EU firms refuse UK deliveries over Brexit tax changes
04/01/2021 | news | business | 8,377
Some EU specialist firms stop delivering to the UK because of tax changes that took effect on 1 January.
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04/01/2021 14:05:23 74 82
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There you go BBC - I knew you could find an obscure anti Brexit story if you looked very hard
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04/01/2021 14:07:08 55 31
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Far from obscure. Factual and was know prior to 01.01.21.... Just another nail in the UK coffin from xenophobic factions.
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04/01/2021 14:07:19 16 5
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It's true though isn't it!!! Fact!!!
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04/01/2021 14:07:56 13 22
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haha, some two-bit company no one has ever heard of has said they will stop selling to the UK, yawn........cue Remoaners saying " I told you so"......."the end is nigh"
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04/01/2021 14:08:02 14 5
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It's not obscure to say that we don't know the impact of the extra red tape yet. But it's not likely to be good.
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04/01/2021 14:10:30 14 7
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Rest assured, there will be plenty more in the coming months. You can just stay in your comforting zone of denial though.
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04/01/2021 14:16:07 11 7
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Perhaps brexiteers could supply the even more, real life, obscure benefits of Brexit to the BBC so we could see how great it is.
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04/01/2021 14:05:28 1026 294
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More red tape, more back-shish, thank you Brexit...
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04/01/2021 14:13:30 606 1459
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Minuscule compared to the huge advantages
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04/01/2021 14:14:09 16 144
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Stop complaining and get on with it
How about the BBC reports about the EU vaccinations disaster, which is everywhere in the news in Germany today (Bild, Focus, etc.)? Good that we have procured our own doses rather than letting incapable Brussels deal with our health. Removed
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04/01/2021 14:31:17 0 24
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Your very welcome
04/01/2021 15:00:21 0 4
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You are welcome
04/01/2021 15:04:35 5 4
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Not for the customer...
04/01/2021 15:05:46 0 14
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Clearly a specialist mountain bike rider, so what are you doing posting on here, go for a ride.
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04/01/2021 14:06:34 27 39
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Ermm....So what?
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04/01/2021 14:07:56 11 9
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You do not ever utilise something imported then...
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04/01/2021 14:10:38 4 3
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Not affecting you yet. Just wait a while longer.
04/01/2021 18:05:42 1 2
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Did you read the whole article?, Basically all delivery firms are charging every company an extra £4.50 for every parcel imported to the UK. Rather than pass that charge onto UK customers they just simply won't bother with the UK market anymore
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04/01/2021 14:06:38 1285 388
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Life will be more expensive and restricted for us now that Brexit is acted. So much for regained freedom. We’ll all realised that progressively.
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04/01/2021 14:08:17 1589 478
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We Remainers knew that - and said so - all along, which is why we campaigned against the insanity of Brexit.
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Pat
04/01/2021 14:10:48 23 75
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why ? Sounds more restrictive for EUssr companies
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meh
04/01/2021 14:20:02 23 34
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Would be nice to rejoin the EU just so Amazon and Facebook can dodge paying their UK taxes via Ireland :)
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04/01/2021 14:26:59 10 26
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'Yuppy' niche imported goods, almost no one but remoaners cares. So trivial goods they are not stocked locally. Still, it creates an opportunity for a local retailer to gather such items here and sell directly.
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04/01/2021 14:38:27 3 5
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Patience is a virtue......far to soon to appraise situation objectively.
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04/01/2021 14:42:53 7 13
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Tampons cheaper. Duty free is back. Less shipping of beer from Belgium is good for the environment and good for UK craft brewers. All upside so far.
04/01/2021 14:56:35 3 9
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You have a crystal ball!
04/01/2021 15:02:34 2 9
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Nope, prices lower in my local Sainsbury's on a lot of foods, which is a surprise, they aren't normally a discounter.
04/01/2021 15:11:42 8 7
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So a few websites have temporarily stopped allowing orders including a bike parts website, with some here ignoring the fact that it is better to keep sales within the UK anyway and we do have other places we can buy bike parts. So somethings have changed and some EU sellers have thrown their toys out the pram. Still food in the shops, the sky hasn't fallen in, life goes on.
04/01/2021 15:14:16 5 6
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But you said that 4 years ago and also when we left nearly 12 months ago and its not happened. The only thing that will happen progressively is your increased bitterness. Enjoy your freedom no matter what changes it brings, because it means a lot more than 20p on a bike inner tube...... ask the chinese or koreans.
04/01/2021 15:50:10 3 8
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POSSIBLY YOU THINKING POSITIVELY, ABOUT LEAVING ,, NOBODY IS FORCED TO STAY,, IF YOU DO NOT LIKE WHAT YOU SEE LEAVE ,,SIMPLE!!
04/01/2021 15:56:16 1 7
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You are missing the point. Life will only be more expensive if we continue to try and buy what we used to buy. Changing habits, buying British, buying less stuff in general becasue it's so cheap and disposable are the things we need to stop doing. And if there are fewer people entering the country, there will be more green space and fewer housing developments (hopefully)
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04/01/2021 14:06:43 649 208
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Just the first of many 'berxit bonuses'.
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04/01/2021 14:09:19 318 151
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It is if you run an SME competing with EU imports. :-)
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04/01/2021 14:20:26 7 13
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Spelling being one of them
04/01/2021 14:57:43 6 10
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Birk.
04/01/2021 15:45:13 5 5
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Not sure if "berxit" was a typo, but it sums things up perfectly.
04/01/2021 16:59:31 3 5
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The Remaaner doom mongering continues.
04/01/2021 18:00:53 2 4
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Yes it is. Treating all companies from around the world and the EU equally is a good thing and changing the point at which vat is applied helps to prevent vat evasion. You can distort and twist this all you want. But hundreds of thousands of companies are still trading as normally. The doom gloom and disaster you remoaners peddled has been exposed as the deceit it was.
04/01/2021 19:02:35 2 2
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Less foreign trucks on our roads Bring on the green policies all these remainers were shouting for
04/01/2021 19:59:47 1 1
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What the article doesn't mention is that last year Norway added a 25% VAT on imports:

https://www.toll.no/en/corporate/import/import-guide-for-beginners

EU countries like Germany require traders outside the country with over x amount Euro sales to their country to register for VAT in that country.

Paying VAT on imports is positive for UK businesses competing with lower tax areas.
04/01/2021 21:00:15 1 1
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Brexit Bonus? £5 for a punnet of Spanish strawerries let alone tea, coffee, sugar. Lifes luxuries just like they were in the 18th century.
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04/01/2021 14:06:56 1695 536
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So much for 'Global Britain', we'll become a backwater nobody wants to trade with.
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04/01/2021 14:08:54 782 1779
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The EU is a shrinking part of the world economy.
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jon
04/01/2021 14:20:09 38 172
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Oh great! One less import from the Netherlands. I wish they would stop exporting their plant diseases to the UK.
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04/01/2021 14:26:14 33 115
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No body wants to trade with?

That'll be why we've rolled over & improved most deals we had with nations as EU members & negotiated 30 or more others
All in less than a year
While EU much vaunted CETA after 7yrs, 2yrs later, still not fully ratified, neither is their Japan deal

So much for 'tiny Britain' no one wants to trade with
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04/01/2021 14:34:04 6 6
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Blimey - less than one full working day in 2021 and judgments already made!
642
04/01/2021 14:36:08 1 4
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Not really relevant here given it’s a narrow point of VAT law that already sees the U.K. and the EU take this approach for all other countries.
643
04/01/2021 14:36:26 8 3
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think you mean we have become a backwater
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04/01/2021 14:45:47 6 18
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No we wont. the UK is a large economy and if small EU firms dont want to trade because of EU red tape forced on us in the trade deal then we will import from elsewhere . I think we can still brew beer and make parts for bicycles. Imports are not a problem - exports to the EU may be an issue but this article is trivial .
04/01/2021 14:53:09 2 11
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The UK is the 6th biggest economy in the world

Get a grip, we are major trading partner and will continue to be so.
04/01/2021 14:54:08 3 6
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Best bet then is emigrate.
Rey
04/01/2021 14:56:56 3 8
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60 million consumers and no one will want to trade with us? Really?
04/01/2021 14:58:39 0 3
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Yes, you've been saying that for five years
04/01/2021 15:02:20 2 4
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Really? No one wants to trade with the 5th/6th (depends on source) largest economy? Really?
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04/01/2021 14:06:57 270 94
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"Bicycle part firm Dutch Bike Bits said from now on, it would ship to every country in the world except the UK."

Can't even tell Johnson to go Dutch on his Boris Bike now.

:(
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04/01/2021 14:11:59 192 236
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So it's got nothing to do with Brexit then (unless every other country in the world is in the EU), just stupid HMRC rules.
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04/01/2021 14:21:14 19 14
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So judging by your name you were for Global companies like Amazon paying tax in the UK, and now it is happening you want to say any negative effect is down to brexit. Looks like you can't make your mind up. Maybe when these companies see what they are losing they will change their mind.
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Boy
04/01/2021 14:19:11 28 19
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there are plenty of UK companies that sell bike parts...

and guess what? they can ship.
04/01/2021 15:00:01 16 9
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Are you telling me that this Dutch bike company does not have to pay any extra charges to other countries out side of the EU it exports too really??
04/01/2021 17:24:09 0 2
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Is this a massive import ?
04/01/2021 22:29:07 0 0
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Dutch bikes? The streets are teeming with them - in Amsterdam. Not in the UK matey. They are too expensive , a silly size not aerodynamic and ridden by bizarre folk who think themselves above ordinary bikes. Silly decison.
04/01/2021 22:45:21 0 0
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well, we 'll just have to amke do with "on yer bike" :)
04/01/2021 23:42:22 0 0
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Didnt realise only the dutch made bike bits - where will I get them from now?!!!!!!
05/01/2021 09:55:47 0 0
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Dutch bike parts made in China.
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04/01/2021 14:07:02 502 165
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Some firms stopped shipping earlier than this announcement. How does this help UK consumers ? It doesn't !!! More rip off Britain. !!!
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04/01/2021 14:08:25 356 583
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It helps UK SMEs. Brexit = job done. :-)
04/01/2021 14:53:09 3 23
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Less rip off EU you mean.
04/01/2021 15:02:13 3 10
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we will make anything that the eu doesnt want to sell us in britain. a win,win,win situation
04/01/2021 15:16:58 8 3
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RIP Britain !!!
04/01/2021 15:36:41 2 9
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Up to now we - as a country - are keeping a FOREIGN worker in a job supplying materials to British consumers. Are these products only able to be bought from them ? OF COURSE NOT. Soon an enterprising BRITISH businessman will access these products and will pay BRITISH rates on a BRITISH shop employing BRITISH workers paying tax into BRITAIN to supply us ! We are a nation of shopkeepers remember
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04/01/2021 14:05:23 74 82
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There you go BBC - I knew you could find an obscure anti Brexit story if you looked very hard
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04/01/2021 14:07:08 55 31
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Far from obscure. Factual and was know prior to 01.01.21.... Just another nail in the UK coffin from xenophobic factions.
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Pat
04/01/2021 14:11:32 7 10
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So what get it cheaper from Asia or Africa
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04/01/2021 14:15:34 6 5
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Hardly xenophobic wanting to open up more trading and immigration opportunities with/from the wider world.
04/01/2021 23:43:45 0 0
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A loser resorting to insults.. how very modern
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04/01/2021 14:07:09 718 198
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Wow....if only I could get beer from somewhere else....???

