PM urges EU action to ease Brexit tensions in NI
03/02/2021 | news | politics | 5,194
The UK wrote to the bloc calling for lighter enforcement of rules as port staff face threats over checks.
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03/02/2021 10:15:35 303 79
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The government were repeatedly warned that Brexit would stir up NI tensions.

But they chose to ignore those warnings, and now seek to blame the EU.
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03/02/2021 10:16:35 129 41
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"World beating", presumably ?
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03/02/2021 10:22:23 37 9
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Tory playbook, always someone else's fault, EU, BBC, Joe Public, Labour, anyone but themselves, spineless chancers
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03/02/2021 10:24:52 14 35
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In all fairness a lot of the responsibility lies on the Eus shoulders. They don’t seem to have a clue what’s going on as they were ready to throw the roi under the bus the other day.
03/02/2021 11:46:26 4 10
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" Brexit would stir up tension in NI "

Unfortunately the Irish don't need excuses for trouble

Their politicians could have a row if they were locked up in a room on their own
03/02/2021 11:51:50 1 8
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Not blaming just looking for a solution
03/02/2021 12:45:58 0 2
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The Protocol was sold on the basis that it would ease NI tensions. You are completely wrong.
03/02/2021 12:56:42 0 5
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There wasn’t any tensions until the Eu implemented a border on the island
03/02/2021 15:20:38 0 0
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ROFL & I thought remoaners were smart. The EU sets a minefield on the Irish/NI border because of their spat with a drug company. Don't tell anyone, including the committee they agreed to set up to prevent minefields. Don't tell the Irish whose border it supposed to be, so terrify the Irish & everyone who knows anything about the Troubles. Then back down 45 mins on , & you blame the UK?
MT
04/02/2021 08:08:47 0 0
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The EU have stirred these tensions up not the UK. When Eire and half the world criticise the EU over their rush to act like spiteful bullies over vaccines, and where other EU countries were shocked also. It shows the bully boy tactics of people we don't want to be associated with, and where if it were not for our servicemen and women, who lost millions of lives EU would not have its freedom
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03/02/2021 10:15:49 282 66
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We've left the EU. People need to accept the result and adapt to the new normal.

Surely people knew what they were voting for.
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03/02/2021 10:16:55 122 45
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It happened. But it happened chaotically. Nothing to be proud of.
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03/02/2021 10:22:23 5 47
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As a member of the Uk I voted to leave the EU. Not to be messed about by the EU, have a order down the Irish Sea and not be able to get foods available in the rest of the UK. Needs scrapped before the Northern Irish people do something about the dreadful discrimination to UK population
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03/02/2021 10:25:04 14 5
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"Surely people knew what they were voting for."

Yes, I didn`t know.

Then again, nobody else did either.
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03/02/2021 10:40:12 2 1
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Pareto was a wise man!
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03/02/2021 10:49:18 25 3
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Really? People knew what they were voting for?

The lies and twisted truths on both sides meant that there was no way ANYONE truly knew what they were ultimately voting for, or what the actual consequences would be. Not even the government.

My heart wanted us to leave, but my head said "don't be so stupid - the risk is way too great - better stay and fix from inside".
03/02/2021 11:31:47 3 1
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But they didn't did they?
03/02/2021 11:43:38 1 2
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Britain left the EU. The issue is NI as part of the UK left the EU but didn't at the same time. So it's the people of NI who are suffering the consequences because it's neither one thing nor the other.
03/02/2021 12:44:49 1 10
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But Remoaners still believe that 17.4 million Leave voters were all stupid.
03/02/2021 12:55:54 1 1
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The vote was to 'take back control' but he's left Northern Ireland under the control of the EU.
03/02/2021 13:27:05 8 0
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I don’t believe people did understand for what they were voting. Leavers we’re told the lies they wanted to hear- all the problems we face are somebody else’s fault, in this case the EU. This ruse was used by Hitler, Mussolini, Mugabe. Nice company
03/02/2021 14:36:46 2 0
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But, no one likes the 'new normal'. So why should we just accept it?

Those who voted for Brexit need to realise they made a mistake, and start the discussion to put it right. Because the situation isn't going to improve. This is it. This is what it looks like being out of the EU, and it's only going to get worse.
03/02/2021 14:50:11 1 0
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48% did, followed by 57%.
rri
03/02/2021 17:51:16 0 1
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I did know what I was voting for thanks. But as the EU makes up the rules as it goes along who knows what they will do next. Will the EU ban the export this week or will it be next? How many rules do all the countries break? Who is the worst offender? Give you all a clue, it begins with G. And they are running the EU now.
03/02/2021 22:37:26 0 0
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Indeed, its up to UK to solve the NI border issue. Should be easy with all that new sovrinty and control weve taken back, shouldn't it?
04/02/2021 10:06:09 0 1
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Surely remainders thought the EU were friends of ours? Since we left they are demanding we kill our old people by handing over vaccines that we ordered 3 months before them, and that we funded research for since FEBRUARY 2019, while they sat on their hands dithering. An act of true friendship!!
Raiding vaccine production plants, rubbishing the British vaccine and approach, all because they failed
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03/02/2021 10:15:49 144 43
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Sign in haste repent at leisure Boris Johnson.
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03/02/2021 10:35:48 114 18
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Only after the referendum did people begin to realise the damage Brexit would do to the fragile situation in Northern Ireland. There were solutions but the ERG and DUP were determined that only their version of Brexit would prevail.
03/02/2021 11:21:55 6 3
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hardly haste after 4 years of time wasting and pondering
03/02/2021 12:56:57 1 9
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Lose a vote, complain for five years, Remainers.
03/02/2021 14:55:54 0 0
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No. It doesn't bother him, that's the problem. It's us that'll do all the repenting!
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03/02/2021 10:15:49 21 30
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Come on EU you have tripped up big time work together and sort something sensible out.
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03/02/2021 10:17:11 27 13
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It doesn't look like they are the one with a problem.
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03/02/2021 10:17:26 9 2
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LOLZ. Johnson needs to sort this.
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03/02/2021 10:17:30 11 5
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oh no, this is all on BoZo
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03/02/2021 10:15:56 30 31
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The brass neck on Johnson becomes ever more astonishing.
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03/02/2021 10:16:17 281 89
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As ever, the UK shoots itself in the foot.
You voted for Brexit?
You voted for this chaos
03/02/2021 11:29:42 111 39
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I'd be surprised if we haven't already reached the point where enough of those who voted Leave have changed their minds regarding Brexit.

Yet the extreme leavers will claim that a referendum on seeking to rejoin the EU would be "anti-democratic" - ignoring the fact that democracy does not mean that one can't change ones mind, e.g. we have General Elections every five years, not once and done.
03/02/2021 11:42:08 7 16
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Yes I did it was just me...and you know what it was the best choice we could have made.
03/02/2021 12:13:35 8 9
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I could say that my vote also brought about a much better vaccine programme.

End of the day, we are out and we we have more control over legal and economic decisions with some compromises. I appreciate this isn't what you want but time for us to all move on together, not for continued division and hatred over something that has already happened and won't be changing any time soon.
03/02/2021 12:23:06 6 16
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If you honestly think the BBC's scare stories: someone gets their ham sandwich taken, some problems exporting live shellfish, rich people have to pay VAT on luxury goods order direct from EU shops etc etc

If you really think that constitutes "chaos" how the hell do you cope with the pandemic??
03/02/2021 12:42:18 2 11
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Can you not see this is exactly what the EU want, blind does not even begin to cover it.
03/02/2021 12:48:23 2 20
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You voted for Remain? You voted for EU chaos which is now happening.
Never Trust A Leftie Remoaner.
03/02/2021 15:31:22 0 2
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Whom the Gods wish to destroy they first make mad. This is what EU gets for not believing what they brow-beat the UK with over Brexit. They set up a border in NI in a unilateral vaccine trade war with the US and UK, it only took 45 mins to cause this mayhem. The EU is a danger to Ireland's health. We leavers told you, the EU had not interest in Ireland other than as a shillelagh to hit the UK
MT
04/02/2021 08:10:23 0 3
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WHAT RUBBISH. If the people you are dealing with have no goodwill, no qualms in breaking their own EU rules, and act with spite like the EU have shown, no deal in the world would work. We should scrap it in favour of WTO immediately. See then how the EU react when their IMPORTS are affected, as at present they are only acting on our exports. 12 mile exclusion sea zone and 100% fish stocks.
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03/02/2021 10:16:19 43 31
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So the EU only threatened to invoke Article 16 just like Bozo did yet they are to blame, sounds about right eh Leavers.
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03/02/2021 10:15:35 303 79
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The government were repeatedly warned that Brexit would stir up NI tensions.

