Brexit: UK delays border checks on EU goods into Great Britain
11/03/2021 | news | politics | 4,819
Ministers say the move will help firms after Covid - but Labour says it "smacks of ill-preparedness".
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11/03/2021 15:01:49 812 286
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The leaders of industry who employ millions in the UK warned Bozo the problems Brexit would cause, especially if its a bad deal and extra bureaucracy. But we all know the clown said "f*** business." This is what happens when you have an Eton buffoon as PM, who has no experience of the real world and lacks business knowledge ??

Bozo must have ate the “oven ready” ??
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11/03/2021 15:12:52 473 102
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Ah, but that's working on the assumption this is to help businesses. It seems more likely that govt simply aren't prepared for the impact of delays at the borders, so are using covid as an excuse to buy themselves some time.

As you've pointed out, he's previously made his opinions about business very clear, and I doubt he's grown a conscience now.
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11/03/2021 15:17:43 33 161
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Better than having an ex human rights lawyer that also knows nothing about business in charge of the country, with a front bench that would be out of their depth in a saucer of milk.
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11/03/2021 15:21:59 14 62
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I agree with all your comments about Bozo but until there is a queue of lorries 20 miles long on the French side with a whole load of rotting EU food in them, the EU will have no incentive to make the FTA work fairly for us. The delay means our exporters will be hammered but EU will be able to sell their stuff into the UK unhindered. It is in our interest to have a bust on this now.
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11/03/2021 15:25:39 5 44
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Another on e who does not understand what the oven ready deal was.
Simple abuse, typical post form someone lacking in brainpower. Try to post a constructive comment, if you can manage it. Removed
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11/03/2021 15:33:32 4 23
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No he did not say that, prove he said, your bile is unbelievable point scoring...
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11/03/2021 15:38:44 10 4
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Within the detail, we seem to be exporting meat and then importing the similar farmed meat a few months down the line from the EU and apparently we also import a lot of milk!! from the EU (not just powdered). I remember news clips when we were throwing the stuff down the drain, having too much.

Seems to me we have created a trade cartel, not a low carbon sensible supply channel. Buy local.
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11/03/2021 15:39:39 48 5
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The Tories are just trying to provoke tensions with the EU so they can continue to lie and claim the EU is the problem and "thank god we're out". The EU have been accommodating, we're failing to fulfil our end of the bargain and things are going wrong because what the Brexiteers promised just isn't deliverable

It would be easier if they just admitted they were wrong and we came up with a solution
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11/03/2021 15:40:42 2 24
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Why does not the BBC ban comments like the above, oh no, but if I want to say something about BAME people ( for being hesitant about the vaccines) I get deleted.
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11/03/2021 15:54:34 2 21
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How old are you with your silly class politics? 13?
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11/03/2021 15:58:11 8 4
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So, in your view capitalism and big business trumps democracy and virtue. Great. Why not just put the 'leaders of industry' in charge of the country then and disband parliament?
BoJo hasn't nearly caused as many problems as the duck stepping german flag wavers that oppose him. Removed
FFS have you not got it into your thick head what the "oven ready" deal was by now... Removed
11/03/2021 16:36:19 8 0
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Why can the EU manage to do this and we cannot?
What is the bloody matter with this country? Are we competitive in ANYTHING any more? Save moaning?
11/03/2021 16:40:31 0 3
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Same old boring views
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11/03/2021 15:02:27 258 60
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Brexit isn't working. The borders are not secure.

Blaming the delay on Covid is disingenuous because the government are always claiming that their vaccination programme is going so well.
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11/03/2021 15:13:22 177 40
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Tories aren't working (apart from for their donors, mates and landlords of Hancock's local).......
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11/03/2021 15:15:47 3 26
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The vaccination program & border controls aren't connected (except for posturing & spinning by EU to try & cause the UK as much difficulty as possible, even if it harms their own citizens ). Covid disruption has been & is affecting everything relating to the Gov, business & normal (whatever that is) life.
11/03/2021 17:20:09 1 4
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Err?
We're stopping EXTRA border checks on GOODS, we never had before BREXIT.
You saying borders were insecure when we were in the EU??????
11/03/2021 21:45:24 0 2
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but staff are regularly off with covid, and to be fair working within the restrictions IS more difficult so takes longer. Even you must accept that, in amongst the political posturing.
11/03/2021 23:43:30 2 0
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Councils cant get enough Veterinary and Port Health Officers to do these checks. Pushing back implementation 6 months won't help a jot. It will however avoid having empty shop shelves during May Local Elections
12/03/2021 08:10:26 1 0
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Gove actually puts the blame is on business, saying his government was ready but sadly, UK business let them down. Remember when he was just an irritating loony on the Moral Maze, sponsored by Murdoch?
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11/03/2021 15:02:46 483 62
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It would have helped if businesses were given more time to prepare rather than the 11th hour deal before Christmas and thrown into the abyss post Brexit on January 1st!
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11/03/2021 15:17:14 525 80
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But having an 11th hour and 59 minute deal was essential to avoid Parliamentary scrutiny, that would have exposed how bad the deal was.
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11/03/2021 15:30:34 5 49
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The country has had over 4 years to prepare for Brexit. No excuses accepted from business, or anyone else.
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11/03/2021 15:32:08 5 41
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Business had been warned months in advance that Brexit would involve substantial change which would only be slightly lessened by a deal.
This was because we were leaving the customs union & single market, and 99% of the new import/export bureaucracy is based on that premise.
No excuses, especially as ONS reports less than 10% of companies are facing ‘serious’ disruption.
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11/03/2021 16:03:08 1 22
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They had 3 years to prepare.
11/03/2021 16:41:03 0 8
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Businesses were given ages to prepare, unfortunately not many bothered to do any preparation.
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11/03/2021 16:51:29 0 6
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They have had over 4 years to prepare.
11/03/2021 17:38:54 0 2
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They over 2 years how much longer did they want.
11/03/2021 18:23:19 0 3
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The had 5 years.
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12/03/2021 00:08:13 0 0
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The EU were never going to agree a deal until the last minute. So it's not the government's fault.
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11/03/2021 15:03:10 493 69
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It's as if Johnson, Gove and Frost didn't have the slightest clue of what they were signing up to and how it would work on the ground with real businesses........
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11/03/2021 15:31:34 272 48
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They had 4+ years to prepare... excuses now not acceptable.
They knew. They just didn't care as they wouldn't face any pain from it.

Except when they are dragged towards the scaffold by the people.
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djf
11/03/2021 16:04:26 4 5
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As if John Major knew what he was signing up to.
11/03/2021 16:35:41 7 1
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They did not even have a clue, the brits were incapable, so the the EU drafted the agreement and they signed it off, of course as advised by Mr Frost
11/03/2021 16:51:54 1 0
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You have to admit that the British peoples didn't have the slightest clue of what they were voting for.
11/03/2021 16:54:07 1 0
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They did..... They just lied and continue to do so.
11/03/2021 18:37:29 2 0
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Looking & listening to them I don't anyone could really think that they know what they were doing. That is when the only thing one needs is " ideology" and certainly not " experts"!
People should not show surprise as they were told again and again 5 years ago " we don't need experts". And that is what you got when you are not using experts!
12/03/2021 08:43:48 1 0
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Johnson’s face on the morning of the referendum when he was being stalked by TV journalists said it all. His was a look of horror, rather than grins of celebration. He knew full well then that his victory was really really bad for the country. Boris’s championing of the Brexit was always about personal ambition. This man who engineered the future political destruction of the U.K. is contemptible.
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11/03/2021 15:03:23 731 125
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How the hell were businesses supposed to be ready as per the government advertising when they had no idea what was coming. This is an utter mess which is going to cost us all (except the rich) massively in the long run.
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11/03/2021 15:29:42 478 122
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The only Tory plan they've delivered on is to make the rich richer
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11/03/2021 15:32:53 80 11
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The deal was signed officially, literally a couple of days before the transition period ended.

The government had nearly 5 years to come up with a *viable* solution and they spent all of it messing around and waiting until the last minute.

Brexiteers are incompetent and utterly useless. No understanding of the consequences of their actions in the slightest.
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11/03/2021 15:33:19 7 40
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The moment the decision was taken to leave the customs union the rules at the border were clear because they are the rules that operate as a global standard. Any company that did not realise that cannot blame the govt. What the govt can be blamed for is for the timing of the whole thing.
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11/03/2021 15:59:40 9 37
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We only left just over two months ago. You can't possibly know what the 'cost' of Brexit will be 'in the long run'. Asses this in 2-3 years time and I might agree with you.
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djf
11/03/2021 16:02:35 10 10
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Yep!, there was after all only 3 years to get prepared...
11/03/2021 18:04:40 1 0
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of course, except the rich (rolls eyes upwards)
11/03/2021 22:46:28 2 0
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In our collective wisdom, the UK public voted for Brexit. Thank you to Dominic Cummings for masterminding this calamity and persuading Joe Public to vote for this shambles. Economically very costly and for what benefit ?? Could somebody please tell me!!
11/03/2021 23:32:27 1 0
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It does not help anyone. It is a left wing fantasy to think this shambolic Brexit helps the rich. The only rich it is helping are tax haven tax dodgers like Jacob Mogg. Everyone is going to be much poorer including the rich but the latter at least can afford it.
12/03/2021 06:48:04 1 0
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Because it's BS isn't it? Everyone knew what would happen, despite being told many times, and enough people still voted for Brexit, but some people just refuse to accept they were sold a pup. Still, at least Covid is masking the effects of Brexit and is the reason why we won't be out of lockdown, or a Tier system, anytime soon and probably not this year.
12/03/2021 09:15:55 0 1
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Let's see we had a referendum we voted out but Remainers we so convince they would reverse the vote by hook or crook they failed to get ready.
some of us were ready 4 years to get ready find other outlets if needed. If you stand on a train line and see a train coming why stay in hopes it will stop , you jump out of the way .
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11/03/2021 15:03:42 106 31
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I agree that there is a need for us to help businesses recover after COVID, however I hope this isn't a unilateral move that breaks international law again as going by how things have been since we left we appear to be in a race towards the bottom for some things.
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11/03/2021 15:11:09 50 36
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If the UK want to allow goods into the UK, how is that breaking international law?
11/03/2021 21:09:59 0 3
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at least the EU beat us on blocking exports of vaccines and trying to break the terms of the WA since we left, so they will always be first to the bottom. Down vote away , the truth hurts.
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11/03/2021 15:03:58 243 54
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"The UK has insisted the move is lawful and justified"

Yeah, of course it is. Ehem.

