Shares fall as new Covid strain spooks investors
21/12/2020 | news | business | 1,524
Wall Street slips after Europe markets fall over the UK's new Covid-19 variant.
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21/12/2020 10:37:56 2 17
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Week 40 since 1st lockdown:

We should have been weeks ahead in rolling out the vaccine ...

With better planning we could have been weeks ahead in rolling out the vaccine from the Oxford / Astrazenica team

Boris should have made sure our regulator was working with the Oxford/Astrazenica team from the outset ... since March ... it is the best 'not for profit' team

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21/12/2020 10:40:16 8 1
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You don't have a clue do you?
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21/12/2020 10:41:09 1 3
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I was always expecting to be one of the first countries to roll out the vaccine.

If Boris can give away millions of tax payers money to his cronies for bogus PPE contracts without following the usual procedures …. then the least he can do is to get the regulator to work with our best (not for profit) vaccine team

We should be several weeks ahead of where we are now
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21/12/2020 10:47:08 4 1
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A base requirement of medicial regulators is that they are totally independent of the manufacturer to ensure bias does not come into their thinking/actions. If the regulator had worked with Oxford/AstraZenica then this could not have occurred It would have been easy for the antivaxers to claim there was collusion, no doubt then impacted the number of people willing to take the vaccine.
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21/12/2020 10:52:36 0 0
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No procedural excuses available for Boris

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21/12/2020 10:55:22 3 0
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Do you have any clue whatsoever about how vaccines are researched & tested before deployment?

I'm going to guess no.
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21/12/2020 11:08:05 2 1
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Absolute rubbish. I can only suggest that you do some proper research regarding how vaccines are developed, tested, approved for safety and finally rolled out. Then you may have gained some savvy before making such idiotic comments as you have here.
501
21/12/2020 11:50:16 1 0
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The regulator working with our best (not for profit) vaccine team over several months is without any doubt far better than waiting until the end

Better for building public confidence

and avoids wasting time


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21/12/2020 10:38:06 249 38
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Ever get the feeling 2021 is going to make 2020 look like a walk in the park
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21/12/2020 10:48:10 73 36
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With this government? You must be joking, but have to admire the optimism.
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21/12/2020 11:01:56 5 12
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Stop making scaremongering type predictions, as that is something that is NOT needed considering the current state of affairs.
21/12/2020 15:26:30 1 2
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I'd much rather be here now than in Poland in 1939.
21/12/2020 17:02:04 3 0
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Yep, because we were still in the EU for at least a bit of 2020 - now we're just in a sad, dilapidated, unhappy, undemocratic (Scotland and London voted remain) twilight of torylandia... and it sucks really, really badly.
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21/12/2020 10:39:14 17 13
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Brexit & Covid destroying the country while morons shout "no deal". It never ends well for governments that can't feed their population!
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21/12/2020 10:41:32 10 1
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Charity and foreign aid here we come
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21/12/2020 10:44:35 4 2
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The morons were the people who voted for Brexit, to be fair Covid was unforeseen but a no deal won't help either!
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21/12/2020 10:39:27 309 23
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The odd thing is that the European financial markets have been hit even worse.

We live in a connected world.
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21/12/2020 10:44:14 183 185
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So the EU is a good thing then
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21/12/2020 10:48:27 32 7
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There have been quicker market drop offs the last 6 months and they were not reported like this... And even earlier in December the £:$ and £:€ were in worse positions and they were not reported like this..
135
21/12/2020 10:51:35 19 19
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Why do you always seem happy when others get hurt???
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21/12/2020 11:00:12 13 3
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If this isn't exactly 'Fake News' ...it is certainly premature!
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21/12/2020 11:05:18 33 18
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Surprising that ... I thought it might have been mentioned on the BBC.

Then again the way the BBC headlines news anything bad only seems to happen in the UK, the EU and rest of the world are all doing fine apparently.
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21/12/2020 11:19:38 4 8
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In the “conspiracy world” which is maybe truer than we know, these things are being driven by a very few extremely wealthy individuals, not governments.
449
21/12/2020 11:39:05 15 10
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So why is the pound going down against the Euro. How come we're doing "even" worse than Europe
499
21/12/2020 11:49:33 7 3
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If you also take into account the loss in value of the UK market due to the drop in value of the GBP then the UK market has still fallen by more than the European market.
550
21/12/2020 12:01:00 7 4
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What's odd about it? It's a global pandemic and EU countries are on this planet (even if some.of the hardliners Brexiters aren't)
556
21/12/2020 11:59:32 10 7
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It's not odd at all the EU will loose 4 million jobs in hard brexit and export business to UK will loo se leading roots across the Eu. If EU leaders do not deal they will be punishing there own Citizens more then the UK. They are mad
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21/12/2020 13:34:33 2 3
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As per usual, the BBC reporting skips quietly over the fact that the EU markets have taken an even bigger hit than the UK markets. Always rely on the BBC to bat for the other side.
21/12/2020 14:49:45 1 0
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So why is Brexit such a good idea?
21/12/2020 17:05:25 0 0
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Its just dollar strength
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21/12/2020 10:39:41 107 32
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We should tell the French that UK fish carry the new covid variant.
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21/12/2020 10:43:46 93 37
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You mean the people buying our fish. Your incompetent leader already tried this with us to cover up with his xmas dithering. Look where that got us!
207
21/12/2020 10:59:35 5 10
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What utter insane rubbish. Get into the real world instead of making such simple-minded, extremely childish remarks like you have.
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21/12/2020 11:05:28 5 5
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What, and destroy our exports before 31st, EU buys 70% of fish landed in UK.

EUs largest fishing port is Peterhead :- https://www.peterheadport.co.uk/
974
21/12/2020 13:51:34 1 0
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I believe the EU already buys 80% of our fish, come Jan and the UK fishermen can go bust. will that please you?
21/12/2020 17:08:56 0 1
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That’s not even remotely funny
22/12/2020 02:20:47 0 0
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No such thing as UK fish.
They retained FOM while our freedoms were curtailed.
(Which is also why a joint quota system to prevent over-fishing was essential - but never mentioned by zealots)
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21/12/2020 10:39:49 6 11
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Great. Exactly what "WE" voted for.
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21/12/2020 10:42:55 6 1
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You voted to have no food. You are so clever!
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21/12/2020 10:39:53 2 5
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Welcome to the subterranean playing field
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21/12/2020 10:39:56 3 4
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Yer don't know what yer doin.
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21/12/2020 10:39:57 24 24
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Strange that there is no where on hys to tell starmer to wind his neck in!
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21/12/2020 10:42:29 10 15
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I doubt if he would listen. He is too busy talking at us.
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Bob
21/12/2020 10:43:32 5 2
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How completely irrelevant
45
21/12/2020 10:44:28 6 0
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Has this anything to do with Starmer? It is exactly what the ERG want.
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21/12/2020 10:45:12 4 0
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... because the state of affairs in this country is due to the leader of the opposition.

Yeah, that makes sense.
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21/12/2020 10:53:34 5 1
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Such a poor attempt at diverting blame away from our bumbling PM.
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ian
21/12/2020 11:02:01 4 1
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did i miss something ,when did starmer start ruling the country ????
541
21/12/2020 11:59:12 3 0
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Because Starmer speaks sense, whereas Johnson is a bungling, corrupt, selfish fool whose actions and inactions are seriously damaging this country.
591
21/12/2020 12:12:15 1 0
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You've just done it but I don't get your point at all.
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21/12/2020 10:40:09 38 29
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captain calamity johnsons got this country grawling on its hands and knees.this what you get for voting in a buffoon. red wall voters i hope you suffer more than most.
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21/12/2020 10:49:05 28 11
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So the southern Tory voting strongholds are not to blame but the northern, "whoops we just voted against our best interests" voters are?

Hopefully nobody will be stupid enough to vote Tory next time.
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21/12/2020 10:49:45 3 9
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Why on earth is this the government's fault? Are you suggesting that the government should have hushed up the new variant of the virus so that European countries wouldn't have banned travel from UK?
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21/12/2020 10:49:47 0 0
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Merry christmas to you too !!!
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21/12/2020 10:40:14 20 27
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Happy now, Brexiteers?!

You see what happens when you vote for Brexit? You see what happens when our EU partners become our enemies?

Look around you - the sky is falling!

It’s bad enough that food banks constitute the only growing industry in the UK.
Border closures - I never thought I’d live to see the day. Now we’re all going to starve to death, if not perish from Covid.
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jon
21/12/2020 10:42:31 4 8
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Nothing to do with Brexit. Global pandemic.
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21/12/2020 10:44:26 2 3
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Get a grip you big girls blouse
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21/12/2020 10:46:18 2 4
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Stupid comment , but than that what we get day in day out from remoaners....
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21/12/2020 10:49:21 2 2
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The border closures are due to a knee jerk reaction to Hancocks extremely poor choice of words not Brexit.
595
21/12/2020 12:12:37 0 0
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Ohh my God does this mean we're all gonna die?.... "Yes my child each and every one of you!" Eventually.
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21/12/2020 10:37:56 2 17
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Week 40 since 1st lockdown:

We should have been weeks ahead in rolling out the vaccine ...

