Tesco: Brexit disruption 'is a challenge not a crisis'
14/01/2021 | news | business | 1,577
New Brexit trade rules mean Britain's biggest supermarket faces problems importing some fruit, meat and ready meals.
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14/01/2021 11:18:41 76 26
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This is what the chumps voted for let them live with it
The people of N. Ireland voted to remain in EU. It was the Little Englanders who voted out. Removed
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14/01/2021 11:24:32 19 1
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Sadly the majority of N Ireland did not, and now they're paying for the sovereignty wet dream of others
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14/01/2021 11:30:57 8 19
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On the plus side we avoided the EU's disastrous joint vaccine procurement. To say nothing of getting rid of tampon tax and no longer getting fined for speeding in Europe!
Swings and roundabouts......
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14/01/2021 12:27:44 4 4
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Aww insults. Bless
14/01/2021 16:45:15 3 0
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We will, I suppose you will refuse a vaccine shot then, seeing it was Brexit Britain that kick started the European vaccination program - ask Bild.
14/01/2021 17:14:47 0 0
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DUP are boycotting EU produce
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14/01/2021 11:18:51 97 24
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Arlene Foster got thrown under a big red bus, and she took two million people with her.
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14/01/2021 11:34:42 63 13
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The DUP spent thousands on pro-Leave adverts in Scotland and the NE England. I think she is getting precisely what she wished for!
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14/01/2021 11:45:59 6 1
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Arlene Foster's DUP campaigned FOR Leave! They spent thousands on pro-Leave adverts.
Although surprising most of them were in Mainland GB!
14/01/2021 17:13:00 0 1
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DUP is boycotting EU made produce
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14/01/2021 11:19:32 5 2
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That'll save thousands of lives in NI then, who said Brexit wouldn't have positive benefits?
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14/01/2021 11:20:17 92 13
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Johnson told the Hauliers that they should send all the paperwork to him. I'm sure Gove would help him fill them all in.
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14/01/2021 11:25:02 64 11
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Provided it doesn't go beyond one side of A4 hey then he loses interest.......
14/01/2021 16:00:01 1 0
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I think you have to use a pen, not a crayon.
14/01/2021 16:29:02 1 0
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you do know that 4 out of 5 trucks were passing through the EU border controls without any problem, the other one is probably all the RHA & CBI truckers who spent their time moaning about Brexit instead of reading up on the changed paper work. ;-)
14/01/2021 17:13:14 0 0
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DUP is boycotting EU made produce ...
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14/01/2021 11:20:26 168 64
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Brexit the disaster that keeps on giving
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14/01/2021 11:39:55 69 12
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Self inflicted in NI by unionists given that the DUP campaigned for leave. Although somewhat surprisingly most of their money was spent on adverts in mainland GB!
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14/01/2021 12:26:08 3 5
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Might be a good idea to look up 'disaster' in the dictionary ??
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14/01/2021 14:54:51 6 8
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Remainers - The disaster that keep on moaning
14/01/2021 17:10:48 0 2
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EU is starving NI
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14/01/2021 11:20:49 82 16
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We can't even send food around the UK because of Brexit, it might get easier in the future but it's still created an extra cost the consumers will ultimately have to pay for.
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14/01/2021 11:56:44 51 12
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It will get easier because NI supermarkets will just source all of their food from ROI. You might even see Tesco and Sainsburys selling their NI stores to SuperValu or Dunnes.

Result = less tax paid in UK and fewer UK jobs.
14/01/2021 17:13:53 0 4
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No its the EU starving NI
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14/01/2021 11:21:19 319 97
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Remember during the election Boris categorically said his oven ready deal would not create a trade border between N. Ireland and GB?

He wasn't telling the truth was he?

May went on TV and said no British PM would ever do it.

Boris did. He sold the UK union down the river for Brexit.
When he was clearly drunk? Never trust a Tory kids....... Removed
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14/01/2021 11:26:31 38 12
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Sulk lies, it's what he does
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14/01/2021 11:50:59 25 91
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He didn't t the EU insisted on it send you complaints to them
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14/01/2021 11:52:28 22 59
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I'm no defender of Boris or the government but the oven ready deal referred to the divorce agreement enacted 31st January 2020 when we left the EU.
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14/01/2021 11:55:09 11 8
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Lots of MP's and MSP's not telling the truth,,,

Some even under investigation and possible breaches of ministerial code..

Shocking indeed to all of this
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14/01/2021 12:06:47 21 44
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It doesn’t matter really in the scheme of things

6 months for all the things to bed in

Nothing works in the first day

As for Boris and lies

Brexiteers did not hang on their every word

We just needed a lightning rod to get the job done, that is all Boris & Nigel were

Come back in 6 months
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14/01/2021 12:11:23 6 22
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The NI situation is a direct consequence of May and Oily Robbins conceding to the EU from the very beginning of May's laughable withdrawal agreement, aka EU capitulation/BRINO agreement. Bojo had little chance to change this in the time he had so blame May for NI ... add it to all her other dismal failures as a so called politician.
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14/01/2021 12:14:52 5 21
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Yawn ... another BBC EU remoaner echo chamber opens up. Perhaps the BBC should hand out virtual buckets you lot can weep into ... and little virtual blankets you can take to your safe spaces and suck on. Funny stuff.
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14/01/2021 12:38:33 2 10
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The ready meals aren't ready. Brexit is done, time to move on fella...
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14/01/2021 12:59:45 10 0
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He would sell his granny down the river too if it benefited him.
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14/01/2021 13:03:10 12 1
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With the DUP clapping and cheering it on... You couldn't make it up...
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14/01/2021 15:44:58 0 1
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You, the Scots and Irish should be happy then, none of them want the Union - well, not quite, the Scots do, only their vociferous political activists don't. As for the Irish, who knows, the Irish Government won't sanction a referendum on the subject, I wonder why?
14/01/2021 16:03:28 3 1
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66% of the Tory Membership (average age 74, English, very comfortable thank you) when polled by the Tory Party (so no 'lefty liberal communist' influence there) ticked the box that said 'Brexit was more important than Union'
So why is anyone surprised?
14/01/2021 16:36:38 0 3
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To please a few dodgy billionaires.
A day closer to a reunited Irish Island.
Bless Boris.
14/01/2021 17:09:09 2 2
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The answer is we need to get away from buying EU produce like horse meat labelled as beef

More British produce
xlr
14/01/2021 20:09:51 0 0
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I briefly had a look at the paperwork that suppliers need to import from GB to NI and vice versa.

It's not ridiculous, but it is overly onerous. Nobody's going to go through this. They'll just buy EU produce.
14/01/2021 22:22:52 1 0
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Boris' 'oven ready deal' was the withdrawl agreement of last January, not the trade deal

But inconvenient facts never stood in the way of 'Project Fear', eh undemocratic bad-losers?
15/01/2021 06:54:54 0 0
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Did Boris cause it, or did the EU ??
most of the problems are punishment for leaving, the attitude most disliked
by the British Public, the reason most of us voted to leave.
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14/01/2021 11:21:27 7 3
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There have been a few shortages at Tesco in England too - no oranges in my local one in the SE.
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14/01/2021 11:28:12 5 2
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Plenty of oranges in my local village shop!
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14/01/2021 11:21:27 13 12
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It is sad to many people used the GFA and N Ireland as a big stick to attack brexit, rather than actually giving a s**t about the people of NI.

You should be ashamed.
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14/01/2021 11:23:56 12 4
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Shame the Conservative and Unionist party don't seem to be very Unionist at all isn't it. They own this shambles
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14/01/2021 11:28:13 8 3
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We do give a "s**t" about the people of Northern Island and we also give a "s**t" that it is Brexit that is inflicting these woes on them and that the people of NI did not vote for Brexit but that England imposed on them in the name of democracy.
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14/01/2021 11:31:14 5 0
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And if you really do care about the people of NI maybe you should actually listen to them. They voted against brexit. Maybe try actually listening to the business groups in NI - they have been pleading with the UK government to have practical border controls ever since the referendum.
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14/01/2021 11:27:41 2 1
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What else do you expect from lefties! They seem to be a miserable bunch that like to moan about everything. Ireland has always been troublesome, the UK is probably better off out of it. Let it unite and be a thorn in the side of the EU instead.
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14/01/2021 11:59:18 1 2
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You should be ashamed, of using brexit as a big stick to threaten GFA and NI citizens, to get your own way at any cost.
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14/01/2021 11:21:33 34 7
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Brandon Lewis in his ivory tower is going to lose his nut when he finds out after all there is a border down the North Sea.

https://twitter.com/brandonlewis/status/1345057483887411200

Still what would he know hey, he's not Sec of State for N.Ire is he..........
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MVS
14/01/2021 11:21:42 16 12
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The headline does not actually reflect the article...AGAIN!
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14/01/2021 11:31:36 11 0
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Headline: Tesco sees disruption to some NI food supplies

Article: Tesco says it has seen some disruption to food supplies in Northern Ireland since trading arrangements with the EU changed on 1 January.

