Brexit: UK driver has ham sandwiches confiscated at Dutch border
11/01/2021 | news | world | 5,522
Dutch TV films officials confiscating ham sandwiches from UK drivers under new food import rules.
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12/01/2021 10:23:08 75 42
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So what happens if I go to Lidl and buy german bread and Italian salami can I take it to the EU
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12/01/2021 10:31:13 58 52
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Don't buy it.
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12/01/2021 10:31:55 19 1
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You might be OK *if* it is still sealed in its original packaging and within the date stamp; but this is exactly the sort of thing you are supposed to check before crossing any international border.
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12/01/2021 10:33:42 32 5
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If you read the rules, instead of trying to be clever on HYS, then you would know the answer!
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12/01/2021 10:35:12 0 9
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You still can take it in as it was bought in the UK.
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12/01/2021 10:37:35 49 8
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No because you are trying to import them into the EU regardless if they were originally made in an EU nation. This is the problem with Brexit, you never understood what you were voting for.
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12/01/2021 10:50:02 15 1
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No.
12/01/2021 11:25:18 9 1
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no
12/01/2021 11:52:42 6 1
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Ask those who voted for that!
12/01/2021 11:59:44 5 1
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No.
12/01/2021 17:30:04 0 0
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Buy British ....yet EU allows British exports from farms
13/01/2021 09:41:55 0 0
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Errrrr no
Can you not read the rules for yourself?
BBC when will you stop this bitching about Brexit? We have left - move on and grow up! Removed
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12/01/2021 10:28:08 42 54
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Well said. But I am afraid it will fall on deaf ears.
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12/01/2021 10:30:39 49 12
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Why do Brexiteers want to move on? Is it because they don't want to talk about the mess they've created?
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12/01/2021 10:31:01 43 11
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Yes, how dare they report on the difficulties that brexit has caused....

You lot are literally arguing to live in ignorance.
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12/01/2021 10:31:02 35 11
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Just a small entry in the ever growing list of problems caused by the brexit vote. Those bitching about reading about them in the news need to grow up, or are you asking for censorship to stop people becoming aware of these problems?
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12/01/2021 10:32:26 30 8
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Hilarious. Kwitters: the gift that keeps giving. You lot crack me up!
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12/01/2021 10:33:14 29 5
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Move on...... You sound like a GOP member not wanting to talk about the coup
132
12/01/2021 10:33:28 20 6
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More news on Brexit please BBC.
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12/01/2021 10:37:09 0 2
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Well in fairness they were half-right with this one, although I think the thrust of the 2018 article was about us Brits not getting sandwiches. I may be wrong on that.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44960293
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12/01/2021 10:39:04 13 7
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Never. Never. Never stop 'bitching' about 'brexsit' it was a dumb idea sold on a lie sponsored by charlatans. As one of the last wise Welshman wrote -'"rage, rage, rage against the dying of the light." Goodbye and good riddance "u"K.
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12/01/2021 10:40:27 6 5
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I guess the concept of consequences is lost on you
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12/01/2021 10:41:06 5 2
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that's why I opened the BBC website this morning. you don't like it google something else
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12/01/2021 10:25:56 9 4
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Awww. Does news upset you ?

Do facts upset you ?

You are the one who needs to mature, it would seem.
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12/01/2021 10:45:23 2 5
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As the Roman Centurion at Jesus's crucifixion said to the crowd " Nothing to see here, move on".
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12/01/2021 10:46:23 8 2
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I see no bitching here just reporting the news like a lot of other news platforms.
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12/01/2021 10:47:34 11 1
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You seem to be considering a news story, which states facts about things that have happened, as an opinion piece.
Please stop trying to dismiss news you disagree with as unimportant and irrelevant.
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12/01/2021 10:49:33 6 3
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Yeah! It's been 11 whole days, let's never mention it again! Even if the changes effect millions of people...
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12/01/2021 10:28:54 4 1
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The question of a second referendum was raised by Mr Farage in an interview with the Mirror in which he said: "In a 52-48 referendum this would be unfinished business by a long way. If the Remain campaign win two-thirds to one-third that ends it."
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-36306681
hmmmmmmm
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12/01/2021 10:53:22 4 1
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The implications of Brexit have to be subject to scrutiny. Brexiteers may not like that, but in the same way that being in the EU was publicly scrutinised, so must being out of it.
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12/01/2021 10:53:39 4 2
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Just like Brexiteers did'nt stop moaning in the over 40 years since we joined you mean?
12/01/2021 12:59:09 0 3
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Close down the biased BBC.
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12/01/2021 10:23:30 30 30
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Well, we are now second class citizens in Europe. This won't come as a surprise to those who didn't want Brexit, but it will probably be an unpleasant if trivial dose of reality for die hard brexiteers.
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12/01/2021 10:26:25 8 11
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Its a sandwich!!! Are you for real?
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12/01/2021 10:28:23 1 9
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We aren’t, never have been, and never will be second class citizens, this stupid reaction by the Dutch is typical of the petty bureaucracy that helped the majority of UK citizens to vote for Brexit, why don’t you just get on with it, oh - it might be worth changing your moniker to “not a full stack”.
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12/01/2021 10:29:42 6 2
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How does adhering to import restrictions make us 2nd class citizens ? These rules apply to ALL non-EU citizens. We aren't being picked on.
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12/01/2021 10:32:56 6 1
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And I see from some of the other comments on this thread that little Englanders have responded with petty spite instead of recognising that this is an example of the consequences of their attitudes.
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12/01/2021 10:38:02 0 4
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Mmmmm... spoken like a typical "l know better than you" voter.... Time to move on.
12/01/2021 12:36:12 0 2
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YAWN
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12/01/2021 10:23:35 358 65
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Saw this article first thing this morning and just knew it would be top pick for a BBC HYS. Could I be psychic?
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12/01/2021 10:29:29 399 263
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Only if you also predicted that Brexit will be an absolute shower of sh.....

Actually scrap that you didn't need any special powers to see that
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12/01/2021 10:29:38 15 1
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This is borderline parody
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12/01/2021 10:32:15 25 14
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No, just a sound awareness of what the BBC seem to be all about.
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12/01/2021 10:35:56 24 36
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No, just oversensitive about the problems your ignorance has helped create.
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12/01/2021 10:50:03 17 4
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Dutch vegan border activists.
What you actually thought when you saw the article was. I hope there is a HYS on this, as I want to whinge about it.
As you have just proven.
12/01/2021 11:47:42 1 1
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Yes, if you want to.
12/01/2021 12:01:34 2 3
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what you are rhymes with 'ic' for sure
12/01/2021 12:04:07 9 7
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Any tiny hiccup will be pounced upon by the refuseniks at the BBC and the anti democrat remainers. We all know the type, screaming at their TV calling Donald trump anti democratic for not conceeding the fair vote in America, ?? Hmm.. just like the fair vote in the UK in 2016. Time to let it go the UK ???? has left for good. ??????
12/01/2021 12:04:49 1 1
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I guess you know the answer to that........
12/01/2021 12:30:10 5 3
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Putting this on HYS is just Brexit dog whistling. For both sides to salivate like Pavlov’s pups.
12/01/2021 12:36:17 3 4
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HYS is always there on trivial matters,the BBC always keep away from stories that they know will be controversial and may anger the liberal police
12/01/2021 14:00:58 0 2
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They are desperate as the reality sinks in. No more EU funds, consultancies and nice little earners.
LH
12/01/2021 15:10:55 0 1
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You would know BEFOREHAND if you were psychic!!!!
12/01/2021 17:22:39 0 0
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BBC won't move on from brexit ... EU covid super spreaders
12/01/2021 20:49:34 0 0
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no, saw it the day before.
12/01/2021 21:25:10 0 0
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Brexit HYS are very popular. Are you suggesting there shouldn't be any HYS for brexit any more? Are you saying that now you have won we Remainers have to have no opportunity of telling you and the world how crap the UK now is?

You've seen Barnier's staircase. The very bottom is crap, but you can get on ALL the other rungs if you accept Freedom of Movement of People. Which idiot refuses that?
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12/01/2021 10:23:36 9 10
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He should have taken a Danish bacon sandwich
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12/01/2021 10:34:03 11 1
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It would not have stopped the confiscation as the food originated in the UK. The same should be happening at our ports of entry. Importing food can cause harm to our farming and environment. Try taking meat products into The USA, New Zealand or Australia and see how far you get.
13/01/2021 12:00:26 0 0
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"He should have taken a Danish bacon sandwich"
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You are just not getting this at all are you?
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12/01/2021 10:23:48 28 34
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Jobs worths seem to exist where ever you go...
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12/01/2021 10:28:02 40 15
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Yes, how dare people enforce the rules that our country voted for and agreed to, shame on them...
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12/01/2021 10:23:48 34 35
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Serves us right!! Anyone who thought Brexit was a 'good idea' should also have their sandwiches confiscated...
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12/01/2021 10:32:08 2 11
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Still not grown up l see!!
13/01/2021 12:02:35 0 0
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Truth be told, anyone that voted for Brexit was a sandwich short of a picnic anyway
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12/01/2021 10:23:53 66 77
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Extremely petty. Better off out.
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12/01/2021 10:27:33 72 12
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Hows it petty, we can't bring Kinder eggs into america, this is just our priveledges being removed because we voted for those priveledges to be removed.

I dont see you complaining about the USA taking away our chocolate for the same reason
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12/01/2021 10:28:45 21 5
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We are better off in.
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12/01/2021 10:29:29 19 6
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Unlike brexiteers, who always take the moral high ground.