But they chose to ignore those warnings, and now seek to blame the EU.
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03/02/2021 10:16:35 129 41
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"World beating", presumably ?
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03/02/2021 11:16:27 7 4
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Succeeding mightily :D
03/02/2021 11:41:15 0 7
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replying to yourself...I think you might need help with your alter ego...the one in denial
03/02/2021 12:46:27 0 3
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Brexit will be world-beating.
03/02/2021 15:23:32 0 0
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I believe that is the EU, once their insane 'vaccine war' became news, the world started beating them, even the WHO I believe. Will Ursula carry the can? I doubt it, but the Irish PM must be attending masses hourly praying for peace in NI, coz it the EU has re-ignited the troubles, it ain't the EU who'll have to police them.
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03/02/2021 10:16:49 28 35
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The UK doesn't want a border on the island of Ireland. The Republic of Ireland doesn't want a border on the island of Ireland. It is only the paranoid protectionist EU that does.
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03/02/2021 10:19:18 18 10
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You really don't understand, do you. We don't want a border down the Irish Sea either but it was inevitable with Johnson's Brexit deal.
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03/02/2021 10:21:35 6 4
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Oh dear, you don't get it do you?! We're a third country now. Border checks are mandatory - under WTO rules! It wasn't Project Fear after all!
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03/02/2021 10:23:56 3 1
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So what's the answer then???
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03/02/2021 10:24:36 4 5
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"It is only the paranoid protectionist EU that does"

Correct. The EU ignored the report of its own expert (Lars Karlsson) that the border between ROI and NI could be managed electronically.

Everything that has followed is the result of that decision
03/02/2021 11:39:44 2 2
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"The UK doesn't want a border on the island of Ireland" - not quite correct - "The UK cant have a border on the island of Ireland" is much more factual. There is a HUGE lesson learned in this - although Bojo did show himself stoopid again (with the help of DUPpers - shameful people really). A hard border in the north of Ireland will not be countenanced again - that is the lesson - work around it !
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03/02/2021 10:15:49 282 66
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We've left the EU. People need to accept the result and adapt to the new normal.

Surely people knew what they were voting for.
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03/02/2021 10:16:55 122 45
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It happened. But it happened chaotically. Nothing to be proud of.
03/02/2021 11:40:28 0 9
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Chaotically.....give us all a break, it was held to ransom by the establishment who didnt want to accept the result and still dont.
03/02/2021 12:43:52 1 10
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Some of us are very proud of Brexit. Get over it.
03/02/2021 12:45:43 0 4
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And who's fault was that? it could have been so different but we were and are being punished for having the temerity to want to leave it wont always be like this.
03/02/2021 12:57:05 0 7
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But for Christ’s sake get over it and get on with it!!
03/02/2021 15:14:57 0 1
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Most things involving the EU are chaotic, their latest vaccine debacle spectacularly chaotic & collateral damage in NI may be fatal for some. Is Italy going to be their next debacle?
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03/02/2021 10:15:49 21 30
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Come on EU you have tripped up big time work together and sort something sensible out.
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03/02/2021 10:17:11 27 13
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It doesn't look like they are the one with a problem.
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03/02/2021 10:22:02 8 3
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Biden is watching
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03/02/2021 10:26:12 4 6
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"It doesn't look like they are the one with a problem."

But it was the EU that caused the problem, they need to take responsibility
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03/02/2021 10:15:49 21 30
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Come on EU you have tripped up big time work together and sort something sensible out.
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03/02/2021 10:17:26 9 2
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LOLZ. Johnson needs to sort this.
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03/02/2021 10:15:49 21 30
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Come on EU you have tripped up big time work together and sort something sensible out.
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03/02/2021 10:17:30 11 5
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oh no, this is all on BoZo
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03/02/2021 10:17:40 21 25
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5 years lecturing the UK about how the Irish border must never be closed. One month before they throw that principle out the window because of a hissy fit over vaccines.
No wonder the people of NI are peed off.
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03/02/2021 10:20:12 17 8
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Get on with the news. EU didn't go ahead as they backtracked same day so not sure what are you talking about. Spreading fake news.
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03/02/2021 10:22:35 7 2
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I suggest you go and read what's really behind the problems going on in NI, nothing to do with the EU, have a look at the DUP and their friends in the UVF and co.
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03/02/2021 10:23:21 7 3
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Maybe the Govt should have read the deal they negotiated, before signing it???
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03/02/2021 10:28:05 3 7
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Shows how much the Eu value the roi. I hope the roi learn a valuable lesson from this when they are on their knees worshipping the Eu.
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03/02/2021 10:17:51 30 26
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Has anything good come from Brexit?

Beginning to think it has all be a huge mistake
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03/02/2021 10:20:46 8 10
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Ahh yes, the one significant thing that's occurred since leaving the EU - vaccines - was a massive mistake... Blinkered vision one might argue?
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03/02/2021 10:21:25 3 6
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Has anything good come from Brexit?

Er.. the Pacific Rim Trade Alliance!

Do keep up.
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03/02/2021 10:26:00 2 7
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Any point telling you yet AGAIN?
10 million Brits vaccinated because we aren't stuck with the EU's disastrous vaccine programme.
We don't have to chip in hundreds of billions to EU Covid bailout.
Much greener agricultural policy to replace CAP.
No tampon tax
Unfortunately I only have 400 characters.....
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03/02/2021 10:17:54 14 15
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Ironic, Bojo signs yet another deal and no wants to change it,

When will they sign a deal that they don’t want to change??
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03/02/2021 10:22:44 11 3
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Never, because that would mean they'd actually have to read it & go theough the possible ramifications & consequences! That's way beyond a Tory Minister!??
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03/02/2021 10:16:00 30 23
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And the benefits of Brexit are ???????????
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03/02/2021 10:21:08 5 20
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One of them is hearing the incessant moaning from you lot.
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03/02/2021 10:21:28 3 9
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FGS, change the record! You could be told Brexit will make the sun shine every day and your poos turn to gold and you'd still be here everyday demanding to know the benefits!!
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03/02/2021 10:21:32 9 2
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Boris said they were "errrrr, ummmm, ahhhhh, errrr , hmmmmm.... well I hope that's clear!"??
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03/02/2021 10:22:00 2 6
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Vaccines, woohoo!
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03/02/2021 10:25:26 2 10
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I've asked around

Seems its....democracy vaccines making our own laws and not having to pay the salaries and pensions of people who hate us
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03/02/2021 10:25:35 3 11
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Not being part of a failing Franco-German empire.
03/02/2021 13:28:08 1 0
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For all those Brexiteers poo pooing this point, make some valid points as we were never a colony of the EU
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03/02/2021 10:18:14 8 12
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"Checks on goods were suspended on Tuesday after threats to staff."

Really didn't see this one coming, but with Captain Hindsight, we have Major Disaster.
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03/02/2021 10:18:19 27 27
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Thanks to Boris the liar we are in this position. Brexit was a pack of lies without any benefits for most Brits. Owe up and improve the rubbish Christmas deal !
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03/02/2021 10:20:28 12 6
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Maybe he should have actually read it before signing???
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03/02/2021 10:18:34 35 21
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BREAKING - 'Man who chose to put border in Irish sea asks people who advised against it for help'
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03/02/2021 10:19:59 28 5
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I thought the Irish Sea Border would only be "over his dead body?" What happened then???
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03/02/2021 10:18:37 15 17
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Just what we need strong, firm, decisive action from the PM! What we get is a tweet! I wonder if NI was pushing for independence, how quickly Boris would be over there, posing in hard hat & hi-viz jacket, or full scientific gear???
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03/02/2021 10:18:54 33 34
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Just show how self centered the EU are and have been. Always want it their way and no other or they throw their toys out of the pram
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03/02/2021 10:21:56 27 14
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Any Brexit benefits you can share yet??
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03/02/2021 10:23:26 7 10
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Totally agree. The Eus behaviour is a disgrace and it should serve as a warning to those still in the Eu. Everyone knows the Eu can’t have the uk succeed or it’s the end of them. The pettiness is shocking.
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03/02/2021 10:24:38 2 3
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Both sides of this endless debacle or guilty of this.
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03/02/2021 10:27:15 8 5
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Yup, it's called sovereignty. We didn't like theirs, so now we have our own. This is it. If you don't like being on the outside you know who to blame.
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xlr
03/02/2021 10:27:57 5 5
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They want it the way Boris signed up. Stop crying and blame Boris for signing it and giving us no time to read it properly.

May's deal was better.
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03/02/2021 10:18:55 66 71
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The EU are playing a dangerous game.
Petty little nonsense to try and impose some power

Give it a rest.
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03/02/2021 10:24:15 54 37
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Boris is playing games with our economy by imposing his rubbish Brexit deal on us
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03/02/2021 10:24:35 21 7
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YOU voted for this Brexit so YOU live with it. Stop crying to the EU
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03/02/2021 10:27:01 16 4
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You won get over it.........
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03/02/2021 10:27:02 19 3
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Utter twaddle. The EU is merely taking back control of its borders, something Brexiters repeatedly proclaimed was a good thing. The current situation is solely the responsibility of Westminster. Please would someone show me one, just one, tangible benefit of Brexit?
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xlr
03/02/2021 10:27:04 7 2
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The EU made a huge blunder by abusing Article 14.

Boris made a huge blunder by signing his Brexit deal having it.
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03/02/2021 10:28:50 13 2
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The Government had 4 years to resolve what was obviously the biggest issue concerning Northern Ireland but failed to consider all the implications, finally agreeing to something Boris said no British Primr Minister could countenance - putting a bidet down the Irish Sea. He signed the deal and now he has to live with it.
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03/02/2021 10:32:45 1 12
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The lost face concerning the border. The commission embarrassed themselves and were condemned by WHO, USA and many other countries for trying to cross their own red line last week.
The question is now they have a chance of meeting with us to smooth things over will they take it?
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03/02/2021 10:39:24 9 2
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The EU are not playing any game. A deal was reached between the UK and EU and part of the deal is that there have to be border checks in Northern Irelnad. Not sure why you think they are playing a dangerous game?
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03/02/2021 10:41:12 8 2
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They are applying the rules of the agreement that was signed by the UK government!! What do you think the fuss was all been about between 2017 and 2019?

