US suspends tariffs on single malt Scotch whisky
04/03/2021 | news | business | 1,818
Tariffs on UK cheese and cashmere will also be lifted as the countries try to resolve an old trade row.
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04/03/2021 15:06:16 2 0
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The Shermans will be jumping for joy
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04/03/2021 15:06:36 102 44
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Comrade Remoaner won't like that!

But I do

:-)
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04/03/2021 15:16:20 27 75
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Off topic and abusive

GROW UP MARCUS
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Ron
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I wonder how Nicola and the SNP will spin this one. Congratulations Liz Truss. Removed
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04/03/2021 15:08:51 58 157
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Oh Ron give it a rest.
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04/03/2021 15:09:43 10 51
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All the DUTY is collected in ENGERLAND

As that is the port from where it was exported

SO the english have just lost tax money as SCOTLAND doesn't see a penny

YOU CAN SMELL THE FEAR AS THE UNION IS OVER

What you gonna do for tap watrer after we leave?

90% of freahwater is SCOT:ANDs
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04/03/2021 15:54:09 2 0
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Id imagine she'll congratulate the Tories - anything to distract from her current situation.
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04/03/2021 16:07:03 0 2
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Bwa hahahahaha, yeah, thanks, Liz Truss
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04/03/2021 16:12:20 1 0
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Liz Truss, possibly the greatest Trade Secretary since... since..... well since..... when?
Ah yes, never.
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04/03/2021 16:24:12 0 0
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NIcola is too busy hoping that the 'law' regarding her isn't like the law regarding anyone else where 'ignorance is no defence' - listening to her yesterday, 'ignorance' was her only defence!!!
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04/03/2021 16:37:21 0 0
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Oh she will spin it in that it was her that got it done and not the UK government
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04/03/2021 15:08:05 88 8
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I'll be toasting Joe Biden tonight.
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04/03/2021 15:22:51 103 2
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With single malt, a slice of British cheese wearing your cashmere sweater, I hope....?
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04/03/2021 17:32:58 0 2
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You don't get owt for nowt. What did USA get ?
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04/03/2021 17:45:39 3 0
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Hmm, don't trust Biden. He'll be taken in by the European fake warnings of Irish strife resulting from the NI trade issues caused by EU insistence on those arrangements

Biden will remember that is mothers brothers 3 cousin twice removed via an illegitimate marriage between a distant relative who married a lump of peat with shamrock sticking out of it...makes him Irish, which he'll take out the UK
05/03/2021 09:53:03 0 0
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I don't trust the Americans as far as i could throw them, Biden has already made it clear hes a sympathetic to Ireland. Make deals of course but lets not forget how America treats its "allies" when they are done with them.
I wonder how Nicola and the SNP will spin this one. Congratulations Liz Truss. Removed
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04/03/2021 15:08:51 58 157
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Oh Ron give it a rest.
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04/03/2021 15:59:15 2 0
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Oh Mark - do shut up
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04/03/2021 15:09:00 73 22
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I don’t remember any outcry over this EU-related trade hit at the time, unlike every single negative economic ripple since Brexit.
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04/03/2021 15:47:36 10 2
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Perhaps too busy looking for news proving Brexit failures. Covered by the BBC and papers and happened when we were in the land of milk and honey known as the EU.
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04/03/2021 15:09:14 10 10
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That Donald wants to buy our NHS!!
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oie
04/03/2021 15:13:07 19 11
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Another Lefty lie.
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GH
04/03/2021 15:15:39 0 5
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He can have it.....
I wonder how Nicola and the SNP will spin this one. Congratulations Liz Truss. Removed
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All the DUTY is collected in ENGERLAND

As that is the port from where it was exported

SO the english have just lost tax money as SCOTLAND doesn't see a penny

YOU CAN SMELL THE FEAR AS THE UNION IS OVER

What you gonna do for tap watrer after we leave?

90% of freahwater is SCOT:ANDs
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04/03/2021 15:14:17 48 4
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You sound unhinged and cult like
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04/03/2021 15:24:34 25 1
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Scottish Fresh water exports?
Besides bottled water in un - environmentally plastic bottles, it is only Berwick Upon Tweed that receives its water from Scottish Water.
Next?
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04/03/2021 15:34:57 23 0
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Foolish comment, Tariffs are applied on imports, not on exports, so how do you work out duty is collected in England.
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04/03/2021 15:37:41 2 1
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Blow up your dams because we over power you by nearly 11 to 1 and just take it ;)
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04/03/2021 15:40:47 7 0
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You got a brain?
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04/03/2021 15:40:52 2 0
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Been celebrating with a few drams already ?
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04/03/2021 15:56:34 4 0
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Pity you can't spell, have a keyboard with a caps lock problem and no idea about economics. What duty has to do with it I've no idea. Purchasers were paying duty levied by USA. Spirit duty is payable to the treasury for UK sales, so Scotland would get duty paid by Scots drinkers not English.Never heard of duty free? Too many wee drams before porridge.
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04/03/2021 16:26:24 1 0
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90% freshwater pipes from scotland? No. Not true or no one in England would have lime scale.
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04/03/2021 16:36:04 0 0
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Wrong on all counts, never mind try again.
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04/03/2021 15:10:17 459 143
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The US has announced the lifting of tariffs on Scotch whisky. Tariffs will also be lifted on UK cheese, cashmere and machinery. This is a Brexit benefit. After leaving the EU Boris offered the unilateral lifting of tariffs on US products and the Biden administration has reciprocated, pending a wider free trade deal.
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04/03/2021 15:18:20 270 512
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It's unrelated to Brexit. It is a legacy from a pre-existing dispute.

Brexiteers are desperate to spin this one, hence copying text straight from the right wing rags.
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04/03/2021 15:27:32 31 50
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Not entirely correct. It's a benefit for those industries.

Increased inflation of EU imports due to bureaucracy and lost trade in EU exports is not a benefit.

You can't really call it a benefit unless the former generates more revenue than the latter, which is far too early to tell.

All said though, it's welcome news since Whisky is one of the UK's main food exports.
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04/03/2021 15:35:51 71 40
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Another benefit of brexit after the vaccine success and increase in pound value

Brexit- 2 Remain -0

But it's very hard for remainers to digest
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04/03/2021 15:34:32 13 35
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Nothing to do with Brexit at all
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04/03/2021 15:41:16 12 34
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If you knew anything about it,

you would know this has NOTHING to do with bexit !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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04/03/2021 16:07:17 6 2
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Since the tariffs were added because of the Airbus/Boeing dispute are we to assume Airbus is pulling out of the UK?
https://www.scotch-whisky.org.uk/insights/us-tariffs/
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04/03/2021 16:08:56 5 18
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Brexit benefit my foot! More spin from the struggling brexiteers. It's not a one way street!
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04/03/2021 16:27:33 6 5
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Great. We've made ourselves "more nimble" in dealing with a trade partner across thousands of miles across the Atlantic Ocean whilst simultaneously making trading significantly less nimble with our larger trading partner just across the channel. Kudos!
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04/03/2021 16:32:42 3 0
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I'm sure Nickie will try to find the cloud in this silver lining.
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04/03/2021 16:36:02 1 3
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It's for four months only though, so don't get your knickers in a twist. You do wonder what was given/asked for under the table by these politicians being that the UK is "nimble" now... or as we liked to say in the real world, able to screw someone over to look good.
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04/03/2021 16:51:27 3 1
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The EU and the US were in dispute over Airbus and Boeing subsidies.

The US and UK tariffs were in regard to that.

Airbus is a major UK employee so worth defending.

Until a new deal is hammered out it's too early to celebrate.
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04/03/2021 15:10:27 263 43
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Trade barriers help no-one. EU please take note.
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04/03/2021 15:12:21 108 296
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It's better to be inside the world's largest trading bloc than on the outside moaning that you're being 'bullied'.
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04/03/2021 16:13:52 3 0
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Seem to have helped China!
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04/03/2021 16:27:40 10 4
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EU was never a trade block, they are a political project for the creation of an anti-democratic, technocratic United States of Europe. Already in dire trouble over Covid & debt. We might not even get the trade treaty passed by the EU before it all goes t*** up!
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04/03/2021 17:12:36 2 1
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Where were you 6 months ago when trump was around ?
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04/03/2021 17:19:35 3 1
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France would not have an economy without trade embargoes and tariffs. Instead of competing on a level playing field and making things and offering services that are better than others, they stick to producing goods that can be made more efficiently in other countries and use embargoes/tariffs to force Europeans/French to buy their products/services. Will fail in the long-term
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04/03/2021 18:44:12 1 1
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and who erected a trade barrier between the EU and the UK? oh, I forgot, this was one of the benefits of Brexit!
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04/03/2021 15:10:41 78 37
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But Remoaners be Remoaning....
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04/03/2021 17:32:36 17 20
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More like staying in the realms of reality. This isn't a "Brexit benefit" since similar discussions are happening with the EU. It is that it happened sooner for the UK as we desperately dropped our tariffs right on the 1st January, hoping the US would be kind enough to reciprocate, which they did.

