EU to allow post-Brexit UK farm produce exports
24/12/2020 | news | business | 752
While this is a "critical step forward", seed potatoes are not included because of EU regulatory fears.
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24/12/2020 10:21:52 40 8
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Please don't open yet another HYS on a Brexit story BBC. People will be at each other's throats and it is Christmas after all..................oh hold on.
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24/12/2020 10:22:16 47 42
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Macron was right to turn up the heat in the channel. Johnson gave in very quickly. 48-72 hours and job done.
The UK failed no deal test.
Masterpiece by Macron
Macron was told to backdown by Germany et al. The guy is a moron.
Johnson, to his credit was straight in touch with the right people to get that put into effect.
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24/12/2020 11:23:01 5 0
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Where do you get the evidence Boris gave in quickly from. Maybe Macron was under so much pressure from his own French folk and the rest of the EU that he caved in quickly. After all they couldn't get their own goods into one of their biggest markets.
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24/12/2020 11:38:15 2 0
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So you have read the text then have you. You are so privileged.
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24/12/2020 10:22:48 7 11
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Good to be making progress towards Brexit being done. Let's move on in a positive way now folks.
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24/12/2020 13:08:08 0 1
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yes
let's positively realise what a stupid idea this was and reverse it
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24/12/2020 10:23:01 39 22
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Did'nt we already have this arrangement? Is this a gain or is it not exactly the same as before? So what was the point?
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24/12/2020 12:34:08 0 0
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Not in the EU
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24/12/2020 10:23:01 12 26
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As long as FOM ends
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24/12/2020 10:25:10 18 9
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You want the right of my children to work in the EU to end due to your bigotry? Cool.
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24/12/2020 10:27:18 5 1
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It will. Your freedom of movement will end. Odd that anyone would see their rights being removed as a good thing, but here we are.

Of course, what most Brexiters appear to conveniently ignore is that immigration from other parts of the world will increase. They're gonna lose their minds when more brown people who don't look like them keep coming.
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24/12/2020 10:31:47 3 0
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But will racism end ?
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24/12/2020 10:36:36 0 1
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No more holidays in the EU for you, then?
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24/12/2020 10:46:38 3 2
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Rest assured - you have successfully removed the rights of British people to work, live, study and retire in Europe
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24/12/2020 13:09:18 0 0
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why
how did it hurt you compared with the savings and money the country made from it
is it the word freedom or movement that scares you
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24/12/2020 10:23:03 49 16
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Just another reason as to the need for a close relationship with much of Europe.
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24/12/2020 10:42:51 13 20
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A bad deal is better than no deal..... marginally.
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24/12/2020 10:23:09 17 7
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The theatre is over, both sides will probably be relatively happy with the deal and we can all try to move on.

No doubt that there will be some negative angles to find no matter who you are but its time to draw a line under this and look to the future with a positive mindset.
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24/12/2020 13:10:58 1 2
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yesterday I cut my leg off
yes it hurt and i can't walk but i'll save a ton on shoes and socks
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Dee
24/12/2020 10:23:21 47 12
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It's a worrying sign that we can't export products to parts of the UK.
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24/12/2020 10:27:47 47 27
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Well, what did you expect from Brexit?

The warning signs were always present that if the UK left the EU then the UK would likely fail. Scotland wanted to remain in the EU and so too did NI.

Now you have a border down the Irish Sea and the likelihood of another indyref for Scotland.

And in NI there are now unionist voices saying that a United Ireland needs to be talked about.
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24/12/2020 10:31:12 4 7
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According to Stugeon & the media & some other, politician we are " 4 NATIONS" not the one UK NATION, her Her Majesty must be confused
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24/12/2020 10:46:07 10 1
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NI is still in the EU.
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24/12/2020 10:24:16 13 13
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We just need some English people willing to do hard work on minimum wage. Ah.

Neither willing nor able.
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24/12/2020 10:27:38 14 3
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You slur the millions of English who do just that.
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24/12/2020 10:46:49 0 0
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BUt there are British people developing machines that can do the work without needing minimum-wage labour, eg
https://www.agritechcornwall.co.uk/projects/abc/
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24/12/2020 10:24:42 13 22
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The fastest trade deal in history, completed on time and within the original timeframe.

Congratulations to all involved, clearly a lot more competent than many gave them credit for.
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24/12/2020 10:47:48 2 1
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You really are a chump - this deal leaves out the Security and Policing, Aircraft stuff behind the scenes not the bit the EU allowed the other day, Research, science etc etc - all the bits the UK govt pays for - will still pay for in the 39b... and will end up paying an outsiders day rate for... probably 10b... oh n Financial markets - that money stuff will cost in a separate deal
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24/12/2020 10:24:48 64 21
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No Dealers didn't get their Xmas wish.

HURRAH !!!!
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24/12/2020 11:04:39 39 5
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More so than Remainers sunshine!
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24/12/2020 11:33:01 6 1
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It is about what is best for UKplc,not cheap point scoring.
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24/12/2020 13:49:54 0 1
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Remainers didn't get their Christmas wish - to stop Brexit.