Party of the Rich blatant disregard for international rules is making a pariah out of the UK. Soon we will be begging anyone to do business, any business, with us.
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11/03/2021 15:23:11 50 65
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It is lawful and justified but also hugely disadvantages UK Exporters and hands a big advantage to EU exporters. It's almost as if they don't want Brexit to succeed so we can go back into the EU.
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11/03/2021 16:09:08 15 1
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British exports to Germany down by 56% so far since 31/12/2020. They obviously need us more than we need them. ??????.
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11/03/2021 16:12:19 5 1
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London, the money laundering capital of the world.

Brexit Benefit? It can stay that way.
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11/03/2021 16:19:52 1 0
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You do understand the article... right? You think that waving checks on imports could breach international rules??
11/03/2021 17:28:45 0 5
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Ofcourse Mr Stalin! You just love taking orders from the Stasi don't you!
11/03/2021 17:52:13 3 0
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What else can you expect from a government that is willing to break international law.. it does not get worse than that.
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11/03/2021 15:04:28 332 56
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Ding.....
That's the sound of the oven ready deal being put in the chiller, clueless incompetence once again
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11/03/2021 15:09:09 121 481
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Ding......

That’s the sound of more Remoaning soundbites from a typical Remoaner who can’t get over the fact that we’ve left the corrupt EU and it’s failed project!
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11/03/2021 15:04:38 569 111
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We'll take back control of our borders by errr... opening them.

What an utter shambles. Policy and implementation - money being hosed all over the place (no doubt to the usual gilded insiders)

Brexiters jeered at the idea that we'd be a centre for smuggling and people trafficking, now they are DEMANDING it.

Unbelievable. All predicted & in a lot of detail - & flatly denied by the Angry Grandads
Angry (more racist and xenophobic than the norm) Grandads please Removed
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11/03/2021 15:15:29 7 92
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The UK wanted a free trade agreement, and are trying to make trade as easy as possible. It is the EU that is being awkward and intransigent.
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11/03/2021 15:24:14 76 3
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Hang on. I'm a Grandad, and I'm flaming angry. At this totally incompetent shower that gave us the utter shambles that is Brexit.
Don't tar us all with that brush.
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11/03/2021 15:38:12 55 2
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Oi! I'm a grandad, voted remain and would do again despite the EU currently covering themselves in Covid murde!

I didlike EU politics (and ours now you mention it) but leaving was economic suicide: death by a million cuts and it's already started!
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11/03/2021 15:59:50 11 0
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yes, to all and sundry. International people smuggler Britain's borders are open, arms smuggler, in you come. This is what taking back control looks like.
11/03/2021 16:30:39 10 0
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50,000 more jobs in customs though - not that most have even been recruited yet. Oh and that is more than the entire EU bureaucracy too, so we must be world’s best.
11/03/2021 16:43:27 0 1
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That rather proves that we have DO have control doesn't it ?
We chose to relax rules for a period due to the pandemic, not the EU.
11/03/2021 17:04:35 5 0
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HEY, wor lad - I'm an Angry Grandad - VERY VERY angry about the mess these clowns have got us into. Scream from the rooftops "We got Brexit done" - and how!
11/03/2021 17:33:34 1 0
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Let's see how good they all are at detecting horsemeat...
11/03/2021 18:25:02 0 0
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Open borders to goods and trade. Think about it.
11/03/2021 20:36:13 7 0
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I'm a Grandfather and voted to Remain, we are not all Brexiteers.
12/03/2021 06:47:34 1 0
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The government had plenty of time to implement digital controls instead of physical paper work, even if it was not know what actual goods would need such, it should of been easy to prepare by purchasing an of the shelf system that is already working for other countries, I would not recommend government procuring its own IT version we have seen all the attempts at such during covid ended in failure
12/03/2021 08:01:51 0 3
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Again, where is the demand to rejoin the EU?
12/03/2021 11:41:27 0 0
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Why have checks on incoming goods at all? Brexit, we are told, means that we have taken back control of our own borders - so we can do what we want with them! Let's show the rest of the world how to run a border in a manner that facilitates trade instead of hindering it!
12/03/2021 20:04:46 0 0
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On the contrary I am demanding we STOP it. If the Dutch confiscate drivers sandwiches then we dont need to let ANY goods through!
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11/03/2021 15:05:36 261 35
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He could easily have signed an extension but the evil empire of the ERG would never have accepted that and would have made his life a misery had he tried. So, as well as export issues, we don’t have the resources to examine incoming goods. Take back control they said ??
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11/03/2021 17:26:02 33 4
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Drugrunners charter.
11/03/2021 21:46:40 0 3
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we have and are acting to keep goods flowing during a pandemic. So yep taking back control one day at a time.
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12/03/2021 00:15:51 1 1
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Why would he sign an extension 4.5 years after we voted to leave! He was fulfilling an election manifesto promise. You know, doing the things that politicians say they will do.
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11/03/2021 15:05:50 371 64
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Why did boris sign the trade deal if he never intended to honour it?
Another ERG ruse to get their no-deal?
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11/03/2021 15:11:44 330 44
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you have to remember that there is a whole shed load of wealthy individuals who have made an bsolute mint out of Brexit
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11/03/2021 15:21:03 21 0
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Actually this is completely within the terms of the deal. There is nowhere that says the UK must charge tariffs to exporters in the EU only that if they don't charge EU exporters they can't charge anyone.

Didn't they put Failing Grayling in charge of getting the Ports ready for the exit?
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11/03/2021 15:26:59 3 24
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He is honouring the deal unlike others.
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11/03/2021 15:37:32 16 1
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For the braying angry grandad masses.

The sad part is, it worked
11/03/2021 16:29:32 1 0
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Let's hope so.
11/03/2021 16:53:28 13 1
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Because he's not just incompetent, he's an amoral sociopath for whom lying is the norm, who cares only about making himself and his already rich cronies even richer by whatever dubious means he can, regardless of the consequences it has on the rest of the population and the country's reputation... he just doesn't give a $#!%
11/03/2021 17:50:19 3 0
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Did he ever honour anything ?? People like him are ill and need help which they are not seeking... he in fact is beyond help
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11/03/2021 15:06:17 191 29
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What a lie it was to say that our borders were ready for Brexit! Is this 'taking back control of our borders??
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11/03/2021 15:22:45 110 23
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The johnson never lies, does he?
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11/03/2021 15:06:21 42 14
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA what else can be said?
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11/03/2021 16:13:57 11 4
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How about 'grow up'?
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11/03/2021 15:06:27 14 20
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Government being pragmatic due to pandemic and the need to rebuild businesses over the rest of the year ... I am sure all those moaning about this as a sign of failure would be moaning if the new regulations were enforced as originally designed.

Anyhow ... we aren't in the EU and can do pretty much what we like ... including getting vaccinated and opening up our economy by June.
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11/03/2021 15:08:46 9 4
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“We can do pretty much what we like”. Does that include breaking international laws, I’m not sure that will end well.
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11/03/2021 15:10:41 2 2
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Vaccination and opening our economy is absolutely noting to do with Brexitm - please keep up
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11/03/2021 15:06:39 106 15
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Doesn’t this just mean it’s easier for the EU to export to the U.K. whilst the U.K. exporting to the EU remains difficult? I will expect the EU to be up in arms ...not.
The EU must have a level playing field tilted in their favour.
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11/03/2021 15:08:52 155 9
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Quite...EU must be laughing their heads off at this...easy for them to export to us, hard for us to export to them !! Balance of trade will be worse than ever.....
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11/03/2021 15:18:18 25 3
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The only reason the playing field is tilted in the EUs favour is that your Govt is incompetent
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11/03/2021 15:27:48 23 1
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It's already happened Jan export from Germany down a quarter but our exports to them down over 40%.
They used to sell us twice what we sold them now it's three times. What a triumph, for incompetence that is.
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11/03/2021 15:36:22 4 21
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If we respond in kind to the EU's negative tactics, we will escalate the growing hostility the EU has been whipping up against the UK. By being reasonable and practical, we might just end up making their nasty childish behaviour look like what it is, sour grapes and ugly politics.
11/03/2021 18:51:20 4 0
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Geography was always going to tilt the relationship in the EU's favour. All EU countries have other EU countries close by that they can easily trade with and will rarely need to go to a third party country to buy what they need. The UK, of course, has no other non-EU trading partner for a thousand miles (apart from Switzerland, I guess) so we were always going to need them more than they need us.
12/03/2021 08:25:15 1 1
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And someone with an 80 seat majority signed the nation up to this deal
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11/03/2021 15:06:42 132 49
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Boris telling lies to th EU again
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11/03/2021 15:13:38 36 68
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Telling lies on what?
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11/03/2021 15:28:43 5 7
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No!
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11/03/2021 15:06:56 32 35
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Common sense prevails from the UK. I voted to remain, but even to me it is plain as day the EU have had a serious case of sour grapes since the transition period ended.
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11/03/2021 15:08:12 30 17
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You voted Leave.
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11/03/2021 15:09:05 13 6
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No - it's a case of those who voted leave hadn't done their homework and didn't understand the implications of becoming a third country.
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11/03/2021 15:12:36 11 7
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I think you're very confused, or a liar (you voting remain? HA, HA, HA), or both.