Not the fault of Remainers you can't read the article or understand the wider picture.
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04/03/2021 15:11:06 25 4
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Thank you Joe.
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04/03/2021 15:12:12 264 16
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Excellent news. Excellent result.
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04/03/2021 15:23:33 92 180
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I bet the English Cashmere producers are delighted......both of them.
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04/03/2021 15:55:51 17 47
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Yes the UK caved in as soon as it could. Trump ignored us. Then, over 2 months later, Biden reciprocated.

That's what happens when you're in a weak bargaining position.

To put a positive spin on it, Little Englanders have to pretend to be happy for the Scots.
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04/03/2021 17:10:29 11 8
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How far short of the 350 mill for the NHS are we now then?
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04/03/2021 15:12:16 11 20
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I have nothing against trade with the US. But, would it not make more sense environmentally to be trading with Europe? They are a lot closer geographically.
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GH
04/03/2021 15:15:08 16 2
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We should trade globally and not restrict ourselves to any one area.
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04/03/2021 15:14:29 6 0
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we are
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04/03/2021 15:16:32 5 0
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Of course it would. But it seems the EU does not seriously want to trade with us.
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04/03/2021 15:19:06 5 0
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So you are saying that you would rather we didn't sell UK products to the USA?

Based on geographical proximity?

What is another word for that?
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04/03/2021 15:42:39 2 1
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We do trade with Europe and have done for centuries as we have with the rest of the world on our terms apart for 40 odd years that ended last year thankfully.
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04/03/2021 15:10:27 263 43
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Trade barriers help no-one. EU please take note.
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04/03/2021 15:12:21 108 296
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It's better to be inside the world's largest trading bloc than on the outside moaning that you're being 'bullied'.
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DJL
04/03/2021 15:16:29 45 10
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Wipe your eyes, blow your nose and get on with your life
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04/03/2021 15:20:53 24 3
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ooh Shall we cancel Brexit then?
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04/03/2021 15:24:49 42 8
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You are being bullied when you are offered worse terms than other third countries.

You cannot square that circle without realising that it is done out of pettiness to make an example. Otherwise we would be offered the same as these third countries.

Unfortunately this is a fact, not an opinion, and only points to discrimination/racism on part of the EU.

As ever, awaiting your spin.
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04/03/2021 15:40:08 24 4
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If you think the world isn't a bigger trading bloc restricts your trade, demands fees controls your borders and limits your choice. Guarantee the trading bloc will continue to be biggest. May well be most insular and arrogant for a long time.
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04/03/2021 15:50:14 31 7
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A shrinking bloc & one which will in the near future be overtaken by ASEAN once Japan, NZ & Australia decide to join.
Far better for the UK to look to the far east for fair trade deals then next door for ones of diminishing importance.
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04/03/2021 15:52:13 26 5
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Well, apparently not if the lifting of import duties to USA are anything to go by.

So, wrong yet again !

do keep up.
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04/03/2021 15:57:11 21 5
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Brexit rocks ??
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04/03/2021 16:04:49 11 3
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Stockholm syndrome ?
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04/03/2021 16:23:02 7 3
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"It's better to be inside the world's largest trading bloc"

Which is in fact NAFTA
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04/03/2021 16:29:26 7 4
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LOL not when inside you have 64% of your external trade outside of that block and less than 40% with it. Try reading the stats, the EU's own internal trade is actually falling too. Come on Kitty, raise you game. Or try reading more widely.
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04/03/2021 16:38:55 2 2
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That will soon be CANZUK + India.
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04/03/2021 16:39:28 4 2
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Really? My father lives in the UK and has been vaccinated several weeks ago. My mother leaves in the 'worlds largest trading bloc' but hasn't because they don't have enough supply.
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04/03/2021 16:54:35 1 2
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Like a one with USA, Japan, Australia etc..?
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04/03/2021 17:27:37 2 3
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No it isn't. The EU bully thise inside thd block too. They are control freaks with an agenda to rule Europe.
05/03/2021 12:28:53 0 0
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It's better to be outside a sclerotic and declining trade bloc, and trading freely across the world.
05/03/2021 12:56:24 0 0
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Lots of replies Strawcat are you Barnier with an alias...lol
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04/03/2021 15:13:10 10 2
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The best thing Biden could do to resolve the longest running disputes at the WTO would be to allow judges to be appointed for WTO courts. I expect it will happen, but it doesn't seem to be a priority.
Liz Truss could ask her US counterpart, of course, but I won't hold my breath for that - undermining the EU seems to make more political sense.
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04/03/2021 16:53:04 0 2
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Ignore the EU, they are undermining themselves more efficiently than any 3rd party could. I can't wait for their 'Vaccine passport' scheme, the only people allowed to travel throughout Europe would be Brexit Brits - the EU not having vaccinated at the rate they are going!!
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04/03/2021 15:13:23 9 22
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This is Biden reversing one of Trump's many tantrums.

Of course, Brexiteers saw Trump as their saviour so they will be squirming on this one.
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04/03/2021 15:15:53 11 3
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Scotland in the EU would have cost many lives.
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04/03/2021 15:17:41 7 0
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Why? It’s a Brexit win especially FOR Scotland. The tariffs imposed on EU goods and which remain on the R27 are the largest ever sanctioned by the WTO. The EU is not a trusted partner when it comes to favouring Airbus not to mention other huge amounts of state aid.
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04/03/2021 15:18:39 4 0
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We were still part of EU trade rules when Don put the tariffs in place. The dispute is still ongoing with the EU.
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04/03/2021 15:20:31 3 2
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Nope, most Brexiteers recognised Trump for the dangerous child that he is.

Not sure how he could ever be seen as a ' Saviour of Brexit' tbh, but you have your lens and I have mine.

Good man Mr. Biden.
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04/03/2021 15:09:43 10 51
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All the DUTY is collected in ENGERLAND

As that is the port from where it was exported

SO the english have just lost tax money as SCOTLAND doesn't see a penny

YOU CAN SMELL THE FEAR AS THE UNION IS OVER

What you gonna do for tap watrer after we leave?

90% of freahwater is SCOT:ANDs
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04/03/2021 15:14:17 48 4
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You sound unhinged and cult like
Like English nationalists you mean? Removed
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04/03/2021 15:22:08 14 0
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You're two letters of the alphabet early, you've written 'cult' ??
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04/03/2021 15:58:53 0 0
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Not to mention being under the influence of that coloured water that drinkers have to dilute with ice cubes to make it palatable.
Cheers Joe, glad the organge idiot is not president anymore, sorry we sent a moaner who wants privacy so bad that she has to go on Oprah to have a moan just because shes jealous that her Brother in Laws wife is more popular here than she is Removed
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04/03/2021 15:12:22 299 84
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Thank god, Scotland left the EU. Not only many lives saved but also the economy.
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04/03/2021 15:46:12 76 207
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Lives saved?

That's a sick joke.
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04/03/2021 15:48:13 11 11
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Scotland was never in the EU.
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04/03/2021 15:49:06 13 30
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Why did leaving the EU save any lives? Apart from being bored to death by brexiters, leaving the EU didn't save lives.
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04/03/2021 17:09:34 3 13
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Scottish lives saved. So there was a downside to Englishmen voting for Brexit...
04/03/2021 19:21:51 2 4
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This comment is just ignorant.
05/03/2021 00:49:19 1 1
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With regard to your comment on lives saved by leaving the EU, how does that work considering the UK have lost more lives per 1million people than the EU?
05/03/2021 11:49:13 0 1
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Lives saved? really? are you kidding me? the UK has had considerably more deaths from COVID-19 than any EU country. UK deaths are about 125,000 for a population of 68 Million. German Deaths about 72,000 for a population of 83.5 million. Only 4 countries in the world have had more deaths. So using your logic, if we had stayed in the EU, we would have had considerably less deaths?
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04/03/2021 15:09:14 10 10
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That Donald wants to buy our NHS!!
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04/03/2021 15:13:07 19 11
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Another Lefty lie.
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04/03/2021 15:37:13 2 4
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Another lazy Tory lie
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04/03/2021 15:13:30 14 4
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Biden is our friend.

