Champagne puts fizz in Morrisons' Christmas sales
05/01/2021 | news | business | 395
The supermarket saw strong trading over the key Christmas period, with a jump in sales of salmon too.
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Ben
05/01/2021 11:35:32 21 2
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Seems like a fairly important topic for HYS
4
05/01/2021 11:37:31 14 3
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what do you expect? Its a slow news day
10
05/01/2021 11:50:10 3 2
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Diet is a very important topic. I recommend it.
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05/01/2021 12:08:52 5 2
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HYS needs to enabled on every BBC article
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05/01/2021 12:39:55 4 2
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Free advertising courtesy of the licence fee payer.
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05/01/2021 11:36:45 22 10
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WOW! Nice to get a bit of good news for a change. I await the negative comments.
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JB
05/01/2021 11:58:29 21 15
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You mean a comment about reducing staffing hours to a minimum - basic contract hours only at the moment ... 'that' kind of negative comment. A bit of a kick in the teeth to all who've worked solidly through this mess ...
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H37
05/01/2021 11:37:03 90 7
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Morrisons sales of whole salmon up 40% - Well deserved after the big 2 closed fishmonger counters in the chase for profits.
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05/01/2021 11:57:46 63 5
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Morrisons has always been the best place to go for fresh fish if you're not near the coast , it's always well presented and very fresh in my 2 local branches
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05/01/2021 13:07:14 3 11
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Not so great for the salmon though, is it?
281
05/01/2021 14:14:50 4 0
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Morrisons had half price offer before Xmas, so of course sales of salmon were up lol
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05/01/2021 14:28:22 0 0
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I accept the big 2 shot themselves by these closures. Here in Scotland, Morrisons exploited reduced competition and hiked their prices throughout the store, not just the deli/fishmonger. I now use the local baker/fishmonger/fruit & veg shops etc. No queues, better choice and buying the amount I want, not what has been packaged. Morrisons is handy if I run out of something. Changed days!
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05/01/2021 14:39:16 2 0
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Indeed. Morrison’s have tried to service customers and keep things as normal where the others want to just fire staff.
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Ben
05/01/2021 11:35:32 21 2
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Seems like a fairly important topic for HYS
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05/01/2021 11:37:31 14 3
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what do you expect? Its a slow news day
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05/01/2021 12:43:29 3 3
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Not really. Thanks to Boris Brexit incompetence €6bn of trading was lost to the City on the first day of Brexit yesterday. You'd think that would be worth a mention.
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05/01/2021 13:25:28 4 1
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Of course it is a slow news day. Now Brexit has happened and the sky hasn't and isn't going to fall in, most 'journalists' don;t know what to do with themselves.
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05/01/2021 11:39:10 127 10
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It is great they have done well and congrats on them giving back their business rates relief, along with Tesco and ASDA, Sainsburys and Aldi. Waitrose need to take note and do the same!
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05/01/2021 12:19:16 32 5
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Well said
Sure but why is it top business story?

No mention on the BBC today of the €6bn of trading that permanently deserted the City on the first day of Brexit yesterday.

Buried by Boris callous lockdown delay. Thousands extra dead to bury bad news.
Removed
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05/01/2021 12:38:20 11 0
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Great that they are working with our government to supply vaccination places to get us moving.
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AJ
05/01/2021 13:52:49 7 1
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Waitrose will not make a profit this year because of John Lewis is haemorrhaging money thanks to the continual rule changes and multiple lockdowns. They cannot afford to pay the money back, and that is the very reason the support is available in the first case.
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05/01/2021 14:08:10 5 1
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Saw a news report that some Tory MP was recommending that we all relax and buy a bottle of champagne for £170!

Typical out of touch Tory who lives in a totally different world to the vast majority of us.
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05/01/2021 14:57:18 3 0
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And so do M&S who also have refused to hand back business rate relief money!
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05/01/2021 15:04:43 1 0
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Perhaps they can pay the real living wage now and give people proper hours not just 4hr contracts x
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05/01/2021 16:05:22 0 0
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I thought Morrisons did better?
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05/01/2021 17:11:53 1 0
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Waitrose are not giants like Tesco, Sainsburys etc
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06/01/2021 17:46:26 0 0
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Just goes to show how much exesive profits they are making
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05/01/2021 11:41:49 2 3
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Surely the headline should be:

"Supermarket struggle with champagne"

Whoever wrote this isn't really trying and hasn't read their BBC style guide.
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05/01/2021 11:45:46 6 2
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Where one sector of the economy suffers (hospitality) another gains .........
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05/01/2021 13:34:45 6 0
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As someone else said here recently; if our economy relies on the population serving each other sandwiches and coffee, our economy has problems anyway.
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05/01/2021 11:48:11 8 3
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Was it champagne or sparkling wine?

I know our local branch of Morrisons stocks `The Tatler' which suggests a dynamic shift in the customer profile.
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05/01/2021 11:48:49 50 9
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When a situation hands you opportunity, only a foolish person wouldn't grab it. Stories of how well supermarkets are doing when everyone else is forced to shut, is like writing a story about how the world is round.
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05/01/2021 13:40:27 18 3
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Forcing smaller business to shut as they are deemed unessential... thus the big supermarkets just stock and pocket the competition.

This has been destructive for small businesses who can't rely on disposable millions of £.
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05/01/2021 13:43:34 0 2
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isnt the world flat lol
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05/01/2021 17:33:55 0 0
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Nice analogy there Truthbetold....
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Ben
05/01/2021 11:35:32 21 2
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Seems like a fairly important topic for HYS
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05/01/2021 11:50:10 3 2
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Diet is a very important topic. I recommend it.
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05/01/2021 11:54:57 3 18
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1800 hospitals in the UK, each do 1,000 vaccinations a day. 10 days we'd have covered the most vulnerable. They can then stay at home to await the 2nd jab. During those 21 days we could vaccinate the next ~37 million folks.

In the space of 31 days the whole country would be pretty much done.

We started vaccinating 8th Dec so should have finished the end of this week...

We're not even close!!!
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05/01/2021 11:57:43 14 3
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Tell that to the vaccine producers that can only make 1million doses a week
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05/01/2021 12:06:27 1 0
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you sums are to rounded 35000 persons administering the jab equals a year to get through the required population.
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05/01/2021 12:09:01 1 2
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Well we could have had enough vaccines to supply your ridiculous schedule if the manufacturers had said sorry to the rest of the world but only Britain can have vaccines.
Oh and it's the super expensive one too
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05/01/2021 12:18:12 1 1
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Wrong - our local health center vaccinated 1200 people in less than 6 hours and we’re out in the very rural countryside well done Boris and more importantly the NHS
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05/01/2021 12:45:49 0 1
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You near to do some research before posting nonsense.
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05/01/2021 15:50:11 0 0
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If only things were as simple as Colin

makes them out to be!
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05/01/2021 11:56:06 45 11
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Supermarkets were packed this December - alongside a complete lack of social distancing. It doesn't surprise me to see the number of infections rising despite closing all the restaurants and bars
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05/01/2021 11:59:25 26 18
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Well, we have to eat...
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Bob
05/01/2021 12:01:03 12 6
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I visited 3 supermarkets on Christmas Eve-Eve and I could count on one hand the amount of customers I encountered. Shelves full. No customers. Instant checkout.