The sour grapes mostly from the UK, whose press, spreads daily anti-EU hatred.

The UK is delaying the checks because it wants to. Nothing to do with the EU
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11/03/2021 15:31:59 1 0
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Honest.????????????????
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11/03/2021 15:50:44 1 0
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You're a brexiteer you fool!!
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11/03/2021 15:53:09 0 0
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You do realise we had a hand in writing the 3rd country rules we now have to abide by. The UK should be applying the rules as EU countries do, but we seem to have a chronic shortfall in government organisational skills and ability (unless its giving no contest contracts to party donors. We axe that currently.)
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11/03/2021 15:07:10 150 37
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That oven ready deal is already way past it's sell-by date. Time to put it in the bin.
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11/03/2021 16:12:48 33 120
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The simple -minded can't accept we've left.
11/03/2021 21:19:06 1 0
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same old rubbish trotted out every time, the oven ready deal was the WA not the trade deal, but you all know that but blindly up vote the lie.
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12/03/2021 00:17:54 0 1
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The 'oven ready' clichés also need to go in the bin. If I hear that term quoted one more time I'm gonna scream!
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11/03/2021 15:07:20 16 10
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It's either been delayed to give businesses more time to prepare or there still aren't enough border staff to carry out the checks. Probably the latter.
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11/03/2021 15:07:59 13 14
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?? another HYS on the same topic.
Let the moans and sarcasm commence!
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11/03/2021 15:10:10 4 2
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??

Should be highly amusing unless you're embarrassed at being conned by Boris.
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11/03/2021 15:08:04 19 17
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there are lies, damned lies and the tory brexit
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11/03/2021 15:11:18 2 3
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Voted for by ex northern Labour voters?
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11/03/2021 15:06:56 32 35
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Common sense prevails from the UK. I voted to remain, but even to me it is plain as day the EU have had a serious case of sour grapes since the transition period ended.
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11/03/2021 15:08:12 30 17
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You voted Leave.
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11/03/2021 15:08:17 6 9
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Major disaster will need some spin on this sorry situation. Fortunately the MSM are at hand.

The tories can’t even control our borders , more migrants than ever before coming here. Because the shambles of serco the process time of the immigrants is taking longer and so we have to feed and house these people, costing the uk tax payer more.
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11/03/2021 15:08:19 34 12
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Nothing to do with the pandemic. It has been well known we were never prepared for any of this.
So much for taking back control. Another Johnson lie.
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11/03/2021 15:08:21 12 11
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Who cares? The world is beating a path to our door to form agreements that we can renege upon whenever it suits us! We can still cash in a bit more on our reputation until the door finally closes.
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11/03/2021 15:12:53 2 2
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Hmmm. Maybe I need to make it clear I was being sarcastic.
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11/03/2021 15:08:22 316 51
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Johnson & co must be so glad for covid - they can blame all their failings around Brexit on covd & take no personal responsibility.
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11/03/2021 15:17:19 192 22
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Spaffer would not accept reposibility Covid or not
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11/03/2021 15:52:54 2 14
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That's the sort of Idiotic reply we've come to expect from hate-ridden Lefties. I'm sure you'd 'be so glad', if you were in an Intensive Care Unit on a ventilator, like Johnson himself, and thousands of others were and still are. Brain in gear, before releasing clutch, please.
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11/03/2021 15:08:43 434 72
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Hahahahaha- taking back control of our borders- hahahaha

Yes just wave it all through!

This Brexit is just a total sham.
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11/03/2021 15:12:53 59 271
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Less trade barriers including checks during a pandemic / emergency is entirely consistent with taking back control of our borders. Because it is a decision made by the UK government we voted for.

Which anyway, you know borders meant freedom of movement ending.
11/03/2021 16:36:46 15 3
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Did not expect the British government to make it a success when you have a joker running the country
11/03/2021 17:27:34 0 19
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Ofcourse...but now we can 'Wave what we like through'...and there's nothing the EU can do about it! All the negotiations were a sham'..everyone knows that'...there's just 'Backdoors'..and its only the BBC and Press' and Leftie Media'..who want to make Idiots think things could, would, be any different! The main thing is we've got ALL the Vaccines..and they've got NOWT..and ther's NOWT they can do!
12/03/2021 20:20:38 0 0
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Its angering those who wanted to remain and those who wanted to leave, heavens only a UK government couold be this bad, which civil servants have been sacked for it? None. IF the Dutch are confiscating drivers sandwiches we should not let even a turd in without the proper paperwork. Close the borders, raise the drawbridge and tell them to stuff their stuff
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11/03/2021 15:06:27 14 20
bbc
Government being pragmatic due to pandemic and the need to rebuild businesses over the rest of the year ... I am sure all those moaning about this as a sign of failure would be moaning if the new regulations were enforced as originally designed.

Anyhow ... we aren't in the EU and can do pretty much what we like ... including getting vaccinated and opening up our economy by June.
28
11/03/2021 15:08:46 9 4
bbc
“We can do pretty much what we like”. Does that include breaking international laws, I’m not sure that will end well.
15
11/03/2021 15:06:39 106 15
bbc
Doesn’t this just mean it’s easier for the EU to export to the U.K. whilst the U.K. exporting to the EU remains difficult? I will expect the EU to be up in arms ...not.
The EU must have a level playing field tilted in their favour.
29
11/03/2021 15:08:52 155 9
bbc
Quite...EU must be laughing their heads off at this...easy for them to export to us, hard for us to export to them !! Balance of trade will be worse than ever.....
342
11/03/2021 15:36:20 2 25
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The EU will not be laughing for long... just wait a while until the next country announces that it is planning to leave the EU... Hungary, possibly?
11/03/2021 18:25:26 1 2
bbc
Yep. Can’t disagree with that’s statement. Total madness of government. Imposing rules on EU the logical step. Boris is a coward.
11/03/2021 23:44:25 1 1
bbc
What do you expect brexit means brexit
17
11/03/2021 15:06:56 32 35
bbc
Common sense prevails from the UK. I voted to remain, but even to me it is plain as day the EU have had a serious case of sour grapes since the transition period ended.
30
11/03/2021 15:09:05 13 6
bbc
No - it's a case of those who voted leave hadn't done their homework and didn't understand the implications of becoming a third country.
8
11/03/2021 15:04:28 332 56
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Ding.....
That's the sound of the oven ready deal being put in the chiller, clueless incompetence once again
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11/03/2021 15:09:09 121 481
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Ding......

That’s the sound of more Remoaning soundbites from a typical Remoaner who can’t get over the fact that we’ve left the corrupt EU and it’s failed project!
137
11/03/2021 15:19:44 56 3
bbc
Failed Project comment number 35678723, when's it going to actually happen?
165
11/03/2021 15:21:55 99 6
bbc
The 'corrupt EU'? Look at test and trace, and myriad other such 'transactions' from tory politicians to their friends and partners and I am sure the EU could learn a lot from us about corruption.
171
11/03/2021 15:22:07 98 6
bbc
Remainer = anyone who works in haulage, export or business.
Anyone using the term "remoaner" = anyone who has absolutely nothing to do with the above and thinks anyone actually involved should just stop complaining and get on with it, without having the first clue what 'it' is.
197
11/03/2021 15:24:00 67 4
bbc
So, now we've only the corrupt UK government to worry about? Phew. What a relief. Well done you
206
11/03/2021 15:23:41 89 6
bbc
Cut and paste form the Daily Express. Come on, get a grip, brexit is a flop.
If you hate corruption (and quite rightly so) then how can you justify supporting the Torys?
313
11/03/2021 15:33:48 7 58
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With 'friends' like the EU, who needs enemies!
It's not like they would EVER impound shipments of vaccines to Australia, or slag off UK developed vaccines so much that their population are now terrified of being vaccinated.
340
11/03/2021 15:36:07 21 0
bbc
Corrupt? coming from the side of the unelected bureaucrats of Frost and goldsmith and cummings and however many more house of lords cronies Boris sent last year and has lined up this year....

Have you seen how corrupt the people with the blue rosettes are?
469
11/03/2021 15:44:28 15 0
bbc
??. Biggest crew of liars, guess? I remember the UK before we joined, BANKRUPT,
477
11/03/2021 15:44:46 11 0
bbc
'it’s failed project!'
a little bit early to say Brexit is failed project but I agree with your view that it's looking highly likely it will be so.
547
11/03/2021 15:49:55 11 0
bbc
Ding.....

That's the sound of yet another Brexit supporter who still can't come to terms with the fact Brexit is an absolute failure that is going to leave us all the poorer for the experience.

Maybe not all, the like of Rees-Mogg and his rich chums are probably being made richer. It's the rest of us that will pay.
615
11/03/2021 15:54:46 5 0
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Don't be stupid.
754
11/03/2021 16:06:38 6 0
bbc
Ahh BrexitBoris again
Sometime posting as both BB and Apology within the same minute
But this time squeezing FOUR Leaver soundbites into 2 lines!
"Remoaning", "Remoaner" "the corrupt EU" and "fail project"!

