Brexit: Boris Johnson hails free trade deal with EU
24/12/2020 | news | politics | 11,428
The deal between the UK and EU ends months of arguments over business rules and fishing rights.
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24/12/2020 15:03:29 574 76
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Finally, merry Christmas to everyone
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24/12/2020 15:06:23 630 194
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There are numerous potential opportunities once we have left, for example CANZUK which was met with applause in the Canadian Parliament as found on Youtube.

The UK has many friends around the world.
24/12/2020 15:56:19 6 3
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Happy Brexitmas
24/12/2020 16:46:44 1 0
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To you and yours.
nsf
24/12/2020 18:09:37 0 1
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Your Scottish then pay your Bill's then leave merry Christmas
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24/12/2020 15:03:30 29 33
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I'm going to post here the "What happens if we leave?" section of the leaflet the UK government sent out during the 2016 referendum. It was derided at the time as "Project Fear", but I looks pretty prescient to me...
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"Voting to leave the EU would create years of uncertainty and potential economic disruption. This would reduce investment and cost jobs."
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"The government judges it could result in 10 years or more of uncertainty as the UK unpicks our relationship with the EU and renegotiates new arrangements with the EU and over 50 other countries around the world."
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24/12/2020 15:04:57 10 2
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"Some argue that we could strike a good deal quickly with the EU because they want to keep access to our market. But the government’s judgement is that it would be much harder than that – less than 8% of EU exports come to the UK while 44% of UK exports go to the EU."
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24/12/2020 15:05:10 6 1
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"No other country has managed to secure significant access to the single market, without having to:

• follow EU rules over which they have no real say
• pay into the EU
• accept EU citizens living and working in their country"
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24/12/2020 15:05:24 7 1
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"A more limited trade deal with the EU would give the UK less access to the single market than we have now – including for services, which make up almost 80% of the UK economy. For example, Canada’s deal with the EU will give limited access for services, it has so far been 7 years in the making and [in 2016] is still not in force."
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24/12/2020 15:05:36 13 2
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...and that it. Strikingly accurate. Whichever civil servants wrote it did a great job, albeit predicting the entirely predictable. The trouble is people dismissed it as David Cameron's propaganda. It is somewhat depressing that, over four years later, there are people who still don't grasp that this is the reality of the situation, and no amount of jingoism can change it.
24/12/2020 16:11:23 2 3
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First sign of madness, talking to yourself.
24/12/2020 20:52:45 2 0
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Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. I voted remain and sympathise but seriously... merry Christmas
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24/12/2020 15:03:32 56 44
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Well done Boris, positive news at last.
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24/12/2020 15:11:09 15 10
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Would all the remoaners keep voting me down as I want to see how many crybabies there are.
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24/12/2020 15:12:09 1 1
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Are you jumping for joy?
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24/12/2020 15:03:45 20 10
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Woo hoo we will not run out of cauliflowers, xmas has been saved.
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24/12/2020 15:03:54 4 19
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that's a mistake then...
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24/12/2020 15:04:07 747 153
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Finally, can we all try and get on now please.
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24/12/2020 15:10:17 280 803
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No
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Dee
24/12/2020 15:12:34 33 11
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Unfortunately we're divided once again by covid and other matters. Those who believe the government figures, those who see lockdowns causing more death and misery. Those who want the vaccine, those who don't. Those who take the knee, those who don't want to. When did we stop trying to find common ground?
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24/12/2020 15:13:23 21 10
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Like the post above yours downvoting for the hell of it, rather pathetic given how neutral both posts are neither political happy Christmas to everyone and don't care if your judgment does not permit the gesture offered
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24/12/2020 15:18:14 19 80
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“Finally, can we all try and get on now please.”

NEVER

GET STUFFED
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24/12/2020 15:21:11 18 8
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Remainders will hate forever, as you can see above. So this will never happen. I'm content with that.
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24/12/2020 15:27:06 13 22
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How do we get on? Brexit is wrecking the UK, and those responsible can't or won't see it. They'll see it in a few years time though when EU is steaming ahead and our economy is bouncing along the bottom.
24/12/2020 15:35:17 8 13
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Well get free movement back and maybe...
24/12/2020 15:47:53 4 8
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We can only do that when the Brexit I voted for is delivered which ends FoM and the Tories bring in a legal cap on immigration of 100k a year as promised in 3 of the last 4 Tory manifestos. If they do not do so next year then they have not delivered the Brexit I voted for.
24/12/2020 16:05:33 6 0
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Huevos Y Bacon is a terrific name by the way ( made me laugh out loud) - wishing you a very happy Christmas.
24/12/2020 16:17:32 4 7
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No, will never forgive anyone who voted for Brexit.
24/12/2020 16:24:05 1 2
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Most of have ' got on ' maybe folk like you should have as well.
24/12/2020 16:26:24 0 3
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Knickers
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24/12/2020 15:04:10 28 20
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Well that was no so bad. What was all the fuss about.
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24/12/2020 15:08:03 35 41
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Ending the right to live and work in 27 countries for 60 millon people perhaps?
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24/12/2020 15:11:26 2 0
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You don't yet know what the deal IS!
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24/12/2020 15:04:13 98 71
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What a shocker, there was always going to be a deal, both sides have too much to lose. To all the remoaners who never stopped whining over the years, now deal with it. Get on with your lives.
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24/12/2020 15:06:32 81 66
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Whatever deal was done 60 million people have lost the right to work and live in 27 countries.
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24/12/2020 15:08:52 15 32
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What is it with you Brexiteers thinking that this is somehow a triumph? This is only damage limitation. Delusional right to the end.
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24/12/2020 15:08:56 12 13
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Just so relieved that, as promised, we have been able to achieve full EU market access without having to follow EU rules. Oh, hang on a second...
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24/12/2020 15:10:37 6 7
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It is spelt “remainers”
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24/12/2020 15:15:01 9 21
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Have you still not got over the fact that you won? To continue to express an opinion that we've trashed our international reputation on a fantasy, and that we've all lost rights and freedoms is my right in a democratic society - unless you now feel empowered to roll out the faragist re-education camps?
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24/12/2020 15:02:53 3 24
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Only deal is what e u want
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NMK
24/12/2020 15:04:19 44 56
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Brexit is still a disaster no matter how much our idiot Prime Minister tries to pretend otherwise.
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24/12/2020 15:45:20 0 4
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It was always going to be a diaster, no matter what we tried to do.

This is the least diaster outcome of forging ahead.
24/12/2020 21:40:21 0 0
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jog on
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24/12/2020 15:04:19 2288 133
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There will no doubt be more details of the agreement emerging over the coming weeks, but for now, let’s try and enjoy Christmas not worrying or arguing about this or many other issues.

We may not be able to celebrate Christmas in the normal fashion, but I hope I speak for many in saying a break from this will be welcome, at least mentally. Happy Christmas and New year
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24/12/2020 15:12:14 813 69
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Good on you. Merry Christmas.
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24/12/2020 15:14:25 77 176
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Yeah but what have we given away..... probably still would have been better off staying in the club.
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24/12/2020 15:15:24 158 8
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Well said! And let's hope for approval of the Oxford vaccine as a new year present. A happy Christmas and a much better 2021 to all.
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24/12/2020 15:15:59 173 12
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Couldn't agree with you more, I find the extreme views (Brexiteers and Remainers) on HYS draining, this won't please everyone but I suspect it will please the silent majority.
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24/12/2020 15:13:47 103 6
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Quite right. But it's the first Xmas where I've wanted to shed some tiers!
Merry Christmas, but I fear it's wasted on some on here. Not even for a day will they relent because of politics.
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24/12/2020 15:20:04 97 4
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Yep, Merry Christmas. Well done to both sides for pulling this off.
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24/12/2020 15:21:19 75 3
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well said.....you have a happy, peaceful and healthy Christmas and 2021
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24/12/2020 15:27:08 42 179
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This is the most damaging day to the UK in over 60 years
24/12/2020 15:33:18 26 68
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Would'nt it be a foresight if the deal leaves the door ajar at least for a new UK government to retrieve the country's membership of the EU.
Leo
24/12/2020 15:42:31 4 25
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And so say all us ostriches: ignore things because it Easter, or a Tuesday has worked so well so far.
24/12/2020 15:44:26 21 2
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Amen to that! Happy Christmas ??
24/12/2020 15:45:09 11 37
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Let’s hope this marks the turning point of our relationship with the EU.

From 1st January 2021 onwards the UK will find itself inevitably having to rebuild our connections and deals with the EU.

