Shoppers told not to buy more than normal
06/01/2021 | news | business | 1,044
Stores seek to reassure shoppers that there is no need to bulk-buy in new lockdown.
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PS
06/01/2021 15:01:39 14 9
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Can't see any devastating news regarding the importation of food by lorries using the channel crossing. What was all the huffing about shortly before & after the agreement was signed off. Laughable.
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KO
06/01/2021 15:14:22 6 1
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From the 1990's film 'The Shipping News':

Writer is asked to write an article under headline "HUGE STORM TO HIT TOWN"

Then he asks his Editor, "but what do I right when there is no storm?"

Editor: "TOWN SAVED FROM HUGE STORM"

No story, but two days worth of headlines.
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06/01/2021 15:06:41 3 0
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probably a paid advertisement by the big grocery retailers.works everytime.
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06/01/2021 15:02:27 72 7
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Why do government etc keep thinking the majority of the public have common sense ?
These are the same people who were pooping in yoghurt pots at the beach in the summer
Selfish, only care about themselves
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06/01/2021 15:26:45 15 3
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pooping in yoghurt pots at the beach...? eh? did I miss something?
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06/01/2021 15:02:45 312 26
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Nothing to see here. Just another article to cause a further problem when one didn't exist in the first place.
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06/01/2021 15:09:18 59 243
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What's different now is the additional bureaucracy due to Brexit. Some deliveries simply aren't being made. Give it a few weeks and shortages will be apparent.
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06/01/2021 15:17:56 8 14
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Sigh... have the supermarkets said it or not? If they haven't, you have a point, but if the have then the BBC, heavens above, are reporting the news!
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06/01/2021 16:13:33 14 5
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BBC are masters at this.
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06/01/2021 17:13:44 3 2
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I tried to get a slot from my local supermarket over the weekend. All slots had gone, when usually there are dozens. Long before this story was in the media. I suspect the supermarkets know better whether there's a potential problem than you do.
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06/01/2021 15:03:07 19 1
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Struggled to get salt this morning on my weekly shop. Who the hell would panic buy salt.
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06/01/2021 15:06:46 22 0
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Keeps the paths clear if the Beast from the East II comes?
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06/01/2021 15:09:44 7 0
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Salt is always in short supply every January due to the frosty weather and people throwing it on driveways/foot paths to clear ice.
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06/01/2021 15:12:21 4 0
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Perhaps those people who are expecting frost and ice in the coming weeks
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06/01/2021 15:04:26 2 1
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council gritters?
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06/01/2021 15:19:39 7 2
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Perhaps it's excessive use with all these government promises

(think about it)
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06/01/2021 15:15:40 4 1
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Who the hell panic buys toilet roll when Covid-19 is a respiratory disease?
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06/01/2021 15:24:53 1 0
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Probably the same people who panic-bought toilet roll to combat a respiratory disease.
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06/01/2021 15:41:53 4 1
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anyone who woke up to find that despite Climate Change their paths were like ice-rinks.
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06/01/2021 15:03:20 38 3
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Look, if you want shoppers not to buy more than normal, you need to tell them to definitely buy more than normal.
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06/01/2021 15:19:18 14 1
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Correct :)
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06/01/2021 15:03:46 15 0
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The amount of toilet rolls stored in some peoples homes must be astounding.Good job it doesn't go off!
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06/01/2021 15:12:02 11 0
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Fire risk anyone? The insurance claim from would make good reading
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06/01/2021 15:13:27 1 2
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Then it would be bog off. They'd have to have a BOGOF offer.
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06/01/2021 15:18:49 2 1
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Yeh but it tastes awful.
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06/01/2021 15:03:49 59 2
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What could possibly happen when the story is "don't buy more than you need"? Remember, we're relying on the common sense of the British public.
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06/01/2021 15:34:29 41 30
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What we are relying on is the journalistic integrity of the BBC. Sadly that is also now in short supply. Probably the fault of Brexit I don't doubt. *rolls eyes*
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06/01/2021 15:04:05 16 2
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This reads like one big promotional article for Asda!
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06/01/2021 20:11:58 0 0
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ASDA on time and in date
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06/01/2021 15:04:20 185 22
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The reporting of this, causes panic.

If they are hoarding, then I need to hoard....

All media know this, but here to is the BBC, trying to create a story.

My store was fully stocked when I visited last night. Report that.
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06/01/2021 15:52:28 36 30
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That’s what they have reported. Try reading the article
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06/01/2021 17:16:10 4 1
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The problem referred to was ONLINE not in the stores. It's always wise to read the article before commenting. It suggests your prejudices run ahead of the facts.
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06/01/2021 15:04:33 8 3
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So by saying don't buy more than you need, people will do the opposite in panic. These messages just cause the issue in the first place.
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06/01/2021 15:04:34 12 2
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Just the mention of panic buying will cause people to panic buy. We are so stupid!!
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06/01/2021 15:05:06 71 8
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Surly it would be better to buy twice as much half as often ? in terms of staying in.
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KO
06/01/2021 15:08:17 85 6
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It would

... and don't call me Shirley
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06/01/2021 15:15:03 9 0
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Until you consider food waste when the perishables go off
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06/01/2021 16:36:44 1 0
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Agreed, currently people use the supermarket as an excuse to get out of the house. I see the same people coming in everyday just for a couple of bits.
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06/01/2021 18:40:06 0 0
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Most do a weekly shop if we all brought double those shopping at the end of the week may see shortages. For this idea to work it would require people to be allocated a shopping week fifty percent week one the other fifty percent week 2, can’t see some fruit and veg lasting two weeks.
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06/01/2021 15:05:09 8 7
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People may interpret this as a criticism when I only mean this as an observation, but…

In the first lockdown my local Waitrose seemed to be stocked as normal the whole time. The local Morrisons, however, was almost bare. I don’t know if there’s any link with who these supermarkets target their advertising at/the people they try to attract and their reactions to lockdowns.
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Pip
06/01/2021 15:10:46 10 1
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Who panic buys at Waitroses prices...........?
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06/01/2021 15:21:41 3 1
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I used to work at Morrisons, and I can tell you this, everytime a bank holiday or big sporting event is due, the shop looks like a plague of locusts have stripped it bare. The customers who do their regular shopping at a Morrisons store are mostly responsible for the bare shelves. The advertising has little effect on this phenomenon.
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06/01/2021 15:24:04 2 0
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Nothing to do with advertising or which people shop where, it’s all about cost. The simple answer is that a larger number of people shop at Morrisons because Waitrose is more expensive.
If 5,000 people shop in Morrisons but only 1,000 shop in Waitrose then of course there’ll be emptier shelves at Morrisons because more people have been purchasing goods.
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Hex
06/01/2021 15:05:28 7 0
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If someone is stupid enough to think they need to panic buy why would they listen to the supermarket saying not to?
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06/01/2021 15:05:37 6 3
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Good luck with that. The shops are already selling Easter Eggs in anticipation of buyers hoarding them.
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06/01/2021 15:15:45 5 0
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Actually, Easter eggs are running late this year. They usually appear in time to tell you that Christmas is around the corner.
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06/01/2021 15:18:02 1 0
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They are always out at this time of year.
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06/01/2021 15:39:51 0 0
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You need to find a hobby now Brexit is over and done with, you are clearly at a loose end.
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06/01/2021 15:05:43 7 1
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Cue the next episode of the Tesco vs the Walking Dead.... or the Walking Brain Dead...
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06/01/2021 15:05:56 2 0
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I know, why don't we say NOT to buy excessively, in the hope the public will and hey presto, we've created more news!
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06/01/2021 15:06:12 6 3
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just another SCAREMONGERING topic,apart from that do you believe anyone is going to take any notice,the husband and wife goes shopping,wife goes in gets fortnights shoppin,comes out puts in car,husband goes in gets fortnights shoppin,so whats changed,clowns
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06/01/2021 15:06:21 6 17
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Still seem to be a lot of non-UK produce missing. More to do with port snarl ups Brexit/testing than panic buying.