Anyone ???
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04/01/2021 14:09:00 578 296
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You wanted choice and thought you would still have it and be no worse off. More fool you.
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04/01/2021 14:22:06 10 25
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Only if the beer producers here can import hops and barley (not to mention equipment needed to brew it)
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DrR
04/01/2021 14:29:40 20 5
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You can buy great UK beers from lots of places, I can send you a long list if you send me a pint or two?
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04/01/2021 14:35:18 36 10
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100s of superb independent providers of beer in the UK, and of course importers. How anyone thinks this is a bad effect of Brexit is clearly sooo short sighted. For the good of the environment and for the country - this is one product where you can buy vast variety and excellent product LOCALLY
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04/01/2021 14:38:34 24 35
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I drink British beer, I also drink European beer. I now can't get the European beer (95% of what I've been ordering from European shops doesn't appear in UK shops), I won't be buying more British beer, I'll simply be prevented from buying the beers I want thanks to brexit, the gift that keeps on taking
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04/01/2021 14:38:41 14 16
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Try British brewed beer. You might just like it.
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04/01/2021 14:43:39 8 7
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That's the spirit, just buy British - if we eat Beef and cabbage (which are all in season right now) and drink John Smiths (even if it is unpleasant), then there's no problem. Plus, we could just sell our bikes and buy from the tiny number of very expensive UK bike builders still left https://road.cc/content/feature/best-british-bikes-top-bike-brands-still-made-uk-217200
04/01/2021 14:56:26 8 2
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Beer? you mean the lager fizz. There is plenty of beer available in UK, however, there is no problem getting quality lager from all over the world.
04/01/2021 15:17:42 3 2
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Cant get Belgian beer anymore - Oh Dear, what a shame, never mind! There is a God after all!!!!!
04/01/2021 15:28:06 1 5
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Belgian beer is only made in Belgium
04/01/2021 15:38:54 4 4
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Spot on. The market for many items has been distorted for years by European firms selling what used to be on the UK high streets at heavily discounted prices to UK buyers. Ask yourself what the benefits to the UK would be if we stopped sending our money to Europe and bought from a retailer on the High Street who employed UK staff and paid UK taxes. Rebuilding a UK retail economy in the UK is vital
04/01/2021 15:53:08 0 1
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:)
04/01/2021 15:53:48 0 1
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Your kind drunks are not much use !! go there then??
Jim
04/01/2021 15:54:30 0 3
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I assume you're missing the point deliberately.

Or maybe you actively want to pay more for stuff.

I can't tell which.
04/01/2021 16:00:19 0 1
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Aldi always stock a good selection of Scottish beer. And a lot of Scottish food too. Fantastic oatcakes. (I live in Scotland). Somewhat odd that they are a German company!
04/01/2021 16:06:41 1 1
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Weatherspoons
04/01/2021 16:15:43 0 1
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Well, you'll not find it in a pub at the moment.
04/01/2021 16:33:56 0 2
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Really? Do you not think that maybe this is someone wanting to buy specialist lagers only available in Europe? Rather than the pig swill lager made over here? Another example of us being culturally worse off now.
It's amazing that with every example of how we're now worse off, Brexiteers simply respond "it's only beer".. "it's only fisherman"... "it's only the service industry"... What next?
04/01/2021 16:52:34 0 1
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Nope can't help you mate, I'm scratching my head about bike spares as well. Guess, I'll just have to give up beer and cycling for the foreseeable...
04/01/2021 16:56:45 0 1
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Budweiser? Coors Light?
04/01/2021 17:01:08 0 1
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Do we need to bring it from Belgium? Can we make it in the UK? I’m sure there are breweries in the UK
04/01/2021 17:04:55 0 2
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Yup , we’re definitely short of breweries in the U.K. and will go thirsty without European beer ??
04/01/2021 17:38:02 0 1
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Do we have a trade deal with Mongolia?
04/01/2021 17:40:00 1 1
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Lots of micro breweries in UK with tons of different beers. Buy at home.
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04/01/2021 14:07:12 2448 905
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Great job, Brexiters, just fantastic. At what point is there any benefit to ordinary people from your ridiculous Old Empire vanity project?
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Pat
04/01/2021 14:09:34 981 1157
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Foreign countries being treated the same Sounds positive to me
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04/01/2021 14:13:19 40 28
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Ordinary people that are women perhaps?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55502252
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04/01/2021 14:17:29 87 44
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So all HMRC have to do is to change the policy of where VAT is collected? Doesn't seem like the biggest hurdle to overcome.

I hardly think the "source of VAT collection" being an issue for either leave or remain.

Would be interested to know what other countries do with VAT collection.
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04/01/2021 14:22:15 145 196
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Thanks; there is now an opportunity for a UK firm to fill the gap left by these companies.

I'd say that's a win, so not really a 'vanity project' more like a logical decision.
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04/01/2021 14:33:45 125 141
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Why is it only Remainers ever mention 'Empire'?
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04/01/2021 14:34:53 91 118
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Get over yourself this is Good, online retailers no matter where they are now treated the same as High Street Shops with VAT collected at Point of Sale.
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04/01/2021 14:45:06 22 30
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Britain buying British, not importing Belgium beer, yep, no benefit at all??
826
04/01/2021 14:45:41 35 34
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The UK's vaccination programme started a month earlier than the EU's; the UK has enough doses of both vaccines on order to immunise the entire country's population. Due to the vaccines being ordered by the Commission, it took so long getting its order in that there will not be enough doses available to the EU to immunise everyone within it.

Sounds like a benefit to being out of the EU to me?
04/01/2021 14:53:48 10 5
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You've been told a thousand times but you just don't want to listen
04/01/2021 14:48:46 5 4
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You might be ordinary?
04/01/2021 14:55:52 16 4
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Bullying words are as bad as hitting people, I'm sure you don't like labels so don't do it to others.
04/01/2021 14:58:43 15 3
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I shall have to purchase my chinese-made bicycle parts elsewhere. What a disaster!
Oh come on, there are some advantages to ordinary British people.
For example, when we had freedom of movement, a Brit had the right to settle anywhere on a Continent stretching from inside the Arctic Circle, to off the coast of West Africa. How could he choose? All of that has now been simplified. The Brit now only has the right to chose from a small group of islands called the British Isles.
04/01/2021 15:04:27 10 3
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"At what point is there any benefit to ordinary people from your ridiculous Old Empire vanity project?"

Rees-Mogg said in 50 years time

Unfortunately I don't have that long
04/01/2021 15:05:40 4 2
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Well there was massive VAT fiddles with containers apparently moving backwards and forwards across to/from the mainlain and crooks would claim the VAT for the goods leaving the UK but never pay for the ones coming in and by the time HMRC finds out they have run off with the money.

So what's your solution?
04/01/2021 15:07:51 5 4
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Well not paying massive agritechs who own who swathes of land massive subsidies based on how much land they own.

And who knows the EU may have to finally reform the common agriculture policy rather than just open the coffers yet again.
nfn
04/01/2021 15:12:51 7 4
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it's called the level playing field... It's what the e.u wanted.
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jb
04/01/2021 14:07:12 106 45
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Well done HMRC. Different than anyone else.
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04/01/2021 14:29:48 154 49
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HMRC only make rules necessary to implement Government policy.

Cynical or genuine, your comment should be directed at Johnson, the Cabinet, and the Strategists of the Brexiteer (B)Army, not HMRC.
497
04/01/2021 14:30:58 2 1
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Different 'from'.
04/01/2021 16:06:11 5 1
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NOT REALLY!! JUST MAKING SURE THEY GET THE TAX DUE,, NOT ALLOWING IT TO GET LOST??
04/01/2021 22:41:53 0 0
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EU implements similar rules this July.
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04/01/2021 14:05:23 74 82
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There you go BBC - I knew you could find an obscure anti Brexit story if you looked very hard
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04/01/2021 14:07:19 16 5
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It's true though isn't it!!! Fact!!!
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04/01/2021 14:07:22 1915 637
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Project reality kicking in. Not that Brexiters will admit it.
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04/01/2021 14:21:37 1951 369
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Let's look at what Brexit finally turned out to be:

• Divorce bill: Brexiteers said it'd be nothing, ended up being £33bn
• Northern Ireland: They said no change to relationship with rUK, ended up with border in Irish Sea
• Sovereignty: They said no compromises, ended up with 1200 pages of level playing field rules

Either they were lying about "holding all the cards" or they're incompetent.
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04/01/2021 14:23:30 41 120
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Project reality is the EU 2021 One Stop Shop for VAT system coming in later this year. Look it up and it will look remarkably familiar.

The UK is just ahead of the curve, as usual. Just like with the vaccine.
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04/01/2021 14:35:18 10 16
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Project kicking in after only one day? Surely not? Objectivity?
915
04/01/2021 14:49:00 8 14
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I'm a remain voter but agree the anti-brexit should stop as it is futile, sure this report, if true, seems daft, but let's wait for the reply from HMRC and by the way - standing on the fence is no way forward, let's now ALL progress forward and make deals that satisfy both countries.
04/01/2021 14:54:21 9 4
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Yes I remember everyone being concerned about Dutch Bike Bits....
04/01/2021 14:56:50 4 16
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at least firms in this country will be able to take all these cancelled in eu and we can be proud to say made in great britain
04/01/2021 15:25:02 0 6
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The EU will implement this new VAT rule in 6 months also, the EU was set to do it Jan 1st like UK, but delayed by 6 months. Wonder if this businesses will change tune when they realise EU is asking of the world same as UK.
04/01/2021 15:30:03 0 7
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"Project reality" as opposed to "project fear"

Project fear:

Your house price will fall 20%
Unemployment will go through the roof
Immediate recession after A50, no I mean when we leave, no I mean after transition
End of City of London
World War 3

Project reality

A handful of niche vendors in Europe wont pay a small export fee.....result BUY British.
04/01/2021 15:39:21 0 1
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project reality, foreign business being taxed as much as uk business. that sounds good to me
04/01/2021 15:47:50 0 1
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how is it bad asking companies to pay taxes if they want to sell into the UK ? do you want to destroy local business ?
04/01/2021 15:56:22 0 2
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EU nastiness kicking in
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04/01/2021 14:07:44 37 21
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Brexit Still not Done Johnson.
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04/01/2021 14:07:48 25 44
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good old bbc up to their old biased tricks again
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04/01/2021 14:08:49 20 10
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how dare they report the facts. So biased.
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04/01/2021 14:13:35 4 3
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Yeah Dammed BBC publishing facts again despite a minority wish to believe blindness is preferable...
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04/01/2021 14:07:54 1028 262
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"Some specialist online retailers in various EU countries have said they will no longer deliver to UK addresses because of tax changes due to Brexit."