Oh, and its not petty. Its the legal situation brexiteers have lumbered upon us.
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b
12/01/2021 10:30:00 13 2
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It's because we are out. Doh!
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12/01/2021 10:30:25 13 2
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Remember the foot and mouth outbreak in the UK some ten years ago, it was traced to cooked meet illegal brought into the UK. The failure of our customs to stop it cost the UK taxpayer billions of pounds.
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12/01/2021 10:41:16 5 1
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Is that a fact - all teh evidence contradicts you - but brextremists hate facts, don't they. Maybe you should replace BoJo with Trump - you know you'd love it.
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12/01/2021 10:47:00 9 1
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So, we vote to leave, and then you blame the EU for treating us as a non-member? When will you people finally take some responsibility?
12/01/2021 11:42:38 1 1
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If we were still in, it wouldn't affect us.
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12/01/2021 10:23:54 16 17
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Finally the Brexit dividend we so desperately need, laughter.
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12/01/2021 10:28:49 1 2
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What, ham sandwiches? ??
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12/01/2021 10:24:04 27 19
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Confiscating sandwiches? This is one of the top news stories of the year....
12/01/2021 11:38:37 11 3
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Increased border checks are a serious story, whether you like it or not.
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East your packed lunch before arriving at the border. Then buy a sarnie after crossing the border. Issue solved. Removed
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12/01/2021 10:29:41 4 5
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What if you feel a bit squiffy and happen to vomit? Maybe they confiscate it?
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Em
12/01/2021 10:24:41 35 41
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Morrisons email arrived as I was reading this advising that British cheese had been substituted with Dutch and NZ wine with French. All returned to store as unacceptable substitutes. No longer be knowingly buying anything from the EU.
UK buyers, please find alternative sources for products.
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12/01/2021 10:27:47 20 5
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It doesn't matter where it was produced if you bought it in the UK you cannot take it into the EU or for that matter many other countries in the world.
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12/01/2021 10:28:07 10 5
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Another brexiteer, telking the rest of us what to do. I'll buy what I want.
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12/01/2021 10:28:51 10 2
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Lol and people call these border staff petty
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12/01/2021 10:34:41 7 2
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Grow up.
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12/01/2021 10:39:06 7 2
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Small brain!
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12/01/2021 10:45:13 5 2
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So we vote to leave, and now it's the EU's fault that they're treating us as a non-member? When will you people take some responsibility?
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12/01/2021 10:48:18 3 1
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Plenty of lobster and prawns going cheap in Scotland , well for the next few weeks until the firms go bankrupt.
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Ken
12/01/2021 10:36:07 0 7
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Agreed. Haven't bought Eu out of choice since 2016
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12/01/2021 10:24:42 55 64
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Many of the people alive in the Netherlands now were recipients of food during and after the second world war, as the Germans had left them starving and worse.

The majority of cross channel truckers will also be fellow EU members.

Talk about petty bureaucratic nonsense.
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12/01/2021 10:25:57 79 31
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Default position: Straight to WW2.
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12/01/2021 10:27:02 29 8
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Petty bureaucratic nonsense brexiteers forced upon the rest of us.

And stop referencung the War. Its boring and irrelevent.
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12/01/2021 10:27:18 21 3
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petty bureaucratic nonsense that you may have known you were voting for.
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12/01/2021 10:31:53 18 3
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If we are going to dredge up history, we should be grateful for the dutch for coming in and helping the english overthrow king james....
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12/01/2021 10:35:15 10 3
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Bet Willian the Conqueror wouldn't have put up with this, eh?
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12/01/2021 10:38:13 2 2
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yeah right good one an we imported nutmeg from the dutch back in 1652
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Pip
12/01/2021 10:45:54 1 1
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Talk about rubbish........?
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12/01/2021 10:51:46 2 1
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Again with a WW2 argument? We would probably be speaking German now had it not been for the Soviets, do not forget, yet you don't hear the likes of Mark Francois talk about that
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Mog
12/01/2021 11:20:49 2 1
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Truly pathetic argument. We, as a country, chose to leave, these are now the rules. The UK too will no doubt apply similar border rules. We cant pick and choose what we would like the EU to apply.
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12/01/2021 10:25:10 117 75
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Wonder How much the Dutch Flower Industry is worth to them with Valentines day coming up?
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12/01/2021 10:27:40 135 56
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How is this relevant?
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12/01/2021 10:34:22 37 4
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Plenty, and we will still buy their flowers, whats your point?
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12/01/2021 10:37:21 70 10
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The trade deal we signed allows for flowers to come to UK. The SAME trade deal did not make an exception for personal supplies of meat/cheese to go the other way.

If you have a Tory MP maybe ask them why this was not agreed. Maybe Boris is crap or something?
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Pip
12/01/2021 10:44:48 14 1
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These will be normal imports treated as normal imports, with any necessary tariffs paid in a normal manner, why would it be different.........?
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12/01/2021 10:49:57 7 2
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Not very much. Flower shops are closed. Only available in supermarkets, garden centres, petrol stations and online. Hang on that’s quite a few outlets...........
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12/01/2021 11:18:01 3 2
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Most of the flower bulbs ordered by British tourists when in Holland, are grown in Lincolnshire.
12/01/2021 11:25:50 3 1
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Most roses come from Kenya
12/01/2021 11:37:24 2 1
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Nearly all cut flowers grown around the World go through the market just outside Amsterdam. Stop imports of Cut Flowers and you'll kill the florist trade.
12/01/2021 11:49:18 1 1
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Good idea but don't waste your breath - they'll just buy Belgian chocs instead
12/01/2021 12:09:55 0 1
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Best stop buying HP sauce then as well.
12/01/2021 12:54:42 0 1
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Bunch of tulips and a ham sandwich - you romantic you!
12/01/2021 13:52:56 0 1
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You gammons sure like someone to hate and get frothy about.
12/01/2021 14:11:27 0 1
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Why does it matter? rules for goods coming into the UK are not what's being discussed here. There has been no change in any rules, just how the UK is classified (3rd country) for goods going INTO the EU. It's just another thing we have lost.
12/01/2021 21:32:16 0 0
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85 percent of all cut flowers from the Netherlands were exported to Germany. Yes they are going to bleed badly.......really check your facts before posting such an ignorant comment
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12/01/2021 10:25:11 1033 236
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Brexit has certainly turned back the clock. This is how customs used to be before the EU and the advent of the single market. This is not the EU being awkward, this is how third nations and their nationals are treated. If you go to the USA or Australia the same rules apply.There is no special treatment for being British and there should not be either. These are the consequences of Brexit. Too bad.
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OwO
12/01/2021 10:27:13 296 808
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"This is not the EU being awkward"

This is an EU rule, something they have implemented. It absolutely is.
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12/01/2021 10:29:00 85 230
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Despite what the BBC tell you, we don't care. We accept it. It's a non story.
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12/01/2021 10:35:06 110 264
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"This is how customs used to be before the EU and the advent of the single market"

I've been walking through the non-EU channels for years and never been asked if I was carrying food, let alone searched.

I also crossed the EU border from Serbia - no food importation issues.

So why are the rules being rigidly enforced here?

Vindictive nonsense because we stopped paying them
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12/01/2021 10:47:30 11 115
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This IS the EU being awkward, i have entered the EU from 3rd countries on many occasions and not had this. It is deliberate a use if OUR lorry drivers and immediate and harsh retaliation is called for
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12/01/2021 10:51:53 58 10
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And the UK being quite so appalling during negations hardly helped

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-boris-johnson-trade-eu-jonathan-powell-b1780810.html

Tell me again, why did anyone thing it was a good idea?
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xlr
12/01/2021 10:53:59 47 2
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Hell hath no fury like English Exceptionalism disappointed
510
12/01/2021 10:56:20 47 6
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Do none of the UK patriots realise just how much they have turned the UK into a backwater?

Ah yes they'll say but what about... what about nothing? it doesn't matter anymore - the EU, quite rightly, no longer have to dance to the bizarre and jingoistic dance of the entitled english public.

Indeed - they are well shot of us and our crazy priorities
524
12/01/2021 10:57:00 2 34
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Yawn. Please keep your boring posts going to enable me to regain my sleeping patterns.
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12/01/2021 11:14:10 16 3
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I think you miss the point.
Brexit, like Trump, relies on identifying an enemy, thrives on division. If it isn't there, it has to be invented. The World is getting at us (actually, that's a pathologically egocentric attitude).
Just hold on tight for a few years to the values of the Enlightenment and togetherness will prevail.
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12/01/2021 10:25:12 218 129
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The remainers were right all along, this is a disaster!!!

Seriously, beeb, why are you even reporting this non event let alone having a "have your say" on it?
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12/01/2021 10:26:37 141 96
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They are desperate.
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12/01/2021 10:30:56 24 4
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All other media sites are reporting the same.
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12/01/2021 10:40:06 5 4
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maybe more fuel to there fire ?
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12/01/2021 10:57:36 22 12
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Yes BBC, why are you reporting on the most significant trade and political change this country has seen in a decade. Why are you letting people know that brexiteers lied to us?

Why are you doing your job!!! My gammon face is getting redder by the minute!!!!!
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12/01/2021 11:09:14 4 4
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I beg to disagree with you. It is justified to report petty and unnecessary pedantic behaviour by institutions.

Maybe the drivers should have eaten their sandwiches before proceeding through customs so they would not need to be declared.
12/01/2021 11:24:59 1 1
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probably so you can comment
12/01/2021 11:44:56 2 3
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They need to keep the dying embers of Brexit and the harm it will (not) breing to us, I mean, losing your sandwiches in this way! the horror of it makes covid pale into insignificance!!
12/01/2021 11:47:17 2 1
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So that the Remainers and the Leavers can sling mud as usual. It keeps the kids who moderate HYS amused. We are being played, chaps.
12/01/2021 11:48:13 5 1
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If it's such a non event why are you and hundreds of others making comments?
12/01/2021 12:21:46 1 1
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So w-----s like you can make childish comments.
12/01/2021 12:40:44 0 5
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So after 12 days you are already saying is is a disaster? Of course, you never wanted it to work in the first place.
12/01/2021 12:39:24 1 6
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The remoaning media will be all over any petty little story like this, especially the Beeb and left wing tabloids. Bet they're gutted there wasn't chaos on day one and especially miffed by not having a no-deal story. Smartarses want to say "Told you so!"
12/01/2021 13:23:58 0 4
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Because they need something to continue their Pro EU bias
12/01/2021 20:26:03 1 0
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absolute rubbish, go look in your fridge/freezer, find some food , and then tell me what's on the label, country of origin?
13/01/2021 10:08:57 0 0
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non event?? Wait a minute, this is about sandwiches!! We will fight t'ill the last woman and child!!!! RRRRRaaaaahh!!

- a brex!diot
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12/01/2021 10:24:42 55 64
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Many of the people alive in the Netherlands now were recipients of food during and after the second world war, as the Germans had left them starving and worse.

The majority of cross channel truckers will also be fellow EU members.

Talk about petty bureaucratic nonsense.
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12/01/2021 10:25:57 79 31
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Default position: Straight to WW2.
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12/01/2021 10:26:15 27 20
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Another brexit fear becomes reality.

And if you are nothern irish you will also spot emptier shelves due to border issues.

Well done quitters, you are breaking the country
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12/01/2021 10:27:49 3 7
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No ham sandwiches was a Brexit fear? ??
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12/01/2021 10:31:53 0 2
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"Another brexit fear becomes reality."

