Brexit: New EU trade arrangements to begin after Parliament vote
31/12/2020 | news | politics | 6,478
The UK's hard-fought agreement with the EU is set to come into force at 23:00 GMT on Thursday.
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31/12/2020 08:27:30 494 148
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Can we now make this the final HYS on this subject. The conversation is often toxic...
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31/12/2020 08:28:52 553 382
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Great idea but I doubt the BBC being full of remainers will let that happen
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31/12/2020 08:29:14 47 30
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Well said ... time to move on
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31/12/2020 08:45:59 58 43
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I dare say a great many Brexit supporters would LOVE people to stop talking about Brexit. They're probably getting pretty nervous. We were promised great things in the referendum if we left the EU. Now it's time to deliver.

There's no running away, no blaming remainers, no blaming the EU, what ever happens in the next few years is what Brexit supporters voted for.
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31/12/2020 08:46:58 16 18
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The border queues into the EU will be really toxic. Will have plenty of time to vent frustrations on a HYS lol.
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31/12/2020 08:50:25 28 30
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Why because you don't want to face reality ? Brexit is a growing fiasco. It is just starting
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31/12/2020 08:51:17 13 10
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Yes please
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31/12/2020 08:54:59 16 14
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Sadly as all the problems with this deal really start to surface over the coming months, there will a load of hys on the subject.
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31/12/2020 09:18:51 9 9
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"Can we now make this the final HYS on this subject. "

No I think they are helpful to federalists. They lost to the people they've been looking down on their whole lives so need to vent their anger.

It is far better they do it in safe environment* like this.

*By all means call me names it if helps, it won't change anything but it might make you feel better
987
31/12/2020 09:26:25 5 6
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Most sensible comment for months!
31/12/2020 09:46:58 6 3
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I'm fairly certain we are funding Laura's pension pot...!
31/12/2020 09:50:13 8 8
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No, because, the repercussions will all around us, indefinitely..! And worthy of comment!
31/12/2020 09:56:16 2 3
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That’s exactly what I thought as I picked up my phone this morning. After days of no HYS, my heart actually sank when I saw this one open but so far, so good ??
31/12/2020 09:56:34 8 13
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Brexit doesn't end here, it ends when we re-join the EU
31/12/2020 09:57:19 8 8
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great so we can just pretend you haven't damaged the country
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31/12/2020 10:33:34 4 4
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It's Brexit that's toxic; the conversation flows from that.
31/12/2020 10:35:44 5 5
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No. Brexiters need to be reminded daily of the damage they have done to this country.
31/12/2020 10:48:12 4 5
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That is because our departure from the EU is Toxic and given that the UK is still pretty much divided down the middle over the issue it is far from over and remains unfinished business.
31/12/2020 10:52:48 3 2
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With a name like ReallyAngry why are you surprised it's toxic?
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Bob
31/12/2020 08:27:57 48 49
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Back of the net Boris, well done Sir!!
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Gio
31/12/2020 08:46:44 10 7
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Indeed, problem is he scored in his own net.
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31/12/2020 08:57:04 5 8
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Well said Bob ??
31/12/2020 11:37:21 4 3
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Shame he was playing tennis...
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31/12/2020 08:27:14 63 61
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Brexit done

Got cake now eating it

Remain get over it
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31/12/2020 08:31:17 28 43
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no you didnt its a sell out of uk fishermen
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31/12/2020 08:34:44 16 4
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And what happens when you have eaten it all? You won't have any cake left... still impossible to have your cake AND eat it.
As a remain voter who accepted the outcome, this is better than no deal, but there is still no reason to gloat like you are... surely better to try to move forward as a united nation rather than being divided??
Let's hope 2021 brings some unity and peace and love.
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31/12/2020 08:34:52 16 4
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Wait until you throw it back up again.
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31/12/2020 08:43:07 9 5
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Wait for the small print my friend. Have you understood the impact on our financial sector? The effects on our security? Do you really believe (BJ a proven liar), on documentation for trade? Sovereignty as the compensating factor, can you rationalise this for the rest of us?
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b
31/12/2020 08:50:07 8 2
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"Brexit done

Got cake now eating it"

Then you obviously haven't understood it.
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31/12/2020 08:53:14 4 3
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That is never going to happen in my lifetime.

Get used to it

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31/12/2020 08:28:29 788 377
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Onwards and upwards. Regardless of what people think of Brexit it is time to move forward.
Not sure the media will agree though - they will have to dig for other gloom and doom stories now.
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31/12/2020 08:33:32 320 184
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Absolutely right!
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31/12/2020 08:38:08 72 72
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yes tory corruption next
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31/12/2020 08:39:08 68 22
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I am afraid the next gloom and doom story will be the Scottish Elections in May. SNP win and another indy referendum.
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31/12/2020 08:41:36 64 75
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Won’t happen under Boris. He is to toxic after all this and needs to go.
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31/12/2020 08:42:00 100 90
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Let's have a bet on how many lies brexiters are going to tell from now on. Every time the government does something they could perfectly well have done inside the Eu, they will lie and say they can do it because we're not in the EU.

They already did with the vaccine.

They are lying about being free of "Brussels control" as if the UK hadn't signed up to anything with the EU and with others.
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31/12/2020 08:42:16 117 93
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How do we move forward?

We've just replaced a fantastic trade deal with something that makes trade with our biggest export market a lot harder and more expensive.

We've just lot a chunk of our freedom. Want to retire to Spain? Want to work in Europe for a while? Forget it.

The list goes on. We've lost so much and gained virtually nothing.
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31/12/2020 08:43:10 56 32
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The media won't have to dig very far when there are another million unemployed added to the 820,000 already announced.
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31/12/2020 08:47:13 76 58
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Brexit is a growing fiasco.
You will have to own it.
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31/12/2020 08:49:28 42 26
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Let's hope tangible benefits replace Brexiteers hollow promises. But I doubt it somehow.
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31/12/2020 08:51:00 36 14
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Onwards yes, upwards - we will need to wait & see. Careful what you wish for PM, from here on any errors are yours; you will no longer be able to look to Brussels for a scapegoat. If once you have 'had your cake & eaten it', it makes you sick, 'physician heal thyself'. Finally .. I want you to stay around to deal with any fallout, not skulk away like Cameron and leave others to clean up your mess.
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31/12/2020 08:50:14 5 17
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They found their story with "the Virus". Give them another four years or more with that at our worse expense.
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31/12/2020 08:55:31 35 23
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So why does Bozo continue to lie about "his deal" and the contents then?

I know that parliament was stuck between a rock and a hard place on voting for the deal, at least is is better than no deal, but is is still not what the liar promissed the country
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31/12/2020 08:56:54 26 16
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Move forward into what? A world made more sinister and protracted by fake news?
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31/12/2020 08:57:06 15 30
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This isn't Brexit, the Tories and their media would love us to move on from their utter betrayal but we will not.

The utter contempt the Tories have for the democratic vote to Leave must never be forgotten.
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31/12/2020 09:01:19 19 15
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What ? You think Daily Excess, Wail and Torygaph will be keen critics ?!
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31/12/2020 09:05:23 14 20
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Free to approve the Oxford Covid vaccine before the EU burocrats have even opened a file on it.
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31/12/2020 09:06:38 25 13
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Sounds an awful lot like "Why should we spend time discussing who crashed into who in this accident? Can't we just move on?"

If you voted for this dog's dinner, have the backbone to own it!
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31/12/2020 09:07:45 6 6
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More forwards and backwards
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31/12/2020 09:16:16 10 11
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Which is why the BBC have opened commenting on HYS - they won’t give up on the digging !
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31/12/2020 09:16:54 13 6
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They won't have to dig deep.
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31/12/2020 09:18:16 15 13
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And how do you propose we do that without free movement ?
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31/12/2020 09:18:29 18 15
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Yes now is the time to all pull together and start the process of rejoining.
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31/12/2020 09:19:43 15 9
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We're in for a horrible time.
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31/12/2020 09:24:05 14 10
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The stock market has tanked. It’s not just the media who see this as unnecessary dumbest own goal in history.
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JPK
31/12/2020 09:25:18 4 8
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Quite right. Time to move on. New year, new deals, new vaccine, new Prime Minister.
31/12/2020 09:28:34 3 7
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Could not agree more with your comments. Let’s all hope and pray that everyone just looks forward now.
31/12/2020 09:33:36 7 8
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With all due respect, your moniker suggests you’re leaving the country. So I’m not sure you’re in a position to tell those of us who are staying that we should put up and shut up.
Tim
31/12/2020 09:35:55 7 10
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It is really depressing to see that 118 people have voted down your comment. Do they really want to move backwards and spread more doom and gloom? - It would certainly seem so :(
31/12/2020 09:35:57 12 7
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The only merit of the trade deal signed into law yesterday is that it’s better than trading with EU on WTO terms. Give it a few years and even the most fervent Brexit supporters will recognise the folly of Brexit.
Moving forward, I need a new username. None of us can blame the EU now. We have "taken back control" of all that happens in the UK. The government, and the voters who employed them as the government, are now 100% accountable for future successes and failures.
Will HYS Tory voters move forward and take ownership of the failures? I doubt it. And so my new username will be: "Who will they blame now"
31/12/2020 09:47:47 2 10
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Correct ...... draw a line and move on in a spirit of reconciliation.
31/12/2020 09:48:51 13 5
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I cannot see any possibility of optimism on the economic front . Unlike people like you I don't believe in Unicorns or Fairy Land , just hard often unpleasant facts ! Those facts tell me that Brexit will be a disaster
31/12/2020 09:49:14 9 6
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No, the consequences of this are just beginning. It's far from over - quite the reverse..
31/12/2020 09:55:53 12 6
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If only we could go back to the weeks before the referendum and Farage and Bozo could tell the truth about the EU we wouldn't be in this mess now, but those two telling the truth is a bit like going back in time. Impossible.
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31/12/2020 08:28:32 76 67
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welldone boris
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31/12/2020 08:30:35 84 76
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What for, for making the nation poorer and handing a mountain of Red tape on business?
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31/12/2020 08:30:45 22 7
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dont be silly
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31/12/2020 08:34:22 17 5
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Why?
31/12/2020 10:34:33 2 2
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Oh, the New Year jokes have begun..!
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31/12/2020 08:27:30 494 148
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Can we now make this the final HYS on this subject. The conversation is often toxic...
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31/12/2020 08:28:52 553 382
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Great idea but I doubt the BBC being full of remainers will let that happen
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31/12/2020 08:35:37 64 27
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Free open speech against your principles?
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Gio
31/12/2020 08:36:14 73 78
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The irony, people like you are the major reason for the chronic toxicity, I predict within a year you too will be a rejoiner. It is not game over mate, you just won the first set.
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31/12/2020 08:45:59 24 6
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I think that's exactly the type of toxic comment ReallyAngry would like to see gone...
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31/12/2020 09:07:35 15 11
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This is true they haven't even mentioned the EU burocracy requires another 6 weeks to approve the Oxford vaccine.
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31/12/2020 09:17:25 13 7
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Stick to your daily mail echo chamber then
31/12/2020 10:33:02 4 6
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The UK is full of remainers now. The gammons have been dying off hand over fist. Hopefully we can rejoin the EU soon.
31/12/2020 10:53:17 5 3
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I hear this so often. Whilst the BBC may be lefties, the political news team is not. They're not ranting by any means but they are definitely right of centre.
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31/12/2020 08:28:54 154 75
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Happy 2021 everyone.