Has-been Donny wasn't.
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04/03/2021 15:17:39 19 6
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You don't get it do you? Being in the EU, this would not have been possible.
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04/03/2021 18:16:01 0 0
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The Scottish government still let him build a golf course over an area of special scientific interest though.
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04/03/2021 15:12:16 11 20
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I have nothing against trade with the US. But, would it not make more sense environmentally to be trading with Europe? They are a lot closer geographically.
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GH
04/03/2021 15:15:08 16 2
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We should trade globally and not restrict ourselves to any one area.
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04/03/2021 15:22:52 1 3
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Like the arms we sell to Saudi Arabia just as we reduce aid to Yemen by 60%?
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04/03/2021 15:34:58 2 1
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Foolish argument. International trade means across all nations, just because we traded in the majority with EU never meant we ignored the other ones! Leaver logic
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04/03/2021 15:14:17 48 4
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You sound unhinged and cult like
Like English nationalists you mean? Removed
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04/03/2021 15:17:52 14 0
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Wondered how long it would be before Eeyore would pipe up.
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04/03/2021 15:15:28 131 7
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It's great news for potentially strong bilateral trading relationship with the US and makes trade with the Americas easier in the long term.

There are many US and UK companies based in each other' territory so it makes sense to have easier trade between the two nations.
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Yeah, flood the UK with cheap, unchlorinated chicken. That'll help British farmers.
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04/03/2021 16:54:32 0 0
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Like there are a lot of EU companies based here, and UK companies within the EU, would it therefor not makes sense for the EU\UK have a deal to make trade easier, as the current deal seems to have had the opposite effect.
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04/03/2021 15:15:37 175 61
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More good Brexit news. Meanwhile the EU, who unilaterally invoked Article 16, express faux outrage that the UK politely explained why we need to extend the grace period on NI checks.
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04/03/2021 15:47:53 59 103
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'Politely explained' is a euphemism for 'unilaterally broke the terms of a treaty'. Brexiteer spin. If you want to change a treaty then the 'polite' way is to sit down with the other side. Please don't now complain if the EU obstructs passporting rights for City of London finance houses wanting to do business on the Continent, or unilaterally makes things difficult at the Dover/Calais crossing.
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Surely the EU were not happy to see empty shelves in NI, or the signs of terrorism raising it's ugly head again. Surely if the peace process and GFA means anything to the EU they'd happily accept a 6-months extension, or was it just a convenient negotiating tactic?
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04/03/2021 18:48:06 3 4
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But at the moment there isn't any trade deal as the EU once again throws its dummy out the pram and delays a vote on it.
Delay is the word that sums the EU up. Delays CV vaccines, delays a trade deal with INDEPENDANT UK, delay negoatiations with USA to remove tarrifs etc etc. Even delays realising the truth that the experiment has failed.
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04/03/2021 15:09:14 10 10
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That Donald wants to buy our NHS!!
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04/03/2021 15:15:39 0 5
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He can have it.....
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04/03/2021 15:13:59 85 35
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we will toast our relatives tonite with a dram or two, and blessed are the cheese makers, brexit looking better every day
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04/03/2021 15:31:18 42 16
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in the Uk we spell it tonight, Igor
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04/03/2021 17:39:43 2 1
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They just want to sell their Jack D here. Sells very well. Italian cheeses more popular in USA than Cheddar.
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04/03/2021 15:14:06 242 80
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Nimble UK outflanking the EU yet again - great brexit brucie bonus
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04/03/2021 15:41:52 56 129
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There is an issue with the Tories proposing to reduce standards required for imports.

Despite this good news, the new trade deals are all worse than the EU ones which have been rolled over.

Having a trade deal with no benefits is not a win.
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04/03/2021 15:57:53 9 10
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By 'nimble' you mean caving in as soon as it could to the US then waiting over 2 months for the stronger party to reciprocate?

Truss needs to sit in front of a white flag.
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04/03/2021 15:12:16 11 20
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I have nothing against trade with the US. But, would it not make more sense environmentally to be trading with Europe? They are a lot closer geographically.
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04/03/2021 15:14:29 6 0
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we are
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04/03/2021 15:15:28 131 7
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It's great news for potentially strong bilateral trading relationship with the US and makes trade with the Americas easier in the long term.

There are many US and UK companies based in each other' territory so it makes sense to have easier trade between the two nations.
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Yeah, flood the UK with cheap, unchlorinated chicken. That'll help British farmers.
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04/03/2021 15:19:08 47 2
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Unchloranated is what we have.
What are you talking about?
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04/03/2021 15:21:15 37 0
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They can if they want to. There's no obligation to buy it. I'll stick with my UK free range organic but you can buy what ever you like.
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04/03/2021 15:21:26 27 2
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Your mates must be glad for lockdowns, you must be a wow at parties. Have a large Scotch, with luck things might get worse for you.
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04/03/2021 15:34:30 29 4
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Just buy British food
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04/03/2021 15:38:09 22 2
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Clutching at straws...
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04/03/2021 15:59:45 37 6
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Is that the best you can come up with?
Presumably cheap, chlorine washed vegetables from the EU are perfectly OK though?
The sheer hypocrisy of some Remoaners is quite staggering.
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04/03/2021 16:01:33 3 6
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Don't buy chicken. Or beef or any meat. Just eat vegetables.
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04/03/2021 16:19:29 10 0
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Give it a rest.
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04/03/2021 16:22:39 2 0
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Different ID, but still a ???
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04/03/2021 16:38:45 7 0
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People take their kids, even their babies to chlorinated swimming pools. Sometimes they swallow the water. The hens don’t eat the chlorine. They just wash the carcasses in them. Just saying. It’s not the chlorine that’s the problem it’s the animal welfare.
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04/03/2021 17:00:54 1 0
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Chicken, chlorinated or otherwise did't cause corvid. Now eating bats on the other hand….
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04/03/2021 17:17:47 3 0
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Are you Adonis, Grayling or Femi? You are trolling almost every positive post.
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04/03/2021 17:34:53 3 0
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Flooded with cheap food - how awful for British families.

Also, I think you meant to say Chlorinated chicken but messed up? I'll bet no one who holidays in the USA would abstain from any chicken dishes. If you prefer to pay more for your chicken then feel free.
04/03/2021 20:56:58 0 0
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A free trade deal is never 100% free trade. Weakening food standards will cause problems elsewhere so will not be up for negotiation.
04/03/2021 21:34:24 2 0
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No one is forcing you to buy it when it arrives. Have you never heard of choices?
05/03/2021 10:30:25 0 0
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I knew what you meant. Simple fact is the US will provide us with cheap rubbish and take quality in return. It's going to be a one-way street.
05/03/2021 12:32:36 0 0
bbc
I think your tirade meant to say "chlorinated chicken"...
05/03/2021 12:33:39 0 0
bbc
Moaning Remainer.
17
04/03/2021 15:13:23 9 22
bbc
This is Biden reversing one of Trump's many tantrums.

Of course, Brexiteers saw Trump as their saviour so they will be squirming on this one.
32
oie
04/03/2021 15:15:53 11 3
bbc
Scotland in the EU would have cost many lives.
15
04/03/2021 15:12:21 108 296
bbc
It's better to be inside the world's largest trading bloc than on the outside moaning that you're being 'bullied'.
33
DJL
04/03/2021 15:16:29 45 10
bbc
Wipe your eyes, blow your nose and get on with your life
14
04/03/2021 15:12:16 11 20
bbc
I have nothing against trade with the US. But, would it not make more sense environmentally to be trading with Europe? They are a lot closer geographically.
34
MVS
04/03/2021 15:16:32 5 0
bbc
Of course it would. But it seems the EU does not seriously want to trade with us.
35
04/03/2021 15:16:50 67 25
bbc
A Brexit bonus then, we are able to respond 'nimbly' out of the EU, and a change in Washington can only have helped
48
04/03/2021 15:19:47 51 102
bbc
Err, the UK dropped its tariffs first i.e. it caved in first because it is the weaker party.
659
04/03/2021 17:00:35 3 2
bbc
Every day when I get home from work and read the HYSs strawtwat has spent all day attaching anti Brexit bile all over them!