Boss Ken Murphy said there had been "limited disruption" to imports of food such as citrus fruit and ready meals.

so.... what isn't reflected?
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14/01/2021 11:21:56 12 31
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The EU are just making life difficult fr everyone, because they can.
Taking sandwiches off lorry drivers, what next? sweets from children!
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14/01/2021 11:23:03 24 7
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We left, why should we get any preferential treatment?
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14/01/2021 11:23:08 9 1
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Probably applying border controls next.......
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14/01/2021 11:26:41 10 0
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Trade agreements must be followed on all sides - that’s what it means to have one. We signed it so we need to follow it, unless you’re suggesting the EU pick and choose those rules it follows?
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14/01/2021 11:26:54 14 4
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Dont talk crap. Rules are rules THIS is what brexit lovers voted for this is your mess YOU OWN IT. So don't you dare pass the buck this is all down to you lot.
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14/01/2021 11:28:15 11 0
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You've got used to easy travel between countries you mean?
Have you tried taking food in to any nonEU country before, if you have, you'll know you can't.
It was also the same if you tried to bring nonEU food in to the UK a while ago.
They're not making life difficult, that's the rules and that's what the UK voted to have imposed.
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14/01/2021 11:31:00 7 3
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How is the EU to blame for the UK imposing a trade barrier between two parts of the UK? Is there no depths to which Brexiteers will sink in order to try and blame anyone and everyone but themselves for the mess they created?
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14/01/2021 11:44:46 0 0
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This is how it was. I remember 40 years ago an English friend was stopped taking English sausages into Germany at customs control in Munich airport. In the end they just laughed at him and allowed him in.
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14/01/2021 11:30:36 6 0
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YoU wOn, GeT oVeR iT
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14/01/2021 11:22:08 86 17
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Thank goodness this Brexit deal has kept NI as a full part of the UK with no border down the Irish Sea and BoJo the clown and Farage promised.
I bet that the DUP are glad that they spent so much money backing the leave campaign now that Irish unity looks almost certain in the near future!
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14/01/2021 11:27:15 33 77
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Just a reminder: it was the EU who insisted on this arrangement. It was not what the UK wanted.
Before the agreement we had a lot of smug stuff about "we don't need to go through the UK to reach Ireland, we can go round". So do it. I see some ferry companies have taken that step already. Very welcome as it means less traffic on UK roads.
14/01/2021 17:13:34 1 2
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Boris gave up the fish stocks too
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14/01/2021 11:22:53 46 7
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Looks like the main border we need to take back control of is the one that we created in the Irish Sea.
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14/01/2021 11:27:56 39 6
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you mean JOHNSON created not "we"! He did it one afternoon with Varodka in the grounds of a stately home in Merseyside tried to renege on the deal and treaty prior to the EU trade deal then threw the DUP back under the bus at its conclusion DUP you trusted Johnson pay the price
14/01/2021 17:15:07 1 1
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EU wants to unite Ireland . no secret
14/01/2021 17:43:05 1 0
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I don't think we are in the pickle your name suggests
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14/01/2021 11:23:03 260 99
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Supply chain issues

Empty shelves

Food shortages

What exactly is the point of Brexit? I am yet to hear one convincing reason. Increased sovereignty? What does that even mean?
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14/01/2021 11:24:29 101 167
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People keep telling you but you don't want to hear.
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14/01/2021 11:28:26 20 29
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Look at the empty shelves in question. Sandwiches, these have a 24 hour shelf life and have always been bought to meet the lunchtime demand. I don't like to jump to conclusions but I challenge you to find a full sandwich shelf at 3pm in any supermarket.
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14/01/2021 11:35:09 65 3
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Last week the Daily Express were celebrating that the new Brexit deal meant that Norwegian fisherman could no longer fish in British waters so that could be a win in the Brexit column.

Although a day later the Daily Express were complaining that British fisherman were no longer allowed to fish in Norwegian waters so that might negate the above win.
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14/01/2021 11:37:21 44 4
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Sovereignty for England, so we can tell the Scots what to do and complain when the French show us how to take control of borders by closing their border to us at a few hours notice
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14/01/2021 11:47:34 7 22
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Talking rubbish like the rest of your kind on this site.
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14/01/2021 11:50:49 29 5
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Daily Mail who have been championing Brexit for the past five years published a table of changes post Brexit. It didn't contain one single benefit of Brexit. They can't lie any more, it is the disaster that half of us predicted.
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14/01/2021 11:51:49 5 26
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So because you can't understand it it must be bad?
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14/01/2021 11:55:01 3 5
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At least it gives you something to do everyday.
It means the Queen is up the duff MVP Removed
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14/01/2021 12:18:57 8 3
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Well said.when did we ever lose sovereignty at all?never heard or read a cogent argument for brexit.most peoples reasons are purely racist and facile.
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14/01/2021 12:29:25 4 1
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We get lots more paperwork when we export to the EU and NI, but we will have blue passports now. Think you aren't getting the risks and benefits balance right.
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14/01/2021 12:30:29 4 8
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Just because any argument is not enough to convince you, does not mean it isn't a valid argument.
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14/01/2021 12:58:21 10 3
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Increased sovereignty means:
a) Boris & chums are less restricted in things they do to make the country worse
b) More paperwork
c) A new trade border with Ireland
d) Allowing Trump to dictate terms to us, because we don't have the clout of the EU.
e) Aggravating the incoming US administration by jeopardising the Good Friday agreement.

What hasn't changed is:
f) Using the EU as a scapegoat.
Have you went hungry?

Stop with the crap.
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14/01/2021 11:21:56 12 31
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The EU are just making life difficult fr everyone, because they can.
Taking sandwiches off lorry drivers, what next? sweets from children!
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14/01/2021 11:23:03 24 7
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We left, why should we get any preferential treatment?
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14/01/2021 11:21:56 12 31
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The EU are just making life difficult fr everyone, because they can.
Taking sandwiches off lorry drivers, what next? sweets from children!
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14/01/2021 11:23:08 9 1
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Probably applying border controls next.......
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14/01/2021 11:25:52 7 1
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Those devils
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14/01/2021 11:23:31 7 10
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Is this a cynical ploy for a United ireland....food supplies uninterrupted from the republic? Has Boris sold out the unionists who stupidly propped up May?
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14/01/2021 11:25:24 17 3
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We're out, you "won"... but still you look for someone to blame.
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14/01/2021 11:32:23 5 0
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No - the DUP cynically paid for adverts in Scotland NE England in support of leave! Unionists are reaping the rewards of their own stupidity and short-sightedness.
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14/01/2021 11:26:01 3 1
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Anyone who trusts Johnson is indisputably stupid that said most of what Paisley junior said actually stands up
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14/01/2021 11:18:41 76 26
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This is what the chumps voted for let them live with it
The people of N. Ireland voted to remain in EU. It was the Little Englanders who voted out. Removed
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14/01/2021 11:29:37 12 1
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The DUP spent a bus load of money in mainland GB with adverts for the leave campaign - go figure!
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14/01/2021 12:10:17 0 2
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little englander here.... i vote to stay thanks..
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14/01/2021 11:21:27 13 12
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It is sad to many people used the GFA and N Ireland as a big stick to attack brexit, rather than actually giving a s**t about the people of NI.

