Tesco puts buying caps on several products
22/12/2020 | news | business | 2,636
The move by Britain's biggest supermarket comes amid shortage fears due to disruption at UK ports.
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22/12/2020 18:22:47 628 40
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Good for Tesco. Let us hope other major supermarkets follow suit. There are some stupid, selfish people who leave nothing for others.
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22/12/2020 18:25:50 291 55
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once a supermarket asks people not to stockpile or puts in restrictions, it will only make the problem were and fuel the panic. they are part of the panic and will make a nice killing out of it (they've had a very good year!)
795
22/12/2020 19:42:57 7 2
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You do realise people just go round twice right? Or go in with their partner/children? Or go to two supermarkets straight after each other. Absolutely pointless really.
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22/12/2020 19:47:38 5 0
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That’s what you get no queues anymore social distancing gone perfect for selfish humans to strip a shop in minutes
22/12/2020 20:09:46 10 4
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Their collective name is "Conservatives" - their mantra - Don`t care about others so long as I am fine.
22/12/2020 20:41:29 1 4
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Tesco...profiteering yet again...
22/12/2020 20:28:51 0 4
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"There are some stupid, selfish people who leave nothing for others."

Calling people names will not stop them panic buying.

PS if you need to buy toilet rolls get in touch. I've got hundreds.
22/12/2020 21:58:39 0 0
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If supermarkets really have 'good stock levels' and 'robust supply chains', a bit of panic buying should hardly be noticeable.
It's not as if the popular items aren't predictable.
The truth is they hate having massive stock in storage. It is seen as unproductive capital.
In short, they are lying but also putting their profits before the convenience of their customers or the good of the country.
22/12/2020 22:01:22 2 2
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Why is this comment Downvoted? Jeez...
Pip
22/12/2020 23:43:29 0 0
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Went into my local market today, and the shelves were full, and cheaper than our local Tescos. Reap what you sow.........?
Pip
23/12/2020 10:31:38 0 0
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They're called Brexiteers.......?
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22/12/2020 18:23:03 1322 88
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Articles like this encourage panic buying
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xh
22/12/2020 18:24:33 418 37
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Agreed
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22/12/2020 18:30:21 64 4
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Articles like this should have a health warning and encorage people to behave like rational human beings, if rational human beings still exist!
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22/12/2020 18:36:45 89 10
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Panic buying started as soon as people here of any slight problem anywhere.

UK is full of idiots!
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22/12/2020 18:41:27 33 7
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HEAR HEAR!!!
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22/12/2020 18:44:35 20 2
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The panic buying was already occuring since we moved in to tier 4 in Essex.
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22/12/2020 18:45:17 79 26
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Totally agree ! What is wrong with the media!, they all seem determined to cause mayhem just to get their ‘Headline’ - and the BBC is a prime example !
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22/12/2020 18:46:08 41 14
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'It comes as 3000 trucks are stranded at Dover.' Apart from spreading anxiety, there is no reason to include this in the item
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22/12/2020 18:48:17 25 27
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I'm just off to the nearest shop 10 miles away, along dark narrow country lanes, to do some panic buying! Not everyone is a townie with easy access to shops and take away's etc. And if people living in the countryside don't have food in their store cupboard, they starve
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22/12/2020 18:49:42 8 4
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Have you been encouraged to panic buy?

Or you just believe it’s other gullible people that have been?
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22/12/2020 18:53:14 12 4
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If you don't report on it as well people will read the news else where. Simple as that.

Welcome to 24hr news.
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22/12/2020 18:53:48 23 13
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I'd suggest that people had already started panic buying and these announcements are meant to forewarn idiots, so they don't get irate when they are stopped at the supermarket.

So rather than your anti-BBC/media paranoia I have a more reasonable explanation.
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22/12/2020 18:54:12 11 34
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Brexiters do love a bit of extra bog roll though. Especially if they think it’s denying some to an immigrant furriner.
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22/12/2020 18:57:42 26 14
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Media scaremongering again like they have been doing since March. They make me sick.
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22/12/2020 18:57:45 22 3
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People were already panic buying well before this article. My local Asda has already run out of eggs yesterday! I hope they go off and the culprits catch salmonella! It'll serve them right the irresponsible %$^&£!
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22/12/2020 18:58:57 11 1
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If people are panic buying eggs which come from the UK, those people have no common sense.

And fresh items, vegetables & fruit which come from abroad and hardly things that can be stock-piled. Obviously things grown in UK, like many apples, unaffected.
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22/12/2020 19:02:47 11 16
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BBC has contributed more than its fair share of misinformation and overly negative reporting and should be held accountable when this is all resolved.
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22/12/2020 19:04:55 10 3
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Last night I saw in a Tesco Metro that most bread had gone from the shelves. This made no sense since 80-85% of flour is homegrown and there are many flour mills here and large and small bakeries.
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IJB
22/12/2020 19:06:16 1 7
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BBC aka Drop the Dead Donkey
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22/12/2020 19:06:20 25 4
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Probably true but having just got back from my local Tesco, I can tell you they have plenty of food and groceries in store. Reading the news I really expected the the shelves to be bare. And what did I see? No shortages round here, which leads to the question... "is the media trying to whip up hysteria?"
529
22/12/2020 19:09:23 9 2
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better to not know eh Brad? after all ignorance is bliss
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22/12/2020 19:12:11 5 12
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Brexit justifies stockpiling.
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22/12/2020 19:15:52 7 0
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Really, there are obviously a lot of idiots out there then. Selfish idiots need no excuse it's just in their nature.
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AAC
22/12/2020 19:17:02 10 5
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Nonsense. The panic buying is happening already. The BBC are reporting Tescos announcement. If they didn't, you'd be accusing them of withholding news.
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22/12/2020 19:26:56 3 9
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Brexit encourages panic buying
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22/12/2020 19:23:06 7 4
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The mainstream media wants panic-buying, because that then gives them something to sensationalise.
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22/12/2020 19:31:33 3 3
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Half of them can't read or comprehend, the other half don't give a scoobie.
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22/12/2020 19:32:31 4 7
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The BBC is becoming like the red top newspapers with headlines like this - we have far more to be concerned about right now
799
22/12/2020 19:43:43 1 4
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Should we just listen to and accept Government propaganda?
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22/12/2020 19:47:53 0 0
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Shops rationing items does the same thing .. in the real world .. you just keep in the dark and pretend it’s all ok... let real people lead reality lives
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22/12/2020 20:06:04 3 0
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it will get out generally anyway.

The key thing is that they are acting before the panic buying starts. that is good.
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You
22/12/2020 20:07:27 2 0
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Only idiots panic buy and idiots don't need any encouragement.
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22/12/2020 18:23:30 166 18
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For the love of whatever higher being you believe in. It’s a virus, not the zombie apocalypse.
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22/12/2020 18:29:24 64 10
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even zombies don't like having itchy bums
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22/12/2020 18:50:37 13 4
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To be fair, Zombies have more intelligence than horders.
22/12/2020 21:22:24 0 1
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Not yet anyway ...
23/12/2020 11:52:53 0 0
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As Dawn of the Dead shows, shoppers as basically hoards of mindless shambling zombies anyway!
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22/12/2020 18:23:52 393 40
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Panic Buying stems from our consumerism-driven society where the masses are systemically taught to think for themselves before others (e.g. via relentless advertising) and make sure they can always get more and more stuff.

Until these traits are properly dealt with to try and make society more compassionate, undesirable behaviour like panic buying can be triggered very easily.
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22/12/2020 18:27:09 198 29
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I wish I could believe you could change human nature, but I don't. Humans are by nature selfish, or if you prefer, it is natural to save yourself/yours first. It's what has ensured our continued existence as a species surely? If only we were more compassionate and weren't so easily led, but I doubt it will happen in my lifetime.
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22/12/2020 18:32:33 4 2
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Until these traits are properly dealt with to try and make society more compassionate, undesirable behaviour like panic buying can be triggered very easily.
How do you properly deal with this!!!!!!!
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22/12/2020 18:33:19 2 11
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". . . the masses . . ."

What has this to do with religious services?
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22/12/2020 18:36:20 8 8
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What a cop-out, trying to blame advertising for propels greed and selfishness. It’s down to individuals, their own moral code, their upbringing etc. Can’t blame Unilever for some tossed buying a hundred big rolls
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22/12/2020 18:41:57 2 10
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Or they may just not want to go hungry?
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22/12/2020 18:45:12 1 7
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it would be easy to address the issues of buying stuff. don't make it...

that would cost the government lots of tax tho. so it will never happen. until we get hit by an asteroid
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22/12/2020 18:47:26 4 6
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Similar tactics are used by newspapers with exaggerated weather reports. This is to prompt buying new clothes etc. It happens every winter, sometimes several times.
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22/12/2020 18:56:41 3 11
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This panic buying started in the 70s when that idiot woman Thatcher told the public there was a shortage of toilet rolls !
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22/12/2020 19:05:02 2 1
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I remember in the 70's when we had a suger shortage, and we was in the EU.
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22/12/2020 19:05:30 5 1
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Yes, but to suggest the blame is on advertising removes any sense of personal responsibility, which is actually the real issue.
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22/12/2020 19:14:10 3 0
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Completely agree
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22/12/2020 19:14:42 2 2
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Panic buying fuelled by fears of a no deal brexit in just over a week. I need to go now to stock up.
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22/12/2020 19:26:53 4 1
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Hope you have refused all Christmas presents. You don't need anymore stuff
22/12/2020 20:24:44 4 2
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Wrong. This is Conservatives making millions out of the vulnerable. We need a Socialist Government able to assist the vulnerable stay alive and mentally sharp. Nature does not deal well with vultures. Our society needs a re-think , mighty quick.
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22/12/2020 18:24:19 353 33
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And here we go again. We were told during the last ridiculous panic that toilet rolls are produced in abundance here in the U.K., so why should there be a problem? Rice, ok, maybe that might be delayed. Eggs? Surely we have sufficient eggs in the U.K. without having to import them via the EU? Where is the sense to this? Just stoking up a buying frenzy for profit?
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Bob
22/12/2020 18:37:36 147 30
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We only make 50% of our toilet paper.