Visit at quiet times and they're empty. Visit at busy times and they're busy.

If you visit a busy times, that's on you.
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05/01/2021 12:14:50 8 5
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But they insisted on hand cleaning and masks - 10 out of 10 for supermarkets.
0 out of 10 for teachers unions - I would ban them.
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05/01/2021 12:18:27 3 3
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Including you
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05/01/2021 12:35:33 2 5
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Sainsbury’s is the worst. Still got people at the front door but they are not controlling numbers just saying , “hell” to everyone. Meanwhile aisles are packed with people. Cash registers going kerching all day.
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05/01/2021 13:36:08 3 0
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I went shopping in my Sainsburys just before Xmas and it was fairly busy but pleased to say that everyone was wearing a mask and doing their best to avoid others. I just wish everyone would use the free hand gel at every opportunity. I feel a lot more safer in a supermarket than in a pub or restaurant.
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05/01/2021 14:44:38 0 1
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So what you suggest close all supermarkets
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05/01/2021 11:50:14 6 10
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What have they done to deserve these profits..nothing ,with exception of reduced promotional activity.
If the only place you can food shop is a major multiple the anyone could do what they have done.
Top 5 multiples should have a windfall tax which could be shared amongst the foodservice sector.
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05/01/2021 13:32:20 2 1
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A part of the problem is the greenies who struggle to abolish BOGOFs on the misplaced grounds that it is wasteful on food and the general population doesn't understand how to use freezers.
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05/01/2021 11:57:02 55 36
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Stop buying French champagne.

Buy English sparkling wine instead.
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05/01/2021 12:12:13 25 35
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Well said, remoaners listen!!
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05/01/2021 12:57:14 3 9
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Why its is poorer and costs more.
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05/01/2021 13:04:22 3 4
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Why on earth would anyone do that?
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05/01/2021 13:29:32 4 5
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So on one hand you have Dom Perignon and the other some cider.
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05/01/2021 11:54:57 3 18
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1800 hospitals in the UK, each do 1,000 vaccinations a day. 10 days we'd have covered the most vulnerable. They can then stay at home to await the 2nd jab. During those 21 days we could vaccinate the next ~37 million folks.

In the space of 31 days the whole country would be pretty much done.

We started vaccinating 8th Dec so should have finished the end of this week...

We're not even close!!!
15
05/01/2021 11:57:43 14 3
bbc
Tell that to the vaccine producers that can only make 1million doses a week
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05/01/2021 12:11:42 3 2
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What I have read is that Pfizer produced 50 million doses by the end of 2020.
Oxford vaccine will have 40 million available to the UK by end of March.

Between the two, why is the total vaccinated only just over 1m? It's the governments lack of logistics that is causing a lot of issues.
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05/01/2021 12:37:12 2 0
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Meanwhile an entrepreneur in India has already stockpiled 100 million doses for his country and has an agreement with AZ to produce a billion doses this year.
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H37
05/01/2021 11:37:03 90 7
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Morrisons sales of whole salmon up 40% - Well deserved after the big 2 closed fishmonger counters in the chase for profits.
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05/01/2021 11:57:46 63 5
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Morrisons has always been the best place to go for fresh fish if you're not near the coast , it's always well presented and very fresh in my 2 local branches
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05/01/2021 13:16:38 6 2
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Morrisons is great for food, good range and sharp prices. I wish they'd clear all the kids clothes and other assorted rubbish out of their stores though!
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05/01/2021 13:36:52 4 0
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The Morrisons here in Risca always has lots of whole fresh octopus for sale for reasons I've never really understood, never seen it elsewhere.
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05/01/2021 11:58:05 14 11
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Won't go anywhere else for fish or meat. Superior to any other supermarket.
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05/01/2021 12:19:14 12 18
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Indeed. The insatiable demand for cheap meat. Kind of why we've got Covid in the first place.
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05/01/2021 11:36:45 22 10
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WOW! Nice to get a bit of good news for a change. I await the negative comments.
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JB
05/01/2021 11:58:29 21 15
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You mean a comment about reducing staffing hours to a minimum - basic contract hours only at the moment ... 'that' kind of negative comment. A bit of a kick in the teeth to all who've worked solidly through this mess ...
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Bob
05/01/2021 12:04:49 3 3
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Not enjoying your boosted staff discount then?
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05/01/2021 11:56:06 45 11
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Supermarkets were packed this December - alongside a complete lack of social distancing. It doesn't surprise me to see the number of infections rising despite closing all the restaurants and bars
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05/01/2021 11:59:25 26 18
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Well, we have to eat...
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05/01/2021 12:19:45 2 5
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and have somewhere to visit given everything else has been shut needlessly.
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05/01/2021 12:00:43 79 44
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That will be FRENCH Champagne?
And I thought WE needed them more than THEY need us?

Stop buying French stuff and buy BRITISH sparkling wine, Somerset Brie...
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05/01/2021 12:10:04 36 21
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Well said
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05/01/2021 12:11:44 26 9
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Would you suggest the rest of the world stop buying British products and instead buy their own locally-produced goods? Cos it works both ways, you know. Maybe you'd like the UK to be more like North Korea.
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05/01/2021 12:16:19 21 4
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Mmmm Somerset Brie, made in the UK, owned by a French company, headquartered in France...
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05/01/2021 12:20:27 9 3
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I assume you drive around in a Jaguar or other car manufactured here? #and yes , I know they arent british owned
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05/01/2021 12:54:30 8 0
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British sparkling wines are out of stock.
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05/01/2021 12:56:23 12 9
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Sorry most of the UK copies are poor versions and cost more. Main supporters are little Englander daily mail types.
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05/01/2021 13:05:02 3 0
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Check the prices!
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05/01/2021 13:06:34 9 1
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Have you seen the price of English Sparkling wine. Britain can never make enough wine to supply the home market.
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05/01/2021 13:06:42 14 2
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Can you suggest where I can get British bananas from or British Oranges?
Brexiteers who championed "global Britain" last week, are this week instructing us not to trade with foreigners!

