caused by a pandemic shutting down economies at different times, not brexit. A 'no deal scenario' isn't here yet, that's waiting in the wings.
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09/12/2020 10:45:51 6 0
bbc
Let’s face it, it’s another ingredient that isn’t going to help our transition into the land of milk and honey.
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ant
09/12/2020 10:34:32 111 100
bbc
So, a GLOBAL crises is all caused by Brexit ??
88
09/12/2020 10:42:13 24 5
bbc
Yeah a global crisis that only really affects UK ports ??
09/12/2020 21:12:20 0 0
bbc
No it doesn't. The Telegraph did a article today about the problems at Los Angeles and Long Beach and explained the causes. The Phnom Phenh Post had an article saying freight rates between Cambodia and China had trebled. This is a world wide issue. If you read the Telegraph article you might learn something.
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bbc
Beautiful!

The remoaners fuming again.
Such fun
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09/12/2020 10:44:41 4 2
bbc
The thickos blaming others again. Nice
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09/12/2020 10:45:56 2 1
bbc
British businesses experiencing problems and you're happy because people you disagree with are upset at this.

Trash the UK to own the libs.

What happened to you to make you this way?
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09/12/2020 10:46:17 1 1
bbc
Remoaners?
I thought we had left already?
Keep stirring it up BBC your defund is getting ever nearer... :) Removed
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09/12/2020 10:42:48 3 0
bbc
if you don't like the BBC p*** off and go somewhere else
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09/12/2020 10:40:44 8 3
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Here we go. Excuses coming in already to rise prices, even Brexit was going to rise prices anyway, but nothing like adding to your Bonus at our expense. We were called Treasure Island in the past, by Manufactures, we would have to go aboard to buy big ticket items. The Rich getting richer at our expense again.
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09/12/2020 10:43:07 2 1
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What you've done there is confuse 'excuses' with 'reasons'.

Increased freight costs, storage costs and paperwork will be absorbed until they can't and passed on the customer.

This shouldn't be a surprise tbh
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09/12/2020 10:27:51 261 86
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Stand up anyone who couldn't see this coming??? Sit down Boris!!!??
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09/12/2020 10:43:08 145 188
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When did you see this coming? Did you predict C-19? Did you predict the surge of imports by "austerity" Britain? Can I see your thesis on shipping containers?
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09/12/2020 10:56:32 38 12
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Anyone could.see the impact of austerity imposed by an inept Tory party! CV19, we had advanced warning & Govt did nothing other than congratulate each other on "getting Brexit done"! We also had a pandemic exercise in 2016 the results & recommendations the Govt ignored, to focus on Brexit! Only a total idiot would force a 'no idea' Brexit through during a global pandemic! But hey what do I know!??
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Des
09/12/2020 11:10:46 29 12
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Certainly half the country has been blinded by lies, hatred, xenophobia and their post colonial identity crisis, but put that aside and leaving the best trading club around then whingeing because you can't still have all the benefits is how only spoilt children like bull$&** Boris and Co would behave.
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09/12/2020 11:13:45 14 11
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I seen it coming as did many Scots & many English , now you may not like this ? but many of us pro indi Scots voted Brexit as we knew 100% that it would cause a constitutional crisis which no one in any of our parliaments would have the ability to stop.
The business shambles is just a bonus and will hasten the end [long overdue] of the UK.And Covid is the final boot in the chuckies .
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09/12/2020 11:15:25 20 7
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Wasn't it called Project fear? ...because Brexiteers couldn't think for themselves and had to borrow a term from the Scottish Nationalists.
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09/12/2020 11:33:53 15 9
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Most sensible people did see this coming, as I have a business that uses containers it was inevitable, Covid made it happen sooner and by the way you haven’t seen anything yet of the problems still to come, price increases, less choice, reluctance to supply to a Country who cannot be trusted and a currency which is unstable, this is not hindsight
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09/12/2020 11:43:45 8 6
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Yawn! Don't need a crystal ball to see it will hit the fan. As Boris so patronising put it over the summer, its common sense.
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09/12/2020 11:56:27 2 0
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Yes it was the government is till sitting on the 2016 flu pandemic exercise so they new Covid or similar wS coming as usual they ignored it hoped it would go away and told everyone austerity and poverty is the best way to save the nation sorry hedge funds..
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09/12/2020 11:58:29 2 0
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To be fair, it's not Slim's job to see it coming and move government focus accordingly. I thought they had some superior super forecaster working for them, what was his name?
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09/12/2020 12:24:09 2 3
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We saw this coming in 2016 when hordes of us said "Don't vote to Leave , its bloody idiocy". But then you lot said, "pah, Turkey is joining, I don't fancy that" or "Not with all those immigrants" . And now we're here. WELL DONE. YOU WON. GET OVER IT. WE'LL BE BLAMING YOU FOR GENERATIONS.
09/12/2020 12:38:54 2 2
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Anyone who has more than a few braincells could see the looming chaos of brexicide. Totally non-deliverable as sold to the sheeple by the liars in 2016.
09/12/2020 12:42:49 3 1
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Remoaners are full of hindsight intelligence. They all predicted c19 would happen in 2020. Keep up.
09/12/2020 19:31:18 1 0
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Someone's rattled your cage. Pity.
10/12/2020 10:19:11 0 0
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You read the Project Fear manifesto and denounced it. Now it is coming true you said it never existed. Maybe you need to go to SpecSavers.
10/12/2020 18:39:36 0 0
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He could have extended the transition period after C19 was already here which would have given more time to get a good deal for all. But while all concerned have been tied up with Covid we are weeks away from economic disaster. Boris 110% to blame for this mess inc his handling of Covid
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cba
09/12/2020 10:43:21 0 5
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The old saying half a bag if sweets is better than non these people should reduce their profit and do more business if they up their prices they will lose customers there is always someone cheaper
Life can be hard in business sometimes so stop whinging
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09/12/2020 10:47:55 3 0
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"Life can be hard in business sometimes so stop whinging"

