Online retailer Ocado warns of shortages as suppliers cut choice
10/01/2021 | news | business | 243
It said there may be "an increase of missing items and substitutions over the next few weeks".
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11/01/2021 10:26:31 10 11
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Brexit introduced non-trade barriers and this is the result. Expect more shortages once the No Deal stockpiles are exhausted through panic buying.
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11/01/2021 10:28:17 7 2
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* non-tariff barriers
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11/01/2021 11:10:34 2 1
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You seem to be incapable of reading the article. Try again
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11/01/2021 10:26:21 54 7
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Here we go again....

Headline suggests food shortages, Occado say no, not really.
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11/01/2021 11:01:55 27 8
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Yet again the BBC pushing its agenda before facts.

Bit like the other day when the BBC headline "Are Covid patients getting younger?"
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-55586994

Yeah, the fountain of Youth is getting Covid ????
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11/01/2021 10:27:24 6 14
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And the advantages of brex***t continue..
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11/01/2021 10:52:34 7 4
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This has nothing whatsoever to do with Brexit.
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11/01/2021 10:26:31 10 11
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Brexit introduced non-trade barriers and this is the result. Expect more shortages once the No Deal stockpiles are exhausted through panic buying.
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11/01/2021 10:28:17 7 2
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* non-tariff barriers
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11/01/2021 10:35:09 52 11
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So Ocado says there is plenty of food, but warns that "staff absences across the supply chain" (due to Covid) may affect "a small number of customers". That's the gist of the article, in a nutshell.

So why then does the article go on to talk about Brexit and get opened up to HYS?
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11/01/2021 10:43:12 15 46
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Just you wait, Brexit will bite hard...
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11/01/2021 10:44:58 9 3
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And have it tagged under the topic 'Brexit' - see the top of the article.
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11/01/2021 10:45:41 5 9
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The last thrid of the article relates to Coronavirus vaccinations and it's there that it reports what the BMPA said about Brexit.
The article, unlike you, is not trying to turn the subject into another argument about Brexit.
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11/01/2021 10:35:58 19 5
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So what was the reason/excuse for missing/substituted items from online orders prior to Covid? It happened regularly from all main supermarkets, some worse than others.
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MVP
11/01/2021 10:37:33 6 15
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The article quotes "a severe challenge to the industry and to the smooth running of the nation's food supply chain" as a direct result of Brexit.

Do to 25% of the population who voted in favour of Brexit in 2016 still think it was worth it?
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11/01/2021 10:47:00 13 4
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52% actually, called a majority for those who bothered to get out of bed and vote
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11/01/2021 10:50:16 7 1
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As opposed to the less than 25% who voted not in favour of brexit.

Yes

This isnt a brexit issue - they are quoted

"Staff sickness and self-isolation means some food producers are cutting the number of product lines they offer."
Those who voted in the referendum to Leave won the arguments. To spread lies like you are doing is a great disservice to the majority of Remainers who accepted the democratic vote and just want to make the best of it. And no the result was not to my liking.

You are nothing more than a tiny minority shouting, willing to sabotage the UK just to prove a point. Try joining the LibDems
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11/01/2021 10:37:47 28 10
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Grabbing at straws! Suppliers to Ocado warn that due to staff illness and self-isolation means cutting products. Nothing to do with Brexit more Covid-19.
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11/01/2021 14:09:45 5 2
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Its both according to the latter part of the article & in many other Newspapers.

Logic says its Its both & available facts support that conclusion.

The argument is really based on respective political viewpoints as to which is the primary reason in this case.
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11/01/2021 10:38:11 31 11
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there are no shortages more than normal its just not a brexit issue
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11/01/2021 10:44:10 6 25
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Don't you believe it...
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11/01/2021 10:35:09 52 11
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So Ocado says there is plenty of food, but warns that "staff absences across the supply chain" (due to Covid) may affect "a small number of customers". That's the gist of the article, in a nutshell.

So why then does the article go on to talk about Brexit and get opened up to HYS?
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11/01/2021 10:43:12 15 46
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Just you wait, Brexit will bite hard...
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11/01/2021 12:18:42 3 2
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Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
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11/01/2021 16:29:24 0 1
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Remoaners on the bum ;-) Already has, I remember when Project fear was "Nissan closing Sunderland' - now it's some obscure web based Belgian Beer seller doesn't want to make an effort to collect UK VAT so won't sell to the UK. Sounds like Amazon not wanting to pay VAT.
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11/01/2021 10:38:11 31 11
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there are no shortages more than normal its just not a brexit issue
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11/01/2021 10:44:10 6 25
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Don't you believe it...
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11/01/2021 16:43:26 1 0
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You mean when I see my local shops shelves full, I'm to believe you that they haven't enough?
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11/01/2021 10:35:09 52 11
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So Ocado says there is plenty of food, but warns that "staff absences across the supply chain" (due to Covid) may affect "a small number of customers". That's the gist of the article, in a nutshell.

So why then does the article go on to talk about Brexit and get opened up to HYS?
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11/01/2021 10:44:58 9 3
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And have it tagged under the topic 'Brexit' - see the top of the article.
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11/01/2021 10:54:19 11 7
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Good spot, I didn't even see that!

It appears that the BBC have now adopted the habit of taking every news item which has the slightest gloomy outlook (regardless whether it has anything to do with Brexit or not), adding a couple of irrelevant paragraphs about Brexit at the end, tagging the story as a 'Brexit' topic and opening it out to HYS.
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11/01/2021 10:35:09 52 11
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So Ocado says there is plenty of food, but warns that "staff absences across the supply chain" (due to Covid) may affect "a small number of customers". That's the gist of the article, in a nutshell.

So why then does the article go on to talk about Brexit and get opened up to HYS?
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11/01/2021 10:45:41 5 9
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The last thrid of the article relates to Coronavirus vaccinations and it's there that it reports what the BMPA said about Brexit.
The article, unlike you, is not trying to turn the subject into another argument about Brexit.
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Ray
11/01/2021 10:45:53 57 15
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Would all those blaming Brexit please read the article again before posting.
Quote from the article
"Staff sickness and self-isolation means some food producers are cutting the number of product lines they offer "

That has nothing to do with Brexit and everything to do with Covid.
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11/01/2021 11:19:57 28 51
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meanwhile many UK fishermen cannot export their fish due to brexit red tape,but apparently they knew what they were voting for.hahahaha
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11/01/2021 11:32:30 10 15
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They do of course need to remain neutral on Brexit to avoid alienating any customers. So they blame the problems on staff sickness and self-isolation which may be contributory factors, but don't really provide an adequate explanation.

