Brexit worse than feared, says JD Sports boss
09/02/2021 | news | business | 4,918
Chairman Peter Cowgill says the new EU trade deal has meant "double-digit millions" in extra costs.
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09/02/2021 14:50:14 30 18
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Project Fear................yeah course it is.
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09/02/2021 14:54:59 20 4
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Etonmess surely..
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09/02/2021 14:56:08 2 3
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Ooopoh oh no, another high street retailer is going bust, where will we get our flashy overpriced shoes manufactured by slave labour
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mjb
09/02/2021 14:58:48 0 9
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Yep, just like Nissan, it's a businessman, rattling his sabre, to try to get a better deal for his company, and in JD Sports case, trying to save his job, for the huge losses he's about to declare...... ( after 3 weeks trading under theese terms, when many shops across the continet are also shut.)))
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09/02/2021 14:51:32 26 47
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Not another HYS on Brexit. Give it a rest BBC
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09/02/2021 14:54:20 23 11
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What and miss out on all the great Brexit news? No way!
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09/02/2021 14:54:36 14 3
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Why it's not going to go away and it affects us all
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09/02/2021 14:54:50 14 3
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Don't read the reports or post

Time you gave your whinging a rest

Brexit has caused massive problems for millions with no benefits fir the uk

This will gi on and on so get used to it
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09/02/2021 14:55:47 19 3
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Brexit isn't over - it's just started. Keeping your head in the sand won't make it go away. The single biggest change for our country in a generation should be continually reported on.
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09/02/2021 14:52:28 843 131
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I'm sure all the promised benefits of Brexit are just months away, or is it now 50 years away? Can't remember where we are with the Brexit dividend, or what it even was? Any suggestions?
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09/02/2021 14:54:08 726 84
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We are free to become poorer.
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mjb
09/02/2021 14:56:40 13 77
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this will probably cost the same amount of Jobs as when the Nissan plant will close down after Brexit....
oh, wait, that was horse manure as well, wasn't it.....
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09/02/2021 15:08:16 61 3
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Rees-Mogg said 50 years

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/shortcuts/2018/jul/24/two-50-or-100-years-when-do-leavers-think-brexit-will-pay-off

So don't worry this had benfacterd in.

Brexit the lie that keeps on lying.
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09/02/2021 15:14:20 55 3
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Whilst all those promoting Brexit move their offices to Europe
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09/02/2021 15:17:38 3 34
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Efficient and urgent vaccinations for all? No? Not liking that?
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09/02/2021 15:27:36 29 1
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It is fermenting nicely in the sewage farm just beyond the end of the of the rainbow
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09/02/2021 15:51:59 2 22
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Already happening - 62 new trade deals, Mr Moaner.
LH
09/02/2021 16:22:10 1 19
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Well, why were the 'Remain' campaigners not more vocal in 2016?? They were LAZY and expected the vote to be 'Remain', without a fight!!
09/02/2021 16:24:23 2 11
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First with the vaccine!!!
09/02/2021 16:25:41 1 1
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Don't hold your breath......
09/02/2021 16:39:59 2 1
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To quote the immortal words of Danny Dyer, you would need to ask those 2 tw*** Cameron and Johnson.
09/02/2021 16:40:35 0 1
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Johnson, have one don't be one. This is all your fault
col
09/02/2021 16:54:00 0 5
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15 million vaccinated?

Not being vilified by the WHO for vaccine nationalism?

Not being an international laughing stock for the incompetence of our bureaucracy?

About to sign trade deals that will make us the most free trade nation on the plane?

Just how greedy are you if that isn't enough?
09/02/2021 16:58:09 4 1
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My new driving license has a Union Jack on it.

Personally I hate it, so I've stuck the Scottish flag over the top
09/02/2021 17:04:30 0 4
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Yawn
09/02/2021 17:24:37 0 4
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Vaccines, Unilever, Nissan and Cadbury to name but 4.
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09/02/2021 14:52:58 302 50
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Yayyyy another opportunity to discover the mysterious benefits of Brexit.
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09/02/2021 15:59:02 253 36
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Even Miss Marple would struggle to uncover the elusive benefits. I'm stumped and frankly I've given up. I am leaving this country this year... real fact. Maybe I'll return some day when sanity is restored. Good luck, dis-United Kingdom... soon to be England/possibly Wales. Sad... so sad, as your friend Trump would aptly put it. Enjoy your alternative facts folks.
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09/02/2021 16:06:52 2 38
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Yayyyy, another opportunity for the BBC Remaoners to make the same complaints in the same phrases.
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09/02/2021 16:17:07 8 1
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It's a bit like exploring for Atlantis. You can't discover what doesn't exist.
09/02/2021 16:29:37 4 6
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best in the world for vaccinations !!!
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09/02/2021 14:53:10 1458 408
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Get Brexit undone.
Lol what a pathetic thing to say Removed
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09/02/2021 15:26:03 94 19
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Please!
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09/02/2021 15:36:47 71 15
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it will happen - BUT in few years
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09/02/2021 15:53:11 14 76
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Hard luck. There is more chance of landing an astronaut on the sun.
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09/02/2021 15:58:09 105 12
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I'm afraid we'll have to wait for the next generation and the beg re-join on far worse terms than we had. Sad really.
09/02/2021 16:25:14 5 30
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I expect you’re excitedly waiting for your vaccine - be a long wait if we were still in the EU........
09/02/2021 16:45:24 4 11
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NO REFERENDUM VOTE, THEN STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT THE RESULT.
Another person who failed to get out of a ice warm bed and go out into the cold to vote still moaning!
TO COMPLAIN YOU HAVE TO HAVE VOTED.
09/02/2021 16:49:12 3 3
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Democratically? How about another vote?
09/02/2021 16:47:17 3 14
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Sorry, done mate the people have spoken as we always told you lemons and suck spring to mind
JBM
09/02/2021 17:03:16 3 9
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Get stuffed!
09/02/2021 17:05:24 2 7
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Get off your knees.
09/02/2021 17:10:28 1 10
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I’ve got a better idea why don’t you get a life get over it sado
09/02/2021 17:16:02 6 2
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The best reason to stay in the EU, was to be protected from idiots live Bojo, Cove and co. They couldn't organise a P up in a brewery.

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09/02/2021 14:53:27 20 10
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What a surprise!
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09/02/2021 14:53:28 41 22
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But Yay, what about those spiffy Blue passports people!
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09/02/2021 15:12:24 32 5
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Produced in Poland for the French company that won the contract!
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09/02/2021 14:53:32 10 13
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Stick a Have Your Say on the WHO do as they are told in China story
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09/02/2021 14:53:40 7 15
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So extra costs meant "double-digit millions" . In 1 month. Get out of here.
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09/02/2021 14:53:47 668 101
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Brexit worse than feared, says JD Sports boss. The list gets every longer for different UK businesses... Didn't the clown say it was a tariff free and a great deal?
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09/02/2021 14:55:01 574 72
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EU shellfish import ban permanent, UK fishing industry told. Also our steel industry, meat industry, music and fashion industry have been screwed by Brexit. Along with alot of small and medium sized businesses.
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09/02/2021 15:11:51 54 5
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Well if you remember `the clown` some time back he refered to Brexit as being a Titanic sucess...Mmmmm

If I remember correctly it sank on it's maiden voyage...

Well done Boris....
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09/02/2021 15:12:05 29 20
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Been brilliant for my business, in horticulture. We are bringing production back to the UK!
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09/02/2021 15:38:03 4 4
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I think he said that his imports from Asia attracted tarrifs. Tarrifs that existed before BREXIT I assume.
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09/02/2021 15:39:49 9 2
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When he said great deal - The spin will be a "great deal of paperwork".
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09/02/2021 15:48:36 3 13
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The list of new trade deals gets longer, but some people never stop moaning.
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09/02/2021 15:57:29 8 2
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The clown did not know the difference between free trade and tariff-free.

The bit I most enjoy is that piece of film of him dancing on a Scottish quayside whilst telling all those fishermen about the end of all those silly regulations.
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09/02/2021 16:14:45 2 2
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The whole escapade has and will be a total waste of public money, cost us more and for less freedom too...

I am not against change for the better, but really is this actually better -Brexiteers....????
09/02/2021 16:24:10 1 6
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Actually, think you’ll find a lot of businesses doing rather well out of it as well - try doing some research
09/02/2021 16:33:38 1 1
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Hell mend you if you ever believe a word that emits from that buffoon Johnson's gob.
09/02/2021 17:34:27 1 1
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have you forgotten what Slaley (boss of Barclays) said just last week? Or do you only listen to the negative comments?
09/02/2021 17:40:14 2 1
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JDSports has been struggling ever since Sports Direct got up and running. so all he's trying to do is blame some thin else for his own demise!
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09/02/2021 14:53:50 336 56
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Chickens and roosting comes to mind
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09/02/2021 15:03:21 267 33
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And Turkeys and Christmas!
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09/02/2021 16:04:07 3 6
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Tedious repetitive cliches come to mind.
09/02/2021 16:28:34 2 4
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Jabs and immunity to covid comes to mind!
09/02/2021 17:29:31 0 5
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A minority thinking that they are cleverer than the majority, so the majority should be ignored.

Pathetic.

With limited political and legal ties plus better worldwide trade in the long-term, maybe you should calm down rather then whine about something which isn't going to change for a long time, if ever?

For every JD "maybe" moving jobs abroad, there is a Nissan investing post-Brexit in UK.
09/02/2021 17:39:07 2 0
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Lemmings and cliffs?
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09/02/2021 14:53:56 83 16
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90% normal traffic but how many are empty lorries?
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09/02/2021 14:52:28 843 131
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I'm sure all the promised benefits of Brexit are just months away, or is it now 50 years away? Can't remember where we are with the Brexit dividend, or what it even was? Any suggestions?
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09/02/2021 14:54:08 726 84
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We are free to become poorer.
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09/02/2021 15:52:35 2 27
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The EU will become poorer. It is a dead end.
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09/02/2021 16:10:17 2 1
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That is happening whether or not you 'chose' Brexit because Brexit was 'chosen'.
09/02/2021 16:29:34 0 1
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Yay! Let's celebrate a job well done, thumbs up - lets buy some drinks and treats to celebrate. Ohhhhh - wait a minute there is nothing to buy as it takes too long and costs too much to buy now... OK - Its now back to dripping on toast...
09/02/2021 17:05:21 0 6
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By being less lazy and more accountable you , remainers are the work shy
09/02/2021 17:14:06 0 4
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Get a job and work harder spend more time working less time whining
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09/02/2021 14:54:08 751 113
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Even now I can't get over how many people were so easy to fool.
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09/02/2021 15:14:52 126 401
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Not you though, eh Pete? You are smarter.
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Rik
09/02/2021 15:15:33 44 4
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Propaganda works
Could say the same about Covid 19... Removed
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09/02/2021 15:28:58 34 11
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They're Brits! A lot of stupidity among us, unfortunately!
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09/02/2021 15:44:48 44 10
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All you need to do to get the thickos onside is bang the nationalist drum and say we used to rule the world and now look at us.
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09/02/2021 16:11:06 39 8
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Wrap anything up in nationalism and the sheep will follow.
09/02/2021 16:25:55 7 40
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Remoaners are stupid like that
The mouth breathing Scum viewers were never too bright... Removed
Si
09/02/2021 16:44:48 6 2
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The trick of Farage and Johnson was to connect Leave to a sense of Patriotism - the plucky Britain going alone myth. Many people equated Leave with fighting a kind of war. This would have been almost as easy for Remain to narrate...Britain at the head of the table, leading Europe etc. But Cameron's team failed to engage the ordinary working class voters - not idiots but gullible to patriotism
09/02/2021 16:49:03 0 2
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You mean just like you?
09/02/2021 17:00:24 2 2
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They weren't fooled they just don't like foreigners and are willing to give up freedoms and become poorer to spite them.
09/02/2021 17:01:34 0 2
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Count the number of christians & muslims, then, given that there are no "gods"
09/02/2021 17:21:00 0 1
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peterwall is smorter than the average bear.
09/02/2021 17:37:01 0 1
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You mean the Majority of the people in the UK??? IMPOSSIBLE
09/02/2021 18:32:09 1 0
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And stilled fooled.
09/02/2021 18:46:29 1 3
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Even now i cannot believe how many people think the EU is a good idea. Its a Federalist club. All it wants is to remove democracy from individual nations & strip them all of individual sovereignty (by stealth), to control them so they are powerless. It had to end this way, otherwise it would eventually end in civil wars. It urgently needs to collapse/implode before more damage is done.
09/02/2021 18:46:54 0 0
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Even now, can ANYONE demonstrate, even theoretically, how brexit improves our situation?

and please, leave out the intangible "benefits" of stuff we could already do, or were already enabled to do while still in the EU, e.g. controlling our borders, being sovereign, setting our own rules/laws, etc, etc. Or if you're brave, point to some real data about what we couldn't do while still in the EU
09/02/2021 18:51:30 0 1
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Just for the record, yes I was one of the 48% that were disappoinred at the time.