HURRAH!!!!
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24/12/2020 13:58:21 0 1
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We’ve left. Three cheers!
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24/12/2020 10:25:05 109 13
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Merry Christmas everyone, including our EU friends.
Except the French. Removed
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24/12/2020 10:26:53 10 2
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And the same to your good self. Hope Santa is good to you.
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24/12/2020 10:34:24 1 8
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Humbug!
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24/12/2020 13:35:01 0 0
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Hate Xmas.
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24/12/2020 10:25:09 15 19
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Well that's the seed potato industry in a pickle. Thanks Boris. Wonder how badly the fishermen will fare at the end of the day? There's a reason why a minority of Scots vote Tory. We now see why.
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24/12/2020 10:29:33 5 7
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Your plan is to hand over ALL fishing rights right back to the French and Spanish.
They'll be popping of corks in Peterheid Ron. Sturgeon is hated in the NE
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24/12/2020 10:43:28 1 0
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Wait for the ban in live animal transport - that will be the Scots Salmon industry done over...
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24/12/2020 10:23:01 12 26
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As long as FOM ends
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24/12/2020 10:25:10 18 9
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You want the right of my children to work in the EU to end due to your bigotry? Cool.
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24/12/2020 10:28:59 5 1
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Jumped to conclusions again, this is what angers people...Low paid key roles should have better pay & conditions...but that will never happen whilst bosses can import labour willing to do it at a cut price.
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24/12/2020 10:32:28 1 2
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It appears he want's staff shortages in the NHS and care homes also, never mind farming.
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Bob
24/12/2020 10:25:40 18 21
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Oh dear, the Clingons have lost the final chapter! This is what happens when you try & throw democracy in the bin peeps.
Playd a blinder Boris, well done Sir, your nation salutes you!
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24/12/2020 10:27:26 6 3
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What's a "bin peep"?
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24/12/2020 10:31:01 1 1
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Is that a one fingered salute?
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24/12/2020 10:33:54 4 3
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Boris has become PM at the worst time possible what with Covid, Brexit and climate change and for him to pull this off with everything else that's been going on is incredible.
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24/12/2020 10:42:43 2 2
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Oh tell me wise one - whats in the deal - its paper thin, fag paper stuff to get BJ out of his self inflicted fridge? Oh as for democracy that was sorted in January - however the deal n terms were on no balot paper, not even clear in a manifesto - Democracy - wait for it to keep going as the deal shows how much more red tape, civil service quangos n middlemen come into the picture. FORMS brill
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24/12/2020 10:25:42 171 65
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If this shows just one thing, it's this.
The SNP are as miserable as they useless. Determined that whatever deal is signed will be bad for Scotland. Grievance and division by the bucket load incoming.
Still, at least it's spoiled Sturgeon's Christmas.
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24/12/2020 10:30:10 54 121
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Thankfully you speak for a tiny minority of us.
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24/12/2020 10:30:22 23 28
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The problem with your argument is, that any deal, worse than that which we already had, is bad for Scotland, indeed the whole UK.
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24/12/2020 10:39:15 29 18
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The SNP was not involved in these arrangements. Your comment is meaningless.
How sad your still in the playground - as for the rubbish photo expose' tell me what sactions have gone on BJs dad and others... None... one petty finger pointing for one and not for another... choosy Removed
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JB
24/12/2020 10:41:28 29 30
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The deal will be terrible for Scotland as it will be for the whole UK. A path outside the UK towards the EU is will be a very attractive one for Scotland. Good luck to them.
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24/12/2020 10:47:36 9 11
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It's only really bad for the tory farmers of Perthshire/Angus/Abedeenshire the EU targeted those specifically!
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24/12/2020 12:02:38 13 15
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Clearly an unbiased appraisal! the SNP have consistently opposed BREXIT, as have the majority of the electorate in Scotland, why should they be tossed all over the place like the Tories Labour and now the Lib Dems?
Are you really saying that seed potato growers in Scotland and for that matter the north of England are happy at losing some of their market? or should their views not be represented?
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24/12/2020 12:24:16 16 7
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Very well said sir.....you are absolutely correct, if there is NO deal, the SNP will whinge about it, and if there IS a deal, the SNP will whinge about it....their mantra is to hate everything and every action that is not generated by Scotland.

Well hey Nicola, there's a big world out there, and it keeps turning whether you like it or not! Merry Christmas.
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24/12/2020 13:18:37 0 1
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What a sad comment. There is no labour party in Scotland worth talking about and ms Davidson moans more than any other politician, followed by weary Willie Rennie who also complains incessantly and mr Leonard who can only read his questions from last nights script. The SNP is not the answer but there is no other party in Scotland with much clout Boris has certainly sren to that
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24/12/2020 13:50:58 0 0
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I couldn't agree more...
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24/12/2020 13:53:01 2 0
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And dishonest - if Scots had voted 'Yes' in 2014, we'd have been out of the EU for several years already. There are steps short of full membership that might be open to an independent Scotland - joining the EEA, EFTA, Single Market, Customs Union. We should be discussing the implications of these (not least what would happen at the Border), not the SNP's pretence that Scotland could join the EU.
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24/12/2020 14:34:08 0 0
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Why can't you see that scotlands NUMBER 1 industry is seed potatos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just we FOOLED you YOONs by saying it was Oil
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OAP
24/12/2020 14:45:01 0 0
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Your sad.
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24/12/2020 10:25:53 28 21
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Newspapers on the Continent are describing the great EU victory over Johnson.
They are saying he caved in because he no deal represented an even bigger catastrophe for him after COVID and the Channel blockage.
So much for the hero of Brexit.
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24/12/2020 10:39:46 16 2
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nobody cares. The whole point of leaving the EU was so we don't have pay attention to what they do as French/German EU takes shape. Boris is no hero of Brexit but then again whatever he came up with, all parties were going to be unhappy
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24/12/2020 10:44:57 3 0
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Of course they did , just like the BBC have been conning the plebs , hail Caesar Johnson
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24/12/2020 11:26:09 4 0
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I'm sure both sides will be claiming an overwhelming victory, neither side can be seen as losers. Ten years down the road we will see exactly who was the winning side. My belief is it'll turn out to be a narrow victory for the UK but as mentioned it'll be many years before this is apparent.
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24/12/2020 11:32:29 2 0
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Ha Ha - Johnson’s victory came and that of those who voted to LEAVE just under a year ago when the UK actually left the moribund EU and the rest of the time has been spent rubber-stamping that decision during which those who would not accept the decision have been munching and grinding their teeth. Almost down to the gums now!
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AK
24/12/2020 10:26:11 12 9
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if french can do whatever at their border surely we can do whatever with in our boundaries too. get on with it. NI is par pf GB....
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24/12/2020 10:28:59 6 8
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Please don't encourage Boris to break any more agreements. We've seen where these breaches have landed us already.
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24/12/2020 10:31:55 2 1
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NI is not part of GB. It is within the UK (at the moment).
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24/12/2020 10:26:21 4 9
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Of course the french want to allow trading in food products, they stand to gain more than us. Once again we keep the french farmers in business.
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24/12/2020 10:27:34 6 3
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As they do our shellfish sector.
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24/12/2020 10:37:21 2 0
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Shame we never thought of doing that for the UK ones - 3rd party aproval of a product isnt the same as tariff free access - which Im guessing is the aim of the deal - which will have strings attached as do all trade deals... wonder what they will be when the real deals worked out.
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24/12/2020 10:25:05 109 13
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Merry Christmas everyone, including our EU friends.
Except the French. Removed
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24/12/2020 10:34:14 5 0
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Quelle domage Harold....
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24/12/2020 10:38:11 14 12
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Aww diddums. You didn't get your loony No Deal. Chin up love. xx
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24/12/2020 10:39:03 14 13
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Didn't take long for a xenophobe to ruin it.
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24/12/2020 10:43:22 8 2
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If the French wanted to they could scupper the deal like any other country they have to vote on it first to allow the UK deal.
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24/12/2020 10:43:58 6 4
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Put your bucket back on - remove the post -
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24/12/2020 11:08:16 2 5
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You sound like the kind of grumpy old man who gives the evil eye to folk from the next village, never mind further afield...
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24/12/2020 11:14:16 4 0
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Its probably just Macron that is the problem!
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24/12/2020 10:26:49 5 10
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So only a little bit worse than the deal we had before, on this subject.
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24/12/2020 10:30:16 10 7
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Only difference is, we won't be handing over vast sums of money and we can control our own laws.
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24/12/2020 10:35:47 3 1
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However thats the deal with the EU... Now a canny businessman in the EU will say - mmm those UK seeds are the same cost as others lets see if the others are now willing to deal more... ooops n thats the real deal... go compete with your big pants on. The deal here only gives the UK product certification not free access.
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24/12/2020 10:25:05 109 13
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Merry Christmas everyone, including our EU friends.
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24/12/2020 10:26:53 10 2
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And the same to your good self. Hope Santa is good to you.
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24/12/2020 10:34:47 2 1
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You too Ron ??
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24/12/2020 10:27:01 36 22
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Good to see that we have taken back control. The EU are no longer telling us what we can and cannot do............oh hold on a second!
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24/12/2020 11:48:18 2 0
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So triggered it's hilarious
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24/12/2020 10:27:11 77 3
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The seed potato issue affects some farmers up here in NE Scotland as the Mediterranean countries are an important export market for them. But those countries still want to.plant disease-resistant potatoes and we have the products they want.