Generations to come will look back at Brexit and wonder whatever did we hope to achieve from it.
24/12/2020 15:50:43 16 1
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very sensible. Have a great Xmas
24/12/2020 15:53:47 4 22
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How can we enjoy Christmas after the tragedy and chaos of this year
24/12/2020 15:57:50 30 11
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BoJo vindicated. Sad lefty remoaners who besmirch him as a liar and clown left with egg on their faces. The UK will now lead its own destiny. Labour is in disarray. More than 800,000 have been vaccinated against COVID (compared with none in the EU). As Boris said : that was Brussels ... now for the sprouts.
24/12/2020 16:01:29 18 1
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Judging by the mask wearing hypcrites pushing trollies full to the brim with food and booze in tesco I would say business as usual.
24/12/2020 16:11:40 6 0
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Well said Sir
24/12/2020 16:19:51 8 0
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Very well said. It's been one hell of a year. Have a great Xmas !
24/12/2020 16:41:55 6 17
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Yes, there there will plenty of time for arguments and absorbing this shit when the new year comes. Though do not expect me to hail Johnson as our saviour - it will never happen.
24/12/2020 16:48:37 12 1
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Very well said. Whichever side you were on our first battle is done, let's pull together now, beat COVID and rebuild. Merry Christmas
24/12/2020 16:56:34 4 23
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Scotland got dragged out of Europe by you people against our will. You can stick your good will where the sun does not shine.
24/12/2020 17:11:58 8 0
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Well said. Merry Christmas to you and every one.
24/12/2020 17:14:26 4 15
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The things that rule over our lives don't magically go away just because of some commercial holiday we call Christmas.

They are still there and ignoring them even for just one day wont make our lives any better (probably worse this year in fact with Covid).

Be happy on that pointless xmas day if you choose cos the misery of Brexit on top of Covid in 2021 is going to make 2020 look like a picnic.
PCS
24/12/2020 17:26:20 1 4
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The word tw?t springs to mind, the colloquial Glaswegian term is "a fa??y"
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24/12/2020 15:04:24 7 34
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Well we’re see what sell out he has done!!
Nothing but clean break was always the best deal!!
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24/12/2020 15:03:30 29 33
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I'm going to post here the "What happens if we leave?" section of the leaflet the UK government sent out during the 2016 referendum. It was derided at the time as "Project Fear", but I looks pretty prescient to me...
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"Voting to leave the EU would create years of uncertainty and potential economic disruption. This would reduce investment and cost jobs."
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24/12/2020 15:04:31 5 14
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Damn
:-(
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24/12/2020 15:04:34 13 5
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Gods, now can we carry on?
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I'm going to post here the "What happens if we leave?" section of the leaflet the UK government sent out during the 2016 referendum. It was derided at the time as "Project Fear", but I looks pretty prescient to me...
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24/12/2020 15:04:41 9 5
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"The government judges it could result in 10 years or more of uncertainty as the UK unpicks our relationship with the EU and renegotiates new arrangements with the EU and over 50 other countries around the world."
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24/12/2020 15:04:43 27 6
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They were ALWAYS going to reach an agreement. Anyone who doubted this needs their head examined !
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24/12/2020 15:04:44 7 7
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At last.....we just now need an adjustment period for 8-12 weeks to allow new customs rules !!!
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24/12/2020 15:04:44 20 9
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Fingers crossed it was all worth it. Nobody likes a sellout.
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24/12/2020 15:04:50 17 12
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The deal better be better than the one we already had like promised.
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24/12/2020 15:12:48 9 16
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You mean full EU membership? No deal is as good as that
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24/12/2020 15:04:54 21 25
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Wait till we really see the details. This is Boris, lying is his natural expertise.
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Amazing news. Now can the radicals on both sides - the anti democratic left under Campbell, Mandelson, etc and the little England right under Farage, Tice, etc just move on - just move on and help us rebuild our country. The majority of us can breathe a sigh of relief today and put the years of horrible division behind us. Let’s make the best of this new future.
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24/12/2020 15:08:12 643 112
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Well said that man.
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24/12/2020 15:09:26 23 24
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who voted this down!?
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24/12/2020 15:09:53 100 128
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I'd happily "Get behind Britain". But not with a liar in charge, and not with the country on a course that set by lies.
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FJ
24/12/2020 15:12:41 39 11
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here here
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24/12/2020 15:13:34 34 11
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Spot on.
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24/12/2020 15:15:54 31 9
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Spot on. Our say, as always should be at the ballot box.
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24/12/2020 15:16:58 65 83
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Why do you want us to back such incompetent leadership? Why are you standards this low?
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24/12/2020 15:18:51 44 62
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Given the rights we lost NO
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24/12/2020 15:19:15 21 31
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You do realise Johnson is part of that little England right don't you?
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24/12/2020 15:19:47 7 24
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Aaahh but an we I am led to believe that Neville Chamberlain got a better deal out of the Germans in 1936-ish!
“just move on and help us rebuild our country.”

DEATH AND DESTRUCTION TO THE FILTHY RACIST TOILET
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24/12/2020 15:22:08 18 42
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How do we move on and rebuild our country when we're at such a disadvantage to other European countries?
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24/12/2020 15:24:07 30 33
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"put the years of horrible division behind us"

Ah another poster piously demanding that people who disagree with him shut up. The division will remain because UK PLC will be damaged severely by leaving the single market and customs union. Why should anyone who loses their job because of brexit make peace with a brexiter?
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24/12/2020 15:24:43 18 26
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No we can’t move on as the next target for BOTH sides to set their sights on and fix, is the little noise maker north of the border. Once she has been shown up and dealt with, then we can chill out and ride into the sunset. Merry Xmas.
How do you know this is amazing news?
Absolutely not, I despise Gammons, I want to rebuild my country with a better future than our xenophobic brexiteer creeps want. We are divided Removed
24/12/2020 15:41:30 2 8
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I hope you are right but it did not happen last time the leave side kept fighting until the got a chance to liar their why to a win, it will be no difference this time.
24/12/2020 15:43:30 6 2
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Guess not so little Englanders.
24/12/2020 15:46:27 8 15
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Of course we can’t put years of division behind us because Brexit is about division. Brexiteers voted for division. We were unified with European friends, we are no longer. This is a dreadfully sad today.
24/12/2020 15:46:54 6 12
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Anti democratic left?. Leave EU got fined for breaching electoral law, Boris got stopped by British Law enacted by British Judges in the highest British Court trying to unlawfully prorogating parliament. Now he wants to get rid of fixed term Parliament Act which guarantees our democratic right to vote every 5 years. So who's undemocratic?.
24/12/2020 15:40:35 2 9
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"We have taken back control of our money, borders, laws, trade and our fishing waters."
We have taken back what we have never lost.
The only winners are the lawyers feathering their nests.
24/12/2020 15:52:11 2 3
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well said!
24/12/2020 15:56:33 5 5
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Well said. All of the down votes are simply those who know that they fall into one of the two 'troublesome' categories that you've outlined!
24/12/2020 15:57:09 4 8
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We need more than this wafer thin deal to rebuild the country. The pain has only just begun and brexit will be dominating our lives for many years yet.
24/12/2020 15:58:58 5 2
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Nothing needs rebuilding, though, does it?

-bogbrush-
Er, the left aren't anti-democratic. That's the right - they're fascist and stuck in primitive, tribal mindsets (little England etc). They embody all unlikeable qualities - sexist, racist, classist, religious, pro-violence, backwards thinking, anti-progress, anti-environment, greedy, lacking intelligence and unfriendly. Removed
24/12/2020 16:01:57 1 0
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Will they be able to just move on?

Until they are stone-cold in their graves then not a chance.
24/12/2020 16:03:29 2 0
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You could start by not insulting both sides.
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24/12/2020 15:04:57 3 13
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Champagne flowing............Hurrah!!
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24/12/2020 15:06:50 3 2
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English sparkling surely. Often beats big name Champagne brands in blind testing.
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24/12/2020 15:12:35 1 0
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Only in the EU.
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24/12/2020 15:12:47 1 1
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You should be drinking English sparkling wine not that over-priced, very average French stuff.
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24/12/2020 15:03:30 29 33
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I'm going to post here the "What happens if we leave?" section of the leaflet the UK government sent out during the 2016 referendum. It was derided at the time as "Project Fear", but I looks pretty prescient to me...
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24/12/2020 15:04:57 10 2
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"Some argue that we could strike a good deal quickly with the EU because they want to keep access to our market. But the government’s judgement is that it would be much harder than that – less than 8% of EU exports come to the UK while 44% of UK exports go to the EU."
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24/12/2020 15:04:58 12 20
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Has the EU stitched the UK up like a kipper?
Has the U.K. stitched up the EU like a frog? Removed
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24/12/2020 15:11:39 1 1
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I think you will find we walked into it voluntarily back in 2016. We thought we had all the cards, we had nothing to offer.
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24/12/2020 15:05:03 27 37
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Brilliant news, brilliant PM, well done.
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24/12/2020 15:07:08 5 4
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I'm assuming you're being sarcastic
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24/12/2020 15:06:48 1 1
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Having a laugh right?
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I'm going to post here the "What happens if we leave?" section of the leaflet the UK government sent out during the 2016 referendum. It was derided at the time as "Project Fear", but I looks pretty prescient to me...
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24/12/2020 15:05:10 6 1
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"No other country has managed to secure significant access to the single market, without having to:

• follow EU rules over which they have no real say
• pay into the EU
• accept EU citizens living and working in their country"
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24/12/2020 15:05:10 28 34
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Looking forward to the day we rejoin the EU
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24/12/2020 15:08:18 9 9
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Won't happen. Other countries will follow suit and it'll crumble.

