Britons told not to stockpile food ahead of January
13/12/2020 | news | business | 1,113
Retailers tell shoppers they have enough supplies as uncertainty remains over the terms of Brexit.
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13/12/2020 22:58:35 20 4
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Don’t panic.
DON’T PANIC.
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13/12/2020 22:59:52 14 4
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No panic here, we stocked up this morning lol!
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13/12/2020 23:12:10 0 4
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You mean: “ Don’t panic!!!”

“PANIC!!!”....
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13/12/2020 22:58:56 88 18
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A self fulfilling article ??.

Idiots will be selfish idiots.
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13/12/2020 23:08:07 96 57
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Well .. if you elect cretins like Bojo & Raab, don't expect the 57% who didn't vote for them to lie down and starve.

Not to mention the 15 million who didn't vote, because only morons stood for election.

Fix your rotten system and people might be more public spirited.
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13/12/2020 23:31:45 18 8
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The selfish idiots voted leave and called what is happening now "project fear".
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14/12/2020 01:18:49 4 2
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If you have a family and see shortages coming, it would be irresponsible not to stock up on essentials.
I don't understand the outrage.
The same amount will be consumed in the end
and, if the shops have 'plenty of supplies' and government assure us that there will 'not be food shortage', it will just mean fewer people in supermarkets for a while - good for the R-rate!
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13/12/2020 22:59:01 6 4
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Overbuying IS Christmas
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13/12/2020 22:59:18 65 16
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You can bet the politicians have already stocked up with EU goods whilst the plebs (that's US) fight over bog rolls, beans and pasta shells!
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13/12/2020 23:16:24 26 4
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Didn't take long for the bog rolls & pasta packets to disappear off the shelves in March, two days if I recall.
I expect the shops will be exceptionally bust over the next week or so and nothing to do with the Christmas ripoff.
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14/12/2020 04:57:54 1 0
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Both Loo Roll and Pasta are produced here, if there are shortages it will be foreign cheeses, wines, some meats and some fresh vegetables.
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13/12/2020 22:58:35 20 4
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Don’t panic.
DON’T PANIC.
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13/12/2020 22:59:52 14 4
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No panic here, we stocked up this morning lol!
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13/12/2020 23:13:09 4 3
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You have to ask about the brains at the BBC & the useless government releasing "advice" like this .
Tell me not to stockpile ... why even say it if you don't wish folk to do it ?
The question must be asked in all seriousness , are we governed by dim witted primates ?
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13/12/2020 23:54:03 1 1
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Only people who can't be bothered to plan do 'JIT' shopping, with freezers & fridges even perishables can now be bought at least a week in advance. So no problem here. Turkey in stews and curries will keep most people I know going until mid January, the freezer is soon filled with them post Xmas day.
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13/12/2020 23:01:03 68 8
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That’ll be full on panic now then!
768
14/12/2020 09:58:01 7 7
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" Households have been warned not to stockpile " - By who?

" There are fears shoppers might think disruption at ports... could lead to shortages " - Who is fearing this?

" 'Retailers are doing everything they can to prepare for all eventualities' said the BRC - only because the Impartial BBC put their own made up fears to them and asked for a comment

The Impartial BBC at its best.

Pathetic BBC
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13/12/2020 23:01:20 41 3
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This advice worked a CHARM in March.
The lie, always have. They say do not which means - hell you do as fast as you can. Then they will blame the brexit fiasco on Covid and measures which they imposed. Off to the shops at 6 am. You better do ,too.
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13/12/2020 23:19:45 3 3
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Some are open 24 hours, go find an Asda or Tesco mate, the shelves will be bare tomorrow.
My mate delivers bread for a well known household maker in a 12 tonne truck , he said he has never shipped so many loaves so early in December, someone has told some people something and they ain't telling us .
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13/12/2020 23:01:10 121 17
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Panic buying...

We've been stock piling for months, which makes us more prepared for Brexit than those supposedly governing us
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13/12/2020 23:10:05 50 16
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We've been doing so for two years with certain items .
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13/12/2020 23:14:29 10 23
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Well you are a selfish idiot.
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13/12/2020 23:25:36 8 14
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You are peranoid UK citizen.

You are very lucky to born here, not somewhere in poor countries. Seems like you won't survive week without stockpiling toilet papers and pasta
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Tom
14/12/2020 00:46:57 8 12
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People do realise that if there is "no deal" there will be excesses of food grown or reared in the UK usually bound for EU land ? Beef for one.

No one is going to starve unless their entire diet is French Brie, even then the problem will be exports not imports.

*sigh*
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13/12/2020 23:01:56 132 6
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It's already started judging by how many of our products were not available, limited or substituted on tonight's Tesco order.

But when HM Gov tells supermarkets to stockpile then it's not a far cry for joe public to do the same...
771
14/12/2020 09:58:49 20 1
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Quite.

No-one wants to go without - and there's no guarantee that the existing international supply chain that we rely on will function anything close to "normally" after the 1st of January.

The government had plenty of time to negotiate and prepare - but seems intent to push negotiations to the wire in a game of brinksmanship - with the threat of no deal hanging over us all, hence uncertainty.
994
14/12/2020 12:09:20 0 0
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Did my weekly shop at Tesco yesterday with no problems.
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13/12/2020 23:02:05 12 5
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Good luck getting people not to panic buy with the neoliberalist mindset imposed on the population for so long.
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13/12/2020 23:02:14 6 3
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I doubt many will stockpile now, that has probably already been done which may ease the supply chain for the majority in the coming months.
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13/12/2020 23:12:20 6 3
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Good luck with the fresh fruit & veg and limited shelf life medicines!!!
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13/12/2020 23:02:36 80 35
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We've effortlessly moved from 'sunlit uplands' to food shortages. Great work 51.89%
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13/12/2020 23:05:11 25 60
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Go live in your land of milk and honey then. Bye.
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13/12/2020 23:12:24 8 2
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No .. its the 43% who voted for Bunter.
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13/12/2020 23:46:23 0 17
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BRC and BBC, you idiot, I'd love to see you take on the Covid Cult, I bet you think 3,355 excess deaths in Wk 49 across 26 countries & 295 Million people, with only 25 of them in the age range 0-65 justifies lock-down? If the BBC are to be believed, you'd think all 3,355 were in Wales they way they go on about 100,000 cases etc
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CDB
14/12/2020 00:15:00 1 1
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You mean the 29% of the population
473
14/12/2020 05:14:35 2 4
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Only 37.44% of registered voters in 2016 voted to remain in the EU.
The other 62.56% either voted to leave or didn't mind either way.
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14/12/2020 05:23:04 1 5
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We all know a leave voter or three, share their names and addresses and make them pay
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14/12/2020 09:04:48 1 2
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Yawn. 'Sunlit uplands' Remainer trope.
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13/12/2020 23:03:28 502 46
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By the very act of reporting this story the BBC are almost guaranteeing that people will now start panic buying. A self fulfilling prophecy.
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13/12/2020 23:32:41 208 154
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I think it has more to do with Boris having no plan B, and not delivering the easiest deal in human history, the oven-ready one, and the seven mile queue at Dover caused thereby....
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13/12/2020 23:42:42 49 15
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Have a look at the Sunday Times headline this morning .... "Ministers warn supermarkets to stockpile food" - no need to pick on the BBC for this sort of thing.
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13/12/2020 23:49:04 20 55
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Its ok no one really listens to the BBC part from far left deluded delusional people.