Otherwise I'm sure the North African countries will look forward to an improved seed potato deal with a non-EU country in the near future.
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24/12/2020 10:33:20 23 37
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However that means that the seed potatoa ill cost the EU more, and the final product that comes back will cost more... you also forget that the trade was done in the EU, meaning now its just as easy for the EU to go find them elsewhere - now real competition ensues... well dont, add cost and loose business too.... thick as chips.
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24/12/2020 12:34:42 2 1
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as with all agriculture change is afoot - growing 'seed' potatos hydroponically in greenhouses with LED lights will likely provide consistancy the bulk growers demand- it's part of the future, there's too much risk for big growers to have thier crops fail due to duff seed tatties, adapt & diversify as needed .. the old method requires the right climate, soil, & loads of agrochemicals....
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24/12/2020 14:34:05 1 0
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NS is passing a law isn't she? that keeps Scotland tied to EU rules therefore Scottish seed potatoes should be allowed as the reasoning is UK regs are less stringent than the EU - how since we are still in transition I am not sure!!!!!!!
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24/12/2020 10:23:01 12 26
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As long as FOM ends
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24/12/2020 10:27:18 5 1
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It will. Your freedom of movement will end. Odd that anyone would see their rights being removed as a good thing, but here we are.

Of course, what most Brexiters appear to conveniently ignore is that immigration from other parts of the world will increase. They're gonna lose their minds when more brown people who don't look like them keep coming.
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Bob
24/12/2020 10:25:40 18 21
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Oh dear, the Clingons have lost the final chapter! This is what happens when you try & throw democracy in the bin peeps.
Playd a blinder Boris, well done Sir, your nation salutes you!
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24/12/2020 10:27:26 6 3
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What's a "bin peep"?
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Bob
24/12/2020 10:30:10 2 5
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That all you got chief Clingon!! I thought you, the know it all, had all the answers? Sad, deluded undemocratic loooooooser, ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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24/12/2020 10:26:21 4 9
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Of course the french want to allow trading in food products, they stand to gain more than us. Once again we keep the french farmers in business.
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24/12/2020 10:27:34 6 3
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As they do our shellfish sector.
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24/12/2020 10:39:45 1 1
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So let's eat more langoustines and less brie.
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24/12/2020 10:24:16 13 13
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We just need some English people willing to do hard work on minimum wage. Ah.

Neither willing nor able.
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24/12/2020 10:27:38 14 3
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You slur the millions of English who do just that.
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24/12/2020 10:49:55 1 0
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Yeh but when the post office needed 23k for xmas, the system of UCredit says no... wait till that gets tougher... Didnt see the hordes of the unemployed flock to the fields this year - did you... na... and as for the comment - its very much BJs opinion.
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Dee
24/12/2020 10:23:21 47 12
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It's a worrying sign that we can't export products to parts of the UK.
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24/12/2020 10:27:47 47 27
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Well, what did you expect from Brexit?

The warning signs were always present that if the UK left the EU then the UK would likely fail. Scotland wanted to remain in the EU and so too did NI.

Now you have a border down the Irish Sea and the likelihood of another indyref for Scotland.

And in NI there are now unionist voices saying that a United Ireland needs to be talked about.
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24/12/2020 10:32:40 8 17
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Brexit has killed indy stone dead.
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24/12/2020 10:41:02 4 0
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A strong possibility
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24/12/2020 10:47:45 8 1
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A united Ireland's a good idea: it seems daft to have a politcal boundary through such a small island.

It's always been a good opportunity for the Republic to offer a good unification deal to the North. Instead of a small degree of autonomy in the UK, a high degree of autonomy within Ireland.

When N.I. joins with the Republic, do you think they could be pursuaded to take Liverpool with them?
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24/12/2020 13:52:56 0 0
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If I was a betting man, I would say that there will not be another Scottish independence referendum, at least not on the SNP's terms. As for Ireland, the Republic could not afford to absorb the six counties, either financially or demographically.
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24/12/2020 14:46:32 0 0
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Personally I would hope that a United Ireland happens soon. The present arrangement there is unworkable as seperate regulatory areas. Seperate rules = border, a simple fact and no amount of Political twaddle will change that. A further advantage from the UK side is the troublesome NI would cease to be our problem and large subsidies would no longer need to go from Westminster to NI.
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24/12/2020 10:27:51 53 24
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Cue..... 'it's a great deal for Britain/we've got everything we wanted/you can't trust these foreigners' schtick from Daily Mail/Express/Sun/Metro/Telegraph.
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24/12/2020 10:30:40 30 27
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Can we trust them then? All the evidence of history suggests no.
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jon
24/12/2020 10:28:56 17 4
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At least Irish fish & chip shops will still be able to get their favourite UK spuds.