Most of the other 52% are going to be disappointed as well, it is just happening more gradually.
09/02/2021 19:23:24 0 0
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Left school at 14? Old? Read the telegraph? Don't have a job? Ah, those people.
09/02/2021 20:07:48 0 0
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You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time etc.
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09/02/2021 14:54:20 496 60
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When does the winning start? Asking for a friend
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09/02/2021 16:00:58 117 496
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Already happening. 63 new trade deals.
when all vulnerable people were vaccinated ! We did it ! UK simply the best Removed
09/02/2021 16:40:47 0 5
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You get a vaccine.
09/02/2021 17:09:10 1 1
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In 5 to 10 year's time. Replying for a friend.
09/02/2021 17:22:41 0 3
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Expecting short-term results for long-term decisions is the mindset of the ignorant.
09/02/2021 17:45:34 0 2
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Trade deals worth £885bn with 63 countries?
Incoming Gold Standard agreements with the USA, Australia and New Zealand?
Joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership which covers 11 dynamic trading nations next?
Seems like you've spent too much time on BBC and Guardian where clickbait headlines and lefty narratives leave out the complicated stuff like facts.
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09/02/2021 14:51:32 26 47
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Not another HYS on Brexit. Give it a rest BBC
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09/02/2021 14:54:20 23 11
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What and miss out on all the great Brexit news? No way!
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09/02/2021 14:54:22 789 118
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Project reality dawns. Suspect there are lots of bewildered leavers wondering what they actually voted for. Certainly wasn't wealth and jobs because the argument wasn't about that apparently.
The vaccine rollout will save lives, wealth and jobs. Removed
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09/02/2021 15:32:22 75 5
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No, I'm quite sure that no Brexiteer ever said that we'd be better off out of Europe, or that everyone would be queuing up to do deals with us, or that it would be the easiest deal in history...

Oh, hang on a minute... actually they DID say some of those things. And they wrote the rest of them in huge letters on the side of a bus...
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09/02/2021 15:57:16 12 59
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Suspect there are lots of frustrated Remainers who know that they lost and cannot accept it. Most of them post on the BBC., and even when Brexit works out they will still be complaining.
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09/02/2021 15:59:03 30 2
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Some people will still defend the lies and Pinnochio.
09/02/2021 16:25:16 2 8
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Better vaccine rollout than the entire EU. Ole. ole ole ole; ole ; ole
09/02/2021 16:54:59 9 2
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The bewildered that voted to leave will just ignore any problems that don't immediately affect them.
09/02/2021 17:19:45 7 2
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“Bewildered Leavers”

Is there any other kind!
09/02/2021 17:24:07 7 2
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I promise you this: You will NOT see a flood of introspection and reflection any time soon, if ever.

The forces that had people gnawing on Facebook / Daily Mail propaganda are still working now to keep blame for ALL faults aimed accross the channel, and ALL success painted patriotic. We are a damaged nation.
09/02/2021 17:24:38 1 6
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All of this justifies Brexit all the more.

The plight of the seafood exporters in particular just highlights the EU for what it is; a protectionist racket, with varying degrees of bureaucratic barriers to entry.

Despite a market existing for their products, EU consumers and businesses will have to pay extra for their goods or go without.

All of which makes EU businesses uncompetitive with RoW.
09/02/2021 17:29:58 1 5
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I remind you of Nissan, Cadbury, Unilever the creation of at least 2 new vaccine production centeres, and the fact Nissan is now looking to produce more parts in the UK because the EU is playing silly b****** and wanting to punish us because they are incompetent. But don't let facts get in your way - or did I miss predictions re 'Beer on the Web' & that advert for ethical business JD Sports?
09/02/2021 17:20:36 2 3
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You are generous to the Leavers "wondering what they actually voted for", many are still wondering what they voted about. They simply knew there was voting happening on that day in 2016, and it was something to do with Jonny Foreigner. Asked if they were voting to leave the SM and/or the CU, all but a handful would have looked at you as if you'd come from Mars.
09/02/2021 17:36:20 1 1
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Cor Blimey, so old news, so old hat, grow up and work harder
dgj
09/02/2021 18:28:16 0 0
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Xenophobia.
DB
09/02/2021 18:53:04 0 0
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Most Brexiteers were pensioners who didn't need a job.
09/02/2021 19:50:31 0 0
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You suspect wrongly Please if you could, explain the utopian society that we lived under, under the Eu?
10/02/2021 00:04:17 0 0
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They voted for mayhem, and they got mayhem
And the fact that 60% were retirees, and another 20% not far off, meant that for the bast majority, the economy and having a job simply wasn't as important as 'sticking one on' the EEEEEYOU
10/02/2021 08:13:49 0 0
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Apart from the obstinate who never did see the reality, and despite already emerging PROOF that this is BAD, regardless of which way you voted. Some will continue to pretend they 'won' on the basis of 2 numbers - 48 and 52 - proving only their continued obliviousness to the grave errors of Brexit. More hardship and inefficiencies to come. Ironically, many have shot themselves in the foot.
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Would any one of the idiots who voted for Brexit please, please, please tell me something good about this fiasco ? Removed
Yes, It pisxes off morons like you. Removed
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09/02/2021 14:56:36 8 1
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Nothing good & they knew it all along.
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09/02/2021 14:57:44 6 5
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The vaccine rollout ...
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09/02/2021 14:58:24 4 10
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It’s that pompous intellectual superiority that caused this, you are simply not better you just have a different view, Which I respect, but do not agree with.
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09/02/2021 15:10:48 0 1
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So everyone who doesn't see it your way is an idiot! This is the issue with cancel culture 2021. We live in a democracy, sometimes, you will get what you want and sometimes you don't. The answer to your woes is not to call people stupid but to get out and persuade people you are right through reasoned argument. Start or join a movement to re-join the EU and then put it back to the people.
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09/02/2021 14:54:29 234 50
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Project Fear is Project Here
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Now known as a’Project Turkey’
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09/02/2021 17:41:34 4 0
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And Farage (who loved to shout "Project Fear!" with a knowing grin at every turn) has run away from the lies he told.
09/02/2021 17:42:38 2 0
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At least the fish are happy
09/02/2021 17:46:00 0 2
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LOL yea? So how come we don't hear about the Jewel in the Crown of Project Fear - Nissan Sunderland Leaving? Is it because it is still going, expanding, and Nissan pulled out of the EU not the UK? Don't hear much about that now. Now its Beer on the Web & JD Sports - how has the mighty Project Fear Fallen?
09/02/2021 18:07:02 1 1
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But Govey would not recognise that!
10/02/2021 12:41:36 0 0
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Its Project Reality
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09/02/2021 14:51:32 26 47
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Not another HYS on Brexit. Give it a rest BBC
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09/02/2021 14:54:36 14 3
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Why it's not going to go away and it affects us all
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09/02/2021 14:54:49 13 28
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Brexit? Lockdown sent the economy crashing more severely than at any point in the last 300 years. Brexit is the least of our worries
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09/02/2021 14:51:32 26 47
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Not another HYS on Brexit. Give it a rest BBC
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09/02/2021 14:54:50 14 3
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Don't read the reports or post

Time you gave your whinging a rest

Brexit has caused massive problems for millions with no benefits fir the uk

This will gi on and on so get used to it
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09/02/2021 14:50:14 30 18
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Project Fear................yeah course it is.
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09/02/2021 14:54:59 20 4
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Etonmess surely..
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09/02/2021 14:53:47 668 101
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Brexit worse than feared, says JD Sports boss. The list gets every longer for different UK businesses... Didn't the clown say it was a tariff free and a great deal?
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09/02/2021 14:55:01 574 72
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EU shellfish import ban permanent, UK fishing industry told. Also our steel industry, meat industry, music and fashion industry have been screwed by Brexit. Along with alot of small and medium sized businesses.
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09/02/2021 15:12:53 27 3
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But we will prosper mightily. It must be true as the PM said so.
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09/02/2021 15:12:52 12 32
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With any changes in life, there are winners and losers. For my company, we are winners. Ching!!!!
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09/02/2021 15:14:24 17 6
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But how did those businesses campaign in the run-up to "make your mind up time" back in 2016? I don't recall their deafening voices to Remain.
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09/02/2021 15:24:03 1 9
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All buisness screwed by covid?
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09/02/2021 15:29:10 12 1
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Remember, it's not UK shellfish that are banned- it's all non-EU shellfish. The ban pre-existed Brexit and our government neglected to negotiate an exception.
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09/02/2021 15:37:30 2 2
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Don't think we have a lot of steel industry left.
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09/02/2021 15:49:23 3 13
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Don't forget to mention that the bad weather is caused by Brexit.
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09/02/2021 15:58:26 3 5
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steel industry... who are you kidding. we dont export steel, we import it. the shellfish ban is not a sheelfish ban, its a ban on sending unclean i.e. not purified shell fish... love it when the beeb pay games
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09/02/2021 16:04:43 4 1
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I used to work a week a month in Utrecht and Stuttgart, but the UK based company I work for don't want to go through applying for and justifying work visas. So they've moved one role to Norway so they can continue to support European sites at short notice from there.
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09/02/2021 16:11:05 6 2
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YEs but it has protected the people who make their money out of laundering dirty money and aiding in tax evasion.