Well done Clown PM .. if you had PREPARED for no deal, you would have had the infrastructure in place .. then could have looked like a winner when no deal did not happen but the French new variant blockade did.

Go back to the "Losers Circus" for goodness sake.
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06/01/2021 15:07:57 3 14
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been a dsiaster ever since he has been PM
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HH
06/01/2021 15:21:16 0 0
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Perhaps if Stammer had shared his crystal ball then Boris would have known Macron would close the borders.
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06/01/2021 15:37:50 0 0
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Not in my supermarkets, you must be in Remain Central.
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06/01/2021 15:03:07 19 1
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Struggled to get salt this morning on my weekly shop. Who the hell would panic buy salt.
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06/01/2021 15:06:46 22 0
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Keeps the paths clear if the Beast from the East II comes?
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06/01/2021 15:07:00 4 0
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Tell that to the billionaires
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06/01/2021 15:07:07 2 15
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Of course no Brexiteer would panic buy, would they?
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06/01/2021 15:10:28 4 1
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Brexiteer ? oh yea that was something to do with a vote 4 years ago wasnt it ?
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06/01/2021 15:37:09 0 0
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Nope, why would we, shops full, no queues, Macron's punish the UK by closing Calais having backfired, and you struggling to find anything sensible to say - mind you, you've been struggling for about 4 years now. ;-)
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06/01/2021 15:07:56 4 2
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Why don't employees on the tills be given necessary powers to refuse to ring through too many of a particular item. Unless the shopper has a good enough reason
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06/01/2021 15:15:36 0 0
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They do that in Waitrose but maybe not in covid-central Tesco!!!
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Abi
06/01/2021 15:11:57 0 0
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Tesco were doing that in the first wave to stop people panic buying, there was a limit on certain items that you could buy.
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06/01/2021 15:14:38 1 0
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Have you ever worked in retail? The backlash you would get from telling a customer they have too many will have you reaching for the loo roll
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HH
06/01/2021 15:18:04 0 0
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A better solution is to put a limit into the computerised till system. People won’t then argue with the poor checkout operator if the computer says no.
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06/01/2021 15:35:39 0 0
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We need to ask Putin for advice, I'm sure there must be some Russians who remember the good old days of the Soviet Union, or even better invite a few North Korean apparatchiks to advise Parliament on how to quickly get to their standards of both political and economic freedom.
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06/01/2021 15:06:21 6 17
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Still seem to be a lot of non-UK produce missing. More to do with port snarl ups Brexit/testing than panic buying.

Well done Clown PM .. if you had PREPARED for no deal, you would have had the infrastructure in place .. then could have looked like a winner when no deal did not happen but the French new variant blockade did.

Go back to the "Losers Circus" for goodness sake.
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06/01/2021 15:07:57 3 14
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been a dsiaster ever since he has been PM
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06/01/2021 15:38:41 0 0
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he hasn't been brilliant, but he has been better than the EU leaders, as the Dutch have suddenly discovered regarding vaccinations ;-)
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06/01/2021 15:05:06 71 8
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Surly it would be better to buy twice as much half as often ? in terms of staying in.
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KO
06/01/2021 15:08:17 85 6
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It would

... and don't call me Shirley
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06/01/2021 15:11:18 9 0
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:-D Roger that.......
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06/01/2021 15:41:13 6 1
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Or surly, surely?
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06/01/2021 17:12:00 4 0
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I think you may have switched on airplane mode...
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06/01/2021 17:23:46 3 0
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I guess I picked the wrong week to quit panic buying!
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06/01/2021 15:08:21 8 1
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The minute you say that, they do.
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06/01/2021 15:09:01 343 15
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What the hell are we panic buying for? I went to my local supermarket yesterday - everyone in masks, everyone social distancing, no queues, no panic buying and an almost empty store. People really need to get a grip.
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Bob
06/01/2021 15:10:28 166 24
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You fell for the trap. Read the article. No mention of people panic buying. Only that people shouldn't feel the need to do so.
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06/01/2021 15:30:06 14 11
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They are not but the BEEB clearly want us to. Manipulation at its very worst.
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06/01/2021 16:00:52 9 4
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Where on earth are these shops where "everyone in masks, everyone social distancing" happens?
Not in any shop in the City of London where I live.
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06/01/2021 16:10:36 7 1
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No panic buying when I went in earlier, all but one customer wearing a mask. Pity the same can't be said about the staff at least 8 wandering around the shop floor without a mask that I saw, including a supervisor barking out orders to other staff.
584
06/01/2021 17:04:10 5 2
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BBC journalists love stirring it up....
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06/01/2021 16:54:54 2 1
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Because panic buying creates stories, stories need pictures, pictures create stories etc etc.
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06/01/2021 18:21:15 0 0
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"Bob replied:
You fell for the trap. Read the article. No mention of people panic buying. Only that people shouldn't feel the need to do so." - - -

No, it wasn't a trap, we all know what the article said, but we also know if you say 'don't panic about food sortages' then at least some people will panic and there will be less food, with the risk of running out for no good reason.
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06/01/2021 15:02:45 312 26
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Nothing to see here. Just another article to cause a further problem when one didn't exist in the first place.
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06/01/2021 15:09:18 59 243
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What's different now is the additional bureaucracy due to Brexit. Some deliveries simply aren't being made. Give it a few weeks and shortages will be apparent.
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06/01/2021 15:11:04 49 10
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get over it
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06/01/2021 15:30:55 18 4
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Yawn... Is that the time already?
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06/01/2021 15:34:19 2 12
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Very true, according to government
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06/01/2021 15:45:15 18 8
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What's different now is that your project fear examples are beyond parody. No longer is it 'Nissan won't trade' ,now it is that well known multi-national giant Dutch-Bike-Bitz that won't. :-)
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06/01/2021 15:54:26 24 2
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It wouldn't take long for someone to introduce Brexit into the equation
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06/01/2021 15:59:34 29 5
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Rubbish. Get over Brexit. The supermarkets will cope fine.
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06/01/2021 16:09:51 23 4
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No additional bureaucracy if you buy British.
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06/01/2021 16:20:32 20 3
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Yes there is additional bureaucracy (a couple more pieces of paper), but that has not changed delivery times and all deliveries are still being made.

I received a next-day delivery from Italy today. Delivery times are the same before and after 31st December.
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06/01/2021 16:22:58 2 1
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You hope? What's wrong with you?
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06/01/2021 16:49:10 7 4
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Only a die hard Remainer would wish for chaos and shortages, just so you can say "I told you so". But when there is no chaos and there are no shortages, will you go back on line, dispense with anonymity and apologise ?...like hell you will. You'll just sit there in front of your screen, wetting about something else.
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06/01/2021 16:17:54 8 4
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The shelves are full.
So stop still trying to justify your reason you voting remain.
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06/01/2021 17:01:42 8 2
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Oh, move on please! You haven't a clue what problems Brexit will bring. Go and polish your crystal ball, or borrow one from the BBC!M
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06/01/2021 17:04:45 5 2
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ZZZZZZZZZZ
655
06/01/2021 17:21:04 2 1
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There is little evidence to support your claim just like the one i am about to make. Essentail retailer Mcdonalds are still available to gender reassign another generation on nuggets and s4it up our streets, remember we are what we eat. Look at the sheer amount of makeup midern kids need to hide the flaws. Oh the outrage, quick y'all start cancelling!
657
06/01/2021 17:21:36 3 2
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Grow up!
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06/01/2021 18:14:20 4 0
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You know that your statement is totally incorrect, but as a Remainer you just can't help yourself wishing that there will be problems, just to give yourself validation for your unnerving loyalty.