We'll be in a terrible situation if we rejoin. At their beck and call like a cheating spouse who crawls back and is forever in the others grip.
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24/12/2020 15:05:15 196 35
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One Christmas Eve as well !!!

Anyone would think it's all been planned for months to go down to the wire when it's been done deal for ages - surely not !
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24/12/2020 15:17:44 118 17
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All negotiations go down to the wire on everything though, it's just how these things always play out. Anyway, whose interests would it be in to agree a deal months ago and then pretend not to have done? No-ones.
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24/12/2020 15:19:09 1 0
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Leaves parliament with no time to scrutinize whatever side of the fence you sit on. Farage has even given it a nod I'm sure he realizes it's game over because even if it is a sell out no sane politician or citizen is going to want to revisit Brexit for the foreseeable future.
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24/12/2020 15:21:29 1 1
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I predicted December 30th months ago. If you believe fish was the problem..please. At least we can now move on :) Merry Christmas all.
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24/12/2020 15:22:42 2 2
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Anyone who thought that would be wrong. The negotiations were long and tough.
24/12/2020 15:46:48 0 0
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Not a cats chance.
24/12/2020 15:51:32 5 0
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Almost as if Johnston choose the moment we he would receive no scrutiny.
24/12/2020 17:53:19 0 0
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I wonder!!!!
24/12/2020 22:18:58 0 0
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Its because Trump lost the election. Have a look at what Biden thinks about him.
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24/12/2020 15:05:16 8 18
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"now take advantage of the fantastic opportunities available to is" translates as we can now do as the EU have told us we can because Britain has lost its spine
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24/12/2020 15:08:06 5 5
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Bet you are a remoaner.
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24/12/2020 15:11:51 2 1
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Still another remoaner who does not respect the result of a democratic referendum.
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24/12/2020 15:05:19 13 11
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Let’s see what trip wires the Eu have managed to hide away in the 2000 pages
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I'm going to post here the "What happens if we leave?" section of the leaflet the UK government sent out during the 2016 referendum. It was derided at the time as "Project Fear", but I looks pretty prescient to me...
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24/12/2020 15:05:24 7 1
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"A more limited trade deal with the EU would give the UK less access to the single market than we have now – including for services, which make up almost 80% of the UK economy. For example, Canada’s deal with the EU will give limited access for services, it has so far been 7 years in the making and [in 2016] is still not in force."
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24/12/2020 15:05:25 7 17
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Will Boris change his mind tomorrow; again?
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24/12/2020 15:05:25 63 52
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Some Brexiteers still shouting "Walk Away Boris" and " We all voted for No Deal".

Sadly we won't be able to laugh at them for much longer when the penny drops.
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24/12/2020 15:07:26 11 25
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Nice one!
24/12/2020 15:34:04 0 0
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??????????
24/12/2020 15:36:49 0 0
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If you think about it. Remainers are the winners. The uk is going to boom now and since remainers all seem to be liberal elite with money. We should all be a lot richer
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24/12/2020 15:05:31 16 25
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Time to rejoin 12 years at most
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Dream on
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24/12/2020 15:08:02 1 3
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Never.. we have a world to trade with now, not just the puny EU that relocated all our business..
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24/12/2020 15:08:42 1 2
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Not a chance. Merry Xmas nevertheless
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24/12/2020 15:17:26 1 1
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Yep, that's 12 years for you to get an education!!!
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Merry Christmas everyone
Not everybody celebrates Christmas. Religious nonsense. Removed
rog
24/12/2020 16:49:11 1 0
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Merry Xmas.good on you
24/12/2020 17:25:11 1 0
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Apparently it is not ok to state the fact that not everybody celebrates Christmas. That is rather silly BBC...
24/12/2020 19:31:08 1 0
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Merry Xmas to you, watching the telly yeah? same as me great In'it.
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24/12/2020 15:03:30 29 33
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I'm going to post here the "What happens if we leave?" section of the leaflet the UK government sent out during the 2016 referendum. It was derided at the time as "Project Fear", but I looks pretty prescient to me...
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24/12/2020 15:05:36 13 2
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...and that it. Strikingly accurate. Whichever civil servants wrote it did a great job, albeit predicting the entirely predictable. The trouble is people dismissed it as David Cameron's propaganda. It is somewhat depressing that, over four years later, there are people who still don't grasp that this is the reality of the situation, and no amount of jingoism can change it.
24/12/2020 16:04:06 5 5
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Well that was a pointless series of posts ubercurgudgeon.
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24/12/2020 15:05:36 32 34
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Hoorah

No ECJ
No Fom
No CU
No CAP
access to SM

Huzzah !
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24/12/2020 15:05:38 23 17
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Pop those English Sparkling Wine corks!
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24/12/2020 15:07:24 7 2
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I'll stick to my traditional Christmas Eve port if that's ok with you.
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24/12/2020 15:12:31 3 5
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I prefer water, Thanks. There is nothing to celebrate, only relief that it was not worse.
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24/12/2020 15:25:33 1 4
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So parochial. Urine infused with gas. Give me proper champagne every time.
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24/12/2020 15:05:39 35 32
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For the full benefits of Sovereignty, and “taking back control”, just pop along to Kent and join the queue to Dover.
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Nothing to do with Brexit..
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Nothing to do with Brexit, responsibility lies with Macron.
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24/12/2020 15:17:24 7 3
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Country is still on EU rules and the trucks blocked by france - don’t say EU is perfect cause Brexit didn’t do that EU did
41
24/12/2020 15:05:41 7 6
bbc
French fish will be given passports
159
24/12/2020 15:09:50 6 1
bbc
Our fishermen can catch more fish and sell it in the EU as well. Win win for both sides.
42
24/12/2020 15:05:45 573 141
bbc
At last, now we can move forward and stop all this division, merry Christmas to all.
92
24/12/2020 15:07:40 436 909
bbc
You mean move backward, don't you?
142
Ken
24/12/2020 15:07:34 39 38
bbc
Because Brexit has been "done" do you honestly think the division will end?
156
SCJ
24/12/2020 15:09:49 57 88
bbc
We'll move on because we are where we are whatever the cost - but don't think that Britons who genuinely love what their country once was will ever forget or forgive the damage done to it by the Brexiters and the little Englander nationalists. Ever.
277
24/12/2020 15:12:51 50 74
bbc
No. I’m not moving on. I had my rights taken away from me, also myself and my family will be poorer as a result. I won’t forgive and I won’t forget.
455
24/12/2020 15:16:39 20 7
bbc
Hear, hear! There will of course remain a small but screeching hard-core of fanatics on both the leave and remain sides, whose lives are otherwise so empty and meaningless that they can only define themselves (or 'self-actualise') by their hatred of those holding the opposite view.
Luckily, most of them are far too busy venting their spleen on HYS to have much impact on the real world! :-)
“now we can move forward and stop all this division”

NEVER

NO COMPROMISE WITH RACISTS

STICK IT
Removed
686
24/12/2020 15:22:02 8 5
bbc
Absolutely not - the people that brought this mess still walk among us.
24/12/2020 15:33:10 6 4
bbc
How can we move on when you have destroyed my children's future? stuff the Brexit Turkey
43
24/12/2020 15:05:54 220 59
bbc
Good.
Move on.
604
24/12/2020 15:19:51 158 342
bbc
Lievers and Remoaners need to see the actual text of the deal, before we go stamping our feet or cheering.
My instinct is that it will please neither! Worst of both worlds.
Boris caved.
671
24/12/2020 15:21:40 9 8
bbc
I doubt the Brexit promoting largely non-dom owned newspapers will "move on" quite so quickly - they need to be able to blame someone (other than the Tory party) for the country's ills. They'll be working out who to blame next....

Neither will those who sought "no deal" - they'll be livid.

Then there are those who see the whole thing as worse than we had - who won't forgive or forget so easily.
24/12/2020 15:31:49 16 22
bbc
A LOT of comments on here from Brexit supporters who seem to want everyone to just 'move on' now. What are they afraid of?