But the reality is that hauliers are widely reporting problems of cross-channel freight, increased red tape, fewer willing companies to provide the service.
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11/01/2021 11:38:16 13 13
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Perhaps Ray should read the article again, and all the way to the end:

"delays at the border with the EU."

"coupled with disruption at ports due to new systems brought in after the Brexit transition"

So the claim that it has "nothing to do with Brexit" is just another lie, as we have come to expect.
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11/01/2021 11:40:00 7 2
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I agree but the fresh produce imports and exports are without doubt being affected by the 'paperwork chain' delays at the ports, so there is a double whammy until that is sorted out. Hopefully
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11/01/2021 12:12:15 6 4
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Perhaps re-read it yourself, same article "disruption at ports due to new systems brought in after the Brexit transition period"
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11/01/2021 13:43:27 3 3
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It also says that problems at the borders are causing shortages. I suggest you read the article!
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11/01/2021 16:16:08 0 0
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Rejoiners are like the Democrats in the US and their supporting a summer of BLM violence and occupations for Cities, that wasn't a violent revolution, a revolution is when a nut case with a staff, a buffalo headdress calling himself a Shaman is stunned to find himself inside the Capitol building, then that is a revolution. So it is anything out of the ordinary is down to Brexit.
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MVP
11/01/2021 10:37:33 6 15
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The article quotes "a severe challenge to the industry and to the smooth running of the nation's food supply chain" as a direct result of Brexit.

Do to 25% of the population who voted in favour of Brexit in 2016 still think it was worth it?
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11/01/2021 10:47:00 13 4
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52% actually, called a majority for those who bothered to get out of bed and vote
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11/01/2021 11:30:37 3 3
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Yep - 52% of those who voted were fooled by a clever campaign.
The rest of us were never allowed to comment on the problems as they became obvious.
So - 25% of the population are to blame for the difficulties we are now beginning to meet - not Covid !
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11/01/2021 10:48:44 35 10
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Give it a rest, BBC!
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11/01/2021 11:22:04 19 3
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Most unlikely I would have thought.
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11/01/2021 11:35:10 2 6
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Same story on all the populars. Far more 'sensationally' reported as well.

Maybe you should send a message to all of them or ask the BBC to blank out any news you consider upsets you. But then again there would be nothing to vent about.
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11/01/2021 10:49:13 23 12
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its covid, the usual suspects ,remoainers trying to hijack the hys ...again
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11/01/2021 13:17:58 5 6
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People using Remoaners as the go to comment in thier limited vocabulary are in here a lot as well.
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MVP
11/01/2021 10:37:33 6 15
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The article quotes "a severe challenge to the industry and to the smooth running of the nation's food supply chain" as a direct result of Brexit.

Do to 25% of the population who voted in favour of Brexit in 2016 still think it was worth it?
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11/01/2021 10:50:16 7 1
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As opposed to the less than 25% who voted not in favour of brexit.

Yes

This isnt a brexit issue - they are quoted

"Staff sickness and self-isolation means some food producers are cutting the number of product lines they offer."
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11/01/2021 10:51:43 12 3
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'Plenty of Food should be available' - just more substitutions. So no need to panic!
Various factors coming into play.
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11/01/2021 10:44:58 9 3
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And have it tagged under the topic 'Brexit' - see the top of the article.
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11/01/2021 10:54:19 11 7
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Good spot, I didn't even see that!

It appears that the BBC have now adopted the habit of taking every news item which has the slightest gloomy outlook (regardless whether it has anything to do with Brexit or not), adding a couple of irrelevant paragraphs about Brexit at the end, tagging the story as a 'Brexit' topic and opening it out to HYS.
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SH
11/01/2021 12:51:16 3 3
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Except the new regulations and red tape regarding paperwork and delays across borders becomes relevant in terms of finding alternative sources for identical product when the primary supplier is adversely impacted by the virus.
So while you only look at the problems of goods supplied from UK sources you completely ignore the fact that finding an alternative supplier has now become more difficult.
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11/01/2021 10:27:24 6 14
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And the advantages of brex***t continue..
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11/01/2021 10:52:34 7 4
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This has nothing whatsoever to do with Brexit.
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11/01/2021 10:57:24 19 8
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Plenty of goods about, just supply chain issues common every year at this time
not a brexit issue
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MVP
11/01/2021 10:37:33 6 15
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The article quotes "a severe challenge to the industry and to the smooth running of the nation's food supply chain" as a direct result of Brexit.

Do to 25% of the population who voted in favour of Brexit in 2016 still think it was worth it?
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Those who voted in the referendum to Leave won the arguments. To spread lies like you are doing is a great disservice to the majority of Remainers who accepted the democratic vote and just want to make the best of it. And no the result was not to my liking.

You are nothing more than a tiny minority shouting, willing to sabotage the UK just to prove a point. Try joining the LibDems
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11/01/2021 11:00:44 3 11
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What a massive surprise these shortages must be...to leavers
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11/01/2021 11:16:20 2 3
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Can you point me to where it says this is due to Brexit, and not to staff shortages with suppliers?

It is a massive surprise to leavers that Brexit is not the cause of everything....
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11/01/2021 11:01:24 26 4
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Sorry your guinea fowl is not available, will chicken or duck do ?

Really BBC ?
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11/01/2021 12:32:52 4 15
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Did they say that in the article? Must have missed it.

Oh, hang on its an attempt at clever humour aimed at the perceived BBC readership.

Hilarious-Soz
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11/01/2021 10:26:21 54 7
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Here we go again....

Headline suggests food shortages, Occado say no, not really.
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11/01/2021 11:01:55 27 8
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Yet again the BBC pushing its agenda before facts.

Bit like the other day when the BBC headline "Are Covid patients getting younger?"
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-55586994

Yeah, the fountain of Youth is getting Covid ????
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11/01/2021 11:51:05 6 7
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I read that article and it was quite clear an balanced. I & I expect most of the readers totally understood it.