https://www.rte.ie/news/brexit/2020/1130/1181294-potatoes-brexit/
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24/12/2020 10:31:10 17 24
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You are joking Irish potatoes are far superior to uk spuds.
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AK
24/12/2020 10:26:11 12 9
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if french can do whatever at their border surely we can do whatever with in our boundaries too. get on with it. NI is par pf GB....
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24/12/2020 10:28:59 6 8
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Please don't encourage Boris to break any more agreements. We've seen where these breaches have landed us already.
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24/12/2020 10:25:10 18 9
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You want the right of my children to work in the EU to end due to your bigotry? Cool.
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24/12/2020 10:28:59 5 1
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Jumped to conclusions again, this is what angers people...Low paid key roles should have better pay & conditions...but that will never happen whilst bosses can import labour willing to do it at a cut price.
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24/12/2020 10:59:27 0 0
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That is untrue, How is it the EU worker could live, earn here renting n living exacly to the same standards as anyone else. Go figure, because most filled skilled jobs where the UK had major shortages (over 23k), the others you talk of needed seasonal migrant work n the UK system sets against that form of work n people dont want to move away from home... We will have labour shortages n high costs.
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24/12/2020 10:29:03 22 27
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Some excellent news at the end of an awful year, well done Boris, he said he'd get Brexit done and he has.
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24/12/2020 10:31:01 16 5
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Have you read the above - its only as a 3rd party and many strings attached that werent there before -
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24/12/2020 10:32:18 2 2
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Has he? Really? I'd question that, to be honest. Unless by "done" you mean half cooked.
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24/12/2020 10:33:00 1 1
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Are you being ironic or do you really believe that?
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24/12/2020 10:41:57 1 1
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No he didn't, he capitulated as usual, where is the "British waters for British fisherman" claptrap now? Oh, you got 25% more fish quota over 5.5 years, and some more in the UK zone, lol. That's if all 27 EU countries agree, the EU parliament agree, and any individual regional parliaments within those countries also who are affected. Brexit has cost us billions in lost trade, and our reputation!
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24/12/2020 10:50:05 0 0
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Better than a slap in the face with a wet fish.
Congratulations to that moron, prime minister of plague Island!
Honestly why cant you think for yourself..pathetic
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24/12/2020 10:25:09 15 19
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Well that's the seed potato industry in a pickle. Thanks Boris. Wonder how badly the fishermen will fare at the end of the day? There's a reason why a minority of Scots vote Tory. We now see why.
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24/12/2020 10:29:33 5 7
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Your plan is to hand over ALL fishing rights right back to the French and Spanish.
They'll be popping of corks in Peterheid Ron. Sturgeon is hated in the NE
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24/12/2020 10:39:02 0 0
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That'll be why the MP's, numerous MSP's and the majority of councilors are SNP is it?
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24/12/2020 10:27:26 6 3
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What's a "bin peep"?
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Bob
24/12/2020 10:30:10 2 5
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That all you got chief Clingon!! I thought you, the know it all, had all the answers? Sad, deluded undemocratic loooooooser, ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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24/12/2020 10:25:42 171 65
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If this shows just one thing, it's this.
The SNP are as miserable as they useless. Determined that whatever deal is signed will be bad for Scotland. Grievance and division by the bucket load incoming.
Still, at least it's spoiled Sturgeon's Christmas.
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24/12/2020 10:30:10 54 121
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Thankfully you speak for a tiny minority of us.
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24/12/2020 11:39:20 17 14
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No he does not.... with speaks for the majority in Scotland ??
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24/12/2020 12:38:03 0 6
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This is not a sight for the likes of you. Only Tories are allowed to comment on here it would seem. oh, and me! ;)
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24/12/2020 13:08:15 0 1
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Apparently not judging by the "ups" and "downs".
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24/12/2020 13:16:51 2 1
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Why does this poor man continue to suffer his seething hatred of Scotland. He should seek treatment
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24/12/2020 13:45:31 0 0
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A tiny minority of who?
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24/12/2020 14:55:45 0 0
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no, speaking for a huge majority
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24/12/2020 10:26:49 5 10
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So only a little bit worse than the deal we had before, on this subject.
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24/12/2020 10:30:16 10 7
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Only difference is, we won't be handing over vast sums of money and we can control our own laws.
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24/12/2020 10:34:28 4 3
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Like we did before. You can keep repeating that lie until you're blue in the face but it doesn't make it any more truthful.
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24/12/2020 10:36:04 3 3
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We always set our own laws, as did all member states, as they are all sovereign
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24/12/2020 10:48:07 2 0
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We also won't be earning vast sums of money through our service economy which dwarfed what we paid.

The costs of brexit are already greater than our total EU contributions while a member.
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24/12/2020 10:25:42 171 65
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If this shows just one thing, it's this.
The SNP are as miserable as they useless. Determined that whatever deal is signed will be bad for Scotland. Grievance and division by the bucket load incoming.
Still, at least it's spoiled Sturgeon's Christmas.
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24/12/2020 10:30:22 23 28
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The problem with your argument is, that any deal, worse than that which we already had, is bad for Scotland, indeed the whole UK.
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24/12/2020 13:28:21 0 0
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At least Politicians cant keep blaming the EU, when they achieve B***er all, they might have to do something now (other than proping up friends and famillies)
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24/12/2020 10:27:51 53 24
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Cue..... 'it's a great deal for Britain/we've got everything we wanted/you can't trust these foreigners' schtick from Daily Mail/Express/Sun/Metro/Telegraph.
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24/12/2020 10:30:40 30 27
bbc
Can we trust them then? All the evidence of history suggests no.
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24/12/2020 10:33:36 13 3
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Can they trust us? All the evidence of history suggests no.
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24/12/2020 10:38:31 13 4
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I know eh 50 years of peace in Europe all put at risk because of xenophobia by us.
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Pip
24/12/2020 10:44:16 13 1
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Can they trust us, from what we've seen of Bojo no...........?
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24/12/2020 11:07:27 2 0
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Perfidious Albion?
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24/12/2020 10:30:46 111 33
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If the UK has managed to negotiate tariff free & quota free access to the EU single market without having to pay billions in membership fees, or sign up to freedom of movement and all the other socio-political add-ons, then that has to be a good thing, no?
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24/12/2020 10:36:00 54 63
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No. No exports without millions of official forms, an army of customs agents, a suffocating bureaucracy. Great!
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24/12/2020 10:36:44 10 30
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Of course it’s a good thing , all the remoaners should now bow their heads in shame , well done to everyone who believed in Britain as a united front , instead of a life of servitude .
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24/12/2020 10:40:19 19 5
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Sovereignty in an interconnected world doesn't mean complete independence; it means having a seat at the table where joint decisions which affect us are made. We've now given that up - that's why the US told the UK to sit down and shut up when we kindly offered not to impose tariffs on Boeing.
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Pip
24/12/2020 10:42:54 12 6
bbc
What planet you on.........?
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24/12/2020 10:44:41 16 2
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Why would they allow that? All the advantages without the obligations. Wiat for the small print.
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24/12/2020 12:16:12 0 0
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Seed potatoes and everything else in the small print?
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24/12/2020 10:30:57 124 43
bbc
4 years on and none of the doom prophecies have come true.
Time we all just got on with our lives.
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24/12/2020 10:36:20 86 4
bbc
To be fair, the whole purpose of Brexit (I assume) is to take a better path as a country than what we would do as an EU member.

Time will tell, once we get down to doing business outside the EU and EU rules- which hasn't happened yet.
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24/12/2020 10:36:33 11 4
bbc
I mean nothing has actually happened yet...

Your comment is like seeing that the weather forecast predicts rain on Friday but on Thursday its sunny so you have decided that the forecast is wrong and Friday will be clear too...
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24/12/2020 10:38:21 26 10
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80% of the UK economy is NOT covered by this trade deal with the EU which is focused on GOODS, not SERVICES

Brexit has cost 1000's of jobs already, and we have lost more in growth in trade than it EVER cost us to be a member, not to mention being now the laughing stock of the world.

Well done Brexiteers, you got your borders back (even though we never lost them), and 25% more fish we don't eat!
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24/12/2020 10:50:03 9 7
bbc
The doom prophecies were about a no deal, Boris just caved in, He had a pair of 2's and the EU had a Royal flush
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24/12/2020 11:37:00 4 1
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Since when have economists been right. It is all speculation and not an exact science.
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24/12/2020 13:41:39 3 0
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Erm... What planet have you been living on !!!