With better planning we could have been weeks ahead in rolling out the vaccine from the Oxford / Astrazenica team

Boris should have made sure our regulator was working with the Oxford/Astrazenica team from the outset ... since March ... it is the best 'not for profit' team

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21/12/2020 10:40:16 8 1
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You don't have a clue do you?
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jon
21/12/2020 10:40:20 9 22
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A lower pound will help exports and cushion tariffs in the event of no deal. That will assist the UK to diverge more quickly and re-structure our economy. A fall in the value of sterling together with tariffs will be a double whammy for those trying to sell us BMW’s, Champagne and luxury goods.
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21/12/2020 10:42:18 18 2
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It will make food more expensive as we import 40% of it. Lets not forget that is on top of the tariffs consumers pay. Why are Brexiters so economically illiterate?
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21/12/2020 10:43:01 3 0
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... and, of course, a weak pound will allow foreign companies to buy British businesses cheaply.
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21/12/2020 10:44:29 1 0
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Not so Good if your in the Market for a a new BMW and live the Champagne lifestyle though eh..
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21/12/2020 10:45:22 4 0
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We dont export much, we import lots!!
113
21/12/2020 10:45:54 1 0
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Ahhhh, yeahhhh, bit of a shame that approximately 80% of our GDP is from the services sector and not the manufacturing & export sector...
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21/12/2020 10:49:12 0 0
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That's the theory, but You have to have something to export for that too work. It didn't make much difference when the rate went down significantly before so doubt it will now.
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ian
21/12/2020 10:55:32 2 0
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you realy think the eton boys cant afford to pay a little extra for there BMW,S an flutes of Champaign. while the poorest are having to use food banks already even though brexit as not even started yet, can you imagine what its going to be like for them when the AUSTRALIAN type deal (or as some call it the WTO rules ??) kick in !! brexiters where warned time an time again this would happen!!
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21/12/2020 10:40:58 476 13
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Bit of a bleak start to the week. On a plus point, daylight hours start increasing from on.
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21/12/2020 10:50:31 371 194
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With Johnson and this government in charge I wouldn't bet on it.
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jon
21/12/2020 10:50:49 14 3
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Book your 2021 staycations before demands exceeds supply.
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21/12/2020 10:52:07 29 6
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If it's any consolation to you, think that the new year will be much worse.
386
21/12/2020 11:20:26 4 1
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That seems a tad early to my mind.
496
21/12/2020 11:48:56 15 0
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Even the Sun is doing a U turn...
616
21/12/2020 12:17:19 19 1
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Or the first day of winter.

Brexiteers were warned that we'd be poorer but they knew better.
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21/12/2020 12:44:02 1 1
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oh no they dont mate,the sun will now stay silent for 4 days and will start its movement on the 24th,hence the re-birth.
729
21/12/2020 12:44:31 9 2
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Still I'm sure a ridiculous comment from Gove/Mogg/Johnson will lighten our mood.

Andrew Bridgen has just compared EU governments to Hitler this morning on Twitter...

Pass the popcorn Masie.

We did our panic buying weeks ago because we knew this sh**show would kick off.
792
21/12/2020 12:57:56 3 1
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I always look forward to the winter solstice the only other comfort is the experts haven't got a very good track record on predictions of late so I'm not going to worry about what they are saying
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You
21/12/2020 13:32:17 3 0
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So we can see more of the carnage inflicted by brexiteers about to befall us.
01
21/12/2020 15:02:01 3 0
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It's been bleak since a year and eight days ago!
bim
21/12/2020 16:23:17 0 0
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A bleak end to a bleak year and worse to come but chear up its Christmas
21/12/2020 16:53:51 1 0
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Yes... only we can't go outside.. and it's raining... and everything's closed... and everything's ugly... well, that's jolly old england for you. Lucky old us.
21/12/2020 17:45:32 0 0
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?"Happy [Grianstad Sona] Solstice Wishes to All!"?
Yes, lighter and brighter and the vaccine to herald in spring with-Hooorraahhh!
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21/12/2020 10:41:08 205 96
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Covid is not all the governments fault but Brexit mess with lorry queues at Dover is!
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21/12/2020 10:45:15 163 104
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Lorry queues at Dover today is due to covid ...not Brexit...
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21/12/2020 10:46:33 11 14
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Surely the lorry queues at Dover need to be related to Brexit for that statement to be true? I'm sure there'll be Brexit related queues in a couple of weeks time but the current queues are covid related.
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21/12/2020 10:49:25 16 5
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But the number of deaths is a direct measure of government policies in dealing with it. i.e delay, delay, dither, dither etc etc. We needed decisive leadership and we had Boris and Matt.
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21/12/2020 10:54:46 22 6
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The total failure to get to grips with covid is all due to the highly incompetent Johnson and his mob.

It also is obvious that if Johnson and his mob had not announced that scaremongering filth and insanity on Saturday , Dover would not be in the state it is in at present.

The worst government in modern UK history, and needs to be got rid of before any further severe damage is caused by them.
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21/12/2020 10:51:58 15 5
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Not all the government's fault, but they sure shoulder a big portion of the blame, especially the clown in charge.
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21/12/2020 11:36:33 0 1
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Really i don't think so , go back to your colouring book. The reason for the queues is the lack of shipping containers.
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RCG
21/12/2020 11:45:45 8 1
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No, there were already long queues in Kent last week due to suppliers stockpiling in the event of a no deal Brexit. This Covid development has only worsened an existing problem.
502
21/12/2020 11:50:21 9 1
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True the government did not cause the virus but their utter incompetence has caused many many deaths. We are an Island, could have handled it infinitely better. Johnson must go now, his hubris has become dangerous
635
21/12/2020 12:21:25 0 1
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The lorries are still running from Wales to the island of Ireland. The French have stopped all movement across the Channel.
788
21/12/2020 12:57:14 1 0
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Wow the ignorance is mind blowing! So the French closed the borders because of BREXIT did they? So, you are accusing the French Government of using a Global Pandemic to "teach those Brexiteers a leason"? I feel sorry for you!
860
21/12/2020 13:17:23 1 0
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Strikes in France and bad weather can also cause delays,. No panic
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21/12/2020 13:10:46 1 0
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As Captain Mainwaring would say......"you stupid boy"
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21/12/2020 10:37:56 2 17
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Week 40 since 1st lockdown:

We should have been weeks ahead in rolling out the vaccine ...

With better planning we could have been weeks ahead in rolling out the vaccine from the Oxford / Astrazenica team

Boris should have made sure our regulator was working with the Oxford/Astrazenica team from the outset ... since March ... it is the best 'not for profit' team

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21/12/2020 10:41:09 1 3
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I was always expecting to be one of the first countries to roll out the vaccine.

If Boris can give away millions of tax payers money to his cronies for bogus PPE contracts without following the usual procedures …. then the least he can do is to get the regulator to work with our best (not for profit) vaccine team

We should be several weeks ahead of where we are now
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21/12/2020 10:57:09 2 0
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Ah....the Donald Trump approach to science!
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21/12/2020 10:39:14 17 13
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Brexit & Covid destroying the country while morons shout "no deal". It never ends well for governments that can't feed their population!
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21/12/2020 10:41:32 10 1
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Charity and foreign aid here we come
455
21/12/2020 11:40:22 2 2
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Hopefully. I think that in about nine months' time we will be in such an economic mess that the IMF will insist that we rejoin the EU.
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21/12/2020 10:41:47 20 8
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Reminds me of that old Smokey Robinson hit - The Tiers of a Clown
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21/12/2020 10:42:04 30 20
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The govt knew about the variant in September, but did not take extra measures. Now we all suffer economically and socially...pathetic & incompetent leadership.
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jon
21/12/2020 10:43:43 8 19
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Did Labour ever call for Christmas to be cancelled?
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21/12/2020 10:44:28 5 6
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Ever thought about the possibility that the government is keen not to restrict our freedoms any more than is absolutely necessary and extra measures weren't considered absolutely necessary in September?
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21/12/2020 10:45:08 5 1
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New variant's pop up all the time. So it was not necessarily a cause for alarm. Still might not be.
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21/12/2020 10:45:08 3 5
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Is that you Sir Kier?
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21/12/2020 10:55:03 2 1
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How do you know they did?
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21/12/2020 10:49:30 4 4
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The scientists knew about it but not the specifics until recently. We may agree leadership hasn’t been good but this September knew about it point isn’t valid.
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21/12/2020 12:47:59 1 0
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There are virus variants. Scientists only had sufficient data and shared last week that this one *may* (check what scientists actually say not the headlines) be more infectious and extra precautions needed. The government has (for once) taken a difficult and unpopular decision that is probably (no guarantee in reality) the better course

You want - lockdown forever and the damage that does?
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jon
21/12/2020 10:40:20 9 22
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A lower pound will help exports and cushion tariffs in the event of no deal. That will assist the UK to diverge more quickly and re-structure our economy. A fall in the value of sterling together with tariffs will be a double whammy for those trying to sell us BMW’s, Champagne and luxury goods.
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21/12/2020 10:42:18 18 2
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It will make food more expensive as we import 40% of it. Lets not forget that is on top of the tariffs consumers pay. Why are Brexiters so economically illiterate?
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21/12/2020 10:39:57 24 24
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Strange that there is no where on hys to tell starmer to wind his neck in!
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21/12/2020 10:42:29 10 15
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I doubt if he would listen. He is too busy talking at us.
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21/12/2020 10:45:39 6 2
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Funny I remember you guys parroting that Corbyn would cause Venezuela style food shortages. Looks like Brexit with help from Covid is acheiving that with Captain Calamity Johnson. :-)
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21/12/2020 10:40:14 20 27
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Happy now, Brexiteers?!