At a complete loss what your idea of a BBC or any agenda is regarding this topic, unless it was just a reason to post a silly joke about a serious topic.

If so well done you.
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11/01/2021 11:04:51 15 3
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I gave up on Ocado well before their merger with M and S because of limited availability. Basically I found them totally unreliable.
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11/01/2021 11:08:56 10 3
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ocado not the best anyway so shortages expected, not the fault of brexit this time always happens this time of year
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11/01/2021 10:26:31 10 11
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Brexit introduced non-trade barriers and this is the result. Expect more shortages once the No Deal stockpiles are exhausted through panic buying.
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11/01/2021 11:10:34 2 1
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You seem to be incapable of reading the article. Try again
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11/01/2021 12:05:31 0 0
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You too.
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11/01/2021 11:11:56 4 11
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cheers 17.4 million loons,at least the shortages will spare folks the shock of the price increases due to brexit.
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11/01/2021 11:14:47 10 1
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Did you read the article?

Nothing to do with Brexit - "Staff sickness and self-isolation means some food producers are cutting the number of product lines they offer."
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11/01/2021 11:26:34 1 0
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still a majority though
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11/01/2021 11:07:19 38 7
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That's it BBC, rile up the panic buyers again!!
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11/01/2021 11:29:03 8 15
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Its an article thats quite low key based on fact and reported far more sensationally in the other Tory Populars, so hardly the BBC's fault.

No doubt theres an itchy trigger finger involved
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11/01/2021 11:14:16 27 5
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Why is this classified as a Brexit story?

The article states "Staff sickness and self-isolation means some food producers are cutting the number of product lines they offer."

So nothing to do with Brexit, but as there are no negative Brexit headlines for the BBC to put a HYS on, why not make one up?
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11/01/2021 11:26:19 7 14
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Yes. And the article didn't mention Brexit at all either as it was staff shortages and cancelled orders, so obviously you didn't read the article but pulled the trigger anyway.

Brexit delays was actually mentioned in some of the Tory papers though, but of course nothing stops the irresistible urge for some to to have a go at the BBC for any reason whatsoever
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11/01/2021 14:28:04 0 6
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Because Brexit is impacting our ability to get food into the country. If UK suppliers are struggling then EU ones aren't there as alternatives in the same way they used to be. So while I'm fine to accept the Ocado explanation it's pretty unlikely that Brexit is having no impact at all. Ocado are also probably being diplomatic and not blaming Brexit so as not to trigger the hard of thinking.
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11/01/2021 11:11:56 4 11
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cheers 17.4 million loons,at least the shortages will spare folks the shock of the price increases due to brexit.
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11/01/2021 11:14:47 10 1
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Did you read the article?

Nothing to do with Brexit - "Staff sickness and self-isolation means some food producers are cutting the number of product lines they offer."
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11/01/2021 11:00:44 3 11
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What a massive surprise these shortages must be...to leavers
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11/01/2021 11:16:20 2 3
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Can you point me to where it says this is due to Brexit, and not to staff shortages with suppliers?

It is a massive surprise to leavers that Brexit is not the cause of everything....
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11/01/2021 11:17:48 0 0
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have you read the last paragraph?
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11/01/2021 11:18:21 4 2
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11/01/2021 11:31:09 3 5
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Why does anyone read the DailyMail?
BBC is catching them up for the amount of fake news that they spread.

BBC used to be factual, now its an extension of its Entertainment division
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Ray
11/01/2021 10:45:53 57 15
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Would all those blaming Brexit please read the article again before posting.
Quote from the article
"Staff sickness and self-isolation means some food producers are cutting the number of product lines they offer "

That has nothing to do with Brexit and everything to do with Covid.
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11/01/2021 11:19:57 28 51
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meanwhile many UK fishermen cannot export their fish due to brexit red tape,but apparently they knew what they were voting for.hahahaha
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11/01/2021 11:22:38 17 3
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UK fisherman wouldn't need to export their fish if the UK public weren't so stupid about eating fish.
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11/01/2021 13:47:53 6 3
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I’m sure good brexiteers like the fishermen know this is only project fear! It’s not really happening,or is it. I have no sympathy if they voted Brexit as this is exactly what they voted for, so instead I congratulate them for getting what they voted for.
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11/01/2021 16:10:14 1 0
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EU red tape, please do get it right.
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11/01/2021 11:21:04 1 1
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Ocado a huge disappointment. We were led to believe they would be delivering M&S products nationwide after Deliveroo removed by M&S.
Still no deliveries available in our area.

Sorry M&S but we have walked away from your unfulfilled promises and now use Waitrose and Tesco.
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11/01/2021 10:48:44 35 10
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Give it a rest, BBC!
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11/01/2021 11:22:04 19 3
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Most unlikely I would have thought.
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BW
11/01/2021 11:23:01 5 3
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I will need rehab if I can't get my avocados and fermented vegetables
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11/01/2021 11:24:07 4 7
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It's probably due to Brexit. Warnings were given, but ignored.
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11/01/2021 11:29:57 6 3
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In your little world, everything is to do with Brexit.
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BW
11/01/2021 11:30:12 3 2
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It says in the article at the bottom its down to staff shortages and illness caused by covid19 but the lefties at the BBC try and blame brexit for it again
Just as likely caused by your bias & education level!

Correlation doesnt mean causation.
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11/01/2021 11:19:57 28 51
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meanwhile many UK fishermen cannot export their fish due to brexit red tape,but apparently they knew what they were voting for.hahahaha
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11/01/2021 11:22:38 17 3
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UK fisherman wouldn't need to export their fish if the UK public weren't so stupid about eating fish.
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11/01/2021 18:02:42 0 0
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But there's a whole generation that are not used to fish because its not been available here because they can sell our high quality for higher prices on the Continent. Which they're prepared to pay. We then get all the low quality crap from the Far East.
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11/01/2021 11:23:36 12 5
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I don't believe this has anything to do with Brexit or Covid. Its just another blatant advert by the BBC!
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11/01/2021 12:29:37 2 4
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What? They're advertising for Ocado?

Its against the charter. I'd write in and complain about that
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11/01/2021 11:24:18 2 3
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"Witness
11:21
Ocado a huge disappointment.

Sorry M&S but we have walked away from your unfulfilled promises and now use Waitrose and Tesco."