You should be ashamed.
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14/01/2021 11:23:56 12 4
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Shame the Conservative and Unionist party don't seem to be very Unionist at all isn't it. They own this shambles
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14/01/2021 11:24:12 14 26
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More project fear by the bbc who are remainers. I thought the BBC was supposed to be impartial. I know someone in Northern Ireland and they say that they haven’t found any shortages so what is the real truth?
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14/01/2021 11:33:00 7 8
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You will never again find the "real truth" anywhere on the BBC. You will find some of the most sophisticated manipulations of News, and of opinions. There are no shortages of any VITAL foodstuffs anywhere in the UK ! there are some inevitable distribution problems as new systems bed in. Those are unadulterated facts. The rest of the article is manipulation of public opinion.
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14/01/2021 12:38:19 2 1
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There are no "remainers" any more: we left already. What you now have is millions of people with the power of foresight saying "lordy, what a surprise! Brexit is proving a disaster just as we anticipated"
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14/01/2021 11:23:03 260 99
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Supply chain issues

Empty shelves

Food shortages

What exactly is the point of Brexit? I am yet to hear one convincing reason. Increased sovereignty? What does that even mean?
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14/01/2021 11:24:29 101 167
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People keep telling you but you don't want to hear.
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14/01/2021 11:27:59 53 5
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Well you tell us what it means, if you can.
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14/01/2021 11:29:51 46 9
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I cannot hear either, but I would like to. Please spell out in simple terms, what exactly are the advantages?
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14/01/2021 11:32:15 42 6
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Looking forward to you telling MVP the point of Brexit
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14/01/2021 11:36:28 60 9
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It was something to do with the colour of the passport wasn't it?
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14/01/2021 11:39:21 56 8
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I've been asking for 4 years and all I ever get is total silence! Please, I genuinely want to know what the benefits of Brexit are. Can you tell me?
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14/01/2021 12:07:27 14 2
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No really - please tell us. See if you can avoid jingoistic nonsense about passports, taking back control, sovereignty and immigration. Because NONE of those things is either intelligible or real.
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14/01/2021 12:22:24 11 3
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You still haven't answered the question,are you taking lessons from Boris, Patel?
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14/01/2021 12:33:34 10 3
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And still you cannot tell me one benefit.
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14/01/2021 12:45:35 2 1
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All ears fire so away ... you might want to listen to this
https://soundcloud.com/catherine-barnard/the-eu-uk-brexit-trade-deal
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14/01/2021 13:13:18 6 1
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Come on Tallulah, why don't you spell them out then, so we finally know, The benefits and positive changes please.
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14/01/2021 11:18:41 76 26
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This is what the chumps voted for let them live with it
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14/01/2021 11:24:32 19 1
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Sadly the majority of N Ireland did not, and now they're paying for the sovereignty wet dream of others
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14/01/2021 11:21:19 319 97
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Remember during the election Boris categorically said his oven ready deal would not create a trade border between N. Ireland and GB?

He wasn't telling the truth was he?

May went on TV and said no British PM would ever do it.

Boris did. He sold the UK union down the river for Brexit.
When he was clearly drunk? Never trust a Tory kids....... Removed
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14/01/2021 11:24:46 5 12
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All part of taking back control and free trade, What's the problem
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14/01/2021 11:41:21 2 3
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It seems the reality doesn't match up to the fantasy in the brochures
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14/01/2021 11:24:47 9 16
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Where is all this major disruption that we were promised ?
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14/01/2021 11:29:22 15 6
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You can't see it when your head is buried in the sand
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14/01/2021 11:20:17 92 13
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Johnson told the Hauliers that they should send all the paperwork to him. I'm sure Gove would help him fill them all in.
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14/01/2021 11:25:02 64 11
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Provided it doesn't go beyond one side of A4 hey then he loses interest.......
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14/01/2021 11:25:05 137 43
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Please don't mention this is Project Fear becoming Project Reality, the red bus or BJ's election promises; it really upsets the Quitters.
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14/01/2021 11:53:52 82 25
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Well :

This is definitely Project Fear becoming Project Reality.
There was that red bus with a liar slogan on it.
And BJs election promises were BS.
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jon
14/01/2021 12:01:12 7 9
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But it was remainer’s who told us we should stay in the single market. NI is still in the single market so a bit of extra paperwork is required. Get used to it.
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14/01/2021 12:12:32 7 10
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Yes I remember project fear well, the serious threats of slight disruption in the supply of citrus fruits and some ready meals.
Hang on, Project fear hasn't become reality at all, there is at best mild inconvenience.
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14/01/2021 13:31:14 2 5
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No one cares! It was not then and is not now any issue or any product we care about.
14/01/2021 16:23:07 1 1
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It amuses me, 'how are the mighty fallen', who heard of 'Dutch Bike Bitz' in the first project fear, or 'Irish truckers needing a new Ferry' - what have they to do with the UK, other than the Dutch won't trade because they don't like UK VAT - remainers are always on about Amazon's VAT scams, then they rejoice because some tiny bike shop stops selling because they don't want to collect UK VAT!
14/01/2021 17:11:58 1 1
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Remoaners never accept the out come
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14/01/2021 11:25:14 134 27
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Still, looking on the bright side, about 2 weeks now into our "freedom from the EU". That first weekly £350 million the NHS were promised should be in their account any time soon.
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14/01/2021 11:38:38 38 35
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TM increased the NHS budget by more than that in her time
If you still believe that BS then there really is no hope for you
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14/01/2021 12:14:03 8 14
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The NHS budget has increase by more than the £350M already not including the writing off of NHS trusts debt.
But don't let that get in the way of out dated ill-informed anti-brexit ramblings
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14/01/2021 14:17:28 4 4
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I think you will find the government is giving the NHS far more than £350m a week at the moment.

Money we would have been sending to Brussels to fund inefficient French farmers, Polish religious theme parks and Hungarian Steam Railways.
14/01/2021 16:26:01 0 0
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Do keep up, more than that has been poured in during this covid hysteria, hasn't done a great deal to reform that Sacred Cow mind you.
14/01/2021 17:11:33 1 0
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EU has gone bankrupt due to Covid
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NHS been shafted by population increase by EU nationals
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Is this a cynical ploy for a United ireland....food supplies uninterrupted from the republic? Has Boris sold out the unionists who stupidly propped up May?
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14/01/2021 11:25:24 17 3
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We're out, you "won"... but still you look for someone to blame.
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14/01/2021 11:25:28 21 7
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Having the best of both worlds not quite working out for them yet
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14/01/2021 11:28:49 15 5
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The majority of the country voted to remain, why do you want to take joy in the hardship they didn't ask for?
14/01/2021 16:56:58 2 0
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The Irish shouldn't have played hard ball over the GFA, now they've stuffed their farmers and hauliers. What comes around goes around as they say. ;-)
14/01/2021 17:19:20 1 0
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No deal was the better option
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Stena moves new boat from Belfast - Liverpool to Rosslare - Cherbourg route due to demand of direct Ireland - Europe sailing. Meanwhile fishermen are losing 1000's because they can't sell fresh British seafood to Europe. This is just the beginning of post Brexit reality. And don't forget leavers - you voted for this.
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Happy to be out of the EU political superstate - businesses will sort the rest in due course
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14/01/2021 11:43:16 13 27
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lol, project fear. But I thought it would all happen on Jan 1st - you know, empty shelves, no medicines, sky falling etc. Now, apparently it's just beginning...again, lol.
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14/01/2021 12:18:17 7 11
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With 3 sailings a week - takes 2 days!
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14/01/2021 13:32:41 2 5
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Freeze the fish or leave it in the sea.
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14/01/2021 13:46:42 1 4
bbc
Leavers did not vote for this. MPs voted Brexit through based on the advisory stalemate vote. The political leaders even adjusted their MPs to Brexit supporters. Then Boris negotiated. The blame lies entirely in those you elected to power in the GE and not the referendum.
865
14/01/2021 14:36:08 4 1
bbc
It's a 10 hour sailing so best case journey time will be 11 hours by the time you have checked in. If there is only two boats then if you miss the last sailing then it's going to take a full day. But the big worry is Rosaaire has plans to become a container port that will cost hundreds of Irish wagon drivers jobs
950
14/01/2021 15:30:38 3 2
bbc
That is diverting traffic that used the UK as a "land bridge" to the EU, as the journey time and cost was shorter.

That's hundreds of polluting HGV's taken off our roads, causing wear and tear and congestion, and contributing nothing to the UK economy.

That's a win in my book.
14/01/2021 15:57:29 2 0
bbc
French farmers and fishermen will resist this intrusion into their market- Cherbourg being way off any route into the heart of the EU, following the 16+ hours ferry crossing
14/01/2021 16:03:12 3 0
bbc
We did, & we kick-started vaccinations across Europe. Good for Stena, the Irish need ships if they don't want to use the UK land-bridge, though their Fresh Food will probably avoid them as the journey is too long according to the Irish Times. Means UK roads will have less Irish trucks, though the Irish hauliers will need to buy more trucks because the UK land bridge was quicker. Win-win!
14/01/2021 16:33:44 2 0
bbc
I thought Fishing was irrelevant a few wees ago, don't make it an issue to stop a trade deal said remainers, and now.....it's an issue..... how fickle
33
14/01/2021 11:25:46 4 12
bbc
Ironic given Tesco have spent years reducing choice, both in terms of competition and what's on the shelves in their shops.
17
14/01/2021 11:23:08 9 1
bbc
Probably applying border controls next.......
34
14/01/2021 11:25:52 7 1
bbc
Those devils
35
14/01/2021 11:25:57 111 21
bbc
Remember when Priti Patel suggested using food shortages to force Ireland to agree a deal?
41
14/01/2021 11:27:29 57 14
bbc
The horrible irony
49
14/01/2021 11:28:53 23 2
bbc
Pretty low even for her, next it'll be trying to deport people without following due process and bullying her own staff, oh wait........
923
14/01/2021 15:12:48 6 2
bbc
What ?!! The potato famine wasn't enough for her ? Patel is pure evil.
14/01/2021 16:39:52 5 1
bbc
did she really? I don't remember seeing anything on that, but with her I am not surprised.
14/01/2021 17:12:37 0 8
bbc
EU has a plan to starve NI
7
14/01/2021 11:21:19 319 97
bbc
Remember during the election Boris categorically said his oven ready deal would not create a trade border between N. Ireland and GB?