Lets all move on from Brexit & Covid and learn to love each other more.

Pax et Bonum.
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31/12/2020 08:48:02 25 10
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O great Cthulhu, Nyarlathotep sends his best wishes for 2021.
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31/12/2020 08:54:01 6 3
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‘Love each other!’
We can’t even meet each other and as for moving on!
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31/12/2020 09:18:16 4 2
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Hard luck. They are going to be with us for years.
31/12/2020 10:17:24 2 2
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We can dream...
31/12/2020 10:34:46 1 7
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yes put all the energy spent whinning about brexit into following the covid protocol and asking God to save us all
Learn to love racist brexiters again? Not a chance mate. Now sit back and watch the UK slowly break up as a direct result of their actions...... ill put the popcorn on
31/12/2020 12:40:02 1 1
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NO! quaeque rumpenda sunt posteriora tua,
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31/12/2020 08:27:30 494 148
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Can we now make this the final HYS on this subject. The conversation is often toxic...
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31/12/2020 08:29:14 47 30
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Well said ... time to move on
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31/12/2020 08:32:12 80 90
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no chance we will never forgive johnson or farage
31/12/2020 09:58:07 7 6
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yes, just walk away from the car crash
nothing to see here, no damage done

er no
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31/12/2020 08:29:26 16 27
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A total farce driven by Ministers who have hijacked Democracy in this country.

A day of shame.

Only good thing is the hundreds of billions forthcoming for 'levelling up'.
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31/12/2020 08:31:00 16 16
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You need to let it goo mate
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31/12/2020 08:31:37 1 1
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Levelling up what?
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31/12/2020 08:34:06 2 3
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I just love the down votes?

BACKTRACKING ON YOUR LEVELLING UP ALREADY?
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31/12/2020 08:29:26 531 247
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I'm so sorry for your loss, BBC.
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31/12/2020 08:30:25 262 161
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well said
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31/12/2020 08:43:16 30 16
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That really did make me laugh, well said....
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31/12/2020 08:46:22 35 19
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Absolutely gutted for the BBC the end is nigh for it heads will roll and deserve to.
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31/12/2020 08:54:56 21 17
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What has the BBC lost?
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31/12/2020 09:11:24 5 5
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31/12/2020 09:30:39 15 4
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Ever lived abroad. Believe me the bbc are not an issue.
31/12/2020 10:07:31 11 18
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The BBC are partly responsible for this unmitigated disaster. Giving an equal platform to qualified experts in international commerce, alongside moronic little-englander back bench MPs (in the name of "balance) was always reckless and stupid.
A responsible public broadcasting service would have promoted facts over fantasy.
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Tim
31/12/2020 10:42:52 4 2
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Well said!
31/12/2020 11:31:09 5 3
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Brilliant!!!!!!
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31/12/2020 08:30:11 12 31
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this is a terrible betrayal to all brexiteers still allowing foreign vessels to invade our waters,i always said johnson would concede on this issue but failure to deliver for finance is a shocking way to treat our huge economy that heavily relies on these companies,its all sovereignty that matters to the tories and not the nation,johnsons comment about business is true,he doesnt care about us/
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31/12/2020 08:32:27 10 9
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Channel your energy into something else
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31/12/2020 08:34:09 2 3
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Brexiteers haven’t yet felt the full force of their “win”.
They won’t complain though as to do so would be HYPOCRISY.
Life continues.
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31/12/2020 08:29:26 531 247
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I'm so sorry for your loss, BBC.
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31/12/2020 08:30:25 262 161
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well said
31/12/2020 12:34:43 2 4
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How is this well said? do you have any idea of which you speak?
31/12/2020 13:00:34 1 2
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Why should we pay the BBC licence fee if it's not going to write pro-Brexit News?
If you watch Sky News they are more inclusive; they always include a racist story for the racists; a sexist story for the sexists.
That's what we want more news supporting our own prejudices.
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31/12/2020 08:30:33 296 127
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Amazingly 73 MP Lib-Dems, SNP etc voted for a 'No Deal' Brexit yesterday.
If only I'd known they were on my side all along...
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b
31/12/2020 08:44:03 129 49
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No deal would have been on your side - so you didn't get what you voted for then?
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31/12/2020 08:56:25 25 22
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They voted on principle. They reject brexit fiasco. They knew that the government had the numbers anyway.
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31/12/2020 08:57:39 27 9
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A no-deal was the SNPs only chance for an Indy Ref 2
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31/12/2020 08:59:41 19 28
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No Deal was not on the table. It was a vote for the trade deal Boris and his cohorts had set up. It broke so many promises as usual. Dissolve the useless UK Union.
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31/12/2020 09:08:29 10 16
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It was a vote to extend transition period until: 1. the 1200 page deal can be democratically reviewed by our supposedly sovereign parliament ; and 2. To give government more time to deliver what they promised and save uk jobs and taxes that will be lost under this surrender to the EU.
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31/12/2020 09:17:02 28 10
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The SNP is playing its usual devious & mendacious game. Nicola Sturgeon has been harping on about how a deal [any deal] is essential for Scotland, but when she gets one she whines. The SNP knew the bill would be passed, so despite actually getting what they want, they vote against to so as to blame somebody else and say "we didn't vote for it - it's another imposition from Westminster".
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31/12/2020 09:21:03 24 28
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Gosh what a simpleton you must be. Tories always had the numbers to take this through, regardless of other parties. This was about taking ownership of intentionally making the UK poorer. Nothing to do with voting for No Deal. Your comment is disingenuous. But you are a Leaver so hardly unexpected that you struggle with the detail.
31/12/2020 09:49:32 14 4
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A few rejoiners on here making quite reasonable points against this comment.
Can I just point out the poster was making a joke, and a good one at that.
Perhaps with everything that's going on, finding a good sense of humour should be our New Year's resolution
31/12/2020 10:11:06 8 6
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The alternative was being touted as No Deal in order to frighten people. The European Parliaments are going to examine this deal in the next 2-3 months and then decide on it. There could have been another short period for further examination

Rushing it through at the last minute was only ever the plan to ensure that MPs didn't know the full import of what they were voting for.
31/12/2020 10:21:36 1 2
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Why didn't you know, it wasn't a secret?
31/12/2020 10:48:54 1 2
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They did vote for no deal, the voted against clown Boris’ sell out
31/12/2020 11:01:31 0 4
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Whereas in fact none of them actually voted for 'no deal', the vote was for a 'deal' and they didn't vote for that either. Four and a half years and you still cant grasp the basics. Priceless!
31/12/2020 11:15:00 2 1
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Sturgeon & SNP had said publicly they would vote against a 'no deal' brexit, they wanted a negotiated deal, then go & vote against a negotiated deal! You couldn't make it up, but on second thoughts i suppose you could with a party as awkward as the SNP. SNP called for Cummins sacking but dont sack SNP MP Ms Ferrier even though she'd tested positive & travelled Scotland to London & back by train
31/12/2020 11:20:08 4 4
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I gave up up when the buffoon Blackford (SNP) got to his feet - what a bag of hot air that man is.
Not a perfect deal by any means but about the best we could hope for and I'd already made plans for WTO operations next year so a "plus" for me.
31/12/2020 11:50:06 1 3
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No deal was not discussed and not voted for. Or are you suggesting No Deal was just an empty threat all along to force people to vote for the deal?
31/12/2020 12:00:13 1 4
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I can understand why the Welsh and Scots nationalist parties voted against - they want as many excuses as possible to separate themselves from the UK, which is a bit rich, especially in the Brexit-voting Welsh case. The SNP, of course, just want to leave the UK. Considering that most of the money comes from England, I wouldn't be upset if they went.
31/12/2020 13:09:52 0 1
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I hadn't thought that a "no deal brexit" was possible with the shear number of Conservative MPs in Parliament. I thought they had secured an overwhelming victory at the last general election. Surely this wasn't actually possible, so it was merely symbolic? Surely respect for democracy should be allowed for MPs as well as the public?
31/12/2020 14:30:18 0 0
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I think you will find they were voting against this pathetic deal.
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31/12/2020 08:28:32 76 67
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welldone boris
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31/12/2020 08:30:35 84 76
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What for, for making the nation poorer and handing a mountain of Red tape on business?
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31/12/2020 08:30:38 31 15
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I really hope we make a success of this. Unfortunately it will probably take years to show.
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31/12/2020 08:36:26 61 30
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50 years according to Rees-Mogg.

Of course it's impossible to see 50 years ahead. So in effect, he was saying we'll see no economic benefit.

Still, even if our economy is in a tail spin, at lest we can catch a few more fish.
600K vaccinated in December
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31/12/2020 08:40:31 4 3
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No it won’t, Brexiteers say it starts tomorrow 01/01/21 ??????????????????
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31/12/2020 08:30:41 352 49
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Whinging on about fishing, £90 million fishing deal vs £680Billion trade? No contest just get real guys
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31/12/2020 08:35:40 282 45
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Yes, but a large chunk of that 680bn is from financial services, absolutely no detail on this at present.
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31/12/2020 08:54:39 35 9
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The deal is for trade we were already doing before except it is now has a mountain of paperwork to go with it, plus it makes it a lot harder to supply smaller EU companies who don’t have customs procedures and deferment accounts already in place. Also still not sure about trade with NI as not seen if the agreement negates any of the ridiculous NI protocol.
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31/12/2020 08:55:14 25 10
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Exactly.

Of course, the real reason that the fish issue was so important was not 12,000 fishermen, but a few very big businesses that monopolise the industry. Scratch a Tory policy and discover its about their rich mates. See the report below ...

https://unearthed.greenpeace.org/2018/10/11/fishing-quota-uk-defra-michael-gove/
31/12/2020 09:27:33 13 10
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That's because the EU has circa 80% of our fish quotas.
Our fleets were decimated and EU fleets are an environmental disaster.
As our fleet rebuilds our processing plants will ramp up and we'll have high value fish products to sell at home and abroad - remember, abroad is more than the EU, a lot more than the EU!
31/12/2020 09:53:27 1 3
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The eu also made fishing a sticking point. They were right and we were wrong?