Yet another issue identified years ago that was dismissed as project fear. And this is just the beginning.
468
04/01/2021 14:29:36 562 588
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Well they have had a few years to sort it out. Sounds like these companies dont actually sell that much to the UK otherwise they would just follow the new rules...
04/01/2021 14:56:44 54 21
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Now is a good time for UK manufacturers to replace these EU companies and make these items in the UK.
04/01/2021 15:01:58 44 28
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I'm sure you can buy bike bits from elsewhere.
04/01/2021 15:03:04 44 27
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great news, buy british
04/01/2021 15:34:46 6 3
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And yet they will still supply to every other country in the world, many of which impose import duties and taxes and customs declarations.
I feel these companies are just posturing.
Any decent company will very easily be able to handle this.
And it's to create a level playing field in the UK where goods are taxed at 20% no matter where they come from.
04/01/2021 15:37:02 5 8
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when does my house price fall 20%, when is the immediate recession due to Brexit, when is World war 3........
04/01/2021 16:06:43 0 1
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One of the Brexitcasts was about this
04/01/2021 16:25:26 2 6
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Yes - we should set aside our democratic decision so that some dutch company can sell us a £50 pedal.

BBC remoaner bots are busy today.
04/01/2021 16:30:25 0 4
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They'll come back once they get over themselves.
04/01/2021 16:35:39 2 1
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"Some specialist online retailers...."

It's not just the specialist ones, Amazon has stopped UK sellers appearing in EU consumers searches, and vice versa. They will not do fulfilment across borders any more unless the seller covers the costs and legalities.

Small online retailers have been cut off by the costs.
04/01/2021 16:41:37 0 1
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If they want the business they will find a way to trade with Britain.
04/01/2021 16:57:32 0 1
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Project Remainer rubbish in your case.
04/01/2021 16:59:54 0 1
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I’m sure we can make bike bits and beer in the UK. We don’t need to bring it from Belgium and Holland
04/01/2021 17:04:05 0 1
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Yes restrictive access to Dutch Bike Bits is terrible
04/01/2021 17:19:43 0 2
bbc
Well, we'll make our own! Just think about the advantages of that for minute.
04/01/2021 17:24:08 1 1
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Dismissed as project fear by Gove.
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04/01/2021 14:06:34 27 39
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Ermm....So what?
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04/01/2021 14:07:56 11 9
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You do not ever utilise something imported then...
04/01/2021 16:16:31 0 3
bbc
Beer and bike wheels. Not exactly critical....and other sources are available.......Cars will be maintained.....This ain't Cuba....Typical BBC click bait
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04/01/2021 14:05:23 74 82
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There you go BBC - I knew you could find an obscure anti Brexit story if you looked very hard
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04/01/2021 14:07:56 13 22
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haha, some two-bit company no one has ever heard of has said they will stop selling to the UK, yawn........cue Remoaners saying " I told you so"......."the end is nigh"
04/01/2021 15:00:27 5 3
bbc
Suddenly You know everything about this Firm wow what an Expert
04/01/2021 15:23:36 3 2
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Indeed - and they still bothered to 'thumbs down your comment!
1
04/01/2021 14:05:23 74 82
bbc
There you go BBC - I knew you could find an obscure anti Brexit story if you looked very hard
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04/01/2021 14:08:02 14 5
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It's not obscure to say that we don't know the impact of the extra red tape yet. But it's not likely to be good.
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04/01/2021 14:06:05 21 22
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Good. Gives UK businesses a competitive advantage. Like a lot of producers, as well as supplying wholesale we have a retail portal for our products. Expecting a very good year as many of our EU rivals have decided not to sell to the UK for the time being.
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04/01/2021 14:12:31 11 6
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Would do if we made the goods being blocked... sadly this just a small sample and will grow...
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04/01/2021 14:14:27 1 1
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On the other hand, located in Europe, I buy via internet from some UK retailers. I am pretty sure there will be extra import tariffs to pay at some time in the future. Such a shame.
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04/01/2021 14:32:44 0 2
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Yeah all those Belgian beer making opportunities here!
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04/01/2021 14:08:14 26 25
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Two tiny companies that no one has ever heard of stop supplies to UK.
It's worth it.
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04/01/2021 14:11:04 13 11
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NO it isn't!
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04/01/2021 14:11:40 0 3
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Is not just 1 or 2 and will spead as more decide they will not pay UK to collect taxes...
520
04/01/2021 14:32:12 0 1
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You think it’s only 2? And only EU? Facepalm.
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04/01/2021 14:06:38 1285 388
bbc
Life will be more expensive and restricted for us now that Brexit is acted. So much for regained freedom. We’ll all realised that progressively.
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04/01/2021 14:08:17 1589 478
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We Remainers knew that - and said so - all along, which is why we campaigned against the insanity of Brexit.
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04/01/2021 14:12:54 40 102
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Numpty, stop complaining and get on with it
Man up a bit snowflake..... Removed
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04/01/2021 14:36:36 14 15
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I was a remainer and campaigned every day,however we lost and we now have to come together and look at what we do as positive and stop being negative
04/01/2021 14:56:59 1 3
bbc
Medal on its way.
04/01/2021 15:00:02 4 5
bbc
Surely remainers and brexiters are things of the past.
04/01/2021 15:00:03 8 8
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Not insanity--just people being fed up to the back gills of unelected people in other countries telling us what to do.We were all fooled and lied to by heath when he said we would only be tied to the then EEC by trade ties NOT political.judicial or legislative processes.In old days he would have been tried as a traitor,and rightly so.
04/01/2021 15:10:55 8 5
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Yes. The brexiiers are quiet now. Not sining the happy song so much. Wallow in your own MIRE guys!
04/01/2021 15:18:25 2 7
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.......and YOU LOST.
gbs
04/01/2021 15:54:56 1 7
bbc
And...........lost.
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04/01/2021 14:08:22 22 17
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This will be one of the things that Leave voters voted for, of course.

No?

Well, this is a consequence of voting Leave.
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04/01/2021 14:08:34 21 35
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BREAKING NEWS: "Small niche companies in Europe face minor impact". BBC funding has been reduced and yet they're still able to waste money on reporting on these trivialities.
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04/01/2021 14:09:53 4 13
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Anything to feed the remainer confirmation bias...
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04/01/2021 14:10:09 2 3
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Is not 1 or 2 though... Even our colonial brethren are avoiding UK sale due to having to pay UK to collect taxes for us...
510
04/01/2021 14:31:38 2 2
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It’s the UK that faces the impact, with reduced purchasing choice. Just because you only want to eat fish and chips and ride a bulldog to work; not everything can or will be made in the UK.
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04/01/2021 14:07:48 25 44
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good old bbc up to their old biased tricks again
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04/01/2021 14:08:49 20 10
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how dare they report the facts. So biased.
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04/01/2021 14:08:49 302 108
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when is acceptable to say i told you so?
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04/01/2021 14:09:42 236 74
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Right about now I would say...
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04/01/2021 14:10:51 5 4
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As of 01.01.21... just tell 'me.
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04/01/2021 14:13:59 6 2
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When you crash your bike on the way to the Off Licence.
04/01/2021 16:12:33 7 7
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In a few months. By then we won’t get any of these stupid anti Brexit non stories, we will be living pretty much as before. Then you can waste your breath again.
04/01/2021 16:38:32 5 5
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And what Dutch bikes and craft Belgium beer make a difference to our economy?
04/01/2021 17:03:32 4 6
bbc
When is it acceptable to yawn?
04/01/2021 17:15:50 0 4
bbc
Around about now, but I voted for Brexit so I could say just that. Britain ditched its Commonwealth trading partners for the Common Market as it was then so now we from the Commonwealth can say well tough we had to sink or swim and we ended up swimming after we had changed what we normally exported which took years in most cases. I voted for Brexit so Britain would find out how to swim...
04/01/2021 17:25:14 1 1
bbc
I guess when you desperately need a bike part that you can source from somewhere else?
04/01/2021 17:14:34 0 1
bbc
Plenty of EU companies will follow DBP example. For UK companies this is huge possibility. From now on we just have buy from domestic online retailers.
04/01/2021 17:34:16 1 4
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You are a typical remainer who has never accepted you lost and we won.
04/01/2021 18:10:43 1 3
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But you didnt!! Making it equal for all companies across the EU and the world is good. Changing the point at which vat has to be charged to help stop vat evasion is also a good thing. You remoaners told us nothing. You peddled deceit, distortion, lies, smears, and scaremongered
04/01/2021 18:30:07 1 1
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Never because I wouldn't listen to you. Dutch bike parts can do one as I don't exist to support the Dutch, German, French or any other country I live to support Britain ahead of anyone. HMRC need more tax receipts to pay for your roads, hospitals, covid debt etc, we shall have more money by not sending it to the EU to build roads to no where in an undeveloped new EU member
04/01/2021 19:21:13 1 1
bbc
Been saying it for 4 years now, its even more relevant now though.
04/01/2021 19:51:06 1 1
bbc
Never unless you have something good to say about our country old chap
04/01/2021 20:06:49 0 1
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HMRC made changes to create level playing field between UK business & EU businesses avoiding paying VAT.

So do you make exceptions for businesses that sell things not sold in the UK? How about those EU companies that have bothered to pay their share?

Anyone using this HYS as a quick anti-Brexit slogan opportunity clearly hasn't got a clue about this, with UK businesses happy about the change.
04/01/2021 20:25:28 1 0
bbc
The cracks in our sunlit uplands are starting to appear but the real mudslide into the Brexit hole will take a while
- depending on how many billions Boris throws into 'stimulus' wallpaper to conceal the truth.
04/01/2021 21:10:01 1 0
bbc
Four years ago.
04/01/2021 23:04:53 0 0
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Well, Dave. You wonder.
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04/01/2021 14:07:09 718 198
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Wow....if only I could get beer from somewhere else....???