You win nothing.
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06/01/2021 15:09:29 540 19
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The media also play a large part in this "fake panic" everyone knows the moment anyone says no need to panic buy it starts a landslide of idiots panic buying,much as the words "trust me" & the club is standing by & backing the manager - the inevitable happens.
Decades of poor education, bad parenting, scandals at every level & utter self obsession without respect for others....that's all it takes.
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06/01/2021 15:15:29 148 10
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You took the words straight out of my mouth.
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06/01/2021 16:01:27 4 21
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Tory UK in a nutshell
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06/01/2021 17:09:31 12 1
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Well said Paul.
It's the Soap opera/Facebook generation generation who need to make a crisis out of everything and then shout about it.
If people just calmed down and acted with responsibility this would never have got this bad.
The only thing the UK shelves are empty of is common sense and a sense of social responsibility.
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06/01/2021 18:16:27 4 0
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Let's test this. Start telling everyone there will be a shortage of avocados, purple sprouting broccoli and quinoa. Sit back and watch.
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06/01/2021 18:36:37 1 0
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Yes, I agee. Remember the toll roll panic back in Feb/Mar. It all started in this country with a "news" article about panic buying of toilet rolls in Australia! Guess what, a few days later it happened here and quickly spread to lettuce - who stockpile lettuce!
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06/01/2021 18:55:23 0 2
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So the media are wrong if as in this case, they say there is no need to panic buy. Presumably you would roast them if they said there was a danger of shortages. Do you just have a problem with Media doing their job?
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pw
06/01/2021 18:46:21 0 0
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In Tesco you are limited to only 3 of certain items. So people are currently buying THREE packs of 12 eggs at Tesco - according to my wife who works there.
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06/01/2021 19:12:35 0 0
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Thats funny, the worst hoarders I saw in March were Geriatrics.
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06/01/2021 15:03:07 19 1
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Struggled to get salt this morning on my weekly shop. Who the hell would panic buy salt.
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06/01/2021 15:09:44 7 0
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Salt is always in short supply every January due to the frosty weather and people throwing it on driveways/foot paths to clear ice.
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06/01/2021 15:10:02 9 2
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DO A SMALLER shop each day & use that as your DAILY Exercise ?? NO need toooooo PANIC buy the Supermarkets are NOT going to close : So PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Stop the Panic buying folks & let as ALL have some food... Thank You xxx
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06/01/2021 15:14:52 6 2
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I agree re don't panic buy, but I disagree re shopping daily. The point is not to give yourself the chance to catch the virus. If you are going around a busy store every day, surely you are exposing yourself to more.. Plus it means longer queues!
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06/01/2021 15:10:20 5 3
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Get an online delivery whilst you're virtue signalling for carers. You can look out for the van arriving.
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06/01/2021 15:10:26 5 4
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The supermarkets don't like panic buying because it skews the sales numbers and makes it difficult to calculate bosses bonuses.
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06/01/2021 15:07:07 2 15
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Of course no Brexiteer would panic buy, would they?
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06/01/2021 15:10:28 4 1
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Brexiteer ? oh yea that was something to do with a vote 4 years ago wasnt it ?
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06/01/2021 15:09:01 343 15
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What the hell are we panic buying for? I went to my local supermarket yesterday - everyone in masks, everyone social distancing, no queues, no panic buying and an almost empty store. People really need to get a grip.
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Bob
06/01/2021 15:10:28 166 24
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You fell for the trap. Read the article. No mention of people panic buying. Only that people shouldn't feel the need to do so.
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06/01/2021 15:12:23 15 11
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But we all know people DO panic buy don't we, Bob? Don't be such a clever clogs.
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06/01/2021 15:48:04 18 4
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The BBC is echoing something that the supermarkets have actually said. What is the problem at that?
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06/01/2021 16:02:49 9 1
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If you remember last time: as soon as news outlets started saying 'no need to panic', everyone panicked.
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06/01/2021 16:14:15 4 0
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well, now that I've been told to not feel the need to panic buy I suddenly do so!
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06/01/2021 16:14:17 6 5
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who the hell reads BBC articles?
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ET
06/01/2021 18:26:09 1 0
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So, no point in the article?
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06/01/2021 18:34:10 1 0
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That’s not clear from the headline which sets up a narrative to suggest panic buying is happening . More scaremongering click bait and irresponsible. This is becoming typical manipulative technique to promote a narrative when no actual facts available.

Surprised it got through editorial though - shelves full of food after Brexit?
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06/01/2021 15:10:40 3 0
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Well known syndrome - fear of shortages gives many diarrhea, thus the need to buy loads of toilet paper.
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06/01/2021 15:10:43 5 1
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“Take only what you need, not what you want.”
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06/01/2021 15:14:14 2 2
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Nah, grab all you can. The end looms, so go down swigging booze and munching goodies.
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06/01/2021 15:10:43 23 9
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Can't see where the BBC have mentioned Brexit food shortages in this article? I'll keep rereading it until they realise and change it.
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06/01/2021 15:17:03 14 7
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So basically you'd complain either way.
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06/01/2021 15:05:09 8 7
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People may interpret this as a criticism when I only mean this as an observation, but…

In the first lockdown my local Waitrose seemed to be stocked as normal the whole time. The local Morrisons, however, was almost bare. I don’t know if there’s any link with who these supermarkets target their advertising at/the people they try to attract and their reactions to lockdowns.
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Pip
06/01/2021 15:10:46 10 1
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Who panic buys at Waitroses prices...........?
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06/01/2021 15:09:18 59 243
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What's different now is the additional bureaucracy due to Brexit. Some deliveries simply aren't being made. Give it a few weeks and shortages will be apparent.
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06/01/2021 15:11:04 49 10
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get over it
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06/01/2021 15:11:18 3 0
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Pleased so many people are shopping for their essentials, toilet paper, letuce etc, online.

Perhaps now they'll keep out of the stores & make the whole food shopping experience a lot more pleasant & safe for those of us who like to use them.
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06/01/2021 15:16:11 2 0
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It's a lockdown, like doesn't come into it but need does
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06/01/2021 15:11:42 70 7
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DO NOT think of a yellow tap-dancing elephant. What do you think of?