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31/12/2020 12:09:51 0 1
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Don't forget the seed potatoes.
31/12/2020 12:59:51 0 1
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I never thought the UK was a major fish-eating nation until the eventual UK-EU trade deal was eventually signed. I look forward to plentiful fish in ASDA along with £350 million extra for the NHS. At last, a benefit from Brexit! Now that was a long time coming...
31/12/2020 14:27:59 0 0
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Perhaps you are reading a different article than me. No mention of fish, but nice photo of your dear leader.
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31/12/2020 08:28:32 76 67
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welldone boris
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31/12/2020 08:30:45 22 7
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dont be silly
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31/12/2020 08:40:09 24 6
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You're obviously not in business then. No matter which way you look at it this deal puts obstacles in the way of businesses who export. It will cost my company £10-15K in customs charges alone every year from now. Add other admin costs and training then it's probably going to be £20k at least.
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Bob
31/12/2020 08:27:57 48 49
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Back of the net Boris, well done Sir!!
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31/12/2020 08:29:26 16 27
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A total farce driven by Ministers who have hijacked Democracy in this country.

A day of shame.

Only good thing is the hundreds of billions forthcoming for 'levelling up'.
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31/12/2020 08:31:00 16 16
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You need to let it goo mate
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31/12/2020 08:31:06 359 164
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It’s not perfect but thank goodness we can now move on from Brexit with an FTA we were told would be impossible.

Very disappointed to see the EU enter a ridiculous agreement with China today, turning a blind eye to its Covid lies and human rights abuses.
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31/12/2020 08:33:06 186 251
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it was impossible till johnson caved in
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31/12/2020 08:36:26 50 3
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Are you saying we have no intention of striking a deal with China then? Get real.
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31/12/2020 08:38:57 5 16
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Good point.
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31/12/2020 09:04:44 11 5
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The UK will do the same.
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31/12/2020 09:06:39 7 5
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We were told it would be the easiest FTA ever ! And guess who said it !?
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31/12/2020 09:19:17 11 3
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We were told that it would be the easiest deal ever. Short memories some people. Comes with age I guess?
31/12/2020 09:41:15 6 4
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This reminds me of Covid lies in England - does Boris know what the truth is? AND human right abuses because of his knee jerking posturing
31/12/2020 09:54:24 11 1
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The U.K. has stuck a deal with Turkey turning a blind eye to Covid lies and human rights abuses.
31/12/2020 09:55:52 9 1
bbc
Only FTA as long as the UK doesn't diverge from standards etc set by the EU or visa versa. Then tariffs will apply!
Bob
31/12/2020 09:58:30 5 2
bbc
"with an FTA we were told would be impossible"

Only free to the point where we actually start exercising our 'newly found sovereignty'
31/12/2020 10:07:11 7 3
bbc
William, in case you haven't noticed, Uncle Sam is threatened by China's rise, and is pushing for a new cold war. You've clearly been swallowing American propaganda and the regurgitated press releases from news agencies. The UK unfortunately always side with the Americans, whereas the EU see them for what they truly are: a meddlesome, self-serving, militiralistic state.
31/12/2020 10:17:49 0 3
bbc
Covid 19 has been discovered in waste water from the spring of 2019 in Spain.
31/12/2020 10:37:20 6 3
bbc
Nobody said the poor deal we ended up with would be impossible.

What was said was that you couldn't have exactly the same benefits outside the EU that we had as members.

The trade deal proves it. We allow unrestricted UK imports from the EU, while crippling the majority of our exports, and preventing many of our industries from functioning across the EU at all.
31/12/2020 10:45:18 3 2
bbc
EU enters a trade deal with one of the worlds top human rights abusers!

Workers rights and the need to make sure workers rights are upheld & enshrined in law are things the EU have been going on and on about for years....then it does a deal with a country that is one of the worst for ignoring workers rights.

I rest my case your honour
31/12/2020 10:56:56 1 3
bbc
What the EU does is now none of our business. We left. We gave up our right to influence the EU who have now made a deal with China which we will be excluded from. When will the UK's free trade deal with China be signed? And they will very likely have a trade deal with the US before us as well. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot.
31/12/2020 11:08:19 1 1
bbc
What do you expect neo-global liberals. It wold be good to avoid China as much as possible and look at the economies that will outstrip China for growth in the future like India and Brazil (as long the nutjob gets voted out).
31/12/2020 11:03:09 1 3
bbc
what has the EU agreeing trade deals got to do with you? This is the same deal as the EU put on the table nearly a year ago. The only people saying it was impossible were the Kippers led by the one who signed it in the end.
31/12/2020 11:15:17 0 1
bbc
As if you care about human rights abuses....
VoR
31/12/2020 11:29:46 0 3
bbc
"It’s not perfect but thank goodness we can now move on from Brexit with an FTA we were told would be impossible."

They have the option to apply tariffs as soon as we diverge from the level playing field. So not truly free trade.

"Very disappointed to see the EU enter a ridiculous agreement with China today, turning a blind eye to its Covid lies and human rights abuses."

The UK is the same.
31/12/2020 11:44:20 1 3
bbc
Move on? Dream on more like. This so called FTA is only the beginning of years of negotiation with the EU as we seek to improve and reclaim what we've lost.
31/12/2020 12:18:56 1 2
bbc
According to Johnson, we now can have our cake, and eat it.
Unfortinately, all that is left are a few stale crumbs.
On which to feed mightily?
31/12/2020 13:03:31 0 2
bbc
But it's great news for the UK to feel self-superior to the EU about.
Look at us!
Aren't we virtuous!
31/12/2020 13:04:14 0 1
bbc
China doesn't lie. It has been totally honest with Covid right from the start. Plus they are at an earlier stage with human rights than the rest of the world. And they are also tolerant to criticisms of politics. And Covid probably has been unfairly blamed on them just because they have wet food markets. And Huawei are not under the control of China's government. I am currently being monitored.
21
31/12/2020 08:31:12 34 37
bbc
Good riddance to the corrupt EU ??
29
31/12/2020 08:32:41 23 17
bbc
just the corrupt tories left
30
31/12/2020 08:32:48 5 4
bbc
Except it is not as we continue to trade with them according to their rules.
112
31/12/2020 08:39:46 5 3
bbc
Standard rubbish posted with not one piece of evidence to explain the assertion.
Ignorance personified.
3
31/12/2020 08:27:14 63 61
bbc
Brexit done

Got cake now eating it

Remain get over it
??????????????
22
31/12/2020 08:31:17 28 43
bbc
no you didnt its a sell out of uk fishermen
80
31/12/2020 08:37:44 13 7
bbc
The sell-out of the fisherman happened in the early 70s.
23
31/12/2020 08:31:28 180 112
bbc
The con is completed
589
31/12/2020 09:07:24 79 17
bbc
Not complete, no.

We've still to find out how the UK will fare regarding services - which make up most of our economy.
672
31/12/2020 09:11:39 7 7
bbc
The biggest con was the EU project had somehow magically stopped in its stated goal of 'ever closer union' . Over the last 60 years the EEC expanded and integrated and wasn't just going to stop. At some point in the future the UK would have been pushed into further integration, there was no 'remain' option, it was the disingenuous leading the deluded.
31/12/2020 11:24:44 1 2
bbc
So what are you going to do about it?
31/12/2020 11:50:15 5 2
bbc
IMHO maintaining the tax avoiding status of those linked to the Tories was always the driving force behind Brexit. Once a deal - any deal as far as Johnson was concerned - was signed then their status was maintained. Despite the smokescreen of taking back control of things we didn’t lose in the first place then the con was completed
31/12/2020 12:48:00 0 2
bbc
The remain con failed didn't it. Haha.
31/12/2020 12:54:01 1 1
bbc
And 17% are happy with the deal.
31/12/2020 13:31:31 1 1
bbc
Succint and accurate.
9
31/12/2020 08:29:26 16 27
bbc
A total farce driven by Ministers who have hijacked Democracy in this country.

A day of shame.

Only good thing is the hundreds of billions forthcoming for 'levelling up'.
24
31/12/2020 08:31:37 1 1
bbc
Levelling up what?
25
31/12/2020 08:31:48 352 167
bbc
As a remainer it would be fair to say I'm not overly confident that things will pan out better than staying in the EU, but lets just wait and see. I feel Brexiteers will be quick to take credit but will soon disappear under the covers if things don't go as planned coupled with blaming the remainers for 'not pulling their weight'.
158
31/12/2020 08:42:53 157 261
bbc
Negative
180
31/12/2020 08:44:11 43 12
bbc
I’m sure they’ll also find a few of us remaining EU citizens to blame for all this too. Looking forward to the “go back where you come from”...
263
b
31/12/2020 08:48:57 23 6
bbc
"Brexit done

Got cake now eating it"

Then you obviously haven't understood it.
432
31/12/2020 08:59:02 16 30
bbc
And as a leaver I speculate also that remainers will say 'I told you so' if there is anything negative and say nothing if there are positives, human nature pal, anyhow you will need to give leaving a few years before coming to any conclusions.
533
31/12/2020 09:04:32 24 10
bbc
What is a Brexiteer? Is it just someone who voted to leave the EU? What is a remainer? Anyone who voted yes? Will people not pull their weight now if they voted yes? I don't see myself as a Brexiteer or a Remainer just a citizen who voted in a referendum. Can we drop both labels please and revert to us all being citizens of the UK.
551
31/12/2020 09:05:09 14 9
bbc
"if things don't go as planned"

I often think remainers and leavers argue with cross purposes

'remainers' view it has a choice between two economic models

Leavers view the EU as a political project that that we needed to leave, having done that their goal is achieved. There is no "we'll see how it works out", it's done.
684
31/12/2020 09:12:10 34 7
bbc
You don't have to wait. The deal is awful for UK. The EU got everything it wanted. It can sell its finished consumer products to UK tariff free but UK can't sell its services - 50% of our EU exports before Cameron's idiotic gamble on the intelligence of the UK electorate.
31/12/2020 09:36:41 3 17
bbc
Yawn.
31/12/2020 10:03:44 10 5
bbc
You say remainer, I say rejoiner.
31/12/2020 10:21:01 9 4
bbc
We pulled our weight to do what is best for our country by opposing brexit, unfortunately we failed, hopefully we will do better next time.
31/12/2020 10:52:17 2 3
bbc
But will the BBC/Sky/print media and remainers give brexiteers credit if things work out out well?.....err me thinks not.

I am expecting the media will put a negative spin on any problem no matter how small or insignificant that happens & is related to the UK going it alone.
31/12/2020 10:58:09 2 3
bbc
Are you a psychic, or a manic depressive?
31/12/2020 10:58:55 4 3
bbc
Quite. Remainers are more typically the 'doers' in society whereas Leavers are more typically 'talkers', or more accurately complainers.

So the doers will always find a way to succeed and make money for themselves and others, despite, not because, of Brexit.