Shame that wasn't the 2016 Brexit slogan!??
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Well it would appear the Chinese have pulled a flanker here! Sending Covid worldwide, makes us and the rest of the world more dependent on the....time now to start manufacturing our own products...open opportunity! Removed
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09/12/2020 10:48:37 1 0
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I dont think that's a very PC comment. Then again I'm no longer sure what is ok to say & what isnt. Am I allowed to wish you all a Merry Christmas or do a some people chose to be offended by it? Too late!??
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09/12/2020 10:35:12 4 3
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Keep everyone in the dark and throw siht at them you mean? The mushroom approach.
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09/12/2020 10:43:32 1 2
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Reporting an expectation of “severe delays” is responsible. Reporting that “prices will rise” is not -given that demand for goods usually drops after Christmas, it’s unlikely that suppliers will inflict higher prices on an economy already crippled by covid. They’ll probably take the hit themselves or find themselves burdened with unsold stock
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09/12/2020 10:39:23 14 9
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Maybe if we imported less & manufactured more in the UK, this wouldn't be a problem. Add to that the current just in time logistics model & ANYTHING going wrong is going to impact movement of goods. Pay more, make it here & have less problems. Simples
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09/12/2020 10:43:33 6 1
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Well it was the Tories who destroyed our manufacturing industries, Not the EU
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09/12/2020 10:43:34 6 6
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three weeks from D-Day. At what point does project fear become project reality?
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09/12/2020 10:46:35 2 0
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Adime you mean Dunkirk day
Calamity dressed up as victory
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09/12/2020 10:47:58 3 0
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1st January, 2021. Though it may take until the first full working week in January before problems start being incurred by businesses. Northern Ireland in particular will be a focal point.
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09/12/2020 10:39:23 14 9
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Maybe if we imported less & manufactured more in the UK, this wouldn't be a problem. Add to that the current just in time logistics model & ANYTHING going wrong is going to impact movement of goods. Pay more, make it here & have less problems. Simples
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Gaz
09/12/2020 10:43:39 5 0
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Can you remember when we made things. They were of poor quality and over priced. The Germans know how to make quality goods.
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09/12/2020 10:43:46 5 9
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For all those trying to blame Brexit - try reading the first sentence that mentions a "global shipping crisis".

Also, if you search for the word 'Brexit' on this web page, none of the hits are in the article!!

Rejoiners - try to calm down - it will all be over soon and you can have many happy years blaming everything on Brexit. We have left already, and won't be going back.
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09/12/2020 10:46:55 3 2
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Brexit has caused it, but it is exacerbating it! Do try to keep up! ??
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09/12/2020 10:37:09 48 11
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Brexit is legitimately the stupidest decision in our history
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09/12/2020 10:43:50 34 5
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it is indeed - the longest and most destructive act of self-harm any country has done to itself...in the name of 'sovereignty'...whatever than means