He wasn't telling the truth was he?

May went on TV and said no British PM would ever do it.

Boris did. He sold the UK union down the river for Brexit.
36
14/01/2021 11:26:31 38 12
bbc
Sulk lies, it's what he does
37
14/01/2021 11:26:33 194 75
bbc
What was dismissed as Project Fear has come to pass. The Uk has been badly let down by an incompetent Prime Minister and negotiating team. Johnson either didn’t read the treaty properly or didn’t understand it. The fisheries minister has admitted that she didn’t read the treaty on Xmas Eve as she was too busy on a Nativity trail. With got 4 more years at least of incompetent government
51
14/01/2021 11:29:37 128 48
bbc
All dear old Buffon Boris the incompetent wanted was his place in history as the PM who,took us out of the EU the terms and details were quite irrelevant to him....back to the brandy bottle good old Boris
54
14/01/2021 11:30:09 23 6
bbc
Hopefully we'll be going back in the EU at the end of it.
75
14/01/2021 11:35:37 6 20
bbc
And then if it goes your way, 5 years of sheer financial incompetence and union-led destruction in the jobs industry under Keir Starmer and his merry band of buffoons!
114
14/01/2021 11:41:04 8 24
bbc
"What was dismissed as Project Fear has come to pass" A temporary shortage of ready meals and oranges, lol.
And to think, I voted for democracy. If I'd known oranges would be in short supply for a couple of days I'd have stayed with the dictatorship. Just think: our vaccine rollout would have started a month later too. We just don't know what we're missing.
214
14/01/2021 11:53:28 2 6
bbc
Really 800000 job loses have a word with yourself
352
14/01/2021 12:10:22 2 9
bbc
What was dismissed as project fear wasn't merely 'slight disruption in the supply of citrus fruits and some ready meals' it was borderline GodZilla destroys London!
382
14/01/2021 12:15:04 5 2
bbc
"The Uk has been badly let down"

and Northern Ireland has been sold down the river. What a 100th anniversary present for the failed statelet.
885
14/01/2021 14:44:06 1 5
bbc
If your eyes have seen the glory. May I suggest you go and live in another country, you will not be missed??
987
14/01/2021 15:48:58 2 1
bbc
LOL, I don't remember Project Fear saying Tesco would face a 'challenge' and that multi-national giant "Dutch-Bike-Bitz" would refuse to collect UK VAT. I seem to remember that Nissan would close Sunderland, Unilever abandon London, along with everyone else, and yet, Nissan closed Barcelona, Unilever left Holland for London and London opened some branches in the EU & moved EU money into them.
14/01/2021 17:10:29 0 0
bbc
Boris gave EU the British fish supplies

Aldi has no food shortages... they are german ...wonder why
xlr
14/01/2021 20:01:07 0 1
bbc
We ordered perishable lab supplies in December from Germany. Some arrived in December.

Instead of the rest arriving in January, it's been impounded until we can supply an EORI number (which we do not have), and we will be charged £10 a day until the package is sent back to shipper.

Brexit is an absolute disaster and it's only going to get worse from here.
12
14/01/2021 11:21:56 12 31
bbc
The EU are just making life difficult fr everyone, because they can.
Taking sandwiches off lorry drivers, what next? sweets from children!
38
14/01/2021 11:26:41 10 0
bbc
Trade agreements must be followed on all sides - that’s what it means to have one. We signed it so we need to follow it, unless you’re suggesting the EU pick and choose those rules it follows?
12
14/01/2021 11:21:56 12 31
bbc
The EU are just making life difficult fr everyone, because they can.
Taking sandwiches off lorry drivers, what next? sweets from children!
39
14/01/2021 11:26:54 14 4
bbc
Dont talk crap. Rules are rules THIS is what brexit lovers voted for this is your mess YOU OWN IT. So don't you dare pass the buck this is all down to you lot.
115
14/01/2021 11:41:08 2 4
bbc
Sorry my friend you are the one that is talking c....p. It was ok to take meat into the EU before we left and infect all their livestock then. They are making things difficult out of spite. The Duch have short memories
13
14/01/2021 11:22:08 86 17
bbc
Thank goodness this Brexit deal has kept NI as a full part of the UK with no border down the Irish Sea and BoJo the clown and Farage promised.
I bet that the DUP are glad that they spent so much money backing the leave campaign now that Irish unity looks almost certain in the near future!
40
14/01/2021 11:27:15 33 77
bbc
Just a reminder: it was the EU who insisted on this arrangement. It was not what the UK wanted.
Before the agreement we had a lot of smug stuff about "we don't need to go through the UK to reach Ireland, we can go round". So do it. I see some ferry companies have taken that step already. Very welcome as it means less traffic on UK roads.
139
14/01/2021 11:44:07 15 1
bbc
Funny, before Brexiteers claimed they'd still come through the UK because it was quicker and cheaper than the sea route.
208
14/01/2021 11:52:37 19 2
bbc
The UK had to accept the current arrangement or face the fact that they were reneging on the Good Friday treaty. The only way to honour the Good Friday agreement and the hardest Brexit short of no deal was the result we have now.

All of Ireland remembers what happened the last time England turned a blind eye to a lack of food in Ireland (and the resentment of 50~60 years later).
245
14/01/2021 11:56:48 24 3
bbc
The arrangement was determined by the Brits (Teresa May's version was different). The EU insisted the Brits did not breach an international treaty, this treaty was willingly signed by the Brits. So any smug stuff blaming EU for problems caused by the Brexiters is wrong, own it.
327
14/01/2021 12:06:32 16 2
bbc
The EU just stated the obvious. If you leave and wish to put a border in the channel then you can't have an open border in Ireland which simply goes around the channel one. It was a pratical impossibility that Boris didn't give a thought to during his Brexit banter. His issue was where that border would be, between N/S Eire or in the Irish sea. You do understand this don't you Tallulah?
415
14/01/2021 12:19:46 15 2
bbc
You need to do some homework Tallulah. What Bojo and his other clowns were trying to do would have breached the GFA.
872
14/01/2021 14:38:58 6 2
bbc
Just a reminder. Boris signed the deal with much fanfare and told us it was great, historic etc. It's his deal. And from your tone I suspect you are a pensioner, one of the selfish ones who face no risk but are happy for the working age population to face it just to satisfy your xenophobia.
14/01/2021 16:00:35 3 1
bbc
The Irish plan was always to ship from Rosslaere, but they said it would be into Holland and Belgium - the crossing to Cherbourg, a 16+ hours journey in itself, will be seen by French producers as an intrusion into their market , with the usual consequences....
14/01/2021 16:32:09 4 1
bbc
Irish fresh produce & extra costs are the issue, if the Irish times are to be believed, the boat takes longer so produce goes off so they'll stick to the UK land-bridge other produce now costs more and keeps trucks tied up longer, so all cost the Irish more. Brexit ain't helping them, I note the EU aren't too bothered now the Irish aren't of any use as a stick to beat the UK with.
14/01/2021 16:57:53 1 1
bbc
Do you know anything about the Good Friday Agreement. I suggest it might be a good idea for you to Google it !!
14/01/2021 18:51:37 2 0
bbc
The Ireland/NI arrangement was the only option that preserved the customs independence of the United Kingdom and the EU, and met the terms of the Good Friday agreement. If there had been an alternative, workable solution, then it would have been adopted instead.