I agree. I spent many a sleepless night wondering if border guards were going to confiscate my cheese butty..........

This will, as you say, break the country.

Barrel. Bottom. Scraping.
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12/01/2021 10:38:56 0 2
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Oh you poor man archangel. What will you do now you cannot carry a sandwich across a border.

Perhaps visit your GP and see if you cannot get some counselling to help you cope. If your panic at this drastic sandwich rule persists then I fear you will just have to lock yourself up in a dark room for quite some time.
339
12/01/2021 10:46:25 1 1
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But the Irish didn't vote for Brexit - but it's been imposed on them.
451
12/01/2021 10:29:48 0 2
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Yeah we were all petrified about having our sandwiches confiscated. Let's rejoin quick before a lorry driver suffers a human rights breach due to not having eaten for 10 minutes.
593
12/01/2021 10:42:32 0 2
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Oh my word, that's hilarious
665
12/01/2021 11:03:57 0 3
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I dont know how you have the nerve topost this nonsense.

You promised Armageddon, WW3, medicine crisis, blocked ports, house price crashes, millions more unemployed, City of London gone, every manufacturer closed......and a thousand more examples of hyperbolic crud.

"breaking the country" for a truckers ham sandwich......HHHHHAAAAAAHHAAAA
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12/01/2021 10:26:16 591 61
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Sounds fine, applying to the letter of the law. It is of course a two way street. As we import more than we export, the inbound foreign drivers need to have same rules applied.

Open up a sarnie shop just inside customs post - make some dough!
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12/01/2021 10:39:21 378 41
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This is good thinking. Rather than moan of the EU enforcing the situation we voted for we should take full advantage of it instead of moaning.
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12/01/2021 10:41:22 38 7
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They are allowed to bring in animal products. We cant take them out. Its all in the agreement bojo made.
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12/01/2021 10:43:37 48 10
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And completely forget the frictionless trade we were told we would have so no one has to admit that Boris (who was too dishonest to cut it as a journalist and was repeatedly sacked) was lying again?

Why do you keep making excuses for someone who holds you in such obvious contempt?
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12/01/2021 10:46:01 15 44
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Bet our guys aren't being so anal but by hell following this we should be worse, basically block everything coming from the EU, anything
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12/01/2021 10:51:00 26 3
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The thing is that the EU rules which prohibit taking meat and dairy products into the EU from non-EU countries are not reciprocated for taking the same into the UK from EU countries.
This may influence the business model for your sarny shop!
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12/01/2021 11:20:34 24 11
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What ignorance! Brexit island of fools.
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12/01/2021 11:24:29 7 3
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Good idea, that'll make up for our loss of exports to the EU????????
12/01/2021 11:15:37 10 4
bbc
Yep there is nothing like punishing YOURSELF

If this is such a bad deal why did Britain's Trump sign it and WHY DID YOU SUPPORT IT?
12/01/2021 11:43:14 3 10
bbc
Absolutely; also sell on their lunches back to people going to holland. Gouda filled pancakes at a discount anyone?
Also, I'd like to know how they feel they are reducing food waste though, unless they are eating the sarnies themselves. Which would be typical of the orange obsessed stoners.
12/01/2021 11:51:09 5 11
bbc
No, it is not fine.
The rules apply to products, not sandwiches you are about to eat!
You cannot take a loaf of bread and a packet of ham (which are products you could sell), but you can take ham sandwiches for your journey.
The Dutch got it wrong.
12/01/2021 12:14:30 1 1
bbc
Yep, welcome to rip-off Britain!
12/01/2021 12:24:12 0 2
bbc
Yes good for sarnie shops either side of the border. Not so good for the drivers though. The issue isn’t availability of sarnies, it’s that the driver wanted to take his own home made food.
12/01/2021 12:24:51 6 1
bbc
You might want to check the fine print of Johnson's deal regarding that 'two way street'.
12/01/2021 12:30:05 0 1
bbc
Surely a bread shop ?
12/01/2021 12:44:38 4 1
bbc
Yes but what we import and export to the eu27 and row is still small in comparison to their total imports and exports

You do know the uk is not the only country that buys and sells
12/01/2021 12:52:26 6 1
bbc
"we import more than we export".....only in goods.....only in goods. NOT in services. NOT in services.
And good is about 20% of our imports/exports.....services is 80%
Can you see this yet?
12/01/2021 13:04:37 1 1
bbc
Don't be so silly
12/01/2021 13:14:05 6 1
bbc
Great: so everyone loses. This is Brexit in a nutshell. Lose lose.....
12/01/2021 13:20:17 0 1
bbc
Ham sandwich short of a picnic...
12/01/2021 17:20:19 0 0
bbc
all EU drivers should be covid tested before allowed into UK
12/01/2021 19:12:01 0 0
bbc
What cracking good idea! The Germans (& Dutch) will love to have their Sausages, rolls and Beer confiscated! I would certainly invest in a Truck Stop this side of the border!!!
12/01/2021 22:14:55 0 0
bbc
You say Tesco's ham, I say prosciutto.
13/01/2021 17:14:25 0 0
bbc
the inbound foreign drivers need to have same rules applied.
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except we are not yet ready to do that. All we can do is wave them through
20
12/01/2021 10:26:19 28 23
bbc
And here comes the usual ire from Brexiteers who are upset at any other countries controlling their borders...
79
12/01/2021 10:30:27 4 5
bbc
Laughter more like
540
12/01/2021 10:57:42 2 1
bbc
The Brexiteer ignorance and hypocrisy knows no bounds. All they are interested in is the product being confiscated, not the actual bigger picture surrounding it. Too much effort for them it seems.
21
12/01/2021 10:26:20 15 18
bbc
I wonder which bus these rules were plastered on the side of back in 2016.
22
12/01/2021 10:26:22 118 115
bbc
No dutch bike parts, no importing ham sandwiches, WHAT ON EARTH ARE WE GOING TO DO

Seriously though, this seems like exactly the kind of petty bureaucratic nonsense that the EU is famed for
212
12/01/2021 10:39:10 94 16
bbc
Put down the Daily Mail. Every country has customs checks. Try importing ham to the US or Australia and see what happens.
214
12/01/2021 10:39:19 28 5
bbc
It was the UK who put up the barriers and added the additional bureaucracy in the first place. How can you possibly blame the EU for this?
250
12/01/2021 10:41:09 29 3
bbc
Err, this bureaucracy didn't exist before Brexit. Bojo created it but claimed there wasn't any.
257
12/01/2021 10:41:25 19 2
bbc
Is it? Go try entering the US on a UK flight with a ham sandwich, or even just an orange. (And yes, been there, done that; was given a choice between eating it on the spot or having it confiscated, ate it on the spot...)
280
12/01/2021 10:42:38 13 3
bbc
Nonsense - but anyway... better to be famed for attention to detail than for spinning outrageous, damaging, spiteful, reductive lies -
341
12/01/2021 10:46:44 10 7
bbc
No different to how it used to be pre EU membership......didn't bother me then won't bother me now. Can't see what the fuss is about.
449
12/01/2021 10:28:27 12 3
bbc
Its not the EU that has caused the problems.

The EU allowed us to bring in the sandwiches when we were members.

We've just chosen NOT to be part of their flexible and nice rules.
458
12/01/2021 10:53:28 7 2
bbc
You have no sense. It is the rules that had to be followed before the EU. Of course you never travelled across european boarders before 1992.
655
xlr
12/01/2021 11:03:43 8 3
bbc
I think sometimes that Leavers intentionally try to get themselves as estranged from everything as possible so they can play the victim. They seem to enjoy victimhood far more than they admit. Anything for a good morning rage at the newspaper.
789
12/01/2021 11:12:15 10 1
bbc
Not just EU, many other countries, such as USA and Australia have the same rules.

We're a 3rd country to the EU now. So we can't expect any special treatment.

I agree though, it is nonsense. But it's just the very tip of a very large iceberg. We should have remained a member, then we wouldn't have all this nonsense to deal with.
834
12/01/2021 11:03:40 1 2
bbc
Do you mean like the shape of bananas?
3
12/01/2021 10:23:30 30 30
bbc
Well, we are now second class citizens in Europe. This won't come as a surprise to those who didn't want Brexit, but it will probably be an unpleasant if trivial dose of reality for die hard brexiteers.
23
12/01/2021 10:26:25 8 11
bbc
Its a sandwich!!! Are you for real?
167
12/01/2021 10:35:39 5 1
bbc
Its an example of the change in our status. We are now the foreigners.
377
12/01/2021 10:48:56 3 1
bbc
There are now customs checks on everything. This story is just one tiny example of that.
13/01/2021 11:59:12 0 0
bbc
It is *ALL* meat and dairy products from the UK that we used to be able to export or carry without so much as a by your leave. Now we have to ask permission and get certification.
Truly you are a ham sandwich short
16
12/01/2021 10:25:12 218 129
bbc
The remainers were right all along, this is a disaster!!!

Seriously, beeb, why are you even reporting this non event let alone having a "have your say" on it?
24
12/01/2021 10:26:37 141 96
bbc
They are desperate.
25
12/01/2021 10:26:58 11 13
bbc
You can not have your ham sandwich and eat your ham sandwich. Next time strip search for slice of cheese. Well done Brexiteers. ??
26
12/01/2021 10:27:01 38 40
bbc
If them's the rules then fair enough. But it reflects all that is wrong with EU bureaucracy that enforcing illegal movement of sandwiches is a priority at its borders. Ironic that they can let a trailer full of murdered frozen bodies through but can intercept individual supplies of processed cheese for personal consumption
48
12/01/2021 10:28:30 11 8
bbc
Well said. If only they were always so stringent.
88
12/01/2021 10:31:26 9 2
bbc
This is in the trade agreement we signed and Parliament voted for.
203
12/01/2021 10:38:23 13 3
bbc
"All that's wrong with EU bureaucracy"
Because you won't get customs checks anywhere else? Give me a break.
219
12/01/2021 10:39:25 13 3
bbc
Your comment reflects what is wrong with the comprehension of the average brexit supporter - can't understand why there are rules, when the rules apply to them.
13
12/01/2021 10:24:42 55 64
bbc
Many of the people alive in the Netherlands now were recipients of food during and after the second world war, as the Germans had left them starving and worse.

The majority of cross channel truckers will also be fellow EU members.

Talk about petty bureaucratic nonsense.
27
12/01/2021 10:27:02 29 8
bbc
Petty bureaucratic nonsense brexiteers forced upon the rest of us.