"Get Brexit done!" ..... is it done yet? It never will be as so many of us said. It will go on for decades trying to solve the unsolvable.
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03/02/2021 10:42:26 7 1
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Deflect deflect deflect.

That's all you quitters seem to be able to do.
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03/02/2021 10:16:49 28 35
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The UK doesn't want a border on the island of Ireland. The Republic of Ireland doesn't want a border on the island of Ireland. It is only the paranoid protectionist EU that does.
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03/02/2021 10:19:18 18 10
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You really don't understand, do you. We don't want a border down the Irish Sea either but it was inevitable with Johnson's Brexit deal.
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03/02/2021 10:19:23 55 47
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Oh good, another HYS on Brexit. Obviously not enough opportunity for the moaners to have another go.
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03/02/2021 10:29:01 47 13
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We will "moan" as much as we like, in response to the stupidity of this situation.
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03/02/2021 10:35:01 3 12
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Reverting attention from the disgusting behaviour from the EU over their vaccination programme.

Literally putting British lives at risk.

Of course the remainers don't mind that, why haven't they moved to Europe yet? They can get their jabs in 2026
Amazing how many on HYS are Remoaner trolls. They must sit at their keyboards all day looking for an opportunity to attack Brexit! Removed
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03/02/2021 10:41:09 13 2
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Do you want us just to ignore the absolute chaos it is causing ?
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03/02/2021 10:49:47 1 9
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BBC bang on point as usual, like clockwork on anything remotely anti-Brexit.

Meanwhile the lead story, one of hope about the vaccines, zero HYS.
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03/02/2021 11:01:29 1 5
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BBC sees a Brexit related story and .. boom! a guaranteed HYS for a never-ending repeat of leave v remain comments. It’s all been said ad infintum. Shut it down BBC, looking forward to defunding legislation.
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03/02/2021 11:04:43 4 1
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This is about one of the many issues caused by Brexit and the type of Brexit vociferous elements demanded. Threats of violence against staff doing their job cannot be ignored.
03/02/2021 12:46:42 0 0
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By your reasoning there should never have been a Brexit vote, we entered it and developed our position in the EU through our democratic processes, and Brexteers should have simply kept stum about their EU concerns.
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What fantastic news about the vaccine! Boris was right again! Removed
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03/02/2021 10:19:45 21 13
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Unite Ireland, problem sorted. You don’t hear anybody moaning in the south ?
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03/02/2021 10:22:44 13 7
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They were moaning pretty loudly when the EU tried to close the border!
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03/02/2021 10:26:59 1 3
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Slight problem with that though as your bringing Northern Ireland into a gdp worse than Nigeria in the case of the roi plus all the riots it would cause for decades to name a few of many many issues.
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03/02/2021 10:31:11 2 2
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Apart from the Tsoiseach who was straight on the phone to UVdL
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03/02/2021 10:57:37 2 2
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Despite the English jokes the Irish are not foolish, the overwhelming majority in the Republic do not want reunification unless the troublesome 1 million prods are sent back to England
03/02/2021 12:47:06 1 0
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In principle you're correct. However, there is some real concern about picking up the tab to keep the NI economy afloat (currently around 11k per capita/year I think)
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03/02/2021 10:19:51 34 35
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The EU has nobody else but themselves to blame for this mess. The whole issue of the Irish border could have been resolved without breaching the principles of the GFA if the EU hadn't deliberately chosen to weaponise it.
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03/02/2021 10:24:02 20 12
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factually wrong
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03/02/2021 10:25:16 9 4
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YOU voted for this brexit, YOU sort it out. Stop crying to the EU
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xlr
03/02/2021 10:29:41 8 6
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The whole issue of the Irish border could have been resolved by having a customs union, but the ERG wouldn't tolerate that. It gave the EU too much control over their tax havens and the working rights of their wage slaves.
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03/02/2021 10:32:18 9 2
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It always worries me when people impose ideological filters upon reality. The UK Government agreed (that would be as in 'we agree with this') the Brexit outcomes. The UK 'weaponised the GFA'/imposed a border in the Irish Sea - all parties in NI, who usually cannot agree on what day it is, have stated this. The UK cast NI to the curb
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03/02/2021 11:06:17 0 1
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And we would like to hear your solution, Hugh.........
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03/02/2021 10:18:34 35 21
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BREAKING - 'Man who chose to put border in Irish sea asks people who advised against it for help'
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03/02/2021 10:19:59 28 5
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I thought the Irish Sea Border would only be "over his dead body?" What happened then???
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03/02/2021 11:14:20 2 1
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He started looking for a ditch instead.
03/02/2021 12:52:05 1 0
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He lied again.??
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03/02/2021 10:20:02 20 22
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Easy way to reduce tensions.

Rejoin.
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03/02/2021 11:05:55 0 5
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BYE THEN
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03/02/2021 10:20:05 8 13
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Boris this is our Border grow a pair and take action yourself you gutless wonder
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03/02/2021 11:05:31 1 3
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Got more guts than you armchair professionals
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03/02/2021 10:20:06 24 22
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I cannot understand why the BBC thinks something as divisive and sectarian as a subject as this could possibly warrant a HYS.

It reeks of political bias given the inability to put a HYS on the vaccines fiasco, statue toppling, etc.
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03/02/2021 10:23:49 8 20
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Quite. Most people who work for the BBC are internationlists who hate Britain and do everything they can to its people.
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03/02/2021 10:29:21 8 1
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Precisely one statue has been toppled. Stop trying to create an artificial culture war to distract from the failings of brexit.
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03/02/2021 11:15:14 2 1
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I didn't know wanting peace was sectarian. Says more about you actually......
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03/02/2021 10:20:11 19 23
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What astounded me was remainers and the EUs one sided view of NI issues which are born of two sided problems.

This is now the EUs problem because of their ignorance.
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CH
03/02/2021 10:22:43 16 10
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At least Remainers had a view and didn't just write off any concerns over NI as "Project Fear" like you lot eh.

This is all down to Bozo negotiating and signing an agreement that wasn't fit for purpose yet you won't criticise him at all.
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03/02/2021 10:25:41 4 2
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NOT EU's fault, UK is the problem and Brexit
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03/02/2021 10:27:53 3 2
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Your position is dubious from a moral point of view and ridiculous from a practical point of view.

The problem is trade into Northern Ireland from the UK. Why should the EU be bothered.
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03/02/2021 10:17:40 21 25
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5 years lecturing the UK about how the Irish border must never be closed. One month before they throw that principle out the window because of a hissy fit over vaccines.
No wonder the people of NI are peed off.
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PJ
03/02/2021 10:20:12 17 8
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Get on with the news. EU didn't go ahead as they backtracked same day so not sure what are you talking about. Spreading fake news.
03/02/2021 12:14:15 0 3
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Oh, so anything is ok if you take it back within a few hours eh?? So if I tweeted your address and photo and said you were a paedophile, then deleted it the next day that would be ok then??
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03/02/2021 10:20:13 15 24
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Any objective analysis will show the UK has behaved quite well through this process, we paid our £40B on the way out etc.

The EU on the other hand invoked a controversial treaty clause within the first month.

The least it could do is help quiet the concerns that it stirred up
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03/02/2021 10:23:10 7 4
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the EU can only invoke what the uk signed off on, got an issue? Take it up with BoZo
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03/02/2021 10:23:59 5 2
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(i) We haven't paid the bill! And we've threatened throughout not to.
(ii) We threatened to break international law.
(iii) We proposed the NIP
(iv) Boris said in parliament he wouldn't hesitate to invoke Art. 16.

The EU made a big mistake last week. But to say "the UK has behaved quite well" is absolute nonsense!
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03/02/2021 10:25:29 4 1
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The Brexit Zealots told us that we'd hold all the cards and predictions of border problems was Project Fear. The only way the ERG followers have of reconciling reality to their vision is to live in a parallel universe where the EU remains the party at fault for everything, forever.
They didn't invoke anything. They threatened to invoke it, realised it was a mistake, and backtracked.
Just the same as the UK threatening to break international law, and then backtracking with the election of Biden.
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03/02/2021 10:29:03 1 5
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Interesting that you have four down votes for a factually accurate statement. It just shows that the EU Commissioners could eat new born babies in their restaurants and some here would see nothing wrong in it.
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03/02/2021 10:31:38 4 1
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The UK Threatened to Break International Law,theratened to blockade food to the Republic of Ireland., Lied to the Queen and divided the country.
Good man.
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03/02/2021 10:57:54 0 3
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So I made a comment saying the pro-EU Brits reminded me of those that admired previous dictatorships. That they were naive and starry eyed, so impressed by its apparent strength they refused to see any wrong.

And this comment was removed!!!

Oh the irony!

Go ahead, delete my comments, do your worst on a HYS board. It changes nothing in the real world.
03/02/2021 11:32:31 1 1
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Have you forgotten the unlawful law to tear up the agreement last year?
At least the EU immediately knew they had been wrong and withdrew.
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03/02/2021 10:20:15 7 9
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The tension is caused by the intimidation of workers by thugs.