{gawd save us}
770
11/03/2021 16:08:19 6 0
bbc
only failed because unwise people voted for what they thought would be a return to the days of empire, but Britain had already had it, even more so now...talk about shoot yourself in the foot..
790
11/03/2021 16:09:39 5 0
bbc
You are the true master of greengrocer?s apo?strophe?s.
801
11/03/2021 16:10:25 6 0
bbc
Dong... that's the sound of the clanger being dropped by the corrupt UK Government as it enters phase one of its failed Brexit project.
809
11/03/2021 16:10:46 1 1
bbc
They won't accept they're losers. Pathetic really.
909
11/03/2021 16:17:55 6 0
bbc
Unless your in the top 1% of wealth in the World, and you voted FOR brexit, you are a puppet of Rupert Murdoch. Whats that?- Nope, thats propaganda (but, but ...nope, its bespoke propaganda IE made FOR you). You voted to revoke your privileges, rights, wealth and opportunities - maybe not directly for you (you can't see it), but for a relative, friend etc. Your political ignorance was exploited
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MEL
11/03/2021 16:18:35 6 0
bbc
Will you still be saying "the corrupt EU and its failed project" when the EU continues to thrive 20 or 30 years from now? I suspect you will.
11/03/2021 16:41:30 3 0
bbc
Well glad you think its all going as planned. Maybe you're benefiting but most of us aren't.
11/03/2021 16:41:48 4 0
bbc
What's good has come out of it? Surely you can see the situation now or your just so brainwashed
11/03/2021 16:48:59 4 0
bbc
"WHERE IS MY APOLOGY"

Sorry you weren't educated properly.
11/03/2021 16:56:20 3 0
bbc
And whose failing now. Couldn't be UK could it. Time will tell but Johnson and Co can't lie forever... or can they.
11/03/2021 17:06:30 4 0
bbc
If 'Remoaner' is the correct term for someone who has the wit to recognise that Brexit is absolutely trashing aspects of the UK economy (with no identifiable benefits in return), then I'm proud to be one.

Leavers certainly don't seem to have to wit to realise what's happening.
11/03/2021 17:12:36 2 0
bbc
Ding, more Brexit sound bites in an attempt to discredit the remainer sound bites unless of course you are a juvenile quiter when it is still remoaner, yawn
11/03/2021 18:02:04 0 1
bbc
Says the man who devalued his currency in June 16.
11/03/2021 18:30:45 2 0
bbc
Your lies are much too obvious
PLEASE show us an actual benefit of Brexit?
Thought not.
11/03/2021 18:31:22 0 0
bbc
As we ask in South Wales, "Are you REAL?"
11/03/2021 18:36:06 4 0
bbc
You're out of date. The term "Remoaner" has now changed to "Realist".

Brexit was always a con, conceived by Farage to line his own pockets, and supported by adult comics like the Daily Mail and Express to sell more papers to the gullible and rack up huge profits for their tax-exile owners.

I'm sure they'll start a campaign for us to leave the "undemocratic" UN next.
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Sam
11/03/2021 15:09:16 13 10
bbc
Perfectly obvious French cheese and Irish milk did not go bad on 1 Jan. Same as UK oysters did not become poisonous on the same date.

Someone in Brussels needs to wake up and stop putting blocks in the way of necessary trade in both directions.
51
11/03/2021 15:12:25 4 5
bbc
Sam, Agricultural products are less than 5% of Irish exports. Try again but drop the stereotypes.
85
11/03/2021 15:15:24 2 1
bbc
This is only in 1 direction and it’s bad for us....
138
11/03/2021 15:19:50 5 2
bbc
Sam you wanted to leave the EU and be a third country. This is what it means. You did understand that didn't you?
540
11/03/2021 15:48:59 1 0
bbc
Somone doesn't understand the core concept of leaving the Eu and becoming a 3rd county it seems. Oh and btw.. we hellped write the rules by which we are now having to abide by... or not it seems due to govt incompetence and lies.
12/03/2021 18:19:09 0 0
bbc
i believe that while we were members of the EU shell fish was purified at the point of sale in EU. That concession is not available for non EU members. Could be wrong.
33
11/03/2021 15:09:30 15 7
bbc
It's not like they had years to prepare is it?
Some businesses believed the leave camp it seems.
Welcome to reality, they lied and these companies fell for it.
264
11/03/2021 15:29:48 2 8
bbc
Every contract , or agreement, requires an element of goodwill on both sides. The EU demonstrates no good will to any one, not even its members.

-Australian vaccines - non
- bad mouthing Astro vaccine ( while stockpiling)
- Threatening Phizer exports to UK
- Vaccines for Canada - non
- Unilateral tearing up of article 16
- Destroying fishing grounds around the Maldives oceanic reserve.

Nice!!!
34
11/03/2021 15:09:42 13 16
bbc
Good.....if it helps British businesses....

& if the EU don't like it?

TOUGH!!!
47
11/03/2021 15:12:00 9 4
bbc
Err, it means the UK isn't checking what is coming into the country. That will only hurt the UK.
50
11/03/2021 15:12:23 2 4
bbc
I'm not sure you really understand whats happened.

Do you know what day it is?
73
11/03/2021 15:14:25 2 1
bbc
But it doesn't :-)

It helps EU businesses exporting into the UK
79
11/03/2021 15:14:43 4 1
bbc
The EU will love it. They can continue importing unimpeded, while UK exporters get fully checked. The WTO will not like it however as it breaches their primary rule of treating all countries equally.
81
11/03/2021 15:14:51 3 1
bbc
I think you will find the EU likes it a lot
110
11/03/2021 15:12:32 3 0
bbc
Helps us import EU Goods ??
249
11/03/2021 15:28:39 1 1
bbc
Yes its really going to help us. A pariah state that doesn't apply any rules if its a bit inconvenient and tears up three month old treaties because its too difficult to keep your solemn word.

Confident Johnson is going to keep paying your pension, grandad?
35
11/03/2021 15:09:45 14 20
bbc
'Post-Brexit checks on some EU goods coming into Great Britain have been delayed by six months in order to give businesses more time to prepare.'

This will annoy the Remoaners.
They'll have even less to moan about
234
11/03/2021 15:27:28 1 0
bbc
We're tearing up a deal done three months ago and substituting a smugglers charter - whiel 80% of the Brexit deal remains to be negotiated?

And you think this is marvelous?

You wouldn't lend your neighbour a pair of hedge clippers if they acted like this

Do you ever read back the sentences you post and think - hang on a second thats not actually true?
246
11/03/2021 15:28:25 0 0
bbc
Delaying checks on EU goods coming into this country, will delight us true patriots. We will still be able to eat.
36
11/03/2021 15:10:00 21 10
bbc
You couldn’t make it up - which ministers were responsible for UK preparedness in this shambles.

Backbench them all
Deselect at next election
Obvious incompetents
37
11/03/2021 15:10:29 2 6
bbc
So the UK is "Treating others as it expects to be treated".
14
11/03/2021 15:06:27 14 20
bbc
Government being pragmatic due to pandemic and the need to rebuild businesses over the rest of the year ... I am sure all those moaning about this as a sign of failure would be moaning if the new regulations were enforced as originally designed.

Anyhow ... we aren't in the EU and can do pretty much what we like ... including getting vaccinated and opening up our economy by June.
38
11/03/2021 15:10:41 2 2
bbc
Vaccination and opening our economy is absolutely noting to do with Brexitm - please keep up
39
11/03/2021 15:11:05 9 8
bbc
More ‘untruths’ from Govoccio, they should have held the referendum on April 1st.
40
11/03/2021 15:11:18 7 11
bbc
It is high time that the BBC stopped these Brexit HYS's.
21
11/03/2021 15:08:04 19 17
bbc
there are lies, damned lies and the tory brexit
41
11/03/2021 15:11:18 2 3
bbc
Voted for by ex northern Labour voters?
285
11/03/2021 15:31:34 1 0
bbc
Did they move south?
42
11/03/2021 15:11:39 13 7
bbc
Tory planning for Brexit seems to be sending repetitive emails of what to do to move goods to and from the EU. Maybe they could have started to fix the antiquated systems for paperwork required ahead of time rather than rely on empty rhetoric and blind hope.

Pure chancers the lot of them
43
11/03/2021 15:11:41 14 8
bbc
So much for "oven ready deal" - "Still making it up as we go along" more like!

Remember this people: Johnson has NO principles, he will duck, dive, waiver and dither as much as he can, not for the UK, the NHS or a high minded ideal, but simply what's good for "TEAM BORIS".

In spite of knowing all that - you still voted him in which is exactly why you have this mess, and Scotland wants out!!!
11
11/03/2021 15:05:50 371 64
bbc
Why did boris sign the trade deal if he never intended to honour it?
Another ERG ruse to get their no-deal?
44
11/03/2021 15:11:44 330 44
bbc
you have to remember that there is a whole shed load of wealthy individuals who have made an bsolute mint out of Brexit
11/03/2021 16:33:15 2 7
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to RuralJohn Name them then .
11/03/2021 16:33:35 2 12
bbc
Like the Markle interview without names it has no substance just left/remoaner bile
11/03/2021 17:06:53 0 2
bbc
Examples?
11/03/2021 17:07:29 11 0
bbc
Not only have they made money but they have also avoided EU officials checking into their business & personal finances.
11/03/2021 17:18:15 0 0
bbc
GATT24
11/03/2021 17:30:13 6 0
bbc
Just a very few extremely rich hedgies like Jacob Rees-Mogg, and a few more like Tim Martin of Wetherspoons who saw an opportunity to reduce rights for their employees. Nearly everyone else, rich or poor, will be worse off from the damage Brexit is causing to business.
11/03/2021 21:52:52 0 0
bbc
name them
12/03/2021 15:21:04 0 0
bbc
Many of them left wing labour indoctrinated remoaners as well don't forget!!
45
11/03/2021 15:11:47 4 5
bbc
For the majority we just get on with it. No moaning, no whinging just making sure the rest of you can put food on the table.
209
11/03/2021 15:25:19 1 0
bbc
Since nearly all Brexiters are retired, forgive me if I simply laugh at this sentence
46
11/03/2021 15:11:53 12 10
bbc
'Check, change, go!' Life's simple in tory Britain when everything complex ends up as a 3 syllable slogan for the gullible.
34
11/03/2021 15:09:42 13 16
bbc
Good.....if it helps British businesses....