You must've missed the fact that UK business has already had to put on hold much of their importing and exporting because of the DISASTER that the chaos of Brexit is ABOUT to bring !!!

Never mind, not long now before you begin to see the disaster of Brexit unfold before your very eyes as it hits you personally in the pocket & your consumer choice...
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24/12/2020 13:54:52 0 0
bbc
Haven't they?
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OAP
24/12/2020 14:49:15 0 0
bbc
Just wait, We haven't really left yet. If the queues at Dover are anything to go by, we're in for a rough time
Another BBC story on Brexit and trying to stir up emotions over seed potatoes of all things. What about the celery, I say.

How about a HYS on whether to do away with the TV license fee and stop funding the BBC. Make it a pay for itself service.

Vote up to cancel TV license fees and down to keep them, and lets tell the BBC and our MPs how we feel about this extra unnecessary tax.
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24/12/2020 10:32:14 11 2
bbc
"stir up". They're reporting news.

The article isn't about potatoes, it's about "almost all UK food produce".

Did you see the article below the photo?
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24/12/2020 10:33:41 6 0
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If you hate the BBC so much why do you spend so much of your time on the website?
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24/12/2020 10:33:42 2 0
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Don't think the BBC license fee is part of the deal.
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24/12/2020 10:34:50 2 0
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Please explain what this has to do with the subject in hand?
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24/12/2020 10:54:09 0 0
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Dear oh dear try and stay on topic!
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Bob
24/12/2020 10:25:40 18 21
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Oh dear, the Clingons have lost the final chapter! This is what happens when you try & throw democracy in the bin peeps.
Playd a blinder Boris, well done Sir, your nation salutes you!
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24/12/2020 10:31:01 1 1
bbc
Is that a one fingered salute?
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24/12/2020 10:29:03 22 27
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Some excellent news at the end of an awful year, well done Boris, he said he'd get Brexit done and he has.
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24/12/2020 10:31:01 16 5
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Have you read the above - its only as a 3rd party and many strings attached that werent there before -
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jon
24/12/2020 10:28:56 17 4
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At least Irish fish & chip shops will still be able to get their favourite UK spuds.

https://www.rte.ie/news/brexit/2020/1130/1181294-potatoes-brexit/
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24/12/2020 10:31:10 17 24
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You are joking Irish potatoes are far superior to uk spuds.
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24/12/2020 10:38:11 4 1
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You can't grow Jerseys anywhere but Jersey, the supreme potato.
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24/12/2020 10:52:38 0 3
bbc
Your right mate,
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24/12/2020 11:28:08 2 1
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...apart from the famine. Oh dear, slipped from your memory?
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Dee
24/12/2020 10:23:21 47 12
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It's a worrying sign that we can't export products to parts of the UK.
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24/12/2020 10:31:12 4 7
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According to Stugeon & the media & some other, politician we are " 4 NATIONS" not the one UK NATION, her Her Majesty must be confused
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24/12/2020 10:40:40 12 2
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UK is not a nation it is a union of nations.
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24/12/2020 10:23:01 12 26
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As long as FOM ends
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24/12/2020 10:31:47 3 0
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But will racism end ?
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AK
24/12/2020 10:26:11 12 9
bbc
if french can do whatever at their border surely we can do whatever with in our boundaries too. get on with it. NI is par pf GB....
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24/12/2020 10:31:55 2 1
bbc
NI is not part of GB. It is within the UK (at the moment).
Another BBC story on Brexit and trying to stir up emotions over seed potatoes of all things. What about the celery, I say.

How about a HYS on whether to do away with the TV license fee and stop funding the BBC. Make it a pay for itself service.

Vote up to cancel TV license fees and down to keep them, and lets tell the BBC and our MPs how we feel about this extra unnecessary tax.
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50
24/12/2020 10:32:14 11 2
bbc
"stir up". They're reporting news.

The article isn't about potatoes, it's about "almost all UK food produce".

Did you see the article below the photo?
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24/12/2020 10:38:43 0 0
bbc
Look at the photo and then consider the context of the article. Good news, basically no change. Except, seed potatoes to NI.

That is just to stir up debate and condemnation. Read some of the comments on here and see for yourself.
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24/12/2020 10:29:03 22 27
bbc
Some excellent news at the end of an awful year, well done Boris, he said he'd get Brexit done and he has.
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24/12/2020 10:32:18 2 2
bbc
Has he? Really? I'd question that, to be honest. Unless by "done" you mean half cooked.
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24/12/2020 10:37:27 5 0
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Well you can spend the rest of your days wallowing in self-pity and bitterness because you didn’t ‘get your way’; while I, and many others, will accept where we are and look for the upsides, which there always are, unless you let yourself be subsumed by the past; your call
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24/12/2020 10:25:10 18 9
bbc
You want the right of my children to work in the EU to end due to your bigotry? Cool.
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24/12/2020 10:32:28 1 2
bbc
It appears he want's staff shortages in the NHS and care homes also, never mind farming.
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24/12/2020 10:34:12 5 1
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Pay bankers a little less and carers a little more
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24/12/2020 10:27:47 47 27
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Well, what did you expect from Brexit?

The warning signs were always present that if the UK left the EU then the UK would likely fail. Scotland wanted to remain in the EU and so too did NI.

Now you have a border down the Irish Sea and the likelihood of another indyref for Scotland.

And in NI there are now unionist voices saying that a United Ireland needs to be talked about.
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24/12/2020 10:32:40 8 17
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Brexit has killed indy stone dead.
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24/12/2020 10:40:58 8 5
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You think?
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24/12/2020 10:41:10 9 3
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I wouldn't bet on that.
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24/12/2020 11:13:54 8 6
bbc
What planet are you on - Brexit is the biggest driver of Indy.......
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24/12/2020 10:29:03 22 27
bbc
Some excellent news at the end of an awful year, well done Boris, he said he'd get Brexit done and he has.
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24/12/2020 10:33:00 1 1
bbc
Are you being ironic or do you really believe that?
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24/12/2020 10:41:33 1 0
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I thought all the remainers would be happy with a trade deal?
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24/12/2020 10:27:11 77 3
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The seed potato issue affects some farmers up here in NE Scotland as the Mediterranean countries are an important export market for them. But those countries still want to.plant disease-resistant potatoes and we have the products they want.

Otherwise I'm sure the North African countries will look forward to an improved seed potato deal with a non-EU country in the near future.
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24/12/2020 10:33:20 23 37
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However that means that the seed potatoa ill cost the EU more, and the final product that comes back will cost more... you also forget that the trade was done in the EU, meaning now its just as easy for the EU to go find them elsewhere - now real competition ensues... well dont, add cost and loose business too.... thick as chips.
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24/12/2020 10:58:35 10 0
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Everyone of your points is valid but can be just as easily flipped over. EU tariffs on North African potatoes range from 4.5% (seed potatoes) to 13.4% (new potatoes in season). By controlling our own tariffs, British potato importers can look to other markets when we need to and there'd not necessarily be any reason to buy European.