I remember the days when Tory PM's used to go out of their way to ensure workers got to the workplace safely. This looks like appeasing the thugs.
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03/02/2021 10:29:13 2 4
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Like the thugs that put the sea border there in the first place? Ironic.
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JQP
03/02/2021 10:20:21 43 20
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Ah soverempty.
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03/02/2021 10:18:19 27 27
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Thanks to Boris the liar we are in this position. Brexit was a pack of lies without any benefits for most Brits. Owe up and improve the rubbish Christmas deal !
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03/02/2021 10:20:28 12 6
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Maybe he should have actually read it before signing???
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03/02/2021 10:28:27 3 1
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As a famous US politician said, 'you're making the mistake of thinking I care' The PM simply doesn't care.
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03/02/2021 10:20:35 368 97
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Considering the UK has left the EU and Brexit is done, it seems odd that many Brexiteers remain obsessed with what the EU does. You've got back control, get over it.
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03/02/2021 10:26:40 96 197
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Even when they do the one thing they spent lecturing us for four years to say mustn't happen. By all means a
carry on on moaning but this is one own goal that the EU did all on it's own.
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03/02/2021 11:10:08 15 45
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Not as obsessed as remainers are about the result 5 years ago. They will continue to be so until it the EU breaks up. Which it inevitably will at some point.
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03/02/2021 11:12:23 45 10
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Brexiteers still need a scapegoat. Taking back control means accepting responsibility
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03/02/2021 11:26:08 9 32
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There are third countries the EU trades with every day then there is the Blockade the EU have set up against the fourth country the UK
03/02/2021 11:55:48 12 6
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Because now they're facing an increasingly loud voice to rejoin. So any (and I mean ANY) transgression by the EU, no matter how small and easily rectified, will be harped on about for days as a means to make the EU look bad. Nigel Farage took this ONE issue and ran with it for several posts over several days on social media. It was tragically cringeworthy.
03/02/2021 12:04:10 5 10
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Rather an ironic statement based on last weekend's EU vaccination behaviour. The EU seemed more obsessed with the UK and how unreasonable we were being. Kettle calling springs to mind.
03/02/2021 12:42:42 4 12
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Considering that the UK has left the EU and Brexit is done, it seems odd that many Remainers remain obsessed with complaining about it. We have left, get over it.
03/02/2021 12:49:24 5 9
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NO. You have got to get over it, just as we did in 1973 when we voted only for an ECC common market - NOT Union. EU Is bureaucratic and technocratic - a "Go Slow" Federation which I experienced first hand for 6 years and as seen by their recent and continuing blunders with covid -19 vaccine.
03/02/2021 12:54:13 1 1
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EU still has control in Northern Ireland, they can make rules and laws and Northern Ireland has to follow it with no say.
03/02/2021 13:09:49 2 3
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No such thing as brexiteer no such thing as remainer we've left get on with the prevailing circumstances As you can see the EU didn't take long to think about breaking the protocol because they had made a mess of their vaccine rollout
03/02/2021 13:27:57 5 1
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We lwft the club because we didn't like their rules and now we dislike their rules even more. You reap what you sow
03/02/2021 13:30:35 0 2
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we not bothered we got our country back just NI is a small problem being 3/4 irish myself i am interested
03/02/2021 14:12:22 1 1
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Except they haven't.
We can't control our own borders when some of those arriving are killing us!
03/02/2021 14:41:55 0 2
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ROFL the EU having a hissy fit over a spat with a multi-national threatens & starts a trade war with the US, UK, & potentially Oz and NZ, then stuffs Ireland by closing their border for 45 minutes, not telling the Irish (so much for Irish Sovereignty & border control) so risking (as remoaners, Irish & EU repeatedly told us) a return to violence, and you think Brexiteers are 'obsessed' with the EU
03/02/2021 14:47:27 1 0
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They can't. Jealousy.
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03/02/2021 10:20:43 366 62
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He's going to be livid when he finds the incompetent buffoon who signed up to the NI protocol.......
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03/02/2021 10:42:26 12 5
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Why don't they set up checkpoints in Hollyhead and other UK ports, staffed with EU officials? So the checks are done at the departure point, rather than destination point in N Ireland?
03/02/2021 14:25:28 1 8
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If he had any sense, he'd be delighted, because the EU just went and blew the whole thing out of the water, the only problem is, Ireland now has to try and sort out the mess caused by the EU's 45 minute blitzkreig of a vaccine war against Brexit Britain - tut, tut. A pity Boris is remainer at heart, the EU just bared their throat and handed him a knife, but he won't use it. Pity.
03/02/2021 17:31:35 2 0
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Its Gove - Biggest buffoon in UK Gov.
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MVP
03/02/2021 10:17:51 30 26
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Has anything good come from Brexit?

Beginning to think it has all be a huge mistake
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03/02/2021 10:20:46 8 10
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Ahh yes, the one significant thing that's occurred since leaving the EU - vaccines - was a massive mistake... Blinkered vision one might argue?
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03/02/2021 10:20:48 16 19
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VDL kicked the wasps nest, so she and the rest of the EU can help sort it out.
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03/02/2021 10:27:13 5 6
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YOUR fault voting Brexit
What fantastic news about the vaccine! Boris was right again! Removed
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03/02/2021 10:16:00 30 23
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And the benefits of Brexit are ???????????
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03/02/2021 10:21:08 5 20
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One of them is hearing the incessant moaning from you lot.
03/02/2021 16:44:43 0 0
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Is that the best you can do, when the bleeding obvious is pointed out to you and was pointed out to you for the last 4 years?
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03/02/2021 10:21:10 18 11
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Boris made the fantastic Deal/Agreement and now wants. the EU to break their rules to take the bad look of the debacle he is responsible for & his lackys negotiated. What a waste of space as regards N.Ire this man and his DUP foot lickers are.Unfortunately we have Who. and what the Pea. brained idiots voted for acting in our worst. interests with a stupid grin on their faces.
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03/02/2021 10:21:22 716 224
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This is the deal that Johnson negotiated, Johnson signed. The deal he told us was 'fantastic'. There'd be no paperwork between GB and NI ('Chuck it in the bin'). So why is it up to the EU to take action? Johnson's deal - Johnson needs to sort it.
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03/02/2021 10:26:50 538 172
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Johnson is looking for scapegoats for his rubbish Brexit deal
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03/02/2021 10:28:03 82 16
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exactly
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03/02/2021 10:31:48 125 20
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And people who "knew what I voted for" are now complaining about the outcomes that they obviously knew they were voting for???
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03/02/2021 10:32:32 101 20
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If he hadnt lied he wouldnt have caused the problem. Its all been a lie.
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03/02/2021 10:35:37 91 16
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All so predictable. I pointed out the NI/Eire issue, and the Scotland independence propensity, back in 2016. People thought it was a non-issue. Success and political diplomacy are long, slow and hard-fought - not some dashing about in a last ditch attempt.
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03/02/2021 10:35:06 46 162
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Obviously a Remainer.

When are you going to realise that the EU makes it up as it goes along always to our detriment?!

Last week we had a major diplomatic incident. The EU has no governance if one person can trigger actions like that.

They are now a serious danger.
The DUP are using this as an excuse to stir up local loyalist thugs. The EU needs to act to stop them.

The DUP have a long history of this.
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03/02/2021 10:38:43 130 22
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Exactly! Why blame the EU, are we not a sovereign nation again? What happened to this mythical entity "sovereignty"? We can sort this ourselves, why involve the EU? The truth is slowly dawning on a largely unsuspecting UK .. they are the victim of the greatest political scam in many years. We brought this on ourselves and Bojo & his chums are the only ones making any profit .. funny that!
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03/02/2021 10:41:35 91 20
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Don't forget that many of us were deemed traitors for wanting to more time to scrutinise the deal and condemned labour for considering to abstain from supporting it
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03/02/2021 10:46:20 8 43
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The GFA is a finely balanced agreement - we will soon discover whether the EU were genuine in their concern for peace in NI or just using it as leverage.
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03/02/2021 10:55:09 6 36
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The childish retort of a disgruntled individual.

Surely we need all three parties to work together on this.
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03/02/2021 10:55:56 39 4
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Exact. That's the normal consequences of the deal signed for Brexit. No way around border controls for a non-EU country.
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03/02/2021 10:57:42 4 34
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Because the EU is causing problems by insisting on non-required customs documents etc. We should follow the EU lead and invoke article 16 of the WDA and force the EU to behave like civilised human beings
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03/02/2021 10:59:32 30 4
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It's worth remembering that our PM was repeatedly sacked from his job as a journalist for lying and being too dishonest (which is really saying something for journalists).

So it shouldn't come as any surprise that he's now critical of a deal that he negotiation, claimed to be fantastic, and has gone on to blame the EU for.

The only thing that's changed is his mind.
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03/02/2021 11:10:16 5 4
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Takes 2 to tango.
This is not BJs deal, it is the UK EU deal as voted by MPs and the EU Parliament.
Yes a rubbish deal and should never have been agreed, but what would the Irish border look like on a nodeal.
Rubbish should of screwed those eu thugs to the floor, we let them off the hook typical remainer response, can't see the woods because of the trees, open the schools for 18-30 year olds thick as planks Removed
832
03/02/2021 11:19:12 1 5
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You should have voted for Jeremy then ;-)
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03/02/2021 11:31:57 1 23
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THE Eu caused this problem over Vaccine in imports . NOT Boris Johnson THE EU has shown its contempt for the Uk , For Brexit . THE EU has never been a friend of the Uk and ever will be . It is an Organization dedicated to undermining the success of the Uk without the Eu.. SO Von der leyen and her croinies knows where she can go
03/02/2021 11:46:02 0 13
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Complete nonsense
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MVP
03/02/2021 10:17:51 30 26
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Has anything good come from Brexit?