Mainstream media in general is less trusted then politicians these days

Its the Germans who are panic buying due second hard lock down and spiralling deaths due to a virus.

infact few days there be more Euros then toilet paper in Germany
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13/12/2020 23:57:16 32 16
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The government could stop all this if only they had planned to get a deal.

Mr Johnson is gambling with peoples well-being.

The public know the situation we are in bad way with Brexit and it will only get worse.
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MrB
14/12/2020 00:22:11 10 5
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Quite right; it reminded me that I should stock up on toilet rolls ...
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14/12/2020 00:27:34 8 2
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Why would they stockpile when they are forever telling us they can think for themselves and the media misinformation.
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14/12/2020 00:18:32 5 2
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I literally almost word for word posted the same.
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14/12/2020 00:22:54 10 1
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This will only have planted the idea in their heads, this will be completely counter-productive. The masses are a zombie-like hoard and these requests will only trigger them into frantic consumption.
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14/12/2020 00:38:00 10 1
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Don’t worry, the same empty heads will have blown all their money on Christmas first!
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14/12/2020 00:47:53 5 3
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Idiots! Who? The BBC and the people who stockpile.
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14/12/2020 01:14:47 1 1
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Saved me the trouble of writing the same ;)
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14/12/2020 01:36:53 0 0
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Crumbs. No they won't.
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14/12/2020 03:32:34 4 2
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Because much of the public are as thick as two short planks.
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14/12/2020 04:46:45 6 0
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Thats exactly what i was going to say. As soon as you tell people not to do something, they will automatically do so. I dont understand why limits of purchases cannot be applied in all stores before this even breaks out. Is there a legal problem to be able to do that?
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14/12/2020 07:08:42 3 0
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It’s ministers and the British retail consortium stating this, would you rather we didn’t know about this concern.

Although I do feel that the fact they’ve stated this will cause people to stockpile
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14/12/2020 07:21:19 0 0
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Yes, I only have 12 months supply of toilet rolls. Off out today to get another 12 months.
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14/12/2020 07:24:25 6 1
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It's not just the BBC reporting this.

I'm afraid project fear is turning into project reality. Don't shoot the messenger.
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14/12/2020 08:58:34 8 1
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Don't shoot the messenger. Let's not forget who got us the point we are at: BJ/Farage/Gove/ERG/Fox et al and Brexit voters. High time they took responsibility for what they promoted/voted and its consequences. This is not down to Remainers, the EU, Johnny Foreigner or the other convenient scapegoats. You want to be sovereign?! Well, time to grow up then.
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14/12/2020 09:58:51 1 0
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So they tell people -not- to stockpile - you say they are wrong.
Tell people to stockpile - they'd be wrong.
But if they don't report it at all, they'll still get moaned at, wouldn't they?

Who'd be a journalist these days?
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14/12/2020 09:59:57 3 1
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This was a statement by the British Retail Consortium.

Are you asking the BBC to filter news according to your agenda?
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14/12/2020 10:36:49 1 0
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Shame on you for voting Leave.
945
14/12/2020 11:25:31 1 1
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Always someone else's fault

Not sure how you Kwitters manage to cross the road on your own
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13/12/2020 23:03:29 55 4
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Many people are irrational and act on their emotions - fear being their motivator. No appeal by rational people will change their behaviours. We have only to look at the Northern Rock fiasco, with the run on the bank, or the Covid stockpiling of toilet rolls to evidence this. These people also don't learn from experience and will repeat their stockpiling this time around too.
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13/12/2020 23:11:29 5 65
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We didn't stockpile for the first COVID lockdown.

But since we are being played by the government .. we will now. Too bad all you covo-suckers cheering on lockdowns... you are messing up our lives enough, we can't be bothered giving you consideration any longer.

Suck it up.
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13/12/2020 23:43:20 3 2
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Interesting assessment there, the irrational act was trying to withdraw money from your bank, not the fact your bank borrowed short to lend long then couldn't roll over their loans. I suppose the Bank Board were intelligent and the people needing money, stupid?
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14/12/2020 00:58:10 5 0
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I sort of get what you are saying, but I still subscribe to the theory that it's more about the selfish attitude that so many people have nowadays.
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14/12/2020 09:27:58 2 0
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Rational people understanding that others will inevitably stockpile will rationally decide to stockpile as well or find the shelves bare.
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13/12/2020 23:03:45 10 5
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You'll still get the stupid idiots panic-buying, though
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13/12/2020 23:04:49 44 6
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It's ok, no panic, if food gets more difficult and goes up in price MP's will just claim more expenses. Where's the problem ?
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13/12/2020 23:05:04 338 27
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How to create a panic. Release an article telling people not to do so... ??
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13/12/2020 23:20:12 124 5
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Couldn't make it up.
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13/12/2020 23:35:35 4 18
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That's how they manage the Covid crises. Read elsewhere about Wales & the black-death, yet here is Euromomo all cause mortality figures across 26 European countries & 229 Million people for Wk 49
58,194
All those covid deaths! Until you look at the expected mortality ignoring covid,
54,839,
so 3,355 excess deaths.
25 of those 3,355 excess deaths in age range range 0-65. So 'lock-down'!!!
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14/12/2020 01:04:31 4 4
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Some truth in that
but (most) people aren't fools.
They know UK is inadequately prepared for leaving the single market - even if a deal is agreed.
Telling them not to make sensible provisions for the inevitable chaos is like telling then not to look both ways before crossing the street.
If shops really do have 'plenty of supplies' a bit of stocking up won't hurt anyone.
But maybe they don't.
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14/12/2020 01:39:17 1 2
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Tell them instead to trust Brexit Johnson and his carefully selected team who made such a sucess of corona so far. A message of boundless optomism. Do you see the well off brexiteers panic buying just in case? Supermarkets telling people they have the stocks - and Brexiteers claiming in advance if people don't trust Johnson
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14/12/2020 03:33:27 5 0
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Don't blame the messenger.
It is the public who are the problem.
535
14/12/2020 07:08:53 1 0
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Because some people are already stockpiling, so tell the rest to not stockpile so the greedy selfish people can continue.

and no we did not stockpile nor will we stock pile, what we did do was change our supplier of certain products, local catering established business that needed new outlets, and even over summer we still used them instead of the supermarkets because of home delivery offered
552
14/12/2020 07:25:34 2 2
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It's not just the BBC reporting this.