You see what happens when you vote for Brexit? You see what happens when our EU partners become our enemies?

Look around you - the sky is falling!

It’s bad enough that food banks constitute the only growing industry in the UK.
Border closures - I never thought I’d live to see the day. Now we’re all going to starve to death, if not perish from Covid.
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jon
21/12/2020 10:42:31 4 8
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Nothing to do with Brexit. Global pandemic.
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21/12/2020 10:44:28 1 2
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So that 20 miles of lorries at Dover was nothing to do with Brexit? Everyone now can see you are lying!
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ian
21/12/2020 11:00:22 1 0
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is your head so far up your own £$% you cant see we are talking about the economy !!! of which brexit AND covid do effect. please at least try an keep up.
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21/12/2020 10:42:37 169 49
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Next year looks to be as challenging as this one.

I really don't see a light at the end of the tunnel unless the vaccine is successful, and BREXIT is paused.

I know all the staunch fans of BREXIT will be against any pause, but come on!

There are more important things than winning at all costs.

Like surviving to see it!
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21/12/2020 10:44:29 62 19
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You won't see a light at the end of the tunnel if the French close it down.
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21/12/2020 11:18:12 16 6
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Too late, we left EU on 31st January 2020, the trade talks are just Boris' damage limitation exercise.

Boris could of course ask to re-join, and would likely be immediately accepted, but as the new boy we'd be straight into the Euro currency, and would likely cost us more for membership.

But it may be a price worth paying given the £Billions this government has already wasted on Brexit.
877
21/12/2020 13:22:39 4 1
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If I was a Brexiteer I would say we've already won - at all costs is irrelevant
21/12/2020 14:49:00 4 3
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The more important thing is democracy. And respecting it.
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21/12/2020 10:42:45 12 10
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Ridiculous...lorry drivers are probably more secure than most with respect to the virus, also it’s been around long enough to already be elsewhere anyway..so the french are just being...well you know!
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Bob
21/12/2020 10:47:58 7 0
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...and Hong Kong, and Canada, and Ireland, and Italy, and The Netherlands, and Belgium...
681
21/12/2020 12:33:16 0 0
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Rather sensible.
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21/12/2020 10:39:49 6 11
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Great. Exactly what "WE" voted for.
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21/12/2020 10:42:55 6 1
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You voted to have no food. You are so clever!
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jon
21/12/2020 10:40:20 9 22
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A lower pound will help exports and cushion tariffs in the event of no deal. That will assist the UK to diverge more quickly and re-structure our economy. A fall in the value of sterling together with tariffs will be a double whammy for those trying to sell us BMW’s, Champagne and luxury goods.
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21/12/2020 10:43:01 3 0
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... and, of course, a weak pound will allow foreign companies to buy British businesses cheaply.
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21/12/2020 10:43:14 305 69
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The stark reality of a no deal situation is being played out right now.

Still at least we don't have a Brexit secretary who said:

"I hadn’t quite understood the full extent of this, but if you look at the UK and look at how we trade in goods, we are particularly reliant on the Dover-Calais crossing."...
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21/12/2020 10:55:41 167 310
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No it's not.
This is due to a pandemic.
The illiberal remain voters have always stated how good the connected world is and why we don't need to be self sufficient.
Connected world is good for luxuries and items you can't grow locally, but for 30 years we've become relient on foreign food for sustenance, not luxuries. We were always going to hit a seige situation, brexit or not, we're an island!
956
21/12/2020 13:45:56 3 2
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Can we all take a moment to thank Labour and Jo Swinson, without whom we would have had a much softer Brexit? Sadly, until we are long gone i see no hope for the country to start to heal.
21/12/2020 17:38:24 0 0
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Where son, where :)
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21/12/2020 10:43:27 16 8
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Anyone with a brain cell would've extended transition until we had Covid under control!, & that's where the plan fails!??
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21/12/2020 10:43:29 405 56
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Six little words from Hancock on Sunday TV 'the virus is out of control' then BANG the world cuts us off. The cabinet must be fuming at him.
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21/12/2020 10:48:20 310 28
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Relieved probably. Each balls-up by one temporarily distract from the balls-up of the other. Let's face it, there are several each day.
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21/12/2020 10:57:24 26 4
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And we wonder why politicians are so convoluted in their answer to questions? It’s because as soon as they say anything that can be a screaming headline or used in a context to beat them with a stick, it is.

The current Government are wholly incapable, but covid has emphasised to me just how loathsome the media can be too.
292
21/12/2020 11:09:35 3 5
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I believe they dont rely on TV interviews for data. They rely on official channels of comms dork!!
363
21/12/2020 11:22:14 13 3
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Fact - in tier 4 it is out of control.

Look at the numbers!!!!!

Wake up.

The report on Friday and the changes on Saturday was the signal to the rest of the world.

A warning that UK scientists now had proof of how dangerous this variant is - we had the facts, we are not alone in having the variant and there's no proof that it originated here. Kent where we found it is a gateway to Europe!
369
21/12/2020 11:22:56 2 2
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Never saw him on t v , did he cry again !
477
21/12/2020 11:44:12 6 3
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Not just the cabinet, I am fuming at the man, how stupid can you get.
500
21/12/2020 11:49:46 1 0
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Out of control....does that mean I'll be furloughed again. If the sun was shining, bring it on. Sadly doesn't quite have the same appeal in December.
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21/12/2020 11:55:34 13 1
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I don't know how he has kept his job during this pandemic. Test and Trace is a shambles, the NHS was woefully prepared for a pandemic, numerous balls ups on TV interviews. Sack Hancock now!
Matt hand job is without doubt the biggest embarrassment to our country in modern history and that is some achievement looking at the competition he has Removed
702
21/12/2020 12:38:04 7 0
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What an embarrassment to the government! A Tory minister told the truth. One for the Guiness Book of Records.
838
21/12/2020 13:12:02 7 0
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I doubt it, they have probably all bet against the UK economy and their planned WTO Brexit isn't tanking the economy enough to get them their expected payouts.
The extra drop caused by this probably helps them meet their targeted returns.
880
21/12/2020 13:23:39 4 0
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If the Government had have stopped movement into the country in March and allowed only people who go onto a controlled isolation then we would be more like Australia and have complete control of the virus. But we allowed and still allow people in that will never even think of any form of isolation. This is all “our” fault.
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21/12/2020 13:42:17 3 0
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Or maybe a diversion tactic, make it easier for them when they finally agree its best to delay for another year, or so, rather than completing their home grown Brexit disaster
21/12/2020 14:55:58 0 0
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If they can't take the truth they shouldn't be in the Cabinet. You would LIE?
21/12/2020 15:21:24 3 0
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Hancock is the sacrificial-goat, so far he is the easiest to understand.
Boris uses many words to say nothing
21/12/2020 16:12:00 3 0
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Get used to a post Brexit economy
21/12/2020 16:26:54 3 0
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Nah, they've probably all took out short positions on the UK economy so any crash will make them loads of money.
22/12/2020 07:51:29 0 0
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he should have said the virus is under control especially in the south east and those daily huge new daily covid cases are a MISPRINT L O L
22/12/2020 08:51:31 0 0
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The current situation with the border to France being closed is a warning shot to the UK, a political statement from France to the UK, and suddenly Boris has reduced the requirement for the fishing deal which in turn could see a deal being signed.

But we have to ask could all of this been avoided if the UK had been honest in the trade talks?

I have no idea.
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21/12/2020 10:39:57 24 24
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Strange that there is no where on hys to tell starmer to wind his neck in!
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Bob
21/12/2020 10:43:32 5 2
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How completely irrelevant
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21/12/2020 10:43:40 7 10
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While the UK government and the devolved administrations are fighting the pandemic the Labour party, unions, business lobby groups and the media are fighting the UK government.