In reality, it came down to cancelling Brexit or turning his back on Northern Ireland. Johnson's choice was always obvious.
14/01/2021 19:18:57 1 1
bbc
Have you heard of something called the Good Friday Agreement? Clue - Joe Biden knows all about it and it was obviously something that Boris Johnson was blissfully unaware of until quite recently. Just a pity his man couldn't bludgeon his way into winning the US election - that wasn't part of Boris's grand plan for our bright new future...
So wrong....Good Friday Agreement. Stop spouting shit please Removed
35
14/01/2021 11:25:57 111 21
bbc
Remember when Priti Patel suggested using food shortages to force Ireland to agree a deal?
41
14/01/2021 11:27:29 57 14
bbc
The horrible irony
22
14/01/2021 11:24:29 101 167
bbc
People keep telling you but you don't want to hear.
42
14/01/2021 11:27:59 53 5
bbc
Well you tell us what it means, if you can.
43
MVS
14/01/2021 11:28:11 20 23
bbc
I predict that this HYS will see a torrent of EUphiles posting their standard anti-Brexit stuff, without more than a very small handful of useful contributions.
Tesco says that changes to 47 year-old processes are causing a few teething problems that they are sure will soon get resolved.
Is this even worth the BBC reporting? Unless of course they continue to have their own agenda.
65
14/01/2021 11:32:42 9 11
bbc
They continue to have their own agenda. As they do with Covid.
66
14/01/2021 11:32:51 6 3
bbc
Unfortunately a lot of people who work in the BBC and read BBC articles are well educated and can see through lies.
Where are the benefits of Brexit, all the great countries waiting for a trade deal?
Needing £40k a year to move to Spain wasn't on the side of a bus was it?
86
14/01/2021 11:36:55 2 1
bbc
That we would not have if there were no brexit.
87
14/01/2021 11:37:17 2 1
bbc
The words they are sure will soon get resolved. When is soon how long is soon. Do YOU MVS know how soon is soon this month next month end of the year.COME on tell everybody as we all want to know.
113
14/01/2021 11:40:59 3 2
bbc
Which they do have and so obvious on radio 4 this morning.They are anti brexit and anti current government and totaly NOT impartial as they claim to be.
141
14/01/2021 11:44:16 2 1
bbc
You seem to have your own agenda.
982
14/01/2021 15:46:28 0 1
bbc
Have the negotiations finished, do we have the final article?
8
14/01/2021 11:21:27 7 3
bbc
There have been a few shortages at Tesco in England too - no oranges in my local one in the SE.
44
14/01/2021 11:28:12 5 2
bbc
Plenty of oranges in my local village shop!
230
14/01/2021 11:55:28 1 3
bbc
Anecdotes don't fix problems!
9
14/01/2021 11:21:27 13 12
bbc
It is sad to many people used the GFA and N Ireland as a big stick to attack brexit, rather than actually giving a s**t about the people of NI.

You should be ashamed.
45
14/01/2021 11:28:13 8 3
bbc
We do give a "s**t" about the people of Northern Island and we also give a "s**t" that it is Brexit that is inflicting these woes on them and that the people of NI did not vote for Brexit but that England imposed on them in the name of democracy.
12
14/01/2021 11:21:56 12 31
bbc
The EU are just making life difficult fr everyone, because they can.
Taking sandwiches off lorry drivers, what next? sweets from children!
46
14/01/2021 11:28:15 11 0
bbc
You've got used to easy travel between countries you mean?
Have you tried taking food in to any nonEU country before, if you have, you'll know you can't.
It was also the same if you tried to bring nonEU food in to the UK a while ago.
They're not making life difficult, that's the rules and that's what the UK voted to have imposed.
15
MVP
14/01/2021 11:23:03 260 99
bbc
Supply chain issues

Empty shelves

Food shortages

What exactly is the point of Brexit? I am yet to hear one convincing reason. Increased sovereignty? What does that even mean?
47
14/01/2021 11:28:26 20 29
bbc
Look at the empty shelves in question. Sandwiches, these have a 24 hour shelf life and have always been bought to meet the lunchtime demand. I don't like to jump to conclusions but I challenge you to find a full sandwich shelf at 3pm in any supermarket.
100
14/01/2021 11:39:06 18 6
bbc
imagine if the sandwiches were made locally rather than in factory employing staff on a zero hour contact paying minimum wage
365
14/01/2021 12:12:08 6 2
bbc
Give over by your own admission and lack of logic. Sandwiches made in the U.K. would be unsellable by the time they got to NI . Having to travel by road and sea just to get there. Also those photos were of empty shelves of other produce. So feeble argument if ever there was one. Next you will be saying people of NI only eat sandwiches.
392
14/01/2021 12:16:07 8 1
bbc
lol.. what? in the bread and fresh veg sections?
give up - face reality.
558
14/01/2021 12:48:40 7 1
bbc
Then how about the fruit juice and fresh meat aisles as these were near empty in my tescos about 3 days ago
31
14/01/2021 11:25:28 21 7
bbc
Having the best of both worlds not quite working out for them yet
48
14/01/2021 11:28:49 15 5
bbc
The majority of the country voted to remain, why do you want to take joy in the hardship they didn't ask for?
97
14/01/2021 11:38:38 3 2
bbc
Because they were too stupid to listen to the Remainers who predicted all the issues we are currently facing
142
14/01/2021 11:44:23 2 1
bbc
lol, "the majority". The "intelligentsia" still don't know how to do sums.
488
14/01/2021 12:32:34 2 1
bbc
Can you please provide the statistics to back up your assertion that "the majority of the country voted to remain." I was led to believe that the majority vote was to leave. Have I been lied to and we haven't actually left?
503
14/01/2021 12:35:05 1 1
bbc
I'm not taking joy at their hardship, I'm mocking Gove's comments about the NI getting the best of both worlds from the EU trade deal.
35
14/01/2021 11:25:57 111 21
bbc
Remember when Priti Patel suggested using food shortages to force Ireland to agree a deal?
49
14/01/2021 11:28:53 23 2
bbc
Pretty low even for her, next it'll be trying to deport people without following due process and bullying her own staff, oh wait........
71
14/01/2021 11:34:42 18 1
bbc
Or going "on holiday" on an Israeli middle man's dime to undermine our foreign office's position
26
14/01/2021 11:24:47 9 16
bbc
Where is all this major disruption that we were promised ?
50
14/01/2021 11:29:22 15 6
bbc
You can't see it when your head is buried in the sand
155
14/01/2021 11:45:29 3 2
bbc
Desperation from the remoaners, lol.
37
14/01/2021 11:26:33 194 75
bbc
What was dismissed as Project Fear has come to pass. The Uk has been badly let down by an incompetent Prime Minister and negotiating team. Johnson either didn’t read the treaty properly or didn’t understand it. The fisheries minister has admitted that she didn’t read the treaty on Xmas Eve as she was too busy on a Nativity trail. With got 4 more years at least of incompetent government
51
14/01/2021 11:29:37 128 48
bbc
All dear old Buffon Boris the incompetent wanted was his place in history as the PM who,took us out of the EU the terms and details were quite irrelevant to him....back to the brandy bottle good old Boris
14/01/2021 15:57:03 2 1
bbc
I wouldn't worry, the Italian Government collapsed yesterday over the allocation of the EU's minimal Covid Recovery fund, today the German Health service issued a warning that their ICU beds are almost full, in Spain they are discovering just how devastating lock-down was/is on young families. Brexit got Europe vaccinating

https://www.euronews.com/2020/12/11/new-poverty-hits-europe?minutetv=true
The people of N. Ireland voted to remain in EU. It was the Little Englanders who voted out. Removed
52
14/01/2021 11:29:37 12 1
bbc
The DUP spent a bus load of money in mainland GB with adverts for the leave campaign - go figure!
22
14/01/2021 11:24:29 101 167
bbc
People keep telling you but you don't want to hear.
53
14/01/2021 11:29:51 46 9
bbc
I cannot hear either, but I would like to. Please spell out in simple terms, what exactly are the advantages?
398
djf
14/01/2021 12:16:48 2 10
bbc
Leaving the CAP will give UK farmers freedom to produce food cheaper, for consumption in the UK. Is just one reason. If yiu dont believe me lookup the effects of the CAP over the last 40 years. Its devastation on British farming,esp dairy, beef.
37
14/01/2021 11:26:33 194 75
bbc
What was dismissed as Project Fear has come to pass. The Uk has been badly let down by an incompetent Prime Minister and negotiating team. Johnson either didn’t read the treaty properly or didn’t understand it. The fisheries minister has admitted that she didn’t read the treaty on Xmas Eve as she was too busy on a Nativity trail. With got 4 more years at least of incompetent government
54
14/01/2021 11:30:09 23 6
bbc
Hopefully we'll be going back in the EU at the end of it.
960
14/01/2021 15:34:57 2 0
bbc
He's French, isn't he? By way of his Dad.
55
14/01/2021 11:30:16 14 7
bbc
It's been a long time since the UK government has brought in new legislation that worked successfully. It's always left it up to the market to decide

Of course, Brexit affects all goods so it will be a long time before a proper resolution to these issues

At least we've got our sovereignty back :)
79
14/01/2021 11:35:50 12 2
bbc
Where did it go in the first place?
14/01/2021 17:23:21 1 0
bbc
time to buy less EU produce
14/01/2021 22:21:20 0 0
bbc
apart from all the non EU products it doesn't of course.
1
14/01/2021 11:18:41 76 26
bbc
This is what the chumps voted for let them live with it
56
14/01/2021 11:30:57 8 19
bbc
On the plus side we avoided the EU's disastrous joint vaccine procurement. To say nothing of getting rid of tampon tax and no longer getting fined for speeding in Europe!
Swings and roundabouts......
353
14/01/2021 12:10:23 12 5
bbc
So one of the benefits you mention is being able to break the law in a foreign country, I'm betting that you would be someone who'd kick up a storm if/when someone from the EU nations does that on the UKs roads. As for the procurement of vaccines, the UK could of still gone it's own way, the same as with the tampon tax, so no net positive to a word you say.
746
14/01/2021 13:42:53 3 2
bbc
"we avoided the EU's disastrous joint vaccine procurement"

Just as well you did as your death rates are the highest in Europe.
14/01/2021 16:30:37 3 1
bbc
Tallulah, stop lying:

The EU rules we used to accept the vaccines (we were still using their rules when we approved both the Pfizer and AZ vaccines) stopped us did they? Countries are allowed to buy their own stocks.