It's not that simple or easy. You have your Brexit, you have a deal, now it's time to deliver. We're watching.
24/12/2020 16:26:03 0 0
bbc
Most of us had....take your own advice?
24/12/2020 16:50:05 0 0
bbc
No FoM , so difficult
44
24/12/2020 15:05:55 17 12
bbc
French and Dutch media have been told by officials on that side that the British have given in on a lot.
86
24/12/2020 15:07:26 12 7
bbc
Macron would say that would he not?
91
24/12/2020 15:07:38 1 2
bbc
Lol! Got a link?
101
24/12/2020 15:08:06 5 1
bbc
It's called spin.
188
24/12/2020 15:09:22 4 1
bbc
That is called propaganda.. nothing new
45
24/12/2020 15:06:02 535 335
bbc
Sturgeon and starmer .... what’s your problem?
Can’t wait to hear them whinge
210
24/12/2020 15:11:26 275 63
bbc
Wowsers that was your first thought.
309
24/12/2020 15:13:24 22 5
bbc
Think these two have more pressing problems to consider, read the news !!
347
24/12/2020 15:14:21 13 23
bbc
Wonder if either of them will actually read the document
420
24/12/2020 15:15:54 23 14
bbc
Sad character
598
24/12/2020 15:19:41 11 3
bbc
Great example of the issues in the country.
967
24/12/2020 15:28:00 20 38
bbc
Poor old Starmer. Arch Remainer led the Labour Party to destruction trying to overturn the referendum and bring down the government. Should have accepted May's tepid BRINO rather than playing poker and losing. Now has to support the deal if he has any hope of getting Red Wall Labour supporters back. Can't vote against or the ERG might pile in to reject it. And this is the fool who wants to be PM!
24/12/2020 15:34:11 19 17
bbc
Just wait until it all goes pear shaped, I'll be drinking your Gammon tears with joy
24/12/2020 15:49:17 19 2
bbc
Let's not get overly cocky, not heard the details of what he has given into yet
24/12/2020 15:49:58 18 11
bbc
My problem is Bojo the clown our part time PM.
24/12/2020 16:07:20 0 2
bbc
The Scottish woman has already commented as you thought, but I am interested to hear what Starmer has to say.
24/12/2020 16:12:51 5 0
bbc
I'd imagine , like most of us, they're relieved that we aren't leaving without a deal but will no doubt feel that it could have been better and certainly quicker. Actually the same reaction that your beloved public schoolboys would have if they were in opposition
24/12/2020 16:25:36 9 1
bbc
As opposed to Boris, lying for a living?
24/12/2020 16:30:01 9 0
bbc
It says in the article that the Labour Party would be setting out its formal response "in due course".

Do keep up and stop reading the Sun.
24/12/2020 16:30:13 5 0
bbc
And the ERG
24/12/2020 16:45:35 1 1
bbc
Think you missed Dripford out.
24/12/2020 16:49:22 0 4
bbc
They will be predictable boring
24/12/2020 17:08:23 4 0
bbc
That's just dumb. Is upsetting other people all you care about? That's why this country's in this mess right now. The people who voted for this don't seem to care about UK PLC at all. They just want to feel they've got one over on people with whose opinions they disagree. Pathetic.
24/12/2020 18:18:32 4 0
bbc
Are you applying for a lead role in the remake of Dumb and Dumber?
You would be an absolute shoe in!
24/12/2020 18:56:34 1 0
bbc
To be fair, why wouldn't Sturgeon "whinge" ? Scotland didn't want to leave and she is the First Minister of Scotland. Simples!
24/12/2020 19:11:13 0 0
bbc
They will no doubt have something to whinge about when brexit kicks in.
24/12/2020 19:11:33 0 0
bbc
Steam puddings.
24/12/2020 21:46:19 0 0
bbc
Sturgeon will be the first presidential an independent Scotland, why would she be moaning?
24/12/2020 22:32:09 0 0
bbc
get stuffed little Englander the problem is we in Scotland are undemocratically being taken out of something we did not vote for because of xenophobic English so go and complain all you like
46
24/12/2020 15:06:12 51 47
bbc
Merry Christmas Remainers and please remember, Brexit is for life, not just for Christmas !
105
Kev
24/12/2020 15:08:11 42 12
bbc
Do grow up. It's this kind of "us and them" rhetoric which had fuelled the division in the UK.
193
24/12/2020 15:10:36 1 2
bbc
Happy Christmas Brexiteers! Lost all of your rights and insurances as EU citizens, have agreed to tariff-free imports of EU manufactured goods, and nothing achieved for UK services.
Enjoy!!
331
24/12/2020 15:13:49 0 0
bbc
Au revoir
409
24/12/2020 15:15:37 0 0
bbc
Another brexiteer who thinks that democracy means the losers have to shut up forever?

But we've got a deal. It'll be better than no deal, but not as good as what we had.

However, we now -all- need to work together and make the best of it!

Merry Christmas, and a better New Year, everyone...

Yes, even the goat-chasers! :-)
571
24/12/2020 15:17:17 0 0
bbc
You think?
Best think again Grandad.
605
24/12/2020 15:19:52 0 2
bbc
No its not. We plan to fight to get back in, whatever the cost. If Brexiteers want it for life they may end up preferring to die in their mythical ditch, because that's the only way that will happen. Common sense and reality of being a failing power just off the coast of a successful union will win out in the end and we will be back in Europe within a decade.
47
24/12/2020 15:06:13 174 103
bbc
Thank God, now the BBC can concentrate on bashing Boris for Covid.
426
24/12/2020 15:16:02 167 102
bbc
That and everything else that is not left wing dogma
940
24/12/2020 15:26:14 4 1
bbc
They will !
24/12/2020 15:49:49 12 11
bbc
Lol yes, poor bloke can't do anything right , whne he does he's wrong when he's wrong he's wrong. Luckily the Majority think he's great.
24/12/2020 16:05:33 10 4
bbc
BBC have been government bashing for ages
24/12/2020 16:11:11 6 8
bbc
Now the public expects a proper PM and not someone who hides at every opportunity.
24/12/2020 16:23:09 10 5
bbc
Thank god we have the BBC . I'd prefer their reporting over those fawning Tory rags the Mail , Express, S*n , Telegraph and Times . Maybe you think Boris has handled everything rather well , only a fool would blame Boris personally for everything but it's absolutely right that he comes under scrutiny .
24/12/2020 17:01:55 3 3
bbc
The Beeb are keeping VERY quiet about Germany since its gloriaus response to Covid went completely pear shaped, aren't they? Quick enough to praise them while it seemed to be working, though.
24/12/2020 21:05:39 0 0
bbc
I’m for bashing Boris
48
24/12/2020 15:06:14 47 48
bbc
Is there nothing Boris cant get done?
181
24/12/2020 15:08:02 24 3
bbc
Combing his hair ?
203
24/12/2020 15:10:57 6 1
bbc
Staying faithful?
204
24/12/2020 15:11:01 5 1
bbc
World leading T&T
281
24/12/2020 15:12:56 3 1
bbc
Yes sort Covid out; He's making a complete horlicks of it and not having a national lockdown before Christmas is another masterstroke of ineptitude.
306
24/12/2020 15:13:20 4 1
bbc
Finding one woman instead of 4 to settle down with ?
330
24/12/2020 15:13:48 3 1
bbc
His hair ?
339
24/12/2020 15:14:10 3 1
bbc
A working Test and Trace?
363
24/12/2020 15:14:50 2 1
bbc
Well, most of the things he's promised to do... The deal is good news but the devil will be in the detail
742
24/12/2020 15:23:27 1 0
bbc
I wouldn't trust him to get his flies done properly.

Yes, I know the front opening on a gentleman's trousers is a fly not flies but I'm in a minority there ¯\_(?)_/¯

And Boris is no gentleman either.
879
24/12/2020 15:25:59 1 0
bbc
Telling the truth? Not being sacked? Adulterous relationships? Keeping the Child Support Agency busy? Being arrested whilst at Oxford? Trying to get someone beaten up? Hiding in a fridge? Not 'doing detail? Spaffing money on garden bridges & Boris Island? Leaving wife when she has cancer? I grant you, he is good at sliding down drainpipes & awarding £120k 'grants' to attractive women.
49
24/12/2020 15:06:14 555 30
bbc
That’s a relief.

Now a headline that says “Covid-19 is done” and we can all get back to normal.

(I know things don’t work like that but we can dream)
390
24/12/2020 15:15:21 268 20
bbc
Near to normal is good enough to start with. I’ll settle for that.
24/12/2020 15:43:19 6 14
bbc
If only we could go back to normal as a full member of The EU.
Ann
24/12/2020 16:00:18 5 0
bbc
Amen to that
24/12/2020 16:02:07 1 2
bbc
No better dream! Dream on!
24/12/2020 16:54:05 2 0
bbc
One step at a time, hopefully that dream will also be realized very soon too.
24/12/2020 17:26:32 0 0
bbc
We can dream, don't hold your breath, but it will be done
24/12/2020 18:08:12 0 0
bbc
One cautionary note not the normal we accepted before but a levelling up of society where less money cirulating round the 'barons of industry' and raiding of illegal offshore bank accounts and more for the frontline workers
24/12/2020 18:33:51 0 0
bbc
A merry optimistic Christmas and here’s to a prosperous new year!
24/12/2020 18:57:03 0 0
bbc
Carlsberg don't do headlines, but if they did...
24/12/2020 19:26:21 0 0
bbc
Yep you can , gets you nowhere , but you can.
24/12/2020 22:09:31 0 0
bbc
Normal? Being governed by a bunch of right-wing upper-class twits? Covid was just the warm-up act for what lies ahead.......economic disaster
50
24/12/2020 15:06:17 11 11
bbc
Coming out of the negotiations Mr Barnier was smiling. Lord Frost look bewildered.

I don’t know if that’s a good sign or not.
183
24/12/2020 15:08:29 4 0
bbc
Barnier was farting then
51
24/12/2020 15:06:17 39 40
bbc
Over-promised, under-delivered and late.