Those nasty new EU laws aimed at combating that sort of thing would have been awfully inconvenient for the old etonian chums of Boris and JRM had they not been able to persuade the plebs with false patriotism and jingoistic soundbites to vote to leave the EU...
09/02/2021 17:33:20 1 2
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Correction, screwed by the EU,we told you all they'd do that, but you'd rather 'Give the Knee' to the EU, and kow-tow to them. More amusing is how the 'reputation' of J D Sports is suddenly beyond reproach now rejoiners can refer to it as proof of the EU's trade war.
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09/02/2021 14:55:15 13 34
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Oh come on how could BBC miss out on such an opportunity. Big name retailer comes out with unsupported figures and bang straight on the bandwagon by the BBC. Never a HYS when there is good news but within a millisecond of bad news "get that comment box out" so they can all start moaning. It is PATHETIC
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09/02/2021 14:59:02 18 2
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When there is good news on Brexit let us know won't you as wouldn't want to miss it....
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09/02/2021 15:01:00 0 3
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I agree. That's their own fault. They should look for new oportunities, sail the seas and reach for new horizons.
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I agree with Mr Gove, this should be put in context. The context being that every single thing this inept, corrupt government touches gets fouled up. Why single out Brexit? Removed
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09/02/2021 15:25:00 127 11
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I think the hauliers have a more hands-on context than Govey and his departments. "We don't recognise these figures" indeed! Alternative facts, Govey?
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09/02/2021 15:46:18 5 1
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Couldn't agree more, but Michael Gove, like it or not is still there. Ducking and diving, coughing and spluttering and never a sensible word not even in jest. Where did they find him. Plus the fact that since he's dropped his canny wee scottish accent, he's become a pompous english public schoolboy. I just wish he'd go back to wearing short pants. What will be his next manifestation
633
09/02/2021 15:50:35 0 4
bbc
Some people want to complain about everything. Why single out Brexit?
09/02/2021 16:22:17 0 2
bbc
World number one for the vaccine!
09/02/2021 16:30:51 1 1
bbc
Would Gove be wanting to put in such context if it was his job gone.

My family deserved to keep their jobs. He does not.
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mjb
09/02/2021 14:55:23 9 11
bbc
'goods that JD Sports imports from East Asia incur tariffs when they go to its stores across Europe'.
did they attract tariffs to the Uk before Brexit ?
Yes, so the only difference, is when you pay the tariffs, this is also the reason we want to set up 'Free ports' so that you dont have have to 'double dip' into tarriffs
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09/02/2021 14:55:45 832 132
bbc
& the benefits of Brexit? None thats it. David Cameron needs putting on trial for getting the ball rolling, Johnson needs putting on trial for misleading the public.
85
09/02/2021 15:03:05 159 665
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no the eu were responsible for refusing any of his suggestions. If they had given a little then I can guarantee that we would have stayed in
166
09/02/2021 15:11:00 18 86
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As Stimela above says "Nissan expanding in the Uk, Cadbury's relocating a factory to UK, 64 new trade deals". To which I will add: and we have the vaccines. Not enough for you?
190
09/02/2021 15:13:05 47 6
bbc
Just let them face EU tax evasion rules. That should suffice they and the queen might get special privileges in jail. All this hurt for country because of a greedy elite and their press.
315
09/02/2021 15:22:45 64 2
bbc
What about Farage who was not too proud to accept EU parliaments pay to the end of December 2020? Or did he donate all 2020 payments? If yes, which organization to?
411
09/02/2021 15:29:38 0 2
bbc
And the public? Or are grown ups not supposed to be informed enough to make their own choices?
737
09/02/2021 15:59:24 1 15
bbc
So you would have voted for Corbyn, would you? A man of great moral purity.

Lefties always want to jail those who disagree with them, like true Socialists.
789
09/02/2021 16:05:43 3 2
bbc
Uhm he was forced to - the likes of Farage and his lying cronies from the Daily S*** should be the ones on trial for force feeding total **** -
802
09/02/2021 16:06:40 1 1
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Yes, it was a bribe cameron threw out, I will give you a vote on brexit, but you will first have to vote for me in 2015, that was the con and a gamble, he called it...the sweetest victory, one based on a swindle and a lie
09/02/2021 16:27:07 6 2
bbc
He did it to placate the ultra right wing of his party & it backfired massively. Now we all have to pay for the inevitable economic mess.
Blair needs putting on trial for..... - sorry, only got 322 characters left !! Removed
09/02/2021 16:39:12 1 3
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He had no choice but to offer the referendum, without it, the tories would have lost millions of votes to UKIP in 2015, and with the Tory vote split, we would have ended up with a milliband/sturgeon coalition. Brexit might be bad, but nothing like as bad as that nightmare scenario.
Den
09/02/2021 16:43:34 1 2
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Like how Blair was when he mislead parliment on Iraq? It's what politicians do I'm afraid, seems it's in their DNA.
09/02/2021 16:45:02 4 2
bbc
David Cameron's mistake was believing Brits were brighter and less xenophobic. The day the result came in he realised his mistake. The 52% is down to 25% in recent polls.
TJ
09/02/2021 16:53:45 0 1
bbc
Easy to blame Cameron. Did you go out and persuade people of the benefits?
db
09/02/2021 17:04:03 0 3
bbc
How about banning bottom trawling for one? Or do you not count be able to better protect our planet a benefit?
09/02/2021 17:11:20 0 2
bbc
Dont be so quick to chide with silly comments such as these, you will want Blair in the dock next for helping to fuel the ongoing threat of the Taliban etc never mind the vast ammount of lives lost.
09/02/2021 17:12:01 2 1
bbc
And don'the forget that plausible charlatan Nigel Farage for his role in instigating this malaise.
09/02/2021 17:13:46 0 1
bbc
It's the uneducated , gutter press reading public that got us in this mess, in 2016 and again in 2019. In a democracy, we only have ourselves to blame for the mess this country is in.
2
09/02/2021 14:51:32 26 47
bbc
Not another HYS on Brexit. Give it a rest BBC
29
09/02/2021 14:55:47 19 3
bbc
Brexit isn't over - it's just started. Keeping your head in the sand won't make it go away. The single biggest change for our country in a generation should be continually reported on.
1
09/02/2021 14:50:14 30 18
bbc
Project Fear................yeah course it is.
30
09/02/2021 14:56:08 2 3
bbc
Ooopoh oh no, another high street retailer is going bust, where will we get our flashy overpriced shoes manufactured by slave labour
61
09/02/2021 14:59:52 13 2
bbc
Yeah just what the UK needs....job losses. And they wonder why Brexiteers are considered, not the sharpest.
31
09/02/2021 14:56:12 89 29
bbc
How about a cure for all the Brexit problems, we could apply to join the EU....?
113
09/02/2021 15:05:12 38 13
bbc
Hopefully Scotland will.
Would any one of the idiots who voted for Brexit please, please, please tell me something good about this fiasco ? Removed
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bbc
Yes, It pisxes off morons like you. Removed
65
09/02/2021 15:00:14 1 1
bbc
How tiresome.
33
09/02/2021 14:56:30 12 5
bbc
Sunny uplands
34
09/02/2021 14:56:30 13 20
bbc
Yes, All the Brexit fears have come true .....,and the biggest of all??? No Custard creams on the shelves in Belgium .... well that's it for me, forget being able to vaccinate our people against a killer disease better, forget taking back control of our borders and our laws ... lets cancel the whole thing because they cant get Custard creams in Belgium
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09/02/2021 15:01:44 4 1
bbc
The money Britain makes selling custard creams, cars & consultancy to Belgium & elsewhere is what pays for our imports of food, fuel, clothes, phones, raw materials, medicines, PPE, washing machines...
So no biggie then?
100
09/02/2021 15:04:11 3 1
bbc
Well I got my Haggis and Lorne sauceage, here in Den Haag,amazing the number of UK firms are moving here the Embassy has had more than 500 enquiries so far.
MJM
09/02/2021 17:24:51 0 1
bbc
It is annoying that the BBC trivialises the real issue by using custard creams as the example. They are the tip of the iceberg of the impact on significant revenue generating food exports from the UK to the EU.
Would any one of the idiots who voted for Brexit please, please, please tell me something good about this fiasco ? Removed
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09/02/2021 14:56:36 8 1
bbc
Nothing good & they knew it all along.
36
09/02/2021 14:56:36 12 33
bbc
This will not affect UK prices, nor stock availability.
What it will make a difference to is the E.U.

Not us!
Jobs will be kept here
46
09/02/2021 14:58:01 19 3
bbc
You didn't read the article then?
49
09/02/2021 14:58:34 9 3
bbc
How will it make a difference to the eu

Jobs are being created in eu by uk companies as advised by uk govt
50
09/02/2021 14:58:42 10 1
bbc
Read the article?
' "it would mean the transfer of a number of jobs into Europe," Mr Cowgill said.'
53
09/02/2021 14:58:59 12 2
bbc
Quote from Mr. Cowgill in the text: "the company might open a distribution centre overseas to help mitigate the problems, and that would mean job losses in the UK." Please advise how "jobs will be kept here" fits in with that statement?
73
09/02/2021 15:01:43 11 1
bbc
No they wont. The EU has 450m people. The UK 65m. Business wants free access to the 450m. They will invest inside the EU then export out to the UK.

You were warned.
177
09/02/2021 15:12:03 3 1
bbc
Loss of jobs to the UK, higher delivery costs as stocks are delivered to the EU as it has a much bigger market. Yes, keep listening to farage and co.
270
09/02/2021 15:19:14 2 1
bbc
Sorry,but you are very wrong,the embassy here in Den Haag,has received many many enquiries regarding setting up new offices warehouses distribution centres etc.
09/02/2021 16:39:20 1 1
bbc
You can type that out as often as you want, it won't magically make it true.
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09/02/2021 14:52:28 843 131
bbc
I'm sure all the promised benefits of Brexit are just months away, or is it now 50 years away? Can't remember where we are with the Brexit dividend, or what it even was? Any suggestions?
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mjb
09/02/2021 14:56:40 13 77
bbc
this will probably cost the same amount of Jobs as when the Nissan plant will close down after Brexit....
oh, wait, that was horse manure as well, wasn't it.....
75
09/02/2021 15:01:45 88 1
bbc
Are you saying that all these companies reporting that it is no longer economical to trade with the EU are lying? (John Lewis, ASOS etc.) And the numbers of companies that are being "forced" to open warehouses in the EU, reducing staff in the UK, to get around the time and cost of exporting are all making it up?
90
09/02/2021 15:03:26 65 3
bbc
Over 436k jobs lost since Brexit since you asked.

https://smallbusinessprices.co.uk/brexit-index/
367
09/02/2021 15:22:46 55 2
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I'm afraid every person I know in business that involves any cross-border movement of goods says that Brexit has added significant delay, red tape and cost. There are (depending on your political persuasion) perfectly valid political/social arguments in favour of Brexit. But economic? Nope. The economic potential 'upside' is so far off and seems likely it will never outweigh the drawbacks.
825
09/02/2021 16:09:01 16 2
bbc
Brexit was a glorious success because one Nissan plant didn't close.
09/02/2021 16:30:42 0 8
bbc
It was and still is. But if you're right please post the conclusive evidence that Nissan are closing their plant down, no not some Daily Mirror or Guardian BS, REAL FACTS, i.e. something on a Nissan letterhead stating your version of the truth. No, thought not, typical remoaner lies, YET AGAIN!
09/02/2021 16:42:08 2 1
bbc
Nissan is focusing on the UK market while their partner Renault is focusing on EU. We will all be riding around in outdated Nissans in 20 years time a bit like the East Germans did in the past with their wonderful out of dateTrabant motor car. East Germans did not have a choice and neither will we in the future,
09/02/2021 16:52:34 2 1
bbc
Nissan made 300 people redundant in Sunderland last year. So not so solid as kwitters like to pretend