So, telling people via the news NOT to stock up, guess what they are going to do. And of course, icreased sales would not be in the interest of the supermarkets would it?
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06/01/2021 17:57:51 9 9
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This (and Brexit, electing Trump, Bozo etc etc) is what happens when the stupid are allowed to vote.
I really have changed my mind over the years and now firmly believe that people should ONLY be allowed to vote if they have at least 5 GCSE grade passes.
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06/01/2021 18:56:20 0 1
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DO NOT stab yourself in the eye with a pencil! Did you do it? I thought not. By your logic the media, rather than reporting the request of retailers for people not to stock up should encourage shoppers to do so, and I'm sure you would think that irresponsible. Golly, this critical thinking is harder than it looks, isn't it? if only the media would stick to fluffy bunny stories.
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06/01/2021 15:03:46 15 0
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The amount of toilet rolls stored in some peoples homes must be astounding.Good job it doesn't go off!
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06/01/2021 15:12:02 11 0
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Fire risk anyone? The insurance claim from would make good reading
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06/01/2021 15:12:05 2 5
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Given the limited storage space available to the shops, supermarkets and importers surely one way to increase capacity is to suggest shoppers buy LIMITED extra stocks of non-perishable goods for the "store cupboard" as a buffer. Prior to this lockdown we bought a load of cans as a fallback which didn't denude the supplies for others but relieved some of the shops storage limits.
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06/01/2021 15:03:07 19 1
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Struggled to get salt this morning on my weekly shop. Who the hell would panic buy salt.
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06/01/2021 15:12:21 4 0
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Perhaps those people who are expecting frost and ice in the coming weeks
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Bob
06/01/2021 15:10:28 166 24
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You fell for the trap. Read the article. No mention of people panic buying. Only that people shouldn't feel the need to do so.
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06/01/2021 15:12:23 15 11
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But we all know people DO panic buy don't we, Bob? Don't be such a clever clogs.
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06/01/2021 15:54:17 10 2
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Bob is pointing out that most people are responding to the article that they think has been written rather than the one that actually has. It's basic English comprehension not being a "clever clogs"
757
06/01/2021 17:55:48 0 0
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Yes we all know some people DO panic buy but you, knowing that, still had to make a post.

And that doesn't alter the fact that Steve is probably right and you didn't read the article.
47
06/01/2021 15:12:51 10 1
bbc
Whilst the COVID crisis has shown some selfless people doing great things and the public showing support for our super NHS, there is still the underlying selfishness in society, those who don't follow the necessary rules, flock to the beaches (parking badly and leaving litter) as soon as lockdown was lifted, and then panic buy causing shortages. Sad really - perhaps we should stop supporting them!
165
06/01/2021 15:31:57 3 0
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We should put up a memorial to those thousands of elderly dead from the care homes who died in order to save the NHS. Mind you I remember the claim the NHS was instituted to save the people, rather than the other way around.
179
06/01/2021 15:34:07 3 0
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You're absolutely right. I used to live in a relatively quiet seaside town, until the Covid carriers arrived for the day. The residents have become prisoners in their own homes. The best lockdown would be by postcode, with everything open to residents only. We can look after ourselves but we can't control what outsiders choose to flaunt and abuse.
48
06/01/2021 15:13:20 161 22
bbc
Another BBC article designed to sow division and panic.

People may point fingers at the government but if the media actually acted responsibly instead of stories such as this we would all be better off.

They continually always try and highlight the inevitable inconsistencies in the rules, which only acts as an excuse for some to ignore them
76
06/01/2021 15:17:09 70 14
bbc
Well said , my friend. Alas, they don't give a toss!
647
06/01/2021 17:18:52 2 1
bbc
So the media shouldn't report the news? If you read the article, you'll see that they were reporting what the supermarkets have been saying. Your prejudice against the BBC is at odds with the facts. If the BBC started to ignore matters which interested you, you'd call them out. Reporting the news means reporting both good and bad. Suggest you go to China or Russia for controlled news reporting.
817
06/01/2021 18:23:17 2 1
bbc
Interesting yoyu blame the BBC, bt the Express and Mail have been running many more stories and at a much more heighten level (ie: showing photos of empty shelves). Perhaps some of the blame lies with them.
842
06/01/2021 18:35:07 0 1
bbc
“ Another BBC article designed to sow division and panic.”’ And some claim the BBC is to the left. This shows how wrong some are the whole Right ethos is based on sowing division.
6
06/01/2021 15:03:46 15 0
bbc
The amount of toilet rolls stored in some peoples homes must be astounding.Good job it doesn't go off!
49
06/01/2021 15:13:27 1 2
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Then it would be bog off. They'd have to have a BOGOF offer.
50
06/01/2021 15:13:46 56 9
bbc
Yet again, supermarkets who have no supply issues, encourage people to panic buy by telling them NOT to panic buy!!! Aided and abetted, of course, by the trusty media! This really is quite pathetic but predictable.
190
06/01/2021 15:36:56 39 8
bbc
I think you will find all the supermarket comments were made in direct response to the BBC questioning them. From there the spin starts. Shameful.
51
06/01/2021 15:14:07 11 3
bbc
Try this headline BBC: Obese people told not to exercise
52
06/01/2021 15:14:07 19 0
bbc
Am I not the only one who finds it amusing.. Hoarding toilet rolls.. Why? If the apocalypse is really on the horizon what are you going to do with it.. Burn it to keep warm?
66
06/01/2021 15:16:22 7 4
bbc
Erm... probably use it the same way I do now. If the alternative is to use dock leaves to wipe my bottom, I'll hoard all the bog roll I can get my hands on!
72
06/01/2021 15:16:32 5 1
bbc
If the apocalypse really is on the horizon then you'll definitely be using it.
101
06/01/2021 15:23:58 2 3
bbc
I had to stock up on non-white loo roll as I'm allergic to the bleach in it or something and at one point it was all I could get.
Needless to say, things got a bit sore downstairs?? So when I could finally order coloured loo roll, I stocked up
I feel so much better now??
122
06/01/2021 15:26:58 3 0
bbc
At least they last forever in the cupboard.... it was people panic buying huge amounts of lettuce before Xmas I couldn't understand. You can't even freeze it!
557
06/01/2021 16:23:10 2 1
bbc
My saying is, give a man some toilet roll and he can wipe his bum, teach a man what a bidet is and he will have a clean bum forever.

How do people not own one? You just wipe most of the poopy away and let the rest dry in? Ew.
1
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06/01/2021 15:01:39 14 9
bbc
Can't see any devastating news regarding the importation of food by lorries using the channel crossing. What was all the huffing about shortly before & after the agreement was signed off. Laughable.
53
KO
06/01/2021 15:14:22 6 1
bbc
From the 1990's film 'The Shipping News':

Writer is asked to write an article under headline "HUGE STORM TO HIT TOWN"

Then he asks his Editor, "but what do I right when there is no storm?"

Editor: "TOWN SAVED FROM HUGE STORM"

No story, but two days worth of headlines.
54
06/01/2021 15:14:28 73 6
bbc
It's selfish people buying far more than they need who cause the shortages in the first place! Then they're the first to complain when they can't get what they want later. Community spirit died with the onset of the 'entitlement generation'.
78
06/01/2021 15:17:28 26 8
bbc
Maybe they are buying for other households too? Elderly neighbours etc.
People are doing that online too.
685
06/01/2021 17:30:17 4 0
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You are dead right.
30-years ago, in our small road, everyone knew each other and helped when needed.
Now that has all gone.
A new family next door of two adults and four kids have never bothered to speak in over 4-years. The kids have no manners and the adults are thick.
12
06/01/2021 15:05:06 71 8
bbc
Surly it would be better to buy twice as much half as often ? in terms of staying in.
55
06/01/2021 15:15:03 9 0
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Until you consider food waste when the perishables go off
29
06/01/2021 15:09:29 540 19
bbc
The media also play a large part in this "fake panic" everyone knows the moment anyone says no need to panic buy it starts a landslide of idiots panic buying,much as the words "trust me" & the club is standing by & backing the manager - the inevitable happens.
Decades of poor education, bad parenting, scandals at every level & utter self obsession without respect for others....that's all it takes.
56
06/01/2021 15:15:29 148 10
bbc
You took the words straight out of my mouth.
273
06/01/2021 15:54:25 3 9
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They may have take your words but what the tabloids like to label as panic buying by idiots is largely just all (or many) households in aggregate buying a few extra items. Which is rather sensible, for example, if planning for the need to isolate.