Nothing new then.
155
24/12/2020 15:09:48 14 6
bbc
Your comment is a bit premature, you don't know the result of the deal yet!
52
24/12/2020 15:06:21 3 5
bbc
Has the the bird just gone into the oven, or is our goose already cooked?
1
24/12/2020 15:03:29 574 76
bbc
Finally, merry Christmas to everyone
53
24/12/2020 15:06:23 630 194
bbc
There are numerous potential opportunities once we have left, for example CANZUK which was met with applause in the Canadian Parliament as found on Youtube.

The UK has many friends around the world.
245
24/12/2020 15:12:15 14 12
bbc
For UK citizens, there's a petition to sign to help make CANZUK happen: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/554372
293
24/12/2020 15:10:58 12 24
bbc
they're not the majority though
382
24/12/2020 15:15:14 23 9
bbc
In accordance with the EU/Canada deal, any agreement between the UK/CAN that is as good as or better than that requires EU agreement, just like your Japan deal.
400
24/12/2020 15:15:29 40 24
bbc
The UK already had those opportunities, though, and from a negotiating position of being 28 countries rather than just one.
453
24/12/2020 15:16:38 32 40
bbc
Can you believe people voted down for on comment....UK haters and Europhiles, but they are one and the same I guess..
527
24/12/2020 15:17:54 43 38
bbc
Canada is 4500 miles away and has a population of 30 million. Europe is 20 and population 350million. Doh!
673
WTF
24/12/2020 15:21:43 36 36
bbc
Those potential opportunities have been available to the UK both in or out of the EU and CANZUK will be relatively insignificant - Having shot ourselves in both feet in leaving the EU - Post Brexit has been and will continue to be all about Damage Limitation.
770
24/12/2020 15:24:07 31 28
bbc
It is irrational to leave a larger, stronger, more competent bloc, for a smaller, weaker, further away and less competent one.

Change your name to something more appropriate...
774
24/12/2020 15:24:08 31 24
bbc
Actually, it doesn't.

The goodwill of many countries has been squandered over the years by successive governments.

We're generally not liked. Though have been the source of much amusement over the last few years.
905
24/12/2020 15:26:19 13 5
bbc
Australia recently signed a pact with many ASEAN countries plus India regarding a common trade area. Similar to the EEC. Canzuk may not be so important to Australia, in comparison. Especially as they already have strong agreements with New Zealand.
24/12/2020 15:32:47 13 10
bbc
Only someone who has had no dealings with people from outside this country can possibly believe this. Our colonial legacy is coming home to roost, it is not one of friendship.
24/12/2020 15:33:34 12 10
bbc
CANZUK is fantasy la la land only believed in by the most extreme of brexiters
24/12/2020 15:58:06 9 4
bbc
Have you looked at he size of the CANZUK potential deal? It's single digit percentage points of what we have just lost.
24/12/2020 15:44:01 6 7
bbc
CANZUK! Ha! New acronym you found to post about is it? It's nothing we didn't already have as part of the EU and it won't make a hot of difference to the damage Farage and the Brexi-tories have done to our future.
But this is where the campaign to rejoin gets started...time, demographics, geography and economics are all on our side!
24/12/2020 15:58:14 6 4
bbc
more enemies than friends!!!!
24/12/2020 16:03:37 2 4
bbc
Deep fake news.
24/12/2020 16:03:43 3 3
bbc
It has, but as has been pointed out continuously on here is that the UK must be sovereign. Under the CANZUK plan, which i like, significantly more of that sovereignty will be lost than within the EU.
24/12/2020 16:04:47 2 3
bbc
I can see what we would get out of it. But is there anything - ANYTHING - which New Zealand, Canada, or Australia can get from Britain, and which they can't get better or cheaper from a source nearer at hand?
24/12/2020 16:04:50 2 3
bbc
You must manage to avoid the post colonial dislike of the UK in dozens of countries.
Lef
24/12/2020 16:16:42 2 1
bbc
Always did. This doesn't change that.
24/12/2020 16:24:58 3 2
bbc
We already had the best trade deals. Why don't you KNOW this?
24/12/2020 16:44:04 1 2
bbc
Yes, lots of friends, such as our President here in the US (the World's largest economy of course) who has been cheering Brexit all the way. And he'll be around for almost a whole month! Just think how useful that will be? Of course his successor described Brexit as a disaster but let's not worry about a few small details.
24/12/2020 16:52:57 1 1
bbc
CANZUK will only make a fraction of the trade with EU.
24/12/2020 17:23:13 2 1
bbc
Not as close or important as Europe.
24/12/2020 17:25:03 0 1
bbc
Where?
Not what's left of the Commonwealth.
24/12/2020 17:37:39 2 1
bbc
UK ie the British Empire doesn't have many friends around the world. In fact the UK is hated by most all of its previous colonies. People with a historical education don't appreciate another nation raping it politically socially and materially. Its RATIONAL to want revenge. When empires fall their constructs are ground to dust. UK has few friends around the world just like the Roman before them
24/12/2020 18:00:33 1 1
bbc
CANZUK appears to be signing away our sovereignty again or have I got that wrong? Freedom of movement for all law-abiding citizens? I thought that was one of the reasons people voted to leave the EU, or does it not matter if the rights are with people, many of whose ancestors came from this country, and speak English (well most of them, I suppose there are the French speaking Canadians.)
JB
24/12/2020 18:14:58 1 1
bbc
Canada's population is less than 40 million, smaller than Spain alone.
Ian
24/12/2020 18:33:42 1 1
bbc
Where, I loathe and detest the UK.
24/12/2020 18:43:23 1 1
bbc
Yeah, Saudi Arabia and Hungary.
24/12/2020 19:32:21 1 1
bbc
LOL! The UK alienated a lot of people around the world and don't have many friends.
Sadly a history of 100s of years of murder, rape and pillage around the world has actually left the uk with few friends and copious amounts of spite. This will become obvious as the uk tries to move forward
24/12/2020 19:54:49 0 1
bbc
WE HAVE VERY FEW IN THE eu. jUST
54
24/12/2020 15:06:24 8 7
bbc
Let's see what it contains first before we get too carried away, it has to get through parliament first and I can't see the crazies in the ERG supporting it.
55
24/12/2020 15:06:25 23 14
bbc
So long and thanks for all the fish.
425
24/12/2020 15:15:59 1 3
bbc
Well done for being the millionth person to think of that 'witty' retort.
8
24/12/2020 15:04:13 98 71
bbc
What a shocker, there was always going to be a deal, both sides have too much to lose. To all the remoaners who never stopped whining over the years, now deal with it. Get on with your lives.
56
24/12/2020 15:06:32 81 66
bbc
Whatever deal was done 60 million people have lost the right to work and live in 27 countries.
151
24/12/2020 15:09:39 25 7
bbc
Not at all Pete, anyone who would be an asset to any of those 27 countries will be welcomed with open arms.
187
24/12/2020 15:09:17 21 9
bbc
No they haven’t. Stop commenting on what you don’t understand
310
24/12/2020 15:13:24 16 1
bbc
The reality is that most people in Britain unless they have family connections with other European countries never used the right to live in other EU countries but were more than happy to travel for holidays and to buy goods from other countries
319
24/12/2020 15:13:33 28 3
bbc
People can still work and live in other countries, it's just that the process for doing so has changed. I worked in both France and Germany before we joined the EEC without problems
329
24/12/2020 15:13:44 19 9
bbc
That's what we voted for, deal with it. Oh you can't! Typical remoaner.
612
24/12/2020 15:20:09 10 4
bbc
67 million not 60 million Pete.
But not to worry, less than 2% of the Uk population bothered to take this opportunity during the last 40 years.
British people with skills or money will still be welcome anyway and vice versa of course.
24/12/2020 16:19:57 6 1
bbc
If you have something to offer, any of the 27 will take you. If not, stop making a fuss and get on with it!
24/12/2020 17:50:37 2 0
bbc
Very true, but around an order of magnitude more more have lost the right to work and live in this one highly populated country. It's great to have friends round, but not all at once.
24/12/2020 17:59:04 2 0
bbc
Pete - you still have the right to work and live in the EU you will just have to go through a few more checks and demonstrate you are giving them something they do not have.
24/12/2020 18:24:52 2 0
bbc
What a silly comment. You still have a right to work and live in 'any' country around the World, including Europe, as they all have the right to live here. Just have to meet (quite rightly) a few more conditions and what's wrong with that?
24/12/2020 22:50:04 0 0
bbc
Utter rubbish !
57
24/12/2020 15:06:33 10 15
bbc
God help us all.
265
24/12/2020 15:12:37 0 0
bbc
Now you can try and get an education after that outstanding comment...numpty.
58
24/12/2020 15:06:35 763 30
bbc
Now the best result of this deal. Parliament will have to actually miss some of their holidays to put the vote through.
458
24/12/2020 15:16:40 349 18
bbc
Another result then!
498
24/12/2020 15:17:23 1 1
bbc
There you go - told you so! Hah!
To my stalker fans - get down thumbing, lol!
540
24/12/2020 15:14:31 1 17
bbc
How mean spirited of you. Happy Xmas. Not!
733
24/12/2020 15:23:18 14 1
bbc
lol... serves them right...
24/12/2020 15:31:49 6 11
bbc
The vote won't go through. Down the snake and back to square one.
24/12/2020 15:44:27 1 5
bbc
They do a lot of the time, nothing new.
24/12/2020 16:01:13 9 4
bbc
and just 1 EU member voting no and we are back to the table
24/12/2020 16:52:38 5 0
bbc
Their own fault they took so long to arrive at this point.
24/12/2020 17:00:37 0 5
bbc
Pathetic.
24/12/2020 17:07:10 8 0
bbc
Well it about time they did some work over Christmas, after all millions of ordinary people do.
24/12/2020 17:19:32 5 0
bbc
expenses will probably at double rate though...
Kim
24/12/2020 17:46:46 0 0
bbc
No they won’t. ??
24/12/2020 18:12:44 1 0
bbc
An hour on Zoom-good work if you can get it.
24/12/2020 18:32:36 0 0
bbc
20 minutes on zoom, Not really a hardship, please don’t feel sorry for them! They’re not worthy
24/12/2020 18:32:59 1 0
bbc
It's not as if they can go anywhere, being in Tier 4. Oh, hang on, it doesn't apply to them.
24/12/2020 19:22:08 0 0
bbc
Electronic /zoom and Proxy vote.
24/12/2020 19:29:21 0 0
bbc
Will Boris?
59
24/12/2020 15:06:38 68 71
bbc
We should never have left in the first place.
88
24/12/2020 15:07:34 42 47
bbc
sour grapes
114
24/12/2020 15:08:39 4 5
bbc
You do know that time is linear and unidirectional, yes?
209
24/12/2020 15:11:23 14 9
bbc
Most of us that are literate knew this. But a shame that a considerable portion of the population still think that this was a good idea. This deal is only damage limitation.
220
24/12/2020 15:11:42 8 6
bbc
Agreed
254
24/12/2020 15:12:29 6 5
bbc
Bow locks
271
24/12/2020 15:12:47 8 8
bbc
We should have never joined in the first place.
377
24/12/2020 15:15:05 2 0
bbc
Democratic vote won and I voted to stay so move on to a great future.
414
NR3
24/12/2020 15:15:44 0 2
bbc
But we did great in it ??
560
24/12/2020 15:18:45 1 1
bbc
Wrong....the electorate should have been informed first time around that it was more than a 'common market' they were signing up for.....
If it had simply been a common market,none of this nonsense would have taken place.
35
24/12/2020 15:05:31 16 25
bbc
Time to rejoin 12 years at most
60
24/12/2020 15:06:43 8 8
bbc
Dream on
61
24/12/2020 15:06:44 200 121
bbc
Well done to UK negotiators. despite most media lefties' dismal and doomy deprecation doubts and denials, the Prime Minister has succeeded.
365
24/12/2020 15:14:53 87 69
bbc
I don’t think that Boris has succeeded, rather his negotiating team has pulled it off. Even cabinet members say that Boris has no grasp of detail and all of this was about detail. Happy Christmas.
708
24/12/2020 15:22:35 11 7
bbc
We've yet to see the final details of the deal. Also - old BJ hasn't done anything, the negotiators did.
807
24/12/2020 15:24:57 4 0
bbc
That's the weird thing. Both sides got exactly what they wanted...if you believe both sides and media on both sides say the other side gave in. They may both be right of course but I'm just glad it's done.
897
24/12/2020 15:26:07 6 2
bbc
Those lefty rags, the Mail, Sun, Telegraph, Times and Express really clogged up progress to Brexit didn't they.
931
24/12/2020 15:27:03 3 3
bbc
Your naivety is very touching.
24/12/2020 15:32:52 4 3
bbc
Has he? We haven't seen the deal yet!
24/12/2020 15:34:31 2 8
bbc
Yes, Boris seems to have succeeded. His Christmas gifts to the EU illustrate his remarkable generosity. Sorry you folks at home... nothing left for you!
24/12/2020 15:42:57 7 10
bbc
Ha! If Boris' 'success' here is anything comparable to his 'success' in managing Covid-19, we will all be in deep do-do!
24/12/2020 17:02:42 1 3
bbc
I'd say the big compromise (not good byt far better than No Deal) has happened DESPITE Johnson and his band of incompetents (several of whom couldn't resist hurling childish insults at 'foreigners' during the process).
24/12/2020 19:37:41 0 0
bbc
the 'prime minister' couldn't suck his missus....
24/12/2020 20:12:13 0 0
bbc
Yes he has succeeded. Succeeded in getting a deal that makes no provision for services which makes up 80% of our economy. Creating a ton of extra red tape and additional costs for business that export to the EU which will lead to many folding. Creating barriers for goods coming into the UK which will lead to price rises. Yes! Bravo Boris! Bravo!
24/12/2020 23:56:35 0 0
bbc
No the government has failed abysmally.
62
24/12/2020 15:06:45 6 1
bbc
Of course the deal was going to be at the last moment.
If one of the two parties is OK before, their backers will say that they did not get enough and were not tough enough.
40
24/12/2020 15:05:39 35 32
bbc
For the full benefits of Sovereignty, and “taking back control”, just pop along to Kent and join the queue to Dover.
63
24/12/2020 15:06:46 34 14
bbc
Nothing to do with Brexit..
24/12/2020 15:57:50 0 0
bbc
Would not have happened in a no Brexit.
64
24/12/2020 15:06:48 1 1
bbc
But is it ?
65
24/12/2020 15:06:50 1 9
bbc
Plenty of camaflage for the illegals agreed then.
172
24/12/2020 15:10:12 0 0
bbc
What's an "illegal"?
66
24/12/2020 15:06:50 14 8
bbc
How convenient that it took exactly the right time to arrive alongside Christmas. How very convenient...
67
24/12/2020 15:06:54 4 5
bbc
He’s let them have the fish, five and a half years of access to UK waters with strong incentives to keep it that way after.
Loooooolll!
68
24/12/2020 15:04:24 3 10
bbc
LEAVE VOTERS WERE DENIED THEIR WISHES.