And per the article - "in a bid to prevent a repeat of the panic-buying". The limits are there to prevent shortages, not create them.
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22/12/2020 18:33:27 21 5
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To be fair families who havent ordered lots of food for christmas as they planned to visit relatives instead have now had to go and buy extra food because of the last minute changes to mixing rules. Surely a sudden increase in demand was expected as more households need to cater for themselves.
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22/12/2020 18:41:18 7 4
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Poultry are currently being kept inside because of bird flu, which might well reduce egg numbers
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22/12/2020 19:01:27 3 12
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So they are limiting the amount of eggs you can buy to 3 then. That'll be interesting in the aisles as all the shoppers open the boxes to take 3 out.
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22/12/2020 19:13:50 2 0
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As i recall from the last panic buying there are plenty of eggs.
However many are normally bought by big food manufacturers, restaurants etc, who now don't need as many. Also there were was a shortage of cartons for 6 eggs.
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22/12/2020 19:16:19 14 21
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Try looking up what we import from EU, a long list of essentials. People should have checked before voting leave.
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22/12/2020 19:29:24 1 3
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You do realise we are in the midst of an avian flu lockdown too?
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22/12/2020 20:07:34 1 0
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It is the public's unnecessary panic buying that is the root cause. Retailers operate just-in-time supplies to minimise storage / freshness issues.
22/12/2020 20:35:32 3 2
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I totally agree with you. What is wrong with buying British produce. We will be able to buy British caught fish and British made cheeses etc. Shock, horror, buy British, oh no what would Macron say!!!
22/12/2020 20:42:05 1 0
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Spot on
22/12/2020 20:47:39 2 1
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yes i agree rice i can understand, soap not to sure about that one. but toilet rolls and eggs. come on!!!. we produce them here. well done to tesco's for capping purchases . but all supermarkets need to do it. or else customers will just bulk buy somewhere else. it as to be a united decision. to be really effective. so can the other supermarkets please follow suit.
22/12/2020 20:58:13 2 1
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Toilet rolls may be made here but it took our local supermarkets 6-8 weeks to get enough in that shelves were not stripped bare every time they arrived. Manufacturing wasn't the issue - distribution was. Fine is you live in W1 - try living in rural northern England or rural Scotland.
22/12/2020 21:01:08 1 0
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I've just checked my box of Aldi eggs and they are produced in Scotland. I live in Scotland. What's the problem?
22/12/2020 22:40:33 1 0
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Is it even possible to buy imported eggs? I have never seen any!
22/12/2020 23:30:24 1 1
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How much rice is grown in the EU? I think that relates to the global dislocation of freight capacity as a result of a global pandemic restricting workers and transport. If Tesco is shipping rice via EU ports and then on road-freight across the Channel that is unforgivable from an environmental perspective.
KJ1
23/12/2020 00:50:23 3 1
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People are panic buying toilet paper because they're scared. It doesn't bother me if the supermarkets run out because I had the foresight to stock up on Conservative Party election manifestos. Nice and absorbent, apart from the card covers. Just need to watch out for the staples.
23/12/2020 01:27:37 0 0
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And someone in another country says the same thing about the eggs we export.
23/12/2020 03:05:30 1 0
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Just egging on panic buying, Gues the yolk is on us!!
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22/12/2020 18:23:03 1322 88
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Articles like this encourage panic buying
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xh
22/12/2020 18:24:33 418 37
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Agreed
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22/12/2020 18:48:43 52 5
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The media love to stir it up. Then they can report on the consequences.
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22/12/2020 18:57:46 0 3
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Agree
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22/12/2020 20:06:02 2 0
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The panic buying idiots don't need any encouragement ??
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22/12/2020 18:24:42 108 14
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haha of all the things, people are hoarding items most likely produced in the UK. hilarious.

I for myself will bulk-buy a few Renault Twingos
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22/12/2020 18:35:16 87 27
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A french car is the last thing I'd buy.
Now whiskey would be a different matter . . .
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22/12/2020 18:31:54 8 7
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Most loo rolls are imported.
All lemons are imported.
Olive oil - imported.
Salad in winter - imported
etc
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Bob
22/12/2020 18:39:23 15 3
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Ah yes the famous rice paddies of the UK. We grow it in abundance.
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22/12/2020 18:45:04 8 7
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I’d bulk buy some bog roll too, to cover you for the wonky ride those useless Renaults give
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22/12/2020 18:46:17 4 2
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Don't think we produce much
22/12/2020 20:15:38 1 2
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Yes indeed, those right-hand-drive versions will be hard to get once the tariffs close down the production lines in France because we are all buying cheaper Hondas, Kias and Toyotas instead.
23/12/2020 02:30:27 1 0
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IF you wait until next year, Renault will be giving them away
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22/12/2020 18:24:50 299 60
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Typical media. Trying to incite mass panic amongst the public so they can then report on mass panic!
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22/12/2020 18:28:49 324 38
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daily mail has been doing it for 20 years
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22/12/2020 18:51:37 13 6
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They're not trying to incite panic. They're reporting facts, some supermarkets are restricting purchases of certain items. There are different ways to respond to that - just say OK I can only have this much or try to get as much as you can whether you need it or not.
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22/12/2020 19:20:27 5 0
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Does that include papers such as the Sun and Daily Mail?
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22/12/2020 19:23:31 9 2
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And they'd get moaned at if they didn't report it as well...

I can just see the complaints - Useless BBC doesn't warn us about possible shortages!
22/12/2020 20:37:30 3 0
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Stop blaming the media for all your woes, it'll be the Jews next, Adolf
22/12/2020 21:15:30 1 0
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Saw a picture of a Tesco store with the Fruit and Veg nearly empty, under a story about our lorry park, but if you go into Tesco in the evening you will find the fruit and veg nearly empty, waiting for the night staff to fill it up.
as
23/12/2020 01:04:48 1 0
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Well at least buying the Express and Mail will solve the toilet paper shortage.
23/12/2020 09:51:21 0 0
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Wasn't that the plot to one of the Bond films? Evil genius creates a crisis to make news.
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22/12/2020 18:25:08 889 284
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Well done, Hancock.

You told the entire world this virus was out of control in a pathetic attempt to justify your government’s sudden u-turn on Christmas. And by so doing, you’ve stirred up mass panic and hysteria, not just in this country but throughout the world.

You’ve lost the plot, sir. Resign and let someone else take over. You’re not up to this.
Bang on. What a ?? end Removed
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22/12/2020 18:28:28 62 10
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isn't it weird, how every tie someone takes over from someone else, the person who takes over still isn't up to the job.

it's almost like politicians aren't good enough.
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22/12/2020 18:34:06 27 20
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Dude, the numbers are looking dreadful. Cop on
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Bob
22/12/2020 18:36:06 35 28
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Let me guess, before he said that you were on here praising the government saying everything was under control and they'd been doing a good job?

Yeah, I thought not. You were on here trash-talking just like you are now. All he did was affirm your belief and yet here you are still talking guff.
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22/12/2020 18:37:53 12 10
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Any suggests for new Health Minister?
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22/12/2020 18:40:17 73 24
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So just England then is it? No other country suffering surge in infections? No other country imposing restrictions over Christmas when they hoped they wouldn't need to? This new variant of the virus is all down to Hancock then is it? He invented it did he?
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22/12/2020 18:47:02 65 33
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with due respect stop blaming the government, check what was happening across all of europe before. they have all got the faster spreading mutant, but the UK was more honest
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22/12/2020 18:56:56 13 7
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If he was not such a yes man, he would be gone. He looks incompetent.
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22/12/2020 19:01:08 6 8
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Hancock is quite since his show. Is he in detention?? No screen time for a few weeks. Naughty boy
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22/12/2020 19:08:06 10 8
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So you could be in charge then could you..or your fellow Lemmings
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22/12/2020 19:09:32 3 4
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your right the alarm sounded before he got of the Andrew mar show .
537
22/12/2020 19:10:23 19 5
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Are another comment based on little observation of the actual facts - that this variant was discovered by good monitoring and then the scientists reported a correlation the government having looked at the data for a while - and quick response was needed. Nom instead we gt yet another silly knee jerk politician bashing comment.
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22/12/2020 19:13:24 4 6
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Not just Hancock. In fact I think he’s a nice guy and well meaning. That pretty much goes for half the cabinet.