And as you say, the Brexiteers will say 'told you so'.
31/12/2020 11:10:24 2 2
bbc
No such thing as remainers we're out, couldn't stop yourself having one more dig bye bye
31/12/2020 11:20:29 2 5
bbc
You could have moved to the glorious EU if you really think like that OP. In fact, you still can...
31/12/2020 14:29:31 0 0
bbc
Don't worry, they will blame it all on Covid.
26
31/12/2020 08:32:10 507 102
bbc
For the first time I am impressed with Keir Starmer for realising it's no use sitting on the fence. No one is going to approve 100% of this deal but it is time to move forward. Hopefully people will be enterprising and make the best of the situation.
The rejoiners will emerge and have the right to pursue their goal.
191
31/12/2020 08:45:00 319 308
bbc
If Starmer thinks his charade is going to bring back the Red Wall then he's even more deluded than I'd thought...
361
31/12/2020 08:55:14 15 11
bbc
It also takes off weekly pm questions johnsons one and only thing to keep firing back over at starmer..
376
31/12/2020 08:56:12 61 73
bbc
The fight to rejoin the EU and put this country back at the centre of a reformed Europe begins tonight.
384
31/12/2020 08:56:28 26 77
bbc
For the first time, I've been disappointed with Keir Starmer over the last few days.

If he'd had the backbone, he may have been able to push a vote through Parliament that agreed the deal, but only temporarily until it could be fully scrutinised next year. Because make no mistake, this is a terrible deal.

Keir seems more concerned about bringing Brexit supporters back on board. Misguided.
543
31/12/2020 09:04:51 11 3
bbc
I was present but not involved in the calls for a second referendum .....
741
31/12/2020 09:15:44 24 44
bbc
Disagree. Absolutely no need for Starmer to take any kind of ownership of this deal, that makes the UK poorer, in multiple aspects. Tories had the majority to pass the deal themselves, and this has been their issue for the past 4 decades. Abstention would have been the pragmatic approach. Mr Starmer has lost my vote already, Johnson must scarcely believe he will be able to share responsibility.
31/12/2020 09:33:25 33 55
bbc
The rejoiners will be like the Flat Earth Society.
31/12/2020 09:47:22 18 7
bbc
There was no sitting on the fence. This was a binary choice vote between deal and no deal. despite the deal being a crap one, it was far better than no deal. There was nothing else on the table. Those who abstained effectively signified that they had no preference between deal and no deal. That wasn't a realistic viewpoint that Starmer could advocate.
31/12/2020 09:48:26 5 8
bbc
As a brexit voter I couldn’t agree more my friend, happy new year to you and yours
xlr
31/12/2020 09:53:20 12 22
bbc
I will never again vote Labour as long as I live. They should have left Brexit to be wholly the Tory mess as soon as it became clear the ERG would vote for it. Now they're part of it, and everything that comes of it will be their fault.
31/12/2020 09:58:21 23 13
bbc
Apparently 17% of people are happy with the deal. So that is 83% who are not happy. Now there's a success for bozo.
xlr
31/12/2020 10:18:05 8 3
bbc
Scottish government refused consent. 2021 will be the year of the Scottish Indy campaign, and the BBC of course will employ HYS to full effect, so there will be many toxic threads to come.
31/12/2020 10:30:17 6 6
bbc
Exactly - Corbyn's weak leadership on Brexit cost Labour, and they needed to show that they are listening and respect the electorates choice regardless. Thank god St Jeremy is an independent MP now!

The far left of the party only abstained or voted against because they can't bring themselves to support anything the Tories do - even if they found a cure for cancer, they would still oppose!
31/12/2020 10:39:28 3 2
bbc
Never thought I’d say it but I agree here. Starmer has gone up quite a bit in my view last couple of days. Maybe the impression of him as “captain hindsight” had been partly media inspired.

Lets see if he can keep it up.
31/12/2020 10:28:40 2 2
bbc
How can you say he hasn’t sat on the fence? Voting for the deal and stating that whatever happens it’s on the governments watch is, in my book is not just sitting on the fence. It’s doing a dance on it.
8
31/12/2020 08:29:14 47 30
bbc
Well said ... time to move on
27
31/12/2020 08:32:12 80 90
bbc
no chance we will never forgive johnson or farage
129
31/12/2020 08:41:03 21 28
bbc
Or all the people who voted for BJ. You will never forgive your neighbours, sounds like you want a civil war.
183
31/12/2020 08:44:18 27 14
bbc
Don't let it stew for too long, it will be bad for your health....
nfn
31/12/2020 10:03:35 4 6
bbc
Move on
31/12/2020 10:54:58 1 4
bbc
"We"???
You mean you
11
31/12/2020 08:30:11 12 31
bbc
this is a terrible betrayal to all brexiteers still allowing foreign vessels to invade our waters,i always said johnson would concede on this issue but failure to deliver for finance is a shocking way to treat our huge economy that heavily relies on these companies,its all sovereignty that matters to the tories and not the nation,johnsons comment about business is true,he doesnt care about us/
28
31/12/2020 08:32:27 10 9
bbc
Channel your energy into something else
79
31/12/2020 08:37:24 1 1
bbc
yes rejoining europe in friendship and ridding scotland of the tory party
21
31/12/2020 08:31:12 34 37
bbc
Good riddance to the corrupt EU ??
29
31/12/2020 08:32:41 23 17
bbc
just the corrupt tories left
21
31/12/2020 08:31:12 34 37
bbc
Good riddance to the corrupt EU ??
30
31/12/2020 08:32:48 5 4
bbc
Except it is not as we continue to trade with them according to their rules.
31
31/12/2020 08:32:58 5 17
bbc
No one cares about it anymore.
60
31/12/2020 08:35:55 6 3
bbc
That's a ridiculous comment
63
31/12/2020 08:36:06 2 1
bbc
n.ireland and scotland do
97
31/12/2020 08:38:44 2 1
bbc
Wrong!
20
31/12/2020 08:31:06 359 164
bbc
It’s not perfect but thank goodness we can now move on from Brexit with an FTA we were told would be impossible.

Very disappointed to see the EU enter a ridiculous agreement with China today, turning a blind eye to its Covid lies and human rights abuses.
32
31/12/2020 08:33:06 186 251
bbc
it was impossible till johnson caved in
108
31/12/2020 08:39:13 50 41
bbc
We were told in 2016 that the world would end, that financial systems would crash, that the pound would be worthless.

From 2016 to 2019 we were told an FTA with the EU would be impossible on any terms.

In 2020 we were told an FTA could not be negotiated and signed in 12 months.

This is a good agreement that is not perfect but well beyond what remain said we’d get.
474
31/12/2020 09:01:25 23 35
bbc
Boris Johnson did not cave in. We have essentially the deal WE wanted and not the deal the EU wanted.
31/12/2020 09:37:42 4 14
bbc
It was impossible until Johnson negotiated firmly.
31/12/2020 11:42:13 2 1
bbc
Negotiation at this speed and comprehensive content requires(ed) give and take. The EU wanted the ECJ as authority, didn't happen. On fishing the EU wanted 10 then 14 years transition for 18 percent. UK wanted 60 percent. They settled on 5 1/2 years for 25 percent at the end of which 100 percent is UK and negotiations become annual.
31/12/2020 12:25:23 1 2
bbc
Rubbish. The glorious EU caved in !
All the things they told us we HAD to keep, gone in a puff of Euro signs.
ECJ, freedom of movement, single market, customs union, we could not have FTA outside of EU. ALL GONE!
They could not afford us to go, a vast market and economy, the 5 th biggest in the WORLD, they have in the UK. Eventually we get all our fish back! Little England? No, Great Britain!
33
31/12/2020 08:33:10 23 24
bbc
A couple of years from now, few people will admit they ever voted for his.

This is the start of a new period - of economic decline and the break up of the UK.

For all those who truly love their our country, Friday will be a sad day.
Wishful thinking.
143
31/12/2020 08:41:46 2 3
bbc
Stop being such a drama queen.
34
31/12/2020 08:33:14 9 12
bbc
I haven't agreed with all of your news coverage of the EU debate at the BBC over the last few years. Time for the BBC to move on. BTW that Uncle Vanya was brilliant last night. More of that BBC please. Well done Boris!
35
31/12/2020 08:33:15 10 22
bbc
Remainers

Time to move on or move out.
crap we lost our freedom because of idiots like you Removed
77
31/12/2020 08:37:19 6 2
bbc
I'm out, now French nationality, life is calm here. Health service best in the world, no worries.
Just hope you do not suffer under UK NHS
91
31/12/2020 08:38:23 7 1
bbc
Ignorance personified.
94
31/12/2020 08:38:29 7 1
bbc
Like you lot did 40 years ago?
123
31/12/2020 08:40:23 3 1
bbc
Or move North
133
31/12/2020 08:41:19 6 1
bbc
No, it's now time for Remainers to clear up your mess as usual!??
31/12/2020 11:16:48 0 1
bbc
I'll let you tell the UDA, UVF, RHC and LVF types they need to get out. I mean, they're benefiting from staying in the European Union to a greater or lesser extent having rights that someone in Grimsby won't have.
36
31/12/2020 08:33:17 15 23
bbc
Even Starmer says our greatest years are ahead of us. He is right. The indigenous population of Britain are taking back control. Glorious.
46
31/12/2020 08:34:32 12 5
bbc
The Celts?
49
31/12/2020 08:34:39 3 1
bbc
you rely on foreigners for jobs
53
31/12/2020 08:35:08 6 3
bbc
Indigenous? You mean white.

Pathetic
87
31/12/2020 08:38:12 5 2
bbc
Wow!
Who are the “indigenous population”?
What are they taking back control of?
By the way what is Britain?
115
31/12/2020 08:39:56 3 2
bbc
I hope you're a troll.
31/12/2020 10:00:14 0 2
bbc
Democracy done and dusted
4
31/12/2020 08:28:29 788 377
bbc
Onwards and upwards. Regardless of what people think of Brexit it is time to move forward.
Not sure the media will agree though - they will have to dig for other gloom and doom stories now.
37
31/12/2020 08:33:32 320 184
bbc
Absolutely right!
235
31/12/2020 08:47:24 23 28
bbc
Wrong. People like yourself will continue to create them.
38
31/12/2020 08:34:05 56 44
bbc
Only a complete buffoon would describe this under cooked deal as "having our cake & eating it"! Ladies & Gentlemen, I give you Boris Johnson, the only person who believes what he says!??
159
31/12/2020 08:42:58 17 18
bbc
Incorrect, i do too.
9
31/12/2020 08:29:26 16 27
bbc
A total farce driven by Ministers who have hijacked Democracy in this country.

A day of shame.

Only good thing is the hundreds of billions forthcoming for 'levelling up'.
39
31/12/2020 08:34:06 2 3
bbc
I just love the down votes?