I'm afraid project fear is turning into project reality. Don't shoot the messenger.
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14/12/2020 09:58:34 1 1
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" Households have been warned not to stockpile " - By who?

" There are fears shoppers might think disruption at ports... could lead to shortages " - Who is fearing this?

" 'Retailers are doing everything they can to prepare for all eventualities' said the BRC - only because the Impartial BBC put their own made up fears to them and asked for a comment

The Impartial BBC at its best.

Pathetic BBC
14/12/2020 12:59:06 0 0
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How to create a panic. Tell them Bozo and Co are working on it.
14/12/2020 14:36:13 0 0
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It was the British Retail Consortium that issued the warning statement. They would expect it to be reported by the media, else why would they issue it?
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13/12/2020 23:02:36 80 35
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We've effortlessly moved from 'sunlit uplands' to food shortages. Great work 51.89%
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13/12/2020 23:05:11 25 60
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Go live in your land of milk and honey then. Bye.
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13/12/2020 23:35:55 22 4
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Can't go and live in the EU can we?
You pulled the drawbridge up, remember?
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13/12/2020 23:43:54 7 6
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"Go learn" some UK English! and give us back our freedom of movement so that we can go.
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14/12/2020 07:39:59 2 1
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Would do. But that's another freedom taken away by Brexit.
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cp8
13/12/2020 23:05:16 207 36
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Why are you advertising this?! The very nature of the article immediately invokes panic and the stockpiling will begin. Well done BBC.
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13/12/2020 23:39:12 79 59
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If the people who voted for it are stupid enough to be panicked by this then what does that say about them ;0)
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13/12/2020 23:40:21 7 8
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Yeah, yeah, shoot the messenger not the author of the message. This one comes from the British Retail Consortium and is a blatant effort to persuade people to rush to the shops in dangerous quantities.

Bad for public health, bad for the consumers' bank balances and bad for the environment as much of the panic-bought food items will rot rather than being consumed whilst fresh.
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13/12/2020 23:43:20 3 10
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Snowflakes blaming the messenger
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13/12/2020 23:44:17 10 1
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Well done the Sunday Times ... headline today "Ministers warn supermarkets to stockpile food"
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13/12/2020 23:47:28 7 6
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You'd prefer to live in North Korea I think
Where the plebs are drip-fed only information that makes Kim Il Boris look smart and competent
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13/12/2020 23:53:10 2 11
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It's interesting that the BBC chooses to censor HYS, but does it censor itself.
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14/12/2020 01:09:52 6 3
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Another enthusiast for censorship.
Keep the peasants mollified by publishing only cosy fairy tales of sunlit uplands.
Whatever you do, don't tell them the cold had truth.
They might not vote the way we told them to.
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14/12/2020 01:42:10 5 1
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CP8 it does no such thing. Silly person, it reassures people that the supermarkets are prepared.
If people don't trust Johnson's promises - and he and his carefully selected cabinet have been doing their best all year - then that's the problem with people's trust in Johnson, since the oven ready deal, no tariffs, no quotas promises were made.
Blame game by leavers
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14/12/2020 03:42:07 4 1
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Don't blame the messenger.
Blame the idiots who actually cause the problem.
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14/12/2020 04:01:31 2 0
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It´s a news story. BBC doing its job by reporting on the message from "The British Retail Consortium (BRC)". You have a choice of several lying tabloids should you wish to read about sunlit uplands and the criminal EU stealing OUR FISH!

In the emantime, sneak down toWaitrose and get busy.
14/12/2020 14:38:09 0 0
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It is not advertising - it is REPORTING a warning statement issued to the public by the British Retail Consortium
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13/12/2020 23:05:37 118 27
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Of course we are stockpiling.

That is what you do when people put clowns in charge.

Get rid of the clowns and we can go back to normal.

BTW .. this clown infestation is more than a UK problem, but it is particularly acute in the UK.
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13/12/2020 23:18:54 67 8
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I forget the source but there is evidence of stockpiling being more prevalent in countries where they have less trust of their politicians.

This was particularly noticeable in the spring. Scandinavian countries had very little in the way of panic buying. They also had some of the best outcomes from the pandemic. The connection is not coincidental.
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13/12/2020 23:31:59 3 15
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No we can't , covid lock-downs have basically destroyed the West's economy, or are you going to write off all that debt conjured up by the ECB, BoE, US Fed and every other western state around? Like to see you do it without making things worse. Brexit is nothing compared to what awaits us thank to the Covid Cult & the BBC pushing it.
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14/12/2020 02:53:06 7 2
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I'm more concerned by the sheep who permit the clowns to flourish.
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14/12/2020 04:19:29 4 0
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There’s a reason the clowns are in power , do you really think it’s by chance .
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14/12/2020 09:00:20 2 4
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Yes, it would have been so much better if Corbyn was in charge, ably assisted by McDonnell and Abbott.

What a competent government that would have been.
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13/12/2020 23:06:38 32 3
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Leftover turkey and chocolate oranges will keep us going! ??
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13/12/2020 23:07:42 11 11
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This is why we need to know who voted for Brexit.

Those who did should be issued with ration books, as any intelligent person knows, it will be these undereducated brexit voters who will try to stockpile.
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13/12/2020 23:15:37 1 7
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more likely to be the labour voting sheeple
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13/12/2020 23:17:48 2 5
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And arrogance like yours is exactly what led to the Conservative landslide and hardest of Brexits.

Ever thought of blaming yourself?
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13/12/2020 23:32:56 2 5
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I did, and had you lot not fought tooth and nail to deny democracy we wouldn't be in this situation where covid lock-down has destroyed economies across Europe and prompted the BBC to do everything to terrify us into conforming to their agenda and blaming Brexit.
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13/12/2020 23:40:53 3 2
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Self-certifying your own intelligence? Pity your post doesn't confirm your self-certification.
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14/12/2020 01:06:37 2 0
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Why ration books , there is plenty of food suppliers who are not in the EU , Africa & India will be happy to take our money
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13/12/2020 23:07:44 8 1
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If you tell people not to do something you can guarantee they'll do the complete opposite.
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13/12/2020 23:39:33 2 4
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So why where the Leave camp NOT telling people to vote leave pre-referendum? ;-)
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13/12/2020 23:07:57 5 5
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The giant Breggxit omelette should keep everyone fed ????
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13/12/2020 22:58:56 88 18
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A self fulfilling article ??.

Idiots will be selfish idiots.
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13/12/2020 23:08:07 96 57
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Well .. if you elect cretins like Bojo & Raab, don't expect the 57% who didn't vote for them to lie down and starve.

Not to mention the 15 million who didn't vote, because only morons stood for election.