“Nice” doesn’t mean competent.......
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ken
22/12/2020 19:18:07 5 4
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Suggest if you can do the job better become an MP
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22/12/2020 19:19:34 5 3
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Obviously YOU are the correct and only person in the world who is up to it.This variant has been found in other countries including Germany and Italy in Europe.
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22/12/2020 19:35:45 0 3
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Yes he should.
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22/12/2020 19:39:32 3 6
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Well said. If the virus was really out of control we would expect piles of human corpses in the streets and hospitals dumping the dead in car parks. Hancock should go and open a pink tie shop.
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22/12/2020 19:39:52 8 0
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By telling the truth?! This variant is probably everywhere, just not identified yet.
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22/12/2020 19:42:34 6 8
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Yeah totally agree Hancock made us look a total laughing stock ??????
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22/12/2020 20:06:34 2 0
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but it is out of control.
22/12/2020 20:10:40 2 3
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And take the rest of this useless cabinet with you. Especially the PM.
22/12/2020 20:23:37 4 0
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I don't rate Hancock in any way - but you can't blame him for stating the bleeding obvious. If he had not admitted the new virus strain was 'out of control' you would be the first to call him a liar.
22/12/2020 20:34:55 3 0
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Like who.. kier starmer...anilise Dodds..good one??????
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22/12/2020 18:25:14 101 16
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This is the danger of importing a large percentage of our food.
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22/12/2020 18:34:58 66 27
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You'll be back to eating neeps and tatties then.
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22/12/2020 18:38:54 24 17
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The danger of not importing is even worse. We don't and can't have the capacity to grow enough entirely ourselves. Haven't had since several decades ago.

Leaving the single market was idiotic. The single market of 450million *does* have the capacity to feed itself. Why on earth did we leave? Bonkers.
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22/12/2020 18:39:05 8 2
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Our UK climate doesn't support growing certain veg. We import food suited to warmer climates. Nothing except Global Warming will change that fact.
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22/12/2020 18:44:34 12 7
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What like 22%. We don’t need that 22% but we just need to get used to seasonal products like we always used to and countries tike New Zealand still do
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22/12/2020 18:55:51 17 6
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We have enough land to produce seasonal varieties, yet due to the Common Agricultural Policy it is more viable to have huge farms for larger payouts from Brussels. And then most of what GB produces is destined as animal feed for Eastern Europe. Monoculture only benefits corporations, polyculture farms that feed communities should be the way forward and then we have less needs for imports
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22/12/2020 19:15:49 7 1
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So England will be covered with vineyards, orange and olive groves - get real. Let us all know when you manage to buy UK salad items in mid-winter too!
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22/12/2020 19:17:27 2 3
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What a load of bull. How many eggs do we import, along with fresh rice and fresh toilet paper. What a complete non story. Tesco just wanted to be mentioned in the news again.
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22/12/2020 19:22:36 4 2
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It will never stop now. All governments are hell bent on building over every square inch of arable land. It is the only part of the ecomony wwe have left . Climate changers have seen off most industries. So we are left building. How are bricks made? Just remind me.
22/12/2020 20:15:18 5 2
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Its always been this way...we do need to produce 100% more of everything, stop this imported madness...yes we can produce,may take a decade..this country can do this ??
22/12/2020 20:49:32 4 0
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We are not self sufficient that is a fact, the areas that should grow food crops are full of Rapeseed and Indian Corn!
23/12/2020 11:36:22 0 0
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We have to import food because we need farmland to build on.
23/12/2020 12:10:50 0 0
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A shortage of food and rationing is what this country needs. Too many lardies costing the NHS a fortune with their 'overweight illnesses' If the food isn't there, then they can't stick it in their lardy faces.
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22/12/2020 18:25:19 20 19
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This is a kwitters wet dream. U.K. isolated and back to rationing. It’s what the flag waving jingo lot voted to return to
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22/12/2020 18:30:26 3 10
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You'd probably know all about wet dreams. Try waking up and turning to reality. Your pathetic slurs and insults would indicate you are either very young and/or not in touch with reality.
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22/12/2020 18:25:19 4 1
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Deja vu
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22/12/2020 18:25:30 142 8
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I despair. What is the matter with people? No-one needs to panic buy, and can someone explain to me the thing about eggs. I buy eggs every week, but since the first lockdown they are hard to come by. My local Sainsburys is almost always sold out. How come people who do not normally buy eggs are buying them now?
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22/12/2020 18:30:43 134 4
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According to Countryside online it is due to more people being at home so they are eating eggs for breakfast and baking more. Sounds feasible.
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22/12/2020 18:33:49 12 1
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Because being unable to go to work (either through work not being possible or children not being able to go to school) people are baking more.
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22/12/2020 18:30:50 10 1
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Because people would normally eat out at work or in restaurants etc. But now they are working from home so of course more demand on supermarkets (while wholesalers dont send as much to caters)
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22/12/2020 18:36:03 6 8
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Hard to come by? Tesco have had plenty of stocks for the past several months... I mean plenty... large vertical trolleys full of the multipacks each and every week. I've already got a fridge full, as they are cheap, nutritious and last a while, and I figured my plans to visit others would probably get scuppered, so eggs seemed quite convenient to have in just incase... which turned fortuitous.
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22/12/2020 18:54:02 1 2
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Because they might become hard to get. No, there's no reason in that argument, maybe that's why it's popular.
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22/12/2020 19:11:03 6 0
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More people at home baking stuff I suppose.
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22/12/2020 19:26:11 2 0
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Looking for the golden one
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22/12/2020 19:59:47 19 1
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must be worried they can never have an oeuf.
22/12/2020 20:22:56 3 0
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Why were people who normally don't go for walks suddenly deciding to go for walks in their local parks during the first lockdown? Most people never even knew they had a local park!!!!!! Answers on a postcard.
22/12/2020 20:30:21 2 1
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More people are baking at this time of year.
22/12/2020 20:51:47 2 0
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They're bound to.
22/12/2020 21:25:12 2 0
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Shortage of chickens !
22/12/2020 23:02:22 0 0
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My local Sainsbury's ran low too - on eggs, flour and lots of other things. I asked if the hens had stopped laying perhaps but the manager said he'd ordered the usual quantity but they weren't delivered! This despite the sudden drop in demand from all restaurants and cafés. My sister told me her local Sainsbury's had run low on lots of items too but the other supermarkets were fine. Poor stocking?
22/12/2020 23:36:58 0 0
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Because all their restaurants are closed and all they can cook is omelettes.
23/12/2020 11:34:39 0 0
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Chickens have stopped laying due to Brexit
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22/12/2020 18:25:31 402 13
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Unfortunately, this pandemic has shown the stupidity and selfishness of a few, which in turn make everything worse for the rest of us.
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22/12/2020 18:27:25 189 43
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completely agree with you. one eye test, and everyone stopped listening.
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22/12/2020 18:48:02 4 8
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Selfishness is human nature. It's how we're wired in order to survive.
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22/12/2020 19:27:55 11 4
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A bit like Brexit then
that's enough about the torys and the monarchy , selfish vermin Removed
Rob
22/12/2020 21:14:33 1 0
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Completely agree. The last 9 months has clearly highlighted the section of society that only cares about themselves. Let them eat rotten eggs!
What, like brexit voters?
22/12/2020 23:42:13 0 0
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It's amazing how the "few" always manage to pull the strings of the many....and then the many let it happen!
23/12/2020 08:27:25 0 0
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If only it was just a few.
23/12/2020 08:40:04 0 0
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More than just a few, unfortunately.
23/12/2020 10:32:16 0 0
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Completely agree; the clown & his mostly carp ministers have resulted in thousands of uneccessary deaths, handed out contracts to their mates and never bothered to put in place proper well thought out plans! to name a few things arising from their stupidity and selfishness.

People stock piling have also caused some issues.
23/12/2020 12:02:39 0 0
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Exactly - if only Corbyn had not had a dinner party
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22/12/2020 18:25:36 47 10
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Blows my mind people panic buying! I mean, how dense do you actually have to be!? Stop the world, I’m getting off.
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22/12/2020 18:27:02 10 10
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I know rite. one look at a graph from the BBC which looks like the side of a very steep mountain, and...
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22/12/2020 18:44:18 2 1
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What do you mean 'stop' It's flat, you can just step off. ??
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22/12/2020 18:56:04 0 1
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Panic buying happens any time things may run short or the shops may shut, just look at the supermarket shelves any Christmas Eve,.
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22/12/2020 18:25:48 13 30
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Listen to Boris, please. On rare occasions he may get it wrong, but most of the time he is spot on.
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22/12/2020 18:30:54 7 3
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"rare" made me laugh. A lot.
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22/12/2020 18:35:50 1 4
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What are you on? Started early for Christmas?
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22/12/2020 18:39:59 1 3
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What medication are you on ???
22/12/2020 20:20:17 1 0
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So all the U turns Boris has done whilst in power for last 12 months is because he got it right?
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22/12/2020 18:22:47 628 40
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Good for Tesco. Let us hope other major supermarkets follow suit. There are some stupid, selfish people who leave nothing for others.
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22/12/2020 18:25:50 291 55
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once a supermarket asks people not to stockpile or puts in restrictions, it will only make the problem were and fuel the panic. they are part of the panic and will make a nice killing out of it (they've had a very good year!)
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22/12/2020 18:37:39 14 3
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Restrictions are often arbitrary anyway - a pack of 4 toilet rolls or a pack of 32 still counts as 1 pack. Limits on other items can be a real problem though - at one stage we were soppin gonly online, as my wife is vulnerable, but they would not sell more than 3 yoghurts at a time ... enough for one each for our children and no more for a week or two.
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22/12/2020 19:00:38 5 6
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I'd suggest that people had already started panic buying and these announcements are meant to forewarn idiots, so they don't get irate when they are stopped at the supermarket.