THIS IS Brexit related, perhaps if strawtwat had a job she might grow up?
2
04/03/2021 15:06:36 102 44
bbc
Comrade Remoaner won't like that!

But I do

:-)
36
04/03/2021 15:16:20 27 75
bbc
Off topic and abusive

GROW UP MARCUS
548
04/03/2021 16:42:06 9 4
bbc
Thank you for letting everyone know that this annoys you :-)
568
04/03/2021 16:44:37 6 3
bbc
The phrase 'Hoist with your own Petard' springs to mind ;-)
973
04/03/2021 18:53:07 4 2
bbc
He said ... being abusive.
37
RRP
04/03/2021 15:17:27 362 134
bbc
This is great news for Scotland, and is one of the Brexit dividends, delivered by the British government.
97
04/03/2021 15:30:15 135 230
bbc
The other Brexit dividends being....? Please do tell
123
04/03/2021 15:35:51 17 41
bbc
Most of tax goes straight to Westminster and never returns
145
04/03/2021 15:38:53 27 12
bbc
That's the UK government, remember, not that thing in Edinburgh....
281
04/03/2021 15:59:30 24 45
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The only Brexit dividend - a flea bite compared to the utter disaster that Brexit is and will continue to be. All the fault of the English Tory party and their delusions of global Britain.
375
04/03/2021 16:11:23 2 3
bbc
Embarrassing
378
04/03/2021 16:14:44 2 2
bbc
Ha ha! Good one, your stage career is progressing!
625
04/03/2021 16:54:12 0 1
bbc
What has this to do with brexit?
937
04/03/2021 18:22:44 0 1
bbc
Not Brexit, a new president. Please read..
04/03/2021 19:21:06 1 1
bbc
It won't make up for the losses in shell-fish exports, being out of Erasmus, losing free movement, being unable to buy a whole range of EU products etc etc!
04/03/2021 20:34:33 1 1
bbc
Utter tosh.
04/03/2021 22:23:36 0 1
bbc
Absolutely nothing to do with brexit. Go and educate yourself.
17
04/03/2021 15:13:23 9 22
bbc
This is Biden reversing one of Trump's many tantrums.

Of course, Brexiteers saw Trump as their saviour so they will be squirming on this one.
38
jon
04/03/2021 15:17:41 7 0
bbc
Why? It’s a Brexit win especially FOR Scotland. The tariffs imposed on EU goods and which remain on the R27 are the largest ever sanctioned by the WTO. The EU is not a trusted partner when it comes to favouring Airbus not to mention other huge amounts of state aid.
Like English nationalists you mean? Removed
39
04/03/2021 15:17:52 14 0
bbc
Wondered how long it would be before Eeyore would pipe up.
40
04/03/2021 15:18:10 255 75
bbc
Isn't it great Scotland isn't part of the EU where these tariffs would still apply. WM protecting Scottish Industry and Scottish jobs.
50
04/03/2021 15:20:29 52 124
bbc
Yeah those Luxembourg whisky makers will be fuming.
941
04/03/2021 18:24:42 4 3
bbc
No it isn't great, Scotland voted to remain and it's democratic voice was completely ignored. This is because of a new president, not the rapidly unfolding disaster of Brexit.
04/03/2021 19:22:54 2 1
bbc
not in fishing, universities, food exports etc etc! Get real!
9
jon
04/03/2021 15:10:17 459 143
bbc
The US has announced the lifting of tariffs on Scotch whisky. Tariffs will also be lifted on UK cheese, cashmere and machinery. This is a Brexit benefit. After leaving the EU Boris offered the unilateral lifting of tariffs on US products and the Biden administration has reciprocated, pending a wider free trade deal.
41
04/03/2021 15:18:20 270 512
bbc
It's unrelated to Brexit. It is a legacy from a pre-existing dispute.

Brexiteers are desperate to spin this one, hence copying text straight from the right wing rags.
56
jon
04/03/2021 15:21:35 165 27
bbc
Read the article. Tariffs still apply to the EU. This deal is only possible because of Brexit.
60
04/03/2021 15:22:22 115 16
bbc
You're the only one who seems desperate.
63
04/03/2021 15:22:43 107 19
bbc
"Trade Secretary Liz Truss said the US had lifted the tariffs because the UK "has been able to be nimble" following Brexit."
87
04/03/2021 15:27:33 64 13
bbc
You should change your handle to General Custer.

Hopefully this is your last Brexit stand!
112
04/03/2021 15:33:34 98 5
bbc
"It's unrelated to Brexit. It is a legacy from a pre-existing dispute"

Yes a dispute between the EU and the USA.
137
04/03/2021 15:38:11 33 8
bbc
I'm afraid sour grapes are still subject to tariff, you'll have to wait until further talks to export those.
138
04/03/2021 15:37:16 35 13
bbc
The tariffs were placed on goods from the EU.
We're no longer a part of the EU.
No surprise you once again make derogatory comments regarding the political right, as you're clearly working to a leftist, Remoaner agenda.
139
SP
04/03/2021 15:38:26 35 5
bbc
IT IS RELATED to brexit

US imposed tarrifs on EU liquors due its dispute with EU aerospace industry which has nothing to do with UK

If we are in EU now we will be still paying the tarrifs as US didn't removed tarrifs for EU. Its as simple as that
172
04/03/2021 15:42:33 38 8
bbc
Of course it's related to Brexit.

The dispute that led to these tariffs being imposed was between the EU and the US. Now we have control over our own tariffs, we can lift tit-for-tat tariffs imposed by the EU, with the US reciprocating.

I'm not a rabid Brexiteer: I appreciate that Brexit has many downsides as well as beneifts, but denying simple facts like this just makes you look desperate.
182
04/03/2021 15:44:06 28 3
bbc
Why don't you read the article?

"It is the latest twist in a decades-old trade row that has seen the EU & the US target billions of dollars worth of each other's exports with taxes.

The UK is part of the dispute as a former EU member. Airbus makes wings and other parts in the UK, but assembles its commercial aircraft in the EU.

Since the UK it has been lobbying Washington to drop the duties".
212
04/03/2021 15:49:21 19 6
bbc
Remainers are very quite on the EU Vaccine debacle.
240
04/03/2021 15:52:45 17 4
bbc
But it couldn't happen without having left the EU, where the dispute will run for some time yet.
303
Ian
04/03/2021 16:02:59 16 3
bbc
Rubbish.
371
04/03/2021 16:14:18 11 5
bbc
Of course it's related to Brexit. If we were still in the EU, the US would have kept the tariffs in place.
373
04/03/2021 16:09:12 11 3
bbc
Bitter Bitter boy/girl
412
04/03/2021 16:20:14 13 2
bbc
Strawcat . We are out of the EU , get over it .
428
04/03/2021 16:22:58 8 2
bbc
ROFL poor old Kitty, try reading the article, it is because we are no longer in the EU! The US is still targetting the EU. Life must be very difficult for you nowadays, you have some many Cognitive Dissonance issues I bet you don't know whether your are leaving or remaining anymore. ;-)
447
04/03/2021 16:26:41 7 2
bbc
No, it is related to Brexit. The UK can make up it’s on mind on tariffs for a change.
459
04/03/2021 16:29:18 4 5
bbc
They were in retaliation to the EU subsidising Airbus. The tariffs were EU wide and without Brexit would not have been removed.
487
04/03/2021 16:35:09 3 0
bbc
Wrong it was pasrt of a tit fof tat exchange of tariffs between the EU and the US starting with steel imports.
513
04/03/2021 16:38:01 4 1
bbc
And the problem is, it wouldn't have been lifted if we had stayed in EU so sort of Brexit related isnt it
587
04/03/2021 16:47:21 3 2
bbc
It's a result of EU and US disputes and we were stuck with it because we were in the EU. The remoaners hate good news.
17
04/03/2021 15:13:23 9 22
bbc
This is Biden reversing one of Trump's many tantrums.

Of course, Brexiteers saw Trump as their saviour so they will be squirming on this one.
42
04/03/2021 15:18:39 4 0
bbc
We were still part of EU trade rules when Don put the tariffs in place. The dispute is still ongoing with the EU.
22
04/03/2021 15:13:30 14 4
bbc
Biden is our friend.