????
157
24/12/2020 15:09:49 2 0
bbc
and their fishes :(
69
24/12/2020 15:04:51 17 19
bbc
Ha! Happy Christmas remoaners. :-)
305
24/12/2020 15:13:20 0 2
bbc
As usual from you, another pathetic, divisive comment.
70
24/12/2020 15:05:11 21 2
bbc
Can of worms , devil in the detail etc , but we have actually got a deal which is the light in a mass of darkness !
71
Dcf
24/12/2020 15:05:17 6 1
bbc
Great!

What is it?
72
24/12/2020 15:05:58 15 13
bbc
Hopefully we gave in on the fishing rights. 70m people in the UK and less than 200k care about fishing.

Rather have a good trade deal than care about fishing rights.
207
24/12/2020 15:11:20 3 1
bbc
It’s the detail that makes great nations - we keep the British fish. I assume they will issue them ID cards
73
24/12/2020 15:06:20 38 39
bbc
Wave bye to your human rights and workers rights...
113
24/12/2020 15:08:37 22 20
bbc
Exactly that is what worries most sane people.
198
24/12/2020 15:10:46 5 8
bbc
Bow locks
523
24/12/2020 15:16:30 8 3
bbc
Maybe the unions can now start earning their high salaries by fighting for worker's rights and not sitting on their hands like they have done for many years.
685
24/12/2020 15:21:58 5 3
bbc
Workers rights ?

Do you realise how much legislation, current rights and the tribunal system is stacked to the advantage of workers against employers?

You have no idea and no matter what response you can give me, unless you can confirm YOU are an employer , you really have no idea at all.
24/12/2020 15:29:42 1 0
bbc
I wish we could wave bye bye to moaning Remainers.
74
ace
24/12/2020 15:06:22 6 8
bbc
Great news ! Got rid of you at last
132
24/12/2020 15:09:23 0 0
bbc
En Francais s'il vous plait
75
24/12/2020 15:06:57 49 11
bbc
ERG "flick the Vs to the EU, Boris" must be disappointed. But hopefully FTA is enough to let us move on with some normality.
882
24/12/2020 15:25:59 4 16
bbc
There you go - told you so! Hah!
To my stalker fans - get down thumbing, lol!
24/12/2020 15:29:13 1 2
bbc
Not as disappointed as embittered Remainers.
76
24/12/2020 15:07:03 3 4
bbc
Nothing like a pandemic to put the issues of Brexit in context. After all it was customs rules that shut the border at Christmas.
77
24/12/2020 15:07:07 5 17
bbc
Barnier trying to take all the credit.
26
24/12/2020 15:05:03 27 37
bbc
Brilliant news, brilliant PM, well done.
78
24/12/2020 15:07:08 5 4
bbc
I'm assuming you're being sarcastic
79
24/12/2020 15:07:12 19 19
bbc
It is not as good as to what we already had, regardless of the details. The delusional Brexiteers will somehow try and spin this as a triumph though, they always do.
249
24/12/2020 15:12:24 5 2
bbc
Ofcourse europhiles will not be happy no matter how good the deal is nor will the Tory party ERG members but this needed done.
80
24/12/2020 15:07:17 40 38
bbc
HYS Brexiteers have now stopped saying that 17.4 million of them voted for NO DEAL in 2016 and are now saying they all voted for this DEAL....... Whatever it is.
216
24/12/2020 15:11:32 29 24
bbc
Don't concern yourself about us , indulge your own self instead.
218
24/12/2020 15:11:41 2 8
bbc
I voted leave and this deal, in the long term, will make us worse off, not better
We had a chance to really get back on our own two feet - on many things
285
24/12/2020 15:12:34 9 6
bbc
We voted for Brexit: deal or no deal.