Fix your rotten system and people might be more public spirited.
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13/12/2020 23:49:04 6 6
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The place near where I live where most stock-piling appears to occur is in the yummy-mummy remain area, it was in March anyway.
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14/12/2020 09:02:41 1 2
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It must be great to be so superior to everyone in public life, as well as most of the voters.
14/12/2020 19:41:11 0 0
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So you coundt the absainters as being on "your" side. That's a novel feature for the British Constitution. Bad loser.
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13/12/2020 23:07:25 10 8
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Anyone who trusts this government not to drive the country into the abyss is dreaming. We’re stocking up, Tories only look after the rich.
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13/12/2020 23:08:58 3 2
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Lol
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13/12/2020 23:10:19 3 1
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Which is why the tax free threshold is nearly 1k a month ... Labour never even tried
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13/12/2020 23:15:08 2 3
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You can usually rely on labour to run the country's finaces into an abyss.
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13/12/2020 23:27:59 2 2
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I hope you aren't a rejoiner, they are above this type of thing, though given how much they lie, perhaps you are the only honest one.
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13/12/2020 23:08:38 18 14
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Ooh you are mischievous BBC. Nobody had thought of panic buying until you just told them to.
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13/12/2020 23:07:25 10 8
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Anyone who trusts this government not to drive the country into the abyss is dreaming. We’re stocking up, Tories only look after the rich.
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13/12/2020 23:08:58 3 2
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Lol
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13/12/2020 23:09:40 17 7
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Selfish people will do what they want, which in this case will be stockpiling.

everyone who tries to do the right thing will then suffer.

Still I’m not going to go down the selfish route. It’s just morally wrong. Will have to live with the consequences
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14/12/2020 09:52:11 0 0
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An itchy bum?
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13/12/2020 23:01:10 121 17
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Panic buying...

We've been stock piling for months, which makes us more prepared for Brexit than those supposedly governing us
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13/12/2020 23:10:05 50 16
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We've been doing so for two years with certain items .
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13/12/2020 23:32:49 13 5
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I hope its not needed, I hope come February the leavers were right and I can take all this food to the Food Bank.

But I can't see it, not with with every thing thats' happened
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14/12/2020 03:49:36 2 9
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Then you are one of those causing the problems.
Being selfish is nothing to be proud about.
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13/12/2020 23:10:09 269 38
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"Prepare", but "don't stockpile". Get ready, but we won't tell you what for!? Prepare for the worst, but hope for the best! Million to one chance of 'no deal', lurches to most likely!

Is this shape shifting charlatan running the country or some weird fairground snake oil booth?......Oh, just answered my own question!?
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13/12/2020 23:24:42 124 75
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Takes time Phil for some folk to open their eyes.
Majority of Scots voters want independence as they are sick to the back teeth with not only the Tories but the entire way the union is governed and it would seem that many English voters have just realised what has peed the Scots offor so long and maybe they could also do something to address this shambolic governance we repeatedly yolk under.
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13/12/2020 23:37:12 6 8
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"Be prepared" - the motto of the Boy Scouts. But now they frown on the open carrying of hunting knives.
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14/12/2020 03:40:30 2 2
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Hahahaha very well put.
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14/12/2020 08:51:42 3 6
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If the EU had negotiated in good faith we would have had a deal by now.

By 'shape-shifting charlatan' I assume you are referring to Mr Macron?
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13/12/2020 23:07:25 10 8
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Anyone who trusts this government not to drive the country into the abyss is dreaming. We’re stocking up, Tories only look after the rich.
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13/12/2020 23:10:19 3 1
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Which is why the tax free threshold is nearly 1k a month ... Labour never even tried
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13/12/2020 23:10:47 5 3
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Selfish and stupid policy threatens to bring about selfish and stupid behaviour. Bet nobody saw that coming....
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13/12/2020 23:26:45 2 8
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Maybe selfish rejoiners had they accepted the democratic result 4 years ago & not delayed this process for 4 years could have avoided this.
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13/12/2020 23:11:00 63 26
bbc
Sure fire way to get people to stockpile: tell them not to.

What a bunch of incompetents these tories are.
54
13/12/2020 23:15:49 43 23
bbc
This request comes from the British Retail Consortium, not the government.

But then I think you knew that, it’s just blaming the government somehow makes you happier.
675
14/12/2020 09:09:38 1 1
bbc
This story comes from the BBC, not the government!

Seneca was a thoughtful man, so I could suggest an alternative username, but I won't.
36
13/12/2020 23:11:03 7 3
bbc
Bring more attention to the problem = more people will react to the problem, real or not. Good job.
37
VoR
13/12/2020 23:11:06 102 13
bbc
Last time I refused to stockpile, and my family ran out of stuff as a result. Then I went out to try to get some, despite having a vulnerable 2 year old,and the shelves were all empty. Couldn't get a delivery slot either as the doctor somehow missed us off the list of shielders until I rang to ask why we'd received nothing. Total nightmare. I still won't stockpile but I don't blame others now.
286
14/12/2020 00:22:33 39 17
bbc
Whoever put a thumbs down on this comment has no heart, you do, leaving things for other people in need. So selfless. All the best to you and your family
310
Oaf
14/12/2020 00:41:43 9 1
bbc
We did that, my partner is high-risk and we didn't stockpile - her GP missed her off the list, but that's no surprise the surgery makes the government look competent. Had to get creative about our food and toiletries deliveries and were saved by many commercial suppliers shifting excess stock to public buyers. As ever, nobody will look after you, least of all Tories or their voters.
15
13/12/2020 23:03:29 55 4
bbc
Many people are irrational and act on their emotions - fear being their motivator. No appeal by rational people will change their behaviours. We have only to look at the Northern Rock fiasco, with the run on the bank, or the Covid stockpiling of toilet rolls to evidence this. These people also don't learn from experience and will repeat their stockpiling this time around too.
38
13/12/2020 23:11:29 5 65
bbc
We didn't stockpile for the first COVID lockdown.

But since we are being played by the government .. we will now. Too bad all you covo-suckers cheering on lockdowns... you are messing up our lives enough, we can't be bothered giving you consideration any longer.

Suck it up.
400
14/12/2020 02:17:47 2 2
bbc
The very act of stockpiling shows you can't " suck it up " you weak little snowflake.
39
13/12/2020 23:11:30 5 13
bbc
Remainers running for tescos lol. Oh good grief.
1
13/12/2020 22:58:35 20 4
bbc
Don’t panic.
DON’T PANIC.
40
13/12/2020 23:12:10 0 4
bbc
You mean: “ Don’t panic!!!”