Anyone ???
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04/01/2021 14:09:00 578 296
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You wanted choice and thought you would still have it and be no worse off. More fool you.
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04/01/2021 14:10:59 8 5
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Irony.
04/01/2021 14:54:26 3 5
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I do not feel any worse off.
04/01/2021 15:14:21 1 1
bbc
Maybe they didn't want more choice and wanted to be worse off? Checkmate
04/01/2021 15:19:53 5 2
bbc
There are thousands of different beers made in the UK. How much choice do you want? They are probably a dozen small independent brewers within easy reach of your home, why not support them?
04/01/2021 16:27:19 1 1
bbc
This is a retailer not a manufacturer - I guess you can still buy the same beer elsewhere! The fact they cant handle the overheads suggest they dont sell much anyway.
04/01/2021 16:58:05 1 1
bbc
You cannot accept Brexit, so more fool you.
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04/01/2021 14:09:00 11 9
bbc
Posting parcels is an easy way to avoid taxes. All you have to do is put Low Value on your sticker.

Quite rightly HMRC have closed this loophole
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ds9
04/01/2021 14:12:42 5 3
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Closed it by throwing away income. I would pay the custom charges on my packages every single time. And now? That income for govt is gone because the UK is being blacklisted all over the world. Even US-based companies are refusing to comply.

HMRC have thrown the baby out with the bath water.
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04/01/2021 14:24:59 1 1
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Indeed - just wait to the end of 2021 to see our glorious exchequer bulging with the spoils of formerly lost VAT £billions - it almost needs a bus slogan!
04/01/2021 18:20:59 0 1
bbc
EU members have always paid their parcel dues owed to the HMRC. It's American and Asian firms that always dodge them by saying they are low value or a gift
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04/01/2021 14:09:03 18 13
bbc
I see the Brexit "bonus" is already coming home to roost.
Cue excuses from Brexiteers ..for whom reality does not exist.
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04/01/2021 14:13:19 2 5
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If you like I can send you directions to Halfords?
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04/01/2021 14:09:03 150 58
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As a ken cyclist and beer drinker I have never used these companies. I actually order bike parts direct from China and beer from all over the world with no issues. Non story BBC. Give it up!
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04/01/2021 14:11:18 80 16
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Does Ken not complain when you sit on him and peddle?
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04/01/2021 14:13:32 3 2
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You will face the same problem from any country - perhaps you haven't ordered beer or bike bits since 1st Jan.
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04/01/2021 14:15:02 6 11
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Try buying from Aliexpress since Jan 1st. I have and they're charging VAT.
I'm a fellow cyclist and beer drinker. It's a real story, BRexit is rubbish.
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04/01/2021 14:27:39 4 5
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It will also affect Chinese companies. Well done on keeping your carbon footprint low by cycling... and importing from China ??
04/01/2021 16:16:26 0 1
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The way the report reads, your Chinese supplier will also have to register for UK VAT to sell retail.
04/01/2021 17:20:46 0 1
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You might need to check on new rules for all personal imports Matt.
04/01/2021 19:00:47 0 1
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Ha
04/01/2021 18:47:44 0 1
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good for you but what about us who prefer to buy quality products from our neighbours?
RKT
04/01/2021 22:25:18 0 0
bbc
Pity you buy it from China - hope you can buy British made parts - good quality at competitive price in the not too distant future
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04/01/2021 14:09:13 10 14
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LIFE CHANGING

WE NOW CAN'T DUTCH BIKE BITS AND BEER ON WEB, SOCIETY ON BRINK OF BREXIT COLLAPSE

THEY'RE NOT THROWING A TANTRUM THEY'RE PERFECTLY JUSTIFIED

REMAINERS WERE RIGHT ALL ALONG
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04/01/2021 14:09:14 503 123
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Now it's happened, please can someone list what the benefits are

Real benefits - i.e. upsides and what that delivers for every day people - not negatives
.
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04/01/2021 14:10:47 365 53
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We have 2% more fish
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04/01/2021 14:11:14 45 6
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Blue passports and all the fish.

.... apart from the fish - anyone capable of critical thinking would have realised that the fishing would once again be part of the price paid for a deal, much like when we joined in the first place.
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04/01/2021 14:26:30 18 39
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I had this exact same question. I voted remain and was desperate to try and find this answer. Had a good chat with my dad with a balanced view. Short term example he showed was how quick we got the vaccine approved. It would have been unlikely to happen that quick and we would have been in step with the EU for it.
Other than that short term not a lot... longer term other things may be possible.
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CG
04/01/2021 14:38:14 25 25
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No More sick and inbreed puppies being shipped into the UK from the EU to be saved by UK owners with massive vet bills?
901
04/01/2021 14:48:44 25 16
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British bicycle parts companies will be seeing a positive. And if you don't feel that is a positive, then this story isn't a negative.
Boy
04/01/2021 14:47:56 4 29
bbc
EU 'migrants' coming over for benefits.

That's a big benefit.

Wait whats that? how dare I talk about Immigration? I'm a xenophobe?
Grow up.

Also no EU Super State, and EU Laws (Wonky Veg anyone? no? its banned?)
04/01/2021 15:01:34 2 8
bbc
Yep, you'll be emigrating, no doubt.
04/01/2021 15:27:14 4 5
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Our politicians are now fully accountable... none of this "oh we can't do this because of EU rules". That is the biggest benefit of leaving the EU.
04/01/2021 15:36:50 1 2
bbc
BBC can keep these HYS going where all anyone ever does in moan and complain!
04/01/2021 16:03:55 10 2
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In the nearly 2hrs since this post, the examples provided so far are:

- quicker vaccine approval (done whilst still under EU rules anyway)

- buy British instead (omitting parts originate in China anyway, so paying more for the same thing)

- 'escaping' EU laws such as wonky vegetables.

That wonky veg was so detrimental to everyday life it's obvs worth the £200bn cost of leaving

Still waiting
.
04/01/2021 16:09:15 0 4
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Just have think, there’s too many to fit into a HYS
04/01/2021 16:32:48 0 4
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How about a non-democratic ‘project’ that has a second chamber that proposes and forces through policy and laws at its whim no longer holds sway over you and this country ? Means nothing to you? Oh deary me,
04/01/2021 17:01:02 0 4
bbc
How about 61 new trade deals, Mr Stupid Username?
04/01/2021 17:15:14 0 4
bbc
Not being able to buy a few bike parts from a Dutch company that you can get here and not being able to buy Belgian beer is hardly a catastrophe. The BBC are just miffed that their reporters who they sent to Dover expecting chaos came home with nothing to report. Plenty of imports still coming in but that doesn't suit their agenda.
04/01/2021 17:42:34 0 1
bbc
Ask HM Government they must know!?
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04/01/2021 14:09:19 14 7
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If the detail of this article is correct then someone at HMRC should be without their job tomorrow.
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04/01/2021 14:09:21 732 208
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So much for project fear - we now have project reality check!
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04/01/2021 14:12:12 620 609
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..and we all thought it was going to be the Apocalypse. I am soooo terrified I cant get my bicycle spares and beer anymore.. I wonder if anywhere else sells them....lol.
04/01/2021 15:26:27 3 7
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FOUR DAYS IN and you start whinging already !!! According to PROJECT FEAR the world should have caved in on DAY ONE
04/01/2021 15:59:34 2 4
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Maybe these bicycle parts are/can be manufactured in the UK giving a Brexit boost to UK manufacturers?

And yes the EU are now under the same rules as the rest of the world. No the EU can't have special dispensation, that would be having their cake and eating it - they didn't want that!

The rest of the world seem to manage fine!
04/01/2021 16:58:43 1 3
bbc
Yawn. Bike Bits is a tremendous world player, isn't it?
04/01/2021 17:18:00 0 3
bbc
Where are all the 50 mile queues of trucks waiting to deliver to our companies,oh! they have already arrived with the correct paperwork.
04/01/2021 17:58:20 0 2
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Treating companies from all around the world equally, And changing the point at which vat is applied is a good thing. The hundreds of thousands of companies that trade with the UK from the EU and around the world do not appear to have any problems. Only a few petulant foot stampers. But your yet again peddling deceit
04/01/2021 18:13:19 0 2
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So how do you collect the V.A.T then. Would you have imports free of V.A.T while U.K firms have to charge it. The fault is with the V.A.T system .
04/01/2021 19:00:19 0 3
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Not really, When the Belgians realize they can't even sell their beer to their own and the bike people are going into shutdown , THEY WILL WILLING TO PAY THEY PRICE
04/01/2021 20:56:45 0 1
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What do we make in this country? Very little in comparison, most imported , especially from China. Price going up on most goods. Then fuel going up with new taxation for importing fuel. Electricity from France going up. Where does it end. To cap it all Boris's dad has just about says it all. Changing nationality, along with many others.
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04/01/2021 14:09:27 111 46
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So Much Brexit Winning!
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04/01/2021 14:09:32 10 16
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Hopefully an enterprising UK based company will fill this hole. It will time for a reset but in the long run it will be for the best.
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04/01/2021 14:11:46 1 2
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Some of us already started filling the market gap last year. :-)
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04/01/2021 14:09:33 16 13
bbc
People jumping up and down hoping the country goes down the pan so they can say “I told you so!” I voted remain but it’s happened now so we all need to hope it works out.
371
04/01/2021 14:25:30 4 1
bbc
You’re hoping it works out, by less small businesses worldwide sending to us?
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04/01/2021 14:07:12 2448 905
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Great job, Brexiters, just fantastic. At what point is there any benefit to ordinary people from your ridiculous Old Empire vanity project?
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Pat
04/01/2021 14:09:34 981 1157
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Foreign countries being treated the same Sounds positive to me
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04/01/2021 14:15:48 197 61
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No positive when you start seeing the cost of living go up, your freedoms go down and consumers and workers rights sacrificed
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04/01/2021 14:22:19 135 27
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Except that this is not quite the case. You may have bought into Patel's fib of one immigration system for all, but you see, if you are an EU, Japanese or a US citizen for instance, you can come to the UK for visits up to 6 months, but if you are say from Brazil then you need to apply for a visa beforehand which takes a month to process , so you see that we do not treat everyone equally?
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04/01/2021 14:49:04 16 32
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with the emphasis on "foreign" as in "bleedin' foreigners". xenophobe confirmed.
998
04/01/2021 14:51:12 32 33
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All countries that trade with the UK being treated equally that sounds good to me or do companies in the EU who trade with the UK feel they should be given special rates/treatment? Maybe they should talk to their EU representative, maybe if the EU negotiate fairly & honestly with the UK government this might not be happening. The EU wanted a level playing grounds well they got it .
04/01/2021 14:52:26 8 7
bbc
Same treatment? Perhaps you have a point about fairness. However, it doesn't amount to much when companies around the world decide we're not worth dealing with on account of too much red tape, and ridiculous fees!
04/01/2021 15:02:33 11 10
bbc
Really?

What happened to Boris Johnson's "we're going global"?

That HMRC expect any company anywhere in the world who sells to the UK should register for VAT, pay a fee, and pay UK VAT is quite incredible. What would happen t our exports if other countries reciprocate?