Sounds like the unfulfilled promises of Boris, https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/1218703/boris-promises-cheaper-household-gas-bills-if-brits-back-brexit/
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11/01/2021 11:14:16 27 5
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Why is this classified as a Brexit story?

The article states "Staff sickness and self-isolation means some food producers are cutting the number of product lines they offer."

So nothing to do with Brexit, but as there are no negative Brexit headlines for the BBC to put a HYS on, why not make one up?
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11/01/2021 11:26:19 7 14
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Yes. And the article didn't mention Brexit at all either as it was staff shortages and cancelled orders, so obviously you didn't read the article but pulled the trigger anyway.

Brexit delays was actually mentioned in some of the Tory papers though, but of course nothing stops the irresistible urge for some to to have a go at the BBC for any reason whatsoever
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11/01/2021 12:28:30 9 3
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Look at the headline box. The one in red at the top of the article with "Brexit" in it.

Look at the Related Topics links at the bottom of the page, one of which is Brexit.

Look on the BBC Brexit news page, where this is a headline story.

Having a go at the BBC, as this is a BBC story on the BBC website, and I am commenting on a BBC forum.

Is that good enough reason?
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11/01/2021 12:39:04 7 1
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HYS is about the BBC article above.

You & the moderators seem happy for digression so long as it is anti Brexit, or highlighting doom & gloom or its usual agendas.

The issues in **this** article relates to the company saying it is to do with **covid** not about other media outlets

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11/01/2021 16:36:49 0 1
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odd they don't mention who causes the delays The EU trying to punish the UK, Euronews went haywire with anti-UK stories when the headlines began to be about Bild using the UK's vaccination program to kick the EU Vaccine project up the rear end, it was quite amusing, anything to keep that off the main news.
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11/01/2021 11:26:26 8 7
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Buried in the small print of the article by the BBC

"Staff sickness and self-isolation means some food producers are cutting the number of product lines they offer".

But don't let this stop the Brussels Biased Corporation trying to link the article to Brexit!
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11/01/2021 11:43:49 2 1
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Its in the same size type and at the head of the article.

Didn't stop you slapping in a tiresome overworn comment though

I think your Rhetorical Bi Focals are playing up. Try speculation savers
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11/01/2021 11:11:56 4 11
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cheers 17.4 million loons,at least the shortages will spare folks the shock of the price increases due to brexit.
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11/01/2021 11:26:34 1 0
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still a majority though
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11/01/2021 11:27:22 16 5
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Online supermarket Ocado has become the first big retailer to warn of shortages of some products.

OR

Online supermarket Ocado has become the ONLY retailer to warn of shortages of some products.
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11/01/2021 13:08:26 5 5
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Of course-Apart fromTesco, Sainsbury's and the trade body the FDF just before Xmas then.
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11/01/2021 11:27:31 3 3
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Peter
11:07
That's it BBC, rile up the panic buyers again!!

But the Daily Mail is doing the same thing
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9132689/Supermarket-shelves-hit-Brexit-port-chaos-staff-shortages-stores-run-low-fruit-veg.html
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bcl
11/01/2021 11:34:17 6 2
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Exactly, and of course the pro Remain Mail has the cause down to Brexit, which it puts in bold type in the first sentence. Whereas the unbiased BBC has it down to staff shortages!
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11/01/2021 11:07:19 38 7
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That's it BBC, rile up the panic buyers again!!
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11/01/2021 11:29:03 8 15
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Its an article thats quite low key based on fact and reported far more sensationally in the other Tory Populars, so hardly the BBC's fault.

No doubt theres an itchy trigger finger involved
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11/01/2021 16:20:34 0 0
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Great name. What you get is not what you think. BBC intern(?) posing as a member of the public?
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11/01/2021 11:24:07 4 7
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It's probably due to Brexit. Warnings were given, but ignored.
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11/01/2021 11:29:57 6 3
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In your little world, everything is to do with Brexit.
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11/01/2021 11:24:07 4 7
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It's probably due to Brexit. Warnings were given, but ignored.
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BW
11/01/2021 11:30:12 3 2
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It says in the article at the bottom its down to staff shortages and illness caused by covid19 but the lefties at the BBC try and blame brexit for it again
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11/01/2021 10:47:00 13 4
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52% actually, called a majority for those who bothered to get out of bed and vote
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11/01/2021 11:30:37 3 3
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Yep - 52% of those who voted were fooled by a clever campaign.
The rest of us were never allowed to comment on the problems as they became obvious.
So - 25% of the population are to blame for the difficulties we are now beginning to meet - not Covid !
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11/01/2021 11:18:21 4 2
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11/01/2021 11:31:09 3 5
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Why does anyone read the DailyMail?
BBC is catching them up for the amount of fake news that they spread.

BBC used to be factual, now its an extension of its Entertainment division
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11/01/2021 11:45:33 2 0
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It still is. Perhaps you can point out the lies & fabrications and help us all out?
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11/01/2021 11:24:07 4 7
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It's probably due to Brexit. Warnings were given, but ignored.
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bbc
Just as likely caused by your bias & education level!

Correlation doesnt mean causation.
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Ray
11/01/2021 10:45:53 57 15
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Would all those blaming Brexit please read the article again before posting.
Quote from the article
"Staff sickness and self-isolation means some food producers are cutting the number of product lines they offer "

That has nothing to do with Brexit and everything to do with Covid.
59
11/01/2021 11:32:30 10 15
bbc
They do of course need to remain neutral on Brexit to avoid alienating any customers. So they blame the problems on staff sickness and self-isolation which may be contributory factors, but don't really provide an adequate explanation.

But the reality is that hauliers are widely reporting problems of cross-channel freight, increased red tape, fewer willing companies to provide the service.
113
11/01/2021 12:32:59 5 3
bbc
So you know more about the Ocado than Ocado does??.

Yet you are happy to conflate the issue of Covid with Brexit. People have died from Covid, but not from Brexit.
192
11/01/2021 16:13:33 1 1
bbc
So blame the EU, Fox told you how it would be, but you laughed and never read all he said, the EU wrecked what should have been the easiest trade deal in history because they can't afford the UK to prosper, more so now that covid lock-downs are pushing Southern Europe to breaking point. IF the UK does OK, then Italy for one will be looking to ditch the Euro but the EU won't let them.
60
11/01/2021 11:32:34 4 0
bbc
Been using Ocado an and off for 15 years, had one substitution and two missing items in that time. Everything I've ordered this week says "in stock" so let's see what arrives on Wednesday.
61
11/01/2021 11:32:49 6 5
bbc
"what we do defines us
11:26r

But don't let this stop the Brussels Biased Corporation trying to link the article to Brexit!"