Has-been Donny wasn't.
43
oie
04/03/2021 15:17:39 19 6
bbc
You don't get it do you? Being in the EU, this would not have been possible.
335
04/03/2021 16:08:17 1 6
bbc
We’ve rolled over to us demands
14
04/03/2021 15:12:16 11 20
bbc
I have nothing against trade with the US. But, would it not make more sense environmentally to be trading with Europe? They are a lot closer geographically.
44
04/03/2021 15:19:06 5 0
bbc
So you are saying that you would rather we didn't sell UK products to the USA?

Based on geographical proximity?

What is another word for that?
114
04/03/2021 15:34:13 1 1
bbc
Great idea! So no New Zealand lamb, Indian, Japanese, Taiwan, Chinese, Brazilian,Mexican, West Indies or African goods or food imports.
Raid museums for carriages, pony traps and hay wagons.Get your smocks on while we work on the land to replace machinery with no spare parts. Get ready for a surge in letters as phones no longer work! Wonderland
133
04/03/2021 15:37:22 0 0
bbc
"So you are saying that you would rather we didn't sell UK products to the USA?"

No. Please read what I said. What I said was, "I have nothing against trade with the US."

My point was that Europe is closer geographically than the US. Trade with them therefore has less environmental impact than trade with the US.

The best option, environmentally speaking, is to buy British whenever possible.
31
04/03/2021 15:16:20 60 192
bbc
Yeah, flood the UK with cheap, unchlorinated chicken. That'll help British farmers.
45
04/03/2021 15:19:08 47 2
bbc
Unchloranated is what we have.
What are you talking about?
282
04/03/2021 15:59:34 9 39
bbc
Yes I meant chlorinated. I've been working hard all day, unlike the average retired or unemployed Brexiteer.
46
04/03/2021 15:19:23 138 64
bbc
"The agreement to lift tariffs is temporary and applies only to UK goods. US tariffs will continue to apply to EU goods."

Brexit Bonus already !!!

Yet another bad news day for all you moaners.
You've had lots of them recently, I know.

Oh look - you were wrong about the Oxford vaccine too.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-56275342

what will you moan about now ?
oh, here we go -->
637
04/03/2021 16:56:10 44 15
bbc
Nurse! A bad dose of the daily mail here
761
04/03/2021 17:22:21 9 4
bbc
Ask the fishermen you were so keen to help or the city workers who pay for your handouts with their taxes, losing jobs. As is happening
47
04/03/2021 15:19:39 8 6
bbc
As part of the UK......
35
04/03/2021 15:16:50 67 25
bbc
A Brexit bonus then, we are able to respond 'nimbly' out of the EU, and a change in Washington can only have helped
48
04/03/2021 15:19:47 51 102
bbc
Err, the UK dropped its tariffs first i.e. it caved in first because it is the weaker party.
81
RRP
04/03/2021 15:25:55 16 6
bbc
Its called negotiation! Understand?
129
04/03/2021 15:36:42 15 3
bbc
Which is a great technique for dealing with another party.

The 'big I am' escalates and alienates. Positioning yourself beneath the other party de-escalates. This has been known for at least 2000 years.

And it seems to have worked, no? Or are you berating a success?

If I were negotiating, I'd say no tariffs for any trading nation, but any tariffs you apply to us will be reciprocated.
265
04/03/2021 15:57:16 13 3
bbc
Everyone is the "weaker party" to the US. Your bitter words don't change the outcome: the EU still faces Airbus retaliation tariffs and the UK doesn't. That's entirely because we are no longer in the EU, i.e. because of Brexit. I know that must be painful for you.
274
04/03/2021 15:55:35 14 3
bbc
Err, utter Remoaner nonsense.
The UK made an unasked for gesture of good faith, something of which the EU appears to be attempting the exact opposite.
Unlike the vile EU, the USA has reciprocated.
583
04/03/2021 16:47:00 3 2
bbc
ROFL that isn't even straw to cling to, or a barrel bottom worth scraping. You'd have been better just sucking it up and not posting. ;-)
Removed
843
04/03/2021 17:39:04 2 1
bbc
We dropped them because we could. The EU would not let us do that before.
05/03/2021 12:39:04 0 0
bbc
Or more grown up.
49
04/03/2021 15:20:28 19 19
bbc
We’re saved!!!

Thank God for Brexit. How many more benefits are just around the corner? A few more like this and our standard of living will accelerate towards about 50% of that in Germany.
84
04/03/2021 15:26:32 1 4
bbc
Cool story bro
117
04/03/2021 15:34:47 2 0
bbc
Not like vaccinations then?
40
04/03/2021 15:18:10 255 75
bbc
Isn't it great Scotland isn't part of the EU where these tariffs would still apply. WM protecting Scottish Industry and Scottish jobs.
50
04/03/2021 15:20:29 52 124
bbc
Yeah those Luxembourg whisky makers will be fuming.
205
04/03/2021 15:48:28 25 3
bbc
The US applied specific tariffs to EU products, including French, German, Italian and British exports. Now the UK is no longer part of the EU those tariffs have been removed.
216
04/03/2021 15:46:00 17 6
bbc
What utter nonsense are you on about?
511
04/03/2021 16:37:48 13 3
bbc
Don't worry the EU doesn't believe Luxembourg is a tax haven, so all those tax fiddles will remain in place.

https://www.euronews.com/2021/02/17/why-doesn-t-the-eu-consider-luxembourg-a-tax-haven
541
04/03/2021 16:40:53 11 2
bbc
Not about the EU its about Scotland as part of the UK not having to pay tariffs anymore so look on the bright side eh
04/03/2021 23:09:20 0 1
bbc
not to mention the Chinese distillers who produced whiskey "brewed in the cellars of Buckingham Palace especially for His Majesty King Victoria"
05/03/2021 12:30:37 0 0
bbc
You can never satisfy a Remoaner.
17
04/03/2021 15:13:23 9 22
bbc
This is Biden reversing one of Trump's many tantrums.

Of course, Brexiteers saw Trump as their saviour so they will be squirming on this one.
51
04/03/2021 15:20:31 3 2
bbc
Nope, most Brexiteers recognised Trump for the dangerous child that he is.

Not sure how he could ever be seen as a ' Saviour of Brexit' tbh, but you have your lens and I have mine.

Good man Mr. Biden.
15
04/03/2021 15:12:21 108 296
bbc
It's better to be inside the world's largest trading bloc than on the outside moaning that you're being 'bullied'.
52
04/03/2021 15:20:53 24 3
bbc
ooh Shall we cancel Brexit then?
69
04/03/2021 15:23:40 8 46
bbc
The Brexit agreement is falling apart at the seams. We told you so.
217
04/03/2021 15:50:14 3 27
bbc
Cancel culture is a Tory thing. Never happened before tories
53
04/03/2021 15:21:04 5 5
bbc
What about Welsh, Northern Irish, Cornish and Dartmoor Whisky?
83
04/03/2021 15:23:29 2 1
bbc
yes they taste very nice
93
04/03/2021 15:28:38 3 0
bbc
As they are all UK produce I think the deal applies to them too.
109
04/03/2021 15:32:41 2 1
bbc
and Norfolk whisky
411
04/03/2021 16:19:46 0 0
bbc
They didn't have punitive tariffs applied in the first place.
31
04/03/2021 15:16:20 60 192
bbc
Yeah, flood the UK with cheap, unchlorinated chicken. That'll help British farmers.
54
04/03/2021 15:21:15 37 0
bbc
They can if they want to. There's no obligation to buy it. I'll stick with my UK free range organic but you can buy what ever you like.
230
04/03/2021 15:51:38 7 25
bbc
Labels will be taken off so you won’t know where it’s from
31
04/03/2021 15:16:20 60 192
bbc
Yeah, flood the UK with cheap, unchlorinated chicken. That'll help British farmers.
55
04/03/2021 15:21:26 27 2
bbc
Your mates must be glad for lockdowns, you must be a wow at parties. Have a large Scotch, with luck things might get worse for you.
41
04/03/2021 15:18:20 270 512
bbc
It's unrelated to Brexit. It is a legacy from a pre-existing dispute.