And stop referencung the War. Its boring and irrelevent.
147
12/01/2021 10:34:29 25 4
bbc
It's the only thing they have, none of them fought in it, just continually reference it as if it's their victory, pathetic
28
12/01/2021 10:27:05 11 12
bbc
Nothing tastes as good as sovereignty feels
68
12/01/2021 10:29:43 6 3
bbc
Tell this forum what sovereignty feels like.
15
12/01/2021 10:25:11 1033 236
bbc
Brexit has certainly turned back the clock. This is how customs used to be before the EU and the advent of the single market. This is not the EU being awkward, this is how third nations and their nationals are treated. If you go to the USA or Australia the same rules apply.There is no special treatment for being British and there should not be either. These are the consequences of Brexit. Too bad.
29
OwO
12/01/2021 10:27:13 296 808
bbc
"This is not the EU being awkward"

This is an EU rule, something they have implemented. It absolutely is.
137
12/01/2021 10:33:51 279 29
bbc
This is how the EU treat all third nationals at customs. The U.K. does the same to third nationals. What’s wrong with you Brexiteers?
276
12/01/2021 10:42:27 196 36
bbc
Oh look, if it isnt the consequences of our actions.
Bit pathetic to get upset about something we brought upon ourselves.
282
12/01/2021 10:42:47 62 249
bbc
Just do the same back. They have more to lose than us. We have stopped buying french/italian wine and french cheese already. UK Fizz, NZ wine, english cheese. The french/germans etc will soon realise they are losing out. Tens of thousands are doing the same.
440
12/01/2021 10:52:29 57 7
bbc
No it is not, has always been there.
Try reading up and researching, you may even find out that you were lied to in 2016.
471
12/01/2021 10:54:14 9 46
bbc
Yes. It is a rule designed to regulate the import of foodstuffs, particularly large scale of the relevant produce.
Applying the rule to truck drivers sandwiches is not what the rule is designed for and is actually a good representation of how petty the EU can be. The Dutch are already upset that the EU want to charge a higher post-Brexit budget & are threatening to refuse payment. EU harmony eh?
490
12/01/2021 10:55:25 48 1
bbc
It's the exact same rule WE applied to inbound non-EU travelers when we were part of EU, it far predates even the Referendum for Brexit.
498
12/01/2021 10:55:38 55 3
bbc
You've missed the point. It's not JUST an EU rule, many countries, such as the USA and Australia have the same rules.

But we can't complain. 52% voted for this lunacy. And knew what they were voting for, apparently.
503
12/01/2021 10:55:58 40 3
bbc
The rules have been in place for years.

We chose to be no longer protected by the EU rules when we chose to leave the EU. Don't blame others if we are no longer exempt from those rules.

Blame others if your weren't aware of these rules or did you know what you were voting for? All of what you were voting for?
539
12/01/2021 10:57:41 3 14
bbc
Correct. Why would the UK impose a rule to stop UK people taking sandwiches abroad.
560
GJ
12/01/2021 10:58:56 37 3
bbc
As nuffsaid points out, these rules have always existed for third countries and he’s also right about this being the case for USA/AsiaPac. I too can just remember what travel was like before the single market and we have chosen to go back to it. For no benefit whatsoever. Unfathomable.
561
12/01/2021 10:59:03 50 2
bbc
My irony meter has just exploded. We left Europe because we wanted to take back control and set our own rules. We cannot then object when other countries make and enforce their own rules.

Our sovrentee does not trump others sovereignty
642
12/01/2021 11:02:47 39 1
bbc
True. Brought in 20 years ago, at the UK's urging and with its full support as an EU member, in response to our 2001 Foot & Mouth epidemic. Many might remember the harrowing scenes (and smells) of cattle, sheep, pigs being burned en masse (40000 in one go at Epynt (mid-Wales). The Dutch are treating any people from outside the EU the same, just as we had intended all those years ago.
828
12/01/2021 11:14:41 4 10
bbc
sadly you don't understand
13
12/01/2021 10:24:42 55 64
bbc
Many of the people alive in the Netherlands now were recipients of food during and after the second world war, as the Germans had left them starving and worse.

The majority of cross channel truckers will also be fellow EU members.

Talk about petty bureaucratic nonsense.
30
12/01/2021 10:27:18 21 3
bbc
petty bureaucratic nonsense that you may have known you were voting for.
It's a valid point you idiot. Removed
31
12/01/2021 10:27:24 10 8
bbc
Why not just let him eat the sandwich? Would that still be importing it in his stomach.
133
12/01/2021 10:33:33 0 5
bbc
Yes, the poop will have to be confiscated.
350
12/01/2021 10:47:08 0 1
bbc
I suppose it could be, after all people are still prosecuted for importing drugs they have swallowed ... illegal import is illegal import after all regardless of the contraband
32
12/01/2021 10:27:31 17 14
bbc
Ham sandwiches stolen, the Gammonz will be livid, this isn't the Brexit they voted for.......
526
12/01/2021 10:36:32 2 4
bbc
Ah, but it is, and the more it irks you the better loser.
8
12/01/2021 10:23:53 66 77
bbc
Extremely petty. Better off out.
33
12/01/2021 10:27:33 72 12
bbc
Hows it petty, we can't bring Kinder eggs into america, this is just our priveledges being removed because we voted for those priveledges to be removed.

I dont see you complaining about the USA taking away our chocolate for the same reason
529
12/01/2021 10:37:07 2 2
bbc
Priveledges... Have we stopped allowing dictionaries into the country?
12/01/2021 11:44:07 0 2
bbc
Almost all USA trade restrictions are self-protectionism. Just ask the outgoing President.
34
12/01/2021 10:27:39 20 25
bbc
No queues at the border that they predicted so they resorted to reporting on ham sandwiches. Project fear running out of steam?
115
12/01/2021 10:32:48 0 1
bbc
Its in a pickle !
190
12/01/2021 10:37:21 1 1
bbc
There are plenty of serious problems at the border if you could be bothered to look.
14
12/01/2021 10:25:10 117 75
bbc
Wonder How much the Dutch Flower Industry is worth to them with Valentines day coming up?
35
12/01/2021 10:27:40 135 56
bbc
How is this relevant?
284
12/01/2021 10:42:55 32 6
bbc
Because this wally thinks a trade war will solve things.
394
12/01/2021 10:49:50 10 25
bbc
Its relevant......because don't buy them!
515
12/01/2021 10:34:42 10 33
bbc
Because if they are going to be petty and begin to confiscate people's lunches to make a faux political point then less people will buy their flowers. Welcome to the real world.
821
12/01/2021 11:02:52 2 8
bbc
I think he's suggesting boycotting products from countries that are being pedantic and that is also what I would do. Didn't think the Dutch were much like the French though.

On the bright side, think of how many jobs this enforcement will create.
12/01/2021 11:51:05 0 1
bbc
Maybe Loftus 2 eats tulips?
12/01/2021 12:43:58 0 2
bbc
Retaliation. Officiousness can cut both ways.
12/01/2021 13:24:46 0 1
bbc
All thise dutch flower lorries being stopped to inspected for illegals foods being hidden by drivers
13/01/2021 08:17:15 0 0
bbc
The drivers will be bringing their own food.
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Em
12/01/2021 10:24:41 35 41
bbc
Morrisons email arrived as I was reading this advising that British cheese had been substituted with Dutch and NZ wine with French. All returned to store as unacceptable substitutes. No longer be knowingly buying anything from the EU.
UK buyers, please find alternative sources for products.
36
12/01/2021 10:27:47 20 5
bbc
It doesn't matter where it was produced if you bought it in the UK you cannot take it into the EU or for that matter many other countries in the world.
37
mm
12/01/2021 10:27:49 219 84
bbc
I hope our Customs people return the gesture.
292
jon
12/01/2021 10:43:32 118 77
bbc
At least we have gained duty free again! So look on the bright side.
418
12/01/2021 10:51:17 39 9
bbc
Except animal products are allowed to be brought in under the agreement boris signed. So they wont be able to 'return the favour'.
And we rely on the imports to avoid starvation.
737
12/01/2021 11:09:20 13 28
bbc
They won't. British are always absolute rubbish at treating others the way they treat us. There will be some human rights or discrimination nonsense that allows everyone else to walk all over us while we are subject to draconian nonsense such as this.
875
12/01/2021 11:17:18 19 3
bbc
not a gesture , it's what we voted for
928
12/01/2021 11:20:14 4 1
bbc
We won't until 2025 at least
12/01/2021 11:38:47 9 1
bbc
It's not a gesture, it's a legality and the job of the border official to enact that rule. Similar rules exist throughout the world at borders.
12/01/2021 11:51:53 0 1
bbc
Aren't Customs people Brilliant?
12/01/2021 12:00:18 2 1
bbc
Unfortunately we don't have enough customs officials.
12/01/2021 12:02:13 8 1
bbc
Only if that is what was agreed to by OUR government.

If so then yes they should but I think you'll find that most of EU produce is allowed into the UK but non-identified produce from Britain won't be allowed into the EU.

That is the rule. You voted for it. Own it.
ajc
12/01/2021 12:46:49 3 1
bbc
Well, we could. The problem is that people are surprised by this. The same applied in December if you came to the UK from outside the EU.
12/01/2021 12:47:58 2 1
bbc
Uk have delayed customs check on imports from the EU for at least 6 months, so it is not going to happen any time soon
Pip
12/01/2021 13:24:33 0 1
bbc
We'd be disappointed it they didn't......?
12/01/2021 13:21:40 0 4
bbc
I hope they do as that is the exact same rules for incoming people, vehicles etc to the UK.
This will stop the continental drivers bringing their food and drink here and staying on the road well over their taco limits with the dodgy practices they use to get away with
12/01/2021 14:15:44 3 1
bbc
why, they aren't authorised to. they don't get to decide, just to enforce the rules. Chilled meat can come from EU to UK, but not UK to EU. That isn't going to change. This is what you wanted, remember?
12/01/2021 14:16:04 1 4
bbc
Rules are rules. Enforce them by all means. I am just waiting for the hypocritical accusations of isolationist xenophobia should British customs be puerile enough allow a TV company to film them confiscating a Salad Nicoise from a French trucker. The so called intellectual cream are as easily led as the rest of us minions it seems. Or maybe just love a bit of vindictiveness?
12/01/2021 15:34:32 0 1
bbc
I hope quitters become extinct by Saturday, but y'know how it is.
12/01/2021 17:05:51 0 0
bbc
It's not really a gesture, it's what people like you voted for. And you seem surprised.
12/01/2021 17:23:47 0 0
bbc
Hope UK covid tests all EU drivers ..probably not
13/01/2021 09:15:03 0 0
bbc
All wearing bowler-hats I guess, right ?
18
12/01/2021 10:26:15 27 20
bbc
Another brexit fear becomes reality.