It's really not that tricky.

It was the BBC and the rest of the Remoaners who started saying that 'nobody voted for no deal', which simply wasn't true.
289
24/12/2020 15:10:47 4 6
bbc
We have got our cake and are eating
478
24/12/2020 15:17:03 6 1
bbc
“Everything that was promised in the referendum and election has been delivered”

As always with the Brexit BoJo, the devil is in the detail. What was actually promised, beyond vague eye-of-beholder notions of sovereignty, vs what was implied? The BoJo will simply assert that what he said meant what he has delivered, and he’s sorry if you believed he meant otherwise.
613
24/12/2020 15:20:10 1 1
bbc
Calm down son.

Did an just hear you say congratulations?

??
738
24/12/2020 15:23:22 2 0
bbc
To be fair Brexit was delivered in Jan 2020 - we left the EU. The referendum slip said nothing about the deal afterwards and could be deemed satisfied with anything from an EEA Norway deal to a no deal because the consequences of leaving weren't factored into the referendum.
983
24/12/2020 15:28:30 1 3
bbc
Leavers did vote for no deal, we voted to leave the EU, and understood that no deal was much preferable to a bad deal, or to BRINO. Sour grapes.
24/12/2020 15:30:29 0 1
bbc
Never mind eh...At least you can stop your whinging and whining now..??
24/12/2020 15:37:26 0 0
bbc
From that ridiculous comment I presume your screen name is meant to be ironic? How can you possibly even pretend to know what 17.4 million voted for and why? Do get a grip.
81
24/12/2020 15:07:17 2 2
bbc
To the shop
I must get some Camenbert
82
24/12/2020 15:07:21 28 13
bbc
So the BBC allows comments on a "news story" which consists of 2 sentences (the headline is most of the first sentence), and one of those sentences consists of some Downing Street hype.
24/12/2020 15:29:15 12 19
bbc
Read on, dear chap. And wait for the revelation of all the amazing Christmas presents Boris has given the EU.
24/12/2020 15:40:33 1 0
bbc
But of course! We all know that the BBC likes to 'make the news', not simply report it. (And it does all of that with a good measure of political bias anyway).
39
24/12/2020 15:05:38 23 17
bbc
Pop those English Sparkling Wine corks!
83
24/12/2020 15:07:24 7 2
bbc
I'll stick to my traditional Christmas Eve port if that's ok with you.
84
24/12/2020 15:07:26 15 25
bbc
BEST PM EVER!!!

UPVOTE IF YOU AGREE!!

DOWNVOTE IF YOU'RE A BIGOTED BIGOT!

THAN YOU BORIS!!

CLEAN BREAK BREXIT IS WHAT WE VOTED FOR

SHOULD GET A KNIGHTHOOD!!!

SIR BORIS >> THE QUEEN

#BORISPECT
#BREXCELLENT
163
24/12/2020 15:09:58 0 0
bbc
Neymar, you're so funny
189
24/12/2020 15:09:22 1 0
bbc
Ridiculous...he’s awful
282
24/12/2020 15:12:56 0 0
bbc
Certainly agree with taking a sword to each shoulder , but would prefer a swinging action
350
24/12/2020 15:14:31 0 0
bbc
You ok hun?
436
24/12/2020 15:16:19 0 0
bbc
Whilst I accept that BoJo seems to have got the deal done best PM ever ? debatable. Knighthood will come when he leaves office as if he isnt big headed enough already
34
24/12/2020 15:05:25 63 52
bbc
Some Brexiteers still shouting "Walk Away Boris" and " We all voted for No Deal".

Sadly we won't be able to laugh at them for much longer when the penny drops.
85
24/12/2020 15:07:26 11 25
bbc
Nice one!
44
24/12/2020 15:05:55 17 12
bbc
French and Dutch media have been told by officials on that side that the British have given in on a lot.
86
24/12/2020 15:07:26 12 7
bbc
Macron would say that would he not?
215
24/12/2020 15:11:29 3 0
bbc
Read the article - Macron not mentioned....
24/12/2020 15:43:25 1 0
bbc
just like boris then lol
87
24/12/2020 15:07:31 2 6
bbc
I’ve started a sweepstake on when Spain close border to Gibraltar. Lot of bets going on April 1st
269
24/12/2020 15:12:41 0 0
bbc
Then we reopen it, simple..
561
24/12/2020 15:18:47 0 0
bbc
Gibraltar joins Schengen.
59
24/12/2020 15:06:38 68 71
bbc
We should never have left in the first place.
88
24/12/2020 15:07:34 42 47
bbc
sour grapes
360
24/12/2020 15:14:46 0 1
bbc
No rather Pinot Noir if you get my drift
379
24/12/2020 15:15:07 1 2
bbc
Common sense
533
24/12/2020 15:17:59 0 0
bbc
The teeth of the children are going to be set on edge by these sour grapes, old man.
89
24/12/2020 15:07:35 60 43
bbc
Those Remainers who scoffed and sneered when I and many others repeatedly asserted that there would be a trade deal at the eleventh hour can now apologise if they wish by approving this post.
352
24/12/2020 15:14:34 15 26
bbc
A bad deal is better than a no deal, but is significantly worse than what we already had. Remainers have told you this countless times, but you still are incapable of receiving the message.
90
24/12/2020 15:07:36 24 17
bbc
Boris. Got. Brexit. Done.
Next!
44
24/12/2020 15:05:55 17 12
bbc
French and Dutch media have been told by officials on that side that the British have given in on a lot.
91
24/12/2020 15:07:38 1 2
bbc
Lol! Got a link?
42
24/12/2020 15:05:45 573 141
bbc
At last, now we can move forward and stop all this division, merry Christmas to all.
92
24/12/2020 15:07:40 436 909
bbc
You mean move backward, don't you?
283
24/12/2020 15:12:57 56 32
bbc
Give it a rest.
384
24/12/2020 15:15:15 34 21
bbc
Always one
410
24/12/2020 15:15:37 21 10
bbc
Only backwards if you have a time machine.
413
Jon
24/12/2020 15:15:41 60 44
bbc
Remainers lost and will never accept it (shades of Trump). Move to the Continent then or shut up.
468
24/12/2020 15:16:51 13 10
bbc
another plonker
482
24/12/2020 15:16:12 14 9
bbc
No that’s you with such divisiveness
497
24/12/2020 15:17:23 11 13
bbc
Probably, for a time, yes. The yougov (I think) poll suggesting (1) this is a mistake and (2) no to rejoin now is about right - instant return is way off target. We need to sort ourselves out and reform so we can ultimately return as a true international nation - not some kind of throwback.
541
24/12/2020 15:14:55 6 3
bbc
Still wetting your pants?
586
24/12/2020 15:19:16 8 8
bbc
Remainer Grinch.
594
24/12/2020 15:19:35 13 10
bbc
Well done Scraman, carry on being a sad little individual that want's to talk their country down.
615
24/12/2020 15:20:13 6 5
bbc
Oh dear you must be the Christmas Grinch ......
828
24/12/2020 15:25:20 4 7
bbc
No ! Move on. It’s a great day, Brexit at last
831
24/12/2020 15:24:07 2 4
bbc
There's always one...............
24/12/2020 15:29:34 3 5
bbc
It’s a done deal, get over it, move on, get a life.Or live the rest of your life whinging.
24/12/2020 15:36:39 2 3
bbc
we await your doom and gloom comments in the new year, merry xmas and a safe new year to you and your family
24/12/2020 15:44:37 3 5
bbc
No! Brexit will be shown to be a good thing for the UK.
24/12/2020 15:45:08 1 1
bbc
If your Idea of backward is forward then yes. Hope you have a lovely Christmas.
25
24/12/2020 15:04:58 12 20
bbc
Has the EU stitched the UK up like a kipper?
93
bbc
Has the U.K. stitched up the EU like a frog? Removed
94
24/12/2020 15:07:40 1297 239
bbc
Nicola is going to be sooooo angry.
244
24/12/2020 15:12:15 720 345
bbc
if she is still in power, should be gone !!
256
24/12/2020 15:12:33 76 178
bbc
So are the vast majority of Scots. At least it augurs the end of the UK.
302
24/12/2020 15:13:10 52 23
bbc
Why......
391
24/12/2020 15:15:23 95 200
bbc
On the contrary my friend, it just brings independence much much closer, especially as the Scottish farmers and fishermen have been screwed right over by Bojo and his merry band of muppets.
479
24/12/2020 15:17:03 74 136
bbc
Of course she is, and rightly so. In order to get the deal, England have used Scotland's farming as a sacrificial chip. Our farmers are no longer going to be able to sell some items to the EU as a result. Hardly a good deal.
653
24/12/2020 15:21:16 63 146
bbc
She ain't the only one, pal. Let's end this joke of a union as soon as possible. Scottish and European.
668
24/12/2020 15:21:35 174 47
bbc
Nicola lives in a perpetual state of anger.
727
les
24/12/2020 15:22:59 55 124
bbc
Should make it easier to gain independence and rejoin the EU. Just think of all the benefits Scotland could regain like freedom to travel without restrictions at borders.
785
24/12/2020 15:24:18 48 26
bbc
Hard luck, she’ll have to put up with it., she’s in a minority
814
24/12/2020 15:25:06 21 12
bbc
Probably. Because you can bet this deal does nothing for Scotland.