Beginning to think it has all be a huge mistake
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03/02/2021 10:21:25 3 6
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Has anything good come from Brexit?

Er.. the Pacific Rim Trade Alliance!

Do keep up.
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03/02/2021 10:21:26 113 26
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Then why did you agree to that agreement?
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03/02/2021 10:33:40 49 7
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It was on the second age of A4........
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03/02/2021 10:16:00 30 23
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And the benefits of Brexit are ???????????
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03/02/2021 10:21:28 3 9
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FGS, change the record! You could be told Brexit will make the sun shine every day and your poos turn to gold and you'd still be here everyday demanding to know the benefits!!
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03/02/2021 10:21:30 215 50
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The barefaced cheek of Johnson trying to criticise the EU when he was prepared to break international law to ease checks between the EU and UK. Note, he does not suggest any solution to the brexit border problem: something he signed. To say he has the interests of Northern Irish people is another one of his lies. He only has interest in furthering his own ambitions.
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03/02/2021 10:28:42 42 152
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"when he was prepared to break international law to ease checks between the EU and UK."

Actually, if you do your homework, you'll be then aware that the Government had no choice.
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03/02/2021 10:31:57 32 7
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For all you down voters on this post...... A LIE is when one tells something that is not the truth. Look Back, Read all the things Boris and his local Lackeys said and you will see that it never happened. You were. all Duped with porky pies (Slang for LIEs or Untruths)
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03/02/2021 10:36:33 9 44
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We're never going back into Europe however much you or people like you self righteously complain and nit pick with hugely overblown statements cribbed from the media. The EU probably won't last too far beyond the next set of member state elections anyway. The agreement has two sides to it. Both are responsible for ensuring that peace is maintained. if it threatens peace it has to be changed.
03/02/2021 12:50:54 0 6
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The barefaced week of the EU trying to override the Protcol because of their own mistakes and Remoaners trying to defend them.
03/02/2021 15:46:41 0 1
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Boris calmed the NI sectarians, the EU just stirred the pot up, as the Irish PM & most of the world know. The EU not only didn't tell the Irish whose border it is they were closing it, they didn't tell the committee that was to police the agreement they'd done it. Oh to have been a fly on the wall when Ursula got told to back off - but who told her, & how politely? Not very, I bet ;-)
MT
04/02/2021 08:13:32 0 0
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Preparing to introduce legislation as EU was not recognising sovereignty EU signed up for, is not breaking international law. Instead look at how French farmers block ports, burn lamb from UK, where EU demonstrated its lack of goodwill over vaccines, bans all shellfish exports...then perhaps you will see the problem is a vengeful EU trying to send a message to other Eu members not to leave.
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03/02/2021 10:16:00 30 23
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And the benefits of Brexit are ???????????
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03/02/2021 10:21:32 9 2
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Boris said they were "errrrr, ummmm, ahhhhh, errrr , hmmmmm.... well I hope that's clear!"??
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03/02/2021 10:21:34 25 18
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It was said at the time, when MPs voted for the deal without reading it (because the government didn't give them any time) that this was had not been well thought through. And guess what? It's a mess. Just like the whole Brexit thing.
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03/02/2021 10:24:05 7 16
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And you've read it I suppose.....?
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03/02/2021 10:21:42 167 45
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Has it twigged with Leaverss that the damage they have caused is beyond repair? I doubt it ever will. The good news is that this will inevitably lead to a united Ireland. Well done the Conservative and Unionist party. You will achieve something that the IRA terrorists and Sinn Fein never could.
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03/02/2021 10:24:15 65 130
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Judging by the combined condemnation by Sinn Fein and the DUP last week, the EU have managed the impossible, upset both sides. And it's all down to the fault of the EU not the UK
808
03/02/2021 11:04:48 4 10
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You forgot Jeremy Corbyn and “by the bullet and the bomb” John Mcdonell
03/02/2021 12:18:16 4 0
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if it looks like N.I. would become a united Ireland it will turn the north into a civil war which is something that is so scary for the good people of the north the younger generation would be more excepting of this but hard ass loyalist and nationalists would bring us back to something worse than the troubles that should be left in the history books
Sam
03/02/2021 12:31:33 2 0
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What makes you think the citizens in the Republic of Ireland want the nutcases on opposing sides from Northern Ireland to join them. There is nothing inevitable about a united Ireland, that I can assure you. Republican sentiment is like the dog that chases the car, it couldn't driveit if it caught it. And then there are the Loyalists..yeah, the ROI wants that........
03/02/2021 12:51:44 1 0
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Jerry and boys had a party.. Cheers to Arlene,,
03/02/2021 12:56:15 0 5
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Has it twigged with Remainers that the EU have messed this up, that we are out and not going back, and that we are signing new trade deals all the time?
03/02/2021 15:56:51 1 1
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The Irish & Scots are free to do as they please, we English are the ones who aren't free. No English parliament, no referendum on the UK when the Scots got one ,the N Irish can keep having them. No solution to the West Lothian question. What makes you think we English don't want our freedom? Good luck to a United Ireland & independent Scotland, or Wales if they want to go. We'll watch the fun.
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03/02/2021 10:18:54 33 34
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Just show how self centered the EU are and have been. Always want it their way and no other or they throw their toys out of the pram
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03/02/2021 10:21:56 27 14
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Any Brexit benefits you can share yet??
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03/02/2021 10:27:56 8 6
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Yes, our Covid Vaccination programme, which is one of the leading in the world in numbers treated by these jabs and we'd be struggling for the same output were we still under the EU as seen by the poor rollout across EU member states
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03/02/2021 10:32:06 3 5
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Absolutely. We’re no longer in a political union we weren’t given a say about, and didn’t want to be in.
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03/02/2021 10:16:00 30 23
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And the benefits of Brexit are ???????????
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03/02/2021 10:22:00 2 6
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Vaccines, woohoo!
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03/02/2021 10:17:11 27 13
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It doesn't look like they are the one with a problem.
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03/02/2021 10:22:02 8 3
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Biden is watching
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03/02/2021 10:22:02 218 80
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The vaccine panic in the EU has been unedifying and not a great week to be a Remainer.

But in every other respect Brexit is a disaster with problems emerging on a daily basis. You don't know what you've got until you lose it, eh Brexiteers. Ask a Fisherman!
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03/02/2021 10:31:24 70 13
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This is all it's going to be in the news and the national conversation indefinitely, isn't it? "Ooh, 1 point to the brexit argument, oooh 1 point to the remain argument". What an absolutely ridiculous mess we are in.
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03/02/2021 10:49:35 20 3
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Why is it not a good week to be a remainer.

More idiotic comments from people who never realised that the UK was a huge player in the EU.

Maybe if the UK was still a member they could have influenced the EU and their vaccine roll out would be better? Thought of that? No, of course not!!

We want the EU to be just as good as us when it comes to vaccines so we can go on holiday again.
03/02/2021 11:20:48 12 1
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They believed they were heading for a batter plaice but it turned out to be pollocks. Cod help them, poor soles.
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03/02/2021 12:38:23 0 3
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What you mean the 0.06 of the economy remainers said was not worth all the hassle for?
03/02/2021 12:51:42 0 4
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Remoaners, explain 61 new trade deals.
03/02/2021 15:34:58 0 3
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The 'brexit' disaster is the EU doing what we leavers told you it would do, punish the UK for leaving. Any agreement with the EU isn't worth the paper it is written on. We should now scrap it, go WTO & ban all EU trawlers from UK waters until the EU accepts they are clean enough to accept our shellfish. The EU is out to punish us, we told you all that. What has EU/AZ spat to do with UK?
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04/02/2021 08:15:12 0 0
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Of course its a disaster if one of the parties i.e. the EU had and has no intention of doing anything but trying to do its best to cause as many problems as it can. We should scrap the deal, go to WTO, and then any actions EU takes we reciprocate.
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03/02/2021 10:22:04 23 18
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https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/other/nigel-farage-s-fury-with-cptpp-exposed-eu-s-prototype-for-world-governance/ar-BB1dlh3m?ocid=msedgntp

"The reason behind his silence could be that in 2017, Mr Farage celebrated former US President Donald Trump for removing the US from the TPP."

Populism always argues itself into a corner. Isn't that right Johnson?
03/02/2021 13:12:51 1 0
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Populisim does no such thing; to argue ones self into a corner one must first listen to the other side of the argument.

Populisim (in the UK at least) seems to mean be completely oblivious to any news, or opinion, that doesn't fit with your narative.
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03/02/2021 10:22:12 509 139
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So Johnson undermines the GFA - threatening peace in NI - by placing a border in the Irish Sea, all the while claiming he's doing no such thing despite all the experts/negotiators confirming that's what's happening, then tries to frame it as an EU issue - as if they're the ones who decided to enact all this.

Baffling that this man & his cabinet have any credibility left.
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03/02/2021 10:29:01 389 106
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They don't have any credibility left to anybody with a modicum of sense, it's only the arch Leavers and Tories who will support Johnson no matter what because he gave them their precious Brexit even though he gave them a crock of ??. I just wish they were honest enough to admit it.
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03/02/2021 10:30:29 31 7
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They don't.
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03/02/2021 10:35:13 41 8
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Zero credibility left.
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03/02/2021 10:50:01 19 32
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The only people threatening peace in NI is the Irish themselves.

A piece of paper doesn't blow people up, people do

Time for NI to show that they have moved on, want the 25 years of peace to continue.