It appears the followers are as partial to a u-turn as the hapless "leader".
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05/01/2021 12:59:21 1 3
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Clearly that is the case, because British wine and brie is appalling. You do whta you like
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05/01/2021 13:26:00 1 0
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Must admit that was the first thing I scanned the article for, the origins of this salmon and "champers" - suspect it was more an equivalent, rather than the real thing at £20+ a bottle, that they refer to.
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05/01/2021 13:22:19 2 0
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Yep. British sparklers regularly beat big name Champagnes in blind testings. British cheese needs to come on a bit though, there is plenty of variety, but some French styles we have not emulated yet.
I can picture it now. The keyboard warriors sitting in their warm houses, heated courtesy of foreign owned gas and electricity generators/suppliers, sipping their cup of tea, courtesy of their foreign owned water suppliers, while they frantically type: "BUY BRITISH!"??
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05/01/2021 13:48:32 7 1
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I like France, I like the French, I like French champagne, I like French Brie and I'll continue buying the products I like from any country I choose (including UK). My choice won't be swayed by people who have anti-Europe tendencies.
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05/01/2021 13:41:04 2 0
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I will now only ever buy British white wine. Like our beer, it's now the best in the World. If only it was a little warmer here to make red wine too.
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05/01/2021 14:22:14 1 0
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I think it was actually a German military officer who said, quite correctly" Patriotism stops at the stomach".
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05/01/2021 14:23:33 1 2
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No thank you,like British wine down the sink
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05/01/2021 11:56:06 45 11
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Supermarkets were packed this December - alongside a complete lack of social distancing. It doesn't surprise me to see the number of infections rising despite closing all the restaurants and bars
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Bob
05/01/2021 12:01:03 12 6
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I visited 3 supermarkets on Christmas Eve-Eve and I could count on one hand the amount of customers I encountered. Shelves full. No customers. Instant checkout.

Visit at quiet times and they're empty. Visit at busy times and they're busy.

If you visit a busy times, that's on you.
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05/01/2021 13:07:39 3 2
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And if everyone visited at quiet times?
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05/01/2021 13:32:10 1 3
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If you go first thing or last thing you're unlikely to be able to get everything you need. Surely a single trip at peak time is better than multiple trips. I'm vigilant but I am amazed by how many staff in my local Morrisons don't wear masks - I've complained to no avail!
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Rob
05/01/2021 12:01:43 23 13
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Discount for NHS/TEACHERS at Morrisons what about the rest of workers that have actually kept the country going
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05/01/2021 12:10:37 3 21
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Being a mum is harder...discounts now please!!!
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05/01/2021 12:33:35 11 1
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Me,Me,Me I want a discount.
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05/01/2021 14:10:01 3 1
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Spot on! Giving discounts to people who continue to work and have a guaranteed income is ridiculous when so many others are now either unemployed, furloughed or had their whole livelihood destroyed.

"Some people are more equal than others"
Old Communist Proverb
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05/01/2021 12:02:40 8 11
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Perhaps Morrisons should be subject to a 'windfall tax' for being a 'Tory company which exploits the poor', eh Comrades?

Or perhaps you would all like to be given 25% of the company's shares?

Jeremy Corbyn is 71
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05/01/2021 12:09:17 12 2
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I wish Corbyn would disappear and make jam!!
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JB
05/01/2021 11:58:29 21 15
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You mean a comment about reducing staffing hours to a minimum - basic contract hours only at the moment ... 'that' kind of negative comment. A bit of a kick in the teeth to all who've worked solidly through this mess ...
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Bob
05/01/2021 12:04:49 3 3
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Not enjoying your boosted staff discount then?
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JB
05/01/2021 12:29:09 4 2
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I don't work for them - so 'No' ...
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05/01/2021 13:03:29 4 3
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which you only get for a few days, and there is no point point in getting 20% discount when your wage has been cut by 60%.
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05/01/2021 12:04:10 27 3
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Sales of champagne and salmon increased in the days before Xmas.

Well I never!
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05/01/2021 12:17:44 11 34
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It it was farmed salmon then i'd rather not bother. It's pink cancer.
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05/01/2021 14:43:31 1 0
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Some win and some lose (salmon). It's lovely seeing all those big turkeys in the fields. A number of people have been posting pictures of them wanting to know what they are. Imagine real live turkeys in January.
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05/01/2021 12:06:13 58 10
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Morrisons deserve their success - their stores are far more welcoming than Tesco and their pricing - while not completely devoid of deviousness - is a lot more honest. All large supermarket prices yo yo all the time to create so-called price drops, but Tesco are far away the worst. Morrisons do it rather less so.
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05/01/2021 13:19:04 17 6
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Morrisons is the best value for food. Waitrose is quite good too, although some of their prices (not all) need watching. I have found Sainsbury's to be expensive and poor quality, Tesco a bit downmarket and Asda seems particularly weak on quality of food.
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05/01/2021 11:54:57 3 18
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1800 hospitals in the UK, each do 1,000 vaccinations a day. 10 days we'd have covered the most vulnerable. They can then stay at home to await the 2nd jab. During those 21 days we could vaccinate the next ~37 million folks.

In the space of 31 days the whole country would be pretty much done.

We started vaccinating 8th Dec so should have finished the end of this week...

We're not even close!!!
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05/01/2021 12:06:27 1 0
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you sums are to rounded 35000 persons administering the jab equals a year to get through the required population.
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05/01/2021 12:21:48 1 1
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1800 hospitals.
1000 vaccines a day.
12 hours a day = 83 vaccines per hour.
10 vaccinators working in any hour period = 9 per hour or 1 per 7 minutes or so.

So only 18k vaccinators required, and I bet each hospital has 10 people that can admin a jab...
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05/01/2021 12:07:03 41 13
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Lots of unnecessary Xmas shopping activity and 7-10 days later Covid data rocketing and lockdown number 3. Could there be any connection? Yes. Was it predictable? Entirely. Reap what you sow. Idiots.
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05/01/2021 12:12:42 26 11
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But but but we can't close the schools... That would have helped slow the rates. If people can go shopping, they can look after their own kids.
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Ben
05/01/2021 11:35:32 21 2
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Seems like a fairly important topic for HYS
29
05/01/2021 12:08:52 5 2
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HYS needs to enabled on every BBC article
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05/01/2021 13:14:00 6 1
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I would really like to see an article telling us why the BBC is such good value for the license fee, with an HYS so we can all make some incisive comments.
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05/01/2021 13:38:23 1 0
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That can't be allowed, you might have an opinion about something that is relevant and important.
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05/01/2021 11:54:57 3 18
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1800 hospitals in the UK, each do 1,000 vaccinations a day. 10 days we'd have covered the most vulnerable. They can then stay at home to await the 2nd jab. During those 21 days we could vaccinate the next ~37 million folks.

In the space of 31 days the whole country would be pretty much done.

We started vaccinating 8th Dec so should have finished the end of this week...

We're not even close!!!
30
05/01/2021 12:09:01 1 2
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Well we could have had enough vaccines to supply your ridiculous schedule if the manufacturers had said sorry to the rest of the world but only Britain can have vaccines.
Oh and it's the super expensive one too
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05/01/2021 12:24:14 1 1
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We've already paid for them...
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05/01/2021 12:02:40 8 11
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Perhaps Morrisons should be subject to a 'windfall tax' for being a 'Tory company which exploits the poor', eh Comrades?