“PANIC!!!”....
12
13/12/2020 23:02:14 6 3
bbc
I doubt many will stockpile now, that has probably already been done which may ease the supply chain for the majority in the coming months.
41
13/12/2020 23:12:20 6 3
bbc
Good luck with the fresh fruit & veg and limited shelf life medicines!!!
13
13/12/2020 23:02:36 80 35
bbc
We've effortlessly moved from 'sunlit uplands' to food shortages. Great work 51.89%
42
13/12/2020 23:12:24 8 2
bbc
No .. its the 43% who voted for Bunter.
43
ian
13/12/2020 23:12:00 9 12
bbc
What a stupid thing to say, like telling kids not to do something they will do the opposite. Well done BBC for causing panic buying. Do the BBC actually employer intelligent people anymore?
58
13/12/2020 23:16:12 4 9
bbc
No just ones who agree with their anti Britain veiws
68
13/12/2020 23:17:13 1 1
bbc
Didn't realise that the BRC worked for the BBC ... 's
44
13/12/2020 23:13:05 3 6
bbc
For everything there is a season, a time to talk and a time to decide. If as Boris would have us believe (sic) the UK will prosper mightily with or without an EU trade deal, why is he bottling making a decision? Does he realise but won't acknowledge corporal Fraser that "he's doomed I tell ye, doomed" and so are we all!
65
13/12/2020 23:17:08 2 5
bbc
Hard to flounce out with Ursula clinging to his ankles...
920
14/12/2020 11:14:11 0 0
bbc
By pretending to try for a deal up to the last minute, Boris is scrabbling around trying to lose as few votes as possible when folk realise this mess is entirely of his making.
5
13/12/2020 22:59:52 14 4
bbc
No panic here, we stocked up this morning lol!
45
13/12/2020 23:13:09 4 3
bbc
You have to ask about the brains at the BBC & the useless government releasing "advice" like this .
Tell me not to stockpile ... why even say it if you don't wish folk to do it ?
The question must be asked in all seriousness , are we governed by dim witted primates ?
116
13/12/2020 23:29:47 2 2
bbc
Not sure, but most people are pretty stupid going by these comments.
172
13/12/2020 23:44:40 1 1
bbc
We always have been who ever party is in government
46
13/12/2020 23:13:14 148 54
bbc
In January we will all finally get to see what Brexit the reality will be; and it certainly is not looking remotely like the prospectus that was offered to the British people in 2016. In any other activity in Britain, the peddlers of such a false prospectus would face court proceedings.

Brexit the reality is:
Job losses.
More expensive food.
Less sovereignty as we have to beg for trade deals.
56
13/12/2020 23:15:53 44 86
bbc
Sounds exactly like the predictions for covid lock-down's destruction of the economy, which will be Europe wide, unless of course you all want to blame Brexit for what will unfold in the EU next year?
82
13/12/2020 23:19:56 3 21
bbc
And EU membership is:

Ever closer union
A saudi-isation of the labour market.
83
AP
13/12/2020 23:19:02 6 8
bbc
Seeing as you know the future, can I have next weeks Euromillions numbers please?
480
14/12/2020 05:20:11 2 2
bbc
And we all know someone who voted for it, they will be made to pay
538
14/12/2020 07:16:11 4 1
bbc
AP replied:
Seeing as you know the future, can I have next weeks Euromillions numbers please?
—-
Well it’s a matter of written record that I predicted back in 2016, we would not get a trade deal with the EU. If you ever had bothered to really understand international affairs you would realised this too.

Meanwhile you Leaver “geniuses” were calling all such claims Project Fear.
659
14/12/2020 08:57:03 1 6
bbc
Have you got a crystal ball? Another doom-laden Remainer post.

I expect you have been predicting disaster since the vote in 2016.
Removed
14/12/2020 19:34:46 0 0
bbc
You are a bad loser, Lionel. But a loser just the same.
47
13/12/2020 23:13:19 10 7
bbc
So the media are advertising don't stockpile knowing full well the sheep will be running to the toilet roll aisles. This is in itself bonkers as toilet roll is made in the UK.
138
13/12/2020 23:37:24 1 6
bbc
British Retail Consortium, reported by the BBC. I wonder if the BBC & BRC have an agenda?
48
13/12/2020 23:14:05 7 13
bbc
A very irresponsible and biased news report ; shame on the writer who penned this invitation to hord food supplies at the expense of those less financially fortunate to have food this Christmas !
269
14/12/2020 00:22:46 1 1
bbc
Basically you want to deflect attention from the disaster that the conservatives have caused.

Remember this at the local elections in May.
9
13/12/2020 23:01:10 121 17
bbc
Panic buying...

We've been stock piling for months, which makes us more prepared for Brexit than those supposedly governing us
49
13/12/2020 23:14:29 10 23
bbc
Well you are a selfish idiot.
120
13/12/2020 23:30:02 26 5
bbc
Panic Buying leads to a quick reduction of stock, and a collapse of the JIT stocking systems supermarkets use.

We've been stock piling for months, a small addition to our normal shop. 7 packs instead of 5... not 20 packs in one go.

Not selfish, not causing issues for other shoppers, but simply planning ahead and preparing for the worst.
963
14/12/2020 11:34:42 2 0
bbc
Quite the opposite - those who have already gradually built up stockpiles will be able to avoid the shops while others are fighting over the last, split, bag of pasta in the supermarkets. Those who haven't any supplies of their own will still be trying to buy food while there are shortages.
But a bit late to start stockpiling now if you haven't already - that's bound to lead to empty shelves.
50
13/12/2020 23:14:32 11 20
bbc
The bbc committed to destroying our country
71
13/12/2020 23:17:47 4 15
bbc
They're an abject disgrace
74
13/12/2020 23:18:01 7 5
bbc
They are just reporting what is being said - its their job! its people's response to the reporting which will be "oh they say no need to stock -up, so I'll nip out and panic buy just in case" that is the problem. That's the same people who voted for Brexit by the way!
86
13/12/2020 23:20:46 7 3
bbc
Oh yeah?!! Who voted for brexit? Who promised ‘oven ready’ deal?
They are just reporting what’s going on....that’s what they are supposed to do!
216
13/12/2020 23:58:16 2 2
bbc
Nope, Brexit voters have done a fine job of destroying:
The union, lives of immigrants, economy, lives of young people, international trade, international relations, respect and camaraderie amongst Europe
51
13/12/2020 23:14:45 6 6
bbc
Why are they publishing this? Because it's the news. What could be more newsworthy? Even if there are no tariffs there will still be customs delays and shortages. So regardless of what Boris does now, this is going to happen. The BBC really should be reporting that too but obviously their remit as a public broadcast service doesn't extend to information that's in the public interest.
264
14/12/2020 00:20:59 1 1
bbc
Thank you for saying it is Mr Johnson fault.
52
13/12/2020 23:14:04 10 15
bbc
Socially irresponsible for the BBC to run this headline. You know the idiots that will stockpile will be triggered by the headline and go out and... stockpile. Well done, BBC. give youself a gold star.
53
Bob
13/12/2020 23:15:02 6 4
bbc
Tesco said they were stockpiling.