The tampon tax removal could have been achieved far more cheaply by making all tampons free in the UK.

And you think being able to commit crimes is Europe is a benefit of Brexit.
14/01/2021 16:53:55 0 0
bbc
where does this no longer being fined for speeding thing come from, and why would that be good?
12
14/01/2021 11:21:56 12 31
bbc
The EU are just making life difficult fr everyone, because they can.
Taking sandwiches off lorry drivers, what next? sweets from children!
57
14/01/2021 11:31:00 7 3
bbc
How is the EU to blame for the UK imposing a trade barrier between two parts of the UK? Is there no depths to which Brexiteers will sink in order to try and blame anyone and everyone but themselves for the mess they created?
311
14/01/2021 12:03:27 1 1
bbc
Because the EU insisted upon it. Remember.
58
14/01/2021 11:31:10 32 16
bbc
Empty Sandwich shelves... that never happened before Brexit or by 3pm every single day in every single supermarket. If they weren't empty they'd be on their way to land-fill.
74
14/01/2021 11:35:35 15 10
bbc
Nothing from UK supermarkets ends up in landfill
103
14/01/2021 11:39:22 6 2
bbc
And it looks like the sandwiches that are in the picture have price reduction stickers on them again suggesting the photo was taken late in the day. Please BBC journalists this is getting a bit boring now.
14/01/2021 17:18:44 2 0
bbc
the sandwiches i buy are made local
9
14/01/2021 11:21:27 13 12
bbc
It is sad to many people used the GFA and N Ireland as a big stick to attack brexit, rather than actually giving a s**t about the people of NI.

You should be ashamed.
59
14/01/2021 11:31:14 5 0
bbc
And if you really do care about the people of NI maybe you should actually listen to them. They voted against brexit. Maybe try actually listening to the business groups in NI - they have been pleading with the UK government to have practical border controls ever since the referendum.
60
14/01/2021 11:31:35 38 12
bbc
The irony of it all, is there are shortages of ready meals !!! "Oven ready" Boris???
11
MVS
14/01/2021 11:21:42 16 12
bbc
The headline does not actually reflect the article...AGAIN!
61
14/01/2021 11:31:36 11 0
bbc
Headline: Tesco sees disruption to some NI food supplies

Article: Tesco says it has seen some disruption to food supplies in Northern Ireland since trading arrangements with the EU changed on 1 January.

Boss Ken Murphy said there had been "limited disruption" to imports of food such as citrus fruit and ready meals.

so.... what isn't reflected?
62
14/01/2021 11:32:02 11 3
bbc
I'm not sure quite how serious the supply problems are for NI (I live in Kent). If they are serious problems, the Northern Ireland Protocol of the Withdrawal Agreement includes a remedy, in that Article 16 allows either side to change the border arrangements if there are serious difficulties.
73
14/01/2021 11:35:26 3 2
bbc
What does "change the border agreements actually mean? Renege on the agreement or just ignore it?
84
14/01/2021 11:36:38 3 0
bbc
Invoke article 16, break the NI Peace deal and the incoming US President might take a dim view...kiss good bye to that trade deal..
14/01/2021 17:30:56 0 0
bbc
Kent has serious problems with new covid strain
22
14/01/2021 11:24:29 101 167
bbc
People keep telling you but you don't want to hear.
63
14/01/2021 11:32:15 42 6
bbc
Looking forward to you telling MVP the point of Brexit
18
14/01/2021 11:23:31 7 10
bbc
Is this a cynical ploy for a United ireland....food supplies uninterrupted from the republic? Has Boris sold out the unionists who stupidly propped up May?
64
14/01/2021 11:32:23 5 0
bbc
No - the DUP cynically paid for adverts in Scotland NE England in support of leave! Unionists are reaping the rewards of their own stupidity and short-sightedness.
43
MVS
14/01/2021 11:28:11 20 23
bbc
I predict that this HYS will see a torrent of EUphiles posting their standard anti-Brexit stuff, without more than a very small handful of useful contributions.
Tesco says that changes to 47 year-old processes are causing a few teething problems that they are sure will soon get resolved.
Is this even worth the BBC reporting? Unless of course they continue to have their own agenda.
65
14/01/2021 11:32:42 9 11
bbc
They continue to have their own agenda. As they do with Covid.
43
MVS
14/01/2021 11:28:11 20 23
bbc
I predict that this HYS will see a torrent of EUphiles posting their standard anti-Brexit stuff, without more than a very small handful of useful contributions.
Tesco says that changes to 47 year-old processes are causing a few teething problems that they are sure will soon get resolved.
Is this even worth the BBC reporting? Unless of course they continue to have their own agenda.
66
14/01/2021 11:32:51 6 3
bbc
Unfortunately a lot of people who work in the BBC and read BBC articles are well educated and can see through lies.
Where are the benefits of Brexit, all the great countries waiting for a trade deal?
Needing £40k a year to move to Spain wasn't on the side of a bus was it?
94
14/01/2021 11:38:04 4 3
bbc
"Unfortunately a lot of people who work in the BBC and read BBC articles are well educated and can see through lies."lol.
You remoaners really believe your own hype, don't you?
21
jez
14/01/2021 11:24:12 14 26
bbc
More project fear by the bbc who are remainers. I thought the BBC was supposed to be impartial. I know someone in Northern Ireland and they say that they haven’t found any shortages so what is the real truth?
67
MVS
14/01/2021 11:33:00 7 8
bbc
You will never again find the "real truth" anywhere on the BBC. You will find some of the most sophisticated manipulations of News, and of opinions. There are no shortages of any VITAL foodstuffs anywhere in the UK ! there are some inevitable distribution problems as new systems bed in. Those are unadulterated facts. The rest of the article is manipulation of public opinion.
68
14/01/2021 11:33:26 11 6
bbc
The sky did not fall in because of Brexit.
But over the following months and years there will likely be countless minor little inconveniences.
The worry is that cumulatively they will result in jobs and investment going elsewhere (the EU) .
Don't say we were not warned.
81
14/01/2021 11:35:51 4 9
bbc
"they will result in jobs and investment going elsewhere"
So this is the latest version of project fear, is it?
124
14/01/2021 11:42:15 2 1
bbc
Not having food supplies is not a minor inconvenience.
69
14/01/2021 11:34:08 117 18
bbc
Jantra, today at 11:21Jantra
11:21
"The EU are just making life difficult fr everyone, because they can".

This is stuff coming from the UK, how can the EU be involved. Johnson signed up to the WA and the FTA unless he never read it like his fish minister.
14/01/2021 16:26:56 17 6
bbc
LOL the EU are desperate, they are even stealing UK truck drivers' sandwiches. ;-)
14/01/2021 17:12:20 1 5
bbc
EU are starving NI
2
14/01/2021 11:18:51 97 24
bbc
Arlene Foster got thrown under a big red bus, and she took two million people with her.
70
14/01/2021 11:34:42 63 13
bbc
The DUP spent thousands on pro-Leave adverts in Scotland and the NE England. I think she is getting precisely what she wished for!
188
14/01/2021 11:50:22 4 1
bbc
I didn't know that! I thought the ads were nearly all paid for with Russian, American and Barclay brothers money. Your DUP profligacy revelation is truly shocking!
14/01/2021 19:00:04 0 0
bbc
The dup may have spent thousands but they brought in a billion to NI. A billion more than ANY other party. Shocking!
49
14/01/2021 11:28:53 23 2
bbc
Pretty low even for her, next it'll be trying to deport people without following due process and bullying her own staff, oh wait........
71
14/01/2021 11:34:42 18 1
bbc
Or going "on holiday" on an Israeli middle man's dime to undermine our foreign office's position
15
MVP
14/01/2021 11:23:03 260 99
bbc
Supply chain issues

Empty shelves

Food shortages

What exactly is the point of Brexit? I am yet to hear one convincing reason. Increased sovereignty? What does that even mean?
72
14/01/2021 11:35:09 65 3
bbc
Last week the Daily Express were celebrating that the new Brexit deal meant that Norwegian fisherman could no longer fish in British waters so that could be a win in the Brexit column.