https://voxeu.org/article/spending-dynamics-and-panic-buying-during-covid-19-first-wave
840
06/01/2021 18:33:56 2 0
bbc
surely that infringes covid rules..
943
06/01/2021 19:26:11 0 0
bbc
No, you’ve got it wrong. The actual title is, ‘You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night).’ It was the first single released from that amazing album ‘Bat Out Of Hell,’ and like all the other tracks was written by Jim Steinman and produced by Todd Rundgren.
57
06/01/2021 15:15:33 3 8
bbc
Just went into Waitrose and again several shelves are cleared! Tescos... everything fine?? Is it only the middle classes that panic buy or are their supply chains simply not sufficient?
82
06/01/2021 15:18:31 6 3
bbc
probably the middle classes have more time at home to drive around filling their range rovers with waitrose finest.
172
06/01/2021 15:32:45 0 0
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No probs at Lidl, but you never see an electric car or range rover in the car park only Romanian plated Audis and battered old tubs like mine.
Tesco next door and Sainsburys in the town centre have ques at the door, go figure.
23
06/01/2021 15:07:56 4 2
bbc
Why don't employees on the tills be given necessary powers to refuse to ring through too many of a particular item. Unless the shopper has a good enough reason
58
06/01/2021 15:15:36 0 0
bbc
They do that in Waitrose but maybe not in covid-central Tesco!!!
59
06/01/2021 15:15:45 4 0
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I guess it depends where you live. I'm on the ouitskirts of Oxford and all the city's (and surrounding town) supermarkets are pretty much rammed all the time anyway so it only takes a few extra selfish half-wits to clear the shelves. Friends in other parts of the country don't seem to have the same pressure of demand as we have in the south east.
138
06/01/2021 15:28:30 2 1
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It's Oxford, all those smart remainers probably the cause. ;-)
15
06/01/2021 15:05:37 6 3
bbc
Good luck with that. The shops are already selling Easter Eggs in anticipation of buyers hoarding them.
60
06/01/2021 15:15:45 5 0
bbc
Actually, Easter eggs are running late this year. They usually appear in time to tell you that Christmas is around the corner.
61
06/01/2021 15:15:57 3 0
bbc
Wish a similar message went out to the buy to let landlords.
62
06/01/2021 15:15:59 296 83
bbc
I was surprised to see no Brexit disaster stories but now understand the BBC Agenda.
1) Spread a story about panic buying due to Covid
2) Induce Panic buying
3) Create shortages in shops
4) Extra lorries required to bring goods in clog up Dover

And there you go, a Brexit disaster story.
160
06/01/2021 15:31:17 122 25
bbc
You've worked the Beeb very well!!
164
06/01/2021 15:31:55 16 35
bbc
Doesn't need the media to instigate a Brexit disaster - it's coming without their intervention, just look at the European business stopping selling to the UK 'coz of taxes (which we were told wouldn't be levied due to the 'deal' ... another Boris lie)
197
06/01/2021 15:38:21 17 38
bbc
Brexit is a disaster,we were told drugs etc would not be affected,yet today we hear about that poor lad who cannot get his medication and all the government says "yes we're concerned",tell that to the worried mother,you leavers have blood on your hands and we will never forgive you
310
06/01/2021 16:00:17 10 7
bbc
As ever, a simple search will show you that all media outlets are reporting similar. e.g;

https://www.google.com/search?q=uk+panic+buying&rlz=1C1CHBF_en-GBGB908GB908&source=lnms&tbm=nws&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjyrfbn1YfuAhUaRRUIHSG9CdAQ_AUoAXoECAEQAw&biw=1164&bih=810

You have a clear case of BBC Derangement Syndrome. You want to watch that - it can become compelling.
380
06/01/2021 16:16:00 6 5
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the deal on goods was fine
any delays will be adjustments to bureaucracy
nobody has done tariffs on the border for a long while

the op is utter, delusional, garbage

up voters, fantasists, compelled by a persecution complex that pre-dated, possibly caused Brexit and which, frankly Brexit isnt going to make easier to bear because the international friction will now, be ever-there
563
06/01/2021 17:00:09 0 1
bbc
Oh so true!
629
06/01/2021 17:14:45 2 0
bbc
And then there's the real world where fanciful conspiracy stories are seen as the tosh which they are
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Pat
06/01/2021 17:38:38 1 0
bbc
Pathetic.
735
06/01/2021 17:48:46 1 0
bbc
Are you actually suggesting a Brexit disaster needs to be engineered? Are you joking?
740
06/01/2021 17:50:03 4 1
bbc
The reporters they had ready at Dover on 1st Jan were very disappointed they had no "we told you it would be bad" stories. Few shots of lorries boarding normally and no end of the world as we know it.

So back to drumming up some fake panic about shopping.
813
06/01/2021 18:22:04 0 0
bbc
How do you explain that the Express and Mail have had many more panic--buy stories?
VP
06/01/2021 22:22:09 0 0
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If you’re so anti BBC then your logic is warped- why do you still access the BBC and it’s site - surely you could keep yourself to whichever media that only plays into your belief!

Go read on another site, it will reduce your blood pressure and keep you out of NHS!
41
06/01/2021 15:11:18 3 0
bbc
Pleased so many people are shopping for their essentials, toilet paper, letuce etc, online.

Perhaps now they'll keep out of the stores & make the whole food shopping experience a lot more pleasant & safe for those of us who like to use them.
63
06/01/2021 15:16:11 2 0
bbc
It's a lockdown, like doesn't come into it but need does
64
06/01/2021 15:16:17 118 3
bbc
There wasn’t any food shortages before Christmas, there are not any food shortages now.
755
06/01/2021 17:55:07 6 1
bbc
Lockdown !!! - Go buy 500 rolls of toilet paper because I will be shjttjng myself!!!
65
06/01/2021 15:16:19 2 1
bbc
If you're highly vulnerable to death from C19, but not quite sick enough to be told to shield & common sense is to shield, there is no help

I had to wait 2 months between online deliveries last April, so I made sure I bought about 6 weeks worth in 1 hit & I'm flippin' glad I did