Or perhaps you would all like to be given 25% of the company's shares?

Jeremy Corbyn is 71
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05/01/2021 12:09:17 12 2
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I wish Corbyn would disappear and make jam!!
66
05/01/2021 12:34:36 1 1
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Who succeeds Corbyn?
Salmon had Stugeon, Smith had Blair, May had a clown, but who will grasp the socialist nettle once Jeremy retires with his millions?
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05/01/2021 13:29:20 0 0
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Both of them!
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05/01/2021 12:00:43 79 44
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That will be FRENCH Champagne?
And I thought WE needed them more than THEY need us?

Stop buying French stuff and buy BRITISH sparkling wine, Somerset Brie...
32
05/01/2021 12:10:04 36 21
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Well said
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Rob
05/01/2021 12:01:43 23 13
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Discount for NHS/TEACHERS at Morrisons what about the rest of workers that have actually kept the country going
33
05/01/2021 12:10:37 3 21
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Being a mum is harder...discounts now please!!!
45
05/01/2021 12:18:30 4 7
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Being a parent with disabilities is even harder. Where's the discounts?!
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05/01/2021 14:46:18 0 1
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Who do you think was drinking all the champagne??? :)
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05/01/2021 11:57:43 14 3
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Tell that to the vaccine producers that can only make 1million doses a week
34
05/01/2021 12:11:42 3 2
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What I have read is that Pfizer produced 50 million doses by the end of 2020.
Oxford vaccine will have 40 million available to the UK by end of March.

Between the two, why is the total vaccinated only just over 1m? It's the governments lack of logistics that is causing a lot of issues.
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05/01/2021 12:00:43 79 44
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That will be FRENCH Champagne?
And I thought WE needed them more than THEY need us?

Stop buying French stuff and buy BRITISH sparkling wine, Somerset Brie...
35
05/01/2021 12:11:44 26 9
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Would you suggest the rest of the world stop buying British products and instead buy their own locally-produced goods? Cos it works both ways, you know. Maybe you'd like the UK to be more like North Korea.
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05/01/2021 12:17:12 3 12
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They are suggesting everyone buys British however that doesn't fit your racist agenda does it?
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05/01/2021 14:24:06 1 0
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Well said
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05/01/2021 11:57:02 55 36
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Stop buying French champagne.

Buy English sparkling wine instead.
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05/01/2021 12:12:13 25 35
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Well said, remoaners listen!!
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05/01/2021 13:04:03 4 3
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You made the mess, you clean it up.
Removed
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05/01/2021 12:07:03 41 13
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Lots of unnecessary Xmas shopping activity and 7-10 days later Covid data rocketing and lockdown number 3. Could there be any connection? Yes. Was it predictable? Entirely. Reap what you sow. Idiots.
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05/01/2021 12:12:42 26 11
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But but but we can't close the schools... That would have helped slow the rates. If people can go shopping, they can look after their own kids.
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05/01/2021 12:24:46 3 0
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Yea...why do we need schools at all, turns out parents can give their kids the education they need all by themselves.. Now where did I put my Bunsen burner......
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05/01/2021 12:29:36 13 0
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Not as simple as that though is it, me and my wife are key workers and have worked solidly through these lockdowns. I don’t know where to start with my kids chosen options, I’m not a teacher, and one of my kids should be doing exams next year. They are given about half a days lesson maximum each day
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05/01/2021 11:56:06 45 11
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Supermarkets were packed this December - alongside a complete lack of social distancing. It doesn't surprise me to see the number of infections rising despite closing all the restaurants and bars
38
05/01/2021 12:14:50 8 5
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But they insisted on hand cleaning and masks - 10 out of 10 for supermarkets.
0 out of 10 for teachers unions - I would ban them.
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05/01/2021 12:00:43 79 44
bbc
That will be FRENCH Champagne?
And I thought WE needed them more than THEY need us?

Stop buying French stuff and buy BRITISH sparkling wine, Somerset Brie...
39
05/01/2021 12:16:19 21 4
bbc
Mmmm Somerset Brie, made in the UK, owned by a French company, headquartered in France...
35
05/01/2021 12:11:44 26 9
bbc
Would you suggest the rest of the world stop buying British products and instead buy their own locally-produced goods? Cos it works both ways, you know. Maybe you'd like the UK to be more like North Korea.
40
05/01/2021 12:17:12 3 12
bbc
They are suggesting everyone buys British however that doesn't fit your racist agenda does it?
170
05/01/2021 13:01:24 4 1
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yet the equivilant of that would be everyone else buying goods from their own countries, and not buying British. Someone appears racist here but it isnt the one you're pointing a finger at, nor the OP.
25
05/01/2021 12:04:10 27 3
bbc
Sales of champagne and salmon increased in the days before Xmas.

Well I never!
41
05/01/2021 12:17:44 11 34
bbc
It it was farmed salmon then i'd rather not bother. It's pink cancer.
62
05/01/2021 12:32:14 7 1
bbc
Drivel.
249
05/01/2021 13:47:29 1 0
bbc
Apparently if farmed salmon wasn't given supplements it would be grey, not pink! But pink is still wrong, best salmon is always red. And those salmon farms are causing big environmental headaches, might well get banned one day.
291
05/01/2021 14:22:57 4 2
bbc
Utter nonsense and unnecessary scaremongering
42
05/01/2021 12:17:56 11 11
bbc
Is it just me that thinks champagne is horrible? Emperors new clothes it is, tell everyone it's the height of sophistication and they buy it.
64
05/01/2021 12:33:47 10 0
bbc
There may be others who think Champagne is "Horrible" though I am not one of them !

If you don't like bubbles, don't buy fizzy wine !

If you find Champagne too dry or too sharp, buy Demi Sec Champagne, which is sweeter, or save your pennies and buy Prosecco, Asti Spumate or Cava

Trendies in Froggyland have long put a drop of Cassis into Champagne to sweeten it a bit, Ribena works just as well !
88
05/01/2021 12:47:20 1 0
bbc
I don't find champagne horrible - just poor value. Prosecco or Cava will give you the same pop of the cork for less, and with equal flavour. If you want to taste the best, go for one of the many British sparkling whites - and it doesn't have to be shipped over here, so less pollution.
174
05/01/2021 13:23:03 1 0
bbc
I agree a lot of it is pretty awful and people only buy it because of the name
11
05/01/2021 11:54:57 3 18
bbc
1800 hospitals in the UK, each do 1,000 vaccinations a day. 10 days we'd have covered the most vulnerable. They can then stay at home to await the 2nd jab. During those 21 days we could vaccinate the next ~37 million folks.

In the space of 31 days the whole country would be pretty much done.

We started vaccinating 8th Dec so should have finished the end of this week...