So rather than your vision being real a more reasonable view is available.
640
22/12/2020 19:23:11 15 2
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Blame Sainsburys for forecasting a shortage of lettuce. At this time of year, who cares.
xlr
22/12/2020 20:24:23 2 0
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People can panic all they want. If they can only buy 12 rolls of toilet paper, their panic can be safely ignored.
22/12/2020 20:34:14 1 3
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You would have thought they would have learnt from the last time. Then again maybe not. But don’t forget the supermarkets had been stockpiling for chaos from January 1st. Me thinks we are being conned.
22/12/2020 20:51:11 6 0
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I work at a distribution centre. It's chock-a-block with stock and staff with nothing to do - Been strangely quiet, loads of half day holidays given all month (so far). Apart from the "in time" fresh fruit and veg there is NO shortage of anything.
22/12/2020 20:29:59 0 2
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"once a supermarket asks people not to stockpile or puts in restrictions, it will only make the problem were and fuel the panic"

I know, it's weird. Almost as if it is driven by increased sales and profit.
22/12/2020 21:52:14 1 0
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Sour grapes and rubbish grammar!
22/12/2020 22:18:08 2 0
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The trouble is its not Tesco, its the mass media jumping onto the story and then blowing it out of all proportion.
22/12/2020 22:50:10 1 0
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Not always. They've had bumper sales but have spent fortunes on signing, distancing, staff kit with safety messages, cleaning, sanitising stations for trolleys etc., and had to pay staff having to shield and isolate PLUS hire in temp staff to cover for absent staff having to isolate or shield.
God knows I'm no apologist for their revolting business practices but give credit where it's due.
22/12/2020 23:08:15 0 2
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Tesco, one of the stores who let you freely wander around without wearing a mask. Their policy is not to challenge people and leave it up to common sense. Great, I'll go in there smoking a cigar tomorrow.
23/12/2020 00:07:11 0 1
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But there was no such request when toilet rolls and pasta were hoarded back in March. I rather think people were stuck on Social media and buying into malcontents and rumour spreaders. When things were rationed, they became available.
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22/12/2020 18:25:54 6 4
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Panic buying - for those who fear missing out.
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22/12/2020 18:26:09 45 8
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It would be wise for other supermarkets to follow suit, the last thing we need right now is a bunch of crazies fighting over the last loo roll.
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22/12/2020 18:34:17 60 14
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It would be actually wise now to boycott all the major supermarkets and buy products from markets ,independent shops and small groceries stores only - it can be done i did a food shop today this way -small businesses deserve our money much more than the likes of Tescos
468
22/12/2020 19:03:25 3 2
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Or eggs as they fight to get 3 out of the boxes.
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22/12/2020 19:41:53 1 7
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Anyone sensible (so, rules out Express readers/Brexiteers) will have fore-seen the disruption / train crash of Johnson's not so secretly favoured Faragist 'No Deal' BREXIT shortages of all essentials.

Got my bulk purchase of toilet rolls in, from eBay, so we're fixed until at least Easter.
Stop panic buying ffs, ENOUGH of this being a country of morons, sheep, lunatics and general imbeciles. 2020 would have gone a lot smoother if the average Brit had an on average higher IQ. Removed
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22/12/2020 18:27:50 121 86
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If the average Brit had a higher IQ we would still be in the EU
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22/12/2020 18:32:37 15 2
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The average Brit does have an average IQ, because that is how it defined. If everybody got smarter the intelligence required to have an IQ of 100 would rise, that's how quotients work.
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22/12/2020 18:52:33 2 2
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If the average brit had an average higher iq the average IQ would be calibrated back to 100 so the average IQ would remain the same, and due to the very nature of the bell curve the average iq would still result in the same herd mentality that causes most of life's problems so basically if the average iq was higher nothing would change at all.
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22/12/2020 19:08:33 0 0
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Agreed re Brits and their IQ (or lack of it). But it's quid pro quo - we have a leadership who will not listen to scientific facts and a population who will not be told what to do despite the fact that it's in their own interests. Hence we are in the present scenario. Something tells me this will run and run. Anyone out there wanna bet me we won't STILL be in this situation this time next year?
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22/12/2020 18:25:36 47 10
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Blows my mind people panic buying! I mean, how dense do you actually have to be!? Stop the world, I’m getting off.
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22/12/2020 18:27:02 10 10
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I know rite. one look at a graph from the BBC which looks like the side of a very steep mountain, and...
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22/12/2020 18:31:18 0 3
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I - NEED - AN - EGG - AND - A - BIG - POO GOGOGOGOGOGOGOGO!!!!!!
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22/12/2020 18:32:16 1 1
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Hmmm, ‘rite’ ?? something not quite right there. God knows what.
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22/12/2020 18:23:52 393 40
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Panic Buying stems from our consumerism-driven society where the masses are systemically taught to think for themselves before others (e.g. via relentless advertising) and make sure they can always get more and more stuff.

Until these traits are properly dealt with to try and make society more compassionate, undesirable behaviour like panic buying can be triggered very easily.
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22/12/2020 18:27:09 198 29
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I wish I could believe you could change human nature, but I don't. Humans are by nature selfish, or if you prefer, it is natural to save yourself/yours first. It's what has ensured our continued existence as a species surely? If only we were more compassionate and weren't so easily led, but I doubt it will happen in my lifetime.
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22/12/2020 18:36:14 3 5
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Survival of the fittest: Plenty of carbs and clean bums.
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22/12/2020 18:41:38 17 5
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Empathy and compassion have been promoted by religions for 1000s' of years.
Consumerism is a modern phenomena of neoliberal philosophy.
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22/12/2020 18:58:06 8 7
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Nonsense, humans have survived because they work together as social animals.
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22/12/2020 19:47:29 2 4
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Human beings are essentially collaborative. If they weren't, they would never have evolved. The old Darwinist garbage is 100 years out of date. Read Kropotkin.
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22/12/2020 19:53:56 1 0
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Much as I hate it, I have to agree.
22/12/2020 20:26:51 5 1
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We are being educated daily in the fallibilities of the capitalist system.We do have the capacity to work for the common good - not for the venal Conservatives.
22/12/2020 20:56:55 1 0
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Sad but very true. When we join the dinosaurs, in the next life, will they have learned their lesson and not eat us. Will all the species we extinguished forgive us. Man (humans) living in harmony with the earth? Last person standing please remember to switch off the lights.
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22/12/2020 18:25:31 402 13
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Unfortunately, this pandemic has shown the stupidity and selfishness of a few, which in turn make everything worse for the rest of us.
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22/12/2020 18:27:25 189 43
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completely agree with you. one eye test, and everyone stopped listening.
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22/12/2020 19:50:38 3 11
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I think it was due to Stephen Kinnock visiting his Uncle to give him a birthday cake but that's probably an inconvenient truth you wish to ignore.
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22/12/2020 19:53:19 6 8
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BBC you are creating the problem here by irresponsible reporting, just because a story is there doesn't mean you have to publish it. BBC is as bad as those 'panic buying' as they are only thinking of themselves and the 'click bait' they generate., anyone working for the BBC on such stories should be ashamed of themselves
23/12/2020 02:15:09 0 0
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Nah, it was one Scottish Health Minister - two second home visits and one Professor predicting we'd all die if we left home discovering his married mistress was worth dying for. Then there was the eye test, curiously enough specsavers is still open, they being an essential service. I wonder if Ferguson's Mistress provides essential 'services'?
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22/12/2020 18:23:05 6 7
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Nothing like imposing quotas to ensure demand rises to panic levels. Come on Tesco, grow up. You’ve made a fortune already this year.
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22/12/2020 18:27:48 11 5
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'Tesco anticipate produce such as lettuce and citrus fruit should be hit' so they ration other products they don't anticipate having a shortage of? The world really has gone mad.
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22/12/2020 18:29:56 17 1
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Maybe because they haven't seen any rabid freak run in to a store and buy 19 lettuces whereas they have seen a huge number of fruit loops go in and buy a 3 year supply of toilet roll?
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22/12/2020 18:30:18 0 1
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lettuces might be in short supply, batavia products should be ok
Stop panic buying ffs, ENOUGH of this being a country of morons, sheep, lunatics and general imbeciles. 2020 would have gone a lot smoother if the average Brit had an on average higher IQ. Removed
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22/12/2020 18:27:50 121 86
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If the average Brit had a higher IQ we would still be in the EU
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22/12/2020 18:30:09 13 12
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Your IQ (and what you perceive it to be) may reflect that statement.
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22/12/2020 18:30:25 10 11
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Too true
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22/12/2020 18:31:24 5 7
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????????????
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22/12/2020 18:33:20 7 5
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This situation wouldn't differ if we are in or out of the EU, or doesn't your IQ tell you that?
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22/12/2020 18:42:12 7 14
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No we wouldn’t because the average Brit voted leave as proved by the referendum so you would have to redefine the average. Probably too hard for a remoaner to understand
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22/12/2020 18:47:38 3 4
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Clearly you are the dimwit!
358
22/12/2020 18:53:52 0 3
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Yours doesn't seem too high either, to be honest.
No way. Plenty of morons in the remoaners. Removed
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BD
22/12/2020 19:06:42 1 1
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Quite. ??
528
22/12/2020 19:09:21 1 0
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Well you lost pal .. so off ya trot to Macron land ...Muton
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22/12/2020 18:25:08 889 284
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Well done, Hancock.

You told the entire world this virus was out of control in a pathetic attempt to justify your government’s sudden u-turn on Christmas. And by so doing, you’ve stirred up mass panic and hysteria, not just in this country but throughout the world.