Now they're telling *us* not to stockpile.
105
13/12/2020 23:25:42 5 3
bbc
Yeah, that's Tesco's job, to have stock. So everyone can have toilet paper, not just the greedy grabbers.
35
13/12/2020 23:11:00 63 26
bbc
Sure fire way to get people to stockpile: tell them not to.

What a bunch of incompetents these tories are.
54
13/12/2020 23:15:49 43 23
bbc
This request comes from the British Retail Consortium, not the government.

But then I think you knew that, it’s just blaming the government somehow makes you happier.
297
14/12/2020 00:34:12 4 3
bbc
After the government told the British Retail Consortium to stockpile.

But I think you knew that.
55
13/12/2020 23:15:50 8 13
bbc
Stupid, stupid, stupid BBC
106
LG
13/12/2020 23:26:15 5 2
bbc
Other news outlets are reporting the same story or is that the BBC is the only one where you can vent your anger!
46
13/12/2020 23:13:14 148 54
bbc
In January we will all finally get to see what Brexit the reality will be; and it certainly is not looking remotely like the prospectus that was offered to the British people in 2016. In any other activity in Britain, the peddlers of such a false prospectus would face court proceedings.

Brexit the reality is:
Job losses.
More expensive food.
Less sovereignty as we have to beg for trade deals.
56
13/12/2020 23:15:53 44 86
bbc
Sounds exactly like the predictions for covid lock-down's destruction of the economy, which will be Europe wide, unless of course you all want to blame Brexit for what will unfold in the EU next year?
326
Oaf
14/12/2020 00:51:03 10 2
bbc
Yep, it'll just be twice as difficult for the UK. It'll also offer a great excuse for the politicians as to how leaving the market that we rely on most for our trade isn't bad, it was all that nasty Covid thing. Outside the Tories own paid parrots, very few experts think leaving the EU is a good idea. Just because your roof leaks doesn't mean flood damage can't happen too.
374
14/12/2020 01:43:59 6 3
bbc
no it doesn't sound like anything of the sort. Leavers making excuses -
566
14/12/2020 07:37:09 7 1
bbc
After Coronavirus, economies will recover. Despite the lock downs.

But Brexit will be wrecking our economy long after Coronavirus has become a bad memory. Though I'm pretty sure Brexit supporters will blame it on Coronavirus for many years. Even though other economies will have recovered, and ours will be completely bogged down.
57
13/12/2020 23:15:57 8 7
bbc
And the prize for the most self-fulfilling headline.....
43
ian
13/12/2020 23:12:00 9 12
bbc
What a stupid thing to say, like telling kids not to do something they will do the opposite. Well done BBC for causing panic buying. Do the BBC actually employer intelligent people anymore?
58
13/12/2020 23:16:12 4 9
bbc
No just ones who agree with their anti Britain veiws
59
13/12/2020 23:16:19 146 62
bbc
Shanklish
“Remainers running for tescos lol. Oh good grief.”

Where are Brexiters running to? Lidl for their buy-British campaign? ??

We can all buy fish after 1 Jan if there’s no deal; the U.K. fishermen sure as hell won’t be able to shift it in Europe! ??

Well done Berxiters; another own goal!
243
CDB
14/12/2020 00:11:07 25 3
bbc
Herring, Squid, Red Mullett
660
14/12/2020 08:58:23 3 9
bbc
Well done, Remoaners, always undermining our country with predictions of disaster.
27
13/12/2020 23:07:25 10 8
bbc
Anyone who trusts this government not to drive the country into the abyss is dreaming. We’re stocking up, Tories only look after the rich.
60
13/12/2020 23:15:08 2 3
bbc
You can usually rely on labour to run the country's finaces into an abyss.
23
13/12/2020 23:07:42 11 11
bbc
This is why we need to know who voted for Brexit.

Those who did should be issued with ration books, as any intelligent person knows, it will be these undereducated brexit voters who will try to stockpile.
61
13/12/2020 23:15:37 1 7
bbc
more likely to be the labour voting sheeple
4
13/12/2020 22:59:18 65 16
bbc
You can bet the politicians have already stocked up with EU goods whilst the plebs (that's US) fight over bog rolls, beans and pasta shells!
62
13/12/2020 23:16:24 26 4
bbc
Didn't take long for the bog rolls & pasta packets to disappear off the shelves in March, two days if I recall.
I expect the shops will be exceptionally bust over the next week or so and nothing to do with the Christmas ripoff.
162
13/12/2020 23:43:18 0 3
bbc
The "exceptionally bust" shops won't be opening again. (Debenhams etc)
63
13/12/2020 23:16:51 56 22
bbc
They were dim enough to vote for this mess, why expect them to listen?
330
Oaf
14/12/2020 00:53:34 19 6
bbc
They selectively read headlines "stockpile......food......toilet roll". Remember 50% of the populous are of below average intelligence. Don't trust them to act intelligently.
669
14/12/2020 09:06:03 2 1
bbc
Here we go again: 'I am a Remainer, therefore I am of superior intelligence to those who voted Leave'.
64
13/12/2020 23:17:03 3 3
bbc
Quick rush out and stockpile , especially perishables and once out of date throw them away then restock at sensible level. And raise a glass to the big retailers on Boxing day who although shut will make their money and some through our sheep like behaviour .
Smart move guys!!!
44
13/12/2020 23:13:05 3 6
bbc
For everything there is a season, a time to talk and a time to decide. If as Boris would have us believe (sic) the UK will prosper mightily with or without an EU trade deal, why is he bottling making a decision? Does he realise but won't acknowledge corporal Fraser that "he's doomed I tell ye, doomed" and so are we all!
65
13/12/2020 23:17:08 2 5
bbc
Hard to flounce out with Ursula clinging to his ankles...
66
13/12/2020 23:17:11 6 2
bbc
I won't stockpile but I may do an Australian-style big shop...
244
14/12/2020 00:11:08 1 1
bbc
Fine, as long as you do it in Australia.
67
13/12/2020 23:17:12 7 5
bbc
I wasnt going to stockpile food. To be honest, nothing was further from my mind.

But now, having read this irresponsible headline, i will.
43
ian
13/12/2020 23:12:00 9 12
bbc
What a stupid thing to say, like telling kids not to do something they will do the opposite. Well done BBC for causing panic buying. Do the BBC actually employer intelligent people anymore?
68
13/12/2020 23:17:13 1 1
bbc
Didn't realise that the BRC worked for the BBC ... 's
69
13/12/2020 23:17:22 14 16
bbc
More irresponsible reporting by the BBC that will result in some people panic buying.
70
13/12/2020 23:17:38 10 4
bbc
Chaos the gift of brexit

Once again it shows how weak minded the masses are

From flash mobs twenty years ago to on demand panic buying now
50
13/12/2020 23:14:32 11 20
bbc
The bbc committed to destroying our country
71
13/12/2020 23:17:47 4 15
bbc
They're an abject disgrace
203
13/12/2020 23:53:31 1 2
bbc
are leavers allowed out all at the same time?
23
13/12/2020 23:07:42 11 11
bbc
This is why we need to know who voted for Brexit.