Business will find a. way
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24/12/2020 13:03:17 4 0
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The price of seed potatoes is only a very small proportion of the overall production and distribution costs for a consumer-ready bag of potatoes sitting on UK supermarket shelves.
Real economics is a little more complicated than your "yah boo sucks" view of the world.
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24/12/2020 13:10:04 2 1
bbc
"Loose" business? Time you tightened up your spelling and your thinking maybe?
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24/12/2020 10:30:40 30 27
bbc
Can we trust them then? All the evidence of history suggests no.
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24/12/2020 10:33:36 13 3
bbc
Can they trust us? All the evidence of history suggests no.
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JB
24/12/2020 10:37:39 7 1
bbc
lol too right! @Hallberg
Another BBC story on Brexit and trying to stir up emotions over seed potatoes of all things. What about the celery, I say.

How about a HYS on whether to do away with the TV license fee and stop funding the BBC. Make it a pay for itself service.

Vote up to cancel TV license fees and down to keep them, and lets tell the BBC and our MPs how we feel about this extra unnecessary tax.
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24/12/2020 10:33:41 6 0
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If you hate the BBC so much why do you spend so much of your time on the website?
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24/12/2020 10:36:20 1 2
bbc
Because I am forced to pay for it like so many others.

It is not a choice is it.
Another BBC story on Brexit and trying to stir up emotions over seed potatoes of all things. What about the celery, I say.

How about a HYS on whether to do away with the TV license fee and stop funding the BBC. Make it a pay for itself service.

Vote up to cancel TV license fees and down to keep them, and lets tell the BBC and our MPs how we feel about this extra unnecessary tax.
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24/12/2020 10:33:42 2 0
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Don't think the BBC license fee is part of the deal.
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24/12/2020 10:41:30 0 0
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I feel slightly sorry for you Ron, what with the Brexit deal agreed and also the pound surging, I know you love a week pound as you never fail to mention the slightest of drops!
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24/12/2020 10:33:44 8 2
bbc
Good. At last some progress on a matter so blatantly obvious from the outset. It used to be said that any official or officer who was unable to clear each day's problems from his desk by 5 pm was unfitted for the post occupied. Are we safe to assume that maybe one or two of these brexit negotiators actually demonstrate a small degree of suitability for their exalted positions ? It seems doubtful.
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24/12/2020 10:38:03 12 2
bbc
It has only taken barnier 4 years to clear his in tray after he got a good kicking from THE EU president.
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24/12/2020 10:33:50 36 33
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Taking back control? Ho, ho, ho!
The EU will now have more control over the UK than ever.
We have to accept their rules.
No say. Do as you’re told.
Johnson, you’re a star!
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24/12/2020 10:36:42 10 9
bbc
Great news that is what negotiatetions are all about.
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24/12/2020 10:39:24 11 6
bbc
No we don't have to accept their rules, you're making it up to suit your prejudice.
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24/12/2020 11:06:22 0 2
bbc
Excellent
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24/12/2020 11:19:32 4 1
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Are you in the UK cabinet office as no one has even seen the details of the deal yet, so what your spouting is pure speculation. That is of course unless you do have a direct line to Boris and the EU.
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24/12/2020 11:34:33 2 0
bbc
So you have seen the text, you are so privileged.
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Bob
24/12/2020 10:25:40 18 21
bbc
Oh dear, the Clingons have lost the final chapter! This is what happens when you try & throw democracy in the bin peeps.
Playd a blinder Boris, well done Sir, your nation salutes you!
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24/12/2020 10:33:54 4 3
bbc
Boris has become PM at the worst time possible what with Covid, Brexit and climate change and for him to pull this off with everything else that's been going on is incredible.
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24/12/2020 10:38:07 4 2
bbc
I suspect there's only one thing Boris can pull off satisfactorily. To his own satisfaction that is.
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24/12/2020 10:32:28 1 2
bbc
It appears he want's staff shortages in the NHS and care homes also, never mind farming.
62
24/12/2020 10:34:12 5 1
bbc
Pay bankers a little less and carers a little more
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24/12/2020 11:01:12 0 0
bbc
The banks pay the bankers and the Carehomes pay the care staff... or are you now asking a tory govt to brining centralised pay restrain... wonders will never cease - a Neo National Socialist Govt... we have the makings of one...
Except the French. Removed
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24/12/2020 10:34:14 5 0
bbc
Quelle domage Harold....
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24/12/2020 10:25:05 109 13
bbc
Merry Christmas everyone, including our EU friends.
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24/12/2020 10:34:24 1 8
bbc
Humbug!
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24/12/2020 10:30:16 10 7
bbc
Only difference is, we won't be handing over vast sums of money and we can control our own laws.
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24/12/2020 10:34:28 4 3
bbc
Like we did before. You can keep repeating that lie until you're blue in the face but it doesn't make it any more truthful.
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24/12/2020 10:26:53 10 2
bbc
And the same to your good self. Hope Santa is good to you.
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24/12/2020 10:34:47 2 1
bbc
You too Ron ??
Another BBC story on Brexit and trying to stir up emotions over seed potatoes of all things. What about the celery, I say.

How about a HYS on whether to do away with the TV license fee and stop funding the BBC. Make it a pay for itself service.

Vote up to cancel TV license fees and down to keep them, and lets tell the BBC and our MPs how we feel about this extra unnecessary tax.
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67
24/12/2020 10:34:50 2 0
bbc
Please explain what this has to do with the subject in hand?
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24/12/2020 10:26:49 5 10
bbc
So only a little bit worse than the deal we had before, on this subject.
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24/12/2020 10:35:47 3 1
bbc
However thats the deal with the EU... Now a canny businessman in the EU will say - mmm those UK seeds are the same cost as others lets see if the others are now willing to deal more... ooops n thats the real deal... go compete with your big pants on. The deal here only gives the UK product certification not free access.
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24/12/2020 10:30:46 111 33
bbc
If the UK has managed to negotiate tariff free & quota free access to the EU single market without having to pay billions in membership fees, or sign up to freedom of movement and all the other socio-political add-ons, then that has to be a good thing, no?
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24/12/2020 10:36:00 54 63
bbc
No. No exports without millions of official forms, an army of customs agents, a suffocating bureaucracy. Great!
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24/12/2020 13:47:22 0 0
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We need to see how it works out. Traders tend to find a way through.
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24/12/2020 10:30:16 10 7
bbc
Only difference is, we won't be handing over vast sums of money and we can control our own laws.
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24/12/2020 10:36:04 3 3
bbc
We always set our own laws, as did all member states, as they are all sovereign
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24/12/2020 11:40:42 0 0
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With regards sovereignty, you and your fellow disgruntled bedmates could never see the bigger picture of where the EU is or was headed. Within time all EU members would have been required to join the Euro and participate in a Federal Europe, whilst our own Parliament would have become redundant. They will now find that somewhat harder without the 2nd largest payer into their coffers.
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24/12/2020 10:33:41 6 0
bbc
If you hate the BBC so much why do you spend so much of your time on the website?
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24/12/2020 10:36:20 1 2
bbc
Because I am forced to pay for it like so many others.