You’ve lost the plot, sir. Resign and let someone else take over. You’re not up to this.
Bang on. What a ?? end Removed
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22/12/2020 18:33:48 5 4
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Ding dong!
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22/12/2020 18:23:55 128 13
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An article like this can only result in one thing - panic buying!
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22/12/2020 19:04:13 36 57
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And does your comment reduce the likelihood ;-).
22/12/2020 22:08:43 4 0
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Biggest problem by far is the idiot Facebook users who go into stores and take photos of emptying shelves....
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22/12/2020 18:25:08 889 284
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Well done, Hancock.

You told the entire world this virus was out of control in a pathetic attempt to justify your government’s sudden u-turn on Christmas. And by so doing, you’ve stirred up mass panic and hysteria, not just in this country but throughout the world.

You’ve lost the plot, sir. Resign and let someone else take over. You’re not up to this.
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22/12/2020 18:28:28 62 10
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isn't it weird, how every tie someone takes over from someone else, the person who takes over still isn't up to the job.

it's almost like politicians aren't good enough.
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22/12/2020 18:46:03 16 24
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Well, this is because the are not paid enough. Shock horror.
Why should I go into Parliament, when I can make a shed load more in private industry?
Pay peanuts, get monkeys.
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22/12/2020 18:28:38 1127 186
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I never knew we imported so much useful stuff from Europe. Surely it would make sense to establish some kind of mutually benificial trading arrangement with them to enable free flow of goods with minimal tarrifs?
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22/12/2020 18:32:01 457 83
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An excellent idea.
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22/12/2020 18:32:37 136 38
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Like staying in the EU perhaps?
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22/12/2020 18:38:44 60 89
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Yes, it's called a FTA - a bit like the one with Canada.
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22/12/2020 18:33:21 137 37
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Amazing idea... I suppose it might look a bit like, I don't know ... being in the EU?!
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xlr
22/12/2020 18:43:48 91 26
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It would make sense, but I think instead we'll be sitting at home wiping eating sovereignty and wiping our bottoms with newspaper headlines that the French aren't allowed to fish in our waters.
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22/12/2020 18:49:52 75 81
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Which is exactly what we did do when we joined the EEC. Unfortunately that morphed into the EU.
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22/12/2020 18:52:18 57 84
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You clearly forget all the times the french farmers blocked ports. Europe sending us horse not beef. French subsidies for their car industry?
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22/12/2020 18:54:45 5 30
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I just wish we had a free trade agreement with China, as it's most most of us typing comments on here as we haven't a computer

Oh wait!!! something is wrong with that argument.
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22/12/2020 18:56:11 58 80
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Perhaps growing up and respecting democracy would be a good start....Then perhaps growing more ourselves and not having some unelected behemoth paying farmers to keep fields empty would be a next step...just an idea
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22/12/2020 18:58:40 53 24
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....unfortunately the majority thought that the price to pay for this excellent trading opportunity with our dear friendly neighbours was a price not worth paying any longer !!
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22/12/2020 19:02:44 16 69
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Ye the little man in franch sure likes to make a point. Let's see what he does, when the Eastern block of Country's want to leave. Busted flush!.
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22/12/2020 19:04:51 15 39
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zzzzzzz

Maybe remainers should have campaigned for it before they lost a referendum?
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22/12/2020 19:08:28 27 18
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I doubt if the UK imports eggs, rice, soap and toilet roll from the EU but I suppose any chance to shoehorn Brexit in just couldn't be missed.
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22/12/2020 19:16:41 16 3
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What a good idea why didn't somebody think of that oh hang on
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22/12/2020 19:17:24 22 7
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don't be daft, we are British, we have our empire. What do those daft foreigners know.
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22/12/2020 19:24:41 26 3
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Yep, we could call it "The Common Market" or maybe the "European Economic Community (EEC)" that way it wouldn't be confused with political union or central governance. I'd be up for that..
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22/12/2020 19:25:09 5 0
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You ain't from 'round these parts, are you Dave? ;-)
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22/12/2020 19:26:25 5 8
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There is one, its called EFTA, it was formed in 1960. The UK was a member, along with Sweden, Denmark and Portugal. They all left as a condition of joining the Common Market. Germany and The Netherlands should have taken a look at the map and studied their history, realised they were in the wrong trading block and quit the Common Market for EFTA when it formed. They're paying for that mistake now.
675
22/12/2020 19:26:43 1 0
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Where have you been for the last 3 years...dream boat...
692
22/12/2020 19:28:31 0 1
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Hahaha!!
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TC
22/12/2020 19:34:13 11 3
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We don't import any significant amounts of toilet paper, rice, soap or eggs from the EU so why are people panic buying them??? This has nothing to do with a trade agreement with the EU.
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22/12/2020 19:35:00 3 8
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We will have WTO, with mutually beneficial tarrifs. We are a major importer, German cars etc! Like all Governments, Merkel will listen to her manufacturers. Are the EU going to risk tit for tat tarrifs.
760
22/12/2020 19:37:22 11 4
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Yes - we've allowed ourselves to rely on others so much over teh last 40 yrs - look what's become of us. Time to re-set
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22/12/2020 19:35:46 8 0
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Or even join a free trade association of sovereign countries?!
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Dan
22/12/2020 19:40:19 7 2
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Tell it Boris and his incompetent team
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YCI
22/12/2020 19:45:00 1 7
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We should produce our own forget others and export them
949
22/12/2020 20:00:30 1 10
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Usual remainer tripe, should be read as 'I never knew there was a world outside the EU'
956
22/12/2020 20:01:58 0 1
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Vote for Brexit?
958
22/12/2020 20:02:10 2 0
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How far did you get your tongue in your cheek ??
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22/12/2020 20:03:20 1 0
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Eggs and toilet rolls from Europe???
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22/12/2020 20:05:37 4 0
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As long as it is just trade and not about fulfilling Napoleonic desires for a European state dominating the world, it's a fantastic idea...some sort of European Free Trade Association....or a community, if you will.
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22/12/2020 18:28:48 26 3
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Eggs is interesting... why would people panic buy eggs? They're not exactly as vital as bog roll and they aren't imported. People are ridiculous though....
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22/12/2020 18:30:35 8 8
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It looks though more eggs are imported than people thought.
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22/12/2020 18:30:49 4 2
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Can't bake a cake without eggs. Well, you can, but it's not a good cake. And what would eggnog be like without it?
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22/12/2020 18:30:49 4 2
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because the TV will soon start having adverts for pancakes?
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22/12/2020 18:31:03 7 1
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Eat more eggs and you need less bog roll
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22/12/2020 18:37:25 3 2
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Probably misunderstanding the definition of an eggstreme event.

Coat? Alright then.
Removed
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22/12/2020 18:40:33 5 2
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Eggs are very nutritious, last a reasonable time (well past the advertised date) and are fairly high in vitamin D. They're also cheap and very versatile. Also relatively low in fat.

All in all, a pretty good, healthy food.

And quick and easy to cook.
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22/12/2020 18:50:23 2 4
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The main problem is the press!! They publicise that there are God knows how many lorries are lined up in Dover and they see 'Shortages' etc. So what if only for a few days. And do we honestly need the BBC to tell us each day how many people have died from Covid. How about publicising how many people have LEFT hospital cured!! Its always GLOOM GLOOM GLOOM. And ban NEWSpapers for a week!
23/12/2020 00:01:32 0 0
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Why is bog-roll vital? Personally, I'd find it easier to substitute bog-roll than eggs and therefore I see it as LESS vital. One can always wash one's arse or use an alternative type of paper but an omelette needs eggs. No need to panic about either though, you're quite right.
23/12/2020 09:59:02 0 0
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and you think bog roll is important , ive enough paper use even its not as good as the real thing ,god help us if we had another war
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22/12/2020 18:24:50 299 60
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Typical media. Trying to incite mass panic amongst the public so they can then report on mass panic!
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22/12/2020 18:28:49 324 38
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daily mail has been doing it for 20 years
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22/12/2020 18:46:53 26 8
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The Daily Express seems to be the home of the "exceptional" bigot/racist.
That publication should be prosecuted for promoting hatred and racism.
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22/12/2020 18:48:18 25 8
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Anyone that regularly reads the DM needs a lobotomy
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22/12/2020 19:02:03 8 14
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Media are the cause of panic buying.
22/12/2020 20:15:39 4 0
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More like 120 years. All the way through the Great War.
23/12/2020 02:24:53 0 0
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I wondered who read the Mail.
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22/12/2020 18:29:12 5 5
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Think about it.... what do we produce here and what can’t we produce here? We NEED to import citrus fruit and some vegetables. FFS,meet back to eating seasonal veg and beg this incompetent government to save our fruit imports!!
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22/12/2020 18:37:58 0 2
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Perhaps we can import citrus from South Africa or the USA - just without the high EU CAP tariffs that have prevented it before.
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22/12/2020 18:40:57 1 1
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Back to winter greens and root vegetables in the winter like it was in the 1950's pre-us joining the EU. Remember the PM Harold McMillan in the 1950 with 'You Have Never Had it so good'. Forget about 1947 & 1963 when the field were frozen and winter vegetables could not be harvested and there were very few vegetables in the Green Grocers.
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22/12/2020 18:23:30 166 18
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For the love of whatever higher being you believe in. It’s a virus, not the zombie apocalypse.
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22/12/2020 18:29:24 64 10
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even zombies don't like having itchy bums
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22/12/2020 18:55:24 5 5
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How do you come by that piece of information?
22/12/2020 20:50:18 1 1
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Do you have something you want to share with us?
22/12/2020 22:46:38 0 0
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From what I have seen of these fictional beings, they seem not to pay attention to pain or discomfort, so I would expect them to ignore itches anywhere on their bodies.
23/12/2020 02:28:30 0 0
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Speaking from experience?
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22/12/2020 18:27:48 11 5
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'Tesco anticipate produce such as lettuce and citrus fruit should be hit' so they ration other products they don't anticipate having a shortage of? The world really has gone mad.
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22/12/2020 18:29:56 17 1
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Maybe because they haven't seen any rabid freak run in to a store and buy 19 lettuces whereas they have seen a huge number of fruit loops go in and buy a 3 year supply of toilet roll?
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22/12/2020 18:29:59 2 7
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"soap"?