Brexiteers are desperate to spin this one, hence copying text straight from the right wing rags.
56
jon
04/03/2021 15:21:35 165 27
bbc
Read the article. Tariffs still apply to the EU. This deal is only possible because of Brexit.
57
04/03/2021 15:21:47 17 9
bbc
Nicola Sturgeon will be announcing she's now a Leaver and taking down EU flags
638
04/03/2021 16:56:19 0 2
bbc
Nah, she'll have forgotten all about it by tomorrow - shocking memory has your Nicola.
58
04/03/2021 15:21:56 14 11
bbc
Truss's staff are busy posting on this one. Is she sitting in front of a Union Jack smoking a cigar?
71
MVS
04/03/2021 15:24:15 18 7
bbc
She certainly deserves to be.
78
04/03/2021 15:25:12 9 4
bbc
Nicola and the SNP should be ...in thanks for a union that actually works FOR them

First vaccines and now Whisky

You're welcome Nicola
82
04/03/2021 15:25:57 6 1
bbc
Trust Truss to trump Trump.
Say cheese.
Removed
153
04/03/2021 15:40:04 3 0
bbc
With a nice scotch whisky
357
04/03/2021 16:04:27 0 0
bbc
I hope so, as doing so clearly irritates the EU dinosaurs.

Want some British cheese to go with your doubtless imported w(h)ine?
18
04/03/2021 15:14:17 48 4
bbc
You sound unhinged and cult like
59
04/03/2021 15:22:08 14 0
bbc
You're two letters of the alphabet early, you've written 'cult' ??
147
04/03/2021 15:38:54 4 0
bbc
eult, what does that mean?
41
04/03/2021 15:18:20 270 512
bbc
It's unrelated to Brexit. It is a legacy from a pre-existing dispute.

Brexiteers are desperate to spin this one, hence copying text straight from the right wing rags.
60
04/03/2021 15:22:22 115 16
bbc
You're the only one who seems desperate.
61
04/03/2021 15:22:30 28 15
bbc
Brexit is the gift that keeps on giving!
960
04/03/2021 18:43:35 0 0
bbc
For everyone else that isn't in the UK. Sure.
62
04/03/2021 15:22:35 49 5
bbc
Jaw jaw is always better than war war

Standards are only a problem for ingredients

Consumers aren't going to by US chicken and neither is McDonald but cheapo chicken pies Ltd might be doing that so it will need to put that on the ingredients

Cheaper chicken nuggets have contained TVP (textured vegetable protein) for 30 years plus - have you noticed?
597
04/03/2021 16:49:10 30 7
bbc
The EU didn't put 'contains condemned horse meat' on it's "Beef Lasagnes" or "Contains lethal E-Coli in the German 'unchlorinated' salads - mind you Germany now chlorine washes its salads, so no such a problem with lethality any more.
627
04/03/2021 16:54:22 1 0
bbc
Some people would have you believe that any veggie TVP substitutions for meat within meat products can only be a good thing

I am not one of them ‘though

And is not the “outrage” over US treating (dead) chickens with a chlorine Welsh not a bit overdone ? ( Heh, Heh, I typed “wash” but iPad auto corrected so I left it in for the giggle !)

Surely UK Chicken producers use a sterilant wash too ?
863
04/03/2021 17:43:30 0 0
bbc
Never buy them. All cloned from the genetic code of Ian the chicken
41
04/03/2021 15:18:20 270 512
bbc
It's unrelated to Brexit. It is a legacy from a pre-existing dispute.

Brexiteers are desperate to spin this one, hence copying text straight from the right wing rags.
63
04/03/2021 15:22:43 107 19
bbc
"Trade Secretary Liz Truss said the US had lifted the tariffs because the UK "has been able to be nimble" following Brexit."
73
jon
04/03/2021 15:24:27 102 10
bbc
Yep. Nimble just like the vaccine roll-out!
116
04/03/2021 15:34:34 25 40
bbc
Of course she did; and you believe her?
64
04/03/2021 15:22:51 19 9
bbc
At this point in time Scotland being out of the EU is working out well.If Scotland chooses to join the EU in the future their choice
4
04/03/2021 15:08:05 88 8
bbc
I'll be toasting Joe Biden tonight.
65
04/03/2021 15:22:51 103 2
bbc
With single malt, a slice of British cheese wearing your cashmere sweater, I hope....?
803
04/03/2021 17:30:46 1 1
bbc
and a stack of near sell by date scallops?
23
GH
04/03/2021 15:15:08 16 2
bbc
We should trade globally and not restrict ourselves to any one area.
66
04/03/2021 15:22:52 1 3
bbc
Like the arms we sell to Saudi Arabia just as we reduce aid to Yemen by 60%?
67
04/03/2021 15:23:14 6 25
bbc
I am Scottish and can not understand how as a nation we can be so proud of producing this vile obnoxious life ruining poison. It's just disgusting stuff.
70
FF
04/03/2021 15:24:10 26 1
bbc
Freedom of choice. You don't like it.

Many others do.
77
04/03/2021 15:24:50 2 0
bbc
How ironic.
80
04/03/2021 15:25:51 2 1
bbc
Haggis?
89
04/03/2021 15:27:38 4 0
bbc
Has made my life happier but then i am in the majority of people who drink in moderation, not one of the minority that cannot help themselves and then ruin it for everyone else
94
04/03/2021 15:28:50 0 0
bbc
What's wrong with you?
99
04/03/2021 15:30:17 2 0
bbc
Are you thinking of tartan.
100
04/03/2021 15:30:29 1 0
bbc
I don't know why we continue to produce cars and plastics when we are ruining the planet. I don't like cucumber, but I'm not going to question why they still are grown.
256
04/03/2021 15:55:48 0 0
bbc
"I am Scottish and can not understand how as a nation we can be so proud of producing this vile obnoxious life ruining poison. It's just disgusting stuff."

That is no way to talk about Sturgeon and the Social Nationalist Party.

Oh, maybe you are right.
13
04/03/2021 15:12:12 264 16
bbc
Excellent news. Excellent result.
68
04/03/2021 15:23:33 92 180
bbc
I bet the English Cashmere producers are delighted......both of them.
438
04/03/2021 16:24:50 10 0
bbc
So much so they may buy a Whisky to celebrate :-)
614
04/03/2021 16:52:06 21 5
bbc
Erm, if there are just two of them, they must be doing really well... the US imported $362m worth of cashmere sweaters last year. Suggest you check the facts before spouting your prejudices.
633
04/03/2021 16:54:45 9 1
bbc
Are you trying to pull the wool over our eyes?
04/03/2021 19:13:02 10 0
bbc
Crikey, it must be exciting in your household. Regardless of your curmudgeonly perspective this is GOOD NEWS
04/03/2021 20:17:08 4 0
bbc
Windy,

`you say “I bet the English Cashmere producers are delighted......both of them.”

The US is Britain's no. 1 export country. It is a trade where the UK has a small surplus compared to the massive deficit with the EU. Don't knock it.

On 01/01/21 I because a remainer and it looks like you became a rejoiner with only snidy comments left in your armory.
05/03/2021 12:26:32 1 0
bbc
If you were working for them you would be delighted.
52
04/03/2021 15:20:53 24 3
bbc
ooh Shall we cancel Brexit then?
69
04/03/2021 15:23:40 8 46
bbc
The Brexit agreement is falling apart at the seams. We told you so.
252
04/03/2021 15:55:06 27 4
bbc
It looks more like you are falling apart. Take a few deep breaths and count to ten.
304
04/03/2021 16:03:08 9 4
bbc
Keep dreaming. Whatever you tell yourself doesn't mean it is true.
476
04/03/2021 16:32:31 3 4
bbc
Wow a fibber, Liam Fox told us all the only thing that would wreck what should be the 'easiest trade deal in history' was 'EU politics' but you struggled to read that far (and in the Guardian too! Seems only us leavers bothered to read it !) and that is what is happening. 1,500 EU companies applying to trade in the City of London. German exports to UK 33% down, not good for EU or Germany!
67
04/03/2021 15:23:14 6 25
bbc
I am Scottish and can not understand how as a nation we can be so proud of producing this vile obnoxious life ruining poison. It's just disgusting stuff.
70
FF
04/03/2021 15:24:10 26 1
bbc
Freedom of choice. You don't like it.