& if the EU don't like it?

TOUGH!!!
47
11/03/2021 15:12:00 9 4
bbc
Err, it means the UK isn't checking what is coming into the country. That will only hurt the UK.
48
11/03/2021 15:12:08 13 9
bbc
@endz

Common sense prevails from the UK. I voted to remain, but even to me it is plain as day the EU have had a serious case of sour grapes since the transition period ended.
------

I think you're very confused, or a liar (you voting remain? HA, HA, HA), or both.

The sour grapes mostly from the UK, whose press, spreads daily anti-EU hatred.

The UK is delaying the checks because it wants to
689
11/03/2021 16:00:37 0 0
bbc
And you would know, of course! The press doesn't need to stread anti-EU hate. They've got Macron to do that.
49
11/03/2021 15:12:11 23 15
bbc
Ridiculous.

Not ready, despite insisting they were - another pack of lies told by Johnson and his ilk.

Taking back control of our borders by waving everything through - a charter for smugglers and people traffickers.

Hopeless, rubbish Brexit.
34
11/03/2021 15:09:42 13 16
bbc
Good.....if it helps British businesses....

& if the EU don't like it?

TOUGH!!!
50
11/03/2021 15:12:23 2 4
bbc
I'm not sure you really understand whats happened.

Do you know what day it is?
99
11/03/2021 15:16:52 2 5
bbc
Yes....Thursday. Gonna tell me it isn't in Remainer world?...
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Sam
11/03/2021 15:09:16 13 10
bbc
Perfectly obvious French cheese and Irish milk did not go bad on 1 Jan. Same as UK oysters did not become poisonous on the same date.

Someone in Brussels needs to wake up and stop putting blocks in the way of necessary trade in both directions.
51
11/03/2021 15:12:25 4 5
bbc
Sam, Agricultural products are less than 5% of Irish exports. Try again but drop the stereotypes.
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Sam
11/03/2021 15:26:27 2 3
bbc
Got a complex about something?

The point was, the pettiness of buggering people around for the sake of it doesn't help anyone in the EU, except perhaps the Frenchman that you have to pay to walk across the car park to give another Frenchman a piece of paper to stamp.

I am sure Ireland has lots of lovely exports but you missed the point.
304
11/03/2021 15:33:10 1 2
bbc
Who mention Irish exports?
But now you mention it let's get a vet in inspect their dairy exports to UK, and let's not let Irish beef in unless it is in frozen products, like sausages.

Sauce for the goose!
52
11/03/2021 15:12:31 10 6
bbc
I take it this agreement is not reciprocal?

So EU suppliers can import goods, including food, into the UK with minimal checks, whilst exports to the EU have to go through full customs procedures, down to checking the contents of the drivers' sandwiches.

The EU is still threatening legal action over checks between the mainland and Northern Ireland, and is withholding on financial equivalence.
90
11/03/2021 15:16:05 6 5
bbc
This change is not an agreement. It's the government demonstrating that they haven't prepared in time.
163
11/03/2021 15:21:48 2 0
bbc
'The EU is ... withholding on financial equivalence'?

If we'd wanted financial equivalence we should have put it in the withdrawal agreement. That we didn't is down to Boris wanting to get us out without waiting for the difficult negotiations, and push his agreement though without time for proper scrutiny.
182
11/03/2021 15:22:42 3 0
bbc
The EU chooses what rules it applies at its border. It is their soverinn right. If anything they do goes against the trade deal with the UK the Uk can sue.

The latest UK move is because the UK was not ready for Brexit.

The whole world is laughing at us
685
11/03/2021 16:00:21 0 0
bbc
So you mean the oven ready deal wasnt ready, nor really a deal. And the fact we can't do border checks is down to a lack of planning and competence from our Gov't- our inability to do checks is not the EU's fault. Weird isn't it all the EU countries we import to and thru have border controls at cost to themselves even though they never voted for or wanted us to leave.
53
11/03/2021 15:12:33 6 13
bbc
With the EU taking UK lorry drivers snack and throwing them away, to blocking Phizer vaccine deliveries to the UK. Then the games the EU are playing in NI.

HMG should just say, you know what, No Deal and the UK will never disrupt travel across the NI Southern Ireland boarder.
69
11/03/2021 15:14:10 2 5
bbc
Please try again, and use facts if possible!
101
11/03/2021 15:17:01 1 0
bbc
You have a mind of a child.
108
11/03/2021 15:17:37 0 0
bbc
Pfizer champ
135
11/03/2021 15:19:19 1 0
bbc
try again but use facts please
199
11/03/2021 15:24:11 1 0
bbc
This is all your fault grandad. It was explained to you in detail over many years.

That you did not understand a word and chose instead to believe the preposterous promises of a few utterly mediocre toffs is scarcely our fault.
17
11/03/2021 15:06:56 32 35
bbc
Common sense prevails from the UK. I voted to remain, but even to me it is plain as day the EU have had a serious case of sour grapes since the transition period ended.
54
11/03/2021 15:12:36 11 7
bbc
I think you're very confused, or a liar (you voting remain? HA, HA, HA), or both.

The sour grapes mostly from the UK, whose press, spreads daily anti-EU hatred.

The UK is delaying the checks because it wants to. Nothing to do with the EU
515
11/03/2021 15:47:25 0 1
bbc
Not true... Germany & France smeared Astra Zeneca with patently fake stories. Now more lies suggest we're banning AZ vaccine exports (the vax they advised people to avoid), & today another story about blood clotting in Denmark, which on examination turns out to have no foundation at all. In truth, good relations with EU benefit UK and EU. But EU always puts politics before people. Ask Greece
1
11/03/2021 15:01:49 812 286
bbc
The leaders of industry who employ millions in the UK warned Bozo the problems Brexit would cause, especially if its a bad deal and extra bureaucracy. But we all know the clown said "f*** business." This is what happens when you have an Eton buffoon as PM, who has no experience of the real world and lacks business knowledge ??

Bozo must have ate the “oven ready” ??
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11/03/2021 15:12:52 473 102
bbc
Ah, but that's working on the assumption this is to help businesses. It seems more likely that govt simply aren't prepared for the impact of delays at the borders, so are using covid as an excuse to buy themselves some time.

As you've pointed out, he's previously made his opinions about business very clear, and I doubt he's grown a conscience now.
143
11/03/2021 15:20:24 86 6
bbc
If the UK isn't checking the contents of lorries coming into the country, it's a Brexit bonus for migrants. The Express will be in overdrive trying to spin this one.
419
11/03/2021 15:41:00 27 3
bbc
He's a sociopath, so he knows what he's done is wrong, but he just doesn't care
437
11/03/2021 15:42:21 6 2
bbc
or acquired any significant intelligence
739
11/03/2021 16:05:05 11 3
bbc
Covid has successfully covered up everything that was wrong about leaving EU on these terms.But there again Bozo already knew that.
27
11/03/2021 15:08:43 434 72
bbc
Hahahahaha- taking back control of our borders- hahahaha

Yes just wave it all through!

This Brexit is just a total sham.
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11/03/2021 15:12:53 59 271
bbc
Less trade barriers including checks during a pandemic / emergency is entirely consistent with taking back control of our borders. Because it is a decision made by the UK government we voted for.

Which anyway, you know borders meant freedom of movement ending.
100
11/03/2021 15:16:53 56 5
bbc
Not having that. You and every leaver knew exactly what you were voting for. This is what you wanted
236
11/03/2021 15:27:35 17 2
bbc
Less of the we voted for.
336
11/03/2021 15:35:46 39 4
bbc
"you know borders meant freedom of movement ending."

We aren't checking anything, that's just so secure! "Freedom of Movement" has been replaced by no checks at all, watch the number of asylum seekers getting to the UK skyrocket over the summer as the underinvestment in Border Force is revealed as the real reason we can't "control" our borders.
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11/03/2021 15:55:12 17 3
bbc
We did not vote for this government.
687
11/03/2021 16:00:30 17 2
bbc
But bozo agreed to the border down the Irish sea.
952
11/03/2021 16:15:50 9 1
bbc
How on earth can anyone fool themselves to the extent that they can tell themselves that letting anyone into the country during a pandemic is advantageous for the country.
11/03/2021 17:05:40 1 1
bbc
Aw, sorry if we upset you
11/03/2021 17:38:59 11 1
bbc
I loved freedom of movement, my English in laws went and lived in France for 12 years, their dream, one of my children went to Uni in the Netherlands, she loved it and I wanted to retire to Italy. I can't do that now, thank you...NOT
11/03/2021 18:19:49 7 2
bbc
The UK Government (which we voted for) has always been able to veto any new EU legislation, and, of course, EU proposed legislation could only become law if it was approved by the MEPS which we voted for. You argument is equivalent to saying that UK law is foisted on Scots because their own MSPs didn't vote for it.