We're not even close!!!
43
05/01/2021 12:18:12 1 1
bbc
Wrong - our local health center vaccinated 1200 people in less than 6 hours and we’re out in the very rural countryside well done Boris and more importantly the NHS
54
05/01/2021 12:26:38 1 1
bbc
Your local health centre has done phenomenally well. Much praise ot them. If all local health centres could match that, we'd be done much faster. 200 in an hour is amazing work. Local Health Centre =/= Hospital. So to add in Health Centres, would make things even easier on the numbers per hour required.
74
05/01/2021 12:40:22 0 0
bbc
Too slow.
12
05/01/2021 11:56:06 45 11
bbc
Supermarkets were packed this December - alongside a complete lack of social distancing. It doesn't surprise me to see the number of infections rising despite closing all the restaurants and bars
44
05/01/2021 12:18:27 3 3
bbc
Including you
33
05/01/2021 12:10:37 3 21
bbc
Being a mum is harder...discounts now please!!!
45
05/01/2021 12:18:30 4 7
bbc
Being a parent with disabilities is even harder. Where's the discounts?!
17
05/01/2021 11:58:05 14 11
bbc
Won't go anywhere else for fish or meat. Superior to any other supermarket.
46
05/01/2021 12:19:14 12 18
bbc
Indeed. The insatiable demand for cheap meat. Kind of why we've got Covid in the first place.
5
05/01/2021 11:39:10 127 10
bbc
It is great they have done well and congrats on them giving back their business rates relief, along with Tesco and ASDA, Sainsburys and Aldi. Waitrose need to take note and do the same!
47
05/01/2021 12:19:16 32 5
bbc
Well said
19
05/01/2021 11:59:25 26 18
bbc
Well, we have to eat...
48
05/01/2021 12:19:45 2 5
bbc
and have somewhere to visit given everything else has been shut needlessly.
20
05/01/2021 12:00:43 79 44
bbc
That will be FRENCH Champagne?
And I thought WE needed them more than THEY need us?

Stop buying French stuff and buy BRITISH sparkling wine, Somerset Brie...
49
05/01/2021 12:20:27 9 3
bbc
I assume you drive around in a Jaguar or other car manufactured here? #and yes , I know they arent british owned
171
05/01/2021 13:02:00 1 0
bbc
Yeah you should have gone for Mclaren.
27
05/01/2021 12:06:27 1 0
bbc
you sums are to rounded 35000 persons administering the jab equals a year to get through the required population.
50
05/01/2021 12:21:48 1 1
bbc
1800 hospitals.
1000 vaccines a day.
12 hours a day = 83 vaccines per hour.
10 vaccinators working in any hour period = 9 per hour or 1 per 7 minutes or so.

So only 18k vaccinators required, and I bet each hospital has 10 people that can admin a jab...
51
05/01/2021 12:22:47 19 6
bbc
Rules of retail survival in the modern world:

1) If you can sell it online then don't sell it in a shop

2) If you insist on selling it in a shop then "stack 'em high, sell 'em cheap!"

3) Erm, that's it
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05/01/2021 12:09:01 1 2
bbc
Well we could have had enough vaccines to supply your ridiculous schedule if the manufacturers had said sorry to the rest of the world but only Britain can have vaccines.
Oh and it's the super expensive one too
52
05/01/2021 12:24:14 1 1
bbc
We've already paid for them...
37
05/01/2021 12:12:42 26 11
bbc
But but but we can't close the schools... That would have helped slow the rates. If people can go shopping, they can look after their own kids.
53
05/01/2021 12:24:46 3 0
bbc
Yea...why do we need schools at all, turns out parents can give their kids the education they need all by themselves.. Now where did I put my Bunsen burner......
211
05/01/2021 13:20:32 5 0
bbc
I used to have a bunsen burner at home, it was in my dad's old chemistry set from the 1950s. Kids toys were so much better then! No health and safety or wokeness at all!
43
05/01/2021 12:18:12 1 1
bbc
Wrong - our local health center vaccinated 1200 people in less than 6 hours and we’re out in the very rural countryside well done Boris and more importantly the NHS
54
05/01/2021 12:26:38 1 1
bbc
Your local health centre has done phenomenally well. Much praise ot them. If all local health centres could match that, we'd be done much faster. 200 in an hour is amazing work. Local Health Centre =/= Hospital. So to add in Health Centres, would make things even easier on the numbers per hour required.
55
05/01/2021 12:26:49 11 9
bbc
Who cares? This is a waste of BBC reporting resource
61
05/01/2021 12:31:51 10 18
bbc
No mention on the BBC today of the €6bn of trading that permanently deserted the City on the first day of Brexit yesterday.

Buried by Boris callous lockdown delay. Thousands extra dead to bury bad news.
343
05/01/2021 15:37:43 0 0
bbc
Bit like the many "medical correspondents" Hugh Pyme nearest he got to being the expert was getting a medical card, useless drivel week on week of stating the bl g obvious
24
Bob
05/01/2021 12:04:49 3 3
bbc
Not enjoying your boosted staff discount then?
56
JB
05/01/2021 12:29:09 4 2
bbc
I don't work for them - so 'No' ...
37
05/01/2021 12:12:42 26 11
bbc
But but but we can't close the schools... That would have helped slow the rates. If people can go shopping, they can look after their own kids.
57
05/01/2021 12:29:36 13 0
bbc
Not as simple as that though is it, me and my wife are key workers and have worked solidly through these lockdowns. I don’t know where to start with my kids chosen options, I’m not a teacher, and one of my kids should be doing exams next year. They are given about half a days lesson maximum each day
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AJ
05/01/2021 13:55:57 3 0
bbc
Schools are open for the children of key workers.
58
05/01/2021 12:30:25 6 7
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english people will buy anything - look at the mess they've put us in by buying everything Boris Johnson says - and believing it!

And before you all pipe up "we didn't all vote for Boris" - a very healthy number of your fellow countrymen did - and look where it has got us?

He's flipping and flopping like a fish out of water - and people are dying because of it.

Champagne & Salmon though LOL
106
05/01/2021 12:39:11 0 4
bbc
It’s great that we still a country wealthy enough for people to buy good produce. With the Free deal even better. Tories looking after the economy.
107
05/01/2021 12:54:08 1 1
bbc
And the Welsh. They had a majority for Brexit. Don't forget them. Oh, and the Welsh and Scotch who elected Tory MPs. Give them a shout out too. Or does that spoil your pathetically racist narrative?
159
05/01/2021 13:16:52 1 0
bbc
But we do need to remember that a MINORITY voted Con. What an excuse for real democracy we have.
59
05/01/2021 12:30:41 20 6
bbc
Salmon don’t jump. They leap.

And all supermarkets have had it easy in the last year. The competition laws were suspended leaving them to abandon competitive pricing and customer loyalty. Each CEO will get multi million puns bonuses for doing nothing apart from being in the right place at the right time. Their staff , however, just got to keep their jobs.
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05/01/2021 12:56:27 26 13
bbc
You could have added that supermarket staff have continued to work throughout the pandemic, in close contact with infectious (and often abusive) people, even tho' their job is: low wage, anti social hours, insecure, and low prestige.