Now they may want to keep the UK factory open (it represents billions of £'s of company investment) to sell cars to the UK market, but they will find it difficult to sell those cars on the European market (not least because they were rated amongst the least reliable of all manufacturers in 2020).
09/02/2021 17:00:28 3 1
bbc
Something not closing is not a benefit.
09/02/2021 17:15:48 5 1
bbc
Nissan wasn't a net gain only a status quo yet was celebrated by brexiteers like a world cup win .
Is that what we now class as progress ?
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NRB
09/02/2021 14:57:01 411 61
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Does anyone know where the ERG crawled into - what a mess - on and on - hope the Brexiteers enjoyed their bonus leaving everyone else to pay and pay and pay - yes Getting Done By Brexit really springs to mind - no doubt Farrage is off paddling the next canoe
407
09/02/2021 15:26:25 255 18
bbc
He's too busy making money on the side being the face of some financial advisors - ads all over YouTube.
589
09/02/2021 15:47:27 21 1
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Farage keeps popping up on Youtube trying to flog dubious financial advice... clearly fed up with refugee bashing or it's too cold down in Dover.
893
09/02/2021 16:13:09 16 2
bbc
They have become the Covid RG...and are spreading more idiotic ideas there...but someone voted for them so feel sorry for the fools....
09/02/2021 16:32:33 17 1
bbc
gone to the Caymans to salt away the money they made out of Brexit
09/02/2021 17:41:59 1 11
bbc
Blimey you are really fed up aren't you. Bet you were too lazy to vote as well!
09/02/2021 17:58:02 7 0
bbc
He’s on the Internet selling dodgy, unregulated investments
09/02/2021 18:01:54 6 0
bbc
Plus 'The Taxpayers' Alliance' always banging on about govt spending - but usually against a labour one, funny that.
39
09/02/2021 14:57:08 442 63
bbc
So this is the "sunlit uplands" Bojo the Clown was talking about. Ok...
746
09/02/2021 16:00:27 44 165
bbc
Can you think of any phrases that have not been used a hundred times before?
09/02/2021 16:26:35 0 14
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First in Europe to get herd immunity.
09/02/2021 16:43:21 0 1
bbc
Well its snowing here. Alot.
40
09/02/2021 14:57:12 970 150
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Brexit forcing UK export businesses to move British jobs to the EU.

Who still thinks Brexit was a good idea?
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09/02/2021 14:59:41 298 40
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Yes and in the advice from UK GOVT
62
09/02/2021 15:00:02 29 3
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Well said. Not sure you'll get any positive responses, there never is.
91
09/02/2021 15:03:33 12 90
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ME and about 30 million others so get over it
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wtc
09/02/2021 15:04:55 13 54
bbc
The majority do. Thats why they repeatedly voted for it.
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09/02/2021 15:14:16 10 76
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Me. In my industry money and jobs are coming back. The BBC has received many millions in funding from the EU, and is sad about losing it, so will never report on successes of Brexit.
250
09/02/2021 15:14:57 10 31
bbc
But many companies from the EU have also had to open offices here.
323
09/02/2021 15:23:14 3 22
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Me.
635
09/02/2021 15:50:44 2 7
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I do. We must become much more self sufficient, import less if not export less. JD Sports problem is that they are rerouting to EU from the Far East what should be fully produced here.
690
09/02/2021 15:55:34 2 13
bbc
Me and 17.4 million others. It is permanent, so get fed to it.
834
09/02/2021 16:09:54 1 1
bbc
Isn't Cadburys increasing production in the UK and moving it from Germany?
09/02/2021 16:23:59 2 6
bbc
UK 1st for vaccinations! We're winning.
09/02/2021 16:26:17 0 8
bbc
I do
09/02/2021 16:52:53 1 9
bbc
Eu was doing just that for years during our membership.
09/02/2021 17:12:50 1 11
bbc
Best thing British have done in years getting the blood sucking leeches of our. Backs get over it looser
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Ben
09/02/2021 14:57:20 1882 473
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I'm still waiting for the £350m a week to be added to the NHS budget.

There are no economic advantages to Brexit. It only serves to make xenophobes and nationalists happy.

Nothing will ever change their minds.
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09/02/2021 15:01:08 421 1232
bbc
already been done or haven't you seen the extra money going into the NHS
Sadly thats the whole point you reaminers and the lib dems couldnt grasp. We DONT want free movement of eastern Europeans, we DONT want faceless euro jobsworths making rules for us and if it costs us a little bit more it is a price WORTH paying. Brexit never was and never will be just about trade. If you don't like it FO somewhere else Removed
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wtc
09/02/2021 15:04:20 89 466
bbc
You lost the vote mate. Get over it.
Brexit cheerleaders always come across as slightly daft, or a bit angry and bitter. Always Removed
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09/02/2021 15:16:29 51 399
bbc
Have you seen how much money the government have put in to the NHS in the last 12 months? You are deluded with you head in a bucket ...
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09/02/2021 15:17:08 76 342
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Brexit makes those in power accountable. That's why I voted for it. And no, there are no economic advantages. The benefits are democratic ones and the question is how much we priority we give them.
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09/02/2021 15:18:49 38 139
bbc
Keep calling them that Ben because they have a different opinion to you.
But if xenophobes and nationalists make up a majority of the population, as the referendum suggested, isn't the result democracy in action? The majority gets what it wants. Removed
338
09/02/2021 15:24:23 30 5
bbc
You are quite right.
391
09/02/2021 15:28:21 8 72
bbc
Why are you waiting? A real terms (over and above inflation) increase in the NHS Budget of £20.5 billion was already announced in November 2019. This is slightly more than £350m per week, and this is not likely to be a coincidence! The increased budgets have already started, and are being phased in over the 5 years up to 2023/24.
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OwO
09/02/2021 15:32:13 3 46
bbc
Why are you waiting for something that was never promised?

So easy to feign disappointment when your whole platform is made up anyway.
466
09/02/2021 15:35:59 1 29
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I think were spending the £350 million (plus some more) on the Corona virus. I suspect a lot more than the £350 million is going into the NHS at present.
469
09/02/2021 15:35:01 5 53
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Brexit isn’t all doom, it’s about adapting..... just like we’ve done with our vaccine role out.... well done independent Britain ??
500
09/02/2021 15:39:28 1 15
bbc
Take it out of the £200 billion spent on the pandemic so far ...
575
09/02/2021 15:46:40 3 31
bbc
I voted for Brexit, and I am happy to describe myself as patriotic, but don't call me a xenophobe or a nationalist, mate.
As far as I'm concerned, nothing will change the mind of an embittered Remoaner.
682
09/02/2021 15:54:56 10 1
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You'll be waiting a long time for 350 milll.
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JGC
09/02/2021 15:56:56 0 3
bbc
or yours.
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bbc
Michael Gove eh? Slipperier than Slippy McSlippy of Slipping Lane, Sliperton. Removed
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mjp
09/02/2021 15:23:07 302 18
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Postcode SLI P3R
679
09/02/2021 15:54:38 5 22
bbc
Yes, if only we had voted in Corbyn. We could have had Diane Abbott handling these talks. We really missed out there.
LH
09/02/2021 16:22:43 1 2
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"slipperier", eh???
09/02/2021 16:34:57 5 1
bbc
Slippy McSlipface.
09/02/2021 16:40:07 0 8
bbc
And captain hindsight is as straight as a Nevada road, isn’t he.
09/02/2021 17:00:26 10 1
bbc
Old Smegal Gove, A Harry Enfield parody of a loathsome politician in the flesh. A minister of "fill in latest position here" master of none. Brexit..my preciouses.
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09/02/2021 14:57:40 1104 161
bbc
Unfortunately I'm having to lay off my staff in the UK and moving all operations over to Cork, Ireland because of disrupted trade links between the UK and the EU. I only employ 11 people but it could potentially be a snapshot of what's in store for the UK job front.
92
09/02/2021 15:03:44 204 457
bbc
So why not in the North of Ireland
111
09/02/2021 15:05:10 176 14
bbc
This is being repeated at (hundreds of?) thousands of companies all across the UK. Jobs and investment going abroad. There must be a huge list of benefits somewhere? Possibly on the back of the Russian Interference Report? Anyone seen that?
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nfn
09/02/2021 15:05:30 27 317
bbc
Bye
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09/02/2021 15:22:34 1 64
bbc
Chinny Reckhon.
392
09/02/2021 15:24:23 37 2
bbc
Well done Carran, watch the shipping to EU from Ireland. At the moment some of it is going through the UK. This is causing weeks of delay. Ireland direct to EU is the solution.
817
09/02/2021 16:08:15 1 30
bbc
And your company name and web address please
837
09/02/2021 16:10:04 12 2
bbc
Sad to see any employers feel forced to leave UK because of these changes. Equally embarrassed by some attitudes expressed to you as an employer in this quasi social media stream. What we do not seem to have is the other side of the coin.......where are all the new employers rushing to grow their business in UK?
856
09/02/2021 16:10:43 16 2
bbc
I've been watching clients and accounts vanish in a Dublin direction for a year or so now for one Brexit related reason or another. Credit to you at least for taking the 'wait and see' approach.
09/02/2021 16:26:02 0 5
bbc
North of Ireland will be even better, no taxes on goods delivered to the UK or to the EU.
09/02/2021 16:36:49 1 13
bbc
Unproven claim from a remoaner. Why don’t you name your firm?
09/02/2021 16:38:10 4 9
bbc
We've had announcements that Cadbury are investing in more production in the UK and Nissan commits to keep making cars here with additional production moving over as well, just recent positives. Would we have vaccinated as many if we were still in the EU? Companies have always relocated back and forth, we need more time to see the net effect of leaving the EU.
09/02/2021 16:38:50 8 1
bbc
Good luck. Cork is Amazing. I am escaping after selling all assets here and moving there.
09/02/2021 16:45:48 0 7
bbc
Do you know how many of those 11 voted Leave?
09/02/2021 16:47:24 1 1
bbc
Possibly, eventually the financial people will realise that we require employment and suddenly the banks will want to lend money a easy rates with some insurance, not the usual removing the umbrella when it starts to rain.
col
09/02/2021 16:48:12 1 10
bbc
Recruiting, Training, IT systems, New premises?
If you had felt the need to do this you would have done it a year ago.
Doing it in the middle of a pandemic? When its not clear what the long term costs & benefits of this change are going to be?

A number of shippers are opening up delivery duty paid services now, other facilities are coming on line.

A knee-jerk reaction is the reaction of a jerk.
Would any one of the idiots who voted for Brexit please, please, please tell me something good about this fiasco ? Removed
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09/02/2021 14:57:44 6 5
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The vaccine rollout ...
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09/02/2021 15:04:37 1 2
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The vaccine that is less effective than thought against the South African strain?

It was typical jingoistic spin - over promising and under delivering.
139
09/02/2021 15:08:23 1 1
bbc
You still on top of the Death charts.
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09/02/2021 15:08:35 1 1
bbc
We could have still rolled out the vaccine as early even if we were still an EU member. Till will tell if we have been too premature with this self-gloating if it is subsequently proved a case of more haste less speed if the vaccines prove to be less effective than thought.
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09/02/2021 14:58:00 294 57
bbc
We need to quietly go back to the previous trading relationship. The average voter won't notice.
866
09/02/2021 16:11:45 85 215
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What trading relationship- EU is a political, social, economic and monetary union not a free trade area!
09/02/2021 16:31:10 9 13
bbc
Enjoying your vaccine are you?
09/02/2021 16:32:13 10 23
bbc
I know, but the EU elite wont let the average european trade with us like that. They don't want to give up their gravytrain.
09/02/2021 16:42:32 2 4
bbc
we would we are not stupid like you
09/02/2021 17:34:16 0 6
bbc
And that condescending attidute is why remainers still going on about a vote they lost, and something that's already done and dusted, are alienating themselves against the majority of the UK.