It is not a choice is it.
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24/12/2020 10:39:40 0 0
bbc
The same applies to income tax, Vat excise duties, NI , and council tax to name a few.
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24/12/2020 10:30:57 124 43
bbc
4 years on and none of the doom prophecies have come true.
Time we all just got on with our lives.
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24/12/2020 10:36:20 86 4
bbc
To be fair, the whole purpose of Brexit (I assume) is to take a better path as a country than what we would do as an EU member.

Time will tell, once we get down to doing business outside the EU and EU rules- which hasn't happened yet.
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24/12/2020 10:36:31 9 13
bbc
Roll on May.

Solid voting towards independence needed. Get out out of the U.K., rejoin the EU (they would gleefully accept us) and adopt the euro.

Goodbye Old Etonians.
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24/12/2020 10:38:17 11 6
bbc
The SNP policy is not to adopt the Euro but to create a Scottish currency. This is so they can devalue there way out of debt. Also means your pension and property will be worthless outside Scotland.
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24/12/2020 10:42:15 1 2
bbc
The EU won't let a debt laden economy with no prospects of it ever improving and don't say the oil will pay for it as that is on the way out
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24/12/2020 10:45:32 1 1
bbc
And of course Spain would welcome a template for their separatist states with open arms.
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24/12/2020 10:49:35 3 1
bbc
No chance , Aberdeen NO , Edinburgh NO , Highlands and Islands NO , jobless west coasters YES that all you have , time Queen Nic stuck to the day job eh !!!!
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24/12/2020 10:45:49 1 0
bbc
Yes the EU would love a new country with £210B in debt and running a national defecit of 28%.

Doh
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24/12/2020 10:30:57 124 43
bbc
4 years on and none of the doom prophecies have come true.
Time we all just got on with our lives.
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24/12/2020 10:36:33 11 4
bbc
I mean nothing has actually happened yet...

Your comment is like seeing that the weather forecast predicts rain on Friday but on Thursday its sunny so you have decided that the forecast is wrong and Friday will be clear too...
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24/12/2020 10:23:01 12 26
bbc
As long as FOM ends
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24/12/2020 10:36:36 0 1
bbc
No more holidays in the EU for you, then?
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24/12/2020 10:42:52 1 2
bbc
We may not be able to afford holidays in Europe in the future. Thanks Boris!
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24/12/2020 10:33:50 36 33
bbc
Taking back control? Ho, ho, ho!
The EU will now have more control over the UK than ever.
We have to accept their rules.
No say. Do as you’re told.
Johnson, you’re a star!
76
24/12/2020 10:36:42 10 9
bbc
Great news that is what negotiatetions are all about.
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24/12/2020 10:30:46 111 33
bbc
If the UK has managed to negotiate tariff free & quota free access to the EU single market without having to pay billions in membership fees, or sign up to freedom of movement and all the other socio-political add-ons, then that has to be a good thing, no?
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24/12/2020 10:36:44 10 30
bbc
Of course it’s a good thing , all the remoaners should now bow their heads in shame , well done to everyone who believed in Britain as a united front , instead of a life of servitude .
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24/12/2020 10:45:08 25 10
bbc
We've got a lifetime of servitude obeying product rules we have no part in setting and spending our time filling in customs declarations.

And that doesn't even start on the ruined dreams of many who planned to retire in the EU or the devaluation of our assets due to the mismanagement of the economy.

You and your band of wreckers have ruined my country.
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24/12/2020 11:05:01 6 7
bbc
The great british soon bowed to reality when Macron stopped the trucks , The deal was soon done lol.
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24/12/2020 10:37:02 6 6
bbc
I hope the police break up any NYE lockdown-breaking Brexit parties, held by the irresponsible leave crew.
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24/12/2020 10:51:46 2 1
bbc
Spoilsport
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24/12/2020 10:43:47 1 0
bbc
I will celebrate quietly at home and legally. With my English sparkling wine ( excellent at only £11 @ good retailers) also Irish Whiskey, Scotch Eggs and Welsh......er.....water (for the whiskey)
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24/12/2020 10:29:48 12 12
bbc
Well, what a surprise the North of England and Scotland get screwed over whilst other parts of the 'uk' are ok.
Resign Johnson.
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24/12/2020 10:40:20 7 3
bbc
Its the EU stopping the seeds trade not Boris. Get a grip!
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24/12/2020 10:41:27 3 1
bbc
er hang on - scotland wants to be in the EU so these EU rules would apply!
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24/12/2020 10:54:05 2 0
bbc
That's down to the EU, it's not down to Boris, keep up please.
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24/12/2020 10:41:40 1 0
bbc
Oh stop behaving like a victim all the time.
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24/12/2020 10:32:38 5 10
bbc
Of course the EU will alow UK food stuffs in...The member states have suddenlt realised they are being screwed over by Macron and the EU Federalists.
Many Eropean states consume vast quantities of UK produce and it is the likes of Spain, Portugal and Italy that will feel the strain
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24/12/2020 10:26:21 4 9
bbc
Of course the french want to allow trading in food products, they stand to gain more than us. Once again we keep the french farmers in business.
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24/12/2020 10:37:21 2 0
bbc
Shame we never thought of doing that for the UK ones - 3rd party aproval of a product isnt the same as tariff free access - which Im guessing is the aim of the deal - which will have strings attached as do all trade deals... wonder what they will be when the real deals worked out.
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24/12/2020 10:32:18 2 2
bbc
Has he? Really? I'd question that, to be honest. Unless by "done" you mean half cooked.
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24/12/2020 10:37:27 5 0
bbc
Well you can spend the rest of your days wallowing in self-pity and bitterness because you didn’t ‘get your way’; while I, and many others, will accept where we are and look for the upsides, which there always are, unless you let yourself be subsumed by the past; your call
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24/12/2020 10:42:47 1 0
bbc
You Brexiteers did exactly that, for 40 odd years until you got another referendum, you total plank.
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24/12/2020 10:59:46 0 0
bbc
This is the first positive news we've had for some time, it's excellent news for UK business's, which will reflect in our pound becoming stronger, the financial markets are the best sign of how good a deal is and so far they like it.
56
24/12/2020 10:33:36 13 3
bbc
Can they trust us? All the evidence of history suggests no.
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JB
24/12/2020 10:37:39 7 1
bbc
lol too right! @Hallberg
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24/12/2020 10:33:44 8 2
bbc
Good. At last some progress on a matter so blatantly obvious from the outset. It used to be said that any official or officer who was unable to clear each day's problems from his desk by 5 pm was unfitted for the post occupied. Are we safe to assume that maybe one or two of these brexit negotiators actually demonstrate a small degree of suitability for their exalted positions ? It seems doubtful.
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24/12/2020 10:38:03 12 2
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It has only taken barnier 4 years to clear his in tray after he got a good kicking from THE EU president.
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24/12/2020 10:33:54 4 3
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Boris has become PM at the worst time possible what with Covid, Brexit and climate change and for him to pull this off with everything else that's been going on is incredible.
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24/12/2020 10:38:07 4 2
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I suspect there's only one thing Boris can pull off satisfactorily. To his own satisfaction that is.
Except the French. Removed
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24/12/2020 10:38:11 14 12
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Aww diddums. You didn't get your loony No Deal. Chin up love. xx
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24/12/2020 10:39:59 3 1
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Which one? He may have several.
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24/12/2020 10:31:10 17 24
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You are joking Irish potatoes are far superior to uk spuds.
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24/12/2020 10:38:11 4 1
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You can't grow Jerseys anywhere but Jersey, the supreme potato.
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24/12/2020 10:36:31 9 13
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Roll on May.