No wonder this country is in such a fudging mess.
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21/12/2020 10:49:47 3 1
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The government is a disgrace. It has led to food shortages and supply problems through its bone headed Brexit policies. Everyone said they would fail, now they are failing more quickly because of Covid
174
21/12/2020 10:50:23 0 1
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Are you trying to say bozo's incompetence isn't to blame?
588
21/12/2020 12:11:48 2 0
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Unfortunately it's called democracy, it's the opposition benches job to 'oppose' and question the government. Likewise the devolved governments have a right to stand for their constituents in the U.K parliament at Westminster on non devolved matters, i.e. Brexit.
The sad bit is when the government has refused to listen to anybody or react to anything but their own self driven ego.
The country is in "such a fudging mess" because it has one of the most incompetent governments ever, though of course because of Brexit, morons like yourself are fully behind them and instead find spurious arguments to defend Johnson and his bunch of idiots. Removed
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21/12/2020 10:43:43 7 5
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This was going to happen regardless of Brexit. You can blame brexit for many things but a new strain of the virus is not one of them.

This may however make the issues around the start of January look a lot worse/be more pronounced however only time will tell
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21/12/2020 10:48:49 4 0
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I can blame the government for the fact that before this started we had 20 miles of lorries queueing at the border because of Brexit. To plough on is criminal and insane
19
21/12/2020 10:42:04 30 20
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The govt knew about the variant in September, but did not take extra measures. Now we all suffer economically and socially...pathetic & incompetent leadership.
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jon
21/12/2020 10:43:43 8 19
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Did Labour ever call for Christmas to be cancelled?
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21/12/2020 10:46:37 14 2
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They called for a 2 week
Firebreak over half term in October. At every turn this government are behind the curve.
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21/12/2020 10:39:41 107 32
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We should tell the French that UK fish carry the new covid variant.
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21/12/2020 10:43:46 93 37
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You mean the people buying our fish. Your incompetent leader already tried this with us to cover up with his xmas dithering. Look where that got us!
612
21/12/2020 12:16:17 6 2
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They're not buying our fish they're stealing them ! Happy to sell them our fish, and I'll buy their wine.

According to the BBC "A quarter of France's national catch comes from Britain's fish-rich waters."
21/12/2020 22:15:05 0 0
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Our / your. Another troll
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21/12/2020 10:43:49 157 96
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Boris OUT!
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01
21/12/2020 10:51:27 85 36
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I'm surprised he's still there!
216
21/12/2020 11:01:04 14 5
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And take the clown cabinet with you.... please
317
21/12/2020 11:14:58 6 14
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Oh grow up
366
21/12/2020 11:15:29 6 6
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Haha you will get your chance in 4 years, but don’t rely on Captain Hindsight.
450
21/12/2020 11:39:31 5 7
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And you honestly think Comrade Corbyn would have done a better job. Boris didn't tell people to attend parties, go to the beach, not wear a mask. The fault lies at the door of the rule breakers.
723
21/12/2020 12:44:00 3 1
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And the cabinet, the tory supporters and voters and those who voted leave can all leave please!
757
21/12/2020 12:49:48 2 0
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I think you'll find Boris lives in a Tier 4 area, as such, he's not allowed out.
858
21/12/2020 13:16:56 3 2
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If only!
925
21/12/2020 13:36:09 0 1
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Is he gay?
21/12/2020 15:06:35 0 1
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Where is Boris?
21/12/2020 19:13:45 0 0
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....yeah, out of his mind
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21/12/2020 10:43:54 2 5
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(In Sean Connery accent) They closh their borders to our goods for 48 hoursh, we close our bordersh for 48 daysh. They closh their bordersh for 48 daysh, we closh our bordersh for.....
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21/12/2020 10:44:00 9 6
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This is a grim day indeed. At least hard Brexiteers will be happy as we are now truly isolated from those nasty people in Europe. Now to take control of our waters. I look forward to prospering mightily.
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21/12/2020 10:44:05 50 17
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A no deal Brexit in any circumstances would be bad. In the current circumstances, it would be an act of national self-sabotage not seen before.

If a deal can’t be agreed, there MUST be an extension to the negotiations. I can’t see the EU refusing this.

Johnson must climb down or his actions will be criminal.

This problem can be dealt with later.
21/12/2020 14:52:37 7 11
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Brexit isn't a "problem", it's an opportunity.
21/12/2020 15:16:14 1 3
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"... there MUST be an extension to the negotiations ..." Ah yes, the real reason for this EU tactic.
21/12/2020 15:59:03 1 2
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Wont happen. EU playing hardball, Boris has to call their bluff. Still a chance but no extension believe me !
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21/12/2020 10:44:12 12 14
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Happy now, Brexiteers?!

You see what happens when you vote for Brexit? You see what happens when our EU partners become our enemies?

All my right wing friends are trying not to see the egg all over their faces
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21/12/2020 10:45:55 3 2
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Hmm...you have friends?
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21/12/2020 10:47:39 1 0
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Its like the Emperor's new clothes when the little boy points, laughs and says the emperor is naked. Thats Brexit :-)
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21/12/2020 10:54:44 0 0
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Un-related
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21/12/2020 10:56:56 1 1
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Surprised you've got any friends at all.. apart from virtual ones of course.
304
21/12/2020 11:11:27 0 0
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Tell me what's this got to do with Brexit?
40
21/12/2020 10:44:12 6 11
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Starmer...let me get on the bandwagon...oh actually I can’t because it’s stuck at Dover.
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21/12/2020 10:45:21 4 2
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Don't give up your day job
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21/12/2020 12:47:03 0 0
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What is your point here? Unless you are telling us you're a comic.
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21/12/2020 10:39:27 309 23
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The odd thing is that the European financial markets have been hit even worse.

We live in a connected world.
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21/12/2020 10:44:14 183 185
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So the EU is a good thing then
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21/12/2020 11:09:21 17 6
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No they have been hit worse. Was that a little hard to comprehend!!!
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Des
21/12/2020 11:29:46 23 16
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Did you know that half the UK, plus most of our European trading neighbours including Scotland and Ireland, believe that on balance it is? It's been responsible for the last 20 years of affluence, barring the greedy bankers 2008/9. Of course with zero financial literacy and a big appetite for conspiracy theory, you wouldn't know that. Now you do, and you certainly will in the years ahead.
Domestic European bourses and the EU are completely separate. Keep up. All you're showing at the moment is typical Remainer ignorance of any facts in the real world.
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21/12/2020 12:35:07 2 0
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NO, but you were being sarcastic ...
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21/12/2020 13:08:46 2 0
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Not necessarily Steve it may be a connected world but if your main connections were to North Korea, Iran and Russia it would be a disaster. People can make up their own minds on where they stand on the EU and the benefits of membership
21/12/2020 14:35:40 3 1
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Not really. As demonstrated by the delay in approving the vaccine it still looks to me like the EU is a slow plodding dinosaur.
22/12/2020 10:21:07 0 0
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There’s a world of difference between ‘connected’ and ‘joined’.
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21/12/2020 10:40:14 20 27
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Happy now, Brexiteers?!

You see what happens when you vote for Brexit? You see what happens when our EU partners become our enemies?

Look around you - the sky is falling!

It’s bad enough that food banks constitute the only growing industry in the UK.
Border closures - I never thought I’d live to see the day. Now we’re all going to starve to death, if not perish from Covid.
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21/12/2020 10:44:26 2 3
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Get a grip you big girls blouse
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21/12/2020 10:49:44 1 2
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When we have rationing and when the streets are filled with starving beggars, THEN we'll see who's the "big girls blouse"
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jon
21/12/2020 10:42:31 4 8
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Nothing to do with Brexit. Global pandemic.
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21/12/2020 10:44:28 1 2
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So that 20 miles of lorries at Dover was nothing to do with Brexit? Everyone now can see you are lying!
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jon
21/12/2020 10:46:37 2 1
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Dute to covid closures in France and importers stockpiling.
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21/12/2020 10:42:04 30 20
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The govt knew about the variant in September, but did not take extra measures. Now we all suffer economically and socially...pathetic & incompetent leadership.
44
21/12/2020 10:44:28 5 6
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Ever thought about the possibility that the government is keen not to restrict our freedoms any more than is absolutely necessary and extra measures weren't considered absolutely necessary in September?
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21/12/2020 10:39:57 24 24
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Strange that there is no where on hys to tell starmer to wind his neck in!
45
21/12/2020 10:44:28 6 0
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Has this anything to do with Starmer? It is exactly what the ERG want.
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21/12/2020 10:42:37 169 49
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Next year looks to be as challenging as this one.

I really don't see a light at the end of the tunnel unless the vaccine is successful, and BREXIT is paused.

I know all the staunch fans of BREXIT will be against any pause, but come on!

There are more important things than winning at all costs.