BACKTRACKING ON YOUR LEVELLING UP ALREADY?
11
31/12/2020 08:30:11 12 31
bbc
this is a terrible betrayal to all brexiteers still allowing foreign vessels to invade our waters,i always said johnson would concede on this issue but failure to deliver for finance is a shocking way to treat our huge economy that heavily relies on these companies,its all sovereignty that matters to the tories and not the nation,johnsons comment about business is true,he doesnt care about us/
40
31/12/2020 08:34:09 2 3
bbc
Brexiteers haven’t yet felt the full force of their “win”.
They won’t complain though as to do so would be HYPOCRISY.
Life continues.
41
31/12/2020 08:34:18 10 17
bbc
I thoroughly enjoyed watching Keir Starmer squirm as he complained the deal was no good, but that he was voting for it anyway!
70
31/12/2020 08:36:36 5 3
bbc
There is no worse sight than watching ignorance in action.
117
31/12/2020 08:40:00 4 1
bbc
I liked that both he & Blackwood asked both Boris & Gove to stand up & repeat the lies they'd told! Funnily enough they both refused!!??
126
31/12/2020 08:40:34 4 2
bbc
It adds £7bn to the cost of doing business
How good is that?
(Clearly you wish division to continue, so it shall)
42
31/12/2020 08:34:18 213 115
bbc
Wow looking forward to the sun lit uplands.

What a sham.
Much better than the alternative. Hopefully the people of Europe can move past the time of the anti-democratic EU.
727
31/12/2020 09:14:40 21 5
bbc
Notice how everyone involved are stressing how it will be great in the long term without giving any reason or rhyme why - nicely giving themselves enough time to die and therefore be free of any scrutiny or responsibility in life.
31/12/2020 09:50:53 3 19
bbc
Yawn. 'Sunlit uplands'....the most over-used phrase in the Remainer Book of Cliches.
31/12/2020 10:30:04 5 1
bbc
Pink sand and unicorns.
dog
31/12/2020 12:36:07 0 3
bbc
EUSSR better??
5
31/12/2020 08:28:32 76 67
bbc
welldone boris
43
31/12/2020 08:34:22 17 5
bbc
Why?
44
31/12/2020 08:34:24 44 30
bbc
This is the start of the dismemberment of the UK.
If it is, it started with the denial of the referendum 2016.

But you're wrong anyway. People aren't stupid.
797
31/12/2020 09:13:51 3 5
bbc
Let’s hope so. Any chance of a referendum in England on
booting Scotland out of the Union? Pretty much a landslide for ‘off you go’ I’d say.....
45
31/12/2020 08:34:29 12 4
bbc
No mention of prominent EU sceptic Redwood abstaining.?
Now it's up to business to make it work or die.
Happy new year.
31/12/2020 10:42:28 0 1
bbc
Probably because he didn't make a ha'penny's worth of difference.
36
31/12/2020 08:33:17 15 23
bbc
Even Starmer says our greatest years are ahead of us. He is right. The indigenous population of Britain are taking back control. Glorious.
46
31/12/2020 08:34:32 12 5
bbc
The Celts?
169
31/12/2020 08:43:34 3 2
bbc
No,Neanderthals!
47
31/12/2020 08:31:37 12 24
bbc
One day left

Then we are all Brexiteers

????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
81
31/12/2020 08:37:45 14 6
bbc
Whilst we may be leaving, I will never be a short sighted, gullible, insular xenophobe!??
89
31/12/2020 08:38:14 5 1
bbc
Crowing about beating your kids will come back to bite you in the *
109
31/12/2020 08:39:17 7 2
bbc
No, Fred.

We'll never be willing traitors to the UK like -you- Brexiters.
114
31/12/2020 08:39:56 2 6
bbc
Right said fred !
48
PCS
31/12/2020 08:32:42 13 8
bbc
Let's see how the Tories fare in the next Scottish Election, I'm guessing there's a few fishermen who'll naw be friends of Boris Inc.
86
31/12/2020 08:38:11 5 5
bbc
The fishing business has just been given an instant 15% increase in stock and money.

What's not to like about that whilst Covid is on the go. Any business would want that.
So they'll vote of someone who'll give them even less? Hypocrite.
36
31/12/2020 08:33:17 15 23
bbc
Even Starmer says our greatest years are ahead of us. He is right. The indigenous population of Britain are taking back control. Glorious.
49
31/12/2020 08:34:39 3 1
bbc
you rely on foreigners for jobs
3
31/12/2020 08:27:14 63 61
bbc
Brexit done

Got cake now eating it

Remain get over it
??????????????
50
31/12/2020 08:34:44 16 4
bbc
And what happens when you have eaten it all? You won't have any cake left... still impossible to have your cake AND eat it.
As a remain voter who accepted the outcome, this is better than no deal, but there is still no reason to gloat like you are... surely better to try to move forward as a united nation rather than being divided??
Let's hope 2021 brings some unity and peace and love.
31/12/2020 10:27:27 1 4
bbc
Rich, I agree with your sentiment but without being funny it is/will be the remoaner elite that will continue to moan, bellyache and be generally insulting. They are soooo intelligent, how dare we go against their wishes. But for now Happy New Year and all the best to everyone, whatever your persuasion ??
3
31/12/2020 08:27:14 63 61
bbc
Brexit done

Got cake now eating it

Remain get over it
??????????????
51
31/12/2020 08:34:52 16 4
bbc
Wait until you throw it back up again.
52
31/12/2020 08:35:08 7 11
bbc
Let’s put this behind us now and move forward. Too many focussing on the past and the negative. To them I say you can’t change the past but can only affect the future. Accept this and we can do great things together.
36
31/12/2020 08:33:17 15 23
bbc
Even Starmer says our greatest years are ahead of us. He is right. The indigenous population of Britain are taking back control. Glorious.
53
31/12/2020 08:35:08 6 3
bbc
Indigenous? You mean white.

Pathetic
35
31/12/2020 08:33:15 10 22
bbc
Remainers

Time to move on or move out.
crap we lost our freedom because of idiots like you Removed
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31/12/2020 08:42:15 0 6
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Freedom? To be ruled by Brussels and unelected officials who live on salaries 100 time larger than yours.

You know nothing.
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31/12/2020 08:44:31 0 3
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You need to divert your anger to the politicians who said they stood for remain but offered up the most weak and pathetic reasons
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31/12/2020 08:35:23 18 24
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No thanks to No Deal Nicola.
The woman is a narcassist determined that Scotland should start again at Year Zero just like Pol Pot.
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31/12/2020 08:37:57 13 3
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Is that not exactly what the Disunited Kingdom has just done or claims to have???
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31/12/2020 08:39:51 2 3
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Sit down
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31/12/2020 08:42:19 7 1
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independence is closing in
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31/12/2020 08:50:29 4 2
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Proud of Nicola & SNP + whole of Scottish Parliament bar branch office Tories. Even Labour MSP’s voted against toxic. Watch SNP popularity rise & indy2 break through 60% - Boris & co proving WM disdain for the devolved nations backed by Red Tory Starmer. Got your Brexit but it’s cost the Union - bye bye UK & good riddance!
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31/12/2020 08:35:25 28 18
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Hopefully we can now have the BBC political correspondents reporting from Westminster live, without that bloke shouting over the reporting and breaching the peace! Let's all move on in 2021.
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31/12/2020 08:28:52 553 382
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Great idea but I doubt the BBC being full of remainers will let that happen
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31/12/2020 08:35:37 64 27
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Free open speech against your principles?
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31/12/2020 08:42:52 72 46
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There is a huge difference between free speech and the National broadcaster taking one side - as usual
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31/12/2020 09:00:54 24 26
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Freedom of speech, don’t make me laugh. Freedom is only allowed if we agree with the BBC and the remoaners. You lot get to insult, slag off and generally denigrate Leavers, we say one word back even slightly derogatory and we get blocked by the BBC remoaner element.
31/12/2020 09:47:15 3 4
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Yes when it is utter garbage. On a par with the antivaxers
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31/12/2020 08:30:41 352 49
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Whinging on about fishing, £90 million fishing deal vs £680Billion trade? No contest just get real guys
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31/12/2020 08:35:40 282 45
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Yes, but a large chunk of that 680bn is from financial services, absolutely no detail on this at present.
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31/12/2020 08:43:30 8 25
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There will be.
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31/12/2020 08:59:22 38 15
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Of course financial services not mentioned. Several big cites in the EU are rubbing their hands at the thought of taking a big chunk of that business from London. Which has been happening for a while now, since the referendum.

Brexit does have some benefits, just not for the UK!
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31/12/2020 09:09:20 15 23
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The financial markets are very pleased with it and as they make the vast majority of our taxable profit which feeds the exchequer I suspect this is a better deal than Socialists could get envisage.
31/12/2020 09:35:25 7 1
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please do you research.....
it is services (IT, accountants, legal etc. etc.) not financial services that accounts for 7%!
31/12/2020 09:36:07 4 5
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Financial services are very agile. They will look for new products and markets, not simply complain about Brexit problems like some sectors.
31/12/2020 10:08:10 8 3
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Bozo wasn't interested in the financial services, he was too busy pandering to the audience about the fishing when half the English fishermen have already sold of their quotas to either the French or big business.
31/12/2020 10:11:18 5 4
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That chunk of money and the jobs will be in the EU soon ??????
31/12/2020 10:21:51 1 3
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Again trying to make out it's a disaster trade always wins be uase we have what they need a d that have what we need and they nned financial services aswell so behave
31/12/2020 10:54:20 1 1
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Having your iphone repaired counts as financial services - heaven knows why but it inflates the value of financial services. We need to use import/export figures
31/12/2020 10:59:45 1 1
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Theresa May made out that she had included Financial Services in her negotiations I wonder how duff that part of her deal was? everything else she did was rubbish
31/12/2020 11:30:46 1 1
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A large chunk is indeed financial but what you fail to mention is that financial trade is both ways. The EU is capitalist as are we. Nose and face comes to mind.
31/12/2020 11:55:14 1 2
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Yes, considering that financial services (including some very dodgy deals) are the mainstay of the modern British economy, I wonder what is happening there. Frankfurt has been trying to usurp London's position as a world financial centre, they may now get the chance, especially with Germany getting very close to China.
31/12/2020 13:00:44 0 1
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Expect that figure to drop then. Unless we are competitive vs. New York, Singapore, Tokyo, etc.
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31/12/2020 08:35:48 182 72
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Not as good as what we had and there are still gaps. Services are not well served by this, data flows are kicked down the road again. Poor deal but better than nothing.
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31/12/2020 08:38:27 267 277
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And considerably worse than all the unicorn-strewn fantasies the Brexiters promised.