Solid voting towards independence needed. Get out out of the U.K., rejoin the EU (they would gleefully accept us) and adopt the euro.

Goodbye Old Etonians.
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24/12/2020 10:38:17 11 6
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The SNP policy is not to adopt the Euro but to create a Scottish currency. This is so they can devalue there way out of debt. Also means your pension and property will be worthless outside Scotland.
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24/12/2020 10:30:57 124 43
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4 years on and none of the doom prophecies have come true.
Time we all just got on with our lives.
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24/12/2020 10:38:21 26 10
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80% of the UK economy is NOT covered by this trade deal with the EU which is focused on GOODS, not SERVICES

Brexit has cost 1000's of jobs already, and we have lost more in growth in trade than it EVER cost us to be a member, not to mention being now the laughing stock of the world.

Well done Brexiteers, you got your borders back (even though we never lost them), and 25% more fish we don't eat!
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24/12/2020 13:46:29 0 0
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I'm not sure who you know around the world? who's laughing?
Since Corona there are a fair few unsettled countries in the EU, a migrant crisis, colapsing economies and governments, Massive bailouts for 27 Nations, which is paid by the same few countries as usual.
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24/12/2020 13:38:20 0 0
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You cannot substantiate any of your claims as you just made it all up. Merry Christmas anyway.
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24/12/2020 10:30:40 30 27
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Can we trust them then? All the evidence of history suggests no.
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24/12/2020 10:38:31 13 4
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I know eh 50 years of peace in Europe all put at risk because of xenophobia by us.
Let's face it, 52% of UK citizens just don't like "for-eeners", as they are a stinky bunch of xenophobes but won't admit it, but in private always go on about Jonny Foreigner stealing their jobs, and how good it was in the past.

Well, our turn now, next 40 years are ours to moan and whine like they did, until we rejoin the EU.

Suck it up Gammons, all the trade problems from now are yours to own.
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24/12/2020 10:32:14 11 2
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"stir up". They're reporting news.

The article isn't about potatoes, it's about "almost all UK food produce".

Did you see the article below the photo?
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24/12/2020 10:38:43 0 0
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Look at the photo and then consider the context of the article. Good news, basically no change. Except, seed potatoes to NI.

That is just to stir up debate and condemnation. Read some of the comments on here and see for yourself.
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24/12/2020 10:40:56 2 0
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There's people who have political beliefs and bend reality to suit their beliefs. Same on the Scottish forums, people chucking a certain kind of muck around all the time and not really offering any insight into objective reality.

I voted remain and I agree, good news- devil in the details of the 'deal' of course but likely miles better than no deal.
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24/12/2020 10:29:33 5 7
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Your plan is to hand over ALL fishing rights right back to the French and Spanish.
They'll be popping of corks in Peterheid Ron. Sturgeon is hated in the NE
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24/12/2020 10:39:02 0 0
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That'll be why the MP's, numerous MSP's and the majority of councilors are SNP is it?
Except the French. Removed
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24/12/2020 10:39:03 14 13
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Didn't take long for a xenophobe to ruin it.
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24/12/2020 10:25:42 171 65
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If this shows just one thing, it's this.
The SNP are as miserable as they useless. Determined that whatever deal is signed will be bad for Scotland. Grievance and division by the bucket load incoming.
Still, at least it's spoiled Sturgeon's Christmas.
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24/12/2020 10:39:15 29 18
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The SNP was not involved in these arrangements. Your comment is meaningless.
All Harolds comments are meaningless. Surprised he didn't have a dig at foreigners this time. Removed
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24/12/2020 13:36:59 1 0
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thank God they were not. Not to be trusted- be cringing incase Sturgeon opened her trap where vaccines were being stored in Scotland. She and other FM I add get told very little National Security information- documented . Rightly So.
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24/12/2020 13:59:39 0 0
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All of his comments are meaningless drivel.
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24/12/2020 10:33:50 36 33
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Taking back control? Ho, ho, ho!
The EU will now have more control over the UK than ever.
We have to accept their rules.
No say. Do as you’re told.
Johnson, you’re a star!
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24/12/2020 10:39:24 11 6
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No we don't have to accept their rules, you're making it up to suit your prejudice.
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24/12/2020 10:46:13 8 4
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Tell that to to our farmers and exporters.
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24/12/2020 10:36:20 1 2
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Because I am forced to pay for it like so many others.

It is not a choice is it.
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24/12/2020 10:39:40 0 0
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The same applies to income tax, Vat excise duties, NI , and council tax to name a few.
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24/12/2020 10:25:42 171 65
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If this shows just one thing, it's this.
The SNP are as miserable as they useless. Determined that whatever deal is signed will be bad for Scotland. Grievance and division by the bucket load incoming.
Still, at least it's spoiled Sturgeon's Christmas.
How sad your still in the playground - as for the rubbish photo expose' tell me what sactions have gone on BJs dad and others... None... one petty finger pointing for one and not for another... choosy Removed
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24/12/2020 10:27:34 6 3
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As they do our shellfish sector.
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24/12/2020 10:39:45 1 1
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So let's eat more langoustines and less brie.
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24/12/2020 10:54:29 1 0
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Langoustines taste better and are much better for you health wise.
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24/12/2020 10:25:53 28 21
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Newspapers on the Continent are describing the great EU victory over Johnson.
They are saying he caved in because he no deal represented an even bigger catastrophe for him after COVID and the Channel blockage.
So much for the hero of Brexit.
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24/12/2020 10:39:46 16 2
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nobody cares. The whole point of leaving the EU was so we don't have pay attention to what they do as French/German EU takes shape. Boris is no hero of Brexit but then again whatever he came up with, all parties were going to be unhappy
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24/12/2020 10:38:11 14 12
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Aww diddums. You didn't get your loony No Deal. Chin up love. xx
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24/12/2020 10:39:59 3 1
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Which one? He may have several.