Although a day later the Daily Express were complaining that British fisherman were no longer allowed to fish in Norwegian waters so that might negate the above win.
62
14/01/2021 11:32:02 11 3
bbc
I'm not sure quite how serious the supply problems are for NI (I live in Kent). If they are serious problems, the Northern Ireland Protocol of the Withdrawal Agreement includes a remedy, in that Article 16 allows either side to change the border arrangements if there are serious difficulties.
73
14/01/2021 11:35:26 3 2
bbc
What does "change the border agreements actually mean? Renege on the agreement or just ignore it?
99
14/01/2021 11:38:55 2 3
bbc
It can hardly be 'reneging on the agreement', if it's an action which is explicitly permitted under the agreement.
14/01/2021 17:58:22 1 0
bbc
If you don't know what change means, don't volunteer for the negotiating team.
14/01/2021 22:17:56 1 0
bbc
I think it means change, by agreement.
58
14/01/2021 11:31:10 32 16
bbc
Empty Sandwich shelves... that never happened before Brexit or by 3pm every single day in every single supermarket. If they weren't empty they'd be on their way to land-fill.
74
14/01/2021 11:35:35 15 10
bbc
Nothing from UK supermarkets ends up in landfill
294
14/01/2021 12:01:05 2 0
bbc
Instead, we set fire to it and put it in the air we breath.

Big improvement!
14/01/2021 16:53:57 0 0
bbc
Where does it go then?
37
14/01/2021 11:26:33 194 75
bbc
What was dismissed as Project Fear has come to pass. The Uk has been badly let down by an incompetent Prime Minister and negotiating team. Johnson either didn’t read the treaty properly or didn’t understand it. The fisheries minister has admitted that she didn’t read the treaty on Xmas Eve as she was too busy on a Nativity trail. With got 4 more years at least of incompetent government
75
14/01/2021 11:35:37 6 20
bbc
And then if it goes your way, 5 years of sheer financial incompetence and union-led destruction in the jobs industry under Keir Starmer and his merry band of buffoons!
962
14/01/2021 15:36:09 0 0
bbc
Something else you can't blame Northern Ireland for.
76
14/01/2021 11:35:39 5 7
bbc
Yes there are a few issues but it’s hardly starvation. To be honest the uk has such huge choice that reducing it a bit is probably harmless, I’m writing from Croatia and and even a 50 % reduction in choice would still give you more options than here , and uk supermarkets are cheaper in general. Stop fussing
88
14/01/2021 11:37:19 3 2
bbc
if it was london you would be fussed
120
14/01/2021 11:41:31 1 1
bbc
I'm glad you have food in Croatia but consider those in NI, maybe frontline workers, going to shop after work and finding not enough on the shelves. This is stressful on top of a pandemic. NI has less choice anyway even in normal times, people were having problems getting basic items such as bread. So stop being so inconsiderate.
77
14/01/2021 11:35:42 5 3
bbc
normally before brexit this was an internal issue for the westminster bunch now it involves others that shouldnt even have a say in our new freedoms,fishermen now feeling the pinch as well but they will be ok with the new decommissioning compensations schemes that will be announced ,taking back control of anything is a real fantasy now we have given away most of everything that brexit stood for/
78
14/01/2021 11:35:42 73 14
bbc
But Brexiters told us that was project fear.
Maybe they meant project here ????
138
14/01/2021 11:43:48 21 50
bbc
What's the fear? Carn't you get your supply of obese causing ready meals.I suggest it could be doing you and the health service a big favour.
14/01/2021 16:37:15 2 0
bbc
That the Irish would have to pay more to ferry their goods to the EU? We knew that months ago, and I posted links to the Irish Times warning of it, as for the goods into NI, Tesco says it is a challenge not a crisis and M&S were trans-shipping EU produce via the UK, so it is the EU producers who need to worry - as with the Irish, the UK land -bridge is very convenient, or it was. ;-)
14/01/2021 17:14:16 0 0
bbc
project stare NI by EU
55
14/01/2021 11:30:16 14 7
bbc
It's been a long time since the UK government has brought in new legislation that worked successfully. It's always left it up to the market to decide

Of course, Brexit affects all goods so it will be a long time before a proper resolution to these issues

At least we've got our sovereignty back :)
79
14/01/2021 11:35:50 12 2
bbc
Where did it go in the first place?
80
14/01/2021 11:35:51 6 3
bbc
So I can get billions ££££s of stuff imported from China hassle free !!!

Goods going across to Ireland from uk has hassle !!!!!

Hummmmmm !
92
14/01/2021 11:37:49 5 2
bbc
Weird, isn't it?

Imagine a PM agreeing to such a thing.
117
14/01/2021 11:41:19 2 0
bbc
It's a "Brexit Bonus"! If you're a Chinese firm anyway! ??
68
14/01/2021 11:33:26 11 6
bbc
The sky did not fall in because of Brexit.
But over the following months and years there will likely be countless minor little inconveniences.
The worry is that cumulatively they will result in jobs and investment going elsewhere (the EU) .
Don't say we were not warned.
81
14/01/2021 11:35:51 4 9
bbc
"they will result in jobs and investment going elsewhere"
So this is the latest version of project fear, is it?
107
14/01/2021 11:40:15 4 1
bbc
The company I work for has already moved part of its manufacturing to the EU. If we want to sell there we have to manufacture there, pretty much. And that's work being moved from UK companies to EU companies. So yeah, there's a chance it could cost UK jobs, because other companies are very much in the same boat.
484
14/01/2021 12:31:29 2 1
bbc
My sister in law took redundancy in 2018. Her job (working from home for a French owned company) went to someone in Poland. Her job involved working with companies across Europe, and she was not earning peanuts either.
So it is Project Reality I am afraid.
82
14/01/2021 11:36:19 7 10
bbc
Do not understand cant N. Ireland buy goods from Republic of Ireland, as their is no issue of goods moving between these two entity, it is the supermarket chain who has not adapted and thus creating shortage, when will they stop Maoming and get down and work on reality
22
14/01/2021 11:24:29 101 167
bbc
People keep telling you but you don't want to hear.
83
14/01/2021 11:36:28 60 9
bbc
It was something to do with the colour of the passport wasn't it?
175
14/01/2021 11:48:37 23 2
bbc
Yeah, blue French passports, not the red UK ones manufactured in the Gateshead.
62
14/01/2021 11:32:02 11 3
bbc
I'm not sure quite how serious the supply problems are for NI (I live in Kent). If they are serious problems, the Northern Ireland Protocol of the Withdrawal Agreement includes a remedy, in that Article 16 allows either side to change the border arrangements if there are serious difficulties.
84
14/01/2021 11:36:38 3 0
bbc
Invoke article 16, break the NI Peace deal and the incoming US President might take a dim view...kiss good bye to that trade deal..
85
14/01/2021 11:36:40 9 9
bbc
If Brexit has made it slightly more difficult to import cheap tat perhaps it will give us the chance to produce more here in the UK and create many more much needed jobs.
106
14/01/2021 11:40:12 5 5
bbc
And what will we produce? Who will provide the start up cash? How will we keep costs down to drive sales volumes? No point in getting rid of "cheap tat", to be replaced by lots of home made things we can't afford!??
43
MVS
14/01/2021 11:28:11 20 23
bbc
I predict that this HYS will see a torrent of EUphiles posting their standard anti-Brexit stuff, without more than a very small handful of useful contributions.
Tesco says that changes to 47 year-old processes are causing a few teething problems that they are sure will soon get resolved.
Is this even worth the BBC reporting? Unless of course they continue to have their own agenda.
86
14/01/2021 11:36:55 2 1
bbc
That we would not have if there were no brexit.
43
MVS
14/01/2021 11:28:11 20 23
bbc
I predict that this HYS will see a torrent of EUphiles posting their standard anti-Brexit stuff, without more than a very small handful of useful contributions.
Tesco says that changes to 47 year-old processes are causing a few teething problems that they are sure will soon get resolved.
Is this even worth the BBC reporting? Unless of course they continue to have their own agenda.
87
14/01/2021 11:37:17 2 1
bbc
The words they are sure will soon get resolved. When is soon how long is soon. Do YOU MVS know how soon is soon this month next month end of the year.COME on tell everybody as we all want to know.
76
14/01/2021 11:35:39 5 7
bbc
Yes there are a few issues but it’s hardly starvation. To be honest the uk has such huge choice that reducing it a bit is probably harmless, I’m writing from Croatia and and even a 50 % reduction in choice would still give you more options than here , and uk supermarkets are cheaper in general. Stop fussing
88
14/01/2021 11:37:19 3 2
bbc
if it was london you would be fussed
15
MVP
14/01/2021 11:23:03 260 99
bbc
Supply chain issues