Reply
article listed under Business headline not Brexit & Brexit is only mentioned once by BMPA, it's the Daily Mail mentioning Brexit
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9132689/Supermarket-shelves-hit-Brexit-port-chaos-staff-shortages-stores-run-low-fruit-veg.html
67
11/01/2021 11:38:32 5 2
bbc
Have you read the link you posted?

Staff shortages at food processing plants caused by illness and self-isolating.

Delays on EXPORTS from the UK as France steps up border controls.

The article mentions cauliflower several times, yet cauliflower in UK supermarkets is predominently UK grown.

The article above IS posted under a Brexit headline - look at the click boxes at the start and end.
78
11/01/2021 11:47:53 3 1
bbc
The shortages are caused by illness and Covid. So why even reference Brexit?
52
11/01/2021 11:27:31 3 3
bbc
Peter
11:07
That's it BBC, rile up the panic buyers again!!

But the Daily Mail is doing the same thing
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9132689/Supermarket-shelves-hit-Brexit-port-chaos-staff-shortages-stores-run-low-fruit-veg.html
62
bcl
11/01/2021 11:34:17 6 2
bbc
Exactly, and of course the pro Remain Mail has the cause down to Brexit, which it puts in bold type in the first sentence. Whereas the unbiased BBC has it down to staff shortages!
16
11/01/2021 10:48:44 35 10
bbc
Give it a rest, BBC!
63
11/01/2021 11:35:10 2 6
bbc
Same story on all the populars. Far more 'sensationally' reported as well.

Maybe you should send a message to all of them or ask the BBC to blank out any news you consider upsets you. But then again there would be nothing to vent about.
203
11/01/2021 16:34:41 0 0
bbc
They are waiting for Covid deaths to be released, or else Europe has just reported something they'd rather not make headlines.
64
11/01/2021 11:36:31 3 2
bbc
Must be nice when you can get online deliveries. Funny how since lockdown 3.0 that it has gone from being able to get the odd one, to not a chance unless you spend hours in front the the computer refreshing the screen.
Amazing how in a lockdown people suddenly want all their food delivered. The majority are more than able to get out and do their shops and leave deliveries for the more vulnerable.
65
11/01/2021 11:36:40 3 10
bbc
Yet another false ,misleading and inaccurate headline from BBC News.

I've just placed an order with Ocado and I have a delivery slot of 2.00 - 4.00 pm tomorrow.

Stories like this explain why BBC is officially the least trusted news organisation in the country (YouGov).
82
11/01/2021 11:54:20 1 2
bbc
Not true, I've just checked YouGov and that's not what it says at all.
85
11/01/2021 12:04:25 2 0
bbc
Thats a fabrication.

This was the single precovid Yougov poll around the 2019 GE that pretty much all media wasn't trusted last year.

The BBC came out better and has been rated far higher than all outlets since was rated the most trusted by a long way.

Go on post a link to prove i'm wrong. My guess if you do is it will be from some agenda led RW one maybe?

Not even a nice try no cigar job
14
Ray
11/01/2021 10:45:53 57 15
bbc
Would all those blaming Brexit please read the article again before posting.
Quote from the article
"Staff sickness and self-isolation means some food producers are cutting the number of product lines they offer "

That has nothing to do with Brexit and everything to do with Covid.
66
11/01/2021 11:38:16 13 13
bbc
Perhaps Ray should read the article again, and all the way to the end:

"delays at the border with the EU."

"coupled with disruption at ports due to new systems brought in after the Brexit transition"

So the claim that it has "nothing to do with Brexit" is just another lie, as we have come to expect.
91
11/01/2021 12:11:48 12 1
bbc
Perhaps you should read a bit more than the BBC. The forecasted delays at ports are for exports, not imports. These are forecasted delays, as in they have not actually happened as yet.
137
AMc
11/01/2021 13:00:07 8 2
bbc
Fred, the article relates to 'Online Retailer Ocado' and Ocado have not reflected that in their comments, but instead the BBC have added that in at the end

I would also question just how much or little fresh meat are we importing from the EU and challenge ourselves over the coming months/years to try and shorten these supply chains, get more from local sources and reduce impact on the Environment
195
11/01/2021 16:22:30 0 0
bbc
LOL, getting used to anything new takes time, but Brexit isn't the cause, the EU's refusal to let the trade deal take place without their 'politics' is the problem, but don't worry, our local supermarket shelves are fine

PS I take it Spain's snowfall is due to global warming?
227
JW
11/01/2021 19:30:41 0 0
bbc
Actually Fred , this article has been edited from the original , there was no mention of meat producers .
Just that companies were struggling with covid / isolations , so at the point Ray posted he was correct.
61
11/01/2021 11:32:49 6 5
bbc
"what we do defines us
11:26r

But don't let this stop the Brussels Biased Corporation trying to link the article to Brexit!"

Reply
article listed under Business headline not Brexit & Brexit is only mentioned once by BMPA, it's the Daily Mail mentioning Brexit
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9132689/Supermarket-shelves-hit-Brexit-port-chaos-staff-shortages-stores-run-low-fruit-veg.html
67
11/01/2021 11:38:32 5 2
bbc
Have you read the link you posted?

Staff shortages at food processing plants caused by illness and self-isolating.

Delays on EXPORTS from the UK as France steps up border controls.

The article mentions cauliflower several times, yet cauliflower in UK supermarkets is predominently UK grown.

The article above IS posted under a Brexit headline - look at the click boxes at the start and end.
68
11/01/2021 11:38:43 16 6
bbc
"
Grumpy replied:
Why does anyone read the DailyMail?
BBC is catching them up for the amount of fake news that they spread.