I also think the media need to think very carefully about shining a spotlight on this and emboldening those in NI that want violence
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03/02/2021 10:47:46 18 42
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I think that NI should just ignore the border and let food in regardless. I mean what are the EU going to do?
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03/02/2021 10:49:50 21 11
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Tories need to stop pandering to the DUP, their behaviour as usual is disgraceful. Stirring up tensions in Northern Ireland once again!

The EU need to act against these people and protect their own staff at the Ni border. Tories need to stop DUP causing threats.

The police in NI needs to be doing much much more than they currently are.

Make arrests if threats and intimidation are made!!!
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03/02/2021 10:56:59 19 29
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Interesting line of biased, if not actually fake, news.

The EU backed by USA politicians mandated this situation.

And then renege on it within a month.
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03/02/2021 10:58:43 13 11
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Nope - the EU is insisting on that. Extraordinary that you haven't 'got it' yet.
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03/02/2021 10:59:20 11 17
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It was the EU who last week tried to impose a hard border in Ireland thus breaking the GFA. Try reading the news from time to time
03/02/2021 11:28:47 3 7
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The EU put the 45 minute border in place.
03/02/2021 11:33:11 5 2
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Given that preserving the GFA and the open border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic was always going to be an issue if the UK was to leave the EU, it's bemusing that despite this; MPs of all parties voted overwhelmingly in favour of giving us the EU referendum in the first place?
03/02/2021 11:35:05 0 14
bbc
The GFA was faulty to start with if nobody considered the possibility of a Brexit scenario as it locks us into the EU forever if we want to maintain the NI/ROI border.

As such, it has the hidden flavour of a stealth land grab to bring NI into the EU.

A classic gambit straight out of Putin's Play book, although the EU is doing it with paperwork instead of an army.
03/02/2021 12:55:36 0 4
bbc
The Eu undermined it last week by creating a border out of self interest. Happy to throw Ireland under a bus now they don’t need them as a negotiation tactic
1
03/02/2021 10:15:35 303 79
bbc
The government were repeatedly warned that Brexit would stir up NI tensions.

But they chose to ignore those warnings, and now seek to blame the EU.
60
03/02/2021 10:22:23 37 9
bbc
Tory playbook, always someone else's fault, EU, BBC, Joe Public, Labour, anyone but themselves, spineless chancers
61
03/02/2021 10:22:31 11 14
bbc
The speed at which the EU crossed their own red line in a desperate bid to limit the damage caused by their mismanagement of vaccine procurement shows that the "project" matters more than peace or ethics.
153
03/02/2021 10:29:32 3 5
bbc
Oh you mean when Boris said he would use Article 16 to stop Astrazenneca exporting to the EU and then two weeks later when the EU said that if he did they would use the same article to block Pfizer exports to the UK. Boris' warmongering had its consequences.
14
03/02/2021 10:17:40 21 25
bbc
5 years lecturing the UK about how the Irish border must never be closed. One month before they throw that principle out the window because of a hissy fit over vaccines.
No wonder the people of NI are peed off.
62
03/02/2021 10:22:35 7 2
bbc
I suggest you go and read what's really behind the problems going on in NI, nothing to do with the EU, have a look at the DUP and their friends in the UVF and co.
63
03/02/2021 10:22:40 8 15
bbc
This was always going to happen. The EU knows absolutely nothing about the history, troubles and on-going difficulties of Northern Ireland. Completely unreasonable EU demands have gotten us into this total mess and all they can do is throw their hands in the air and say sorry we made a mistake and acted hastily. They should have though of that before insisting on the totally unworkable NI protocol
121
CH
03/02/2021 10:26:59 4 1
bbc
Why did Bozo agree to the NIP? Why can't any of you criticise the man who put us in this mess?
147
03/02/2021 10:26:24 4 2
bbc
"The EU knows absolutely nothing about the history, troubles and on-going difficulties of Northern Ireland."

I suspect that the EU is more than aware of the situation then and now. By your rationale, we in GB know nothing of European history, troubles or on-going difficulties. Which just isn't true is it?
33
03/02/2021 10:20:11 19 23
bbc
What astounded me was remainers and the EUs one sided view of NI issues which are born of two sided problems.

This is now the EUs problem because of their ignorance.
64
CH
03/02/2021 10:22:43 16 10
bbc
At least Remainers had a view and didn't just write off any concerns over NI as "Project Fear" like you lot eh.

This is all down to Bozo negotiating and signing an agreement that wasn't fit for purpose yet you won't criticise him at all.
143
03/02/2021 10:28:52 1 3
bbc
Actually I voted remain and first thing that popped in my head when the results came in was NI.

I consistently said that a border down the Irish Sea is equally bad as a border on the island of Ireland.

Trying to tell fellow remainers this was like talking to brick wall, because their bias view meant they could not understand NI, given most of them had never lived there.
207
03/02/2021 10:31:21 0 4
bbc
"This is all down to Bozo negotiating and signing an agreement that wasn't fit for purpose "

Its a bit like when Labour (apparently) set up the NHS which wasn't then, and isn't now, fit for purpose. Yet to criticise it is viewed as heresey - its much easier to use it as a political football isn't it?
329
03/02/2021 10:42:40 0 2
bbc
"This is all down to Bozo negotiating and signing an agreement that wasn't fit for purpose yet you won't criticise him at all."

But which side demanded this border? Whose needs are met with this border?

For politicians founded on the principle of self determination to deny the validity of British citizens to do the same is the height of duplicity.
65
03/02/2021 10:22:44 23 15
bbc
Brexit is just nonsense. This is another demonstration of how Brexit and brexiteers have ruined the progress made over the last 50 years. It is time to realise that the British Empire belongs to the past.
239
03/02/2021 10:36:12 7 6
bbc
Actually many Leave voters have wanted out since 1992 and the EEC became the monster that is the EU. A treaty signed by EU fanatic John Major without even consulting the people of the UK first or offering them a Referendum

The feelings of Leave voters didn't just magically come into existence in 2016
16
03/02/2021 10:17:54 14 15
bbc
Ironic, Bojo signs yet another deal and no wants to change it,

When will they sign a deal that they don’t want to change??
66
03/02/2021 10:22:44 11 3
bbc
Never, because that would mean they'd actually have to read it & go theough the possible ramifications & consequences! That's way beyond a Tory Minister!??
27
03/02/2021 10:19:45 21 13
bbc
Unite Ireland, problem sorted. You don’t hear anybody moaning in the south ?
67
03/02/2021 10:22:44 13 7
bbc
They were moaning pretty loudly when the EU tried to close the border!
35
03/02/2021 10:20:13 15 24
bbc
Any objective analysis will show the UK has behaved quite well through this process, we paid our £40B on the way out etc.

The EU on the other hand invoked a controversial treaty clause within the first month.

The least it could do is help quiet the concerns that it stirred up
68
03/02/2021 10:23:10 7 4
bbc
the EU can only invoke what the uk signed off on, got an issue? Take it up with BoZo
69
03/02/2021 10:23:20 26 13
bbc
Boris...If you hadnt told so many lies you would not have caused this problem.
14
03/02/2021 10:17:40 21 25
bbc
5 years lecturing the UK about how the Irish border must never be closed. One month before they throw that principle out the window because of a hissy fit over vaccines.
No wonder the people of NI are peed off.
70
03/02/2021 10:23:21 7 3
bbc
Maybe the Govt should have read the deal they negotiated, before signing it???
71
03/02/2021 10:23:24 15 17
bbc
ipsa scientia potestas est
10:16
"The UK doesn't want a border on the island of Ireland. The Republic of Ireland doesn't want a border on the island of Ireland. It is only the paranoid protectionist EU that does".

Prove it.
136
03/02/2021 10:28:09 7 5
bbc
It's all about this little thing called the Single Market. Have a read about it.

Unfortunately for Ireland, they are unable to make a decision about their own border control.
72
03/02/2021 10:19:48 11 14
bbc
The eu are weaponising the the border in Ireland, last weeks performance has proved it.
73
03/02/2021 10:19:57 4 11
bbc
Lol what is the point of asking the EU to make changes to help NI. They are bullies that want what they want and don’t want changes. NI should not have a border down the Irish Sea and If it is discriminating people from being treated as everyone else in the UK it needs got rid of!!! It’s absolutely not what I wanted when voted leave. Border should be at Irish border. Simple
238
03/02/2021 10:36:11 2 1
bbc
Tough - that was NEVER possible. Conned or just terminally stupid?
74
03/02/2021 10:19:58 317 58
bbc
Gosh, it's almost as if BoJo doesn't read anything before he signs it! If only someone had warned them beforehand, oh wait...
220
03/02/2021 10:34:58 127 16
bbc
I think he did. Having worked with the main unionist part in NI (DUP) I think he simply gambled that they would be easier to placate that rabid nationalists. I don't care for BoJo but I can understand his reasoning: the DUP have historically rolled over and showed their bellies as soon as past PMs shook the magic money tree. They are party of pounds, not principle.
746
03/02/2021 11:14:02 4 1
bbc
Lord Frost did the reading, Mr Johnson just did the last bit, a final agreement with the EU
03/02/2021 12:40:46 2 10
bbc
Gosh, it's almost as if Remainers complain about everything to do with Brexit, whether it's good or bad. Oh, wait...
BOF
03/02/2021 12:42:57 9 1
bbc
I think that Johnson made promises to his right wing and the DUP not to operate the Protocol so as to keep his options open as to which obligation to honour according to what suited at the time. He decided to honour the Withdrawal Agreement with the Protocol and ditch the DUP.