The UK being in the EU was as democratic as Scotland being in the UK.
11/03/2021 18:24:06 3 1
bbc
I AM presuming that this is a satirical response??.
11/03/2021 18:29:55 3 0
bbc
And what a disaster it was going to be, as we who voted remain knew - still trying to believe BoZo's lies are we?
11/03/2021 18:40:05 1 0
bbc
So is that the most " important" thing:"ending of freedom of movement"?
11/03/2021 19:06:18 0 0
bbc
Because they can't implement anything else at present even if they had a clue.
Kick the can down the road a bit and hope things improve.
Movement is what we need instead of biting our own bum.....
11/03/2021 20:16:37 0 0
bbc
Eu to put sanctions on British goods from July 1st .no tariffs on goods from northern Ireland to the e.u.
11/03/2021 23:36:55 2 0
bbc
As long as we keep them foreigners out. That is all the average Brexit supporter was ever interested in. All a bunch of racist idiots. Certainly that is my impression from the ones I know.
12/03/2021 08:01:34 3 0
bbc
58% of the UK did not vote for this government. So by "we" you mean "people like me". So this is your fault, not "ours". Own it, winner.
12/03/2021 08:48:30 0 0
bbc
“Which anyway, you know borders meant freedom of movement ending.”

And also in practice far far more immigration from countries that don’t share our European heritage such as high degree of tolerance and freedom, or other fundamental basic European values.
12/03/2021 17:38:39 0 0
bbc
So taking back control actually means taking back control for taking no control. Didn’t see that on the side of the bus. Besides it’s illegal under WTO rules to treat EU goods better than other countries.
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11/03/2021 15:12:53 3 4
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Trade deals often take years yet we pushed ours through to suit the Rightwing and we might have had a no deal remember. We did alright by the EU and our problems are homegrown. We should have remained in the Customs Union.
This latest news a sign of a thaw? We need it. We need common sense not ideology.
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11/03/2021 15:08:21 12 11
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Who cares? The world is beating a path to our door to form agreements that we can renege upon whenever it suits us! We can still cash in a bit more on our reputation until the door finally closes.
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11/03/2021 15:12:53 2 2
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Hmmm. Maybe I need to make it clear I was being sarcastic.
Is the EU going to push back controls on our exports. Erm. No. How on earth can even the most rabid racist. (Sorry Brexiteer) put a positive spin on this.
Your God called Johnson has led you down the garden path. (Again)
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11/03/2021 15:24:48 0 0
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With a statement like that I would suggest the only thing rabid on this HYS is you.
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11/03/2021 15:13:22 8 6
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I take it the E.U. have also suspended checks on UK goods entering the E.U.? They haven't? How surprising.
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11/03/2021 15:17:10 1 1
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It's up to them what they do. How not surprising.
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11/03/2021 15:18:40 1 0
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No, they have control of their borders. The UK doesn't.
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11/03/2021 15:02:27 258 60
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Brexit isn't working. The borders are not secure.

Blaming the delay on Covid is disingenuous because the government are always claiming that their vaccination programme is going so well.
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11/03/2021 15:13:22 177 40
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Tories aren't working (apart from for their donors, mates and landlords of Hancock's local).......
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11/03/2021 15:38:40 12 0
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Tories working as normal then
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11/03/2021 15:13:23 11 16
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Ironic, isn’t it. A Brexit desired & designed be the UK govt & on day one the EU implements the necessary checks.

Despite five years to get ready, the UK hasn’t got its systems sorted at least a year later.

And they had the temerity to claim it was “taking back control”. What a farce. ??

Goodness knows how Brexiters have gall to continue trying to defend it.
119
11/03/2021 15:18:14 0 2
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Still haven't worked out that you lost yet have you? Keep on whining.
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11/03/2021 15:20:59 0 1
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How your mob can continue to defend your EU regime is laughable
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11/03/2021 15:21:59 1 0
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Brexiteers will defend anything and everything Boris does because they are too thick to know any better!
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11/03/2021 15:13:34 10 11
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i'll be enjoying the next few months/years watching as bunter and his rabble attempt to bury the burgeoning disaster that is brexit under their misplaced vaccination triumphalism and bunter's equally-shallow bombast

this is just the start, peeps

far bigger things are to come
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11/03/2021 15:16:06 1 5
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Yep .. looking forward to the GE and the majority increases to over 100 seats
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11/03/2021 15:17:48 0 0
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It's always a burgeoning disaster, but never actually quite becomes an actual disaster......
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11/03/2021 15:20:24 0 1
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I agree BUNTER Starmer is laughable
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11/03/2021 15:13:34 8 11
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The financial cost of Covid is dwarfed in comparison to this

The 'governments will be dealing with this for decades to come' in relation to Covid debt is a neat way of hiding the fact that Brexit's more pedestrian growth will elongate the pain
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11/03/2021 15:13:36 111 28
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To be fair, we were all comfortable with EU standards and products pre January, so to have no checks on goods coming in sounds sensible. If longer term our regulations change then we can impose such checks, but in the meantime let’s not waste time and money checking goods for no reason.

If the EU wants to impose checks on our goods, well that is their choice/right.
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RM
11/03/2021 15:46:42 58 19
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UK stops being an independent country if the UK relies on someone else the EU to check UK's borders.
Also, that means good bye to new trade deals, eg US/UK & others.
Who wants to have a trade deal with the UK if the UK does not control its borders?
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11/03/2021 15:57:08 10 2
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Yes, but, by not checking goods into the UK we're making it easier for EU companies to export their goods here. If EU continue to check our goods going into the EU,, which they will because they're far better organised, that's detrimental to our businesses exporting there.

We'd have been MUCH better off if we were in the single market.
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11/03/2021 16:08:22 8 1
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"in the meantime let’s not waste time and money checking goods for no reason"

Brexiter says - lets take back control by not checking whats crossing our broders.

Do you ever read what you write?

Pffttt
11/03/2021 17:54:02 1 0
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Given the poor quality of your imports I would check double carefully too..the EU does not NEED YOUR goods..hopefully stop importing them sooner than later.
11/03/2021 18:45:06 3 0
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On the food / agri products you are right. The real farce is the delay to import customs declarations. We have no effective fiscal border with the EU now. What is the assessment of the VAT fraud resulting from the non declaration of goods? Anyone know?
11/03/2021 21:14:48 0 2
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but that does give them a huge commercial advantage. I would be checking all German cars to make sure they aren't lying about their emissions.....again.
12/03/2021 08:27:28 2 0
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Not really taking control of our borders, which was 50% of the Brexit prize.
12/03/2021 10:49:48 1 0
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Goods compliant with EU standards are fine but our govt opted out of those standards. What if unscrupulous/opportunist EU traders start sending out-of-date food, or other stuff that failed QC/EC checks during production?
If we don't have checks how can we know?
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11/03/2021 15:06:42 132 49
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Boris telling lies to th EU again
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11/03/2021 15:13:38 36 68
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Telling lies on what?
256
11/03/2021 15:29:18 20 3
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Everything, his lips moved.
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11/03/2021 15:58:11 12 3
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Everything which exits his mouth.
11/03/2021 17:01:04 9 2
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Everything. Haven't you noticed he lies daily. Want a list. Would take up lots of column inches.
11/03/2021 17:39:55 7 1
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Need you ask? If he's speaking, he's lying.
11/03/2021 18:35:44 3 0
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Everything??
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11/03/2021 19:51:23 1 1
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Pick any topic. You'll be right for a much higher % of the time than you'd be wrong.
11/03/2021 21:10:56 1 1
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don't expect a sensible answer.
11/03/2021 23:28:00 1 0
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pretty much everything ! Just watch his mouth move , thats when hes lying!
12/03/2021 08:28:23 1 0
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Taking back control of our borders now means leaving them open.
12/03/2021 13:26:28 0 0
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Telling lies on what? Pick a subject..any subject...every subject !!
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11/03/2021 15:13:47 1 5
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Brexit: UK delays border checks on EU goods into Great Britain.

So long checks are made on illegal immigrants entering we can relax?

note the interrogative ;-) !
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11/03/2021 15:14:02 11 13
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Odd that the EU was ready on day 1.
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11/03/2021 15:18:16 0 3
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We can be bureaucratic and bloody minded too, but importantly choose not to.
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11/03/2021 15:12:33 6 13
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With the EU taking UK lorry drivers snack and throwing them away, to blocking Phizer vaccine deliveries to the UK. Then the games the EU are playing in NI.

HMG should just say, you know what, No Deal and the UK will never disrupt travel across the NI Southern Ireland boarder.
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11/03/2021 15:14:10 2 5
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Please try again, and use facts if possible!
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11/03/2021 15:04:38 569 111
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We'll take back control of our borders by errr... opening them.

What an utter shambles. Policy and implementation - money being hosed all over the place (no doubt to the usual gilded insiders)

Brexiters jeered at the idea that we'd be a centre for smuggling and people trafficking, now they are DEMANDING it.

Unbelievable. All predicted & in a lot of detail - & flatly denied by the Angry Grandads
Angry (more racist and xenophobic than the norm) Grandads please Removed
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11/03/2021 15:44:28 5 17
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Your pseudonym says it all. Of course our borders are open, how do we trade otherwise. The goods coming from the EU will not have changed materially in quality since Brexit. I'm not xenophobic but don't like inane comments
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11/03/2021 15:59:20 9 2
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"Angry (more racist and xenophobic than the norm) Grandads please"

Granted, and happily

But unfortunately Brexit really is overwhelmingly generational.
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11/03/2021 16:04:15 1 5
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You'll be a 'grandad' one day and then you will realise what all the fuss was about :-)
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11/03/2021 15:14:22 7 12
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11/03/2021 15:22:36 2 0
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You left, stop crying and posting right wing drivel.
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Sam
11/03/2021 15:14:24 11 13
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UK needs to be as self serving as the EU.

Relax checks on things we want and need and slow roll the full range of bureaucratic nonsense on things we can do without and hit EU traders hardest...

I think all German cars should need a vets certificate before being imported...
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11/03/2021 15:18:50 6 0
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I think breaking WTO rules might have consequences the UK would not be entirely happy with.
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11/03/2021 15:09:42 13 16
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Good.....if it helps British businesses....