Like surviving to see it!
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21/12/2020 10:44:29 62 19
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You won't see a light at the end of the tunnel if the French close it down.
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jon
21/12/2020 10:40:20 9 22
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A lower pound will help exports and cushion tariffs in the event of no deal. That will assist the UK to diverge more quickly and re-structure our economy. A fall in the value of sterling together with tariffs will be a double whammy for those trying to sell us BMW’s, Champagne and luxury goods.
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21/12/2020 10:44:29 1 0
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Not so Good if your in the Market for a a new BMW and live the Champagne lifestyle though eh..
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21/12/2020 10:39:14 17 13
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Brexit & Covid destroying the country while morons shout "no deal". It never ends well for governments that can't feed their population!
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21/12/2020 10:44:35 4 2
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The morons were the people who voted for Brexit, to be fair Covid was unforeseen but a no deal won't help either!
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21/12/2020 10:44:56 1 2
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Whenever there is a problem, the usual chorus of scoffers declare it is par for the course. And things get worse and worse
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21/12/2020 10:45:07 3 1
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More evidence and diverse study from different institutions of this variant is needed very quickly.

We need a foolproof handle on it to make major informed decisions .
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21/12/2020 11:10:42 1 0
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I completely agree. So that's the two of us condemned for "ignoring, delaying and being indecisive and causing countless lives to be lost". I despair. Have the masses always been so stupid?
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21/12/2020 10:42:04 30 20
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The govt knew about the variant in September, but did not take extra measures. Now we all suffer economically and socially...pathetic & incompetent leadership.
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21/12/2020 10:45:08 5 1
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New variant's pop up all the time. So it was not necessarily a cause for alarm. Still might not be.
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21/12/2020 10:42:04 30 20
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The govt knew about the variant in September, but did not take extra measures. Now we all suffer economically and socially...pathetic & incompetent leadership.
52
21/12/2020 10:45:08 3 5
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Is that you Sir Kier?
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21/12/2020 12:30:53 0 1
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It's Keir.
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21/12/2020 10:39:57 24 24
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Strange that there is no where on hys to tell starmer to wind his neck in!
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21/12/2020 10:45:12 4 0
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... because the state of affairs in this country is due to the leader of the opposition.

Yeah, that makes sense.
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21/12/2020 10:41:08 205 96
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Covid is not all the governments fault but Brexit mess with lorry queues at Dover is!
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21/12/2020 10:45:15 163 104
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Lorry queues at Dover today is due to covid ...not Brexit...
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21/12/2020 10:50:46 19 9
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No it's a Govt fiasco again!??
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21/12/2020 11:01:14 13 4
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correct, but it is a window on a no deal brexit future. Currently only accompanied goods are affected. In the event of a no deal brexit all goods will be affected, as it seems that the government is not ready for the required customs checks, despite telling all businesses to get ready.
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21/12/2020 11:05:50 11 7
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"Lorry queues at Dover today is due to covid ...not Brexit..."

If we were ready for a No Deal Brexit we would have been ready for this, Grandad.

You clapped out clowns are unable to link two thoughts at once
283
21/12/2020 11:08:54 5 0
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Are you sure that if we were still in the EU and at that EU meeting in Brussels later today the 48 hours ban would be in place?
630
21/12/2020 12:20:43 4 0
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Well it's obvious then that COVID-19 is the support act to a REALLY crap gig!
633
21/12/2020 12:21:17 5 0
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I think you'll find queues were forming in Kent before this last piece of Covid news. This was due to stockpiling prior to the Brexit deadline. It's been exacerbated by the new virulent strain.
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21/12/2020 13:07:31 0 0
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Correct. The Brexit lorry queues will happen from next week!
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21/12/2020 13:13:39 4 0
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Lorry queues at Dover are due initially to the increasing certainty of a no deal Brexit and made far worse by covid. The queues started long before the news broke of the new variant due to firms trying to import / export goods before the WTO rules and red tape come into effect. In effect, it's a perfect storm.
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21/12/2020 13:33:36 1 0
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They will be longer in a fortnight buddy
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21/12/2020 13:40:01 0 0
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The consequences are due to lack of influence by UK in the EU.
21/12/2020 17:20:37 0 0
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Yes, but the speed with which the French closed it down will surely be due to the fact that they no longer trust the UK government. No-one does, after the last 4 years. And they can see how incompetent this shower are - rich, entitled, out-of-touch Brexit obsessives.
21/12/2020 18:12:29 0 0
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This time
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21/12/2020 10:44:12 6 11
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Starmer...let me get on the bandwagon...oh actually I can’t because it’s stuck at Dover.
55
21/12/2020 10:45:21 4 2
bbc
Don't give up your day job
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jon
21/12/2020 10:40:20 9 22
bbc
A lower pound will help exports and cushion tariffs in the event of no deal. That will assist the UK to diverge more quickly and re-structure our economy. A fall in the value of sterling together with tariffs will be a double whammy for those trying to sell us BMW’s, Champagne and luxury goods.
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21/12/2020 10:45:22 4 0
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We dont export much, we import lots!!
57
21/12/2020 10:45:23 4 2
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When do we start clapping the government?
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21/12/2020 10:45:24 3 2
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To be expected...not really news!!
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21/12/2020 10:46:59 1 0
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Yes it is news, so why do you deflect onto “fake news” when it’s anything but
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21/12/2020 10:45:24 8 6
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Tut, tut, bbc - you could have made the cutoff for the vertical axis $1.32, then that drop of a few percent would look even worse!
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Bob
bbc
Bozo should do the same as the country at the moment - commit suicide Removed
What a repulse thing to say about anyone...Bob you are a parasite Removed
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21/12/2020 10:53:58 0 0
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And this my friend should be removed
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21/12/2020 10:54:41 0 0
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Silly silly and not called for comment, after countless days/months of lockdown angst and depression, along with the likelihood of even more to follow with the new generation lost 'normal'. You are a nasty little prat.
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JT
21/12/2020 10:45:28 2 4
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Once Matt Hancock started talking about the "Mutating Virus", the rest of the world minds were filled with B-Movie images of zombies.

The Christmas Quiz question based on this is
Did he say this because
A. He's hoping to prove the UK can survive post-Brexit without the EU
B. It's the latest strategy to frighten migrants from crossing the Channel.
C. He wants to scare the UK into toal lockdown
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21/12/2020 10:47:14 1 0
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You should have added D) All of the above!
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21/12/2020 10:48:09 0 0
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The nature of viruses is to mutate, quite annoying it happened & was first noticed in our country, right in the middle of our brexit fiasco.
152
21/12/2020 10:53:50 0 0
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Is that "tool" lockdown which seems more appropriate.
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21/12/2020 10:45:29 33 8
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No surprise, give the Boys In Braces half an excuse, they cream it either way...
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21/12/2020 10:45:34 587 162
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What a spectacular own goal yet again by Hancock! In an effort to justify T4 he tried to cause panic with mutant virus.
Result the world close their borders to the UK. Does nobody in this government think before they open their mouths.
They are simply the most incompetent bunch of morons to run a country ever!!
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21/12/2020 10:54:44 194 61
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Too true.
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21/12/2020 10:57:32 30 47
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A variant likely to have come from France. As did BSE.
Difference is, we have some integrity and share our findings with the world.
I'd bet a lot of money the variant virus is already run ING amock in the EU, hence their sudden lock downs before we mentioned anything.
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21/12/2020 11:07:11 41 3
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So you would prefer them to lie about it?
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why
21/12/2020 11:08:33 18 18
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Spot on.... buffoon of the highest order
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21/12/2020 11:12:26 20 14
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Yep it's all Matt ro Boris's fault as they didn't use the crystal ball again
I'm sorry, you're the moron.

What do you want, people to lie to you and the rest of the world?

Look at the idiots on Saturday, charging North to pulute their families and everyone close to them - if they didn't have the virus when they got on the trains they almost certainly did by the time they got off.

Of course we could have a police state, create curfews and ban travel without any proof
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21/12/2020 11:10:12 22 5
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So what would you do? Easy to criticize far harder to act.
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21/12/2020 11:21:23 25 2
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MUTANT !

How the press love dramatic and inaccurate descriptions in an attempt to frighten us and sell clicks, it's simply evolution and natural selection. Move along nothing to see here but nature doing what it's done for the last couple of billion years.
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Ann
21/12/2020 11:27:00 9 9
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Exactly that was my thought. The mutations of this virus have occurred in other countries as well. No big deal. But the way our govt went on about it to scare its own people led to this mess. Hancock saying on TV that virus is out of control was very irresponsible statement.
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21/12/2020 11:35:20 1 18
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spot on what did he think has caused the spike in other countries??? what a tool, opens his mouth again to justify his atrocious handling of a flu bug that could have been over months ago .lockdown, infections drop, open up they go up, is he the only fool who cannot see that these measures don't work despite what Ferguson and go with their vic 20s say!!
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21/12/2020 11:48:59 9 3
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Let's just lie instead right? I'd rather they tell us the truth tbh whatever it costs in the short term. And I'm no supporter of this shambles of a government.