Meanwhile many of the celebrated NHS workers and teachers have run away and hidden under the bedclothes, or seem to be fulltime political activists.
202
05/01/2021 13:33:21 0 0
bbc
Easy? Easy? Do you realise what the impact to supply chains has been because of Brexit? Try 18 months of 6 days a week working with no holiday just to keep food on the shelves. Easy.
60
05/01/2021 12:31:03 3 7
bbc
What recession
Free Money
Record House Prices
Record Car prices
On Line Retail sales
Champers
Salmon
Caviar

£60,000 a year on furlough if a couple thats 20 years dole money. Not bad work if you can get it.
55
05/01/2021 12:26:49 11 9
bbc
Who cares? This is a waste of BBC reporting resource
61
05/01/2021 12:31:51 10 18
bbc
No mention on the BBC today of the €6bn of trading that permanently deserted the City on the first day of Brexit yesterday.

Buried by Boris callous lockdown delay. Thousands extra dead to bury bad news.
125
05/01/2021 12:44:51 5 0
bbc
That’s because this is about champagne at Morrison’s so it would be off topic. And not true.
151
05/01/2021 13:12:44 1 0
bbc
Don't know where you get your figures from. Trading in Euro-denominated shares has moved (by EU requirement) to three trading hubs in Europe. Which yesterday traded under €250m.
In any case it is not the loss of the trades that (financially) matters it is the loss of the commission and fees that would have been charged.
41
05/01/2021 12:17:44 11 34
bbc
It it was farmed salmon then i'd rather not bother. It's pink cancer.
62
05/01/2021 12:32:14 7 1
bbc
Drivel.
90
05/01/2021 12:47:59 5 1
bbc
Actually not entirely drivel. Causing massive pollution and environmental issues around the farms.
98
05/01/2021 12:52:09 2 2
bbc
Look up PCB's and educate yourself.
22
Rob
05/01/2021 12:01:43 23 13
bbc
Discount for NHS/TEACHERS at Morrisons what about the rest of workers that have actually kept the country going
63
05/01/2021 12:33:35 11 1
bbc
Me,Me,Me I want a discount.
42
05/01/2021 12:17:56 11 11
bbc
Is it just me that thinks champagne is horrible? Emperors new clothes it is, tell everyone it's the height of sophistication and they buy it.
64
05/01/2021 12:33:47 10 0
bbc
There may be others who think Champagne is "Horrible" though I am not one of them !

If you don't like bubbles, don't buy fizzy wine !

If you find Champagne too dry or too sharp, buy Demi Sec Champagne, which is sweeter, or save your pennies and buy Prosecco, Asti Spumate or Cava

Trendies in Froggyland have long put a drop of Cassis into Champagne to sweeten it a bit, Ribena works just as well !
93
37p
05/01/2021 12:49:44 0 0
bbc
"If you find Champagne too dry or too sharp, buy Demi Sec Champagne, which is sweeter, or save your pennies and buy Prosecco, Asti Spumate or Cava"

And if you don't like alcohol or bubbles save your pounds and don't buy any of them.
100
05/01/2021 12:52:31 0 0
bbc
Good tips fella!
104
05/01/2021 12:53:57 1 0
bbc
"Froggyland"

Classy.
126
05/01/2021 12:46:01 0 0
bbc
Or a lump of sugar
127
05/01/2021 12:59:25 1 0
bbc
It's not the fizz it's the taste tried it a few times from cheap stuff up to three figure bottles. Honestly I would sooner drink warm Stella from a can. Each to their own but it is held in an undeserved reverence by many when compared to any other drink. Prefer a bordeaux myself.
5
05/01/2021 11:39:10 127 10
bbc
It is great they have done well and congrats on them giving back their business rates relief, along with Tesco and ASDA, Sainsburys and Aldi. Waitrose need to take note and do the same!
Sure but why is it top business story?

No mention on the BBC today of the €6bn of trading that permanently deserted the City on the first day of Brexit yesterday.

Buried by Boris callous lockdown delay. Thousands extra dead to bury bad news.
Removed
31
05/01/2021 12:09:17 12 2
bbc
I wish Corbyn would disappear and make jam!!
66
05/01/2021 12:34:36 1 1
bbc
Who succeeds Corbyn?
Salmon had Stugeon, Smith had Blair, May had a clown, but who will grasp the socialist nettle once Jeremy retires with his millions?
346
05/01/2021 15:46:24 0 1
bbc
We've yet to see as the Corbyn issue is not finished yet and the great pretender Stammer is useless time to give Abbott a go
12
05/01/2021 11:56:06 45 11
bbc
Supermarkets were packed this December - alongside a complete lack of social distancing. It doesn't surprise me to see the number of infections rising despite closing all the restaurants and bars
67
05/01/2021 12:35:33 2 5
bbc
Sainsbury’s is the worst. Still got people at the front door but they are not controlling numbers just saying , “hell” to everyone. Meanwhile aisles are packed with people. Cash registers going kerching all day.
153
05/01/2021 13:14:21 2 0
bbc
I think shopping is hell too ????
191
05/01/2021 13:27:33 1 0
bbc
Not at my local - they are controlling it well. Lidl on the other hand - I will not go in there, it is not worth the risk they offer.
311
05/01/2021 14:37:34 0 0
bbc
My local store controls the numbers going in and out, and they've never said 'hell' to me. They should put back the self-distancing paraphenalia in-stores as I do agree it's a bit of a free for all once you're in. If I'm waiting for someone to move away, most times someone pushes in- you can't keep your distance and people just don't seem to care anymore.
355
05/01/2021 16:50:38 0 0
bbc
At my local Sainsbury's they ARE controlling numbers, counting and out using an ipad, you can see the number. Now you are just making a sweeping generalisation.
68
05/01/2021 12:36:34 30 1
bbc
Well done to Morrisons for supplying their car parks as vaccination centres,all helps to get us moving forward. Thank you
69
05/01/2021 12:20:09 3 6
bbc
Yet another great peace of news from the once great BBC.
161
05/01/2021 13:18:27 2 1
bbc
Learn some grammar!
342
05/01/2021 15:34:55 0 1
bbc
You have to go back years and years for that
15
05/01/2021 11:57:43 14 3
bbc
Tell that to the vaccine producers that can only make 1million doses a week
70
05/01/2021 12:37:12 2 0
bbc
Meanwhile an entrepreneur in India has already stockpiled 100 million doses for his country and has an agreement with AZ to produce a billion doses this year.
5
05/01/2021 11:39:10 127 10
bbc
It is great they have done well and congrats on them giving back their business rates relief, along with Tesco and ASDA, Sainsburys and Aldi. Waitrose need to take note and do the same!
71
05/01/2021 12:38:20 11 0
bbc
Great that they are working with our government to supply vaccination places to get us moving.
1
Ben
05/01/2021 11:35:32 21 2
bbc
Seems like a fairly important topic for HYS
72
05/01/2021 12:39:55 4 2
bbc
Free advertising courtesy of the licence fee payer.
73
05/01/2021 12:40:11 2 1
bbc
Well done morrisons..