It's not going to do a lot for us. But it's better than no deal at all.
908
24/12/2020 15:26:20 23 14
bbc
Why? Because her MPs will have to vote for a no deal brexit in a few days? Hahahahahahahaahahhahaha
917
24/12/2020 15:26:39 12 12
bbc
Why should she be, wait until you know the details.
995
24/12/2020 15:28:50 28 28
bbc
That's bizarre logic given that like the majority of Scots, she voted against Brexit and has made no secret of her concerns about No Deal. (The latter would have meant the enaction of the IMS Bill, effectively ending devolution and ceding power back to WM.) But that probably doesn't fit your misogynistic-driven narrative.
24/12/2020 15:29:45 37 14
bbc
Came someone educate me on this Scottish independence lark. The SNP win just about every seat in the country on an independence ticket. However, when they get a referendum, they vote to stay? Just can't get my head around this.
24/12/2020 15:30:04 21 10
bbc
Nobody likes a sore looser
Aye - wee Nicky Fish isnae goin' tae hae ony fish tae play wi. Removed
24/12/2020 15:31:46 15 12
bbc
Oh God, I REALLY hope so! Will be the highlight of the year for me. :)
24/12/2020 15:34:52 29 26
bbc
Anti-Scottish bigotry is alive and well in HYS, as always.
24/12/2020 15:37:34 16 23
bbc
don't delude yourself, this is still great news for the nats, leaving has been a shambles and only a clown will try and spin it any other way.
24/12/2020 15:41:58 10 10
bbc
Very good point!
xlr
24/12/2020 15:46:12 25 33
bbc
As a Scottish separatist, I can say we're not really interested in any deal. The best deal was in the EU and the sooner we leave UK and rejoin it, the sooner we can have true sovereignty.
24/12/2020 15:47:33 6 5
bbc
Is there anyone lower than the compliant native.Vomit inducing.
24/12/2020 15:47:55 14 10
bbc
I would just love to be a fly on the wall in Sturgeon house hahahaha!!!!!
24/12/2020 15:48:26 12 9
bbc
That's just the cherry on the top.
24/12/2020 15:53:25 17 8
bbc
She was desperate for a no deal.
24/12/2020 15:55:02 16 19
bbc
Why is she going to be so angry? Her party is on track for a landslide victory in the Holyrood Elections, next May. I think the "Scottish Tories" should be worried. It is not looking good for the unionists.
24/12/2020 15:56:22 4 7
bbc
Good.
24/12/2020 16:02:41 18 9
bbc
Tough cookies or haggis. She's banned me from Scotland and I am Scottish. . What I know is loads of Scots voted to leave EU but stay in the Union..x
24/12/2020 16:08:45 12 7
bbc
The Scottish can ask for their independence with the view of joining the EU, but the EU would want their fishing quota and the Scottish community are quiet big on fish.

TBH independence at this stage should be a no no, the world has just opened up for them...I know, seed potato was sold out but your market are now international.

I would say give it 10 years build your fishing fleet wait and see.
95
24/12/2020 15:07:42 11 20
bbc
if you think you have taken back control, you are a MUG...
185
24/12/2020 15:09:07 1 0
bbc
You have wasted 4.5 years of your life.
229
24/12/2020 15:11:55 0 0
bbc
On the contrary muggo.....
397
24/12/2020 15:15:27 0 0
bbc
Just a tad bitter perhaps ?
96
24/12/2020 15:07:56 504 105
bbc
Great news. Hopefully both remainers and leavers can finally move on from shouting insults at each other! It's time to look forward to our new relationship with the EU and to focus on the important things that have been overlooked because of the distraction of Brexit: sustainable growth, sorting out healthcare + schools, properly funding R&D, etc.
311
pTc
24/12/2020 15:13:25 322 387
bbc
I doubt it. Now is the time remainers will be banging and stomping about telling everybody it should never have happened.
418
24/12/2020 15:15:51 37 0
bbc
Not all of us have been shouting insults at each other for 4 years - speak for yourself.
675
24/12/2020 15:21:47 29 17
bbc
The next thing will be the IndyRef2 divide. Though even with a deal, the majority of Scots will probably prefer to leave the UK and fully re-join the EU if we can.
865
24/12/2020 15:22:37 3 12
bbc
That will never happen. The hatred is only stronger - on both sides. This is good.
955
24/12/2020 15:27:44 49 19
bbc
When one side speaks facts and the other just blabbers on about delusional debunked nonsense on a constant basis, then you honestly can't expect the division to be healed.

Brexiteers somehow think that this is a triumph. It is anything but.
993
24/12/2020 15:28:46 38 16
bbc
"sustainable growth, sorting out healthcare + schools, properly funding R&D, etc." were all things we could have done as an EU member.

Will be much harder now.
24/12/2020 15:43:58 3 0
bbc
You forgot a new PM.
24/12/2020 15:49:23 8 0
bbc
Problem is, all of this chaos was made due to brexit. pre brexit and post brexit wouldnt make any difference and all this pain and death was for what exactly? we had controll of our borders. the only thing we came out of this with was alot less nurses and doctors to which people are now suddenly blaming NHS for lacking.

I just really dont know what exactly the benefits of brexit was, seeing this.
24/12/2020 15:55:41 7 1
bbc
Ha ha ha!
You still don't get it do you!
There is no bright future unless you are a ERG tax dodger.
You've been played!
24/12/2020 16:24:43 3 0
bbc
Yes, good news indeed. As a Remain voter I can't speak for other Remainers but I am relieved that we aren't going down the path of no-deal, that wouldn't have benefited anybody. Now I'm going to have a mince pie and maybe a Baileys. Happy Christmas.
24/12/2020 16:25:16 0 0
bbc
Not overlooked at all, maybe by you........do not judge others by your standards please!
24/12/2020 16:31:05 0 0
bbc
Overlooked before brexit.
24/12/2020 16:54:59 0 0
bbc
There's LOTS still to be sorted out - including our enormous dependence on Fin Services!
24/12/2020 17:34:09 0 1
bbc
great sentiment however the remoaners will not stop
24/12/2020 18:13:35 0 0
bbc
Quite agree but most of the insults came from those who wanted to remain so I'm if they would be quiet the only trading we will do will be with the rest of the world
24/12/2020 19:28:39 0 0
bbc
Yeah a maybe Elvis will stop working in that burger stand and start a band...
24/12/2020 19:42:10 0 0
bbc
And and levelling up!
35
24/12/2020 15:05:31 16 25
bbc
Time to rejoin 12 years at most
97
24/12/2020 15:08:02 1 3
bbc
Never.. we have a world to trade with now, not just the puny EU that relocated all our business..
98
24/12/2020 15:08:02 15 11
bbc
So will the remainers now accept the future is signed and delivered and the Brexiteers please stop saying the war is won, this was never a war.
258
24/12/2020 15:10:12 5 3
bbc
Yes it was. There was an attempt to overturn a democratic decision.
259
24/12/2020 15:10:17 3 0
bbc
It was a war. A war for our Democracy. and the BBC just lost. Big time.
323
24/12/2020 15:13:36 2 0
bbc
This remainer accepted to result long ago.
408
24/12/2020 15:15:35 0 2
bbc
Basically no. The fight will continue until partition.
549
24/12/2020 15:16:03 0 1
bbc
No. We will campaign to rejoin.
7
24/12/2020 15:04:10 28 20
bbc
Well that was no so bad. What was all the fuss about.
99
24/12/2020 15:08:03 35 41
bbc
Ending the right to live and work in 27 countries for 60 millon people perhaps?
402
24/12/2020 15:15:32 8 3
bbc
Thats just not true is it Pete? People will still work and live abroad, where ever their skill set is in demand, what has ended is the exploitation of a nomadic and badly paid manual work force, which benefited a few to the detriment of many.
465
24/12/2020 15:16:50 1 1
bbc
Duh!
24/12/2020 16:11:02 5 1
bbc
Oh how stupid. If you have the right skills I’m sure an employer would welcome you but you are not making a great display of your grasp of reality so don’t waste your time applying for too many jobs abroad.
24/12/2020 21:14:39 0 0
bbc
As we will do, jobs still available if a shortage of skills.
24/12/2020 21:16:23 0 0
bbc
To all you remainers. You wouldn’t have been happy whatever Boris achieved. Appears both sides have compromised . Roll on 2021 for Lots of reasons.
100
24/12/2020 15:08:05 5 9
bbc
We have got a deal,but the dealer still holds all the cards.