Those who did should be issued with ration books, as any intelligent person knows, it will be these undereducated brexit voters who will try to stockpile.
72
13/12/2020 23:17:48 2 5
bbc
And arrogance like yours is exactly what led to the Conservative landslide and hardest of Brexits.

Ever thought of blaming yourself?
73
13/12/2020 23:17:48 19 10
bbc
The government is asking us not to stock up, so tomorrow I will buy enough food and home essentials to last for at least 6 months. By then, the Johnson government would have been toppled by popular demonstrations and he and his stooges will be awaiting trial.
87
13/12/2020 23:20:49 6 11
bbc
A fool and his money are easily parted
102
13/12/2020 23:25:10 2 2
bbc
The message is not from the government, it’s from the British Retail Consortium.

But why let the facts get in the way of a good rant?
307
14/12/2020 00:40:15 2 0
bbc
"last for at least 6 months. By then, the Johnson government would have been toppled by popular demonstrations"

Are they the demonstrations in 2016 as they worked lol, the last election was a result for the so called popular people they gave them more power

Tories have at least 2.5 more years , I'm Not Convinced with Labour ,maybe they can get their act together by then
50
13/12/2020 23:14:32 11 20
bbc
The bbc committed to destroying our country
74
13/12/2020 23:18:01 7 5
bbc
They are just reporting what is being said - its their job! its people's response to the reporting which will be "oh they say no need to stock -up, so I'll nip out and panic buy just in case" that is the problem. That's the same people who voted for Brexit by the way!
75
13/12/2020 23:18:19 4 6
bbc
Great hook from the BRC trying to shift a mountain of pasta and bog rolls clogging up their members warehouses. BBC eagerly takes the bait
76
13/12/2020 23:18:27 54 13
bbc
The words "failure of statecraft" springs to mind out of this straight away. As we do not have in any way shape or form a "statesman" in Boris Johnson and the EU know it,
the UK will be left with a rotting salad bowl for a meal not the "oven ready" tasty warm meal we were all promised by our beleaguered "statesman".
680
14/12/2020 09:11:16 7 14
bbc
Yawn. Here we go again. The phrase 'oven-ready deal' referred to the Withdrawal Agreement, which has been implemented, not the trade talks.
77
13/12/2020 23:18:36 17 2
bbc
Don't shoot the messenger,when people see other people buying up everything on the shelves they feel they've got to do the same
21
13/12/2020 23:05:37 118 27
bbc
Of course we are stockpiling.

That is what you do when people put clowns in charge.

Get rid of the clowns and we can go back to normal.

BTW .. this clown infestation is more than a UK problem, but it is particularly acute in the UK.
78
13/12/2020 23:18:54 67 8
bbc
I forget the source but there is evidence of stockpiling being more prevalent in countries where they have less trust of their politicians.

This was particularly noticeable in the spring. Scandinavian countries had very little in the way of panic buying. They also had some of the best outcomes from the pandemic. The connection is not coincidental.
411
14/12/2020 02:43:41 1 5
bbc
You do believe some rubbish,stockpiling is done by people who are selfish and stupid.By your comment you meet at least one of that criteria
663
14/12/2020 09:01:30 3 2
bbc
I agree with you in part, but in this country people's behaviour is also affected by sensationalist media reporting.
79
13/12/2020 23:19:20 7 13
bbc
BBC really???

Unbelievable.

BBC hate our country.
145
13/12/2020 23:39:11 3 2
bbc
In that case Sky and Reuters hate our country too....
Pretty obvious though, with seven mile no-deal tailbacks, there will be disruption
And Boris had no plan B, because we are going to get a great deal, remember?
80
13/12/2020 23:19:21 11 13
bbc
Typical irresponsible reporting from the bbc.
The lie, always have. They say do not which means - hell you do as fast as you can. Then they will blame the brexit fiasco on Covid and measures which they imposed. Off to the shops at 6 am. You better do ,too.
81
13/12/2020 23:19:45 3 3
bbc
Some are open 24 hours, go find an Asda or Tesco mate, the shelves will be bare tomorrow.
My mate delivers bread for a well known household maker in a 12 tonne truck , he said he has never shipped so many loaves so early in December, someone has told some people something and they ain't telling us .
46
13/12/2020 23:13:14 148 54
bbc
In January we will all finally get to see what Brexit the reality will be; and it certainly is not looking remotely like the prospectus that was offered to the British people in 2016. In any other activity in Britain, the peddlers of such a false prospectus would face court proceedings.

Brexit the reality is:
Job losses.
More expensive food.
Less sovereignty as we have to beg for trade deals.
82
13/12/2020 23:19:56 3 21
bbc
And EU membership is:

Ever closer union
A saudi-isation of the labour market.
46
13/12/2020 23:13:14 148 54
bbc
In January we will all finally get to see what Brexit the reality will be; and it certainly is not looking remotely like the prospectus that was offered to the British people in 2016. In any other activity in Britain, the peddlers of such a false prospectus would face court proceedings.