Although I would prefer if the entire country was under tier 4 "lockdown" instead of this divisive regional system they think helps.
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DIB
21/12/2020 12:11:59 5 5
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an insult to the morons. :-) This government couldn't organize a piss-up in a distillery with a bunch of alcoholic
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21/12/2020 12:17:24 10 2
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I think we should be just as concerned about the arrogant people who all dashed off from London/Kent on Saturday to escape the T4 measures into T1-3 areas. We'll know where they went when there are new spikes next week...
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21/12/2020 12:31:02 8 5
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It was trying, initially, to cover up covid by the Chinese that, arguably, lead to the pandemic. At least we are being honest for once and warning the world that there's a new strain out there that appears to be more infectious.
Inconvenient, to say the least, for us but altruistic for a change.
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21/12/2020 13:04:51 13 2
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If there's a mutant virus everybody should know about it. Just imagine if he didn't & the UK spreads it across the rest of the country and Europe what would you be saying then? How you react to the news is your affair and if you want to panic that's your problem but for once I think the Govt. have been open and given reasons whay they're taking this action. Sounds like moaning for moanings sake
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21/12/2020 13:06:45 6 1
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It is our duty as a responsible state to advise WHO of changes to our CoVid position. The sad bit is, like China, other States do not look or disclose their responsibilities for fear of their National interests. France did not report BSE, and they will not readily disclose CoVid mutations, yet will be the first to impose sanctions and restrictions that safeguard their national interests.
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You
21/12/2020 13:33:09 6 0
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The rest of the world aren't closing their borders because of one of our many inept government ministers. They're closing their borders based on the advice of their scientists.
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21/12/2020 13:40:36 1 2
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I thought the new virus shenanigans was a retrospective attempt to justify London and SE being in T2 after the rest of the nation looked on aghast and went, "you're having a f*cking laugh aren't you?" when Team Shambles announced it a few weeks ago?
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21/12/2020 13:44:52 4 0
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You can’t hide or deny the findings re virus. It would be irresponsible to ignore it existed
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21/12/2020 13:50:45 1 0
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News editors (esp Newspaper editors who are looking at ever falling readership) know that the phrase "Mutant Virus" carries an awful lot of baggage and use it mercilessly - as have you. Make it "New variant Covid" and watch the panic subside quite a lot. Won't happen though, gotta keep those sales up - whatever the cost to national morale. Urgh!!!
21/12/2020 14:37:33 2 1
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More a case that lefties study soft arty subjects, but others tackle challenging STEM subjects. Thus lefties do not understand science. The government is just reacting to a change in the virus, and informing people about it. But lefties just want to hate, it is what they do, which id why they will never form a UK government again.
21/12/2020 14:51:47 2 1
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If China had come clean when Covid started things might have been different You are like to many people in the U>K> to hell everybody else
21/12/2020 14:52:05 4 0
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Would you rather they lied about it? Would you rather they let everyone travel around the world spreading an even more virulent form of the virus potentially killing 1000's more people?? What would say if the mutation happened in France? Wouldn't you want them to let the world know so they can take precautions?

You should look in the mirror before calling someone a moron
21/12/2020 14:55:07 4 0
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I'm no fan of Hancock, but were you seriously expecting the UK to try to suppress the news when it's already all over the media? When it already accounts for the majority of cases in the South East, and evidence mounts that it's significantly more infectious? Really??
21/12/2020 14:59:41 1 0
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Indeed. All the governments we have had since I was a kid appear to have been incompetent, but the current lot takes the biscuit. 3 years to plan for Brexit and they did nothing, asked for another 12 month extension then still did nothing. Heard about a pandemic but didn't take action until it was too late, then took inappropriate action. We're doomed
21/12/2020 15:00:46 1 0
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I think it's possible that the mutant virus really exists.
21/12/2020 16:02:38 1 0
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So you don't want to hear the truth then...bizarre!
21/12/2020 16:51:41 1 0
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If only you were in charge
21/12/2020 16:51:49 2 0
bbc
The government had a duty to reveal thismutant of the virus. Perhaps it's you who is the moron!
21/12/2020 16:55:30 0 0
bbc
How did you get the epithet 'morons' past the censor? Good for you, that's exactly what they are... and much, much more besides.
21/12/2020 17:05:18 0 0
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Here, here!!! Just be grateful they're not running a business as it would have gone bankrupt last March!!
21
21/12/2020 10:42:29 10 15
bbc
I doubt if he would listen. He is too busy talking at us.
64
21/12/2020 10:45:39 6 2
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Funny I remember you guys parroting that Corbyn would cause Venezuela style food shortages. Looks like Brexit with help from Covid is acheiving that with Captain Calamity Johnson. :-)
65
21/12/2020 10:45:54 5 1
bbc
Ridiculous...lorry drivers are probably more secure than most with respect to the virus, also it’s been around long enough to already be elsewhere anyway..so the french are just being...well you know!

Are you joking ? they are not staying in their cabs. But yes pointless lockdown the virus hasn't got a SatNav
66
21/12/2020 10:45:54 7 2
bbc
We are facing the most difficult time since the start of the pandemic so we better start pulling together as a society because, believe you me, we are going to need to. The new variant changes everything. It is quite likely now that even a full national lock down will not reduce the R number below 1 so we face exponential growth in the virus without immediate mass vaccination.
484
21/12/2020 11:45:51 1 3
bbc
No, I am looking after myself. Fortunately stupid people are at greater risk so once this is behind us in half a million burials' time we can vote to rejoin.
39
21/12/2020 10:44:12 12 14
bbc
Happy now, Brexiteers?!

You see what happens when you vote for Brexit? You see what happens when our EU partners become our enemies?

All my right wing friends are trying not to see the egg all over their faces
67
21/12/2020 10:45:55 3 2
bbc
Hmm...you have friends?
68
21/12/2020 10:45:55 59 9
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Some investors will win and some will lose, that's part of the game. Ordinary people, however, seem to pay the price of political games. Ideology and rhetoric should really have been put on hold whilst dealing with this crisis. My hair curls when a minister, an ambassador or a parliamentarian lie straight to our faces claiming that they are trying to better our lives
148
21/12/2020 10:52:54 21 2
bbc
People with money to trade are always looking to earn more money
In the financial markets a lot of their earnings, especially in a crisis, comes from other people's investments - as you say - always winners and losers
Govt policies tend not to help those who invest more passively
295
21/12/2020 11:10:02 3 2
bbc
"Some investors will win and some will lose, that's part of the game."

The money launderers and autocrats and Russian oligarchs hired this government to RIG the game.

They are making stupefying amounts of money, from chaos that will enrich them beyond the dreams of avarice.

From you.

Trebles all round!
22/12/2020 01:29:35 0 0
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The ones who sell gold reserves at all time low prices have robbed the citizens who have created that wealth but are not accountable for this damage. Why expect better from the current crop?
69
21/12/2020 10:45:58 148 45
bbc
What a mess we are in and what a bunch of inept clowns we voted in to take us through it. Lie, bluster, divert, blame, lie, its just non-stop treating us and everyone else outside of their elite bubble with contempt.
95
21/12/2020 10:47:51 67 50
bbc
With a global pandemic do you really think everything is going to be rosy in the garden?
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01
21/12/2020 10:49:05 11 4
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I didn't vote for Boris and never will.
530
21/12/2020 11:57:28 5 3
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We deserve what we voted for, that UNICEF grant will need to be billions by Easter.
802
21/12/2020 13:01:04 4 0
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We?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
881
21/12/2020 13:23:49 0 0
bbc
You get it right we voted them now what do you what to do?
21/12/2020 14:43:49 2 0
bbc
Please, you do not speak for me. I did not vote for these 'clowns'. However, like everyone else I have no choice currently to do anything about it. Looking to the future perhaps voters may use their vote more wisely.
70
21/12/2020 10:46:00 13 14
bbc
THE BBC should change its name to the EBC - European Broadcasting Corporation...
138
21/12/2020 10:51:48 0 2
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What an unoriginal idea.
146
21/12/2020 10:52:46 0 0
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Scotland has been calling it the EBC for years
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21/12/2020 10:46:13 1 1
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Smithy4U. No, the government have got loads of things wrong during this crisis but we are the first country to get approval for a vaccine. If there was no approval process you could literally catch anything from the vaccine depending how bad so it would have been a fools game to approve it in April
72
21/12/2020 10:46:13 8 8
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And the drop in value of the pound to the dollar is from a 2 1/2 year high. Same old BBC, a fall in £ and they are all over it, over past 6 months of rising £, not a peep.
102
21/12/2020 10:48:26 1 0
bbc
Maybe the fact that the rise was not dramatic whereas the fall has been had something to do with it.
73
21/12/2020 10:46:15 287 117
bbc
It’s untenable for Johnson to remain in office. This was originally discovered in Cambridgeshire in august. Johnson knew about it in September and refused to act, ignoring and mocking starmer and sage for asking for circuit break. He was still lying and over promising on Wednesday. This is entirely at his door regardless of the shill deflection attempt
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21/12/2020 10:50:52 156 78
bbc
What nonsense. Their are loads of variants. It has only come to attention that this one "may" be more infectious.
May end up being less or more fatal too.
151
21/12/2020 10:53:42 16 2
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Wales had the circuit break, turns out it was not the panacea. The justification for the circuit break was to avoid a longer lockdown later. It would have been better to start the 4 week lockdown earlier, but we would still likely be where we are now, just with lower case numbers in the mean time.
But politics is about what's possible and there has been a vocal movement against restrictions.
156
21/12/2020 10:54:15 1 2
bbc
No lies , just the honest truth.
236
21/12/2020 10:57:36 13 1
bbc
You will find the scientists didn’t know the extent of the high infectivity of the variation until recently. This variation is highly likely to be around Europe already. We may find that this is a point where we have been proactive on the matter as a country.
264
21/12/2020 11:05:58 14 6
bbc
There are new variants all the time. If you were in charge you would immediately lock the country down whenever a new variant is detected regardless of any supporting data about infection rates or transmission rates? I'm glad you're not involved.
375
21/12/2020 11:17:22 5 9
bbc
Circuit breaker. Let me see now. Oh yes Wales did that under Starmers orders. Now the worst performing part of whole UK. Yes Starmer is full of bright ideas!!!!
512
21/12/2020 11:52:15 9 4
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I wish the BBC would shut down HYSs on this. You get these armchair "experts" who think they know everything about a) government and b) viruses and offer us their words of wisdom about how this or that should have been done. I have some words of advice for you: you are no expert on any of these issues. In fact, I don't think you have much of a clue. Best if you kept quiet.
623
21/12/2020 12:18:55 4 1
bbc
BOJO needs to be got rid of immediately. If he worked in any other job, in any other industry he would be fired. He was fired from being a journalist.... TWICE for crying out loud!!!!!
666
21/12/2020 12:29:17 0 2
bbc
what a bloody lie ,,,,, What are you on about .....
850
21/12/2020 13:14:25 2 0
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Yes, of course you are right. Johnson is a crowd pleaser and a proven liar, so what can we expect of a man so venal that his adult children refuse to speak to him?
861
21/12/2020 13:18:07 1 2
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So one minute people are complaining about telling world and the next we've known since August!! you can't have it both ways. He isn't leaving any time soon regardless of his failings and ranting about him isn't going to change anything, it is what it is. If you want to something about starting a legimate group or campaign that asks serious questions that would be doing something about him
21/12/2020 14:37:44 0 1
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Absolute nonsense!
21/12/2020 15:06:56 0 2
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If we get Starmer next time around god help us.
21/12/2020 17:06:49 0 0
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Oh bore on you silly little Marxist Remoaner
11
21/12/2020 10:40:14 20 27
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Happy now, Brexiteers?!