And if you are nothern irish you will also spot emptier shelves due to border issues.

Well done quitters, you are breaking the country
38
12/01/2021 10:27:49 3 7
bbc
No ham sandwiches was a Brexit fear? ??
243
12/01/2021 10:40:30 1 1
bbc
Border bureaucracy was a Brexit fear. Is this really that difficult to understand? ??
567
12/01/2021 10:59:14 1 1
bbc
Seemless border without customs was promised at one point, this article shows the complete opposite of this in reality.

Dimish the article all you want, just know you're in the wrong
39
12/01/2021 10:27:52 41 42
bbc
"the driver then asked the officials if he could keep the bread, to which one replied: "No, everything will be confiscated - welcome to the Brexit, sir. I'm sorry."

Don't tell me they're not being spiteful. No wonder people wanted out.
70
MrW
12/01/2021 10:29:52 46 24
bbc
They are not being spiteful. Them's the rules. Presumably you knew this if you voted to leave.
89
b
12/01/2021 10:31:26 10 2
bbc
This is a direct consequence of being "out", not a reason for voting to be out in 2016.
172
12/01/2021 10:36:16 4 4
bbc
Exactly, why the bread? Does the butter count as an animal product? That's most sandwiches gone regardless of filling. What if you already ate them and got some butter on a tissue or the wrapping? Maybe they can do us a favour and confiscate the rubbish + clean our buttery fingers on the way through. Hell, why not the greasy steering wheel too?
382
12/01/2021 10:49:16 3 1
bbc
The bread may well have been covered in margarine or butter, a dairy product restricted now, fine point details, also technically I suppose bread on its own does contain both milk and eggs too
812
12/01/2021 11:13:28 5 2
bbc
You reap what you sow, what do you expect will happen when you stick two fingers up to your neighbours?
847
12/01/2021 11:15:48 7 2
bbc
Group votes to play in mud, and acts upset when asked to remove their shoes when they enter the house.

Yet another example of a sovereign EU member enforcing their own border controls. Brexiteers hate to see it.
40
12/01/2021 10:27:52 16 15
bbc
Petty.
97
12/01/2021 10:32:07 4 10
bbc
Extremely. I hope that they are applying the same standard (idiotic though it is - is a ham sandwich suddenly going to run off and infect livestock ?!! ) to ALL drivers passing through and not just British drivers ?

If I was a trucker I'd just stand in front of them and eat it instead of handing it over !
176
12/01/2021 10:36:37 4 2
bbc
They are not being petty. Those are the rules. Presumably you knew this if you voted to leave.
6
12/01/2021 10:23:48 28 34
bbc
Jobs worths seem to exist where ever you go...
41
12/01/2021 10:28:02 40 15
bbc
Yes, how dare people enforce the rules that our country voted for and agreed to, shame on them...
12
Em
12/01/2021 10:24:41 35 41
bbc
Morrisons email arrived as I was reading this advising that British cheese had been substituted with Dutch and NZ wine with French. All returned to store as unacceptable substitutes. No longer be knowingly buying anything from the EU.
UK buyers, please find alternative sources for products.
42
12/01/2021 10:28:07 10 5
bbc
Another brexiteer, telking the rest of us what to do. I'll buy what I want.
BBC when will you stop this bitching about Brexit? We have left - move on and grow up! Removed
43
12/01/2021 10:28:08 42 54
bbc
Well said. But I am afraid it will fall on deaf ears.
227
12/01/2021 10:39:50 2 4
bbc
Not 'well said' - just an inappropriate, ill considered belch.
44
12/01/2021 10:28:15 14 14
bbc
Its what you voted out for. Genius negotiations four and a half years to get a worse deal than what we had...Oh for sovereignty...
421
12/01/2021 10:51:23 5 1
bbc
All I hear about is how sovereignty is coming back, shame Scotland and N. Ireland don’t receive any but I not sure if we can mention this can we? We want our sovereignty back, but we still want control over two devolved nations who want their own sovereignty
516
12/01/2021 10:35:33 0 2
bbc
Firkin, pointless post and pointless article.
45
Jim
12/01/2021 10:28:17 153 98
bbc
Anyone surprised that BBC has yet another HYS on Brexit. I didn't vote for it but I am sure as damn sick of the BBC raking up trivial stories about sandwiches for which we can comment. Please find a proper Brexit story to report on.
71
12/01/2021 10:29:53 115 33
bbc
This has been widely reported elsewhere if you care to look.
281
12/01/2021 10:42:43 8 6
bbc
Good point - I'm another Remainer. Remember the "can't buy Chinese-made bike parts from the Netherlands" outrage. Or the "M&S won't be exporting sweets imported from Germany" shock.

Although I did eat some bacon (origin "Holland") the other day. Now that would be a good story - Dutch ham banned from the Netherlands ...
12/01/2021 17:25:58 0 0
bbc
BBC needs to let it go now brexit has happened
46
12/01/2021 10:28:21 14 15
bbc
So overnight our meat and bread and plague ridden.....Pathetic
99
12/01/2021 10:32:13 12 2
bbc
No. Overnight UK chose to change the rule for us by leaving the EU. Same rule has always been there, just never applied to us.
168
12/01/2021 10:35:45 2 1
bbc
Well, we voted to leave!
MrW
12/01/2021 11:35:39 2 1
bbc
"overnight" - how long should they wait then in your expert opinion? Please remember to live in the real world...
3
12/01/2021 10:23:30 30 30
bbc
Well, we are now second class citizens in Europe. This won't come as a surprise to those who didn't want Brexit, but it will probably be an unpleasant if trivial dose of reality for die hard brexiteers.
47
12/01/2021 10:28:23 1 9
bbc
We aren’t, never have been, and never will be second class citizens, this stupid reaction by the Dutch is typical of the petty bureaucracy that helped the majority of UK citizens to vote for Brexit, why don’t you just get on with it, oh - it might be worth changing your moniker to “not a full stack”.
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Mog
12/01/2021 10:53:34 1 1
bbc
They are just applying the rules as happens at any border. I've had bananas confiscated after landing in the US. My fault as hadn't read the rules.
That's because we are now a third rate country heading for third world status. Welcome to Brexshit! Want to see bureaucracy in action? Just look at the introduction of trade controls for Northern Ireland, still part of the UK but probably not for much longer because of this right wing managed fiasco. Oh, how the puppeteers (ERG) are laughing at those of us so easily manipulated. Removed
26
12/01/2021 10:27:01 38 40
bbc
If them's the rules then fair enough. But it reflects all that is wrong with EU bureaucracy that enforcing illegal movement of sandwiches is a priority at its borders. Ironic that they can let a trailer full of murdered frozen bodies through but can intercept individual supplies of processed cheese for personal consumption
48
12/01/2021 10:28:30 11 8
bbc
Well said. If only they were always so stringent.
49
Sam
12/01/2021 10:28:34 171 77
bbc
Shock horror..... customs officials enforcing rules in a petty manner!

Never happened before BREXIT anywhere.

Or alternatively.... Dutch customs officials demonstrate they are just as petty and ignorant as pretty much every customs man I've ever come across.

Ever been to Australia or USA.... I remember customs man sniffing the soles of my walking boots they had been washed.....
162
12/01/2021 10:35:20 212 30
bbc
Why "ignorant"? Their job is to apply the rules.
429
12/01/2021 10:51:57 7 1
bbc
And I remember taking Christmas presents to my parents in USA. The chocolates were sliced and diced before the customs official said “Okay son, that’s fine”. The next year I took a cricket bat and was very relieved when that wasn’t cut up.
989
12/01/2021 11:24:02 23 2
bbc
Disagree, I have on most occasions found customs officers in the UK and in the EU very good and helpful. It's frustrating when you get stopped, but they are doing their job.
With the single market rarely got stopped anywhere, not it will be back to queueing to get off ferries and leave ports - so much Progress NOT
Jim
12/01/2021 11:36:00 22 1
bbc
Sorry - you seem to have used the word "petty" when you meant to use "consistent."

This is the outcome that you voted for, if you voted for Brexit. No point getting shirty about it now.
MrW
12/01/2021 11:37:46 6 2
bbc
Yes I have, I remember an Ozzie customs official being really grateful that I had bothered to wash my trainers...
12/01/2021 11:47:19 8 2
bbc
US customs and immigration staff have to be the most ignorant and ill mannered in the world, by a mile.

Best bet is to fly via Dublin where you can get US border clearance and the staff are not quite as objectionable.
12/01/2021 12:05:38 3 1
bbc
There's nothing petty about enforcing phytosanitary rules. Juts one jar of honey containing the wrong kind of mite and you can not only devastate honey production but also activities which depend on it. However with time I hope people can recognise that cooked, packed meat is pretty safe.
12/01/2021 13:10:06 5 1
bbc
Hey, australia's had enough stuff brought in from outside that have been disasters - rabbits, foxes, etc. DO THINK before whinging. Nice customs man took my dirty hiking boots brought them back spotless clean - goodday mate, he said
50
12/01/2021 10:28:36 10 6
bbc
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-55617849

These people are not ex-pats they are immigrants to Spain. If we all start to understand that maybe we will treat UK immigrants with a bit more respect.
142
12/01/2021 10:34:09 1 6
bbc
Thing is when brits go to Europe we go there with money & are self supportive not like people coming to the uk an ex pat who lives in Hungary with loads of money with a plan not a whim
8
12/01/2021 10:23:53 66 77
bbc
Extremely petty. Better off out.
51
12/01/2021 10:28:45 21 5
bbc
We are better off in.
52
12/01/2021 10:28:48 55 15
bbc
Some people seem to be angry that the EU is treating us as outsiders. We voted to be outsiders and have to get used to it.
188
12/01/2021 10:37:18 25 33
bbc
No one is angry, apart from those who still can’t accept the result of the referendum!
12/01/2021 17:28:57 0 0
bbc
no its just BBC angry
9
12/01/2021 10:23:54 16 17
bbc
Finally the Brexit dividend we so desperately need, laughter.
53
12/01/2021 10:28:49 1 2
bbc
What, ham sandwiches? ??
265
12/01/2021 10:41:51 1 1
bbc
Take back control (of your packed lunch)
54
12/01/2021 10:28:50 19 20
bbc
UK food standards are the equivalent of the EU's, so there is no risk from people taking sandwiches into the EU.