BBC used to be factual, now its an extension of its Entertainment division"

Most major news outlets carrying exactly the same Ocado story including The Times !!!!!!
100
11/01/2021 12:18:32 3 3
bbc
Missed the context didnt you
209
11/01/2021 16:49:57 0 0
bbc
and what do the BBC, Daily Mail and the Times have in common other than that story? All supported remain ;-) (Dacre didn't but he left the Mail years ago. Another thing of note ,since it went 'remain' it's circulation dived)
14
Ray
11/01/2021 10:45:53 57 15
bbc
Would all those blaming Brexit please read the article again before posting.
Quote from the article
"Staff sickness and self-isolation means some food producers are cutting the number of product lines they offer "

That has nothing to do with Brexit and everything to do with Covid.
69
11/01/2021 11:40:00 7 2
bbc
I agree but the fresh produce imports and exports are without doubt being affected by the 'paperwork chain' delays at the ports, so there is a double whammy until that is sorted out. Hopefully
70
11/01/2021 11:33:49 10 9
bbc
what we do defines us
Buried in the small print of the article by the BBC

"Staff sickness and self-isolation means some food producers are cutting the number of product lines they offer".

..... Brussels Biased Corporation trying to link the article to Brexit!

**

Reading the article, Brexit is mentioned as ONE of the causes.

Why are you and others of your ilk so obsessed with Brexit / EU etc??
76
11/01/2021 11:47:05 11 10
bbc
We are not. But the BBC is. If the shortages are caused by Covid, why has the BBC even mentioned Brexit?
71
11/01/2021 11:38:20 7 7
bbc
Ray “ Nothing to do with Brexit. Read article again”

I did. It says:-

Ocado told its customers that from Friday "changes to the UK supply chain have affected some of our suppliers and may result in an increase of missing items and substitutions over the next few weeks."

That’s Brexit.
83
11/01/2021 11:55:20 5 1
bbc
but if you read everything you also see wholesalers saying they are having to throw food away, so the food is clearly there but not going to the supermarkets - this is a supply chain problem, which is what Ocado are referring to. Not everything is Brexit
72
11/01/2021 11:40:21 36 6
bbc
Speccy
11:36
Yet another false ,misleading and inaccurate headline from BBC News.

I've just placed an order with Ocado and I have a delivery slot of 2.00 - 4.00 pm tomorrow

**

The article refers to a shortage of some lines, not delivery slots................

Jeeeez.............

As with most, try reading first.........
125
11/01/2021 12:45:39 20 5
bbc
This is one of the ways the bbc runs its biases, but covers its back from it being called out. Lie in the headlines, knowing from research most only glance at headlines not read whole articles. Then so as to be able to pretend no bias, correct headlines later in screeds of the article. Sometimes not till the last para. It is tedious, and obvious.
126
11/01/2021 12:39:29 2 6
bbc
Right so the food shortages in Ireland and the container loads of fresh sea food destroyed due to hold ups and other transport disasters are all just fiction ?
201
11/01/2021 16:31:57 2 0
bbc
LOL Tesco were 'substituting' products years ago, I don't remember the headlines "EU CAP and red tape causes shortages" I do remember the Project fear claims "Nissan closing Sunderland" and "Unilever moving to Holland" - neither of which happened, probably why remoaners have moved onto Ocado and some items being short.
49
11/01/2021 11:26:26 8 7
bbc
Buried in the small print of the article by the BBC

"Staff sickness and self-isolation means some food producers are cutting the number of product lines they offer".

But don't let this stop the Brussels Biased Corporation trying to link the article to Brexit!
73
11/01/2021 11:43:49 2 1
bbc
Its in the same size type and at the head of the article.

Didn't stop you slapping in a tiresome overworn comment though

I think your Rhetorical Bi Focals are playing up. Try speculation savers
79
11/01/2021 11:49:50 1 2
bbc
Why did the BBC have to even reference Brexit given stated cause. Anything to keep Project Fear alive perhaps by subtle intimation. The headlines says it all. Not 'shortages/substitutes caused by Covid'
74
kf
11/01/2021 11:44:57 4 3
bbc
How irresponsible, now they will be panic buying
57
11/01/2021 11:31:09 3 5
bbc
Why does anyone read the DailyMail?
BBC is catching them up for the amount of fake news that they spread.

BBC used to be factual, now its an extension of its Entertainment division
75
11/01/2021 11:45:33 2 0
bbc
It still is. Perhaps you can point out the lies & fabrications and help us all out?
70
11/01/2021 11:33:49 10 9
bbc
what we do defines us
Buried in the small print of the article by the BBC

"Staff sickness and self-isolation means some food producers are cutting the number of product lines they offer".

..... Brussels Biased Corporation trying to link the article to Brexit!

**

Reading the article, Brexit is mentioned as ONE of the causes.

Why are you and others of your ilk so obsessed with Brexit / EU etc??
76
11/01/2021 11:47:05 11 10
bbc
We are not. But the BBC is. If the shortages are caused by Covid, why has the BBC even mentioned Brexit?
84
11/01/2021 12:00:58 3 5
bbc
Because it is relevant and they don't pander to the paranoid.
93
11/01/2021 12:12:19 2 4
bbc
Because the shortages are without any doubt caused by a combination of the 2. Theres clearly a (hopefully) short term import & export issue in terms of fresh produce. Its blathered accross all the media not just the BBC and you would have to be living in a box to miss it.
77
11/01/2021 11:43:29 10 2
bbc
UK of GB and Blankety Blank
11:38
"
Grumpy replied:
Why does anyone read the DailyMail?

*******

Because there are lots of pics.................

I have been in a number of supermarkets in recent days : there are noticeable lack of some products (esp fresh veg / fruit).

Happy to leave it to the trade and vendors to point this out............
212
11/01/2021 16:53:33 3 0
bbc
Of course the lack of Spanish fresh food is nothing to do with Global Warming and Spain being snow bound. ;-)
61
11/01/2021 11:32:49 6 5
bbc
"what we do defines us
11:26r

But don't let this stop the Brussels Biased Corporation trying to link the article to Brexit!"

Reply
article listed under Business headline not Brexit & Brexit is only mentioned once by BMPA, it's the Daily Mail mentioning Brexit
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9132689/Supermarket-shelves-hit-Brexit-port-chaos-staff-shortages-stores-run-low-fruit-veg.html
78
11/01/2021 11:47:53 3 1
bbc
The shortages are caused by illness and Covid. So why even reference Brexit?
73
11/01/2021 11:43:49 2 1
bbc
Its in the same size type and at the head of the article.