Brexit really is little England pulling up the drawbridge.
04/01/2021 15:04:21 9 1
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Pat you are wrong - if I buy something from Australia (as I have done over the net by mistake) the goods are held at the UK border by customs officials and I have to pay the UK sales/import tax to get them released to me (on top of the invoiced amount). The original Australian vendor does not have to be registered with UK tax authorities or collect any UK tax on behalf of HMRC.
04/01/2021 15:14:29 3 3
bbc
Old Rules:
EU/UK Co exports to UK/EU VAT Reg Co - No Vat charged
Complete EC Sales List to enable VAT to be realigned amongst EU nations
EU/UK Company to Non VAT Reg UK/EU Business or consumer, charge and collect VAT locally
RoW to UK, VAT Charged on imports but collected in UK by Customs, business claim back individuals suffer.

New measures are to reduce burden on customs officials.
04/01/2021 15:16:49 6 2
bbc
they always were treated the same - VAT (and any import duties levied) had to be paid by the customer before delivery. organisations like ParcelForce, UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc. collected those payments and then paid HMRC. now the *supplier* has to collect and account for the VAT. this is NEW. ultimately, it's uk customers who will lose out. less choice for you in the future
04/01/2021 15:17:32 4 2
bbc
Additionally VAT on Exports are zero, so now all exports to EU have no VAT, which means less £ collected for UK Government (via EC Sales List). Also all tourists now buying in UK will be able to reclaim VAT when they leave UK which will mean all EU travellers whereas at moment it is only those from RoW.
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Bob
04/01/2021 14:09:36 19 29
bbc
There the BBC has found its anti-Brexit story for today as billions become unemployed and the moon crashes into the earth because of the "madness of Brexit"

Never mind the soaring stock market and the strengthening £ lets find some more gloom and doom.
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04/01/2021 14:17:54 5 1
bbc
Expect plenty of this in the coming year.
The current PM & the right wing press built anti Eu Nationalist movement on less
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04/01/2021 14:09:40 13 15
bbc
big deal, doesn't bring the UK to a grinding halt, "cut nose to spite face" springs to mind
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ds9
04/01/2021 14:09:41 39 27
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I've been dreading this new tax law coming in. I order a lot from overseas, usually from small businesses like eBayers and USA based comic book stores. I'm expecting them all to blacklist the UK now.
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04/01/2021 14:11:11 33 20
bbc
This changes nothing for US suppliers, so don't talk nonsense.
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04/01/2021 14:17:31 5 5
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and as a result you undermine UK businesses and help support tax evasion. Well done.
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04/01/2021 14:21:38 7 3
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Exactly. Whoever says ‘oh well’ to this doesn’t really understand that not everything will or even can be made in this country. It affects every country sending to us, not just their demonised EU
04/01/2021 14:52:22 0 2
bbc
Then you know you have always had to pay vat and handling charges to hmrc. You're talking nonsense and you know it.
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04/01/2021 14:07:02 502 165
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Some firms stopped shipping earlier than this announcement. How does this help UK consumers ? It doesn't !!! More rip off Britain. !!!
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04/01/2021 14:08:25 356 583
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It helps UK SMEs. Brexit = job done. :-)
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04/01/2021 14:26:15 40 4
bbc
Unfortunately it affects UK producers like Brooks England. So as usual Brexit is again shown to be a total disaster
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04/01/2021 14:29:44 40 3
bbc
"It helps UK SMEs" - what about the customer? Do they pay more or less to buy now in the UK?

If they have been buying from overseas then it suggests that it's because it's cheaper for them to do so.
571
04/01/2021 14:34:18 33 4
bbc
only helps British SMEs if a- there's a British SME making what you previously bought abroad and b- the British SME makes it for a comparable price. If people buy British instead of European then it helps British business, if people opt to do without now they can't buy European that helps nobody
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04/01/2021 14:31:32 36 7
bbc
No, it hurts British companies and British business.
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04/01/2021 14:50:44 23 3
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Oooh what do you sell that competes with European imports? I’m finding that I’m losing EU customers and there’s no one to replace them with.
04/01/2021 14:56:18 17 3
bbc
UK resource poor - everything we make somewhere down the line we import. Making many bike products for a small customer base is not economic - now exporting to that base isn't either
04/01/2021 15:01:22 12 4
bbc
So less competition then.

Followed by higher prices and less quality. You're not really selling it to me yet.
04/01/2021 15:29:59 6 2
bbc
Let's say you want to get parts for your faulty dishwasher ...
04/01/2021 15:46:02 3 2
bbc
No if they can't buy components it doesn't.
04/01/2021 16:36:19 2 3
bbc
Ah right, so screw consumer choice eh? You Brexit head bangers are beyond the pale. No wonder this country is in such a mess.
as
04/01/2021 16:45:38 4 3
bbc
I run an SME selling audio parts worldwide.
This DOES NOT help UK SME's I can guarantee that.
If you think this helps people like me then you are an idiot - full stop!
Brexit is the biggest act of self harm any advanced nation could commit and countries around the world are staring in complete disbelief that we should actually do something so stupid
SFA
04/01/2021 16:50:21 3 2
bbc
How? As a UK SME, I used to have straightforward access to a market around 400million - my costs to do business with 350million have just doubled. For all practical purposes that's killed my business
04/01/2021 17:11:00 3 2
bbc
I am sure that if UK SMEs could produce the same quality at lower price, they would have cornered the UK market already, eh?
Or had you not thought that far?
04/01/2021 17:13:55 1 3
bbc
How have British exporters been helped? More red tape.
How have British consumers been helped? Less choice

Win/Win
04/01/2021 17:24:19 2 2
bbc
And how exactly how does that help UK small medium firm export goods to our major European markets . Stupid is as stupid does
04/01/2021 17:26:51 1 2
bbc
Except SMEs won't fill the gap. The margins are too small / c costs too high. We can produce added or high value / margin stuff but routine stuff, we don't want to know.
04/01/2021 17:32:17 1 2
bbc
I think you meant Brexit = job gone. It's only a small typo on your part, but devastating for those who lose their jobs because of this vanity project.
04/01/2021 17:51:09 2 1
bbc
I own a bike parts company and I'm chuffed, it means I can double my prices and make lots of money now my competition doesn't send to the UK
04/01/2021 18:10:54 0 2
bbc
Not really gammon
04/01/2021 19:01:14 0 1
bbc
Except made in UK suggests same quality levels as made in Hong kong used to do back in 70s. Exceptionally poor quality. Word beating tat you might say. I would not buy British out of choice- Poor rep!!!
04/01/2021 19:20:32 1 1
bbc
No, it really doesn’t.
04/01/2021 19:31:27 1 1
bbc
Helps UK SMEs by letting them rip off UK customers by delivering inferior products at extortionate prices.
As such, it removes the incentive to become more competitive and be able to sell to the 'whole world'.
Just what post-Brexit UK needs to 'prosper mightily'.
04/01/2021 19:35:23 0 1
bbc
It doesn't help British SMEs (like mine) that need to buy parts from specialist companies in the EU.
04/01/2021 20:22:14 0 1
bbc
Except that not many UK SME could produce something to replace the lost goods.
They even didn't step in last year to produce the much needed PPE!
04/01/2021 21:03:31 0 1
bbc
As long as you are happy with reduced competition and higher prices, then yeah, well done.
27
04/01/2021 14:08:49 302 108
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when is acceptable to say i told you so?
44
04/01/2021 14:09:42 236 74
bbc
Right about now I would say...
04/01/2021 17:04:05 2 6
bbc
I would say you don't know what you are talking about.
04/01/2021 18:11:38 1 3
bbc
Well so far not one single thing that you remoaners peddled has come to pass. You have so much egg on your faces that your grabbing at straws. You lot are a joke
04/01/2021 20:20:13 1 0
bbc
The Brexit fools will still say it’s “Project Fear” egged on by the tabloids!
05/01/2021 00:53:37 0 0
bbc
give it a few more months for the chill to REALLY settle in ;)
45
04/01/2021 14:09:49 1232 350
bbc
Leavers are trying to dismiss this as small yet they are unable to come up with any small benefit of Brexit.
250
04/01/2021 14:19:49 691 336
bbc
We've been able to ban live shipments of livestock and reduce VAT on women's sanitary products to zero. So, even as a Remainer, I'm able to come up with some benefits of Brexit.
270
04/01/2021 14:21:08 56 19
bbc
Halfords is British, if only we had a brewer in the country to sell all the extra beer now required. lol
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SJC
04/01/2021 14:26:10 74 144
bbc
Taking back control of borders with a points based system of immigration.
Making our own laws and regulations.
A British regulatory framework will be able to better exploit the fourth industrial revolution and avoid EU protectionism.
Controlling trade policy, leading to new and better agreements such as the Japan FTA and joining the CPTPP.
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SJC
04/01/2021 14:26:22 67 118
bbc
An independent sanctions and human rights regime separate to and more progressive than the EU’s.
Taking back control of fishing waters and exclusive economic zone.
Replacing the wasteful anti-environmental Common Agricultural Policy.
More accountable political system. Direct Parliamentary accountability. Politicians no longer hiding behind EU rules.
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SJC
04/01/2021 14:26:45 52 110
bbc
A new state aid regime that is responsive and in keeping with free market principles, but also that support the agenda of levelling up.
New freeports.
Taking back control of the £20 billion currently controlled by the EU every year to spend on UK priorities instead.
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04/01/2021 14:28:20 259 30
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We’ve got rid of the tampon tax and stopped pulse fishing. Both of which we could have done within the EU anyway.
782
04/01/2021 14:40:05 2 2
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Not small, just premature. Perhaps wait until we are at least some months further down the track when a more objective analysis can be made.
04/01/2021 14:56:12 1 12
bbc
We got the Astra Zeneca vaccine which the EU has yet to approve. It'll all settle down and smart firms will see the opportunities, stupid ones will flounder.
04/01/2021 14:53:50 0 4
bbc
Having our vaccine programme separate from the EU's has saved thousands of lives so far, 15,000 by one German economist's view.

Not to mention the millions of EU citizens who will likely still not be vaccinated by next winter after the EU decided to 'diplomatically' put half of its eggs into the basket of the French (Sanofi) vaccine.
04/01/2021 14:58:57 0 2
bbc
Give them a year mate, we'll see you back on here?
04/01/2021 14:58:41 0 5
bbc
advantage to day is these can all be made in britain instead of importing them ,more jobs and better quality product
46
04/01/2021 14:09:53 5 16
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So some firms are cutting their noses off to spite their faces.

When the bottom line is affected they will revert...
25
04/01/2021 14:08:34 21 35
bbc
BREAKING NEWS: "Small niche companies in Europe face minor impact". BBC funding has been reduced and yet they're still able to waste money on reporting on these trivialities.
47
04/01/2021 14:09:53 4 13
bbc
Anything to feed the remainer confirmation bias...
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04/01/2021 14:09:56 206 48
bbc
"Another firm, Belgium-based Beer On Web, said it was now shunning the UK "due to the new Brexit measures"."