Who uses a bar of soap these days???
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22/12/2020 18:31:11 0 1
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Remember soap on a rope?
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22/12/2020 18:31:45 1 1
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I actually don't get the move towards dispensers

bars of soap are packaging free, apart from the box. a bar of soap has n-o p-a-c-k-a-g-i-n-g
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22/12/2020 18:32:00 0 1
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Hmm..not supposed to use hand sanitiser on your face, hence soap..
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22/12/2020 18:36:45 1 1
bbc
Lots of people - the requirement for hand washing requires 20 seconds with soap & water - that is real soap that is capable of busting the virus open not some of these mild liquid hand cleaners that have no impact on the waxy coating of the virus.
125
22/12/2020 18:36:50 2 1
bbc
The civilised amongst us.
197
22/12/2020 18:42:24 0 1
bbc
Err... I do, and lord help the world if my Marius Fabre Lavande de Provence huile d'olive soap gets blockaded. They'll smell me in Brussels in no time.
37
22/12/2020 18:25:36 223 17
bbc
The British public proving once again that they can't be trusted to do the right thing, just the thing that's best for them. And people wonder why nobody followed the social distancing guidelines...
852
22/12/2020 19:49:39 157 15
bbc
"The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversion with the average voter." Winston Churchill.

No wonder he never called daft referenda.
23/12/2020 10:35:45 0 0
bbc
don't tar all the UK ppulation with that; many do the right thing. However its ironic the UK government deffinitely can't be trusted to do the right thing,
38
Rob
22/12/2020 18:30:09 5 1
bbc
I am waiting for the idiots to start panic buying fresh fruit and veg, cause that will work, not. Finally me hating veg could pay off soon. As long as we can keep growing lots of spuds and we can feed the animals for me to eat I will survive. Could be looking tough for the vegies though? Just a dry run for Brexit....
386
22/12/2020 18:56:21 4 0
bbc
Vegans may find out how little soya, almonds ,avocados and chia seeds are grown in the UK
26
22/12/2020 18:27:50 121 86
bbc
If the average Brit had a higher IQ we would still be in the EU
39
22/12/2020 18:30:09 13 12
bbc
Your IQ (and what you perceive it to be) may reflect that statement.
25
22/12/2020 18:27:48 11 5
bbc
'Tesco anticipate produce such as lettuce and citrus fruit should be hit' so they ration other products they don't anticipate having a shortage of? The world really has gone mad.
40
22/12/2020 18:30:18 0 1
bbc
lettuces might be in short supply, batavia products should be ok
2
22/12/2020 18:23:03 1322 88
bbc
Articles like this encourage panic buying
41
22/12/2020 18:30:21 64 4
bbc
Articles like this should have a health warning and encorage people to behave like rational human beings, if rational human beings still exist!
26
22/12/2020 18:27:50 121 86
bbc
If the average Brit had a higher IQ we would still be in the EU
42
22/12/2020 18:30:25 10 11
bbc
Too true
11
22/12/2020 18:25:19 20 19
bbc
This is a kwitters wet dream. U.K. isolated and back to rationing. It’s what the flag waving jingo lot voted to return to
43
22/12/2020 18:30:26 3 10
bbc
You'd probably know all about wet dreams. Try waking up and turning to reality. Your pathetic slurs and insults would indicate you are either very young and/or not in touch with reality.
31
22/12/2020 18:28:48 26 3
bbc
Eggs is interesting... why would people panic buy eggs? They're not exactly as vital as bog roll and they aren't imported. People are ridiculous though....
44
22/12/2020 18:30:35 8 8
bbc
It looks though more eggs are imported than people thought.
424
22/12/2020 18:59:45 4 2
bbc
There are plenty of chickens in the UK. Hundreds of thousands are needlessly slaughtered when they reach 18 months because productivity (egg laying) falls below 80 per cent and this wipes out the farmers profit. Keep buying British. Chickens live longer and no need to import. Let's have a big reset X
22/12/2020 20:14:09 2 0
bbc
The UK is responsible for more than 85% of its own egg production each year, which makes itself a self sufficient production (between 10 -12 billion eggs per yr)
22/12/2020 20:17:39 0 0
bbc
People will probably end up buying chickens for their back yards for their own supply of eggs in the future!!
13
22/12/2020 18:25:30 142 8
bbc
I despair. What is the matter with people? No-one needs to panic buy, and can someone explain to me the thing about eggs. I buy eggs every week, but since the first lockdown they are hard to come by. My local Sainsburys is almost always sold out. How come people who do not normally buy eggs are buying them now?
45
22/12/2020 18:30:43 134 4
bbc
According to Countryside online it is due to more people being at home so they are eating eggs for breakfast and baking more. Sounds feasible.
23/12/2020 09:52:19 0 0
bbc
i thought no one had any money
46
22/12/2020 18:30:45 2 3
bbc
Makes you wonder who has got the higher IQ the Virus or some of our delightful (read stupid) human inhabitants.
136
22/12/2020 18:37:59 2 1
bbc
Viruses evolve, others don't.
31
22/12/2020 18:28:48 26 3
bbc
Eggs is interesting... why would people panic buy eggs? They're not exactly as vital as bog roll and they aren't imported. People are ridiculous though....
47
22/12/2020 18:30:49 4 2
bbc
Can't bake a cake without eggs. Well, you can, but it's not a good cake. And what would eggnog be like without it?
374
22/12/2020 18:44:13 0 1
bbc
nog!
31
22/12/2020 18:28:48 26 3
bbc
Eggs is interesting... why would people panic buy eggs? They're not exactly as vital as bog roll and they aren't imported. People are ridiculous though....
48
22/12/2020 18:30:49 4 2
bbc
because the TV will soon start having adverts for pancakes?
16
22/12/2020 18:25:48 13 30
bbc
Listen to Boris, please. On rare occasions he may get it wrong, but most of the time he is spot on.
49
22/12/2020 18:30:54 7 3
bbc
"rare" made me laugh. A lot.
50
22/12/2020 18:30:55 16 2
bbc
Tesco had restrictions since April from number of total items allowed per online order to how many of each.

although some are silly, max 3 loose apples or 3 bags of apples lol
51
xh
22/12/2020 18:30:59 3 1
bbc
... supermarkets have a responsibility in this pandemic, while they are making their money and getting people in by putting it out there that they are going to start rationing ... supermarkets are a breeding ground for the virus! Never mind blaming schools
31
22/12/2020 18:28:48 26 3
bbc
Eggs is interesting... why would people panic buy eggs? They're not exactly as vital as bog roll and they aren't imported. People are ridiculous though....
52
22/12/2020 18:31:03 7 1
bbc
Eat more eggs and you need less bog roll
53
22/12/2020 18:31:08 27 3
bbc
The news and media are guilty of making this a self-fulfilling prophecy by running the headlines worried about possible panic buying in days ahead. Now because people see the headline they assume this must be reality and go and do it.
695
22/12/2020 19:29:03 29 15
bbc
The BBC hates Boris and would sacrifice the UK public to bring hm down is my view.
36
22/12/2020 18:29:59 2 7
bbc
"soap"?

Who uses a bar of soap these days???
54
22/12/2020 18:31:11 0 1
bbc
Remember soap on a rope?
87
22/12/2020 18:34:15 1 1
bbc
Aye...usually in the shape of a rugby ball in 2 halves with the "rope" going through the middle.

Never stayed on the rope long though.
21
22/12/2020 18:27:02 10 10
bbc
I know rite. one look at a graph from the BBC which looks like the side of a very steep mountain, and...
55
22/12/2020 18:31:18 0 3
bbc
I - NEED - AN - EGG - AND - A - BIG - POO GOGOGOGOGOGOGOGO!!!!!!
56
22/12/2020 18:26:17 32 4
bbc
This article should not be published, encourages the mindless panic and further the issue.
435
22/12/2020 19:00:53 21 4
bbc
The problem is there is no depth, no balance. These items should be on CBBC.
921
22/12/2020 19:58:00 2 0
bbc
They are only publishing what the majority of people already knew, or suspected what would happen 4 days ago, when the news about the new variant strain of the virus, and the new tighter restrictions was released. Panic set in then.
26
22/12/2020 18:27:50 121 86
bbc
If the average Brit had a higher IQ we would still be in the EU
57
22/12/2020 18:31:24 5 7
bbc
????????????
287
22/12/2020 18:48:26 5 2
bbc
When words are beyond you. You can always post an emoji. Bless.
58
22/12/2020 18:31:26 6 3
bbc
Tesco. The shop that overcharged us £7 yesterday and when my wife asked them to check they ridiculed her in the store. She insisted they add it up again and she was right. Got the customary 'sorry about that' but they did not apologise for the idiot member of staff that stood right next to her asking if she wanted help re-packing.