I'm just not quite sick enough for a jab anytime soon either
so I guess it will be around July before I get out again?
145
06/01/2021 15:18:50 0 0
bbc
You’ll need much more than six weeks’ worth . . . suggest six months stock as a minimum.
52
06/01/2021 15:14:07 19 0
bbc
Am I not the only one who finds it amusing.. Hoarding toilet rolls.. Why? If the apocalypse is really on the horizon what are you going to do with it.. Burn it to keep warm?
66
06/01/2021 15:16:22 7 4
bbc
Erm... probably use it the same way I do now. If the alternative is to use dock leaves to wipe my bottom, I'll hoard all the bog roll I can get my hands on!
153
06/01/2021 15:30:07 4 1
bbc
For that exhilarating feeling with every wipe, try stinging nettles! They're freely available and enviromentally friendly. P.S. Mind how you go!
4
06/01/2021 15:03:07 19 1
bbc
Struggled to get salt this morning on my weekly shop. Who the hell would panic buy salt.
67
06/01/2021 15:04:26 2 1
bbc
council gritters?
68
06/01/2021 15:04:56 3 3
bbc
C’mon, get real . . . we gotta stock up because once armageddon arrives, and it will very shortly, the world will become a jungle and anarchy and chaos are certain. I’m gonna hire a big van and tour the supermarkets to bulk buy as much as I can. I’ve transferred £5,000 to my current account and am heading out to grab as much as I can.
103
06/01/2021 15:24:08 1 0
bbc
See what you mean, friends of ours keep chickens in their garden, advised them to buy a shotgun...Not for the chickens for the chicken stealers they'll attract once word gets around. Its a dog eat dog...or in this case chickens, world soon.
127
06/01/2021 15:27:22 0 0
bbc
Don't forget a generator and huge fridge freezers to put it all in ;-)
150
06/01/2021 15:29:57 0 1
bbc
Will you even want to live in that little fantasy world of yours? In true anarchy, your stocks will be raided and you will be lucky to survive the raids.
69
06/01/2021 15:05:07 57 11
bbc
Well done BBC .....The key words for people to panic buy.
159
06/01/2021 15:31:10 32 1
bbc
They don't see the word "not", just the words "buy more than normal". Makes you wonder what happened to the hoards of pasta from last time round, is it still clogging up the larder or has it been chucked away?
70
06/01/2021 15:05:25 8 1
bbc
here we go again.dont buy more than usual.joe public-panic buy more than usual.
71
06/01/2021 15:16:30 8 4
bbc
Btw, visited my local farm shop this morning, quality stuff, all @ very reasonable prices & enjoyable banter with a customer & member of staff...Don't get that online do you.

Amazing what communications are possible when you're wearing a mask too.
52
06/01/2021 15:14:07 19 0
bbc
Am I not the only one who finds it amusing.. Hoarding toilet rolls.. Why? If the apocalypse is really on the horizon what are you going to do with it.. Burn it to keep warm?
72
06/01/2021 15:16:32 5 1
bbc
If the apocalypse really is on the horizon then you'll definitely be using it.
73
CB
06/01/2021 15:16:46 3 15
bbc
It isn't so much food that seems to be a problem but at work we are starting to see shortages of spare parts for equipment maintenance as a direct result of Brexit. And on a personal note I am not able to obtain an exhaust for a classic car I own as the supplier is no longer shipping to the UK (and no I can't source one here, we don't make them). Not a major issue granted but it will grow.
89
06/01/2021 15:20:14 4 2
bbc
How do you know it will grow? It may well be resolved, given time.
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MM
06/01/2021 15:20:57 2 0
bbc
Yawn...
95
06/01/2021 15:22:36 2 1
bbc
This kind of issue was highlighted by the BBC'c 'Dutch Bike Spares' article at the beginning of the week. We have to expect some teething issues given the last minute deal. It is unfair to charge companies to register for UK VAT, hopefully this issue will be resolved soon.
106
06/01/2021 15:24:24 1 3
bbc
I'm an immunologist. Basic chemicals we'd usually get from Europe in a few days are taking weeks if not months & the prices have jumped by 20-40%. Much more so than the pound:euro rate would justify. Its starting to affect ability to get the job done.

Before anyone downvotes this is a statement of fact not politics.
120
06/01/2021 15:26:30 0 1
bbc
Don't worry about it, the World is banning anything but electric cars, so you driving around in your polluting classic being stopped by Brexit is an excellent thing. PS Odd isn't it that all these companies claim that paying VAT is the problem, didn't the same people moan at Amazon being a tax dodger for avoiding VAT?
217
06/01/2021 15:44:34 0 0
bbc
Can I borrow this please?
338
06/01/2021 16:07:42 3 0
bbc
An independent exhaust maker in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire does stainless steel exhausts to order for any make of car. They're called J.A.C. Exhausts. Stainless steel might be more expensive, but it lasts longer than an 'off the peg' option.
553
06/01/2021 16:58:01 1 0
bbc
These suppliers have had over 4 years to get their companies in order - they have been lazy, to say the least. Blame THEM, not the voters or the Government AND do you really think they will never ship to the UK ever again? That I seriously doubt and if they don't other businesses WILL spring up the fill the gap

Commerce will always win
74
06/01/2021 15:16:51 1010 53
bbc
Will you please stop trying to fuel a 'panic buying takes hold" story. This is totally irresponsible and fake news of the worst kind. It is not worthy of a so called responsible news organisation. Have been to a large Tescos today. Very quiet, shelves all fully stocked, everyone masked and respecting distancing. Please desist.
Odd that everyone can see the attempt to induce panic over food, yet because the mortality and infection figures aren't so easily seen they succeed in producing a panic over a virus no worse that flu in terms of overall mortality, and much less lethal than flu to anyone healthy and those under 45. Removed
131
06/01/2021 15:27:45 73 11
bbc
I sometimes think some of these journalists have shares in the supermarkets.
147
06/01/2021 15:29:31 23 20
bbc
everyone masked my a...
206
06/01/2021 15:40:10 14 25
bbc
Yeah, what is there to panic about?
1,871,754 deaths, 5 trillion wiped off global economy, ever growing city sizes and globalised economy creating the perfect conditions for another epidemic.

The idiots panic is the least of our worries.
231
06/01/2021 15:46:35 6 8
bbc
If the supermarkets themselves have said this, and the BBC is echoing the reassurance, then why are they fuelling it? If you say the BBC is fuelling it, the logical extension is that the supermarkets are too - and I doubt you would say that?
233
06/01/2021 15:46:51 6 1
bbc
I keep reading these reports from various places. My shopping arrived fine today and there are plenty of slots, and it seems stock. I did check a few times to see if things were getting mad again but it seems like alarmist reporting again, but those easily panicked could now panic buy and then everyone else is forced to join in to some extent causing chaos.

Just be sensible and it'll be fine
242
06/01/2021 15:48:42 5 3
bbc
I totally agree, apart from the BBC even being called a responsible news organisation, they have not held that title for years.
267
06/01/2021 15:52:26 3 6
bbc
Absolutely correct, typical BBC scaremongering. Defund the BBC
287
06/01/2021 15:56:57 3 1
bbc
I could not agree more. I too visited Tesco yesterday and the store was quiet, shelves full, and no sign of any panic or shortage of goods.
299
06/01/2021 15:58:58 4 3
bbc
"everyone masked"?

Not been in any Tesco, either Metro or Express where that happened. In the Metro near me, at least 50% never followed the one-way system when set up.
Also the same goes for M&S, Waitrose & Co-Op.
And too often it is shop staff who aren't wearing masks.
As for respecting social distancing, unless it's now 20cm, never happened in any shop even once.
Maybe you don't live in UK?
334
06/01/2021 16:05:52 4 2
bbc
It's a perfectly valid news story and the BBC is not the only one reporting it, all responsible news organisations have been reporting it. There has been panic buying - my local Sainsburys had lots of shortages yesterday and there were queues waiting to enter. Stop reading the BBC news website if you think it's 'fake news'. Stick to tweets and social media - after all they are bound to be right!
474
06/01/2021 16:37:41 1 2
bbc
Totally agree with you the BBC and other media are again throwing fuel onto the fire and trying to create news by scare mongering. Totally irresponsible gormless idiots.
499
06/01/2021 16:44:55 2 0
bbc
Media doesn't need to "fuel" - doing a normal shop around supermarket & irresponsible shoppers are clearing frozen food sections this time - not loo rolls etc. They may be fully stocked in your area but that's not indicative of everywhere
501
06/01/2021 16:45:34 0 0
bbc
It’s Tesco not Tescos.
38
06/01/2021 15:10:43 23 9
bbc
Can't see where the BBC have mentioned Brexit food shortages in this article? I'll keep rereading it until they realise and change it.
75
06/01/2021 15:17:03 14 7
bbc
So basically you'd complain either way.
48
06/01/2021 15:13:20 161 22
bbc
Another BBC article designed to sow division and panic.