You see what happens when you vote for Brexit? You see what happens when our EU partners become our enemies?

Look around you - the sky is falling!

It’s bad enough that food banks constitute the only growing industry in the UK.
Border closures - I never thought I’d live to see the day. Now we’re all going to starve to death, if not perish from Covid.
74
21/12/2020 10:46:18 2 4
bbc
Stupid comment , but than that what we get day in day out from remoaners....
75
21/12/2020 10:46:26 3 6
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We're all doomed. The end of civilization as we know it.!!!
GET A GRIP ,MAN UP. Bunch of muppets
124
21/12/2020 10:50:16 0 1
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Was that a team talk to your crew!
570
21/12/2020 12:07:41 0 0
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A lot of the regular and repetitive posters on here would be totally incapable of 'manning up'. Revisit these comments in future times to see the laughable extent of the muppetry. (The muppets have voted you down because they think that they are the only people who have the monopoly of intelligence!)
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CW
21/12/2020 10:46:27 7 3
bbc
Boris has promised we will be alright and thrive regardless of our relationship with Europe and we have had 4 years plus to plan for such an outcome. So no need to panic.
329
21/12/2020 11:16:15 1 0
bbc
I hadn't thought of it like that, what a relief. Must dash now to buy some shares and sterling before the markets realise the folly of their ways????
77
Pso
21/12/2020 10:46:33 7 2
bbc
I suppose this highlights that Dover and other entry points in Kent have been operating on a wing and a prayer with COVID - not many checks, people rolling in by dinghy, people milling around in endless queues and tailbacks.

And yet Chris Whitty says the variant that was first reported in Kent is 'random'

Sure it is. Just another example of the general incompetence coming back to bite.
226
21/12/2020 10:55:43 1 4
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Probably came from an illegal economic migrant, they live in tents in close proximity with little washing or cleaning facilities in Calais. Gunboats should have been patrolling
15
21/12/2020 10:41:08 205 96
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Covid is not all the governments fault but Brexit mess with lorry queues at Dover is!
78
21/12/2020 10:46:33 11 14
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Surely the lorry queues at Dover need to be related to Brexit for that statement to be true? I'm sure there'll be Brexit related queues in a couple of weeks time but the current queues are covid related.
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21/12/2020 10:51:50 29 6
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Current queues were due to companies stockpiling due to leaving the single market. Its also as government tests new processes. This is all due to Brexit. That is why queues are happening now and not in April
171
21/12/2020 10:55:50 14 2
bbc
So no-one was actually trying to get their deliveries sorted -before- it all went pear-shaped, where they?
507
21/12/2020 11:51:09 8 0
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The queues were already there before Hancock opened his mouth. Brexit stockpiling is a big part of the problem but so is Christmas and then Covid just rubs salt into business wounds. Hope Boris is pleased he took his stab at the top job by using Brexit as his platform. Not looking too good on any front regarding his legacy at the moment.
671
21/12/2020 12:30:19 4 0
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Stock piling before Brexit? Therefore related to Brexit, therefore true.
21/12/2020 14:58:10 0 0
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Not entirely, some lorries in the queue are there for Brexit related stockpiling
43
21/12/2020 10:44:28 1 2
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So that 20 miles of lorries at Dover was nothing to do with Brexit? Everyone now can see you are lying!
79
jon
21/12/2020 10:46:37 2 1
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Dute to covid closures in France and importers stockpiling.
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jon
21/12/2020 10:43:43 8 19
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Did Labour ever call for Christmas to be cancelled?
80
21/12/2020 10:46:37 14 2
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They called for a 2 week
Firebreak over half term in October. At every turn this government are behind the curve.
200
21/12/2020 10:58:42 2 0
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Welsh test centre showed a two week early firebreak was not more effective in the long term than a 4 week shutdown.
81
21/12/2020 10:46:44 5 5
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Those French, eh?
109
21/12/2020 10:49:01 2 1
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Aye, got us over a barrel good and proper.
82
21/12/2020 10:46:57 4 7
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Though they're using Covid 19 as an excuse despite the fact they already have the new strain this is all about fishing rites.
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21/12/2020 11:00:44 1 0
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And your view on why Canada, India, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Croatia , Israel , turkey , Iran Kuwait and many other countries have announced travel restrictions from the UK ?

I’ve noticed many of those complaining about EU proactively controlling their borders were the very same ones advocating that the UK should be using that approach at the beginning of the pandemic.
58
21/12/2020 10:45:24 3 2
bbc
To be expected...not really news!!
83
21/12/2020 10:46:59 1 0
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Yes it is news, so why do you deflect onto “fake news” when it’s anything but
84
21/12/2020 10:47:01 12 2
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If most who are dying are old (gov figures) then that means when most over 70s are vaccinated, then the deaths should come down dramatically and thus restrictions and economic turmoil should be reduced right? If not, then either the vaccine doesn’t work or heaven forbid the figures are wrong...
196
21/12/2020 10:53:46 5 4
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Or the conspiracy is exposed. One way of not exposing the conspiracy is to change the enemy (new strain of virus)
393
21/12/2020 11:26:46 2 0
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Correct re the reductions in deaths and hospitalisations once the most vulnerable get vaccinated. Not necessarily correct re the economic turmoil being over. The repercussions from the damage caused to the economy will go on for a long long while yet.
750
21/12/2020 12:47:59 0 0
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So far about 140,000 vaccinated in first week, many are younger health and care frontline workers.
So to vaccinate all 8.8 million aged 70 and over may take some time. Then many in the other age groups still need hospital treatment to recover. Also the effects of 'long covid', the speed of transmission of the latest strain.

It'll be a long time yet before restrictions disappear.
Bozo should do the same as the country at the moment - commit suicide Removed
What a repulse thing to say about anyone...Bob you are a parasite Removed
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21/12/2020 10:47:04 3 7
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If the Oxford vaccine remains only 62% effective then you can have it but you won't know whether you are one of the 38% unprotected. Not good enough. The other vaccines are 95%. Let's wait for them.
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21/12/2020 10:50:22 2 1
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No who received the oxford vaccine needed hospital treatment. Many cases only picked up due to routine testing of participants. If the vaccine turns a virus which paralyses heath services into little more than the cold it is still an effective vaccine.
143
21/12/2020 10:52:26 3 1
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Dumb response. To get herd immunity it’s 60%. Normal flu vaccines usually cover about 40% and do the trick.

60% protection life can be normalised which is best to hope for than killing the economy and decades of recovery.
161
21/12/2020 10:54:42 1 1
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62% was with dose. It’s over 90% with two doses just like the other vaccines.
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21/12/2020 12:37:19 0 0
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And if the other vaccines are only 95% you can have it but won't know whether you are one of the 5% unprotected.