Brexit the reality is:
Job losses.
More expensive food.
Less sovereignty as we have to beg for trade deals.
83
AP
13/12/2020 23:19:02 6 8
bbc
Seeing as you know the future, can I have next weeks Euromillions numbers please?
18
13/12/2020 23:05:04 338 27
bbc
How to create a panic. Release an article telling people not to do so... ??
84
13/12/2020 23:20:12 124 5
bbc
Couldn't make it up.
430
14/12/2020 03:33:45 1 0
bbc
No, you couldn't, could you?
Removed
85
13/12/2020 23:20:29 4 4
bbc
Cue the rush to the supermarket...
50
13/12/2020 23:14:32 11 20
bbc
The bbc committed to destroying our country
86
13/12/2020 23:20:46 7 3
bbc
Oh yeah?!! Who voted for brexit? Who promised ‘oven ready’ deal?
They are just reporting what’s going on....that’s what they are supposed to do!
73
13/12/2020 23:17:48 19 10
bbc
The government is asking us not to stock up, so tomorrow I will buy enough food and home essentials to last for at least 6 months. By then, the Johnson government would have been toppled by popular demonstrations and he and his stooges will be awaiting trial.
87
13/12/2020 23:20:49 6 11
bbc
A fool and his money are easily parted
88
13/12/2020 23:20:55 10 9
bbc
BBC, you really need to show some responsibility for your news items.
If you stated there was going to be a shortage of cheese and onion crisps, just watch them fly of the shelves, instant shortage.
The same happened in the early 2000’s when you said petrol would run out because of a strike at a depot in Scotland.
Everyone filled up and behold the tanks ran dry.
111
13/12/2020 23:27:56 4 7
bbc
Maybe they think they are mystics or something ? they certainly ain't a news provider.
89
13/12/2020 23:21:05 4 2
bbc
No point panic buying after all not even Boris knows when brexit will really happen
192
13/12/2020 23:49:18 1 1
bbc
Or if.
90
13/12/2020 23:21:10 8 1
bbc
95% of loo roll sold in UK shops is MADE IN THE UK. No NEED to strip the shelves.
156
13/12/2020 23:41:37 3 2
bbc
but where does the raw material/wood pulp come from? probably not all from UK
188
13/12/2020 23:48:59 1 2
bbc
Wish you had told the people that in March.
Where does the pulp to make the paper come from?
91
13/12/2020 23:21:12 8 3
bbc
People are already stockpiling. It'll just get worse as the uncertainty and worry, ( and Covid ) persist.
It would be rather like Cnut trying to stop the tide coming in, standing in the way of a shopper in quest of the last two toilet rolls in the UK.
92
13/12/2020 23:21:34 23 1
bbc
How many toilet rolls can one family eat?
424
14/12/2020 03:20:12 9 0
bbc
dunno, ask a vegan
459
14/12/2020 04:22:56 1 1
bbc
Ask a remoaner
477
14/12/2020 05:16:17 1 0
bbc
Not applicable, we don't import toilet rolls.
93
13/12/2020 23:21:38 9 6
bbc
A crass headline which is the inevitable byproduct of this shambolic government's crass handling of this whole episode, from referendum through to where we're currently at.
94
13/12/2020 23:21:59 22 5
bbc
Government tells people not to stockpile food, high percentage of population do not trust government so what do they think will happen, maybe government could try and win some trust.
109
13/12/2020 23:26:46 11 15
bbc
The message isn’t from the government, it’s from the British Retail Consortium

Why let the facts get in the way of your rant?
171
13/12/2020 23:44:26 1 2
bbc
A bit late for that.
They could only do that with a new election
95
13/12/2020 23:22:35 8 5
bbc
I won't need to stockpile. I'll be feasting on dirt cheap mackerel and langoustines that brexit supporting fishermen can no longer sell to Europe...
107
13/12/2020 23:26:18 5 2
bbc
Mackerel are out of season Andy , better get some tinned pilchards .
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14/12/2020 00:16:05 0 1
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Rotting Herring
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13/12/2020 23:22:46 12 2
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Having lived in the western isles when the ferry doesn't come in it's no surprise panic buying starts. After two days it was like 28 days later

It's in human nature to panic, especially now
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13/12/2020 23:22:59 6 9
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I’m pretty sure the die-hard Remainers on here will literally explode when Boris delivers a trade deal.
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13/12/2020 23:28:12 9 3
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Nope - I'd be very pleased, because that is what he said he'd do, and no-deal would be a disaster.
But so far has failed dismally.
Whether the new deal is better for the country than the deal we already had is another matter.....
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13/12/2020 23:23:48 17 3
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One way to get a deal done would be to close the stock market and the bank that sets the exchange rates and only open them again five days after a deal is agreed. This will stop the friends of the government profiteering by causing a roller-coaster of hidden profits as currency values go up and down.
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13/12/2020 23:28:24 24 3
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Got it in one.
Boris makes a pessimistic statement, the pound drops by a few cents, his rich chums buy pounds.
Boris makes an optimistic statement, the pound rises by a few cents, his rich chums sell pounds.
Boris makes a pessimistic statement...
Those few cents, multiplied by the vast amounts in play, are a nice little earner for the toffs.
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14/12/2020 04:25:08 0 1
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It’s the BBC don’t believe a word they say , our currency hasn’t went down over the course of 3 months it actually risen
14/12/2020 19:54:27 0 0
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Which bank is this that sets the exchange rate? Name it please.
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13/12/2020 23:24:13 10 9
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Many elderly people that voted for Brexit, voted this for one thing - immigration. They didn't take price rises, shortages of various things into account.
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13/12/2020 23:10:09 269 38
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"Prepare", but "don't stockpile". Get ready, but we won't tell you what for!? Prepare for the worst, but hope for the best! Million to one chance of 'no deal', lurches to most likely!

Is this shape shifting charlatan running the country or some weird fairground snake oil booth?......Oh, just answered my own question!?
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13/12/2020 23:24:42 124 75
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Takes time Phil for some folk to open their eyes.
Majority of Scots voters want independence as they are sick to the back teeth with not only the Tories but the entire way the union is governed and it would seem that many English voters have just realised what has peed the Scots offor so long and maybe they could also do something to address this shambolic governance we repeatedly yolk under.
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13/12/2020 23:40:23 18 8
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While I do not doubt Johnson has done more to drive people towards Scottish independence, please remember...

Johnson is just for Brexit, not for life.
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13/12/2020 23:49:21 31 14
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I’m an English ardent remainer and I’m ever so slightly fed up with it all (understatement alert).

But if I were Scottish I would be absolutely ballistic.

I love Scotland and its people and I have Scottish ancestry. So a large part of me would be very sad to see them leave the Union. But, hand on heart, if I were living in Scotland I would be the first to vote for independence.
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14/12/2020 00:33:49 28 10
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My partner lived in Scotland for 10 years. We're trying to work out if this offers us some route to live there. Sick of the Tory voting majority in England, determined to keep voting Tory because they either believe it makes them "better" somehow or because they believe the scare stories about socialism. Scotland's united hatred of Tories should be a lesson to us all.
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14/12/2020 03:41:27 16 6
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Many English feel like you, up there.
We hate this Nasty Party Tory government.
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14/12/2020 05:02:59 12 3
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I'm quite sure that if Scottish Independence was put to a national referendum England would vote for Scottish Independence
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14/12/2020 05:13:28 9 15
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What "Pees" me off is subsidising Scotland!
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14/12/2020 05:26:58 8 2
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Ask yourself does the SNP rhetoric not sound a tad bit like UKIP have they published how much this “freedom” will cost? Can you still afford to subsidise flights and ferry’s for the folk on the islands or run a rail network?
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14/12/2020 08:11:59 5 5
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Independence? Yet you want to be enslaved by Brussels...you couldnt make up the idiocy of that position. SNP have failed the scottish people on education and health things they are in full control of
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14/12/2020 08:53:32 5 5
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"Shambolic governance" and economic disaster is what the Scottish people would get if they break from the UK. Scotland in its own has no money.
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14/12/2020 10:21:44 2 3
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"Most want independence"

And then you want to give it away to rejoin the EU ...

Good luck with that - the last thing they'll want is another £15 billion a year deficit to bail out.