Never forgive Brexiters. Never forget who they are.
31/12/2020 09:42:38 8 14
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Not as good as we had? You must have forgotten the tens of billions of pounds that we paid into the EU every year!
31/12/2020 10:24:21 4 1
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Bozo doesn't care about what most people in Britain do for a living, he prefers to play to the glamour of the fishermen who only make up a tiny fraction of our economy.
31/12/2020 11:13:40 2 1
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Miles worse than the fantasy that Brexiteers had in mind, as anyone with any foresight or common sense could have (and did) tell you years ago.
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31/12/2020 08:32:58 5 17
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No one cares about it anymore.
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31/12/2020 08:35:55 6 3
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That's a ridiculous comment
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31/12/2020 08:35:58 6 11
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Only a few hashtag outraged hours left.

Get those hashtag imahipsterandiwantbrexitcancelled posts typed up today ready for tomorrow morning telling us all we're all doomed, it's a faliure, we've only been out of the EU for 5 minutes and the seas rose (it's called tides).

I reckon tomorrow will be just like today , but then I don't spend all day on social media and can use common sense.
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31/12/2020 08:38:55 0 3
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If we are doomed then there is nothing one can do but emigrate!
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31/12/2020 09:02:06 1 1
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imnotabrexiterandiwantbrexitcancelledbecauseitsuckstolosemyfreedoms

That ok for you?

While you're at it here's another one.

ThisdealistoomuchweshouldleaveonWTObasistheyneedusmorethanweneedthem
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31/12/2020 08:35:59 2 7
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There's a helpful article on the BBC for written for people who are still struggling to come to terms with this. Interestingly, a relationship/divorce counsellor is their go-to expert.
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31/12/2020 09:08:26 5 2
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I read it. Sorry BBC, but it's rubbish. It takes completely the wrong approach, and was frankly rather insulting. Brexit is wrong as a matter of logic, politics and economics. A real divorce is very different.
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31/12/2020 08:32:58 5 17
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No one cares about it anymore.
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31/12/2020 08:36:06 2 1
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n.ireland and scotland do
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31/12/2020 08:28:52 553 382
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Great idea but I doubt the BBC being full of remainers will let that happen
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Gio
31/12/2020 08:36:14 73 78
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The irony, people like you are the major reason for the chronic toxicity, I predict within a year you too will be a rejoiner. It is not game over mate, you just won the first set.
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31/12/2020 09:15:10 15 16
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We will not be rejoining the EU
31/12/2020 09:49:11 3 4
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Childish and delusional Well done, have two lollipops
31/12/2020 09:57:17 6 5
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Get over it. Move on.
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31/12/2020 08:36:22 25 17
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The first 'free trade deal' in history to add £7 billion of admin costs per year (HMRC figure) to the cost of doing business with our higgest trade partner.
Why that's almost as much as we are saving (net) in membership costs, if you ignore the £200bn cost of 'getting Brexit done' (so far......)
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31/12/2020 09:11:36 6 6
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It's not often that a country goes out of its way to put itself into a position where it needs to negotiate a deal that is worse than it had before.

The costs of Brexit will keep climbing - and will be tallied - to remind the Leavers what they cost the country.
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31/12/2020 08:36:22 253 129
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Most laughable thing is the call for the totally Disunited Kingdom to come together. Not a chance families, towns, cities even countries pretty much still despise each other depending how they voted. That hatred will stay for years
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31/12/2020 08:43:05 177 142
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Not true. Cheer up!
Happy New year for tomorrow.
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31/12/2020 08:48:28 13 19
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Come on! Smile! You know you wanna.
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31/12/2020 08:55:46 19 20
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I think you hope it will. It must be so horrible being so bitter and feeling so much hatred, all over petty politics. We may all die from Covid, will that cheer you up?
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31/12/2020 09:16:26 20 9
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Hatred. Don't think so. Respect each others views please. We had a vote each. That's how it works here. Lots of things happen which I don't like, lots of people have views I don't share, lots of people don't want my team to win - do I hate them? Only if they are extremely nasty horrid people who do terrible things. Voting differently to me in a referendum isn't one of them. So have a rethink eh.
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31/12/2020 09:23:58 8 2
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"Most laughable thing is the call for the totally Disunited Kingdom to come together."

Agreed, but it was like that before except nobody cared what the lower half thought. At least now they know we have votes and we can only be marginalised so far as long as we use them
31/12/2020 09:47:31 7 4
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A small minority of republican supporting parties and their supporters think that. The rest of us, the grown ups, don't.
Get back in your box and whistle for Charlie, true Scots despised him!
31/12/2020 09:48:31 9 7
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No, I think Brexit will be accepted and the split will heal. 'Disunited Kingdom' is a tired and hackneyed phrase - in the UK we actually get along together pretty well. We had no riots and civil unrest like some countries. Nobody died because of the Brexit debate.
31/12/2020 10:17:00 5 6
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Yep... Not what you want from responsible government, is it? It's going to take a lot more than weasel-words and slogans from Johnson and co..!
31/12/2020 10:18:26 7 4
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To blame that solely on brexit is disingenuous, John Major started the ball rolling with the first of the wokeist nonsence by appointing people like Patten and Leon Britain to positions of power? Blair tearing down our borders and inflicting illegal wars on us? The failed experiment of ‘multi-culturalism? the wokeists who demand science and reality is wrong if they disagree with it fact be damned
31/12/2020 10:28:57 7 5
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As will the racism stirred up by Farage and Bozo.
31/12/2020 10:31:43 3 3
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Drama Queen.
31/12/2020 10:53:43 4 4
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Not to mention "friends" As the only Leave voters among our social circle we received no Xmas cards and the last phone calls from them were over 2 months ago when they wanted. 1) me to wire up some lights for 1/3 of what their builder would charge. 2) To fix a car with 4 major fails for its MOT for £50 and 3) To give their son an almost new pair of football boots for free! Relationship over!
31/12/2020 10:55:43 3 5
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And you can do something about that by losing your hate, like any decent person of either side would.
31/12/2020 11:03:07 3 6
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Luckily haters like you will gradually fade away into irrelevance... Oh, you already have.
31/12/2020 11:15:10 2 6
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So you're a self fulling prophet of doom are you. If you don't want division stop acting someone who used to be known as remainer. Most of the angst and grief have come from those who voted to stay had you accepted the result we probaly would have hd a deal before now.
31/12/2020 11:45:33 2 2
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Yes, whatever one's views on Brexit, the last five years have been the most horrible, divisive experience for everyone, and have caused lasting damage across the country. I hope no politician will ever be foolish enough to call a referendum on anything ever again.
True. They will never be forgiven for the damage they have done
31/12/2020 12:40:10 1 2
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It's sad that people are willing to stay in their world of negativity. They can keep it to themselves thankyou.
31/12/2020 13:12:12 1 2
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I agree. We will accept the outcome of the negotiations, such is the nature of democracy. But we won't forgive them for leading us in such a radical way against our wishes. Plus the freedoms we have enjoyed now taken away from us against our wishes isn't acceptable either. So we will blame them for the forseable future. Not sure the younger generation will thank us for this act.
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31/12/2020 08:30:38 31 15
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I really hope we make a success of this. Unfortunately it will probably take years to show.
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31/12/2020 08:36:26 61 30
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50 years according to Rees-Mogg.

Of course it's impossible to see 50 years ahead. So in effect, he was saying we'll see no economic benefit.

Still, even if our economy is in a tail spin, at lest we can catch a few more fish.
syd
31/12/2020 10:02:55 2 3
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it is possible to see into the future just read all the negative comments from remainers their scare mongering was all about what will happen in the future
31/12/2020 10:33:05 1 1
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Yeah, so what was the point, Rees-Mogg?
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31/12/2020 08:31:06 359 164
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It’s not perfect but thank goodness we can now move on from Brexit with an FTA we were told would be impossible.

Very disappointed to see the EU enter a ridiculous agreement with China today, turning a blind eye to its Covid lies and human rights abuses.
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31/12/2020 08:36:26 50 3
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Are you saying we have no intention of striking a deal with China then? Get real.
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31/12/2020 08:48:45 38 30
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The Germans and the French have entered an agreement with China that is both naive and very badly timed.

The EU believes that closer engagement with China and integration will make the CCP more honest and accountable. What a joke.

The U.K., US, Australia etc will never ever be so stupid and naive in my opinion. Too many checks and balances. The EU swamp does whatever it likes for money.
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31/12/2020 09:26:49 1 1
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Even a BBC correspondent said on a recent Dateline London that an appetite for an FTA with China is extremely small in Westminster atm. Any agreements with China always come with massive caveats and would likely work more in China's favour then in Britain's anyway. Signing mutual FTA's with smaller countries is far more feasible although I honestly don't envisage an FTA with the US either.
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31/12/2020 08:36:33 26 22
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The only way the country has any chance of coming together is if Boris goes. He is toxic, devisive , gloating and a proven liar that many will find impossible to support in any way. Hopefully the tories will realise this soon.
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31/12/2020 08:38:41 4 3
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So he comes on, craps on the floor and bowls out.

I'd be annoyed
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31/12/2020 08:42:22 3 6
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Nah, most people like him and admire him for his fortitude during the pandemic and his actions in securing a deal. He'll get in again, no problem, and Labour will carry on getting more and more irrelevant to people.
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31/12/2020 08:34:18 10 17
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I thoroughly enjoyed watching Keir Starmer squirm as he complained the deal was no good, but that he was voting for it anyway!
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31/12/2020 08:36:36 5 3
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There is no worse sight than watching ignorance in action.
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31/12/2020 08:36:40 76 49
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Now is the time to stop all the language of division and work together to build the future we would want for our future generations.

Stop pulling the country and people who think differently to you down and start to build a positive future.
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31/12/2020 08:37:53 85 44
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The was no need to rebuild.
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31/12/2020 08:40:28 9 12
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Exactly. No more whining, let's go forward. ??
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31/12/2020 08:41:20 6 12
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no chance we remainers have won everything we wanted,we got a deal because johnson conceded everything to the eu,fishing,level playing field,new border,we lost an awful lot
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31/12/2020 08:44:57 14 13
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Sadly it is your crowing Leaver-chums that are continuing the division, while your Remainer-kids have to somehow make it work
So * you, basically
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31/12/2020 08:48:51 15 5
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A major fear that I have is that UK will return to the situation in the 1960s and 1970s when the best and brightest emigrated due to the limited opportunities on a small island. Not everyone wants to be a banker.
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31/12/2020 09:04:42 13 3
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Give us something positive to work with!

Brexit and the completely rubbish deal Johnson has sold to Brexit supporters is not it. It's the start of our economic decline and the break up of the UK. How are we supposed to feel positive about that?