Seems like petty bureaucracy. They can't find anything else to complain about as the fearmongering delays at the border never happened, so let's confiscate lorry drivers' sandwiches.
149
12/01/2021 10:34:41 10 7
bbc
You're coming across as desparate for there not to be any ngeatives to leaving. The same rules apply to all outside countries. Why are you crying that they apply to the UK too?
171
12/01/2021 10:36:13 3 2
bbc
It is what you voted for. Not "petty bureaucracy". Yet we were told brexit would remove red tape.
237
12/01/2021 10:40:07 3 1
bbc
I think you'll find the EU is just following the rules for non-EU countries.
302
12/01/2021 10:44:12 3 1
bbc
I think you've missed the WHOLE point! We rejected the single market. Those sandwiches may well include American chicken or whatever now. The whole point is that we're no longer signed up to ensuring our products meet EU standards. Yes, this is a tiny and pathetic illustration but it will be happening with whole shipments of stuff soon. It's what we voted for (apparently).
447
12/01/2021 10:52:53 3 1
bbc
"Seems like petty bureaucracy" and then in the next sentence... "They can't find anything else to complain about"

And here you are complaining about it. The hypocrisy never ends with you Brexiteers does it?
12
Em
12/01/2021 10:24:41 35 41
bbc
Morrisons email arrived as I was reading this advising that British cheese had been substituted with Dutch and NZ wine with French. All returned to store as unacceptable substitutes. No longer be knowingly buying anything from the EU.
UK buyers, please find alternative sources for products.
55
12/01/2021 10:28:51 10 2
bbc
Lol and people call these border staff petty
15
12/01/2021 10:25:11 1033 236
bbc
Brexit has certainly turned back the clock. This is how customs used to be before the EU and the advent of the single market. This is not the EU being awkward, this is how third nations and their nationals are treated. If you go to the USA or Australia the same rules apply.There is no special treatment for being British and there should not be either. These are the consequences of Brexit. Too bad.
56
12/01/2021 10:29:00 85 230
bbc
Despite what the BBC tell you, we don't care. We accept it. It's a non story.
136
12/01/2021 10:33:48 223 39
bbc
I don't, what gives you the right to speak for me?
286
12/01/2021 10:43:10 92 5
bbc
But the BBC have made no comment on whether it's right or wrong, they've just reported a news story. One that is actually quite important to know about, if you're travelling to the continent.

It's not bias, it's just news.
466
12/01/2021 10:53:56 25 3
bbc
Speak for yourself, it cheeses me off a bit. In fact, it takes the biscuit.
545
12/01/2021 10:57:52 38 5
bbc
Currently, Brexit has the support of only 38% (YouGov).

So the majority do NOT accept it. The majority care about our country and the highly negative effect Brexit is having on it, even if you don't.
57
12/01/2021 10:29:02 7 8
bbc
Brexit has ruined one lunch too many!
58
12/01/2021 10:29:02 25 30
bbc
So just stop all foreign drivers entering the UK and remove all their food.
The EU drivers have lockers full of the stuff.
They will soon get the message.
Stupid reaction from the Dutch.
155
12/01/2021 10:35:05 9 3
bbc
Stupid vote from the brexit supporters.
175
Pip
12/01/2021 10:36:26 1 2
bbc
The EU has borders where this is not a problem, we don't anymore, so it is..........?
372
12/01/2021 10:48:47 3 1
bbc
How is it a "stupid reaction from the Dutch"? This is what the UK agreed to. It is not the EUs fault for putting up barriers.

Also great idea killing off our economy by "banning all foreign drivers". Why do you Brexiteers act like you live on another planet compared to the rest of the world? Utter ignorance.
59
12/01/2021 10:29:06 52 31
bbc
So yet another HYS on a petty Brexit issue

How about a HYS on the slavery ‘reparations’ article?

The vox populi not welcome on that issue eh beeb?
154
b
12/01/2021 10:35:03 28 14
bbc
Because everybody knows it would turn into ill informed ranty shouty vox idioti, the moderators just don't have enough hours in the day.
513
12/01/2021 10:33:16 8 2
bbc
Yes let's stir up some historic racism :(

If we want to talk about slavery let's talk about countries with slave labour today.
866
12/01/2021 11:16:55 9 7
bbc
If you don't like all the bad news around Brexit, you shouldn't have voted for it.

Don't attack anyone for reporting Brexit issues, just because you would rather people didn't know about them.
998
12/01/2021 11:24:43 4 3
bbc
Those calling for slavery reparations only exist because of the history of slavery. They want to be paid for being alive.
would love to see that! HYS on reparations for the oppressed ...

a real can of worms, I suspect

however, I suspect that woke moderators couldn't handle it ...

how will it leave the Irish and Scots feeling, given their treatment at the hands of the English?
Removed
60
12/01/2021 10:29:13 117 40
bbc
I wonder if we'll reciprocate this gesture when delivery drivers come into the UK from the EU?
85
12/01/2021 10:31:05 91 19
bbc
That depends on what Johnson signed up to.
125
12/01/2021 10:33:13 11 4
bbc
no-one will be able to get access to the lorries. they'll be stuck in a queue
852
Tom
12/01/2021 11:05:43 26 1
bbc
We can't, the agreement our government signed doesn't apply this to animal goods coming in from the EU, only from UK into EU.
918
12/01/2021 11:19:54 7 2
bbc
Johnson already said no. Not until 2025 at least. In the meantime, smugglers are making a killing on our backs
12/01/2021 11:25:36 18 2
bbc
We can’t as not part of the Tory Brexit agreement. Of course, you knew what you voted for
12/01/2021 11:39:05 0 2
bbc
No, If you read the rules that HMG are applying the UK has changed and are much more relaxed from what they were when we were in the EU (which the Dutch customs applied) . Whether that is a good or bad thing we have yet to judge.
12/01/2021 11:56:21 2 2
bbc
Only the petty amongst us.
12/01/2021 12:39:17 1 3
bbc
The fact that most of the food stuffs in the sandwiches comes from the EU to start with (Holland and Spain mainly) just makes me laugh my beep off.
12/01/2021 13:42:15 1 3
bbc
At the moment many don't want to. Added to that, as many Polish drivers work for the Dutch and Belgians, the Polish companies use Ukrainian drivers, who can't come any more!
More and more freight needs to go unaccompanied, but then we need drivers this side to pick the trailers up. And at the moment Rishi pays everyone not to work, so that isn't going to happen !
61
12/01/2021 10:29:14 216 133
bbc
I suspect this says more about the people attracted to work for government enforcement agencies than it does about Brexit

It's the same officiousness that drive the Derbyshire police to waste huge resources enforcing their interpretation of covid rules

Some of this is unquestioned well-meaning obedience

But some of these people love power and they just want to tell you what to do
112
12/01/2021 10:32:39 29 17
bbc
well-meaning? "I think you overestimate their motivation"

as Grand Moff Tarkin nearly said
146
12/01/2021 10:34:29 31 12
bbc
It says a lot about those who voted for brexit, that they completely failed to understand the implications and the inconvenience they would be inflicting on themselves and others.
226
12/01/2021 10:39:48 20 8
bbc
Unlike the brexiteers, eh? Theyve never wanted to 'take back control' or 'regain sovereignty'. Hardly surprising a brexiteer expects people to be lazy and ineffectual at their jobs, considering they all are.
238
12/01/2021 10:40:14 14 13
bbc
That's like the police everywhere. They just like to prove they have a bit of power.
364
12/01/2021 10:47:57 8 2
bbc
People enforcing rules is a problem? For Covid, the rules are vague and confusing, so open to interpretation.
926
12/01/2021 11:20:10 4 5
bbc
yes you do wonder the real motives of some joining these govt agencies? School bullies previously?
Jim
12/01/2021 11:34:48 4 1
bbc
Or... it could just be simple, consistent application of the relevant legislation.
12/01/2021 12:53:46 3 1
bbc
This shows more about the people who voted Leave who moan and whine when they obviously failed to check what the rules would mean after we left the EU.
12/01/2021 13:21:27 1 2
bbc
Yup the same people attracted to the SS, Stasi,KGB etc.
12/01/2021 13:22:18 0 2
bbc
It was probably Danish ham anyway
62
12/01/2021 10:29:28 19 19
bbc
This is purely vindictive. As someone who goes through the ‘non-eu’ gates I can tell you that I have never been searched for food.

And these are the people you wanted a political union with? I know who future generations will be thanking.
91
12/01/2021 10:31:46 3 1
bbc
"Okay, so we take them all." -

the voice of red tape. sort of, red tape, with a white circle in the middle and a black four-pronged symbol.
120
12/01/2021 10:33:03 3 1
bbc
That's a ridiculous comment. The same rules apply to all outside countries. You want the UK to be the exception, again.
129
12/01/2021 10:33:25 1 1
bbc
They won't be thanking you.
130
12/01/2021 10:33:25 3 1
bbc
It is not "purely vindictive. It is what you voted for . Own it. You can't have your ham sandwich and eat it.
196
12/01/2021 10:37:56 2 1
bbc
Vindictive? Or merely applying by legal border control measures?
And your individual experience is irrelevent when talking about a bloc's import policy.
326
12/01/2021 10:45:37 2 1
bbc
We left, so rules have changed.
4
12/01/2021 10:23:35 358 65
bbc
Saw this article first thing this morning and just knew it would be top pick for a BBC HYS. Could I be psychic?
63
12/01/2021 10:29:29 399 263
bbc
Only if you also predicted that Brexit will be an absolute shower of sh.....

Actually scrap that you didn't need any special powers to see that
952
Den
12/01/2021 11:21:50 16 15
bbc
What changes has Brexit brought to you, that you deem it such a failure?

Brexit is done. To the average person, I'd like to know what has effected them to have this opinion. I haven't seen any change.....yet.
12/01/2021 11:39:53 21 9
bbc
So apart from some trucker losing his sarnies what else has gone wrong? still hurts doesn't it petal!
nfn
12/01/2021 11:59:07 3 3
bbc
Boring
12/01/2021 12:26:50 2 4
bbc
Yawn.
12/01/2021 13:26:47 1 2
bbc
Silly moniker precludes your ramblings
12/01/2021 13:30:58 4 3
bbc
Thanks for continuing to demonstrate the dogmatic reactionary aggressive nature of diehard Remain fanatics. Shame the BBC continues pandering to you and your negative vicious and truly unpleasant cronies. I am not a Brexiteer. Just sick of hearing your angry whining. Always anonymous of course.
12/01/2021 14:05:09 1 1
bbc
And if it works out better for us in the long run, I'm sure you'll have another excuse.
8
12/01/2021 10:23:53 66 77
bbc
Extremely petty. Better off out.
64
12/01/2021 10:29:29 19 6
bbc
Unlike brexiteers, who always take the moral high ground.