If that is right Johnson is a particularly dishonorable politician.
03/02/2021 12:47:25 11 1
bbc
He's a little Trump, or is that a fart. Useless man and one day will get his comeuppance
03/02/2021 14:29:54 1 4
bbc
AS far as I am aware, the EU didn't warn anyone, including the Irish whose border they closed for 45 minutes. Impressive, 45 minutes, until someone rang up someone in the EU with half a brain and probably said something along the lines of 'are you effing mad? Do you know what you just effing did?' I suspect they didn't. Then started a shellfish war. EU thrashing around desperate.
9
03/02/2021 10:16:49 28 35
bbc
The UK doesn't want a border on the island of Ireland. The Republic of Ireland doesn't want a border on the island of Ireland. It is only the paranoid protectionist EU that does.
75
03/02/2021 10:21:35 6 4
bbc
Oh dear, you don't get it do you?! We're a third country now. Border checks are mandatory - under WTO rules! It wasn't Project Fear after all!
76
03/02/2021 10:21:53 9 7
bbc
This anger seems to be that a border of sorts has been created where before it did not exist, ie down the Irish Sea between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK.

This does not need student level political activists stirring the pot, Eire, the EU or the UK looking to score points,

just do their jobs, find a political solution & let people get on with their lives.
77
03/02/2021 10:22:00 12 16
bbc
The saintly EU can do no wrong according to the comments so far. If they ransacked your house and stole your prize possessions, I bet you would still blame Boris!
120
03/02/2021 10:26:57 5 2
bbc
But they won't, will they?
2
03/02/2021 10:15:49 282 66
bbc
We've left the EU. People need to accept the result and adapt to the new normal.

Surely people knew what they were voting for.
78
03/02/2021 10:22:23 5 47
bbc
As a member of the Uk I voted to leave the EU. Not to be messed about by the EU, have a order down the Irish Sea and not be able to get foods available in the rest of the UK. Needs scrapped before the Northern Irish people do something about the dreadful discrimination to UK population
258
03/02/2021 10:37:13 44 3
bbc
"As a member of the Uk I voted to leave the EU. Not to be messed about by the EU, have a order down the Irish Sea and not be able to get foods available in the rest of the UK"

But this was exactly what people were warning about a) before the referendum, and b) after the ref when it was decided we should also leave the CU and SM... it's not the EU messing about or trying to change the signed deals
312
Trs
03/02/2021 10:41:35 33 3
bbc
You voted leave. Own it.
318
03/02/2021 10:39:48 23 1
bbc
Are you suggesting to violate the GFA and brake international law?
375
03/02/2021 10:46:40 28 3
bbc
So, you're another one who voted for the impossible because you didn't understand. Real unicorn and sunny uplands stuff.
477
03/02/2021 10:50:31 0 17
bbc
Yep. Perhaps the UVF wil remind those in Dublin that it is not reasonable to stop food getting to people.
627
03/02/2021 11:03:49 15 2
bbc
Every Brexiteer knew this would happen. They knew that we would be treated as a 3rd country in respect to the EU. They therefore knew that the import/export issues would be occurring. They knew that as a 3rd country, and the GFA, that a border was down the Irish sea.

It seems you are one of the few Brexiteers that did not know this would be happening.
03/02/2021 12:45:39 7 0
bbc
This is EXACTLY what you were told would happen, ergo, by voting for brexit this is what you wanted to happen. You CHOSE this.
79
03/02/2021 10:23:43 88 14
bbc
reality
/r?'al?ti/
noun
1.
the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them.
"he refuses to face reality"
341
03/02/2021 10:44:26 28 5
bbc
Why don't they set up checkpoints in Hollyhead and other UK ports, staffed with EU officials? So the checks are done at the departure point, rather than destination point in N Ireland
495
03/02/2021 10:54:27 11 3
bbc
I beat your reality with a unicorn cake. Feel the triumph of unicornistas.
03/02/2021 13:03:24 0 6
bbc
This describes Remainers and Rejoiners.
80
03/02/2021 10:23:47 10 14
bbc
For all the talk from the EU about them being reasonable people who "care about the world" that they are the "good guys" so to speak

They do seem to go out of their way to be intransigent bullying and not give a damn about anyone

That's fine if you want to be like Trump ....but if so please stop with the fake sincerity

It's the hypocrisy that grinds the most
104
CH
03/02/2021 10:25:29 5 5
bbc
So it's OK for Bozo to threaten to invoke Article 16 but not the EU? OK...think I can see who the hypocrite is thanks.
81
03/02/2021 10:23:49 32 21
bbc
Boris signed this deal, now you sort it out. Stop crying to the EU for the mess you have made.
195
03/02/2021 10:32:42 5 8
bbc
We did not use the 'nuclear' option of article 16. The EU did. That article was supposed to be a last resort to be rarely used, if ever. Not to be used on NI before even one month had passed and when other options had barely been explored.

They broke it, they can fix it.
32
03/02/2021 10:20:06 24 22
bbc
I cannot understand why the BBC thinks something as divisive and sectarian as a subject as this could possibly warrant a HYS.

It reeks of political bias given the inability to put a HYS on the vaccines fiasco, statue toppling, etc.
82
03/02/2021 10:23:49 8 20
bbc
Quite. Most people who work for the BBC are internationlists who hate Britain and do everything they can to its people.
116
03/02/2021 10:26:31 5 1
bbc
So Brexit is godd??? Why all this crying to the EU?
127
03/02/2021 10:27:23 7 2
bbc
Most intelligent people are internationalists
201
03/02/2021 10:33:37 7 1
bbc
Oh, you know them personally do you? This kind of inane comment is the reason no one takes people who support such positions seriously.
03/02/2021 15:29:18 0 0
bbc
From a bloke who wears tights....lol
9
03/02/2021 10:16:49 28 35
bbc
The UK doesn't want a border on the island of Ireland. The Republic of Ireland doesn't want a border on the island of Ireland. It is only the paranoid protectionist EU that does.
83
03/02/2021 10:23:56 3 1
bbc
So what's the answer then???
GEH
03/02/2021 13:59:44 0 1
bbc
Put the border between NI and ROI - i.e. Between two nations not in the middle of a state. Manage it electronically. Only EU intransigence and determination to use GFA to impose less favourable terms on UK stopping this.
35
03/02/2021 10:20:13 15 24
bbc
Any objective analysis will show the UK has behaved quite well through this process, we paid our £40B on the way out etc.

The EU on the other hand invoked a controversial treaty clause within the first month.

The least it could do is help quiet the concerns that it stirred up
84
03/02/2021 10:23:59 5 2
bbc
(i) We haven't paid the bill! And we've threatened throughout not to.
(ii) We threatened to break international law.
(iii) We proposed the NIP
(iv) Boris said in parliament he wouldn't hesitate to invoke Art. 16.

The EU made a big mistake last week. But to say "the UK has behaved quite well" is absolute nonsense!
28
03/02/2021 10:19:51 34 35
bbc
The EU has nobody else but themselves to blame for this mess. The whole issue of the Irish border could have been resolved without breaching the principles of the GFA if the EU hadn't deliberately chosen to weaponise it.
85
03/02/2021 10:24:02 20 12
bbc
factually wrong
52
03/02/2021 10:21:34 25 18
bbc
It was said at the time, when MPs voted for the deal without reading it (because the government didn't give them any time) that this was had not been well thought through. And guess what? It's a mess. Just like the whole Brexit thing.
86
03/02/2021 10:24:05 7 16
bbc
And you've read it I suppose.....?
373
03/02/2021 10:45:01 1 2
bbc
Irrelevant comment. No need for a lay person to read it but highly paid politicians should certainly be reading it.
Brexit is an absolute disaster and the sooner you face up to that the better.
87
MVP
03/02/2021 10:24:09 379 80
bbc
Northern Ireland was sacrificed by the UK government in order to "get Brexit done".

This was a high price to pay and no one can be surprised that the rules, that the UK government agreed to, are now being applied.
217
xlr
03/02/2021 10:34:34 312 84
bbc
The Conservative and Unionist Party were faced with an option of whether it was better to be a Tory or better to be a unionist, and chose the former.

What Brexiteers voted for: A British Brexit
What Brexiteers really hoped for: An English Brexit
What Brexiteers really got: A Tory Brexit
288
03/02/2021 10:39:56 6 19
bbc
Hardly. It was always going to be a tough problem to have an EU/GB land border, *and* keep it open. I don't think anyone thought it would be the EU who reached for the panic button first, without even consulting those involved. If there is a silver lining, maybe the EU will make some concessions to help smooth things over, although their continued rubbishing of the AZ vaccine suggests maybe not.
308
03/02/2021 10:41:29 27 3
bbc
Very true indeed.

During the last days of the last parliament Starmer told the relics of DUP that "Johnson betrayed you, join us to get a Peoples' Vote". But relics are relics...

Same with the relics of Sinn Fein, whose votes would have given us Peoples' Vote, but their stupid "principles" were more important.

Looks like stupidity is an "essential requirement" for the job of politician...
500
03/02/2021 10:54:50 23 6
bbc
The difficulty is not so much the deal, even though it is a mess, the underlying problem is that the EU (and most of this country) cannot trust Boris and this Gov in any way, and it was that underlying issue that made them react the way they did. Was a mistake, but it is the underlying trust issue that needs sorting.
503
03/02/2021 10:55:13 5 36
bbc
I think you will find the the EU insisted on border controls, not the UK, who reluctantly agreed.