Just because you think your view is worth more than everyone else's makea you pathetic, not better than average.
xx
09/02/2021 17:35:23 4 1
bbc
"We need to quietly go back ... The average voter won't notice."

I always liked this idea - if we had simply stayed in but issued a press release saying "Brexit is done!, We've won! That'll show the EU..." ,

Then the Brexiteers would be delighted. And they would have no idea that we had not actually left.
And all the businesses would not be going bust like they are now.
09/02/2021 18:56:37 0 2
bbc
Has it not occurred to ask-why all this vet certs paperwork blocking etc etc-what is different from 5 weeks ago apart from us not giving EU £n 15bn plus ?
09/02/2021 19:20:51 0 3
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condiscention at its best. Spineless at its worst. Run for office if you think you know better. But you won't, easier to say then do. Typical of the left, you and your like, really appealed to the "average voter" in the last election,but you would know as you're more intelligent than the rest of us.
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09/02/2021 14:56:36 12 33
bbc
This will not affect UK prices, nor stock availability.
What it will make a difference to is the E.U.

Not us!
Jobs will be kept here
46
09/02/2021 14:58:01 19 3
bbc
You didn't read the article then?
Would any one of the idiots who voted for Brexit please, please, please tell me something good about this fiasco ? Removed
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09/02/2021 14:58:24 4 10
bbc
It’s that pompous intellectual superiority that caused this, you are simply not better you just have a different view, Which I respect, but do not agree with.
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09/02/2021 15:11:17 0 1
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I would argue it is nothing to do with intellect but it is to do with facts. Intellect possibly comes into it further down the line as a lot of working class Brexiters would not have researched prior to voting but relying on lies from Frogarge and Martin rather than fact check.
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09/02/2021 15:17:36 2 1
bbc
Ok, let's say I agree with you about respecting the other side's opinion. So....with due respect....please tell me a single good outcome from Brexit (for the UK, that is).
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wtc
09/02/2021 14:58:29 15 21
bbc
This little man has a history of moaning and critical anti Brexit comments. Nothing new here.
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09/02/2021 15:03:20 8 4
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And what size of organisation do you run 'big man' ?
36
09/02/2021 14:56:36 12 33
bbc
This will not affect UK prices, nor stock availability.
What it will make a difference to is the E.U.

Not us!
Jobs will be kept here
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09/02/2021 14:58:34 9 3
bbc
How will it make a difference to the eu

Jobs are being created in eu by uk companies as advised by uk govt
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09/02/2021 14:56:36 12 33
bbc
This will not affect UK prices, nor stock availability.
What it will make a difference to is the E.U.

Not us!
Jobs will be kept here
50
09/02/2021 14:58:42 10 1
bbc
Read the article?
' "it would mean the transfer of a number of jobs into Europe," Mr Cowgill said.'
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nfn
09/02/2021 15:09:11 1 1
bbc
Mr cowgill will have to change his work practices if he relocates to the EU. Don't think he will fancy that.
1
09/02/2021 14:50:14 30 18
bbc
Project Fear................yeah course it is.
51
mjb
09/02/2021 14:58:48 0 9
bbc
Yep, just like Nissan, it's a businessman, rattling his sabre, to try to get a better deal for his company, and in JD Sports case, trying to save his job, for the huge losses he's about to declare...... ( after 3 weeks trading under theese terms, when many shops across the continet are also shut.)))
52
09/02/2021 14:58:49 7 18
bbc
I assume companies in the EU will have to do the same and open a distribution centre in the UK
69
09/02/2021 15:01:17 12 8
bbc
Why would they

The uk market is too small to be a concern they have far bigger and more important customers to serve

Which is why many are no longer supplying to uk
93
09/02/2021 15:03:44 3 2
bbc
No they will not, they have 27 countries to trade with, we have non
116
09/02/2021 15:05:24 1 1
bbc
Never assume, call me Dave did that once and look at the outcome ??
133
09/02/2021 15:07:36 2 1
bbc
Nope. They knew how to negotiate. Bozo hasn’t a scooby! Even the Japan deal is worse than what we had as EU members.
143
09/02/2021 15:08:56 4 1
bbc
No they just wont bother their ass exporting. EU sells 8% of its goods to the UK
The UK sells 44% of its goods to the EU...I just dont understand how people still cannot engage their brains.. ...The UK has to sell its goods to the EU no matter what... The EU can take its time... to find alternative internal customers and those overseas.
191
09/02/2021 15:11:14 2 1
bbc
Well yes but at the moment the UK is not doing any checks to cause delays with imports as they dont have staff or paperwork in place, these checks come in July if the Gov is ready ?? However the EU has been used to exporting to 3rd countries and is a massive market compared to the UK so can look at other cust ,most of the parts for the UK built cars are from the EU so holds up's will damage UK ?
528
09/02/2021 15:42:12 1 1
bbc
Amazing to see, almost 5 years later, Brexiters still struggling to understand the difference in size (and relevance) between the UK and the EU market.

If the ignorance is so deep, no wonder they voted for Brexit.
09/02/2021 16:43:54 0 1
bbc
Your assumption is incorrect.
36
09/02/2021 14:56:36 12 33
bbc
This will not affect UK prices, nor stock availability.
What it will make a difference to is the E.U.

Not us!
Jobs will be kept here
53
09/02/2021 14:58:59 12 2
bbc
Quote from Mr. Cowgill in the text: "the company might open a distribution centre overseas to help mitigate the problems, and that would mean job losses in the UK." Please advise how "jobs will be kept here" fits in with that statement?
25
09/02/2021 14:55:15 13 34
bbc
Oh come on how could BBC miss out on such an opportunity. Big name retailer comes out with unsupported figures and bang straight on the bandwagon by the BBC. Never a HYS when there is good news but within a millisecond of bad news "get that comment box out" so they can all start moaning. It is PATHETIC
54
09/02/2021 14:59:02 18 2
bbc
When there is good news on Brexit let us know won't you as wouldn't want to miss it....
347
09/02/2021 15:25:16 3 1
bbc
Yes the Brexit benefit stories do seem to be a bit hard to find, I wonder why that is.
55
09/02/2021 14:59:07 234 35
bbc
JD Sports started on Bury Market...

Well yet another unexpected Brexit Bonus, this on top of 71 bits of paper for a box of Fish..
836
09/02/2021 16:09:58 57 290
bbc
The Brexit bonuses aready showing through - over 60 new trade deals and no EU contributions.
09/02/2021 16:33:23 5 47
bbc
Sell your fish in the UK ; or leave them be and save our marine ecology . It's a win win for the UK
09/02/2021 17:43:42 2 20
bbc
71 bits of EU paper - ever wondered why the trucks are going back empty or do you think they arrive empty too? The EU, they started a trade war & the UK so far has made no response, pity.
56
09/02/2021 14:59:21 132 38
bbc
You were warned.

Silly Brexiters ... smoking gun in hand looking down at hole in foot.
09/02/2021 18:05:13 0 13
bbc
I don't remember any rejoiner saying the EU was going to punish the UK with a vaccine war? Here's a German MEP -

"We see that Europe is not treated well, not from the United States and not from the UK, and then we have to show our weapons. ... we need to tell other companies in the world, if we treat the Europeans as second class, you will suffer for this."

so weaponise vaccines?
57
09/02/2021 14:59:32 71 29
bbc
My brother was a supervisor at the Rochdale warehouse.
The working conditions were appalling.
Staff members were kept upto 30 minutes after finishing 12 hour shifts to be searched.
Toilets were dirtier than Festival toilets
And working conditions were abysmal, thus him leaving.

JD should get their own house in order first before banging on they cant export to the EU as they could before Brexit
99
09/02/2021 15:04:06 123 26
bbc
working conditions in the UK are set to be even lower after Brexit...at least the relocated warehouse in the EU will have to comply with better H & S in addition to greater worker protections
168
09/02/2021 15:11:08 5 1
bbc
Ha ha - the truth - first hand - together with cheap labour ponzi supply - thank you
280
09/02/2021 15:20:11 9 1
bbc
No sympathy with anything that man says, his shops are appalling.
651
09/02/2021 15:52:16 6 4
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What a load of drivel.

You'll make up any old lie to deflect criticism from your precious Bwexit - eh flippy?
938
09/02/2021 16:16:28 0 1
bbc
If I could I’d rob the place blind but wearing firetrap or Lonsdale clothes will probably get me beaten up and mocked
09/02/2021 16:43:02 2 3
bbc
Even if your claim about JD's dire working conditions are true (and "My brother said..." isn't exactly cast iron evidence), doesn't change the reality that the issues JD are flagging up are being repeated all across the UK and across a variety of sectors.

Boris' "deal" is already seeing UK businesses bleed out money, jobs and customers.
58
09/02/2021 14:59:32 695 133
bbc
Brexit is a disaster.
96
nfn
09/02/2021 15:04:02 101 483
bbc
Oooh how profound o wise one.
125
09/02/2021 15:06:48 9 41
bbc
Quite the opposite actually. Been vaccinated yet?
759
09/02/2021 16:02:14 11 34
bbc
The EU is a disaster, and getting more so by the week. We are well out.
09/02/2021 16:26:52 1 8
bbc
Apart from the vaccine?
09/02/2021 16:32:08 2 14
bbc
Who for ? You, presumably ?
09/02/2021 17:04:05 1 1
bbc
Imposter.

I am the real a Jimmy.
09/02/2021 17:31:01 0 3
bbc
Unless you want a vaccination, a Nissan Car, one of the new jobs with Cadbury or Unilever's HQ. ;-)
09/02/2021 17:38:39 0 3
bbc
Bet you got a degree with that one!!
09/02/2021 18:41:38 0 0
bbc
TRADE DEAL , WHAT TRADE DEAL, ?

VAT ADDED TO SECOND HAND USED ITEMS BEING PURCHASED ON LINE FROM AND TO EU .
NO LEGLISLATION OR LAW PASSED IN THE UK THAT STATES UK GOVERMENT HAS A RIGHT TO ADD VAT TO SECONDHAND GOODS THAT HAVE ALREADY HAD VAT CHARGED WHEN PURCHASED NEW IN SOME CASES 50 YEARS AGO.
CHARITIES IN CRISIS.

WE HAVE BEEN MISSLED ITS NOT A FREE TRADE AGREEMENT . ITS A STITCHUP .
09/02/2021 19:38:38 0 0
bbc
Why?
40
09/02/2021 14:57:12 970 150
bbc
Brexit forcing UK export businesses to move British jobs to the EU.