Oh, and its not petty. Its the legal situation brexiteers have lumbered upon us.
4
12/01/2021 10:23:35 358 65
bbc
Saw this article first thing this morning and just knew it would be top pick for a BBC HYS. Could I be psychic?
65
12/01/2021 10:29:38 15 1
bbc
This is borderline parody
East your packed lunch before arriving at the border. Then buy a sarnie after crossing the border. Issue solved. Removed
66
12/01/2021 10:29:41 4 5
bbc
What if you feel a bit squiffy and happen to vomit? Maybe they confiscate it?
3
12/01/2021 10:23:30 30 30
bbc
Well, we are now second class citizens in Europe. This won't come as a surprise to those who didn't want Brexit, but it will probably be an unpleasant if trivial dose of reality for die hard brexiteers.
67
12/01/2021 10:29:42 6 2
bbc
How does adhering to import restrictions make us 2nd class citizens ? These rules apply to ALL non-EU citizens. We aren't being picked on.
28
12/01/2021 10:27:05 11 12
bbc
Nothing tastes as good as sovereignty feels
68
12/01/2021 10:29:43 6 3
bbc
Tell this forum what sovereignty feels like.
69
12/01/2021 10:29:43 495 31
bbc
Rules for non-members now being applied.

Some might say that it is petty but these sorts of rules exist all over the world. Just another (small) thing to get used to when travelling now.
110
12/01/2021 10:32:38 327 5
bbc
Taking certain foodstuffs across state borders in Australia in forbidden. Drive from Victoria into South Australia and you'll see signs about not transporting fruit, especially peaches.
410
12/01/2021 10:50:54 2 1
bbc
Just don't get caught in the pickle.
554
xlr
12/01/2021 10:58:33 39 12
bbc
Many people in the UK (i.e. mainly Leave voters) seemed to expect they'd get continued privileged trade and visa access because they were form UK. Rather than being treated the same as African migrants, which they more or less are to the EU now.

Reminds me of Trump rioters told they can't get on planes because they're being investigated for terrorism being completely unable to understand this.
848
12/01/2021 11:15:57 26 6
bbc
I don't remember this on the side of a bus - it should have been
950
12/01/2021 11:21:42 24 12
bbc
Yeah thanks to the old uninformed idiots who voted for this disaster.
12/01/2021 11:31:28 13 2
bbc
This isnt new anyway - i remember going to Disneyland Paris 2 years after it opened (so 2001) & we were all told you cant take meats into France, so I had to bin my chicken sandwich.
12/01/2021 12:09:05 9 1
bbc
So ? We had baby food removed when we entered the US - follow the rules rather than ignorance and bleating.
12/01/2021 12:07:13 2 3
bbc
Before we joined the EEC/EU there were strict controls on the importing of potatoes into the UK as there was significant danger from colorado beetles.
Overnight the danger vanished :-) and restrictions were listed to satisfy the continentals.
It was political protectionism then, just as it is now.
12/01/2021 13:18:46 0 3
bbc
All the same; what's wrong with the ham sandwiches now when they were fine a fortnight ago?
12/01/2021 13:31:15 0 5
bbc
Strange how we dont apply them to EU - thats because we are decent people not petty
12/01/2021 15:04:31 1 1
bbc
Many years ago I'd been hitchhiking round Europe with my boyfriend when we got to the ferry terminal to come home. There were notices on the wall saying it was forbidden to import certain food items. So, together with a few other people we met who were doing the same thing, we pooled our resources & had an impromptu picnic with the bread, cheese, pate, sliced meats & fruit we were all carrying.
12/01/2021 17:20:30 0 0
bbc
all EU drivers should be covid tested before allowed into UK ..
39
12/01/2021 10:27:52 41 42
bbc
"the driver then asked the officials if he could keep the bread, to which one replied: "No, everything will be confiscated - welcome to the Brexit, sir. I'm sorry."

Don't tell me they're not being spiteful. No wonder people wanted out.
70
MrW
12/01/2021 10:29:52 46 24
bbc
They are not being spiteful. Them's the rules. Presumably you knew this if you voted to leave.
158
12/01/2021 10:35:12 6 3
bbc
The bread isn’t banned. Why didn’t he return it. And why did the official add the jibe about brexit?
45
Jim
12/01/2021 10:28:17 153 98
bbc
Anyone surprised that BBC has yet another HYS on Brexit. I didn't vote for it but I am sure as damn sick of the BBC raking up trivial stories about sandwiches for which we can comment. Please find a proper Brexit story to report on.
71
12/01/2021 10:29:53 115 33
bbc
This has been widely reported elsewhere if you care to look.
170
12/01/2021 10:36:03 10 4
bbc
Don't bother, he doesn't.
233
Jim
12/01/2021 10:40:01 12 15
bbc
Funny that, I thought the BBC was better than the types of headlines and trivial stories that you will readily find in the gutter press and the right wing rags... clearly I was wrong.
12/01/2021 12:43:25 2 7
bbc
But the BBC allows discussion on every Brexit story, no matter how trivial, because they want to feed their following of embittered Brexit-haters.
12/01/2021 13:07:01 1 3
bbc
Widely reported on.... oh yes, the same anti-brexit sites trying to find anything they can to try and knock Brexit. Well if a driver having his sandwiches confiscated at a port (as happens elsewhere in the world) is the worst that’s happened (no massive queues at the ports etc) then I think that says everything about project fear.
72
12/01/2021 10:29:55 58 29
bbc
Ok. So long as Dutch drivers have their horrible plastic cheese confiscated that's fine.
174
12/01/2021 10:36:25 69 9
bbc
They can bring products of an animal origin into the UK, we just cant take it out. Its all in the agreement.
671
12/01/2021 11:04:57 15 5
bbc
If the countries they're travelling to have those rules then yes, the cheese will be confiscated.

Unfortunately the intellectually challenged half of the UK voted to not have a say in those rules, whilst still being beholden to them.
12/01/2021 11:31:28 4 1
bbc
if its horrible surely you want them to eat it ?
12/01/2021 12:14:26 1 1
bbc
Aw diddums
8
12/01/2021 10:23:53 66 77
bbc
Extremely petty. Better off out.
73
b
12/01/2021 10:30:00 13 2
bbc
It's because we are out. Doh!
74
12/01/2021 10:30:06 10 5
bbc
Why are people complaining about every little problem that is reported about Brexit? It's useful information. As for a HYS, you continue to comment and create the demand.
240
12/01/2021 10:40:27 1 2
bbc
But he could have thrown them in a bin or worse out of his cab window. The last foot and mouth outbreak in the UK was traced to cooked meat taken into the country and discarded
75
SAM
12/01/2021 10:30:17 16 16
bbc
This is NOT importing meat products; this is bureaucracy gone mad! This was the man's lunch, not an import - he wasn't going to sell a couple of ham sandwiches on the black market. This is jobsworth!!!
100
12/01/2021 10:32:13 3 5
bbc
Brexit gone mad. Maybe you knew you were voting for it.
122
Pip
12/01/2021 10:33:04 1 1
bbc
Pretty naive...........?
159
12/01/2021 10:35:12 2 1
bbc
bureaucracy never goes mad. the people who make it, make more money, if they make more of it.
163
12/01/2021 10:35:29 5 2
bbc
Gammoner getting angry about some gammon. Perfect.
184
12/01/2021 10:37:05 3 1
bbc
It's not about selling ham sandwiches on the black market; but about allowing germs to enter a country in unknown, non-sterile food products, and subsequently infect every farm animal in the country with some deadly disease. Have you already forgotten about Foot and Mouth Disease in 2001?
301
12/01/2021 10:44:12 3 1
bbc
It's the new rules after leaving the EU.
76
12/01/2021 10:30:18 7 9
bbc
amazing daily mail style article, but the national broadcasting company did not point out whether it was food for sale, or the drivers packed lunch.

small details. BBC. miss. gr8.
151
12/01/2021 10:34:51 4 2
bbc
It doesnt matter if it was packed for sale or someones packed lunch. You cant bring products of animal origin in, regardless. Says so right there in the article.
Try learning to read before commenting.
291
12/01/2021 10:43:30 1 1
bbc
Tin foil wrapped sandwiches is a clue.
584
12/01/2021 10:59:52 1 1
bbc
It does not matter whether it was food for sale or just the drivers packed lunch! Either way, there was a possibility for it to have been carrying the germs for some fatal livestock disease.
77
12/01/2021 10:30:18 3 2
bbc
Bet the drivers were cheesed off, rhings will still be butter off in the future,
8
12/01/2021 10:23:53 66 77
bbc
Extremely petty. Better off out.
78
12/01/2021 10:30:25 13 2
bbc
Remember the foot and mouth outbreak in the UK some ten years ago, it was traced to cooked meet illegal brought into the UK. The failure of our customs to stop it cost the UK taxpayer billions of pounds.
140
12/01/2021 10:34:03 1 10
bbc
And your point is?
20
12/01/2021 10:26:19 28 23
bbc
And here comes the usual ire from Brexiteers who are upset at any other countries controlling their borders...
79
12/01/2021 10:30:27 4 5
bbc
Laughter more like
221
12/01/2021 10:39:35 2 2
bbc
I see a lot of moaning "more like"
80
12/01/2021 10:30:34 282 60
bbc
Everybody knows this is the process if you go to USA or Australia you don't take food through customs,if lorry drivers do the same hope our border patrol do the same & remove there food just get breakfast on the ferry or motorway cafes in Europe problem sorted stupid headline story by the BBC
124
12/01/2021 10:33:13 88 75
bbc
Thanks - I'll remember that the next time my lorry arrives in Auz.
138
12/01/2021 10:33:53 12 2
bbc
This has been widely reported elsewhere if you cared to look
231
12/01/2021 10:40:00 9 17
bbc
"Everybody knows this is the process if you go to USA or Australia you don't take food through customs"

True - but why isn't this law enforced on other EU borders?