Anyone know where the nearest Sainsburys is? Goodbye Tesco!
116
22/12/2020 18:36:24 3 3
bbc
So YOU have never made a mistake? My goodness, you must be wearing a permanent halo!!
199
22/12/2020 18:42:30 1 1
bbc
Asda is better.
22/12/2020 20:42:18 0 0
bbc
It was probably your snotty attitude that upset the staff at an already stressful time
59
22/12/2020 18:31:32 2 1
bbc
Panic! I can't comment even!!!
36
22/12/2020 18:29:59 2 7
bbc
"soap"?

Who uses a bar of soap these days???
60
22/12/2020 18:31:45 1 1
bbc
I actually don't get the move towards dispensers

bars of soap are packaging free, apart from the box. a bar of soap has n-o p-a-c-k-a-g-i-n-g
61
22/12/2020 18:31:56 268 10
bbc
When was the last time anyone bought an egg that was imported?
295
22/12/2020 18:48:57 206 16
bbc
Me, last easter. Ferroro Roche
310
22/12/2020 18:49:57 16 5
bbc
But idiots buy more than three packs when they panic and then waste most of the eggs. The day we (Essex) went in to tier 4, I was noticing idiots buying more eggs than they'd physically be able to eat. You'd need an fanily of 15 to use them all before they expire.
849
22/12/2020 19:49:25 13 1
bbc
Me last week 6eggs from a Sainsbury’s when I unpacked them noticed they were the produced in Spain!!!
22/12/2020 20:38:51 2 2
bbc
Eggactly!! Well spotted.
22/12/2020 20:43:53 2 0
bbc
But the UK imports a lot of other food which people need to substitute with something else (like eggs), in case of shortage.
22/12/2020 22:06:17 2 0
bbc
Someone that bought a factory made cake, or egg-noodles, or any other factory made product that contains eggs
You didn't think they were made with top-quality British free-range eggs from Mrs Meggins smallholding, did you?
22/12/2020 22:39:34 2 0
bbc
No one but some people don't always think very logically - there's probably also been a run on lettuces that will be smelly mush by the weekend!
22/12/2020 23:16:08 1 1
bbc
Well there was that Faberge...
22/12/2020 23:19:52 2 0
bbc
In my Sainsbury's, last April, there weren't any eggs available for two months. When they finally managed to replenish, the eggs came from Italy it said on the box.
23/12/2020 00:52:20 0 0
bbc
me, love eggs from Amsterdam.
VoR
23/12/2020 09:48:22 0 0
bbc
Fear of shortages, and substitution of eggs for other goods, I imagine.
23/12/2020 13:00:43 0 0
bbc
I cant remember the last time I bought anything imported, british meat, british veg, british bread, even my crisps are made in britain. The whole of aldi and lidl are pretty much british products, its only pre made stuff or “posh” stuff thats imported
62
ceb
22/12/2020 18:31:58 105 5
bbc
But eggs are produced in the UK. Loo roll and rice aren’t exactly fresh produce! They’re probably container shipped so unaffected. I’m slightly worried about my ability to drink industrial quantities of lemon juice but we’ll probably all cope without a whiskey sour!
580
22/12/2020 19:16:01 43 12
bbc
Those containers you speak of are probably stuck on a container ship, waiting to dock at Felixstowe due to port congestion.
664
22/12/2020 19:25:50 1 1
bbc
Loo rolls come from Salford. Its their biggest export.. millions of them
36
22/12/2020 18:29:59 2 7
bbc
"soap"?

Who uses a bar of soap these days???
63
22/12/2020 18:32:00 0 1
bbc
Hmm..not supposed to use hand sanitiser on your face, hence soap..
154
22/12/2020 18:39:20 0 1
bbc
I think bars of soap are unhygienic.

You don't know where they've been!

That could be it....the humble bar of soap is our super spreader.

Ban them today!
30
22/12/2020 18:28:38 1127 186
bbc
I never knew we imported so much useful stuff from Europe. Surely it would make sense to establish some kind of mutually benificial trading arrangement with them to enable free flow of goods with minimal tarrifs?
64
22/12/2020 18:32:01 457 83
bbc
An excellent idea.
663
22/12/2020 19:25:34 11 4
bbc
First class idea. Should someone tell Boris?
21
22/12/2020 18:27:02 10 10
bbc
I know rite. one look at a graph from the BBC which looks like the side of a very steep mountain, and...
65
22/12/2020 18:32:16 1 1
bbc
Hmmm, ‘rite’ ?? something not quite right there. God knows what.
334
22/12/2020 18:51:50 1 1
bbc
He's talking about demons, it's the rite.
66
22/12/2020 18:32:16 3 1
bbc
Bog roll, why?
I mean how much do you really need?
94
22/12/2020 18:34:50 5 1
bbc
You can save on it. Wipe once forward, once back, turn it over and ..... Oh no wait.......................
103
22/12/2020 18:35:31 2 1
bbc
Agreed, I've never figured out the correlation between covid and loo roll lol.
67
22/12/2020 18:32:18 10 6
bbc
Not completely surprised by this. People have been given an inkling of what a no-deal Brexit might look like for our supplies from next week.
68
22/12/2020 18:32:29 2 3
bbc
No wonder people are panic buying with England's northern and southern borders shut. Got to go now to the shops!
124
22/12/2020 18:36:49 0 1
bbc
Dont see much that comes from Scotland at this time of the year except salmon.
Judging by my local tesvos there was a glut of salmon.
69
22/12/2020 18:32:33 92 28
bbc
.

Companies like Tesco, and the Media, simply encourage Panic Buying.

.
81
22/12/2020 18:33:46 45 16
bbc
You got it in one!
90
22/12/2020 18:34:44 1 4
bbc
Why would a supermarket want to encourage panic buying ....... Oh wait!
419
22/12/2020 18:58:50 5 1
bbc
Looks to me like they're trying to stop it, or at least contain it - how can you panic buy things that you're only allowed a limited quantity of?
583
22/12/2020 19:16:20 2 2
bbc
then don't go to Tesco - if no one goes then they cannot sell anything and might change their tune, or perhaps start buying British (which has been a mantra all my lifetime EU or no EU ). As for the media, if people stopped looking at the propaganda then they too will fall.
22/12/2020 23:07:29 1 0
bbc
I don't think selfish people need any encouragement and stock-outs have negative impact on customer perception which may be worse for Tesco than the immediate benefit of the initial income. I just don't think they would use that ploy - maybe not fight it too hard, but again to avoid upsetting "loyal" (hah!) customers
4
22/12/2020 18:23:52 393 40
bbc
Panic Buying stems from our consumerism-driven society where the masses are systemically taught to think for themselves before others (e.g. via relentless advertising) and make sure they can always get more and more stuff.

Until these traits are properly dealt with to try and make society more compassionate, undesirable behaviour like panic buying can be triggered very easily.
70
22/12/2020 18:32:33 4 2
bbc
Until these traits are properly dealt with to try and make society more compassionate, undesirable behaviour like panic buying can be triggered very easily.
How do you properly deal with this!!!!!!!
30
22/12/2020 18:28:38 1127 186
bbc
I never knew we imported so much useful stuff from Europe. Surely it would make sense to establish some kind of mutually benificial trading arrangement with them to enable free flow of goods with minimal tarrifs?
71
22/12/2020 18:32:37 136 38
bbc
Like staying in the EU perhaps?
Stop panic buying ffs, ENOUGH of this being a country of morons, sheep, lunatics and general imbeciles. 2020 would have gone a lot smoother if the average Brit had an on average higher IQ. Removed
72
22/12/2020 18:32:37 15 2
bbc
The average Brit does have an average IQ, because that is how it defined. If everybody got smarter the intelligence required to have an IQ of 100 would rise, that's how quotients work.
73
22/12/2020 18:32:45 34 2
bbc
There goes my Christmas lettuce and lemon pie
546
22/12/2020 19:11:28 3 3
bbc
Surely you can manage without them for once!!!
74
22/12/2020 18:28:03 14 15
bbc
Here we go. Well done Tesco etc. However these are the fruits of Brexit. THE worst idea that anyone ever voted for. Thanks for effing up the UK, Moggy / Farage / ERG / Brexiteers. Enjoy being an offshore leper colony full of food banks, poundshops, starving kids, and rising crime from desperation. Mind you our Tory friend will be fine, they are minted.
93
22/12/2020 18:34:48 9 5
bbc
Zero to do with Brexit - but you knew that already.
109
22/12/2020 18:35:52 1 1
bbc
No wonder Scotland and NI want to leave this sinking ship of a union.
126
22/12/2020 18:36:51 0 1
bbc
Good to see you being positive
168
22/12/2020 18:40:13 0 1
bbc
Go live in the EU. Problem solved.
75
22/12/2020 18:29:11 0 2
bbc
Good! Now do it for Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s and Aldi too!
76
22/12/2020 18:33:05 10 2
bbc
I have heard cans of Lilt and bounty bars are being limited to 1000 per person....the worlds gone mad I tell you!
89
22/12/2020 18:34:24 12 1
bbc
It's the totally tropical taste!
4
22/12/2020 18:23:52 393 40
bbc
Panic Buying stems from our consumerism-driven society where the masses are systemically taught to think for themselves before others (e.g. via relentless advertising) and make sure they can always get more and more stuff.

Until these traits are properly dealt with to try and make society more compassionate, undesirable behaviour like panic buying can be triggered very easily.
77
22/12/2020 18:33:19 2 11
bbc
". . . the masses . . ."