10% key worker dicount
Christmas food order was spot on this year instead of the previous year of moving items and confusion to where to pick up and pay..

As for getting things in early I've been doing this the last 20 years or so. Saves the hassle.
341
05/01/2021 15:33:14 0 0
bbc
Unless I am mistaken you appear to contradict yourself
43
05/01/2021 12:18:12 1 1
bbc
Wrong - our local health center vaccinated 1200 people in less than 6 hours and we’re out in the very rural countryside well done Boris and more importantly the NHS
74
05/01/2021 12:40:22 0 0
bbc
Too slow.
75
05/01/2021 12:40:32 2 2
bbc
Morrisons in my town (Aylesbury) are cutting staff, having made a small fortune during this mess. Disgraceful company
76
05/01/2021 12:42:51 4 8
bbc
Champagne = fizzy french wine to disguise the poor taste, you can keep it, buy British , commonwealth or from our true friends around the non EU world.
99
05/01/2021 12:52:26 2 1
bbc
You are probably a Lambrini or White Lightning kind of guy, the latter is more likely as it is a British product.

You are likely a member of one of those Buy British for Brexit Face Book pages.
130
05/01/2021 12:59:36 0 0
bbc
While I'm no fan of Champagne, French or otherwise. I'm afraid my wine choices are dictated by their taste and my appreciation of them - rather than any political considerations.
77
05/01/2021 12:24:25 6 9
bbc
Must be so annoying for EU, seeingUK economy holding up
92
05/01/2021 12:49:09 4 2
bbc
Courtesy of French Champagne?
94
05/01/2021 12:49:55 1 0
bbc
Just wait till next Christams. You'll be glad of your gruel.
78
05/01/2021 12:43:12 2 4
bbc
If only they could get their pathetic café in order.

Had the worst lasagne I've ever tasted there a couple of weeks ago. Gristle and grease galore.
132
05/01/2021 13:00:07 3 2
bbc
Try making your own at home.
79
05/01/2021 12:43:15 3 3
bbc
I used to be a Loyal Morrisons customer. Price, quality, Convenience, Free Parking Most friendly & helpful staff and no charge trolley's.
BUT: Come the first lockdown, attempting to place a Click &Collect order I was told that there is not an Option to specify "No Substitution".
85
05/01/2021 12:46:05 1 2
bbc
So I was forced to get my weekly shop at ASDA and what a different experience, Lower prices, ease of ordering, Exceptionally helpful staff and best of all a simple "No Substitute Tick Box"
Come on David Potts, sort this out, so I may consider returning.
278
05/01/2021 14:12:31 1 0
bbc
With so many wanting the service it was impossible to please everyone and most just accepted the unusual circumstances and didn't moan.
4
05/01/2021 11:37:31 14 3
bbc
what do you expect? Its a slow news day
80
05/01/2021 12:43:29 3 3
bbc
Not really. Thanks to Boris Brexit incompetence €6bn of trading was lost to the City on the first day of Brexit yesterday. You'd think that would be worth a mention.
112
05/01/2021 12:55:02 3 2
bbc
Haven't you noticed that the BBC is not allowed to remark critically on government policy any more? It has something to do with funding.
218
05/01/2021 13:38:52 1 1
bbc
But that's a lie.
244
05/01/2021 13:50:33 2 1
bbc
Both the FTSE 100 and 250 rose yesterday, so you are spouting rubbish. You should have quoted the £ as it did fall against the Euro, probably more to do with the lockdown.
81
05/01/2021 12:43:42 4 2
bbc
So I was forced to get my weekly shop at ASDA and what a different experience, Lower prices, ease of ordering, Exceptionally helpful staff and best of all a simple "No Substitute Tick Box"
Come on David Potts, sort this out, so I may consider returning.
129
05/01/2021 12:59:29 1 0
bbc
You are posting this a lot. Do you think David Potts will read this thread?
275
05/01/2021 14:10:14 0 0
bbc
So who "forced you" certainly NOT Morrison's so what is your real issue
82
05/01/2021 12:44:04 6 4
bbc
Thats right, the pandemic will have been an incredibly profitable period for the major supermarket chains, how fortuitous for them, do they thank Boris personally?
89
05/01/2021 12:47:24 5 1
bbc
I shop in Tesco and have found, unsurprisingly, that many prices have gone up since Jan 1st. And I don’t think Brexit is to blame. Every cloud.........
128
05/01/2021 12:59:25 0 1
bbc
Thr supermarkets should offer to fund all food banks...for the foreseeable. It would absolve them a little in my eyes....
83
05/01/2021 12:45:29 58 2
bbc
Being disabled & living in a first floor flat I take my hat off to the Asda delivery men who every week bring all my shopping upstairs for me. Above and beyond springs to mind!
290
05/01/2021 14:22:32 22 0
bbc
Yes all delivery drivers,a very big thank you from us all,you have kept us well,Joly good show
367
05/01/2021 17:29:46 0 0
bbc
Avondale47
Thank you, My son is a delivery man. Quite often people treat him like something you scrap off your shoes.
386
05/01/2021 20:12:18 1 0
bbc
Not all super heroes wear a cape
11
05/01/2021 11:54:57 3 18
bbc
1800 hospitals in the UK, each do 1,000 vaccinations a day. 10 days we'd have covered the most vulnerable. They can then stay at home to await the 2nd jab. During those 21 days we could vaccinate the next ~37 million folks.

In the space of 31 days the whole country would be pretty much done.

We started vaccinating 8th Dec so should have finished the end of this week...

We're not even close!!!
84
05/01/2021 12:45:49 0 1
bbc
You near to do some research before posting nonsense.
143
05/01/2021 13:06:19 2 0
bbc
Maths isn't nonsense. If the NHS wasn't on its knees due to 10 years of austerity and wasn't missing 43,000 nurses this type of logistics roll out would be child's play.
79
05/01/2021 12:43:15 3 3
bbc
I used to be a Loyal Morrisons customer. Price, quality, Convenience, Free Parking Most friendly & helpful staff and no charge trolley's.
BUT: Come the first lockdown, attempting to place a Click &Collect order I was told that there is not an Option to specify "No Substitution".
85
05/01/2021 12:46:05 1 2
bbc
So I was forced to get my weekly shop at ASDA and what a different experience, Lower prices, ease of ordering, Exceptionally helpful staff and best of all a simple "No Substitute Tick Box"
Come on David Potts, sort this out, so I may consider returning.
86
05/01/2021 12:46:16 1 2
bbc
BBC not giving all the headline facts.

Grocery sales £11.7 billion in December

Best ever! EVER!