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine currently being used in UK is 95% effective, but difficult to maintain and distribute at -70C.

The Oxford virus is stored at normal refrigeration temperature, easy distribution, and can be up to 90% effective

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-55228422
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21/12/2020 10:37:56 2 17
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Week 40 since 1st lockdown:

We should have been weeks ahead in rolling out the vaccine ...

With better planning we could have been weeks ahead in rolling out the vaccine from the Oxford / Astrazenica team

Boris should have made sure our regulator was working with the Oxford/Astrazenica team from the outset ... since March ... it is the best 'not for profit' team

87
21/12/2020 10:47:08 4 1
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A base requirement of medicial regulators is that they are totally independent of the manufacturer to ensure bias does not come into their thinking/actions. If the regulator had worked with Oxford/AstraZenica then this could not have occurred It would have been easy for the antivaxers to claim there was collusion, no doubt then impacted the number of people willing to take the vaccine.
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21/12/2020 10:47:12 96 8
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Netherlands apparently has the new variant as well. 13000 cases yesterday and a quarter of our population. Be interesting to see how that plays out as lorry drivers have been going through the EU since September when it’s alleged this first appeared. Just going to stay at home, turn the music up and enjoy Xmas. It’ll be what it’ll be
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21/12/2020 11:04:52 107 8
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This current mutation is just one in a long line of mutations since the beginning of the year. (My other half works for a biotech firm and has seen some of the charts.)
The border closures are politicians either posturing or flapping like chickens.
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JT
21/12/2020 10:45:28 2 4
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Once Matt Hancock started talking about the "Mutating Virus", the rest of the world minds were filled with B-Movie images of zombies.

The Christmas Quiz question based on this is
Did he say this because
A. He's hoping to prove the UK can survive post-Brexit without the EU
B. It's the latest strategy to frighten migrants from crossing the Channel.
C. He wants to scare the UK into toal lockdown
89
21/12/2020 10:47:14 1 0
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You should have added D) All of the above!
90
21/12/2020 10:47:27 8 7
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I have just thought of a benefit of Brexit.

The resulting weak pound might mean that the BBC can't afford to buy episodes of Mrs Brown's Boys, although this will probably mean that the simpletons who voted for Brexit will start crying.
91
21/12/2020 10:47:34 72 18
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The virus hasn't even been here a whole year and it's already turned into a Brexiteer!
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Pso
21/12/2020 10:49:18 43 49
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I'm afraid it is a remainer
39
21/12/2020 10:44:12 12 14
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Happy now, Brexiteers?!

You see what happens when you vote for Brexit? You see what happens when our EU partners become our enemies?

All my right wing friends are trying not to see the egg all over their faces
92
21/12/2020 10:47:39 1 0
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Its like the Emperor's new clothes when the little boy points, laughs and says the emperor is naked. Thats Brexit :-)
93
21/12/2020 10:47:39 4 6
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It’s not all bad , the worse things get the better the chance of complete regime change.
430
21/12/2020 11:33:33 0 0
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Be careful what you wish for, revolutions are very bloody affairs. The electorate is very unhappy with the current choices available. Not many talented & unselfish people willing to go into politics with a view to regime change.
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21/12/2020 10:47:48 292 56
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Well done Mr Hancock, your comment about the virus being " out of control" has just made life in the UK even more unbearable. The virus has mutated all over Europe but this singular comment has done untold damage. Brain in gear then mouth please or better still no mouth at all. Time for you to go now and leave it to the grown ups !
243
21/12/2020 11:04:02 168 50
bbc
So let's get this straight......are you suggesting that he should have lied?
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JGC
21/12/2020 11:04:43 17 22
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Yet we were also told they have been aware of this mutation since September. I really do feel this was therefore Matt Hancock/Chris Whitty's "trump card". They wanted to cancel Christmas and Boris wouldn't do so. They knew about it & they wanted wait until parliament had gone into recess before announcing it in the hope Boris would now cancel Christmas. This is the consequence of that.
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21/12/2020 11:14:25 20 8
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Yep, leave it to the grown ups. They'll look at it realistically and not automatically apportion irrelevant blame. So off you pop, back to the playground with you.
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JJM
21/12/2020 11:23:05 22 13
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Just explain to me how your life in the UK has been made unbearable?
373
21/12/2020 11:23:21 9 2
bbc
Too late, the grownups have left.
660
21/12/2020 12:28:32 5 2
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so government tell the truth ...people moan ... Give up with the crap on these pages . No logic to them ... If government lied .. you would moan .
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21/12/2020 13:10:48 3 0
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36,000 cases yesterday....sounds a 'tad' out of control to me
842
21/12/2020 13:12:25 0 1
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No it hasn't, more fake news, it's in the Netherlands but the reasons they've block the borders is because they haven't got otherwise what be the point?
930
21/12/2020 13:37:32 5 2
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By grown ups, do you mean remoaners or the Labour Party? Don't make me laugh.
21/12/2020 15:05:01 2 1
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Another one who prefers lying, if China had been honest things may have been different.
AJ
21/12/2020 15:36:39 0 1
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Why are we not blaming those countries who have decided to act irrationally by closing the borders to the UK . The french are playing politics with their decision.
21/12/2020 15:39:18 2 0
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And are you suggesting it was actually under control in the first place?
21/12/2020 16:45:00 0 0
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who did you have in mind?I thought they had all left the house
21/12/2020 16:57:22 0 0
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'...leave it to the grown ups...' or, as they're more colloquially and more accurately called... the Europeans.
21/12/2020 17:14:35 0 0
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One f the problems at the start of the virus was that China kept quiet about it, what would you be saying if the government didn't say anything and the whole country ended up with the infection rates in the South East.
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21/12/2020 10:45:58 148 45
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What a mess we are in and what a bunch of inept clowns we voted in to take us through it. Lie, bluster, divert, blame, lie, its just non-stop treating us and everyone else outside of their elite bubble with contempt.
95
21/12/2020 10:47:51 67 50
bbc
With a global pandemic do you really think everything is going to be rosy in the garden?
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21/12/2020 11:08:19 12 8
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You voted in dim lightbulb vicious toffs Grandad, because you wanted us out of the EU because you don't like Pakistan.

You were warned in detail what charlatans and clowns they are.

You didn't care.

This is all your fault.

Own it.
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21/12/2020 11:30:08 8 3
bbc
"With a global pandemic do you really think everything is going to be rosy in the garden?"

We haven't got a garden any more. It's been turned into a lorry park. Joni Mitchell was right 50 years ago! Send for the Big Yellow Taxi.
888
21/12/2020 13:25:50 4 0
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I agree never going to be rosy, but the Government haven’t helped. Always delaying what they should have done at least 2 weeks earlier. London should never have gone to tier 2 for example, as cases were already high in East London in late November
943
21/12/2020 13:41:17 2 0
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It's made much worse by leaving our friends, and them therefore leaving us out in the cold.
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21/12/2020 10:42:45 12 10
bbc
Ridiculous...lorry drivers are probably more secure than most with respect to the virus, also it’s been around long enough to already be elsewhere anyway..so the french are just being...well you know!
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Bob
21/12/2020 10:47:58 7 0
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...and Hong Kong, and Canada, and Ireland, and Italy, and The Netherlands, and Belgium...
97
21/12/2020 10:48:04 7 8
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All due to illegal raves, protestors. summer beach goers and BBQ garden parties.
289
21/12/2020 11:03:20 0 0
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I don't think the 6 down voters picked up the sarcasm.
98
21/12/2020 10:48:05 5 7
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French and German stock markets down 4%, US market futures suggest US market will open down 2-3%. This is not a Brexit story, it is a global COVID story.

Brexit story is the exchange rate versus the Euro which is down just over 1% today and nearly 10% year to date - markets have been pricing a bad Brexit all year - no new news today.
2
21/12/2020 10:38:06 249 38
bbc
Ever get the feeling 2021 is going to make 2020 look like a walk in the park
99
21/12/2020 10:48:10 73 36
bbc
With this government? You must be joking, but have to admire the optimism.
221
21/12/2020 11:01:34 7 1
bbc
I think they were being sarcastic......please!
433
21/12/2020 11:34:43 3 0
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I don't think you understood the point he/she was making.
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21/12/2020 10:43:29 405 56
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Six little words from Hancock on Sunday TV 'the virus is out of control' then BANG the world cuts us off. The cabinet must be fuming at him.
100
21/12/2020 10:48:20 310 28
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Relieved probably. Each balls-up by one temporarily distract from the balls-up of the other. Let's face it, there are several each day.
353
21/12/2020 11:12:10 8 21
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And your plan? Come on you are clearly a font of knowledge, let’s see your plan to deal with the pandemic. Come on it must be easy sat in your bedroom tapping away. Let’s hear the plan.
21/12/2020 14:31:29 2 0
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Has Sadiq Khan, London's mayor, been caught suspended on a trip wire yet, or was that just a one off event for which BJ could blame....blame....blame... oh yes labour?