Who still thinks Brexit was a good idea?
59
09/02/2021 14:59:41 298 40
bbc
Yes and in the advice from UK GOVT
09/02/2021 17:03:01 10 2
bbc
UK GOVT is 'Vote Leave' , all the experienced Conservatives were sacked, all the talented, Non Vote Leave MP's were sidelined / ignored or deselected... their dogma will never allow any form of retrospective remorse. The country has an enormous economic problem and the spend spend spend mentality of BJ and his Sovereignty prize i can't bank nor feed myself on. Tough times ahead...
60
09/02/2021 14:59:43 36 21
bbc
he says that the goods imported from Asia when sent to Europe get charged import tariffs. surely that is going to happen if he opens somewhere in Europe anyway as these items are being imported from outside the eu or are all these things just imposed on the UK?
80
09/02/2021 15:02:22 42 14
bbc
Try reading the details it might help you understand the problem
83
09/02/2021 15:03:01 8 2
bbc
You pay Tax into the UK from outside the UK/EU, if you want to then export to the EU you have to pay the tax again, this just means some jobs and money will be spent in the EU and not UK, so what benefit is brexit based on that ??
123
09/02/2021 15:06:10 12 4
bbc
Yep, export jobs to the EU. We lose taxes etc. Brexit, the gift that keeps on giving! More jobs to the EU.
180
09/02/2021 15:12:10 8 4
bbc
I take it reading and thinking are not your strongest point
360
09/02/2021 15:26:04 9 1
bbc
Basically, if it stays as it is then duties have to be paid twice. His warehouse is in the UK and prior to Brexit he could just ship them to the EU with no tariffs. As these goods are not made in the UK he will be charged tariffs sending them from the UK to the EU as well as from China to the UK. So, if he sends them directly to the EU then he will only have to pay tariffs once.
439
09/02/2021 15:32:28 6 1
bbc
No, it's a VAT and Duty triangulation rule. Effectively the UK are re-exporting into another tax entity for re-sale. If they go straight into the EU without a middle man that's fine. Like JD we have had to open a Distribution Centre in the EU to deal with this thus costing jobs in the UK.
622
09/02/2021 15:50:08 1 1
bbc
They'll have paid import taxes into UK, then under theTCA conditions they will again have to pay taxes to import into the EU. The TCA only works for no taxes if the goods importing to the EU have a UK/EU country of origin. Set up a warehouse in the EU and have the EU orders delivered directly there and you avoid the double tax issue.
721
09/02/2021 15:58:18 2 2
bbc
OMG you got to vote about things you don’t understand. No wonder we are in this mess.
09/02/2021 17:00:07 0 1
bbc
Your correct duty paid on goods from 3rd countries into EU and UK but the same goods attract duty again when re exported between the two. Previous to Brexit duty only paid once and the goods were classed as in free circulation within the EU which we are no longer a part of. Makes things a bit more expensive.
09/02/2021 17:47:16 0 0
bbc
Is that a friend or a friend of a friend or a.........
Ann
09/02/2021 19:48:44 0 0
bbc
That sounds exactly right to me
30
09/02/2021 14:56:08 2 3
bbc
Ooopoh oh no, another high street retailer is going bust, where will we get our flashy overpriced shoes manufactured by slave labour
61
09/02/2021 14:59:52 13 2
bbc
Yeah just what the UK needs....job losses. And they wonder why Brexiteers are considered, not the sharpest.
40
09/02/2021 14:57:12 970 150
bbc
Brexit forcing UK export businesses to move British jobs to the EU.

Who still thinks Brexit was a good idea?
62
09/02/2021 15:00:02 29 3
bbc
Well said. Not sure you'll get any positive responses, there never is.
63
09/02/2021 15:00:05 5 2
bbc
Is it really a surprise, politicians are finally having to do some work.
64
09/02/2021 15:00:05 27 31
bbc
Gosh- The Remainers have woken up after all that EU debacle over the vaccine rollout and closing the Irish border, Nissan expanding in the Uk, Cadbury's relocating a factory to UK, 64 new trade deals etc
As a Director of a Manufacturing company, yes there is more paperwork but sales/imports to/from EU haven't been affected
Sounds like JD import from Asian sweatshops
76
09/02/2021 15:01:59 24 14
bbc
A typical Daily Express reader's response - full of lies and spin.
97
09/02/2021 15:04:04 5 3
bbc
Nothing about the fact that UK to EU exports have falling by 3/4? Or the EU's poor handling of the vaccine makes up for everything?
109
09/02/2021 15:05:00 7 3
bbc
So why are more that 50% of lorries returning empty when crossing the channel? Why are so many products taking so long to get here from the EU? Why are fishermen unavble to sell to the EU? Why are fashion not happy? Musicians?
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wtc
09/02/2021 15:07:09 2 3
bbc
You tell em Gov! :-D
155
09/02/2021 15:10:01 1 1
bbc
Imports from Asia are unaffected by brexit. They follow the same rules as before.
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09/02/2021 15:10:53 4 2
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Which of the 64 will you be benefiting from, the one with Camroon, the Faroe Island's , Kosovo? I understand we have one with the Vactican in the pipeline.
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09/02/2021 15:14:50 2 2
bbc
That's just not true. They have been huge delays are you serious suggestion nothing has been held up either way and who is going to pay for the paper work , transport cost have already gone up, so it costing more and contract lost and is now easier to us EU source. There are no "new" trade as you would know just replacement for existing ones.
238
09/02/2021 15:16:52 1 2
bbc
JD is a reality, unlike a bot.
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09/02/2021 15:37:48 1 2
bbc
Investment in the UK car industry has fallen from £3.5bn in 2026 to £1bn in 2019, and Nissan (like all other carmakers) have repeatedly said they need free trade with the EU to stay here - so much for no deal being viable.

Cadbury aren't creating any new jobs in the UK, while the "new trade deals" are just a copy and paste of those we had through the EU - no better terms.
09/02/2021 16:32:00 1 1
bbc
'Director of A Manufacturing Company' - you are no such thing otherwise you would know that imports from the EU haven't been affected because the UK import controls don't come into force until the summer - the UK government systems aren't ready. That's the second wave of disruption that the government's keeping very quiet about. But of course, as a director, you would know that wouldn't you?
09/02/2021 16:33:29 1 1
bbc
Those 64 trade deals mostly just paper over the cracks, patching up areas that used to be covered by membership of the EU/Single Market or being part of common EU trade deals.

Boasting about those deals is a bit like deliberately breaking your own leg and then proudly boasting that you can get around perfectly fine on your crutches, thank you very much.
Ian
09/02/2021 17:40:57 0 1
bbc
Smell BS here. 'As a director....' paste your LinkedIn profile on this thread. Calling you out on that little lie. Any person of responsibility importing or exporting to Europe has been affected, by increased admin, sure, but also tariffs. So as a manufacturer your exports to the EU are now more expensive and less competitive, which is why you are fantasising about being a director of anything.
09/02/2021 18:06:33 0 0
bbc
Maybe you are not seriously affected, but it's clear that for many fishermen, fish traders, other companies, this is so serious as to be potentially terminal - for them, and their employees! Not to mention ruling out personal selling and buying from elsewhere for millions of Brits. For them, this is not "freedom." Quite the reverse! This, for them, is the wrecking of international trade!
10/02/2021 20:00:47 0 0
bbc
"64 new trade deals" are just rollovers from existing EU deals.

They're not new.
Yes, It pisxes off morons like you. Removed
65
09/02/2021 15:00:14 1 1
bbc
How tiresome.
25
09/02/2021 14:55:15 13 34
bbc
Oh come on how could BBC miss out on such an opportunity. Big name retailer comes out with unsupported figures and bang straight on the bandwagon by the BBC. Never a HYS when there is good news but within a millisecond of bad news "get that comment box out" so they can all start moaning. It is PATHETIC
66
09/02/2021 15:01:00 0 3
bbc
I agree. That's their own fault. They should look for new oportunities, sail the seas and reach for new horizons.
41
Ben
09/02/2021 14:57:20 1882 473
bbc
I'm still waiting for the £350m a week to be added to the NHS budget.

There are no economic advantages to Brexit. It only serves to make xenophobes and nationalists happy.

Nothing will ever change their minds.
67
09/02/2021 15:01:08 421 1232
bbc
already been done or haven't you seen the extra money going into the NHS
189
09/02/2021 15:12:56 282 20
bbc
millkeeper, the emergency funding is just that: Emergency. It will go when covid goes.
365
09/02/2021 15:26:42 24 2
bbc
Yes on all that wonderful PPE they cant use.
478
09/02/2021 15:37:29 31 2
bbc
Really? Laughable comment
486
09/02/2021 15:38:08 22 2
bbc
lol, I think the graphics person missed the minus sign off - £350 million
549
09/02/2021 15:43:55 15 1
bbc
No. Can you point to an independently audited source which confirms this?
574
09/02/2021 15:46:39 24 1
bbc
Apparently the NHS don't consider clapping at your doorstep as a form of money :(
588
09/02/2021 15:47:24 1 28
bbc
Another repetitive Remoaner who can't write in sentences.
612
09/02/2021 15:49:30 9 1
bbc
Crap. You must have voted leave. Total bell.
628
09/02/2021 15:50:25 17 1
bbc
Not a single penny of the EU money has gone to the NHS. More BS from Brexiters. And where are the replacement programmes for ERDF and ESF ? Those hundreds of millions of pounds the EU spent in deprived areas???
694
09/02/2021 15:55:54 14 1
bbc
Not from EU. Borrowed by this Govt and public will have to pay it back.
725
09/02/2021 15:58:28 9 1
bbc
No it’s going to virus manufacturers

Buts it’s coming from our pockets not an EU rebate

That’s all been used on borders staff and infrastructure
68
09/02/2021 15:01:13 126 17
bbc
Gove is a lying politician! Anybody who deals with imports and exports can tell you there is a massive problem with the system, exports are down, imports are more expensive and companies are looking at locating a depot in the EU to avoid, two opposing stories, do you believe Gove's version?
09/02/2021 16:48:40 13 5
bbc
A Scum viewer would believe Gove...
09/02/2021 16:55:09 3 1
bbc
Most/all politiciands are slippery liars but Gove is clever too so doubly dangerous. In fact he's almost bright enough to get a proper job. Interesting to ponder what in though.
09/02/2021 17:50:54 1 6
bbc
So why are the trucks coming into the UK but leaving Empty? Who is the one sticking it to the UK? Within a month the EU couldn't cope with the Germans saying that Brexit Britain was a success compared to the EU re vaccines so they started a trade war. Time to fight back & ban all EU boats from the 'polluted' UK waters - let them start to take some flak.
52
09/02/2021 14:58:49 7 18
bbc
I assume companies in the EU will have to do the same and open a distribution centre in the UK
69
09/02/2021 15:01:17 12 8
bbc
Why would they

The uk market is too small to be a concern they have far bigger and more important customers to serve

Which is why many are no longer supplying to uk
70
09/02/2021 15:01:17 42 10
bbc
It's not all bad, I'm not having that !!

I've just received my new UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) through the post and it's got a lovely big Union flag embossed on it.

All good and certainly worth the few other "small" issues with Brexit, such as job losses, increased costs, terrible delays, lack of choice and goods plus the additional hassle etc, etc,etc....
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wtc
09/02/2021 15:08:11 11 36
bbc
Can't accept you lost the vote? :-)
09/02/2021 16:48:33 1 1
bbc
Can't understand why its called 'global' when it only applies to the EU.
71
09/02/2021 15:01:31 9 10
bbc
Another free advert, complete with photo. Talk about companies jumping on thr BBC bandwagon.
72
09/02/2021 15:01:38 13 19
bbc
Just the usual empty BBC tripe anti Brexit carping, it will end when the BBC closes down before the end of this Parliament and the reason is because there is no one out there that wants to save it, unless JD Sports start a shopping channel of course.
36
09/02/2021 14:56:36 12 33
bbc
This will not affect UK prices, nor stock availability.
What it will make a difference to is the E.U.