You don't make imports/exports a lot more difficult and expensive, and expect a boom in trade.
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31/12/2020 09:17:21 1 5
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Agree
31/12/2020 09:54:43 4 1
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Does building the future we want involve a working test and trace system?!
31/12/2020 11:25:43 2 1
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People shouldn't be upset by a self-inflicted wound?
31/12/2020 12:40:36 2 1
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Difficult.
Johnson is still " in control".
Nothing positive about that, that I can see.
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31/12/2020 08:36:40 10 23
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Good game play Boris, took the winning goal right at the last minute. Well, as winning as it was going to get. Everyone doubted, called you a clown etc, etc but some of us could see your strategy. Onwards and upwards.
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31/12/2020 08:39:03 10 4
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hes still a clown
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31/12/2020 08:43:53 3 1
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This is more like the last minute consolation goal I'm afraid.
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31/12/2020 08:46:49 3 1
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The strategy of self ego. Eu are happy with deal, and still hold all the cards as services not agreed. Boris and co do stupid things, which they will, Eu pull the rug on the city leaving the uk in deep stuff.
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31/12/2020 08:36:47 8 5
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Im sad but we have to move on, very impressed with Stormers viewpoint on this. No deal would have been a disaster this thin deal is better than nothing.

Still we have Levelling up to look forward to and those less well off who brought about Brexit should be rewarded with more housing the lack of which is a social evil in this country.
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Gio
31/12/2020 08:41:33 10 2
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Levelling up, I think that's what you call the triumph of hope over experience, Don't hold your breath would be my advice.
31/12/2020 10:04:41 0 1
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It is easier to level down the South east and I expect the EU to help by taking finance bit by bit over the next few years. Why would they let 85% of Euro trading be done in London when they can onshore it and Tax it.
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31/12/2020 08:36:56 438 108
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I have to abide with the outcome of the Brexit referendum , however I do not think the future is as rosy as is being painted by Boris and his clan , I hope I am wrong but time will tell - happy new year everyone whatever your views
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31/12/2020 08:43:46 163 409
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Negative as usual. Talked down the country n now this
31/12/2020 09:27:43 10 2
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It’ll be rosy for them. I’m sure whatever investments they have are on the Brexit is good side of the equation.
31/12/2020 10:05:20 21 7
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What is annoying is the government only decided to leave the single market after the referendum, the Single market is a different treaty and we didn't vote to leave that, we were never asked. It was just May trying to be a good little brexiteer which led to it.
31/12/2020 10:19:35 8 21
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And it not as bleak as the remainers made out not by a country mile
31/12/2020 11:17:58 2 2
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I understand that the Trade & Cooperation agreement allows either party to request a review of the provisions after four years. This could make the EU-UK relationship an election issue in three or four years. Maybe all is not lost. We can negotiate a closer relationship again.
31/12/2020 11:29:07 4 2
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I agree completely: with his talk of a "have our cake and eat it" deal, Bozo is either terribly mistaken or deliberately trying to mislead gullible voters for the umpteenth time. As soon as the UK tries to assert sovereignty, there is provision for the EU to impose trade tariffs.
31/12/2020 12:32:46 1 1
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JJ55,

Thank you for a refreshingly civilised post.
31/12/2020 12:58:09 2 1
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Future rosy? I think it's a future of uncertainty and instability. I wonder how people will feel when they realise what they are going to get in 2021? When unemployment starts to rise? When inflation takes off? Hopefully they will accept their democratic choice and accept their lot.
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31/12/2020 08:37:10 421 224
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Too late for my employers.
They’ve already shifted their European manufacturing capacity to an EU country or face losing all the EU business.
The UK site is now UK centric and about 40% smaller as a result.
Business decisions and capital expenditure had to be committed months ago, not on 30th December.
This has all been a total last minute shambles, like everything this government does!
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31/12/2020 08:39:04 201 277
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Cheer up!
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31/12/2020 08:41:59 16 57
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Don't blame the Government, blame yourself and all of the rest of the UK for how we all voted.
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31/12/2020 08:44:36 21 48
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It’s not about you though, is it?
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31/12/2020 08:49:01 32 46
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And how many EU enterprises will be opening UK centres for similar reasons?
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31/12/2020 08:52:43 63 36
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I am so sorry man
Brexit is a growing fiasco.
Brexiter must own their mess now.
They should lose their jobs first
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31/12/2020 09:00:08 34 42
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Your employer gambled there wouldn't be a deal so moved. Gamble didn't pan out. With a zero tariff trade deal now in place your employer may move business back in time. What goes around.....
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31/12/2020 09:06:47 22 42
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Jumped the gun there did they not, that’s what happens when you listen to the BBC
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31/12/2020 09:05:56 23 47
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Last minute is largely down to EU officials "negotiating" on the basis of the EU getting everything it wants and us getting nothing. Basically, a "how dare you disagree with our plan for United States if Europe, take this punishment to make leaving even more painful" approach. It basically came down to who flinched first. And that's why things were ridiculously last minute.
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31/12/2020 09:15:25 14 5
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In Germany, VW have closed down their Wolfsburg plant and built a new one in Turkey, which isn't in the EU.
Again putting profit before workers.
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31/12/2020 09:25:00 18 24
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Remember who caused the delays (EU) and who tied the negotiators hands (Remainers).
Done to make it harder to leave - both cost us in the "deal".
31/12/2020 09:30:19 12 17
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My former company shifted manufacturing to the edge of the EU before the GE that brought about the referendum. It's all to do with cheap labour, not the benefits of the EU.
NB if the left hadn't fought modernising our manufacturing since the 50s we'd have super cheap, super efficient robotic plants across the UK, but Labour and Remain want a Victorian workforce on piecemeal!
31/12/2020 09:33:55 7 17
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Well Rob let’s blame the EU horse traders not our brave negotiators. It is what it is.
Sorry for your production loss but the whole country will benefit
31/12/2020 09:35:08 8 9
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Perhaps your UK employees were not as productive as those elsewhere? There are exceptions to all standards but unfortunately the British employee is not noted as being highly productive and quality conscious.
31/12/2020 09:49:33 1 9
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I worked for BT, two suppliers we used one in Scotland and one in England moved to the Czech Republic and that was in the early 2000's nothing to do with Brexit.
31/12/2020 10:10:16 2 15
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Rob, don’t point the finger at the Gov, point it where the blame really lies, at the remainers. Their legal shenanigans in trying to circumvent a democratic result/intent lost 3 years valuable negotiating time, hence the last minute deal!!
31/12/2020 10:16:19 1 12
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Then go and get another job, don’t wait for someone else to wipe your behind
31/12/2020 10:18:56 7 2
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It was left to the last moment so Bozo could play to the grandstand.
31/12/2020 10:56:42 0 4
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Sounds like your company acted in haste, they should have left it to the last minute and they could have avoided a shambles.
31/12/2020 11:04:44 0 3
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Don't forget the EU they love last minute deals. To be fair if Johnson had extended the transition period we have had the same antics by the EU at the end of the revised deadline. As for UK centric not being in the Customs Union means we can negotiate our own deals which someone in the know told me was outside the UK. As for 40% of the manufacturing business being lost where's you evidence?
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31/12/2020 08:37:12 839 162
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In the long run things won't change much. The rich will stay rich, the poor will stay poor, and the people with power will make the poor blame each other for it.
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31/12/2020 08:50:38 344 61
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The older I get the more I feel like the Donkey in Animal Farm. You’ve hit the nail on the head there.
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31/12/2020 08:52:40 29 13
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Similar to the pandemic?
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31/12/2020 08:53:07 32 15
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Nail on head.
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31/12/2020 08:56:40 134 44
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And multi millionaire tax dodgers residing in Monaco will receive knighthoods......
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31/12/2020 09:11:49 48 66
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Global Absolute Poverty rate have never been lower, & keeps declining. Your rhetoric of 'gloom & doom' is not only unjustified, it is statistically incorrect...
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31/12/2020 09:15:25 51 35
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That's a very bleak viewpoint. Despite all the difficulties of this year, some people have made a success of it.

Some companies have adjusted and had a strong year.
It's up to you to take or make the opportunity.
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31/12/2020 09:22:50 50 55
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I know it doesn’t fit your narrative but statistics actually show the rich getting richer and the ‘poor’ getting richer.
31/12/2020 09:28:38 30 13
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Exactly. The rich elite look down on all others, can't blame them either cause I would to the same. That's just human nature, selfishness at its core and this pandemic has proven that. Billions of sheep ruled by a handful of Wolves.
31/12/2020 09:29:43 12 23
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Oh please, put the violin away.
31/12/2020 09:31:11 10 12
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So there is no point in doing anything or changing anything?
31/12/2020 09:32:44 13 23
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Is that a chip on your shoulder or a whole bag of potatoes?
31/12/2020 09:36:10 9 14
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I think you'll find the poor blame the rich for making them poor!
31/12/2020 09:38:31 18 6
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And none-tax payers will receive Knight Hoods
31/12/2020 09:38:48 8 10
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Assuming that we will have a Conservative government permanently in power, then yes, I agree.
31/12/2020 09:46:05 11 3
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Covid has highlighted the gulf and made the situation worse as people have been forced to shop at bigger shops and almost exclusively online. The amount of revenue that the bigger sharks have hoovered up this year is like Brexit x 100
31/12/2020 09:48:54 10 2
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And no matter what system is in place, you will have rich and you will have poor.
31/12/2020 09:53:42 15 10
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As long as the poor continue to vote for the rich people's party the poor will remain poor.
31/12/2020 10:01:03 5 10
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been going on for donkeys years,we believe we live in a democracy when we are dictated to and we don't realise it,led like sheep,trouble is the sheep pay taxes cos we're easy targets while the sheperds dogs guarding us get fatter,watched over by thousands of cctv c ameras,wathing over us,WHY? it's all about the control,we're in a communist democracy,get used to it, after all,we vote for it!
31/12/2020 10:06:09 9 11
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I agree the rich will stay rich and the poor remain poor financially, if that is how you measure a worthwhile life.

Many rich commit suicide or depend on drugs while poor folk find love and contentment beyond words.

It’s the rest of society like those habitually moaning on HYS, encouraged by the BBC, that need to realise they are wasting their life blaming others.
31/12/2020 10:12:42 8 5
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Deep! But for the poor things will change, and for the worse. Besides the fact that the country will get comparatively worse off, business people and Tory politicians are already wondering how they can use the opportunity to 'get more competitive'. That means lower taxes for the rich and fewer rights for workers.
Still, relieved that the country will only get a bit worse off rather than a lot.
31/12/2020 10:21:17 1 6
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Not quite. The rich will get richer while the poor get poorer and starve.
31/12/2020 10:21:48 5 6
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If you have drive, ambition, the will to learn, stand on your own feet, take risks....... you too can be well off

Or sit at home watch a 67" tv screen eat junk food and blame everyone else.
31/12/2020 10:27:09 4 6
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Except the poor will become even more poor and the rich will become even more rich, which is their major driver for Brexit
31/12/2020 10:31:39 2 2
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Fairness in society is our ultimate goal. However, in the world which we live, the smartest control the wealth and consequently the vast majority of wealth is self generated. Facts are hard to dispute, like the 3 million taxpayers earning over £100,000, and you guessed it the majority have good science or business degrees up to phd level.
31/12/2020 10:37:55 4 4
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I would imagine the Johnson regime will continue blaming the EU for the next for years. Or Labour. Yes there's still Labour and the jam making Corbyn. It's all his fault.
31/12/2020 10:47:27 1 4
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The Rich will get given Knighthoods for living in Monaco and paying no UK Taxes !
31/12/2020 10:48:17 2 4
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Keep the Faith

"In the long run things won't change much. The rich will stay rich, the poor will stay poor, and the people with power will make the poor blame each other for it."