I went through from Serbia with no issues at all.
893
12/01/2021 11:18:29 8 3
bbc
We don't do the same. We don't have the infrastructures. Everybody and everything is welcome on our side. A boon for smugglers
12/01/2021 11:50:37 1 4
bbc
Customs X-Ray machine reveals hidden sandwich.
12/01/2021 12:14:24 3 3
bbc
Some poeple here really do not know the true meaning of Third World Country. Making out as if we will live in mud huts for the next 20 years. The true meaning really has nothing to do with social status or being in/out of the EU.
Cal
12/01/2021 13:10:32 3 2
bbc
Don't miss the point of this article - up to Dec 31st it was taken for granted that a lorry driver could take his lunch to work with him into the EU. There's no actual material change or any increased risk in them doing so now, just the terms of the brilliant 'oven-ready' Brexit deal. Of course we will change our habits to avoid this problem, but it's a freedom that has been taken away.
12/01/2021 15:32:52 1 2
bbc
quitters don't - apparantly it's the EU being difficult ??
12/01/2021 17:23:09 1 0
bbc
Yet UK allows EU drivers with Covid come into the country
12/01/2021 20:48:10 0 1
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but i thought the EU had the highest standards in the world
BBC when will you stop this bitching about Brexit? We have left - move on and grow up! Removed
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12/01/2021 10:30:39 49 12
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Why do Brexiteers want to move on? Is it because they don't want to talk about the mess they've created?
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12/01/2021 10:36:43 17 8
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This is correct. Personal responsibility is an alien concept to Brexiteers.
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12/01/2021 10:25:12 218 129
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The remainers were right all along, this is a disaster!!!

Seriously, beeb, why are you even reporting this non event let alone having a "have your say" on it?
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12/01/2021 10:30:56 24 4
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All other media sites are reporting the same.
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12/01/2021 10:33:38 17 35
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They are equally petty and desperate. Strange how they are very reluctant to report on the many positive aspects of Brexit.
12/01/2021 13:25:26 0 3
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All pigs from the same trough.
BBC when will you stop this bitching about Brexit? We have left - move on and grow up! Removed
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12/01/2021 10:31:01 43 11
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Yes, how dare they report on the difficulties that brexit has caused....

You lot are literally arguing to live in ignorance.
BBC when will you stop this bitching about Brexit? We have left - move on and grow up! Removed
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12/01/2021 10:31:02 35 11
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Just a small entry in the ever growing list of problems caused by the brexit vote. Those bitching about reading about them in the news need to grow up, or are you asking for censorship to stop people becoming aware of these problems?
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12/01/2021 10:39:25 4 9
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These BBC HYS are decided by a one sided censorship already.
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12/01/2021 10:29:13 117 40
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I wonder if we'll reciprocate this gesture when delivery drivers come into the UK from the EU?
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12/01/2021 10:31:05 91 19
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That depends on what Johnson signed up to.
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12/01/2021 10:52:07 14 3
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Could be anything then, presumably this went past the first side of A4 so he has no clue........
12/01/2021 12:48:44 1 1
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He has sovereignty. It´s what it´s all about. Apparently.
LH
12/01/2021 15:23:34 0 2
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... and Parliament ratified, of ALL parties!!
PB
12/01/2021 15:55:57 1 1
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Your making an assumption he read it.
12/01/2021 20:14:14 0 0
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nonsense. the uk parliment ratified the agreement.
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12/01/2021 10:23:08 75 42
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So what happens if I go to Lidl and buy german bread and Italian salami can I take it to the EU
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12/01/2021 10:31:13 58 52
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Don't buy it.
12/01/2021 11:26:51 4 4
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But British not good products... remember those wonky mugs that had buy British on them?
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jon
12/01/2021 10:31:15 79 3
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Best to eat it on the ferrry before arrival.
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12/01/2021 10:33:53 30 2
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applies to a lot of things..
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12/01/2021 11:11:52 1 2
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They might confiscate when you 'pass it through'.
12/01/2021 12:30:13 0 6
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Nah - eat it right there & then in front of them.
Their faces when you do so make an excellent sauce :)
LH
12/01/2021 15:24:04 0 3
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... and then puked on the Customs Official's boots!!
12/01/2021 17:26:38 0 0
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probably was an EU product
13/01/2021 02:35:05 0 0
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Become a ham sandwich smuggler. [For the moderator that was a joke. 'JOKE']
13/01/2021 08:10:03 0 0
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Personally, when I drive into the EU area I always buy local cuisine.
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12/01/2021 10:27:01 38 40
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If them's the rules then fair enough. But it reflects all that is wrong with EU bureaucracy that enforcing illegal movement of sandwiches is a priority at its borders. Ironic that they can let a trailer full of murdered frozen bodies through but can intercept individual supplies of processed cheese for personal consumption
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12/01/2021 10:31:26 9 2
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This is in the trade agreement we signed and Parliament voted for.
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12/01/2021 10:27:52 41 42
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"the driver then asked the officials if he could keep the bread, to which one replied: "No, everything will be confiscated - welcome to the Brexit, sir. I'm sorry."

Don't tell me they're not being spiteful. No wonder people wanted out.
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b
12/01/2021 10:31:26 10 2
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This is a direct consequence of being "out", not a reason for voting to be out in 2016.
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12/01/2021 10:31:42 2 6
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The dutch are being a little silly. No bike parts, no ham sandwiches, and now they want to ban us having a spliff in their Amsterdam cafes. I wonder if it has something to do with them being stopping from dredging the seas of fish with their super trawlers.
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12/01/2021 10:29:28 19 19
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This is purely vindictive. As someone who goes through the ‘non-eu’ gates I can tell you that I have never been searched for food.

And these are the people you wanted a political union with? I know who future generations will be thanking.
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12/01/2021 10:31:46 3 1
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"Okay, so we take them all." -

the voice of red tape. sort of, red tape, with a white circle in the middle and a black four-pronged symbol.
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12/01/2021 10:31:46 198 15
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Majority of comments will most likely be banal comments from people who like to make banal comments.

However this is an EU rule and we are no longer in the EU.

We'd be the first to complain if contaminated meat was imported in from "foreigners".

Mad cow disease is real, ask my wife.
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12/01/2021 11:21:55 49 11
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This is a question for GrimeReaper's wife:

Hello, is mad cow disease real?
12/01/2021 12:29:04 8 1
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I think a lot of people will be upset that they don't have the special treatment that their sense of overwhelming entitlement thinks they should.
12/01/2021 12:41:05 3 4
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They wouldn`t be applying the rule had we still been in the EU so their arguments about animal welfare are a nonesence.
12/01/2021 12:41:34 3 6
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Or swine fever from Germany where it is rampant.
12/01/2021 12:43:22 5 4
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Was it not the case the substandard animal feed imported from Belgian was identified as the cause of the UK BSE outbreak?
12/01/2021 13:35:56 5 2
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Well , she did marry you .
12/01/2021 20:39:57 0 1
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follow the science.
12/01/2021 20:44:28 0 0
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does your wife have bse?
13/01/2021 11:02:46 0 0
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Yes a Dutch technique using German machinery. UK Vets were against it, but lobbying for industry overcame them. Rather similar to Foot & Mouth with lobbying reducing controls against existing veterinary recommendations and resulting in more disaster. Industry and profiteers (Lobby groups) have a lot to answer for.
13/01/2021 16:53:32 0 0
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Naughty !
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12/01/2021 10:31:47 3 8
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Didn’t we just know the BBC would use this topic for a HYS to create more division in the U.K.
It says more about the BBC than anything else!
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12/01/2021 11:11:27 1 1
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Only to those with a gammon brain - normal people see it's the petty rules we chose to return to when we shut the door on the EU.
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12/01/2021 10:26:15 27 20
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Another brexit fear becomes reality.

And if you are nothern irish you will also spot emptier shelves due to border issues.

Well done quitters, you are breaking the country
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12/01/2021 10:31:53 0 2
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"Another brexit fear becomes reality."

I agree. I spent many a sleepless night wondering if border guards were going to confiscate my cheese butty..........

This will, as you say, break the country.

Barrel. Bottom. Scraping.
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12/01/2021 10:24:42 55 64
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Many of the people alive in the Netherlands now were recipients of food during and after the second world war, as the Germans had left them starving and worse.

The majority of cross channel truckers will also be fellow EU members.

Talk about petty bureaucratic nonsense.
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12/01/2021 10:31:53 18 3
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If we are going to dredge up history, we should be grateful for the dutch for coming in and helping the english overthrow king james....
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12/01/2021 10:44:15 2 5
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And that's within living memory is it? Grow up. By the way, James II was being supported by the Spanish and the French.
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12/01/2021 10:47:31 3 1
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If only they could do the same to that other petulant catholic, Jacob Rees Mogg.
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12/01/2021 10:23:08 75 42
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So what happens if I go to Lidl and buy german bread and Italian salami can I take it to the EU
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12/01/2021 10:31:55 19 1
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You might be OK *if* it is still sealed in its original packaging and within the date stamp; but this is exactly the sort of thing you are supposed to check before crossing any international border.
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12/01/2021 10:27:52 16 15
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Petty.
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12/01/2021 10:32:07 4 10
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Extremely. I hope that they are applying the same standard (idiotic though it is - is a ham sandwich suddenly going to run off and infect livestock ?!! ) to ALL drivers passing through and not just British drivers ?

If I was a trucker I'd just stand in front of them and eat it instead of handing it over !
12/01/2021 12:33:19 1 1
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Removing the food is because that's how diseases spread; through food.

Did you notice there's a bit of a problem with a disease spreading? No?
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12/01/2021 10:23:48 34 35
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Serves us right!! Anyone who thought Brexit was a 'good idea' should also have their sandwiches confiscated...
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12/01/2021 10:32:08 2 11
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Still not grown up l see!!
12/01/2021 12:43:41 1 1
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I have not seen one, 'mature', rational argument for Brexit. And you tell me to 'grow up'.
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12/01/2021 10:28:21 14 15
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So overnight our meat and bread and plague ridden.....Pathetic
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12/01/2021 10:32:13 12 2
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No. Overnight UK chose to change the rule for us by leaving the EU. Same rule has always been there, just never applied to us.
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SAM
12/01/2021 10:30:17 16 16
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This is NOT importing meat products; this is bureaucracy gone mad! This was the man's lunch, not an import - he wasn't going to sell a couple of ham sandwiches on the black market. This is jobsworth!!!
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12/01/2021 10:32:13 3 5
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Brexit gone mad. Maybe you knew you were voting for it.
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12/01/2021 10:42:09 2 1
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Sorry, customs at Amsterdam airport used to do exactly the same in the 90s.... nothing new. Even when we were in the EU.