Not us!
Jobs will be kept here
73
09/02/2021 15:01:43 11 1
bbc
No they wont. The EU has 450m people. The UK 65m. Business wants free access to the 450m. They will invest inside the EU then export out to the UK.

You were warned.
34
09/02/2021 14:56:30 13 20
bbc
Yes, All the Brexit fears have come true .....,and the biggest of all??? No Custard creams on the shelves in Belgium .... well that's it for me, forget being able to vaccinate our people against a killer disease better, forget taking back control of our borders and our laws ... lets cancel the whole thing because they cant get Custard creams in Belgium
74
09/02/2021 15:01:44 4 1
bbc
The money Britain makes selling custard creams, cars & consultancy to Belgium & elsewhere is what pays for our imports of food, fuel, clothes, phones, raw materials, medicines, PPE, washing machines...
So no biggie then?
37
mjb
09/02/2021 14:56:40 13 77
bbc
this will probably cost the same amount of Jobs as when the Nissan plant will close down after Brexit....
oh, wait, that was horse manure as well, wasn't it.....
75
09/02/2021 15:01:45 88 1
bbc
Are you saying that all these companies reporting that it is no longer economical to trade with the EU are lying? (John Lewis, ASOS etc.) And the numbers of companies that are being "forced" to open warehouses in the EU, reducing staff in the UK, to get around the time and cost of exporting are all making it up?
64
09/02/2021 15:00:05 27 31
bbc
Gosh- The Remainers have woken up after all that EU debacle over the vaccine rollout and closing the Irish border, Nissan expanding in the Uk, Cadbury's relocating a factory to UK, 64 new trade deals etc
As a Director of a Manufacturing company, yes there is more paperwork but sales/imports to/from EU haven't been affected
Sounds like JD import from Asian sweatshops
76
09/02/2021 15:01:59 24 14
bbc
A typical Daily Express reader's response - full of lies and spin.
226
09/02/2021 15:15:52 3 3
bbc
Dear Sir. Can you please say precisely what I was lying about. All this stuff has even been reported on the good old BBC
77
09/02/2021 15:02:00 16 14
bbc
How about you set up factories in the UK and that would stop your costs. By not having the costs to import you could pay people in the is country a proper wage
98
09/02/2021 15:04:05 17 9
bbc
Factories in uk cannot compete

You need investment
To get investment you need a plan and a market - uk has neither
115
09/02/2021 15:05:15 3 1
bbc
Ah there's the rub, you mentioned proper wage, none of them want to pay it, hence our In Work Benefits / Subsidy bill is horrific.
332
09/02/2021 15:23:48 1 1
bbc
Yes....you are correct ...the UK has a massive amount of unemployed skilled seamstresses at the moment
350
09/02/2021 15:25:30 1 2
bbc
Avoiding the UK & EU import tariffs on clothes would save about 20%
Paying a proper UK wage instead of (say) Thai wages would cost about 500% more.
(Factory pay in Thailand averages £325pcm see https://tradingeconomics.com/thailand/wages-in-manufacturing)
78
09/02/2021 15:02:08 10 16
bbc
The Remoniac BBC just wont give up will they ... any chance to have a pop .. yep go on BBC you keep going trying to divide and destroy our country .. no wonder so many are not paying your TV Tax anymore .. you will be history soon ..
144
09/02/2021 15:09:02 4 1
bbc
Its no having "a pop" it's the reality of the situation. If you actually exported/imported anything to the EU you know this. Blaming the BBC as the messenger isn't going to change the fact that is more expensive and difficult to import/export with the EU, that's just a fact and frictionless trade is just a lie. The BBC is more like and trusted than any politician of any party.
228
09/02/2021 15:16:07 0 1
bbc
When there is good news I'm sure they'll report it. By the way remind of the benefits again!
79
09/02/2021 15:02:22 9 20
bbc
When the best the BBC can come with is this and a story about a shortage of custard creams in Belgium you know their desperate efforts to tarnish Brexit have hit a new low ..... ????????
112
09/02/2021 15:05:11 4 1
bbc
EU shellfish import ban permanent, UK fishing industry told. Also our steel industry, meat industry, music and fashion industry have been screwed by Brexit. Along with alot of small and medium sized businesses. Please keep up...
135
09/02/2021 15:07:44 0 1
bbc
You mean aside from the fishing industry, dairy and animal product exporters, finance and retail exporters?
60
09/02/2021 14:59:43 36 21
bbc
he says that the goods imported from Asia when sent to Europe get charged import tariffs. surely that is going to happen if he opens somewhere in Europe anyway as these items are being imported from outside the eu or are all these things just imposed on the UK?
80
09/02/2021 15:02:22 42 14
bbc
Try reading the details it might help you understand the problem
81
09/02/2021 15:02:27 13 5
bbc
In the interests of balance, should we seek the views of towering intellectuals from the Brexit campaign, Andrew Bridgen and Marc Francois.
Two of this country’s leading thinkers.
114
09/02/2021 15:05:14 3 3
bbc
Bang on the money with that one mister obvious, two intellectual thoroughbreds like these and soon they will illuminate centuries of history with their brilliance.
195
wtc
09/02/2021 15:13:16 1 1
bbc
But the majority support them and not you. So too bad :-D
770
09/02/2021 16:03:52 0 1
bbc
Has Mark Francois been released from quarantine? They've been hiding him for months on end.
82
09/02/2021 15:02:40 419 44
bbc
The traffic levels may be near normal but lorries are going back to the eu empty, that means exports could be up to 100 percent down with no diminution of traffic, why does this government rely so much on the ignorance of its voters, and, blanket denials of any facts that it finds unpalatable? It will never ever solve any problem if denial is the first, last and only defence.
781
09/02/2021 16:04:47 329 31
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Could it be that people don't really want to know the truth? It's much easier and cozier to snuggle under a blanket of ideology and delusion, rather than wake up and accept that you were duped.
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09/02/2021 16:12:20 4 36
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It is the negative Remainers who are in denial. Even when the benefits show through, they will still be trying to say Brexit is a disaster.

Disaster is all they want.
09/02/2021 16:51:06 19 2
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The mistake of so many is to assume that politicians, particulary those in government or want to be, are intelligent, knowledgeable people with the good of the country and its population at heart. They aren't. Evidence now in front of us.
09/02/2021 16:55:04 3 1
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And I though the lorries went out full and came back empty when we were members. Silly me.
09/02/2021 17:33:01 4 2
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But I was told the EU needed us more than we needed them! Surely that wasn’t fake news.
09/02/2021 17:36:26 0 8
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Ever wondered why they are coming in full and going back empty? Which side is putting up the red tape? Who is doing exactly what we leavers told you it would do? Try and punish the UK. Good riddance to the EU. It's about time Boris retaliated in kind. Banning all EU fishing in the Uk's 'polluted' waters would be a start & he could smile nicely as he says 'don't want to export bad fish to the EU'
09/02/2021 17:58:51 1 1
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because it could'nt competence wise tie its own shoes and it reacts to truth as a brexiter does to common sense & logic?
09/02/2021 22:45:17 0 0
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Come on Nick all is well, assurance comes from the most believable MP in the cabinet, Mr Gove.
10/02/2021 19:43:52 0 0
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nail on head
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09/02/2021 14:59:43 36 21
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he says that the goods imported from Asia when sent to Europe get charged import tariffs. surely that is going to happen if he opens somewhere in Europe anyway as these items are being imported from outside the eu or are all these things just imposed on the UK?
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09/02/2021 15:03:01 8 2
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You pay Tax into the UK from outside the UK/EU, if you want to then export to the EU you have to pay the tax again, this just means some jobs and money will be spent in the EU and not UK, so what benefit is brexit based on that ??
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09/02/2021 15:28:06 3 3
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You would be eligible for UK Import Duty Relief if the goods are bought for future export. The problem is with the admin involved.
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Ben
09/02/2021 14:57:20 1882 473
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I'm still waiting for the £350m a week to be added to the NHS budget.

There are no economic advantages to Brexit. It only serves to make xenophobes and nationalists happy.

Nothing will ever change their minds.
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Sadly thats the whole point you reaminers and the lib dems couldnt grasp. We DONT want free movement of eastern Europeans, we DONT want faceless euro jobsworths making rules for us and if it costs us a little bit more it is a price WORTH paying. Brexit never was and never will be just about trade. If you don't like it FO somewhere else Removed
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09/02/2021 15:23:25 56 5
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What if it costs a lot more? What if it means your children can't get a job? Or your children's school, police, NHS having funding cuts due to the economic damage.
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09/02/2021 14:55:45 832 132
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& the benefits of Brexit? None thats it. David Cameron needs putting on trial for getting the ball rolling, Johnson needs putting on trial for misleading the public.
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09/02/2021 15:03:05 159 665
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no the eu were responsible for refusing any of his suggestions. If they had given a little then I can guarantee that we would have stayed in
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09/02/2021 15:09:50 22 9
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What were his suggestions

The problem is under uk law ANY resident is entitled to benefits, housing and health care eu or no eu pre and post brexit

Try getting benefits and healthcare in other countries you get nothing

Many eu27 countries have contribution based systems and apply the 3 month rule to all eu citizens
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09/02/2021 15:10:46 78 17
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Even funnier that the normal Brexit rubbish, It is the EU's fault. Pathetic
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09/02/2021 15:13:53 47 5
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You can guarantee? Sure it wasn't tax evasion and racism?
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09/02/2021 15:27:30 58 7
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A bit rich to blame the EU!
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Y0U
09/02/2021 15:33:03 11 1
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Like all those vetoes we had when some EU legislation came along that we didn't like so we opted out of it? Like Schengen. We wanted the EU to give up a gold bar in exchange for 50p.
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09/02/2021 15:33:27 8 2
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I think you'll find the eu gave David 'cultural appropriation gypsy' Cameron a great deal. We would had a far better deal than any of the eu nations.
But we're special apparently because of those awful things we did 100's of years ago.
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09/02/2021 15:59:25 11 2
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and Nigel Farage should be put on trial for both, and being ugly
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09/02/2021 15:59:39 1 1
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Why should they.
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09/02/2021 16:13:07 5 1
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Most of his suggestions were along the lines of can I keep the bits I like, without paying in, following the common rules, or having any court hold me to my word. So that was fairly easy for the EU to say unless you have anything sensible to propose, sling your hook.
jnb
09/02/2021 16:23:48 9 1
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So you jumped off a cliff and hurt yourself and you want to blame the cliff?
09/02/2021 16:26:45 8 2
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Oh dear, it's the EU's fault. Here we have a Prime Minister who was sacked for lying when he was a journalist and yet you're still taking his word.
09/02/2021 16:31:51 0 1
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I didn't realise you had been in the room?
09/02/2021 16:38:53 2 1
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Delusion: an idiosyncratic belief or impression maintained despite being contradicted by reality or rational argument, typically as a symptom of mental disorder.
09/02/2021 16:40:36 1 2
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No we wouldn’t because people like you don’t like foreigners taking the jobs we don’t want to do.....
09/02/2021 16:43:59 4 2
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Absolute rubbish. We already had preferential membership terms, negotiated by Thatcher's administration - and arguably the best thing she did for this country. There was no way we were worth any more special treatment than that.
09/02/2021 16:45:57 4 1
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Thats not true at all they did . Cameron came back with those concessions but it wasn't enough for the likes of Farage, Gove and Rees Mogg. Still saying "let them eat Spider crabs" may result in the same benefits the French had 250 odd years ago
09/02/2021 16:46:56 3 1
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Dobt it - but if we had the same numpties would have kept moaning as long as the Express told them to. There are still a few Brexiteers out there but they still can't explain the benefits. Fishermen (0.2% of the economy) were some of the most vocal - that went well didn't it!
HKJ
09/02/2021 16:57:47 2 1
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No, you can't guarantee that, because there have been agitators wanting to leave since the moment we joined. Had those discussions proved fruitful, it would only have been a matter of time before they tried again. That is the irrefutable history, that time and again attempts were made to force us back out. They even said it was a lifetime vocation to fight the EU and leave.
09/02/2021 17:00:28 4 1
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Given a little?!! They gave us the veto against Euro, Schengen and EU army. They gave us the unique rebate. Leavers would never have been happy! To hell with their kids' jobs and aspirations. Shame they can no longer retire to Spain without crippling costs!!
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09/02/2021 15:03:05 19 10
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Brexit, the gift that keeps on giving! More jobs and taxes to the EU.