But let's not allow the truth get in the way of your prejudice
734
03/02/2021 11:12:52 3 5
bbc
I don't think any rules in reverse are being applied to UK imports from the EU, they should be
03/02/2021 11:30:50 4 9
bbc
ROFL - after all the bull you lot spewed about a border in NI, the EU created one, that lasted all of 45 minutes until someone told them what they'd done - now the fallout and remoaners try and blame the UK - typical - as you are always saying, 'own it' this is the EU's doing in 45 minutes of mayhem last week.
03/02/2021 11:35:33 2 6
bbc
The EU thought it was a trump card gifted by Theresa May that would prevent the UK leaving.
03/02/2021 12:37:17 1 4
bbc
But if we had responded to the EU actions in the same way, as we could have done, you would have been complaining.
03/02/2021 14:29:22 3 1
bbc
Why is anyone surprised that a Conservative Government has "dumped" NI. UK governments have wanted shot of NI for Centuries and (Thatcher in particular), Brexit has provided the perfect opportunity, except the majority there never wanted Brexit. (They knew it only suited Westminster)
03/02/2021 14:29:39 3 1
bbc
Not just NI, but thousands of UK businesses have been sacrificed too.

Brexit was built on a bed of lies. As result, it'll never last.
88
03/02/2021 10:24:15 11 7
bbc
Take back control of our Borders you gutless wonder

yet another part of the trade deal you did not read

will someone tell Boris the CLOWN if you turn over the first page
there are other pages behind it

asking the EU to sort out our Border is hardly taking back control
214
03/02/2021 10:34:06 5 2
bbc
You're almost there respect the 52.

Carry on like this and you'll end up realising why brexit is such a lousy idea.
266
03/02/2021 10:38:02 1 3
bbc
I think we had highly skilled and highly paid lawyers doing the work, sorting things out. Delegation, a management many of you have never heard of.
Questions asked, answers given, can I sign off? Yes PM, he then signs.
It's how it works.
Over time the EU will be the poorer for how they've behaved.
Biden threatened the UK, over the GFA. I think when he asks the EU a question or 2 things might move
23
03/02/2021 10:18:55 66 71
bbc
The EU are playing a dangerous game.
Petty little nonsense to try and impose some power

Give it a rest.
89
03/02/2021 10:24:15 54 37
bbc
Boris is playing games with our economy by imposing his rubbish Brexit deal on us
139
03/02/2021 10:28:27 2 9
bbc
Err..... He didn’t threaten to tear the deal up 29 days in, because their bullying didn’t work, is he. Don’t you think that was the catalyst?
53
03/02/2021 10:21:42 167 45
bbc
Has it twigged with Leaverss that the damage they have caused is beyond repair? I doubt it ever will. The good news is that this will inevitably lead to a united Ireland. Well done the Conservative and Unionist party. You will achieve something that the IRA terrorists and Sinn Fein never could.
90
03/02/2021 10:24:15 65 130
bbc
Judging by the combined condemnation by Sinn Fein and the DUP last week, the EU have managed the impossible, upset both sides. And it's all down to the fault of the EU not the UK
325
03/02/2021 10:42:26 26 9
bbc
Ignorance personified
836
03/02/2021 11:19:31 3 2
bbc
But in the end the did not.
922
03/02/2021 11:23:48 17 4
bbc
Did you forget Johnson was the person who first threatened to break International law, supported by his rogue Cabinet. Oh, and you overlook the fact Johnson was well aware of the problems his fantastic Brexit deal would cause. Wake up and open your eyes.
03/02/2021 11:52:34 4 2
bbc
The Brexiteers will be hiding behind this bureaucratic 6 hr till they reversed it cock up for years. Pathetic.
03/02/2021 11:58:20 4 0
bbc
LOL - keep the lies a-coming!
03/02/2021 12:30:16 3 7
bbc
Remainers are looking for something to moan about after the success of the vaccine rollout and now they have found it, your right it is the EUs fault but why let the facts get in the way of their grievance.
03/02/2021 12:47:53 6 0
bbc
UK wanted brexit or should I say brexiteers. Johnson signed a negotiated deal based on a pack of lies. Don't blame the EU.
03/02/2021 12:58:33 0 4
bbc
Maybe Ireland will finally realise the Eu support for them was just a negotiation tactic. They’d throw them under a bus in a heartbeat to protect the Eu project
03/02/2021 13:16:50 1 0
bbc
UK was a good tenant in the EU house. The other tenants pretended they liked It an the UK pretended it liked them. Do you expect your former house partner to help you after you left the tenancy advising this it the most disgusting place you have ever lived.
03/02/2021 14:53:23 1 0
bbc
What, did the EU kick us out?

Odd. I thought we'd exercised our sovereignty and left of our own accord.

Wasn't there a vote on it or something?
22
03/02/2021 10:18:54 33 34
bbc
Just show how self centered the EU are and have been. Always want it their way and no other or they throw their toys out of the pram
91
03/02/2021 10:23:26 7 10
bbc
Totally agree. The Eus behaviour is a disgrace and it should serve as a warning to those still in the Eu. Everyone knows the Eu can’t have the uk succeed or it’s the end of them. The pettiness is shocking.
03/02/2021 15:27:52 0 0
bbc
Utterly clueless...as usual.
92
03/02/2021 10:24:29 12 8
bbc
The EU needs to show pragmatism? The current problems are entirely to do with the version of Brexit Johnson wanted and delivered. It is that which needs to change. Asking the EU to pull UK feet out of the fire will just not work (as well as being pathetically weak). Membership of the Single Market and/or the Customs Union is entirely compatible with the referendum result
93
03/02/2021 10:24:33 16 7
bbc
Boris back to wanting the best of both worlds.

We’ve left we can’t have our cake and eat it … … can we
23
03/02/2021 10:18:55 66 71
bbc
The EU are playing a dangerous game.
Petty little nonsense to try and impose some power

Give it a rest.
94
03/02/2021 10:24:35 21 7
bbc
YOU voted for this Brexit so YOU live with it. Stop crying to the EU
9
03/02/2021 10:16:49 28 35
bbc
The UK doesn't want a border on the island of Ireland. The Republic of Ireland doesn't want a border on the island of Ireland. It is only the paranoid protectionist EU that does.
95
03/02/2021 10:24:36 4 5
bbc
"It is only the paranoid protectionist EU that does"

Correct. The EU ignored the report of its own expert (Lars Karlsson) that the border between ROI and NI could be managed electronically.

Everything that has followed is the result of that decision
22
03/02/2021 10:18:54 33 34
bbc
Just show how self centered the EU are and have been. Always want it their way and no other or they throw their toys out of the pram
96
03/02/2021 10:24:38 2 3
bbc
Both sides of this endless debacle or guilty of this.
97
03/02/2021 10:24:48 173 27
bbc
Please forgive me if I've got this wrong; BUT, didn't Boris state that NI would never remain inside the EU yet they have? That there would be no border between the UK & NI, but there is? Didn't Boris tell us before Xmas that this Deal would allow the British People to have their cake & eat it? This deal stinks, it is far worst than if we had accepted the offer to remain in the EEC like Norway.
264
03/02/2021 10:37:30 121 25
bbc
Britain will join the EEC before long. The Tories will just package it as some 'amazing deal' they'll have struck with the EU
802
03/02/2021 11:03:21 2 20
bbc
Rubbish
BOF
03/02/2021 12:49:24 6 1
bbc
Don't ever believe what our PM says, it will only lead to upset.
03/02/2021 12:53:14 2 9
bbc
I do forgive you because you have got it wrong. The EEC is a dead end and Norway knows it.
03/02/2021 13:44:25 2 1
bbc
Let's be right. The name EEC was a massive Euro lie, which was a step on the ladder that aimed to disguise the move from trading partnership to unelected super- corrupt super-inefficient superstate.
Common Market - to European Economic Community - to European Community -to European Union.
Spot what got dropped? The concept of the EEC I might not have argued with - its not what's there now.
03/02/2021 22:42:12 0 0
bbc
Cake has gone rancid , waiting for customs clearances!!!
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03/02/2021 10:15:49 282 66
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We've left the EU. People need to accept the result and adapt to the new normal.

Surely people knew what they were voting for.
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03/02/2021 10:25:04 14 5
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"Surely people knew what they were voting for."

Yes, I didn`t know.

Then again, nobody else did either.
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03/02/2021 10:37:16 34 3
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@Steve Davis for King ... you really didn't know? Anyone with a tiny bit of understanding of human nature could see that after Brexit the EU would stop treating the UK as a best friend, and treat it as (at best) a rival, and at worst as a threat. It was far better to be a member of a mediocre club than to actively make yourself the shared the enemy of the entire club.
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03/02/2021 10:25:13 8 8
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The Eu have shown that they will use article 16 without even notifying the countries involved and put in place a hard border despite all their rhetoric regarding the gfa the fact the Irish prime minister hard to telephone them after the event speaks volumes so yes safe guards have to be put in place and the position will have to be looked at again
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03/02/2021 10:19:51 34 35
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The EU has nobody else but themselves to blame for this mess. The whole issue of the Irish border could have been resolved without breaching the principles of the GFA if the EU hadn't deliberately chosen to weaponise it.
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03/02/2021 10:25:16 9 4
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YOU voted for this brexit, YOU sort it out. Stop crying to the EU