Farage will be upset.
725
04/01/2021 14:41:11 173 24
bbc
Probably not as he only drinks pints for the media
865
04/01/2021 14:47:17 7 1
bbc
No he drinks bitter, not lager.
04/01/2021 15:03:18 13 6
bbc
hooray there are plenty of UK suppliers, which I won't name here... to avoid BBC ad. rules, but there is at least one in Scotland and a couple more with animal [like Canis lupus] in their names scattered around the country... many offer free delivery !!! so let's get drinking and support UK employment!!!
04/01/2021 15:04:28 12 11
bbc
He drinks proper British ale as we all should
04/01/2021 15:44:41 6 4
bbc
No it due the fact they have to pay TAX on and now there is no way to hide from it.
They could of us put the extra cost on the price for the UK but they did not, you have to wonder why?
04/01/2021 16:04:21 1 1
bbc
there are others?
04/01/2021 16:49:56 5 3
bbc
Belgium makes some excellent beers. Farage-rhymes-with-garage seems mostly to down beer I wouldn't use for hosing dog turds off the pavement.
Ram
04/01/2021 16:52:08 5 1
bbc
Interestingly, where is that nut now?? No words from him since the time he campaigned for Trump????????????
04/01/2021 17:46:09 2 2
bbc
Not to sure Nigel likes Belgium beer.
04/01/2021 20:45:10 0 1
bbc
Should we stockpile Stella?
04/01/2021 21:10:59 3 1
bbc
He will just move to his second home in Germany and pop across the border.
ET
04/01/2021 22:49:26 0 0
bbc
Wow, you think. Can we have more importers failing to supply his needs?
Dodgy cord jackets?
Chinos from Italy?
Loafers from Italy?

Brilliant.

Of course, he drinks Spitfire for the cameras. T**t.
04/01/2021 23:05:50 0 0
bbc
Don’t we make beer in the UK?
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04/01/2021 14:10:02 2549 463
bbc
Whether you are pro- or anti-Brexit, you've got to admit these retailers have a point.

I thought one of the 'selling' points of Brexit was to reduce red tape, but it seems that we have created shedloads of it for both us and the EU.

Also, the trade deal we have done with Turkey is shoddy and ignores their blatant human rights breaches. The UK used to have some moral fibre once upon a time.
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04/01/2021 14:16:15 843 145
bbc
And you're surprised about this?
203
04/01/2021 14:17:39 43 22
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Is that the same deal we had 31/12, you mean the same deal the EU has with them
217
04/01/2021 14:18:06 79 96
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If human rights are your concern you can celebrate that at least we are no longer in a customs union with Turkey
218
04/01/2021 14:18:07 164 34
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With Liz Truss completing the trade deal this is to be expected. It's all about financial gain for themselves and the investment companies. Human rights and faulty PPE equipment that costs the tax payer millions because it can't be used are irrelevant to this government.
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04/01/2021 14:19:09 45 202
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....this is not what was expected....this has to be dealt with....we want to be able to buy from online retailers and have parcles delivered to us! This can be fixed without resorting to cries of re-join the EU!
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04/01/2021 14:19:21 148 356
bbc
So a tiny number of openly named "specialist online retailers" say they wont ship here anymore..... yep, that commands a HYS and gives permission to remainers to lose their minds again and again.

Get a grip people, I'm sure that that you'll cope without your influx of goods from "Dutch Bike Bits".
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04/01/2021 14:20:31 199 74
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UK will become so desperate , it will deal with anyone. Human rights will be secondary!
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04/01/2021 14:21:57 35 224
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You do not understand import/export best you just keep quiet.
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04/01/2021 14:22:10 144 262
bbc
They have no point, whatsoever. This is just petulance; hell mend them!

"Dutch Bike Bits said from now on, it would ship to every country in the world except the UK: We are forced by British policy to stop dealing with British customers."

So the shipping of parts to, say, Angola is fine, but it can't ship to the UK? It's infantile!

Fine! Their competitors will do it and DBB will lose business!
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04/01/2021 14:22:10 128 15
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So I would guess you have never bought anything supplied from China? Or do you thing their human rights record is OK?
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04/01/2021 14:23:17 119 228
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Stop dealing with them, plenty of other suppliers, come on Birmingham, Black Country and Sheffield take Dutch Bike Bits business.
A good part of Brexit.
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04/01/2021 14:23:27 111 17
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"I thought one of the 'selling' points of Brexit was to reduce red tape".

What part of leaving a trading bloc would reduce red tape in continuing to trade with it? Oh dear, didn't you realise that Farage was just having a laugh?
437
04/01/2021 14:28:33 33 9
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On that basis there would be a lot of countries we didn't trade with, including China.
439
04/01/2021 14:28:36 51 19
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I'd say it's an excellent opportunity for UK traders to fill the gap, wherever there is change there is opportunity.

"Also, the trade deal we have done with Turkey is shoddy and ignores their blatant human rights breaches. The UK used to have some moral fibre once upon a time."

Chances are the device you used post this was made in China.
447
04/01/2021 14:28:54 61 14
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While we were negotiating a deal with Turkey, EU were finalising an investment partnership with China... There are no morals. China has cracked down on Hong Kong breaking laws/rules it agreed with UK, uses hacking and fake news to sow discontent globally and caps it all by unleashing covid on the world, tries to cover it up and then blames anyone but themselves. China is the world's biggest threat
450
04/01/2021 14:28:58 47 17
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Go complain about the EU investment deal with China who have the worst human rights record on the planet. Good to be even handed don'tcha think? Try it.
462
04/01/2021 14:29:27 35 33
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The Trade Deal we have done with Turkey is a Continuation Deal, meaning that the same rules apply now as before, that is why it could not be signed off until after there was a UK-EU agreement, but glad that you agree that the EU-Turkey deal is "shoddy and ignores their blatant human rights breaches"
No the retailers do not "have a point", they are now having to pay VAT in the UK, that is good.
463
04/01/2021 14:26:29 17 62
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Yes we have moral fibre= thats one reason why we left . ps there will be more red tape isnt that obvious ?
488
04/01/2021 14:30:33 35 6
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I take it you are sure that you do not buy any goods made in Turkey, China, Myanmar, Pakistan, Bangladesh..........etc
557
04/01/2021 14:33:34 28 14
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Good, online retailers no matter where they are, are now treated the same as High Street Shops with VAT collected at Point of Sale.
570
04/01/2021 14:34:18 35 14
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I never voted for Brexit nor this governnent but now it has hapoened maybe buying locally produced bike parts, is the way to go, or local beer.

Just sayin'
607
04/01/2021 14:34:46 32 17
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brexit was never going to reduce red tape, that was an obvious lie, and morals and tories don't go together
714
04/01/2021 14:40:33 24 4
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And, of course, you don't buy anything made in China, whose human rights abuses are far worse than Turkey.
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xlr
04/01/2021 14:43:49 21 14
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Retailers always have a point, even if they labour it a bit for effect when lobbying government. Little changes can mean success or failure.

One thing they don't do is simply do things out of spite. Spite doesn't pay the bills. Though I'm assuming many Leave voters don't believe this, as many of them voted out of spite.
830
04/01/2021 14:45:49 14 2
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We trade with China and their human rights record is far, far worse
831
04/01/2021 14:45:52 13 14
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... and the EU expect UK nationals to get a visa to enter. Just imagine if every country did the same!

Suck it up EU!
885
04/01/2021 14:48:10 12 14
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The connection between 'moral fibre' and 'Johnson' is 'lack of'. UK's moral fibre was well and truly buried when he was elected.
I fully expected more red tape, but dealing with Turkey is a great disappointment. Not a regime we should support.
893
04/01/2021 14:48:30 9 3
bbc
Charge the import tax to English customers. What's the problem?
937
04/01/2021 14:49:29 13 2
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If you are concerned with human rights, you might want to look at what we import from China. How we turn a blind eye here in the west,
04/01/2021 14:51:49 9 15
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The UK dispensed with moral fibre years ago, otherwise we wouldn't turn a blind eye to sweat shops in Leicester, Nottingham, Bradford, etc. Or overseas in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam, etc. However, the EU uses the same sources, so nothing there has changed.
The BBC is making a story out of this and will continue to do so until we fed up with their petulant remain rhetoric.
04/01/2021 14:52:00 13 8
bbc
Well it is the the first trade deal designed to introduce barriers rather than remove them, so hardly surprising. Didnt write that on the side of a bus did they...
04/01/2021 14:52:49 11 10
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This is only the start of the realization of what the UK has just successfully achieved in signing up for......
04/01/2021 14:53:43 7 3
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while the EU is about to climb in bed with China...
04/01/2021 14:53:57 11 14
bbc
You do understand it's the EU's customs border that has caused this. It's the same for all countries outside the EU's protectionist sphere. These are small minded retailers who are too lazy to learn the process to increase their trade. Others will swoop in and replace them.
04/01/2021 14:54:09 11 1
bbc
how about the new trade progress with the EU and China ?? clearly you are against that as well based on Chinese human rights violations ?
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04/01/2021 14:10:06 5 4
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The devil is in the detail and we all know Bojo is not one to trouble himself over such mundane matters. The companies and goods affected may be small beer but, just a minute, please don't tell me small beer exports will be stopped too!
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04/01/2021 14:10:06 10 9
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No doubt brexiteers will call this project fear as they are incapable of facing reality.
52
04/01/2021 14:10:06 17 11
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Brexiters blame everyone but themselves.
25
04/01/2021 14:08:34 21 35
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BREAKING NEWS: "Small niche companies in Europe face minor impact". BBC funding has been reduced and yet they're still able to waste money on reporting on these trivialities.
53
04/01/2021 14:10:09 2 3
bbc
Is not 1 or 2 though... Even our colonial brethren are avoiding UK sale due to having to pay UK to collect taxes for us...
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MVP
04/01/2021 14:10:20 391 55
bbc
The problem is that no one understands the rules yet and does not want to be caught out.

The safest thing for imports and exporters is to simply stop.

It's not as if we haven't been warned that this would happen. No one can be surprised.
04/01/2021 15:20:15 268 103
bbc
The rest of the world less 27 EU satellites manage ok.
04/01/2021 15:52:29 21 5
bbc
No. They know the rules. That's WHY they're stopping. Because the rules make the UK unviable to sell into for many companies working on tight margins.
BOF
04/01/2021 16:59:29 2 1
bbc
I hope not. If all imports stop we will get quite hungry quite quickly.
04/01/2021 17:01:52 3 4
bbc
yawn.
04/01/2021 23:12:41 0 0
bbc
As an import / export house I object, we have had 4 years to adjust, and 12 months to prepare for the WTO rules, with all that implies for duty and VAT. Anyone who is suprised by or cannot cope with the current situation does not deserve to remain in business.
05/01/2021 10:20:34 0 0
bbc
Lol, the rules are clear, they just don't make economic sense.
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04/01/2021 14:10:22 8 7
bbc
One door closed, another will open. They couldn’t be the only suppliers! Chances are parts are made in the Far East anyway! ??
56
04/01/2021 14:10:24 4 8
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WOW WHAT A PATHETIC ARTICLE.