If only people had thought things through before voting to kill off the economy.
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wtc
09/02/2021 15:12:27 4 12
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But they did, so get over it :-D
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09/02/2021 15:03:13 91 13
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Does anyone believe Gove when he says: "the port of Dover saw 90% of normal levels of traffic on Monday."

Add the pandemic on top of Brexit and that figure is just pure fantasy - another lie.

This government are still pursuing Trumpian politics of telling everyone it's great when the people on the ground see it is not.

Haven't they seen what happened to Trump?
09/02/2021 16:22:22 56 4
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Just after Christmas, I was listening on the radio and heard Gove say that the Port was operating normally and operation stack was not needed. Just as I passed an illuminated sign on the M1 saying, ‘Operation Stack I;Progress’.
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wtc
09/02/2021 14:58:29 15 21
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This little man has a history of moaning and critical anti Brexit comments. Nothing new here.
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09/02/2021 15:03:20 8 4
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And what size of organisation do you run 'big man' ?
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09/02/2021 14:53:50 336 56
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Chickens and roosting comes to mind
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09/02/2021 15:03:21 267 33
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And Turkeys and Christmas!
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09/02/2021 16:04:34 2 6
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Ditto the hackneyed phrases.
09/02/2021 16:29:13 1 7
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Said the frenchman with no vaccine and a dead granny
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mjb
09/02/2021 14:56:40 13 77
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this will probably cost the same amount of Jobs as when the Nissan plant will close down after Brexit....
oh, wait, that was horse manure as well, wasn't it.....
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09/02/2021 15:03:26 65 3
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Over 436k jobs lost since Brexit since you asked.

https://smallbusinessprices.co.uk/brexit-index/
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09/02/2021 15:38:17 5 16
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Devil's advocate here, but how many of those 436k jobs have actually been down to Brexit and not Covid. I am by no means supporting HMG here or the s**t they have done on both the Brexit and Covid fronts. Just curious if that figure is a fair representation.
09/02/2021 16:29:42 0 10
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Most of those are hospitality and travel jobs that have gone because of covid. But then remoaners were never any good at presenting fully thought out facts.
09/02/2021 16:31:42 0 6
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Hmm, methinks you are deliberatley getting jobs lost through the pandemic and Brexit mixed up Smellycat!
09/02/2021 17:07:20 0 6
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Since brexit ? Nonsense wording
We are in a global depression with almighty repercussions on repayments and cost cutting coming For 15 yrs nothing to do with brexit.
But keep having a dig
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09/02/2021 14:57:12 970 150
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Brexit forcing UK export businesses to move British jobs to the EU.

Who still thinks Brexit was a good idea?
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09/02/2021 15:03:33 12 90
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ME and about 30 million others so get over it
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09/02/2021 15:06:00 49 4
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30 million ????????????????
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09/02/2021 15:10:16 54 5
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So why are there just 25% who think brexicide is almost good? 25% of 68 million is not 30 million. Perhaps you did not pass your maths O-level?
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09/02/2021 15:33:17 20 3
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Please do explain the positives, I'm hoping some are there but so far when I've asked no-one has given any that are real.
09/02/2021 17:13:34 12 2
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This week, a YouGov poll for the Times showed 50% agreeing that “in hindsight, Britain was wrong to vote to leave the European Union”. Only 39% still backed the decision

https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/brexit-news/project-fear-was-right-about-brexit-142356
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09/02/2021 14:57:40 1104 161
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Unfortunately I'm having to lay off my staff in the UK and moving all operations over to Cork, Ireland because of disrupted trade links between the UK and the EU. I only employ 11 people but it could potentially be a snapshot of what's in store for the UK job front.
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09/02/2021 15:03:44 204 457
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So why not in the North of Ireland
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09/02/2021 15:22:15 11 138
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Made up. If not, why are you on here bleating? You should be working.
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09/02/2021 15:22:56 208 12
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Because the NI is outside the EU, Eire still within it. Lucky them!
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09/02/2021 15:28:57 34 3
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Square footage is already too expensive in Belfast and areas surrounding ports. Warehouse prices in NI have increased several fold over recent months with many companies looking to move operations and trade there.
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09/02/2021 15:35:05 59 6
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Because they are not in the EU and Eire is. Simple answer to a stupid question.
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09/02/2021 15:38:46 31 3
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A market of 450 million is much better than restricting sales to the UK.
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09/02/2021 15:57:39 6 1
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Same inept rules.
778
09/02/2021 16:04:40 35 2
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Well given that this Government is - just five weeks after the Protocol came into effect picking a fight with the EU over Northern Ireland, why would you risk a capital investment there? If the NI protocol is unilaterally torn up by the UK, there will be huge problems of being located in NI.
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09/02/2021 16:18:26 1 8
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They aren’t very smart. They think they are English
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09/02/2021 16:20:48 8 2
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I think that you need to work the answer out to this one yourself... Its not too difficult really....
09/02/2021 16:25:55 0 7
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Steady - that might spoil his political point !
09/02/2021 16:27:34 0 7
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Because he can make more profit in Eire, it's NOT about people it's about money in his back pocket!
09/02/2021 16:38:07 9 1
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Because you are guaranteed stability in Ireland that you cannot guarantee in Northern Ireland!
09/02/2021 16:42:04 2 1
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Yeah, like that'll remain part of the UK?
09/02/2021 16:43:06 3 1
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Because it is the UK and it left the EU.
09/02/2021 16:43:13 3 1
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Why go to Northern Ireland and open yourself up to instability. Relocating directly into the EU and creating British jobs for EU workers makes much more sense
09/02/2021 16:47:00 3 1
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Because any minute now the UK government is going to mump that arrangement up as well.
09/02/2021 16:49:21 3 1
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Wise up man!
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09/02/2021 14:58:49 7 18
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I assume companies in the EU will have to do the same and open a distribution centre in the UK
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09/02/2021 15:03:44 3 2
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No they will not, they have 27 countries to trade with, we have non
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09/02/2021 15:03:55 41 10
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It is an indisputable utter disaster and all orchestrated by a bunch of rich old colonial dreamers.
We are already BILLIONS worse off and we get daily additions regarding further new disadvantages.
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09/02/2021 15:09:34 44 7
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Yes and the uneducated fell for it. Desperate times for this country. Things will start to bite in the next year it two and withers rights are already being looked at here. Of course they’ll use Covid as the reason for changing workers right ‘we’re all in this together’ nonsense. Shame on the working class people who voted for this.
09/02/2021 16:56:00 3 2
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I have just lost 35% of my business because a supplier in Europe has refused to jump through hoops to carry on supplying us. Explanations would be welcome
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09/02/2021 15:03:59 112 15
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We bring in components from abroad and ship out finished product. I can tell you first hand things are ALOT slower at port and we are facing additional admin fees on every transaction. I thought it would be a blip but looks like it is here to stay. We are losing ground on European competitors in a battle that was already hard enough.
09/02/2021 16:48:29 9 46
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not with the vaccine
09/02/2021 17:13:34 0 6
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It will get better. We're only 6 weeks in. Come back and tell us how it's going in a year's time.
09/02/2021 18:08:20 0 7
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Maybe that's why Nissan are moving to suppliers in the UK, to stop the EU blackmailing us whenever they get in a strop? We leavers told you the EU would try and punish us. Close UK waters to EU fishermen Boris, if they are too polluted for shellfish, then no fish is suitable for the EU.
10/02/2021 13:22:04 0 0
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But that is surely the prime objective of non-tariff obstruction to trade in protection of Single Internal Market participants.
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09/02/2021 14:59:32 695 133
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Brexit is a disaster.
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nfn
09/02/2021 15:04:02 101 483
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Oooh how profound o wise one.
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09/02/2021 15:30:04 15 3
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It is, however you express it!
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09/02/2021 16:14:57 4 1
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Clear and simple statement of fact. The rest is detail.
09/02/2021 16:35:37 4 1
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True though, and you know it, but are too vainglorious to admit it. Even to yourself.
09/02/2021 16:35:49 1 1
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Correct!
09/02/2021 16:55:40 2 1
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I don't think you needed anything as rare as wisdom to see this coming. Just average intelligence.
09/02/2021 17:04:16 1 1
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Oooh how profound o sarcastic one
09/02/2021 17:33:49 2 1
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Is that the best you can do? Perhaps you could provide words of wisdom on the benefits of Brexit? No I thought not
09/02/2021 17:44:51 0 1
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Oooh as was your comment.
09/02/2021 18:31:54 0 0
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I'm i remainer but I laughed at that one!
09/02/2021 20:23:47 0 0
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"Oooh how profound o wise one." and how accurate.
09/02/2021 20:54:05 0 0
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Is that regrets?
10/02/2021 08:45:58 0 0
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And your opinion is? What exactly?
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09/02/2021 15:00:05 27 31
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Gosh- The Remainers have woken up after all that EU debacle over the vaccine rollout and closing the Irish border, Nissan expanding in the Uk, Cadbury's relocating a factory to UK, 64 new trade deals etc
As a Director of a Manufacturing company, yes there is more paperwork but sales/imports to/from EU haven't been affected
Sounds like JD import from Asian sweatshops
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09/02/2021 15:04:04 5 3
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Nothing about the fact that UK to EU exports have falling by 3/4? Or the EU's poor handling of the vaccine makes up for everything?
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09/02/2021 15:02:00 16 14
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How about you set up factories in the UK and that would stop your costs. By not having the costs to import you could pay people in the is country a proper wage
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09/02/2021 15:04:05 17 9
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Factories in uk cannot compete

You need investment
To get investment you need a plan and a market - uk has neither
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09/02/2021 14:59:32 71 29
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My brother was a supervisor at the Rochdale warehouse.
The working conditions were appalling.
Staff members were kept upto 30 minutes after finishing 12 hour shifts to be searched.
Toilets were dirtier than Festival toilets
And working conditions were abysmal, thus him leaving.

JD should get their own house in order first before banging on they cant export to the EU as they could before Brexit
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09/02/2021 15:04:06 123 26
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working conditions in the UK are set to be even lower after Brexit...at least the relocated warehouse in the EU will have to comply with better H & S in addition to greater worker protections
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09/02/2021 15:49:38 0 7
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Sadly that depends. The problem in Europe with regulation is that they enforce or don't enforce according to their own government policy. Britain woud follow rules as soon as they came out. Thats not the way in other EC countries, no matter what they say.
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09/02/2021 16:10:40 2 3