Many others do.
58
04/03/2021 15:21:56 14 11
bbc
Truss's staff are busy posting on this one. Is she sitting in front of a Union Jack smoking a cigar?
71
MVS
04/03/2021 15:24:15 18 7
bbc
She certainly deserves to be.
72
04/03/2021 15:21:32 40 4
bbc
Well done Biden.
Congratulations on the bombing as well. Rebranding child cages as detention centres was pretty fly too. Good old uncle Joe! America is back - who will they bomb next? Removed
63
04/03/2021 15:22:43 107 19
bbc
"Trade Secretary Liz Truss said the US had lifted the tariffs because the UK "has been able to be nimble" following Brexit."
73
jon
04/03/2021 15:24:27 102 10
bbc
Yep. Nimble just like the vaccine roll-out!
8
04/03/2021 15:09:43 10 51
bbc
All the DUTY is collected in ENGERLAND

As that is the port from where it was exported

SO the english have just lost tax money as SCOTLAND doesn't see a penny

YOU CAN SMELL THE FEAR AS THE UNION IS OVER

What you gonna do for tap watrer after we leave?

90% of freahwater is SCOT:ANDs
74
04/03/2021 15:24:34 25 1
bbc
Scottish Fresh water exports?
Besides bottled water in un - environmentally plastic bottles, it is only Berwick Upon Tweed that receives its water from Scottish Water.
Next?
297
DDC
04/03/2021 16:01:53 5 0
bbc
There is currently no water supplies being diverted, piped or channelled to England from Scotland from the Publically owned Company Scottish Water. Northumbrian Water supplies Berwick Upon Tweed
75
04/03/2021 15:24:45 19 13
bbc
"Trade Secretary Liz Truss said the US had lifted the tariffs because the UK "has been able to be nimble" following Brexit."

Really?

Seems it's got more to do with a change of Regime in the Whitehouse, to something less 'America first' and more about restrengthening ties with Europe in general.

Biden's aim is for Europe to stand shoulder to shoulder with the US to counter Russia/China threat.
90
04/03/2021 15:28:06 8 2
bbc
i think they already do that through NATO
91
04/03/2021 15:28:09 7 1
bbc
Rubbish - Was hasn't biden lifted the EU tariffs then? He has only lifted the tariffs applying to the UK. The US beef is over EU subsidies for Airbus, we are no longer part of the EU so it doesn't apply to us.
107
04/03/2021 15:31:55 8 1
bbc
The report literally states that the agreement applies only to UK goods, and that "US tariffs will continue to apply to EU goods".

I.e. f..k all to do with 'strengthening ties to Europe' and everything to do with Brexit freeing Britain up from being associated with the parasitic corpse that is the EU.
826
04/03/2021 17:35:20 0 0
bbc
Odd then that the tariff's haven't been lifted on the EU, n'est-ce pas?
15
04/03/2021 15:12:21 108 296
bbc
It's better to be inside the world's largest trading bloc than on the outside moaning that you're being 'bullied'.
76
04/03/2021 15:24:49 42 8
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You are being bullied when you are offered worse terms than other third countries.

You cannot square that circle without realising that it is done out of pettiness to make an example. Otherwise we would be offered the same as these third countries.

Unfortunately this is a fact, not an opinion, and only points to discrimination/racism on part of the EU.

As ever, awaiting your spin.
67
04/03/2021 15:23:14 6 25
bbc
I am Scottish and can not understand how as a nation we can be so proud of producing this vile obnoxious life ruining poison. It's just disgusting stuff.
77
04/03/2021 15:24:50 2 0
bbc
How ironic.
58
04/03/2021 15:21:56 14 11
bbc
Truss's staff are busy posting on this one. Is she sitting in front of a Union Jack smoking a cigar?
78
04/03/2021 15:25:12 9 4
bbc
Nicola and the SNP should be ...in thanks for a union that actually works FOR them

First vaccines and now Whisky

You're welcome Nicola
79
04/03/2021 15:25:47 7 8
bbc
Vaccines whisky what is next
67
04/03/2021 15:23:14 6 25
bbc
I am Scottish and can not understand how as a nation we can be so proud of producing this vile obnoxious life ruining poison. It's just disgusting stuff.
80
04/03/2021 15:25:51 2 1
bbc
Haggis?
48
04/03/2021 15:19:47 51 102
bbc
Err, the UK dropped its tariffs first i.e. it caved in first because it is the weaker party.
81
RRP
04/03/2021 15:25:55 16 6
bbc
Its called negotiation! Understand?
939
04/03/2021 18:23:17 3 1
bbc
We didn't really negotiate. We dropped our tariffs instantly on the 1st January and desperately pleaded for the US to do the same for 2 months...

It is more of an act of generosity on the part of the US, likely because it is what they also wanted anyway.

Actual negotiation is what is happening between right now for the US and the EU regarding similar products.
58
04/03/2021 15:21:56 14 11
bbc
Truss's staff are busy posting on this one. Is she sitting in front of a Union Jack smoking a cigar?
82
04/03/2021 15:25:57 6 1
bbc
Trust Truss to trump Trump.
Say cheese.
53
04/03/2021 15:21:04 5 5
bbc
What about Welsh, Northern Irish, Cornish and Dartmoor Whisky?
83
04/03/2021 15:23:29 2 1
bbc
yes they taste very nice
49
04/03/2021 15:20:28 19 19
bbc
We’re saved!!!

Thank God for Brexit. How many more benefits are just around the corner? A few more like this and our standard of living will accelerate towards about 50% of that in Germany.
84
04/03/2021 15:26:32 1 4
bbc
Cool story bro
85
04/03/2021 15:26:50 14 6
bbc
That's good. I wonder if the EU will do the same.
9
jon
04/03/2021 15:10:17 459 143
bbc
The US has announced the lifting of tariffs on Scotch whisky. Tariffs will also be lifted on UK cheese, cashmere and machinery. This is a Brexit benefit. After leaving the EU Boris offered the unilateral lifting of tariffs on US products and the Biden administration has reciprocated, pending a wider free trade deal.
86
04/03/2021 15:27:32 31 50
bbc
Not entirely correct. It's a benefit for those industries.

Increased inflation of EU imports due to bureaucracy and lost trade in EU exports is not a benefit.

You can't really call it a benefit unless the former generates more revenue than the latter, which is far too early to tell.

All said though, it's welcome news since Whisky is one of the UK's main food exports.
146
04/03/2021 15:38:54 21 1
bbc
Tariffs add to the cost of exports. The exporter either has to charge it to his customers directly, or swallow part of it himself by reducing the price to compete with alternatives which don't have tariffs. So if suddenly the tariffs don't apply, the cost comes down, which means more sales/profits.

So yes, it absolutely is a benefit.
207
04/03/2021 15:48:44 16 1
bbc
"...Whisky is one of the UK's main food exports."

Whisky is a food?? Great news!!
421
04/03/2021 16:21:55 6 1
bbc
The businesses affected, would say otherwise.
452
04/03/2021 16:27:24 4 0
bbc
So what you are saying is that a case for tariffs can be made, if the revenue benefits are modest.... OK, missed that from my economics education
41
04/03/2021 15:18:20 270 512
bbc
It's unrelated to Brexit. It is a legacy from a pre-existing dispute.

Brexiteers are desperate to spin this one, hence copying text straight from the right wing rags.
87
04/03/2021 15:27:33 64 13
bbc
You should change your handle to General Custer.

Hopefully this is your last Brexit stand!
113
04/03/2021 15:33:48 73 19
bbc
In a few years time, Strawcat and Tom-Stockton won't admit that they were once remainers.
Removed
67
04/03/2021 15:23:14 6 25
bbc
I am Scottish and can not understand how as a nation we can be so proud of producing this vile obnoxious life ruining poison. It's just disgusting stuff.
89
04/03/2021 15:27:38 4 0
bbc
Has made my life happier but then i am in the majority of people who drink in moderation, not one of the minority that cannot help themselves and then ruin it for everyone else
75
04/03/2021 15:24:45 19 13
bbc
"Trade Secretary Liz Truss said the US had lifted the tariffs because the UK "has been able to be nimble" following Brexit."

Really?

Seems it's got more to do with a change of Regime in the Whitehouse, to something less 'America first' and more about restrengthening ties with Europe in general.

Biden's aim is for Europe to stand shoulder to shoulder with the US to counter Russia/China threat.
90
04/03/2021 15:28:06 8 2
bbc
i think they already do that through NATO
122
04/03/2021 15:35:37 0 1
bbc
In case you hadn't noticed, NATO was weakened by the previous Whitehouse incumbent's almost non-stop petulant whining about it.
160
04/03/2021 15:40:29 1 1
bbc
Do you really think that the Trumpster was a fan of NATO?
75
04/03/2021 15:24:45 19 13
bbc
"Trade Secretary Liz Truss said the US had lifted the tariffs because the UK "has been able to be nimble" following Brexit."