People may point fingers at the government but if the media actually acted responsibly instead of stories such as this we would all be better off.

They continually always try and highlight the inevitable inconsistencies in the rules, which only acts as an excuse for some to ignore them
76
06/01/2021 15:17:09 70 14
bbc
Well said , my friend. Alas, they don't give a toss!
199
06/01/2021 15:31:15 4 4
bbc
"Alas" ? Seems Boris Johnson's vocabulary is also contagious!
77
06/01/2021 15:17:09 220 16
bbc
People only start panicking when they see stories like this. Such a self fulfilling prophecy. No one would think there was an issue if we stopped highlighting minor issues as if they are the end of the world.
196
06/01/2021 15:38:11 20 81
bbc
You say that and yet our delivery driver just told us that the local store had been plundered and the shelves were almost empty!
327
06/01/2021 16:03:19 3 0
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There are enough selfish people to cause an issue unfortunately.
401
06/01/2021 16:20:16 6 1
bbc
Sorry - I meant to reply to thi sooner, but I had to pop out to stock up on unnecessary extra supplies from the supermarket as I heard they were running out of everything.

I am so lucky as I just managed to pick up the last pack of turkey twizlers!

_________________________
430
06/01/2021 16:26:33 3 0
bbc
My local Tesco superstore had everything in stock this morning & more staff on the tills than customers shopping.

The place was empty of customers as people are making full use of delivery or collect services so they don't need to mix with potential Covid spreaders.
54
06/01/2021 15:14:28 73 6
bbc
It's selfish people buying far more than they need who cause the shortages in the first place! Then they're the first to complain when they can't get what they want later. Community spirit died with the onset of the 'entitlement generation'.
78
06/01/2021 15:17:28 26 8
bbc
Maybe they are buying for other households too? Elderly neighbours etc.
People are doing that online too.
445
06/01/2021 16:29:49 2 3
bbc
Come on, you're going to have to come up with better one than that!
538
06/01/2021 16:54:31 0 0
bbc
Good point but sadly not always the case. I know of an elderly (but in fact pretty active) neighbour who had several neighbours running around and bringing her shopping etc. The same elderly neighbour still went out shopping herself, in her car.
656
06/01/2021 17:21:27 3 0
bbc
I doubt it or at least not where I live.

In the whole of last year, one person, not even a neighbour, offered help (I am shielding).

Not one of the neighbours have bothered, the community spirit of 30-years ago has long since gone.
1
PS
06/01/2021 15:01:39 14 9
bbc
Can't see any devastating news regarding the importation of food by lorries using the channel crossing. What was all the huffing about shortly before & after the agreement was signed off. Laughable.
79
06/01/2021 15:06:41 3 0
bbc
probably a paid advertisement by the big grocery retailers.works everytime.
3
06/01/2021 15:02:45 312 26
bbc
Nothing to see here. Just another article to cause a further problem when one didn't exist in the first place.
80
06/01/2021 15:17:56 8 14
bbc
Sigh... have the supermarkets said it or not? If they haven't, you have a point, but if the have then the BBC, heavens above, are reporting the news!
15
06/01/2021 15:05:37 6 3
bbc
Good luck with that. The shops are already selling Easter Eggs in anticipation of buyers hoarding them.
81
06/01/2021 15:18:02 1 0
bbc
They are always out at this time of year.
57
06/01/2021 15:15:33 3 8
bbc
Just went into Waitrose and again several shelves are cleared! Tescos... everything fine?? Is it only the middle classes that panic buy or are their supply chains simply not sufficient?
82
06/01/2021 15:18:31 6 3
bbc
probably the middle classes have more time at home to drive around filling their range rovers with waitrose finest.
6
06/01/2021 15:03:46 15 0
bbc
The amount of toilet rolls stored in some peoples homes must be astounding.Good job it doesn't go off!
83
06/01/2021 15:18:49 2 1
bbc
Yeh but it tastes awful.
5
06/01/2021 15:03:20 38 3
bbc
Look, if you want shoppers not to buy more than normal, you need to tell them to definitely buy more than normal.
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06/01/2021 15:19:18 14 1
bbc
Correct :)
85
06/01/2021 15:19:29 83 5
bbc
The media seem to have found the fun they can have with the "food shortage" story. Perhaps we can bring an end to this by refusing to buy any newspapers that have empty shelf pictures on their front page.
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06/01/2021 15:28:21 45 59
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Have you even bothered to read the story? The BBC is merely reporting what the supermarkets are saying, which is NOT that there are shortages but that they want people to shop as normal. Can you not work out the difference?
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06/01/2021 16:27:57 9 1
bbc
Don't buy newspapers, full stop. They haven't been anything about 'news' for years as TV/Radio and other electronic media do that far better and faster. Newspapers are all about pandering to and reinforcing the biases of one group or another and, in too many cases, telling them what to think. There must be Express readers out there who don't realise WWII is over!
06/01/2021 22:48:20 0 0
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Stopped buying the Gaurdian a few years ago due to their negative reporting all the time.
Also won't buy any paper that writes about celebrities.
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06/01/2021 15:03:07 19 1
bbc
Struggled to get salt this morning on my weekly shop. Who the hell would panic buy salt.
86
06/01/2021 15:19:39 7 2
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Perhaps it's excessive use with all these government promises

(think about it)
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06/01/2021 15:19:43 13 2
bbc
Best of luck with that idea! Stand by for toilet rolls, pasta and hand gel shortages - again. Try getting a delivery slot for online shopping - fat chance! Don't forget - we are all in this together - providing I get there first
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06/01/2021 15:20:00 76 14
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Cant we talk about the huge lorry jams at dover now we are out of the EU ?

Oh yea, there aren't any sorry.
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06/01/2021 15:23:09 33 65
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That's due to stockpiling, temporary government waivers and some drivers not coming in the first place. The real effects will be felt soon.
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06/01/2021 15:24:20 11 6
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We have been out of the EU for over a year - do try and keep up!
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06/01/2021 15:25:30 13 8
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The weakest type of comment. Posit a rhetorical question no one is asking, and then use it to 'prove' a supposed point. Given that several hauliers are holding back to see how things pan out, it's also embarrassingly uninformed.
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06/01/2021 20:06:36 1 0
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3 were held up on Sunday No storey there then, just fed up with the mischief the media particularly the BBC and SKY seem intent on creating when we should be all pulling together not ripping each other apart. Life would be much better without their negative non stories, still they are keeping themselves employed. !!!!!!!
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CB
06/01/2021 15:16:46 3 15
bbc
It isn't so much food that seems to be a problem but at work we are starting to see shortages of spare parts for equipment maintenance as a direct result of Brexit. And on a personal note I am not able to obtain an exhaust for a classic car I own as the supplier is no longer shipping to the UK (and no I can't source one here, we don't make them). Not a major issue granted but it will grow.
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06/01/2021 15:20:14 4 2
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How do you know it will grow? It may well be resolved, given time.
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06/01/2021 15:51:00 0 1
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So you think that 'given time' the EU exporters to the UK, will agree to pay the extra cost of exporting to the UK, post Brexshit.

Me I very much doubt it.