& if the EU don't like it?

TOUGH!!!
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11/03/2021 15:14:25 2 1
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But it doesn't :-)

It helps EU businesses exporting into the UK
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11/03/2021 15:06:06 11 10
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We had four and a half years to get ready....... How can Boris need another 6 months?
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11/03/2021 15:20:48 1 1
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Johnson did nothing. Gove and the rest did nothing. There never was a plan. There is still no plan.

Spaffer didn't expect to win and didn't want to.

And most of the deal is still to be negotiated. We've torn up even the bare bones deal done in December.

Its March.
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11/03/2021 15:19:14 0 0
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Did you read the article? Wasn't Boris
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11/03/2021 15:06:35 21 11
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I bet you lot who voted to leave feel bloody silly now? I could say serves you right . But you messed it up for all of us ??
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11/03/2021 15:18:58 4 12
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Bet you shouty minority of rejoiners look silly the more the EU fails on jabs and uses its blame games to blame others for their own failures.
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11/03/2021 15:53:42 0 2
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Sorry to burst your bubble but no.
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11/03/2021 15:57:40 1 0
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Many do but apparently 25% still support Brexit. We really do have an intelligence/education deficit in this country.
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11/03/2021 15:07:20 10 10
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What level of confidence would you have in Boris being ready in an extra 6 months?

0% ?

Perhaps he has a World Beating App coming to sort the problems.
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11/03/2021 15:17:58 1 1
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What confidence do we have with the EU not use silly Petty games? -100%
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11/03/2021 15:08:29 10 6
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In an interview with Politico Europe, Mr Michel said it was "unfair" to attack the EU over its vaccine strategy.

Asked about his claim the UK had imposed a ban, he added: "I confirm what I said because there are different ways to impose a limitation or a ban".

-the EU know all about "different ways to impose a limitation or a ban"
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11/03/2021 15:25:24 2 1
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There is a simple proof to test this assertion.

How many vaccines have EU exported? (hint: over 26m doses)

How many vaccines have UK exported? (hint: an impressive...zero).
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11/03/2021 15:08:51 22 11
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The dog must have eaten Boris's plans to be ready to meet the commitments he agreed to in his Abysmal Deal.
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11/03/2021 15:09:42 13 16
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Good.....if it helps British businesses....

& if the EU don't like it?

TOUGH!!!
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11/03/2021 15:14:43 4 1
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The EU will love it. They can continue importing unimpeded, while UK exporters get fully checked. The WTO will not like it however as it breaches their primary rule of treating all countries equally.
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11/03/2021 15:14:49 220 29
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So EU imports are given a free pass into GB whilst our exporters are hamstrung by Spaffers "great deal"

Sometimes I think that our Govt does not have a clue what it is doing
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11/03/2021 15:20:50 133 19
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It never did, Test and Trace!!??
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11/03/2021 15:25:13 10 1
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Only sometimes?
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11/03/2021 15:42:21 9 2
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Why do you think it’s just sometimes they don’t have a clue?
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11/03/2021 15:47:35 5 1
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Only sometimes?
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11/03/2021 15:52:07 4 1
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Only sometimes?
It's for Northern Ireland only! Are you a Remoaner by any chance! Move to Europe..where i am sure the highly organised 'Stasi' in Brussells will welcome you with open arms and give you your Vaccine...in 2 yrs time!! Faisal Islam..now there's a nice European Name! Removed
JTE
11/03/2021 17:46:15 1 0
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Just sometimes?
11/03/2021 17:53:17 1 0
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Only 'sometimes'?
11/03/2021 18:23:11 0 0
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Smells like B S to me. Are our politicians being paid to mess this all up!
11/03/2021 18:26:02 1 0
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Well the EU is living up to its side of customs agreements.
11/03/2021 18:38:50 1 0
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It doesn't.
The incompetence and blame shifting is on industrial scale.
The French were ready for Brexit pretty much - we will have no effective import fiscal controls until 2022. This is a scandal that journalists need to have a big dig at... All fakery, diversion & spin - including from civil servants
11/03/2021 18:39:10 1 0
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"Sometimes"? I don't think sometimes comes into it! But then, the government is run by Carrie whats-her-name, and she hasn't got a clue.
11/03/2021 19:31:53 1 0
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Only sometimes !!!!!!!!!
11/03/2021 20:58:05 1 0
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sometimes? do they ever have a clue?
12/03/2021 18:49:27 0 0
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Only sometimes?
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11/03/2021 15:09:42 13 16
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Good.....if it helps British businesses....

& if the EU don't like it?

TOUGH!!!
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11/03/2021 15:14:51 3 1
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I think you will find the EU likes it a lot
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11/03/2021 15:15:02 5 15
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Funny that the remainers are blaming the Government for this despite the fact that the article clearly states that it is Businesses that have come to the government asking for more time.

Why they aren't prepared having had 4 years is beggers belief....perhaps they were hopeful that Starmer/Swinson/Gina Millar and the whole remain cabal were going to be successful.

Unlucky.
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11/03/2021 15:16:50 7 1
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I'm guessing but were they not prepared because the deal was announced about a week before being implemented........
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11/03/2021 15:18:27 4 0
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Hard to prepare when the laughable deal was only finalised with days to go. Businesses did not have 4 years to prepare. Bojo and co were too busy grandstanding instead of working with the EU to reach a pragmatic deal
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11/03/2021 15:18:38 2 0
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"Funny that the remainers are blaming the Government for this despite the fact that the article clearly states that it is Businesses that have come to the government asking for more time."

Funny how Brexiters think a scrambled incomplete last minute deal after Gove and co refused to even pick up the phone for years, is ample time.

You lot go berserk if you have to wait five minutes in a queue.
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11/03/2021 15:17:50 4 0
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It was physically impossible for business to fully prepare, unless they can predict the future
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11/03/2021 15:20:20 3 0
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Because the terms weren't agreed to the last minute. We negotiated until time ran out and even then extended. Not to mention the Government lied. There are non tariff costs all across the board, eg 27 forms for fresh fish to get to EU. Not to mention not enough customs officials. Plus a IT solution still not working... a UK Government IT project not fit for purpose... what a surprise.
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11/03/2021 15:22:09 3 0
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If you engaged your brain before typing you would remember that the problem businesses had is that they had 4 days to prepare not 4 years. They had no idea what they had to prepare for. They know now - as do the rest of us. Prepare for failure!
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11/03/2021 15:25:54 0 0
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Wrong. I think you will find it is because the infrastructure and procedures are not in place. I asked one of largest UK ports or some info last week on POAO and they told me i had to speak to the government as they had no procedures in place for April 1. Incidentally this is 100% the governments fault. As was the lack of information to business and hauliers pre-1 Jan 2021.
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11/03/2021 16:08:46 0 0
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What is wrong with you lot how can anyone in business prepare for something they knew nothing of the details until after 31/12 clearly you have no idea how business works. Also businesses don't do border controls it's civil servants & we don't have enough of them & who's fault is that?
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11/03/2021 15:15:05 5 5
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Up to us really - if we can't be bothered to do the checks we should be doing on our own imports, then as a sovereign nation, who is to say otherwise? It's our problem if we import something harmful or illegal.

Of course that doesn't apply on goods we send to NI. There we agreed to make sure that we applied the agreement with the EU, and saying we aren't going to comply is clearly a breach.
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11/03/2021 15:15:21 7 7
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Instead of clapping for carers, let's all wave at lorries entering the country with no checks instead.
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11/03/2021 15:50:27 0 0
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But you were OK with this when we were members of the EU, so what's your problem with it now?
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Sam
11/03/2021 15:09:16 13 10
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Perfectly obvious French cheese and Irish milk did not go bad on 1 Jan. Same as UK oysters did not become poisonous on the same date.

Someone in Brussels needs to wake up and stop putting blocks in the way of necessary trade in both directions.
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11/03/2021 15:15:24 2 1
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This is only in 1 direction and it’s bad for us....
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11/03/2021 15:04:38 569 111
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We'll take back control of our borders by errr... opening them.

What an utter shambles. Policy and implementation - money being hosed all over the place (no doubt to the usual gilded insiders)

Brexiters jeered at the idea that we'd be a centre for smuggling and people trafficking, now they are DEMANDING it.

Unbelievable. All predicted & in a lot of detail - & flatly denied by the Angry Grandads
86
11/03/2021 15:15:29 7 92
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The UK wanted a free trade agreement, and are trying to make trade as easy as possible. It is the EU that is being awkward and intransigent.
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11/03/2021 15:22:25 49 5
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LOL... and a LOL for the poor excuse of a Government we have!
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11/03/2021 15:29:47 58 5
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Yea, if only in every other walk of life you could just declare these are now the rules as I just realised I signed a bad deal. How exactly the EU gets painted as the bad guy in all these comment threads puzzles me, its like you expect the EU to abandon its interests and roll over as the UK didnt prepare.
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11/03/2021 15:33:06 51 2
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Here's the thing, if you want to trade freely you have to come up to the same standard
The standards apply to how you treat your population, the people who made the widget or food, the standard the animals are kept, the standards you hold your financial systems to avoid tax, the environmental impact of all of it.

Our government wants to freely dump whatever it wants without coming up to standard
347
11/03/2021 15:36:29 64 1
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We had a really good free trade agreement, but chose to throw it away. Try to keep up!
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11/03/2021 15:39:39 48 3
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Yeah, yeah, yeah! You must be one of the 25% left who would still vote leave but still haven't come up with a good reason (no, their vaccine cock-up doesn't do it).
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11/03/2021 15:41:00 51 1
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But you didn't get an easy trade deal. The EU said you were never getting that deal, and remainers warned you that the deal wasn't coming.