What has this to do with religious services?
26
22/12/2020 18:27:50 121 86
bbc
If the average Brit had a higher IQ we would still be in the EU
78
22/12/2020 18:33:20 7 5
bbc
This situation wouldn't differ if we are in or out of the EU, or doesn't your IQ tell you that?
79
22/12/2020 18:33:21 50 3
bbc
Some helpful advice. If you eat a dozen eggs you wont need toilet paper for several weeks.
97
22/12/2020 18:35:12 12 1
bbc
Eggbound!????
134
22/12/2020 18:37:58 0 2
bbc
You win.
80
22/12/2020 18:33:43 13 4
bbc
Panic buying = “I’m alright jack”. Selfish
69
22/12/2020 18:32:33 92 28
bbc
.

Companies like Tesco, and the Media, simply encourage Panic Buying.

.
81
22/12/2020 18:33:46 45 16
bbc
You got it in one!
Bang on. What a ?? end Removed
82
22/12/2020 18:33:48 5 4
bbc
Ding dong!
13
22/12/2020 18:25:30 142 8
bbc
I despair. What is the matter with people? No-one needs to panic buy, and can someone explain to me the thing about eggs. I buy eggs every week, but since the first lockdown they are hard to come by. My local Sainsburys is almost always sold out. How come people who do not normally buy eggs are buying them now?
83
22/12/2020 18:33:49 12 1
bbc
Because being unable to go to work (either through work not being possible or children not being able to go to school) people are baking more.
84
22/12/2020 18:33:56 31 2
bbc
3 days ago - new rules, Christmas cancelled for many.
In reaction - what will we do with all this food now family can't come over?

Today - we must panic buy more food.
*shakes head*
534
22/12/2020 19:10:03 7 3
bbc
This is the reality of it. You have hit the nail on the head. Wonder why people need to buy so much extra heart attack causing foods in the first place. The way things are heading with the state of the hospital C-19 admissions at the moment (90%+ full) there won't be enough beds left for heart attack, stroke victims anyway.
85
22/12/2020 18:33:56 5 7
bbc
I did my panic buying last week and am stocked up until March 2021. People panic buying this Christmas week are thoughtless and uncaring of others.
105
22/12/2020 18:35:36 3 2
bbc
You can’t be serious? You’re part of the problem! Unbelievable!
112
22/12/2020 18:36:11 1 1
bbc
Ain't you the hypocrite!!!
9
22/12/2020 18:25:08 889 284
bbc
Well done, Hancock.

You told the entire world this virus was out of control in a pathetic attempt to justify your government’s sudden u-turn on Christmas. And by so doing, you’ve stirred up mass panic and hysteria, not just in this country but throughout the world.

You’ve lost the plot, sir. Resign and let someone else take over. You’re not up to this.
86
22/12/2020 18:34:06 27 20
bbc
Dude, the numbers are looking dreadful. Cop on
798
22/12/2020 19:43:41 4 6
bbc
Numbers are looking bad but what’s really killing them? A work colleague of mine was killed three weeks ago on his motorcycle. Crashed into a tree at 60mph.
Cause of death at today’s inquest? COVID 19.
22/12/2020 20:28:55 3 0
bbc
At last, a government minister told the truth, get over it , Corbynite / Mayite
54
22/12/2020 18:31:11 0 1
bbc
Remember soap on a rope?
87
22/12/2020 18:34:15 1 1
bbc
Aye...usually in the shape of a rugby ball in 2 halves with the "rope" going through the middle.

Never stayed on the rope long though.
19
22/12/2020 18:26:09 45 8
bbc
It would be wise for other supermarkets to follow suit, the last thing we need right now is a bunch of crazies fighting over the last loo roll.
88
22/12/2020 18:34:17 60 14
bbc
It would be actually wise now to boycott all the major supermarkets and buy products from markets ,independent shops and small groceries stores only - it can be done i did a food shop today this way -small businesses deserve our money much more than the likes of Tescos
327
22/12/2020 18:51:20 4 4
bbc
The super markets have had a 50 year free rein to undermine small, local businesses. It's like our politicians couldn't care.
The Westminster Bubble exists.
470
22/12/2020 19:03:27 10 1
bbc
And what do people on low fixed incomes do? Independents/markets are more expensive. No need to boycott supermarkets if people buy sensibly. and fairly.
497
22/12/2020 19:06:57 3 0
bbc
In the first lockdown we had our daughter doing our main shopping. But if we needed any odds and ends, we went down to our local shop. Could not get all your weekly shopping there, but they were never short of anything we needed and the prices were pretty reasonable as well. And no problems with social distancing.
708
22/12/2020 19:30:20 2 1
bbc
Then you must be uber rich
788
22/12/2020 19:41:36 4 1
bbc
I live in a small village in the Scottish Highlands. Would love to be able to shop at local independent stores but we only have one (very overpriced) local "supermarket" (not super at all) and some gift shops selling tat for tourists. And since our Supreme Leader is forcing us back into extreme level shortly, it's going to be difficult to travel far to get to any other shops. Come the revolution!
76
22/12/2020 18:33:05 10 2
bbc
I have heard cans of Lilt and bounty bars are being limited to 1000 per person....the worlds gone mad I tell you!
89
22/12/2020 18:34:24 12 1
bbc
It's the totally tropical taste!
69
22/12/2020 18:32:33 92 28
bbc
.

Companies like Tesco, and the Media, simply encourage Panic Buying.

.
90
22/12/2020 18:34:44 1 4
bbc
Why would a supermarket want to encourage panic buying ....... Oh wait!
91
22/12/2020 18:34:45 3 2
bbc
.

The UK is one of the Largest manufactures of Toilet Rolls.

so ... don't panic, and ...

Go wonder why that is !

.
161
22/12/2020 18:39:51 2 2
bbc
Well there's the industrial quantities of BS produced by brexiteers...
337
Bob
22/12/2020 18:52:07 0 1
bbc
The UK is not one of the largest producers of toilet roll. We're not even in the top 10. We don't even make enough for our own population, let alone everyone else.
92
22/12/2020 18:34:47 6 2
bbc
Can’t believe people are so stupid as to go and panic buy again, mind you the media are just as stupid if they never said “There’s no need to panic buy” what did they think people would do !
74
22/12/2020 18:28:03 14 15
bbc
Here we go. Well done Tesco etc. However these are the fruits of Brexit. THE worst idea that anyone ever voted for. Thanks for effing up the UK, Moggy / Farage / ERG / Brexiteers. Enjoy being an offshore leper colony full of food banks, poundshops, starving kids, and rising crime from desperation. Mind you our Tory friend will be fine, they are minted.
93
22/12/2020 18:34:48 9 5
bbc
Zero to do with Brexit - but you knew that already.
66
22/12/2020 18:32:16 3 1
bbc
Bog roll, why?
I mean how much do you really need?
94
22/12/2020 18:34:50 5 1
bbc
You can save on it. Wipe once forward, once back, turn it over and ..... Oh no wait.......................
594
22/12/2020 19:17:41 0 0
bbc
poo fingers
95
22/12/2020 18:34:53 12 6
bbc
Is there a national standards committee for articles like this? This is inflammatory & will only cause MORE panic buying. BBC complicit in stirring panic.
181
22/12/2020 18:41:13 0 4
bbc
Calm down dear.
193
22/12/2020 18:42:12 0 1
bbc
So writes a co-compliciter.
485
22/12/2020 19:05:44 0 0
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They are only reporting facts and those facts are as it is at the moment. However, regardless of the BBC reporting, the majority of the people had already worked it out for themselves before hand.....like 4 days ago when PM made his announcement about the Christmas restrictions. People need to always look at the bigger picture, and not what is just the obvious info in front of them.
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22/12/2020 18:25:14 101 16
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This is the danger of importing a large percentage of our food.
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22/12/2020 18:34:58 66 27
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You'll be back to eating neeps and tatties then.
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22/12/2020 18:39:09 10 2
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I grow my own, i get a lot of pleasure from my garden, it's something that wouldn't normally pay but it's handy at a time like this.
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22/12/2020 19:11:19 2 2
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What .....is that for men wearing kilts ..do tell.
22/12/2020 22:33:36 0 1
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Mostly in January with my Haggis
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22/12/2020 18:33:21 50 3
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Some helpful advice. If you eat a dozen eggs you wont need toilet paper for several weeks.
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22/12/2020 18:35:12 12 1
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Eggbound!????
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22/12/2020 19:44:51 1 0
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Add a bit of cheese to your omelette, and you'll last even longer!
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22/12/2020 18:24:42 108 14
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haha of all the things, people are hoarding items most likely produced in the UK. hilarious.

I for myself will bulk-buy a few Renault Twingos
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22/12/2020 18:35:16 87 27
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A french car is the last thing I'd buy.
Now whiskey would be a different matter . . .
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22/12/2020 19:01:03 11 4
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French Whiskey?? Eeeeugh
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22/12/2020 19:22:34 4 1
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I presume that you are referring to Japanese whiskey.
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22/12/2020 19:49:23 2 2
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Calvados gimme gimme gimme.
22/12/2020 21:04:22 4 3
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Whiskey is either American or Irish, why buy imported whiskey? What's wrong with Scottish Whisky?
22/12/2020 21:16:03 0 2
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whisky maybe - whiskey never!!
22/12/2020 23:04:00 0 0
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Irish whiskey, I assume from your spelling?
22/12/2020 23:42:48 0 3
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Hands up all those planning to reward French industry by buying a new French car.
23/12/2020 00:58:53 1 0
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Urrgh, French whiskey!
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22/12/2020 18:35:22 3 2
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ffs they're open on boxing day, no need to panic buy.
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22/12/2020 18:35:24 2 2
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Sensible.

The new norm. Settle down people, there's nothing to actually panic about.