They might put the extra onto the cost of the item, but they will not soak the extra cost up, why should they
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CB
06/01/2021 15:16:46 3 15
bbc
It isn't so much food that seems to be a problem but at work we are starting to see shortages of spare parts for equipment maintenance as a direct result of Brexit. And on a personal note I am not able to obtain an exhaust for a classic car I own as the supplier is no longer shipping to the UK (and no I can't source one here, we don't make them). Not a major issue granted but it will grow.
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MM
06/01/2021 15:20:57 2 0
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Yawn...
I'll buy as much long life or non-perishable items as I can reasonably store, so myself and others are at less risk as I shop less often...
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Dan
06/01/2021 15:21:08 7 3
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So now the shelves are fully stocked at Tesco despite them giving dire warnings of food shortages due to brexit....
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06/01/2021 15:24:24 2 1
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I think that was a No-deal... Brexit..
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06/01/2021 15:05:09 8 7
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People may interpret this as a criticism when I only mean this as an observation, but…

In the first lockdown my local Waitrose seemed to be stocked as normal the whole time. The local Morrisons, however, was almost bare. I don’t know if there’s any link with who these supermarkets target their advertising at/the people they try to attract and their reactions to lockdowns.
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06/01/2021 15:21:41 3 1
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I used to work at Morrisons, and I can tell you this, everytime a bank holiday or big sporting event is due, the shop looks like a plague of locusts have stripped it bare. The customers who do their regular shopping at a Morrisons store are mostly responsible for the bare shelves. The advertising has little effect on this phenomenon.
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06/01/2021 15:22:00 3 0
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I have a strange feeling of deja vu
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06/01/2021 15:26:16 0 2
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Yes, its been going on since March last year, & the pity of it is, the same incompetant idiot's still presiding over it all...Boris, the new Nero!
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CB
06/01/2021 15:16:46 3 15
bbc
It isn't so much food that seems to be a problem but at work we are starting to see shortages of spare parts for equipment maintenance as a direct result of Brexit. And on a personal note I am not able to obtain an exhaust for a classic car I own as the supplier is no longer shipping to the UK (and no I can't source one here, we don't make them). Not a major issue granted but it will grow.
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06/01/2021 15:22:36 2 1
bbc
This kind of issue was highlighted by the BBC'c 'Dutch Bike Spares' article at the beginning of the week. We have to expect some teething issues given the last minute deal. It is unfair to charge companies to register for UK VAT, hopefully this issue will be resolved soon.
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06/01/2021 15:22:36 1 8
bbc
I have purchased huge amounts of loo roll.think I spent over £100 the other day alone. When shops run out I'll be laughing at the plebs being forced to use kitchen towels.
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06/01/2021 15:25:15 4 0
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Of course you did...
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06/01/2021 15:26:00 4 0
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I don't see the obsession with toilet rolls.. why not use the bidet? and save money.. if the end of the world is coming I want food not loo roll...
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06/01/2021 15:28:23 2 0
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I bet you are one of those mask w@ nK£rs that is frighted by the MSM and gov and were the first to complain at Brexit stopping your EuroStar trip to Paris before work for coffee with your fellow "European Citizens". But also the first to want all borders closed and to stop your beloved freedom of movement when CV19 came along. But why? You'll still have plenty left from your Brexit stockpile
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06/01/2021 15:25:57 1 0
bbc
Best and cheapest is the “bus ticket method” - mind you, you can’t always obtain bus tickets these days.
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06/01/2021 19:12:47 1 0
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That's because you also need to wipe your mouth!
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06/01/2021 15:22:49 14 0
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If you are a shopper in Morrison’s in Bolton town centre you will be well accustomed to glaringly empty shelves by now as stock piles up in the stockroom because there are too few staff employed in this branch. Just don’t panic Captains we are well supplied with comestibles they just need to be on the chuffing shelves!
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06/01/2021 16:40:46 2 1
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Morrisons is ALWAYS understaffed, wherever you are.
That & their higher prices are why I only go there for items I cannot get elsewhere.
992
06/01/2021 20:10:38 0 0
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If you think you have a problem try Morrison's on line shopping, by the time you get it its out of date !!!!
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06/01/2021 15:23:07 1 1
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The supermarkets business model works by making people buy more than they need, either through promotions / multipacks. I needed a red pepper and a shallot for a recipe and had to buy a bag of each, and hey ho, in the bin the rest went...
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pTc
06/01/2021 15:25:51 1 0
bbc
Could have gone to a proper market. You can buy one pepper and one shallot there and it would have cost about 48p.
129
06/01/2021 15:27:28 1 0
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You can give away fresh food via the Olio app.
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06/01/2021 15:29:50 1 0
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get a compost bin.no waste needed.
88
06/01/2021 15:20:00 76 14
bbc
Cant we talk about the huge lorry jams at dover now we are out of the EU ?

Oh yea, there aren't any sorry.
99
06/01/2021 15:23:09 33 65
bbc
That's due to stockpiling, temporary government waivers and some drivers not coming in the first place. The real effects will be felt soon.
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06/01/2021 15:34:55 10 6
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Yawn....
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06/01/2021 15:16:51 1010 53
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Will you please stop trying to fuel a 'panic buying takes hold" story. This is totally irresponsible and fake news of the worst kind. It is not worthy of a so called responsible news organisation. Have been to a large Tescos today. Very quiet, shelves all fully stocked, everyone masked and respecting distancing. Please desist.
Odd that everyone can see the attempt to induce panic over food, yet because the mortality and infection figures aren't so easily seen they succeed in producing a panic over a virus no worse that flu in terms of overall mortality, and much less lethal than flu to anyone healthy and those under 45. Removed
142
06/01/2021 15:29:01 15 3
bbc
Opinions are like the proverbial they say? Everybody has one. However yours is evidently more so...
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06/01/2021 15:31:43 42 4
bbc
Spreads slightly faster than flu though doesn't it? Unless you're an epidemiologist who seems to know it all why spread fake news? Keep doing your research on YouTube and Facebook lol
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06/01/2021 15:36:55 33 10
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The virus is a risk to everyone of all ages, particularly the new variant. Where have you been??
209
06/01/2021 15:41:35 16 1
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What universe do you live in?
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06/01/2021 15:45:03 34 7
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Utter, dangerous nonsense.
Average yearly flu deaths are around 17,000 & we're already at nearly FIVE TIMES that number for Covid in less than ten months, with far worse to come.
Presumably you don't care if tens of thousands of people are having their lives cut short.
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06/01/2021 15:45:16 7 1
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what class are you in
240
06/01/2021 15:48:09 7 1
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When will people like you who keep spouting this nonsense concede that the annual flu mortality is at a relatively low level because so many vulnerable people are vaccinated against flu each year.
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06/01/2021 15:49:21 7 3
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Why keep peddling this stuff in the face of valid evidence? e.g;

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanres/article/PIIS2213-2600(20)30527-0/fulltext

(read all of it and learn something about how to use data)

As well as having far higher overall mortality than seasonal flu it also, as no doubt you know perfectly well , has many other serious side effects some of which are likely permanent.
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06/01/2021 15:52:23 3 6
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true. destroy the economy for ' three years' worth of flu casualties in the same year. lunacy.
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06/01/2021 15:54:29 4 0
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https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanres/article/PIIS2213-2600(20)30527-0/fulltext

"In-hospital mortality was higher in patients with COVID-19 than in patients with influenza (15 104 [16·9%] of 89 530 vs 2640 [5·8%] of 45 819), with a relative risk of death of 2·9 (95% CI 2·8–3·0) and an age-standardised mortality ratio of 2·82."

How wrong can you get!?