Really?

Seems it's got more to do with a change of Regime in the Whitehouse, to something less 'America first' and more about restrengthening ties with Europe in general.

Biden's aim is for Europe to stand shoulder to shoulder with the US to counter Russia/China threat.
91
04/03/2021 15:28:09 7 1
bbc
Rubbish - Was hasn't biden lifted the EU tariffs then? He has only lifted the tariffs applying to the UK. The US beef is over EU subsidies for Airbus, we are no longer part of the EU so it doesn't apply to us.
102
04/03/2021 15:30:44 0 4
bbc
Because we backed down re tariffs on us aero
110
04/03/2021 15:32:56 0 2
bbc
Read the article!

"while his top trade nominee Katherine Tai has said she will make it a priority to resolve the long-running dispute with the EU and Britain."

Biden absolutely does not want a divided Europe! Claims of English exceptionalism of the back of this will not be Washington were hoping for.
92
04/03/2021 15:26:42 18 8
bbc
Brexit benefit, that is brilliant news.

The British are good at trade if i remember correctly.
95
04/03/2021 15:29:57 8 15
bbc
Benefit of not having trump.

Nothing to do with brexit
53
04/03/2021 15:21:04 5 5
bbc
What about Welsh, Northern Irish, Cornish and Dartmoor Whisky?
93
04/03/2021 15:28:38 3 0
bbc
As they are all UK produce I think the deal applies to them too.
67
04/03/2021 15:23:14 6 25
bbc
I am Scottish and can not understand how as a nation we can be so proud of producing this vile obnoxious life ruining poison. It's just disgusting stuff.
94
04/03/2021 15:28:50 0 0
bbc
What's wrong with you?
92
04/03/2021 15:26:42 18 8
bbc
Brexit benefit, that is brilliant news.

The British are good at trade if i remember correctly.
95
04/03/2021 15:29:57 8 15
bbc
Benefit of not having trump.

Nothing to do with brexit
175
04/03/2021 15:43:20 4 1
bbc
So why isn't the tit for tat restrictions being lifted with the rest of the EU? Must be some difference?
358
04/03/2021 16:06:21 3 2
bbc
Nonsense.
It's an absolute Brexit bonus.
Tariffs still apply to EU goods exported to the US.
661
04/03/2021 17:00:49 0 2
bbc
ROFL - so why is the EU still subject to the tariffs? I can only assume it is the thick remoaners who post on HYS, if not then who on earth claims they were smart?
96
04/03/2021 15:30:02 9 7
bbc
I wonder what they UK had to give in return...

On the quiet, a lot of UK GP surgeries are now managed by US health providers.
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/feb/26/nhs-gp-practice-operator-with-500000-patients-passes-into-hands-of-us-health-insurer

What else?
144
04/03/2021 15:38:53 10 5
bbc
GP surgeries are private business contracting out to the NHS ... they are not directly owned by the NHS or run by the NHS.

Perhaps you didn't know that ?
169
04/03/2021 15:41:47 4 2
bbc
So lets be clear - a private sector GP provider contracted to the NHS (run by ex UK GPs - facilitated under the last Labour Gov't) has now been sold to a UK health provider that is a subsidiary of a US company

So Labour allowed GP provision to migrate to private practice in 2004 by introducing Alternative Provider of Medical Services. How does that affect my getting seen by a GP under the NHS?
377
04/03/2021 16:12:08 1 0
bbc
That's not "a lot", it's less than 0.7%.

How can it be "on the quiet" when you link to an easily available article published by a part of the mainstream media?

You don't do irony, do you?
37
RRP
04/03/2021 15:17:27 362 134
bbc
This is great news for Scotland, and is one of the Brexit dividends, delivered by the British government.
97
04/03/2021 15:30:15 135 230
bbc
The other Brexit dividends being....? Please do tell
155
04/03/2021 15:40:07 26 6
bbc
Sanitary items are now free of tax.
214
04/03/2021 15:45:15 50 16
bbc
Rise in the value of the £
Vaccinations FAR ahead of anywhere in the EU.
Not paying £11-15bn (& soon to have been far more) as an EU cash cow.
242
04/03/2021 15:53:23 36 14
bbc
Well, the covid vaccine rollout for a start. Imagine how many vaccines we would have now if still dictated to by Brussels and Ms von der Lying
286
04/03/2021 16:00:12 31 13
bbc
Covid vaccinations!!!
306
04/03/2021 16:03:25 13 7
bbc
We're all vaccinated earlier than EU and are a 'speedboat' not a 'tanker as said by Van der Layen so we are more flexible and can react quicker to any events
334
SJB
04/03/2021 16:08:00 9 7
bbc
With a bit of luck getting people like you to move to an EU country.
406
04/03/2021 16:18:49 6 3
bbc
Have you had your vaccine yet?
419
04/03/2021 16:21:12 10 3
bbc
150,000 fewer lorries a year between Ireland and the continent clogging up our roads.
445
04/03/2021 16:26:06 5 4
bbc
Vaccines. With the proposed EU vaccine passport & their vaccine debacle, the only people likely to actually be allowed to travel anywhere in the EU next summer are going to be Brexit Brits - ROFL wonderful!!
515
04/03/2021 16:38:21 4 2
bbc
64 trade deals so far, the slow creation of CANZUK and the increase from £30 to £100 for smartcards and of course our vastly superior innoculation system.
527
04/03/2021 16:39:32 4 3
bbc
Don't be bitter your out now so move on ( i voted to stay also). you will probably find more money in the coffers not going to Europe and all the new trade deals we are getting sorted
598
04/03/2021 16:49:27 1 1
bbc
We'll skate over that
604
04/03/2021 16:48:39 1 2
bbc
Efficient vaccination programme
613
04/03/2021 16:51:51 1 1
bbc
How about the now permanent severe heartburn being felt by Nasty Nic?
644
04/03/2021 16:57:04 1 1
bbc
UK's vaccination program
660
04/03/2021 17:00:46 2 2
bbc
As well as the ones already mentioned, in the EU we'd have been compelled to join in the Covid recovery fund for countries struggling most within EU.. Which we'd have been a contributor too rather than a receiver..
670
04/03/2021 16:56:38 2 2
bbc
Read the news. You will see many deals have been done
683
04/03/2021 17:00:06 1 1
bbc
Mostly you being so upset!
717
04/03/2021 17:12:58 3 2
bbc
Vaccine procurement process and roll out...
Not being in EU
Trading Swiss shares again
Live animal exports banned
Not being part of the EU protectionist racket
It's only been 63 days!!! Imagine what can happen in 630 days
763
04/03/2021 17:22:47 1 1
bbc
Er free trade with the EU without having to pay billions for it, able to strike free trade deals with a huge number of other countries that didn't have a deal with EU, such as Liz Truss has struck, able to make our own laws without EU intervention, ie a free nation again - oh and progress things like vaccines much faster with the beaurcracy - oh, and our fishing grounds back over the next 5 year!
946
04/03/2021 18:29:51 1 1
bbc
Vaccines are quite a big one!
976
04/03/2021 18:51:00 1 1
bbc
vaccine ,and being ruled by unelected people
04/03/2021 19:36:24 1 1
bbc
What’s it like being the king of smug?
04/03/2021 20:25:15 1 1
bbc
Chris W, you say:-

"The other Brexit dividends being....? Please do tell"

Are you old enough to have been vaccinated or perhaps you are one of those out to lunch anti-vaxers?
04/03/2021 22:26:08 1 0
bbc
Vaccines
98
MVS
04/03/2021 15:30:16 9 8
bbc
Where are all the EUphiles this afternoon? Has somebody forgotten to send out the HYS Alert to their WhatsApp group?
Or maybe the reality of open trading with the USA is not the pipe dream they kept telling us it was.
67
04/03/2021 15:23:14 6 25
bbc
I am Scottish and can not understand how as a nation we can be so proud of producing this vile obnoxious life ruining poison. It's just disgusting stuff.
99
04/03/2021 15:30:17 2 0
bbc
Are you thinking of tartan.
67
04/03/2021 15:23:14 6 25
bbc
I am Scottish and can not understand how as a nation we can be so proud of producing this vile obnoxious life ruining poison. It's just disgusting stuff.
100
04/03/2021 15:30:29 1 0
bbc
I don't know why we continue to produce cars and plastics when we are ruining the planet. I don't like cucumber, but I'm not going to question why they still are grown.