MANY UK SELLERS ARE FACING THE EXACT SAME PROBLEM BUT NO MENTION OF THAT HERE.

AMAZON WHICH DOES NOT LIKE PAYING TAXES THREW ITS UK FBA SELLERS UNDER THE BUS OVER THIS.
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04/01/2021 14:10:27 6 11
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Yes, ha! If you're not happy with it contact your elected representative!!? Classic!! Coz if your think about it those EU companies don't have any ELECTED representatives!! Ha! Ha! Ha!
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04/01/2021 14:10:27 10 9
bbc
Lots of business opportunities for UK companies then
1
04/01/2021 14:05:23 74 82
bbc
There you go BBC - I knew you could find an obscure anti Brexit story if you looked very hard
59
04/01/2021 14:10:30 14 7
bbc
Rest assured, there will be plenty more in the coming months. You can just stay in your comforting zone of denial though.
60
04/01/2021 14:10:33 52 19
bbc
These guys are right - it is an absolutely ridiculous requitrement!
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04/01/2021 14:10:34 540 216
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Buy British
91
04/01/2021 14:11:59 632 258
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We don’t make anything
104
04/01/2021 14:12:39 58 19
bbc
You've had 4 years to rebuild British manufacturing and it looks like you can't even make small bicycle parts yet.
182
04/01/2021 14:16:43 41 10
bbc
Why. I remember British cars.
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04/01/2021 14:17:42 37 16
bbc
not a very helpful comment if you have a Dutch bike and need spares for it
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Us
04/01/2021 14:28:57 55 26
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So the specialist radio antennas we buy for trains in the UK are made in Germany, and are subject to patents. They can't be bought from anywhere else and can't be copied. Hope you'll be happy when the trains grind to a halt because they can't access their signalling systems as there are no more replacement parts.
What world do you live in buy British every thing you buy is made in China and look what they gave the world. Removed
474
04/01/2021 14:29:45 47 12
bbc
Our British manufacturing base is small. We don’t make very much to buy.
890
04/01/2021 14:48:22 60 6
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Sadly 'globalisation' made China the factory of the world. We all wanted cheaper goods so we are responsible for the death knell. Some allude to the poor quality of cars and motorcycles made in Britain during the 70's and this indeed is a fact but the unions were just as responsible for destroying this sector.
04/01/2021 14:54:56 8 6
bbc
But only British products that don't contain any components from overseas, or else we can't make them either. Otherwise good advice apart from the fact the economy is 80% service industry.
04/01/2021 15:11:30 8 1
bbc
It's supposed to be a free Country. Please don't tell us what we can and cannot buy.
04/01/2021 15:27:18 1 2
bbc
Excellent idea if UK firms produce what's wanted, but strikes and wage demands killed British industry years ago.
04/01/2021 15:29:27 2 2
bbc
Belgian beer is made in Belgium.
04/01/2021 15:47:09 2 0
bbc
Stop buying German, stop buying French. Stop buying Spanish, stop buying Dutch/Belgium/Italian etc.
04/01/2021 15:53:10 3 2
bbc
OK. But we don't make anything that adheres to this type of vision. Even the champion trouser-juice spaffer himself was very clear that he sees the UK centring on high-end leveraged value rather than 'making stuff at 5 times the price of elsewhere in the world'. The idea of the UK as a bulk consumer product manufacturer is laughable in its ignorance.
04/01/2021 15:59:14 1 1
bbc
Hahahaha - hilarious. You're about three decades too late.
04/01/2021 16:01:20 2 2
bbc
Would if I could, but I can't so I don't.
04/01/2021 16:14:37 1 1
bbc
Most cannot afford to.
04/01/2021 16:33:38 0 2
bbc
I used to buy British before brexit. Now I will buy local but will no longer support brexit backing England . No more buying English made products out of shared responsibility and nationhood. Lessons need learned and the way to do it is not to support the stupidity. It’s like when your teenager is being surly and awkward, you don’t reward them for it as the year won’t learn!
04/01/2021 16:38:48 2 0
bbc
I'll buy the best products, thanks. If they're British so be it, if they're Dutch, Spanish. French, or from anywhere else that's fine too. This, like so many other issues shows what Brexit was always really about - raising the drawbridge, narrowing horizons, shutting your eyes and sticking your fingers in your ears. It's regressive, infantile, and pointless.
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04/01/2021 14:10:37 16 20
bbc
Not exactly BMW or Audi sized company's , oh well your loss of sales I suppose, just petty news, any more boring I might feel an urging to take my TV Ariel down , with the anti Brexit and wokism the BBC love to produce it could be a great first saving this year.
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04/01/2021 14:06:34 27 39
bbc
Ermm....So what?
63
04/01/2021 14:10:38 4 3
bbc
Not affecting you yet. Just wait a while longer.
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04/01/2021 14:09:14 503 123
bbc
Now it's happened, please can someone list what the benefits are

Real benefits - i.e. upsides and what that delivers for every day people - not negatives
.
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04/01/2021 14:10:47 365 53
bbc
We have 2% more fish
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04/01/2021 14:19:05 87 16
bbc
Haha! That's fish we don't catch a) because most of our trawlers are owned by European companies and b) because we don't eat it and now can't sell it to European countries either. Only a brexiturd could have thought of such a self-crippling weeze.
668
04/01/2021 14:38:33 35 5
bbc
Around half our fleet is in foreign hands - so make that 1%. All this winning.
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04/01/2021 14:42:10 66 5
bbc
Tax evasion for the rich.
04/01/2021 15:12:23 6 1
bbc
It cod have been worse. We will be the sole fishing fleet in a few years time in UK waters. It will be a mackerel if we don't see further gains, which is a Brexiteers bream.
04/01/2021 15:14:09 4 2
bbc
That we don't eat
TV
04/01/2021 15:15:52 3 1
bbc
Unfortunately our demand for fish hasn't grown by 2%
04/01/2021 15:27:24 1 1
bbc
Yes, 2% more fish that only Europeans eat.
04/01/2021 15:42:34 1 2
bbc
Chortle
04/01/2021 16:29:39 1 1
bbc
That would be 2% more fish that British consumers don’t eat.
04/01/2021 16:50:34 2 1
bbc
Yes but does that include the 350 million squid a week!
04/01/2021 17:01:27 0 4
bbc
We have 61 new trade deals.
04/01/2021 17:05:14 0 1
bbc
Wow!!
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04/01/2021 14:06:38 1285 388
bbc
Life will be more expensive and restricted for us now that Brexit is acted. So much for regained freedom. We’ll all realised that progressively.
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Pat
04/01/2021 14:10:48 23 75
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why ? Sounds more restrictive for EUssr companies
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04/01/2021 14:13:40 131 61
bbc
I am a EU citizen living in Scotland so if you have voted Brexit like many others, I will never forgive what you have done to my freedom and the future of my children.
66
04/01/2021 14:10:49 149 67
bbc
Keep your beer and bikes. We can brew cracking ale and get our bicycles elsewhere. Nonsense article.
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04/01/2021 14:14:46 67 54
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This is just the beginning, dearie!
BOF
04/01/2021 17:08:47 2 0
bbc
I suspect that our reduced manufacturing capacity is the result of many problems most of which have nothing to do with membership of the EU. Those problems will not be solved by Brexit.
04/01/2021 17:13:24 1 0
bbc
And we can make our own BMW cars... oh, hang on
04/01/2021 17:13:37 1 0
bbc
Sorry, I mean mercedes
04/01/2021 17:14:10 1 0
bbc
Sorry, I meant, Little England xenophobia and jingoism.
04/01/2021 20:18:51 0 1
bbc
What happened to all that extra freedom, control and choice that we'd all have after brexit? Can't buy THAT beer! Can't buy THOSE bike parts! Doesn't sound like freedom, control OR choice to me!
04/01/2021 20:54:58 0 0
bbc
UK manufacturing? Does it still exist?
Sorry but a couple if niche companies that sell obscure items to the middle class is hardly anything to break a sweat over
Just how desperate are the BBC and their Socialist employees? Refund the BBC, put commies out if work because we all know scratch the surface and under every socialist is a national socialist. Authoritarian Nazi's can do one.
Removed
27
04/01/2021 14:08:49 302 108
bbc
when is acceptable to say i told you so?
68
04/01/2021 14:10:51 5 4
bbc
As of 01.01.21... just tell 'me.
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04/01/2021 14:06:56 1695 536
bbc
So much for 'Global Britain', we'll become a backwater nobody wants to trade with.
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04/01/2021 14:08:54 782 1779
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The EU is a shrinking part of the world economy.
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04/01/2021 14:16:07 191 15
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So, you think it's an improvement to be in an even smaller part?
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04/01/2021 14:17:47 127 14
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Wonder how long we will have to revisit the figures on this. Indeed, due to higher growth elsewhere....still the worlds largest trading block isn't it? And countries trade most with those closest to them. Moreover, EU membership does not imply restricted trade with other countries, if so why do many EU countries outperform the UK in terms of trade?
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04/01/2021 14:17:50 177 24
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The UK is a rapidly shrinking part of the world economy... There, fixed it for you!
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Ash
04/01/2021 14:19:55 174 22
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The EU is the largest economy in the world. Although growth is projected to be slow, the EU remains the largest economy in the world with a GDP per head of €25 000 for its 500 million consumers.
The EU is the world's largest trading block. The EU is the world’s largest trader of manufactured goods and services.
The EU ranks first in both inbound and outbound international investments
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04/01/2021 14:23:45 112 6
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You are misreading the stats. Africa has a GDP just over half of France, but it has a population of 1.2 billion versus 67 million in France. If you do the math, then you will see that even a 100% growth in Africa will not make the population there the ideal demographic for British goods.