--

Doesn't sound like you have any faith, Faith. But what does your dribble have to do with Brexit, or are you just permanently depressed?
31/12/2020 10:48:23 4 4
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Ironic then that the poor decided to make their lot even worse by voting for Brexit guided by a bunch of reckless self serving millionaires like the clown Johnson and the conman Farage.
31/12/2020 10:50:30 0 1
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But people will still vote Tory. With that said, anti-socialist Starmer!!!!
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31/12/2020 08:33:15 10 22
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Remainers

Time to move on or move out.
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31/12/2020 08:37:19 6 2
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I'm out, now French nationality, life is calm here. Health service best in the world, no worries.
Just hope you do not suffer under UK NHS
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31/12/2020 08:37:21 113 82
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How long until people figure out this Brexit thing was a bad idea?
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31/12/2020 08:41:37 81 61
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It always was.
238
31/12/2020 08:47:39 23 8
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They already know, but couldn't admit they wrong!??
31/12/2020 09:37:07 9 2
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The majority already have... the rest?... well, they're just playing cach-up.
31/12/2020 09:55:05 1 8
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Yawn. You have been trying since 2016.
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31/12/2020 08:32:27 10 9
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Channel your energy into something else
79
31/12/2020 08:37:24 1 1
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yes rejoining europe in friendship and ridding scotland of the tory party
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31/12/2020 08:31:17 28 43
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no you didnt its a sell out of uk fishermen
80
31/12/2020 08:37:44 13 7
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The sell-out of the fisherman happened in the early 70s.
47
31/12/2020 08:31:37 12 24
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One day left

Then we are all Brexiteers

????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
81
31/12/2020 08:37:45 14 6
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Whilst we may be leaving, I will never be a short sighted, gullible, insular xenophobe!??
480
31/12/2020 09:01:40 1 6
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No just a gullible sour remoaner ????
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31/12/2020 08:36:40 76 49
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Now is the time to stop all the language of division and work together to build the future we would want for our future generations.

Stop pulling the country and people who think differently to you down and start to build a positive future.
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31/12/2020 08:37:53 85 44
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The was no need to rebuild.
Bob
31/12/2020 10:20:04 3 1
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"There was no need to rebuild"

Now there surely is, regrettably.
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31/12/2020 08:35:23 18 24
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No thanks to No Deal Nicola.
The woman is a narcassist determined that Scotland should start again at Year Zero just like Pol Pot.
83
31/12/2020 08:37:57 13 3
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Is that not exactly what the Disunited Kingdom has just done or claims to have???
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31/12/2020 08:38:06 36 30
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Let's have a bet on how many lies brexiters are going to tell from now on. Every time the government does something they could perfectly well have done inside the Eu, they will lie and say they can do it because we're not in the EU.

They already did with the vaccine.

They are lying about being free of "Brussels control" as if the UK hadn't signed up to anything with the EU and with others.
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31/12/2020 08:55:03 4 3
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Evens on a minimum of once per week for the next 3 years.
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31/12/2020 08:28:29 788 377
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Onwards and upwards. Regardless of what people think of Brexit it is time to move forward.
Not sure the media will agree though - they will have to dig for other gloom and doom stories now.
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31/12/2020 08:38:08 72 72
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yes tory corruption next
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PCS
31/12/2020 08:32:42 13 8
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Let's see how the Tories fare in the next Scottish Election, I'm guessing there's a few fishermen who'll naw be friends of Boris Inc.
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31/12/2020 08:38:11 5 5
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The fishing business has just been given an instant 15% increase in stock and money.

What's not to like about that whilst Covid is on the go. Any business would want that.
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31/12/2020 08:53:18 3 1
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Increase is over a 5 yr period! Only a total buffoon would believe that is good news!??
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31/12/2020 08:33:17 15 23
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Even Starmer says our greatest years are ahead of us. He is right. The indigenous population of Britain are taking back control. Glorious.
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31/12/2020 08:38:12 5 2
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Wow!
Who are the “indigenous population”?
What are they taking back control of?
By the way what is Britain?
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31/12/2020 08:38:13 6 6
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This deal is a hell of a lot less than promised, screwing over & betraying a lot of British people. But I'm glad it's over. Now it's time for BoJo, govt & other Brexiters to start delivering on their promises and make us more successful as a nation than ever. No more stalling, no more lies, just get on with it.
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31/12/2020 08:47:02 3 1
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2021 & it'll be Tory SNAFU !??
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31/12/2020 08:31:37 12 24
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One day left

Then we are all Brexiteers

????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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31/12/2020 08:38:14 5 1
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Crowing about beating your kids will come back to bite you in the *
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31/12/2020 08:38:15 1 10
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Thank you
35
31/12/2020 08:33:15 10 22
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Remainers

Time to move on or move out.
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31/12/2020 08:38:23 7 1
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Ignorance personified.
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31/12/2020 08:38:24 2 14
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Well done Sir.
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31/12/2020 08:35:48 182 72
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Not as good as what we had and there are still gaps. Services are not well served by this, data flows are kicked down the road again. Poor deal but better than nothing.
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31/12/2020 08:38:27 267 277
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And considerably worse than all the unicorn-strewn fantasies the Brexiters promised.

Never forgive Brexiters. Never forget who they are.
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31/12/2020 08:45:12 55 31
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Not a bitter remoaner who lost are you?
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31/12/2020 08:52:23 39 21
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I am one, and it sounds like you are threatening me!
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31/12/2020 08:54:16 52 37
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And people like you are exactly why this country will never get on as it should. Too many have their glass half empty and do nothing other than knock the UK and it's people. We are much better than you think!
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31/12/2020 08:59:08 37 23
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Seriously! Get some help
588
31/12/2020 09:07:23 30 23
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'Never forgive Brexiters. Never forget who they are.'

Why?
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31/12/2020 09:08:27 19 12
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I am amazed at how many people allow themselves to be defined in a one-dimensional way.
It really is time for Brexiteer/Remainer to whither and die.
Whatever you may think about the deal, it’s time to move on and make the most of it. Our scientists have shown what this country is capable of - let’s get behind the UK and ensure it prospers.
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31/12/2020 09:09:34 18 25
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Oh dear. So bitter and unkind. The reality is we are no longer part of a political union destined to be the US of Germany and France. If you want to be a citizen there and be ruled by an unelected elite feel free to move.
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31/12/2020 09:12:26 13 13
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Never forget the people that could have stopped Brexit in 2019's General Election by voting Lib Dem. Oh, that's nearly all Remainers.
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31/12/2020 09:16:35 10 9
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You are sounding like the the “little Englanders” you hate so much. Don’t they say things about the Germans along similar lines. You are no better than them. Very petty narrow minded and a very warped sense of what democracy means.
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31/12/2020 09:22:18 12 8
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Grow up
31/12/2020 09:44:36 12 14
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Toxic, negative Remoaner bile. How sad that so many people upvote this stuff.
31/12/2020 09:44:43 10 5
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I'm a big man, I can make threats against people because of how they voted from the safety of my keyboard.
You're pathetic, who else will your thought polic seek out?
It was a free and fair vote, more than anyone else in the EU has had, it didn't go your way, tough. No GE went my way since 1997 till 2019, I don't threaten Blair or Brown voters, Lib Dem or Cameron voters or Theresa May voters!
Roy
31/12/2020 09:48:12 5 6
bbc
Oh dear
31/12/2020 10:12:43 3 4
bbc
Bitter and twisted
nfn
31/12/2020 10:16:04 4 3
bbc
I'm one. Move on.
31/12/2020 10:16:18 3 6
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Proud to have voted Brexit and won. Great for our country. xx
31/12/2020 10:26:26 1 1
bbc
I know people who voted for brexit and then frantically scrambled to move to the EU before it was too late, they aren't the sort of people that can afford private health insurance.
31/12/2020 10:51:34 1 2
bbc
Still bitter are we??
31/12/2020 10:53:17 1 2
bbc
Sounds like a threat to me...
31/12/2020 11:04:06 0 3
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But they've already forgotten who you are.
31/12/2020 11:17:00 1 2
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You've got your work cut out as they are the majority of those who voted in the referendum
31/12/2020 11:21:43 0 1
bbc
I agree with democracy as long as democracy agrees with me.
31/12/2020 11:27:38 1 2
bbc
Oooh is that a threat? And you're going to do what exactly? A whist drive, cake bake or perhaps some street theatre protest?
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31/12/2020 08:33:15 10 22
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Remainers

Time to move on or move out.
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31/12/2020 08:38:29 7 1
bbc
Like you lot did 40 years ago?
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31/12/2020 08:38:38 2 3
bbc
Let them eat cake
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31/12/2020 08:36:33 26 22
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The only way the country has any chance of coming together is if Boris goes. He is toxic, devisive , gloating and a proven liar that many will find impossible to support in any way. Hopefully the tories will realise this soon.
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31/12/2020 08:38:41 4 3
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So he comes on, craps on the floor and bowls out.

I'd be annoyed
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31/12/2020 08:32:58 5 17
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No one cares about it anymore.
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31/12/2020 08:38:44 2 1
bbc
Wrong!
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31/12/2020 08:38:48 6 11
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Great bye bye daily brexit HYS.
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31/12/2020 08:38:55 2 4
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World beating sunlight uplands or BRINO or sovereignty at whatever cost - ya pays yer money and takes yer choice!
What is certain now is that we will see in due course how it all pans out but if it all goes wrong we can't go back so let's just make the best of it if we can and hope the promises don't prove to be mere aspirations that come to naught.
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31/12/2020 08:35:58 6 11
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Only a few hashtag outraged hours left.

Get those hashtag imahipsterandiwantbrexitcancelled posts typed up today ready for tomorrow morning telling us all we're all doomed, it's a faliure, we've only been out of the EU for 5 minutes and the seas rose (it's called tides).

I reckon tomorrow will be just like today , but then I don't spend all day on social media and can use common sense.
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31/12/2020 08:38:55 0 3
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If we are doomed then there is nothing one can do but emigrate!
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31/12/2020 09:02:20 1 1
bbc
Can't even do that.