Empty shelves

Food shortages

What exactly is the point of Brexit? I am yet to hear one convincing reason. Increased sovereignty? What does that even mean?
89
14/01/2021 11:37:21 44 4
bbc
Sovereignty for England, so we can tell the Scots what to do and complain when the French show us how to take control of borders by closing their border to us at a few hours notice
32
14/01/2021 11:25:34 164 57
bbc
Stena moves new boat from Belfast - Liverpool to Rosslare - Cherbourg route due to demand of direct Ireland - Europe sailing. Meanwhile fishermen are losing 1000's because they can't sell fresh British seafood to Europe. This is just the beginning of post Brexit reality. And don't forget leavers - you voted for this.
90
14/01/2021 11:37:26 85 161
bbc
Happy to be out of the EU political superstate - businesses will sort the rest in due course
184
14/01/2021 11:50:00 18 13
bbc
lol. What rot.
186
14/01/2021 11:50:11 30 8
bbc
Many leavers are going to be happy like yourself - and without the jobs
I assume you are unrmployed Peter?

What a silly and childish comment

Yes businesses may eventually sort things out but many jobs will be lost in the process,and for what?
298
14/01/2021 12:01:30 28 8
bbc
Let me guess Peter. You're a pensioner, facing no risk but happy to let the rest of us face them.
369
14/01/2021 12:12:31 28 6
bbc
But your freedom to travel work and live freely in 27 countries has been lost. Not angry at that?
468
14/01/2021 12:28:14 24 8
bbc
In a nutshell. Brexiteer ignorance writ large!
Not the slightest understanding of what the EU is and our (former) place within it. One minute's research...and he can't even do that. I despair.
477
14/01/2021 12:30:06 1 2
bbc
The unemployed resulting can probably just "retrain in cyber"
499
14/01/2021 12:33:54 1 3
bbc
Dose it feel Better to be on the receiving end of the EU bully boy protection racket . Or be on the inside shaping the direction of the EU bully boy protection racket. ? I`d rather be doing the beating than taking it.
604
14/01/2021 12:59:13 10 3
bbc
You are right, business has been sorting it quietly for a little while now. In Automotive businesses have been closing UK factories and opening them in the EU. We will be out of the EU superstate and without jobs. The UK is going to be poorer for it. I don't see the benefit other than an emotional "They cannot tell us what to do!" twaddle
712
14/01/2021 13:33:31 6 2
bbc
"businesses will sort the rest in due course"

But they won't as they now face additional paperwork and other hurdles. Isn't Honda putting production on hold?

You're clueless, son!
839
14/01/2021 14:23:31 4 2
bbc
You and a few of your cronies, probably well enough heeled to survive Brexit possibly; for the majority Brexit was always going to be, and has turned out to be a disaster.
966
14/01/2021 15:38:04 1 2
bbc
Absolutely Peter, we are closing our Birmingham office and replacing it with one in Dublin, not sure how this helps the UK but you're right businesses are sorting it out.
14/01/2021 16:14:33 3 0
bbc
Thanks for all of your helpful comments and assumptions - I not retired, I own a consultancy business involved in renewable energy and have links in mainland Europe. Let's see how this Brexit thing turns out - I can't see any PM wanting to hold a referendum any time soon!
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col
14/01/2021 11:37:32 6 3
bbc
Not quoting the guy you quoted last week?
The gentleman from the industry body who was publicised so broadly?

Is it perhaps because he came out and said that the problems of the first week had been dealt with and everything is running smoothly now and the only issue he sees is when the grace period ends in a few months.

Even this article says " had been limited disruption", note PAST TENSE.
80
14/01/2021 11:35:51 6 3
bbc
So I can get billions ££££s of stuff imported from China hassle free !!!

Goods going across to Ireland from uk has hassle !!!!!

Hummmmmm !
92
14/01/2021 11:37:49 5 2
bbc
Weird, isn't it?

Imagine a PM agreeing to such a thing.
93
14/01/2021 11:37:59 14 9
bbc
BBC off on its most recent favourite anti-Brexit topic. Some minor problems in the shops. Why are people forced to pay for this daily political show?
66
14/01/2021 11:32:51 6 3
bbc
Unfortunately a lot of people who work in the BBC and read BBC articles are well educated and can see through lies.
Where are the benefits of Brexit, all the great countries waiting for a trade deal?
Needing £40k a year to move to Spain wasn't on the side of a bus was it?
94
14/01/2021 11:38:04 4 3
bbc
"Unfortunately a lot of people who work in the BBC and read BBC articles are well educated and can see through lies."lol.
You remoaners really believe your own hype, don't you?
978
14/01/2021 15:44:11 0 1
bbc
We have a real example of failure placed before us.
95
MVS
14/01/2021 11:38:09 17 9
bbc
There are no shortages of any VITAL foodstuffs anywhere in the UK ! There are some inevitable distribution problems as new systems bed in. Those are unadulterated facts. The rest of the article is manipulation of public opinion.
We will never again find the "real truth" anywhere on the BBC. We will find some of the most sophisticated manipulations of News, and of opinions.
151
14/01/2021 11:45:12 3 3
bbc
Really, just like in America with Fox New, ONA and all the other right wing news outlets. Did you see that report yesterday that the old white men living outside London in the countryside hate the BBC, I am sure that does not apply to you does it.
822
14/01/2021 14:18:23 1 1
bbc
Why are you're using the BBC as a platform to claim "unadulaterated facts" when in your own words there's no real truth to be found there. I think it's best I should ignore you.
96
14/01/2021 11:38:18 18 9
bbc
Must have been quite frustrating for BBC only having this and the sandwich incident to hang on to. Stock market holding up, sterling steady, and ports operating? No HYS on that though.
156
14/01/2021 11:45:35 6 3
bbc
Nor an HYS on the €6bn markets trades lost from the UK to the EU either!??
14/01/2021 17:22:14 0 0
bbc
already knew BBC wouldn't go after Aldi or Lidl..I wonder why
48
14/01/2021 11:28:49 15 5
bbc
The majority of the country voted to remain, why do you want to take joy in the hardship they didn't ask for?
97
14/01/2021 11:38:38 3 2
bbc
Because they were too stupid to listen to the Remainers who predicted all the issues we are currently facing
29
14/01/2021 11:25:14 134 27
bbc
Still, looking on the bright side, about 2 weeks now into our "freedom from the EU". That first weekly £350 million the NHS were promised should be in their account any time soon.
98
14/01/2021 11:38:38 38 35
bbc
TM increased the NHS budget by more than that in her time
216
14/01/2021 11:54:01 18 0
bbc
Average annual increase to NHS budget 1948 to 2010 3.4%
Average annual increase to NHS budget 2010 to 2019 1.0%
Increase to NHS budget in 2020 3.2%
220
14/01/2021 11:54:38 8 2
bbc
Before Brexit
227
14/01/2021 11:55:07 9 2
bbc
Short run Covid funding aside all budget increases since 2010 have been below the long run average - the Tories were faking the value of austerity remember?

https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/projects/nhs-in-a-nutshell/nhs-budget
475
14/01/2021 12:29:54 2 2
bbc
Basic arithmetic is obviously not your strong point.
483
14/01/2021 12:31:19 7 3
bbc
Meaning it was nothing to do with being in or out of the EU.
14/01/2021 15:59:12 0 1
bbc
Yeah, but all that is borrowed...not funded out of any savings from the EU budget contribution. We've already spaffed more on Brexit itself than we spent on decades of EU membership fees.
73
14/01/2021 11:35:26 3 2
bbc
What does "change the border agreements actually mean? Renege on the agreement or just ignore it?
99
14/01/2021 11:38:55 2 3
bbc
It can hardly be 'reneging on the agreement', if it's an action which is explicitly permitted under the agreement.
14/01/2021 22:19:21 1 0
bbc
it can if you are a desperate remainer needing something to moan about.
47
14/01/2021 11:28:26 20 29
bbc
Look at the empty shelves in question. Sandwiches, these have a 24 hour shelf life and have always been bought to meet the lunchtime demand. I don't like to jump to conclusions but I challenge you to find a full sandwich shelf at 3pm in any supermarket.
100
14/01/2021 11:39:06 18 6
bbc
imagine if the sandwiches were made locally rather than in factory employing staff on a zero hour contact paying minimum wage
272
14/01/2021 11:59:04 4 2
bbc
Imagine sandwiches so expensive that people don't buy them!