Don’t be like the BBC
108
05/01/2021 12:54:16 1 0
bbc
Largest ever UK population. Xmas. Lockdown hoarding. Brexit hoarding. ergo highest ever sales.
It’s not difficult to figure out. A perfect storm of greed and panic. Will be followed immediately by a drop.
But I’m glad you are inexplicably proud if this
87
05/01/2021 12:46:38 5 5
bbc
Morrisons is my nearest supermarket . But having seen the number of people they allow in without masks and the attitude of staff (often no masks and no distancing) I won't be back in a hurry.
103
05/01/2021 12:53:44 3 2
bbc
I totally agree. I refuse to shop there anymore.
114
Fox
05/01/2021 12:55:29 0 0
bbc
Same here. Mine has a security guard on the door without a mask who stands there smoking and admitting the maskless by the dozen.
274
05/01/2021 14:10:09 1 1
bbc
I dont shop there as its too working class for me
338
05/01/2021 15:29:28 0 1
bbc
Might help if facts are as you claim to name the stores in question for without that the comments lack credibility
42
05/01/2021 12:17:56 11 11
bbc
Is it just me that thinks champagne is horrible? Emperors new clothes it is, tell everyone it's the height of sophistication and they buy it.
88
05/01/2021 12:47:20 1 0
bbc
I don't find champagne horrible - just poor value. Prosecco or Cava will give you the same pop of the cork for less, and with equal flavour. If you want to taste the best, go for one of the many British sparkling whites - and it doesn't have to be shipped over here, so less pollution.
113
05/01/2021 12:55:26 1 0
bbc
As you know, Champagne is a protected title, the method is not unique to the region, just the name, others are available at lower prices. The Swiss make a super fizz.
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05/01/2021 12:44:04 6 4
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Thats right, the pandemic will have been an incredibly profitable period for the major supermarket chains, how fortuitous for them, do they thank Boris personally?
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05/01/2021 12:47:24 5 1
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I shop in Tesco and have found, unsurprisingly, that many prices have gone up since Jan 1st. And I don’t think Brexit is to blame. Every cloud.........
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05/01/2021 12:58:15 0 0
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There's no cloud here bud, as a fortunate person, all of this is basically meaningless to me, but this pandemic farce is deeply suspicious imho. Now pleeease go and get a jab, for the good of mankind!
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05/01/2021 13:06:11 1 0
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yet they went up since January 1st and not before. Your thinking is poor.
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05/01/2021 12:32:14 7 1
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Drivel.
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05/01/2021 12:47:59 5 1
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Actually not entirely drivel. Causing massive pollution and environmental issues around the farms.
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05/01/2021 12:48:27 2 4
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makes me wonder where all the money is coming from to buy all this champagne - thought everyone was struggling and needed the food banks etc?? Not as if morrisons is a fortnums equivalent??
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05/01/2021 12:50:28 2 0
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Eh? you will be forever wondering I fear.
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05/01/2021 12:54:33 1 0
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You haven't been keeping up with the news. Due to severe reductions in pubs, clubs, cinema, theatre and restauarant nights out, days with the family at some theme park, weekends away in a country cottage and foreign holidays, added to much lower commuting/fuel costs and bought sandwich lunches & coffees, there is something like £200bn floating around in the economy looking to be spent.
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05/01/2021 12:54:36 1 0
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Money saved from the stamp duty holiday -landlord and second hoe owners buying more properties with a grant from the taxpayer
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05/01/2021 12:50:39 0 1
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Saved up Furlough money.....in other words the taxpayer.
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05/01/2021 12:24:25 6 9
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Must be so annoying for EU, seeingUK economy holding up
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05/01/2021 12:49:09 4 2
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Courtesy of French Champagne?
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05/01/2021 12:33:47 10 0
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There may be others who think Champagne is "Horrible" though I am not one of them !

If you don't like bubbles, don't buy fizzy wine !

If you find Champagne too dry or too sharp, buy Demi Sec Champagne, which is sweeter, or save your pennies and buy Prosecco, Asti Spumate or Cava

Trendies in Froggyland have long put a drop of Cassis into Champagne to sweeten it a bit, Ribena works just as well !
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05/01/2021 12:49:44 0 0
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"If you find Champagne too dry or too sharp, buy Demi Sec Champagne, which is sweeter, or save your pennies and buy Prosecco, Asti Spumate or Cava"

And if you don't like alcohol or bubbles save your pounds and don't buy any of them.
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05/01/2021 12:24:25 6 9
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Must be so annoying for EU, seeingUK economy holding up
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05/01/2021 12:49:55 1 0
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Just wait till next Christams. You'll be glad of your gruel.
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05/01/2021 12:50:03 4 5
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Id just like to personally thank the Chinese for this Pandemic, and may we all do our utmost to continue to by crap from them for the foreseeable. Or at least till we all become communists.
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05/01/2021 12:58:28 2 0
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Do you really think Coronavirus turns you communist? Is that because of the 5G?
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05/01/2021 13:17:09 0 2
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Rather live in China right now. At least they've got their lives back.
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05/01/2021 12:48:27 2 4
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makes me wonder where all the money is coming from to buy all this champagne - thought everyone was struggling and needed the food banks etc?? Not as if morrisons is a fortnums equivalent??
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05/01/2021 12:50:28 2 0
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Eh? you will be forever wondering I fear.
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05/01/2021 12:51:22 3 3
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Won’t be any champagne next year. Just fizzy English home brew.
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05/01/2021 12:32:14 7 1
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Drivel.
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05/01/2021 12:52:09 2 2
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Look up PCB's and educate yourself.
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05/01/2021 13:06:25 1 2
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Eating McDonalds every day is better for your health than eating farmed fish.
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05/01/2021 13:28:43 5 0
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Too much youtube activism! PCB is banned. PCB in farmed salmon is from fish meal pellets & oil obtained from wild feeder fish (the same food as wild salmon eat) absorbing residual environmental PCB. Since the study highlighting this 2 decades ago fish meal & oil use to feed farmed salmon has more than halved to be replaced by plant derived proteins and fats. Eat salmon, get cancer just aint so.
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05/01/2021 12:42:51 4 8
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Champagne = fizzy french wine to disguise the poor taste, you can keep it, buy British , commonwealth or from our true friends around the non EU world.
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05/01/2021 12:52:26 2 1
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You are probably a Lambrini or White Lightning kind of guy, the latter is more likely as it is a British product.

You are likely a member of one of those Buy British for Brexit Face Book pages.
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05/01/2021 12:33:47 10 0
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There may be others who think Champagne is "Horrible" though I am not one of them !

If you don't like bubbles, don't buy fizzy wine !

If you find Champagne too dry or too sharp, buy Demi Sec Champagne, which is sweeter, or save your pennies and buy Prosecco, Asti Spumate or Cava

Trendies in Froggyland have long put a drop of Cassis into Champagne to sweeten it a bit, Ribena works just as well !
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05/01/2021 12:52:31 0 0
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Good tips fella!