But you chose to shoot us all in the foot anyway. Well done.
750
11/03/2021 16:06:29 12 0
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The UK govt specifically ruled out free trade (ie, no barriers); they wanted only tarrif-free in goods. Friction-free borders are one of the casualties of that choice.
757
11/03/2021 16:02:09 12 0
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the UK were always going to get the agreement they were handed by the largest economy on earth. Your mistake is that you think the UK is the equal of the EU, it is not.
11/03/2021 16:48:34 9 0
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The UK got its free trade agreement but there are still rules to follow and standards to meet. Free trade isn’t a byword for no rules and “let’s make thinks up as we go along” The UK or at least GB wanted nothing to do with the SM or the CU, it must now accept the consequences of third country status. The rules now being applied to the UK are already in place for all third countries.
11/03/2021 21:11:47 3 0
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Bogus point we're we want a FTA with a trading bloc not an individual nation all must agree AND the UK MUST honour what Johnson signed into law! If he doesn't we'll lose the FTA no more nonsense please
11/03/2021 21:35:52 3 0
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We could of had a free trade agreement it’s called the single market.
11/03/2021 23:59:45 3 0
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The UK went from being a powerful member of the EU to apparently being bullied for decades and even to this day, is that your assessment?
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11/03/2021 15:15:43 9 4
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Probably a sensible move. But what was really needed was to come to an agreement about the future arrangements, and then give industry 6 months or a year 'transition period' in order to prepare. Instead, we've got a last-minute agreement just as the transition period ran out, and an extension to the transition period by the back door!
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11/03/2021 15:37:09 1 4
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We tried to negotiate for 4 years.
With any normal organisation that would be more than sufficient, but the EU are intransigent, protectionist beurocrats.
It took 10 years for them to agree a deal with Canada. How long with south America, only for half the members to moan about it and reject it?
They are incapable of moving at anything but snail pace. They dont want free trade.
They are a dinosaur
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11/03/2021 15:02:27 258 60
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Brexit isn't working. The borders are not secure.

Blaming the delay on Covid is disingenuous because the government are always claiming that their vaccination programme is going so well.
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11/03/2021 15:15:47 3 26
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The vaccination program & border controls aren't connected (except for posturing & spinning by EU to try & cause the UK as much difficulty as possible, even if it harms their own citizens ). Covid disruption has been & is affecting everything relating to the Gov, business & normal (whatever that is) life.
186
11/03/2021 15:22:52 30 1
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You say that when it suits your agenda. Little Englanders have been weaponizing the vaccination programme and using it to pour their hatred on the EU, as thousands of comments on the other thread show.
89
11/03/2021 15:15:56 9 7
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Hong on we are putting off border checks because we aren't 'ready.' What have the Gov been doing since 2016?
118
11/03/2021 15:18:07 4 1
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Spouting 3 word slogans.
149
11/03/2021 15:21:09 1 3
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Why is it bothering you, why aren’t you backing the U.K., what’s your agenda???
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11/03/2021 15:12:31 10 6
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I take it this agreement is not reciprocal?

So EU suppliers can import goods, including food, into the UK with minimal checks, whilst exports to the EU have to go through full customs procedures, down to checking the contents of the drivers' sandwiches.

The EU is still threatening legal action over checks between the mainland and Northern Ireland, and is withholding on financial equivalence.
90
11/03/2021 15:16:05 6 5
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This change is not an agreement. It's the government demonstrating that they haven't prepared in time.
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11/03/2021 15:13:34 10 11
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i'll be enjoying the next few months/years watching as bunter and his rabble attempt to bury the burgeoning disaster that is brexit under their misplaced vaccination triumphalism and bunter's equally-shallow bombast

this is just the start, peeps

far bigger things are to come
91
11/03/2021 15:16:06 1 5
bbc
Yep .. looking forward to the GE and the majority increases to over 100 seats
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11/03/2021 15:16:29 10 8
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Brexit is a failure, it not only harms Britain, but helps disaster capitalists.
Businesses never prepared because they never believed that the Tory (business party) would be that stupid to cut off most of our trade.
93
11/03/2021 15:09:20 12 7
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Gove lying again, shock. I reckon they're glad this pandemic happened. They got rich from it and it's the perfect scapegoat for Brexit disruption.
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11/03/2021 15:07:59 13 14
bbc
?? another HYS on the same topic.
Let the moans and sarcasm commence!
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11/03/2021 15:10:10 4 2
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??

Should be highly amusing unless you're embarrassed at being conned by Boris.
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11/03/2021 15:03:42 106 31
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I agree that there is a need for us to help businesses recover after COVID, however I hope this isn't a unilateral move that breaks international law again as going by how things have been since we left we appear to be in a race towards the bottom for some things.
95
11/03/2021 15:11:09 50 36
bbc
If the UK want to allow goods into the UK, how is that breaking international law?
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11/03/2021 15:19:14 19 0
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Depends on the terms of all of their trade deals and agreements.
161
11/03/2021 15:21:43 31 1
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So we are back in the single market, for imports, but not for exports? What a great deal.
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11/03/2021 15:40:30 16 2
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Its all part of those wonderful "Lets go WTO" rules that the Angry Grandads knew they were singing up for
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11/03/2021 15:53:04 18 3
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Not exactly controlling our borders is it?

Yet another Brexit lie laid bare.
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11/03/2021 16:07:04 9 3
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"If the UK want to allow goods into the UK how is that breaking international law?"

Because, grandad, we're tearing up a three month old treaty 'cause its too difficult, while 80% of the Brexit deal, covering most of the economy, is still to be negotiated.

We're waving their lorries through our borders. Reckon they'll do the same?

You wouldn't lend your neighbour hedge clippers if they did this
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11/03/2021 16:16:24 6 3
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stuff the law anyway...it's the getting goods out that bothers me...at a sensible price, not taxed and charged to the hilt, people (businesses) will simply stop dealing with the archaic UK and it's stupid rules, it's all available anyway elsewhere, a stupid island with delusions of grandeur.
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11/03/2021 16:18:41 15 2
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it breaks international law if they don't do it for everyone... WTO.
11/03/2021 16:41:07 11 0
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It isn't. But under WTO rules it would be if they don't also allow goods from all other countries in without checks too. Time to order some coffee beans from Medellín...
11/03/2021 16:59:06 5 0
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Johnson agreed a deal simple. Now he wants out.
11/03/2021 18:29:14 4 0
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The WTO may well expect the same terms as the EU and they will be entitled to them.
11/03/2021 18:57:27 5 0
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It's against WTO rules which we have signed up to, I believe. Under WTO we can't give preferential treatment to another parties goods except as provided for in the free trade agreement, unless we also allow the same preferential treatment to other WTO members. I'm sure other WTO members will start a trade dispute against the UK about this.
11/03/2021 19:50:36 5 0
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According to WTO rules - the UK needs to allow all countries the same access rights. So if no checks from the EU - there should also be no checks from any other countires.
11/03/2021 21:08:37 2 0
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because there is a trade deal that states we will check goods coming in to protect both the EU and UK markets from smuggling.
12/03/2021 09:42:58 2 0
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In effect we are giving favourable treatment to one group of countries (the EU) and not to anyone else. That breaks WTO rules, because this special treatment isnt within the conditions of an existing trade agreement as it is outside of the TCA terms.

We will be receiving complaints, I expect, from those countries we are currently negotiating deals with. Not clever.
12/03/2021 19:40:27 0 0
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UK is breaking WTO MTN rules. If UK waves EU goods through we have to wave through everyone else’s
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Removed
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11/03/2021 15:16:46 51 10
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@AndyW,

The EU will play dirty until the UK is a vassal state
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The EU is not playing dirty. The rules are the same for all countries.

It is the UK relaxing rules, not the EU.

There are no vassal states of the EU.

But nice try!!! Nice try even if boring and repetitive. What's your problem? Nobody else to hate but the EU?
Your frustration turning to hate?
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11/03/2021 15:54:02 12 2
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Ugly kid - got teased at school - hates everyone now but especially 'foreigners'.
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11/03/2021 15:15:02 5 15
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Funny that the remainers are blaming the Government for this despite the fact that the article clearly states that it is Businesses that have come to the government asking for more time.

Why they aren't prepared having had 4 years is beggers belief....perhaps they were hopeful that Starmer/Swinson/Gina Millar and the whole remain cabal were going to be successful.

Unlucky.
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11/03/2021 15:16:50 7 1
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I'm guessing but were they not prepared because the deal was announced about a week before being implemented........
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11/03/2021 15:22:33 1 0
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Hats off to you!

You are trying to reason with a Wrexiteer!....
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11/03/2021 15:12:23 2 4
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I'm not sure you really understand whats happened.

Do you know what day it is?
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11/03/2021 15:16:52 2 5
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Yes....Thursday. Gonna tell me it isn't in Remainer world?...
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11/03/2021 15:32:27 1 1
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You literally understand none of this. We're going to wave foreign lorries through our borders because its too difficult to ask them to do the paperwork.

And you think this is sticking it to the EU.

Reckon they will wave our lorries through?

Remember last week when you claimed to be worried about the fishing industry?

We can even remember 2016 and what you were saying then

Unlike you lot
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11/03/2021 15:12:53 59 271
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Less trade barriers including checks during a pandemic / emergency is entirely consistent with taking back control of our borders. Because it is a decision made by the UK government we voted for.

Which anyway, you know borders meant freedom of movement ending.
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11/03/2021 15:16:53 56 5
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Not having that. You and every leaver knew exactly what you were voting for. This is what you wanted
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11/03/2021 15:47:12 23 3
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They didn't 'want' it, they just didn't understand and still don't.