Didn't stop you slapping in a tiresome overworn comment though

I think your Rhetorical Bi Focals are playing up. Try speculation savers
79
11/01/2021 11:49:50 1 2
bbc
Why did the BBC have to even reference Brexit given stated cause. Anything to keep Project Fear alive perhaps by subtle intimation. The headlines says it all. Not 'shortages/substitutes caused by Covid'
106
11/01/2021 12:23:55 1 0
bbc
Thats because if you bothered checking out facts, it IS a factor as spelt out in the article and on same topic by the likes of the Daily Mail et al.

If you feel the BBC is the sole proponent of 'Project Fear' as you put it, suggest you draw the curtains, unplug all your devices and wifi and get a snuggly Duvet.
27
11/01/2021 11:01:55 27 8
bbc
Yet again the BBC pushing its agenda before facts.

Bit like the other day when the BBC headline "Are Covid patients getting younger?"
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-55586994

Yeah, the fountain of Youth is getting Covid ????
80
11/01/2021 11:51:05 6 7
bbc
I read that article and it was quite clear an balanced. I & I expect most of the readers totally understood it.

At a complete loss what your idea of a BBC or any agenda is regarding this topic, unless it was just a reason to post a silly joke about a serious topic.

If so well done you.
98
11/01/2021 12:17:19 4 4
bbc
By the fact they are heading it as a Brexit article.

Reading the "thanks, Brexiteers" comments on here, I disagree that most readers totally understood it.
For anyone who thinks BBC publish fake stories even though they carry exactly the same stories as other news outlets , here is a lovely photo of M & S near Dublin
https://www.irishtimes.com/business/hauliers-using-north-to-avoid-state-s-brexit-checks-1.4454808
Removed
65
11/01/2021 11:36:40 3 10
bbc
Yet another false ,misleading and inaccurate headline from BBC News.

I've just placed an order with Ocado and I have a delivery slot of 2.00 - 4.00 pm tomorrow.

Stories like this explain why BBC is officially the least trusted news organisation in the country (YouGov).
82
11/01/2021 11:54:20 1 2
bbc
Not true, I've just checked YouGov and that's not what it says at all.
71
11/01/2021 11:38:20 7 7
bbc
Ray “ Nothing to do with Brexit. Read article again”

I did. It says:-

Ocado told its customers that from Friday "changes to the UK supply chain have affected some of our suppliers and may result in an increase of missing items and substitutions over the next few weeks."

That’s Brexit.
83
11/01/2021 11:55:20 5 1
bbc
but if you read everything you also see wholesalers saying they are having to throw food away, so the food is clearly there but not going to the supermarkets - this is a supply chain problem, which is what Ocado are referring to. Not everything is Brexit
86
11/01/2021 12:09:45 0 0
bbc
Wow, you keep food beyond its sell by date?
147
SH
11/01/2021 13:16:10 1 0
bbc
That's a different part of the supply chain. Wholesalers obtain their stocks from producers but where the problem lies is the producers of certain goods are facing staffing shortages, so while we might have tons of veg rotting in the warehouse we don't have enough meat products being produced to meet demand.
The departure from the EU and Covid makes finding a 2nd source of products more difficult
76
11/01/2021 11:47:05 11 10
bbc
We are not. But the BBC is. If the shortages are caused by Covid, why has the BBC even mentioned Brexit?
84
11/01/2021 12:00:58 3 5
bbc
Because it is relevant and they don't pander to the paranoid.
65
11/01/2021 11:36:40 3 10
bbc
Yet another false ,misleading and inaccurate headline from BBC News.

I've just placed an order with Ocado and I have a delivery slot of 2.00 - 4.00 pm tomorrow.

Stories like this explain why BBC is officially the least trusted news organisation in the country (YouGov).
85
11/01/2021 12:04:25 2 0
bbc
Thats a fabrication.

This was the single precovid Yougov poll around the 2019 GE that pretty much all media wasn't trusted last year.

The BBC came out better and has been rated far higher than all outlets since was rated the most trusted by a long way.

Go on post a link to prove i'm wrong. My guess if you do is it will be from some agenda led RW one maybe?

Not even a nice try no cigar job
83
11/01/2021 11:55:20 5 1
bbc
but if you read everything you also see wholesalers saying they are having to throw food away, so the food is clearly there but not going to the supermarkets - this is a supply chain problem, which is what Ocado are referring to. Not everything is Brexit
86
11/01/2021 12:09:45 0 0
bbc
Wow, you keep food beyond its sell by date?
94
MVS
11/01/2021 12:12:52 0 0
bbc
Of course. It is probably edible for at least 4 days beyond that.
87
bcl
11/01/2021 12:09:46 10 5
bbc
what we do defines us (in reply to why are you obsessed by Brexit)
"We are not. But the BBC is. If the shortages are caused by Covid, why has the BBC even mentioned Brexit?"

The BBC reports that the BMPA mentioned Brexit as a cause, in its last paragraph, this seems a problem to you, The Mail on the same topic has Brexit in bold print in the first line. So who is it that's obsessed with Brexit?
211
11/01/2021 16:52:47 3 0
bbc
LOL The BBC and the Mail are obsessed with remain - go and look up how the Mail changed it's allegiance once Dacre moved on. Sorry to upset you Remainers, but the Mail is one of yours ;-)
88
11/01/2021 12:04:35 4 3
bbc
Why are Brexiteers so paranoid and defensive about Brexit.

Nobody is allowed to say there are any negative impacts without getting a storm of abuse.
105
11/01/2021 12:21:32 3 1
bbc
"Staff sickness and self-isolation means some food producers are cutting the number of product lines they offer."

But don't let the fact the article admits this current shortage has nothing to do with Brexit stop you from gaslighting.
30
11/01/2021 11:10:34 2 1
bbc
You seem to be incapable of reading the article. Try again
89
11/01/2021 12:05:31 0 0
bbc
You too.
90
MVS
11/01/2021 12:11:16 1 4
bbc
Panic!! Panic!! come on everyone, leave your keyboards and get down to the shops and buy everything in sight. We are all going to starve.
66
11/01/2021 11:38:16 13 13
bbc
Perhaps Ray should read the article again, and all the way to the end:

"delays at the border with the EU."