Also, nothing stops the EU exporting to Africa. They have better trade deals.
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04/01/2021 14:26:18 109 18
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The EU isn't shrinking anywhere near as fast as the UK.
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04/01/2021 14:28:03 25 5
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Common Sense

"Minuscule compared to the huge advantages"

Can you name an advantage of brexit, please? Just ONE?
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04/01/2021 14:29:13 10 5
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So much so China, set to be global leader sometime soon, has signed off on a deal with them.
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04/01/2021 14:30:24 13 5
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Yawn. Yep so is the UK.
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04/01/2021 14:33:28 18 4
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Wrong, it is a shrinking proportion, which is quite different.
You need to go to school and learn some economic facts. Oh wait, you can't. It shows.
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04/01/2021 14:36:38 10 1
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It’s not just the EU that this affects.
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04/01/2021 14:40:42 15 4
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It's the biggest free trade zone in the world so no actually.
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04/01/2021 14:43:23 15 3
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Only in Tory press not in the real world
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04/01/2021 14:46:09 8 4
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Looks like who is shrinking is the UK
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04/01/2021 14:48:04 7 2
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So are we.
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04/01/2021 14:48:45 3 2
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Its got Germany
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04/01/2021 14:49:34 4 3
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Pure deflection and totally irrelevant to the story!
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04/01/2021 14:50:48 6 2
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and so the brexiteer self delusion continues. who cares that it is factually incorrect and totally made up - if it fits your narrative then it's FACT. ok?
04/01/2021 14:57:48 5 3
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It is our most important trading partner.
04/01/2021 15:02:28 2 3
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The EU shrank because we left, nothing else.
04/01/2021 15:03:40 3 2
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Are you a renowned economist or do you own a crystal ball to predict the future? The British economy is going down badly and shrinking even faster - high unemployment ( due to covid), poverty level, billions of pounds of debt, etc...
04/01/2021 15:04:44 4 2
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stupid ignorant comment
04/01/2021 15:08:54 3 2
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Shrinking only because we left the EU. The EU is the biggest economic block one could work with. Willful ignorance does not make things better.
04/01/2021 15:11:01 3 2
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Explain that. The way I see it, it's little Britain that is shrinking, - away from the world.
04/01/2021 15:13:01 5 3
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In the same way the USA economy is a shrinking part of the world economy.

Because the so called 'developing countries' are developing so much faster than the developed countries.

I just love the cherry picking of facts Brexit supporters like to roll out, as if somehow they support their mad Brexit project.
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04/01/2021 14:06:43 649 208
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Just the first of many 'berxit bonuses'.
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04/01/2021 14:09:19 318 151
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It is if you run an SME competing with EU imports. :-)
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04/01/2021 14:27:12 8 7
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It is if you know how to personally import around these restrictions while everyone else pays an artificially higher price raised by this protection racket
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04/01/2021 14:30:54 14 4
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Yes, you will be able to raise your prices.
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04/01/2021 14:44:38 19 7
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Given our lack of raw materials most of them are still imported and subject to extra costs. So a UK manufacturer has lost the supposed competitive advantage of extra costs on EU imports. That's even if one exists. Presumably they're more expensive in the first place or they could compete with EU imports so these costs are now just passed onto the consumer.
04/01/2021 15:01:45 8 6
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Unfortunately even Lithuanian lorry drivers don't wish to bring us food stuffs let alone components or raw materials.
04/01/2021 15:08:17 18 6
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Too true. Whenever a market opportunity appears another (smart) company will move swiftly to fill it. The world isn't static, business isn't static. Every new trade deal creates domestic winners and losers, this applies to the EU's own deals just as much as it does the UK's. Nimble companies adapt, dinosaurs complain a lot then become part of the fossil record!
04/01/2021 15:16:10 15 7
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Yes, Rip-Off Britain is alive and well. No competition now.
04/01/2021 16:07:40 8 3
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Rubbish. I have run an SME for over 30 years which has relied on sourcing product from Europe as no one in the UK manufactures it. The additional costs I will have will need to be passed on.
04/01/2021 16:47:46 2 1
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And if you're an SME who sells to the EU?
04/01/2021 17:02:17 4 4
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I compete online with Chinese companies; who post to the UK is state subsidised.
It is cheaper to send an item from China than the UK to a UK address.
Google allow Chinese companies to use my business name as the header for their paid adverts on the Google platform.
This is the real neoliberal economics.
The EU has stood up to both to protect it's members.
That is why Brexit is a fool's paradise.
04/01/2021 17:08:14 2 2
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Which you don't of course
04/01/2021 17:41:13 3 3
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Hope you can find the skills you need for that SME -UK not most desirable place for well qualified, hard working Europeans any more-especially when Boris starts cracking workers rights to more shreds
04/01/2021 19:19:22 0 3
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So we are now encouraging our SMEs to be uncompetitive instead of putting them head to head with the best. We’ll get worse while companies in other countries get better. Home exactly does that hep anyone?
04/01/2021 19:52:21 1 1
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Or it’s irony...
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04/01/2021 14:09:34 9 12
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Its a hard life. sure they will do the same in return, Anyway we can make bikes here. one reason for BREXIT
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04/01/2021 14:21:22 2 0
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Hmmm. How so? If we could why do we not?
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04/01/2021 14:09:37 592 90
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If individual EU companies decide they dont want to sell to the UK customer, then that is their choice.
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04/01/2021 14:14:28 578 342
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And our loss
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04/01/2021 14:43:34 38 9
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Every retailer in the world has the right to decide to whom it will sell. What is wrong with that. Roll on a British bicycle manufacturer. Remember Raleigh and others?
04/01/2021 15:29:04 7 3
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US companies are saying the same thing, not just EU.
04/01/2021 15:52:11 5 1
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The problem is that it won't just be EU companies that won't sell the UK if there are new costs & extra red-tape. This will cause havoc for just-in-time supply chains.
04/01/2021 16:03:32 7 0
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The EU have applied the exact same rule to UK businesses selling digital products for years.

My company is registered for VAT in most European companies, took less than a day to setup. It's not really a burden at all.
04/01/2021 16:47:34 2 0
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But how can they? Brussels has stripped them of their sovereignty hasn’t it!
04/01/2021 17:13:04 2 1
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There are lots of bike part suppliers in the UK and why would you pay the shipping costs for Belgian beer anyway? I can almost guarantee that both these companies hardly shipped anything to the UK anyway put are pro EU and throwing their dummies out of the pram.
Guv
04/01/2021 17:30:31 0 1
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?...and your point is?.
04/01/2021 17:38:59 2 1
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Yes and who can blame them? And when so many more EU firms come to the same conclusion?
04/01/2021 17:41:39 1 1
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And will lose out in the long run.
04/01/2021 17:49:51 1 0
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Agreed - but is that a positive outcome Paul?
An asinine observation. The point is that we've made ourselves less economically competitive and our people have lost out in a myriad of related ways... all so Mark François and IDS can achieve an erection while looking at a map of the UK. Removed
04/01/2021 18:10:25 0 0
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And our loss dolt
BBB
04/01/2021 19:27:39 0 0
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That is true. But it's not they dont want to, it is that they dont want the xtra hassle
04/01/2021 23:13:57 0 0
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Didn’t read the article, did you Paul.
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04/01/2021 14:09:00 578 296
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You wanted choice and thought you would still have it and be no worse off. More fool you.
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04/01/2021 14:10:59 8 5
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Irony.
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04/01/2021 14:19:59 26 26
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I think sarcasm is the word you're looking for. I agree with you though, what am I going to do without my bike parts or foreign beer? Walk and drink John Smiths, simples.
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04/01/2021 14:08:14 26 25
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Two tiny companies that no one has ever heard of stop supplies to UK.
It's worth it.
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04/01/2021 14:11:04 13 11
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NO it isn't!
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04/01/2021 14:11:09 6 3
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Don't drink and cycle.

Well you can't now anyway. Apparently it's a Brexit bonus.
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04/01/2021 14:11:10 40 22
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Their loss
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04/01/2021 14:09:14 503 123
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Now it's happened, please can someone list what the benefits are

Real benefits - i.e. upsides and what that delivers for every day people - not negatives
.
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04/01/2021 14:11:14 45 6
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Blue passports and all the fish.

.... apart from the fish - anyone capable of critical thinking would have realised that the fishing would once again be part of the price paid for a deal, much like when we joined in the first place.
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04/01/2021 14:09:03 150 58
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As a ken cyclist and beer drinker I have never used these companies. I actually order bike parts direct from China and beer from all over the world with no issues. Non story BBC. Give it up!
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04/01/2021 14:11:18 80 16
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Does Ken not complain when you sit on him and peddle?
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04/01/2021 14:37:22 9 2
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If you're going to comment on spelling errors you really need to make sure that there are none in your own post!!!
04/01/2021 15:54:37 3 1
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Peddle what? Duty-free beer?
04/01/2021 20:19:38 0 1
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Nah! He LOVES it!
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04/01/2021 14:11:19 126 61
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Scraping the bottom of the (beer on web)barrel eh Beeb?

Give it a rest. Your reporters have been at Dover praying for chaos too. Maybe try a rain dance, or a voodoo doll. You might have better luck
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04/01/2021 14:11:22 9 7
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Oh no! How we will EVER survive... Rejoin, rejoin, rejoin!
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04/01/2021 14:11:26 43 16
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Such a shame for these eu businesses losing a big chunk of their trade. Do hope they manage to stay in business
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04/01/2021 14:20:21 30 11
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They will manage fine. They will keep tradi g with other 190 nations on planet...
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04/01/2021 14:11:27 10 11
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Brexit is just even dumber
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04/01/2021 14:11:27 20 18
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"Bicycle part firm Dutch Bike Bits said from now on, it would ship to every country in the world except the UK."
This makes no sense because this Dutch company will have to fill out additional VAT information for all other countries outside the EU. So why do they then ship goods to the US, Australia or anywhere else?
Cheap anti-Brexit propaganda picked up by the BBC of course.
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04/01/2021 14:13:20 7 0
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Because they don't have to do the same for all other countries, it was contained in the piece....
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04/01/2021 14:14:12 0 0
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Guess they are an EU only operator.
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ds9
04/01/2021 14:15:54 3 0
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The Dutchdon't have to fill in forms for other non-EU countries, because ONLY the UK is implementing this system, and on a worldwide basis. Even American companies are refusing to ship to the UK now.

I'm a Leaver through and through but what the government is doing is beyond dumb.
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04/01/2021 14:19:35 0 0
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No. They are not charged by other governments to collect other nations taxes... do keep up...
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04/01/2021 14:20:18 1 0
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Clearly you are a Brexiteer and clearly you can’t read (it’s explained in the article). I’m not saying these things are linked but....
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04/01/2021 14:11:28 19 15
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The reality of Brexit is no longer just a nightmare from which we can wake up. This incompetent, corrupt and Brexit fanatic government now finally has to face up to the fact that they have turned a once great country, into a global laughing stock that with each passing day shrivels and declines a little bit more
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04/01/2021 14:14:42 2 4
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Jog on, go and cry and act hysterically in another corner
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04/01/2021 14:07:08 55 31
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Far from obscure. Factual and was know prior to 01.01.21.... Just another nail in the UK coffin from xenophobic factions.
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Pat
04/01/2021 14:11:32 7 10
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So what get it cheaper from Asia or Africa
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04/01/2021 14:08:14 26 25
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Two tiny companies that no one has ever heard of stop supplies to UK.
It's worth it.
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04/01/2021 14:11:40 0 3
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Is not just 1 or 2 and will spead as more decide they will not pay UK to collect taxes...
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04/01/2021 14:11:44 35 9
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The only good thing to come out of this will be to put an end to those nasty chinese sellers who lie and ship from china.
04/01/2021 17:15:03