"coupled with disruption at ports due to new systems brought in after the Brexit transition"

So the claim that it has "nothing to do with Brexit" is just another lie, as we have come to expect.
91
11/01/2021 12:11:48 12 1
bbc
Perhaps you should read a bit more than the BBC. The forecasted delays at ports are for exports, not imports. These are forecasted delays, as in they have not actually happened as yet.
14
Ray
11/01/2021 10:45:53 57 15
bbc
Would all those blaming Brexit please read the article again before posting.
Quote from the article
"Staff sickness and self-isolation means some food producers are cutting the number of product lines they offer "

That has nothing to do with Brexit and everything to do with Covid.
92
11/01/2021 12:12:15 6 4
bbc
Perhaps re-read it yourself, same article "disruption at ports due to new systems brought in after the Brexit transition period"
196
11/01/2021 16:25:30 0 0
bbc
a bit like all those children with covid that Matron Laura Duffel claimed, but the consultants rubbished - the reality and the political spin aren't always one and the same thing, and the left /remoaners like the Democrats control most of the MSM so their spin as 'news' is what you get, certainly on the BBC. Odd they never went back to re-interview Ms Duffel about her claims.
76
11/01/2021 11:47:05 11 10
bbc
We are not. But the BBC is. If the shortages are caused by Covid, why has the BBC even mentioned Brexit?
93
11/01/2021 12:12:19 2 4
bbc
Because the shortages are without any doubt caused by a combination of the 2. Theres clearly a (hopefully) short term import & export issue in terms of fresh produce. Its blathered accross all the media not just the BBC and you would have to be living in a box to miss it.
99
11/01/2021 12:17:38 5 1
bbc
So Ocado stated ""Staff sickness and self-isolation means some food producers are cutting the number of product lines they offer".

Yet you know best that its other factors. Do tell us how you know more than the company? ??
86
11/01/2021 12:09:45 0 0
bbc
Wow, you keep food beyond its sell by date?
94
MVS
11/01/2021 12:12:52 0 0
bbc
Of course. It is probably edible for at least 4 days beyond that.
95
11/01/2021 12:13:23 13 4
bbc
Oh the irony. Don't be misled by on line videos of empty hospitals.
But panic buy when we tell you there might be shortages.
And odd that non of the food we can't export is not finding its way into UK stores.
It's not what you report it's how you report it.
96
11/01/2021 12:14:10 5 5
bbc
Brexit was sold on the basis that everything would stay the same but that the money that we paid into the EU would go to the NHS. Everyone that voted for Brexit has now got to accept that responsibility. I have friends in musical theatre. From being well off they are now broke. The Arts contributed more in ONE month than fishing does in a year to the exchequer. The ERG has ruined the Tory party.
97
MVS
11/01/2021 12:16:34 3 1
bbc
It was actually sold on the basis that much would change, because we actually want much to change. Give it 3 months and all of these exceptions will no longer happen and freight will move perfectly well. Meanwhile we can get on with deciding for ourselves what sort of political landscape we want.
107
11/01/2021 12:24:46 1 0
bbc
Wow, you saying that we that Covid is linked to Brexit.
108
11/01/2021 12:26:02 3 0
bbc
1st prize for the daftest comment of the day. Theatre and the arts are closed for 1reason only and that is covid and covid only.
123
11/01/2021 12:45:03 0 0
bbc
on the plus side, after 20 years at £107k per year 70% pension, mr farage family have EU Nation (German) passports, giving them visa free travel residency education reciprocal medical cover free movement for work in the E U. mr johnson snr has the same rights now he is a Frenchman
132
11/01/2021 12:52:26 2 2
bbc
No. Few of any care at all about those issues. Fresh out of season fruit and veg is a nonsense to be eating quite probably largely a rich remainer food fad 'good' food obsessively.

Out is and was only about principal there was no economic part to it.
96
11/01/2021 12:14:10 5 5
bbc
Brexit was sold on the basis that everything would stay the same but that the money that we paid into the EU would go to the NHS. Everyone that voted for Brexit has now got to accept that responsibility. I have friends in musical theatre. From being well off they are now broke. The Arts contributed more in ONE month than fishing does in a year to the exchequer. The ERG has ruined the Tory party.
97
MVS
11/01/2021 12:16:34 3 1
bbc
It was actually sold on the basis that much would change, because we actually want much to change. Give it 3 months and all of these exceptions will no longer happen and freight will move perfectly well. Meanwhile we can get on with deciding for ourselves what sort of political landscape we want.
80
11/01/2021 11:51:05 6 7
bbc
I read that article and it was quite clear an balanced. I & I expect most of the readers totally understood it.

At a complete loss what your idea of a BBC or any agenda is regarding this topic, unless it was just a reason to post a silly joke about a serious topic.

If so well done you.
98
11/01/2021 12:17:19 4 4
bbc
By the fact they are heading it as a Brexit article.

Reading the "thanks, Brexiteers" comments on here, I disagree that most readers totally understood it.
122
11/01/2021 12:42:11 3 1
bbc
I was referring to the linked article from Grumpy about the age of Covid Patients and the rather facetious & unnecessary comment He made on what was a balanced & statistically based article.

Maybe you should check before pulling the comments trigger.
93
11/01/2021 12:12:19 2 4
bbc
Because the shortages are without any doubt caused by a combination of the 2. Theres clearly a (hopefully) short term import & export issue in terms of fresh produce. Its blathered accross all the media not just the BBC and you would have to be living in a box to miss it.
99
11/01/2021 12:17:38 5 1
bbc
So Ocado stated ""Staff sickness and self-isolation means some food producers are cutting the number of product lines they offer".

Yet you know best that its other factors. Do tell us how you know more than the company? ??
133
11/01/2021 12:52:36 1 3
bbc
I don't.

Maybe its because the reasons aren't just contained in one article about 1 company on 1 topic and I read more articles than you to get a clearer and more rounded picture.

Try it sometime- It helps a lot.
68
11/01/2021 11:38:43 16 6
bbc
"
Grumpy replied:
Why does anyone read the DailyMail?
BBC is catching them up for the amount of fake news that they spread.

BBC used to be factual, now its an extension of its Entertainment division"

Most major news outlets carrying exactly the same Ocado story including The Times !!!!!!
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Missed the context didnt you
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What context? Its the same in other media or they playing the right notes but not necessarily in the right order to use an Eric Morecambenism?

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