Lorry drivers 'must expect Covid test to enter UK'
26/03/2021 | news | business | 362
An industry source says they expect the government to require hauliers entering the UK to be tested.
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26/03/2021 10:37:32 2 8
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Just rapid flow tests though. They give as many false positives and false negatives as true positives. Covid will still get in, just less of it.
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OwO
26/03/2021 10:55:34 5 0
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>just less of it

Is basically the caveat that comes with every single action that has been taken over the last year. No one's expecting eradication, but reducing cases is only a good thing until the vaccines have been fully rolled out.
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26/03/2021 10:57:06 2 3
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The lateral flow tests are completely useless for anything except making profits for the companies that provide them - Tory sponsors the lot of them.

That is why lateral flow tests are being promoted by HMG. Nothing to do with reducing the infection rate - which is pretty well pointless given that almost all the vulnerable have been vaccinated or have declined the opportunity.
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26/03/2021 12:31:03 0 0
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So dont test anyone because the are false results??
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26/03/2021 12:55:32 0 0
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its a start with securing borders
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26/03/2021 10:38:02 23 4
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Surely it would be practical for a global effort to check all incoming/outgoing people via whatever means of travel and for whatever reason at all borders?

Yes it would expensive and disruptive, but surely less so than the current situation continuing?
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26/03/2021 23:43:20 0 0
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UK has 6,000 new home grown cases a day.
The number imported is statistically negligible.
Tests take time to produce results and have a failure rate.
This includes the newly infected where the virus hasn't multiplied enough to be detected.
A test conducted a couple of days earlier is no guarantee.
New barriers to trade must produce significant benefit to be worth the cost.
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26/03/2021 10:40:23 16 20
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Lorry drivers are avoiding the UK anyway due to Brexit red tape. The problem will solve itself.
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26/03/2021 10:49:57 13 4
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So how are shops full of EU produce if no one is delivering it ... ?
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26/03/2021 10:59:27 6 2
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Ha ha......where are they going instead.....perhaps where you live, La La Land
Loser Strawcat... Removed
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26/03/2021 12:54:33 0 2
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thats good will be less Covid from EU then
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26/03/2021 13:35:56 2 0
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Lorry drivers do as they are told by their boss. They are paid to sit in the cab and drive.
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26/03/2021 10:43:31 32 13
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Worry more about air travel, that's how it got here in the first place.
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26/03/2021 10:43:55 32 18
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Once again distraction politics. Why are footballers, cricketers, formula one teams and able to roam the world, factory working takes place somehow.. and carefree people throng public parks still? With the infection rate in Uk now stalled approx 6000 a day and rising again, Lorry drivers stuck in their cabs for much of each day, and restricted when unloading,are not guilty. The public are.
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OwO
26/03/2021 10:53:40 26 4
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Because they have strict testing regimes. Games have been cancelled and F1 teams pulled out due to positive coronavirus tests i.e. they are taking significant steps to reduce possibilities of infection.
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26/03/2021 11:01:24 5 4
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They are tested regularly and stay within bubbles
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26/03/2021 10:55:47 7 3
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Ridiculous post. Those teams will be in 'bubbles'. Tested regularly. Any problems and they are out of the team. I follow the cricket. Pakistan Super League was stopped completely because a few people tested positive. The EU is one of the worst places in the world for the virus at the moment. so of course the drivers coming in, British or EU, should be tested.
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26/03/2021 11:21:34 6 3
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Not to mention that the VAST majority if people STILL think they need to go grocery shopping with the whole or part of the family (and 'no', I am not talking about single parents or people with physical or other special needs). Doubling the possible infection rate as doing it by yourself is 'no fun'.
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26/03/2021 12:25:42 3 0
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Well said. I am not in haulage but appreciate that we rely on these drivers.
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26/03/2021 12:42:09 2 1
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Evidence of restrictions. Do they not go to toilet, eat meet people when handing over goods. Nothing different to people returning from Europe by car who have to take tests costing hundreds of pounds and self isolate. Explain the difference
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26/03/2021 12:48:09 2 0
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EU is full of covid
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26/03/2021 13:17:27 1 0
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" With the infection rate in Uk now stalled "

Not sure how infections are 'stalled' but, with the vacc in full swing, the number to look at is deaths. The vacc is responsible for people not getting seriously ill and needing hospitalisation, similar to the more common viruses.
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26/03/2021 10:45:43 14 12
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We need to get used to fewer goods in the shops, and paying more for the ones that are.
Thank goodness we're all saving money by not being able to take foreign holidays, or visiting the pub.
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SJ
26/03/2021 10:59:02 8 5
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You're being downvoted a lot. A shame because you're one of the few here makingba realistic point.
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26/03/2021 11:22:21 2 5
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Being worse off. Is that another brexit bonus?
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26/03/2021 10:46:37 37 4
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This is not just a UK problem. There is massive cross-border trade using lorries all over Europe and beyond.

The challenge is to identify as many drivers who have Covid-19 without preventing goods from getting to their location.
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26/03/2021 14:51:18 10 8
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What a lot of extra costs to deliveries. Along with empty lorries going back to the EU, who is going to pay these? Yes, you and me.
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26/03/2021 10:49:11 7 10
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Why is the UK paying for these tests ?

Doesn't the EU care about sending Covid to the UK as much as it does vaccines ?
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26/03/2021 10:53:29 8 13
bbc
This is Johnson's moonshot. He has spent £1,300m on them. They have to be used regardless of usefulness.
Boris is soft Removed
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26/03/2021 10:40:23 16 20
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Lorry drivers are avoiding the UK anyway due to Brexit red tape. The problem will solve itself.
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26/03/2021 10:49:57 13 4
bbc
So how are shops full of EU produce if no one is delivering it ... ?
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26/03/2021 11:01:07 5 6
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Stockpiled stuff from way back. Don't worry, you'll soon be restricted to 'quality' home grown stuff.
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b
26/03/2021 11:50:23 3 3
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More than half of it must just be left sitting on the shelves, as apparently 52% won't be buying anything from the EU any more. Or was that just more shouty nonsense?
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26/03/2021 13:31:04 1 0
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Most products are shipped in containers, so the lorries and their drivers do not cross the channel.
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26/03/2021 10:43:03 5 5
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Absolutely correct. How is the testing going for those arriving in Private jets, and those hundreds of thousands of ordinary long haul Air passengers? Must be an investigative Journalist on a impartial Newspaper/Broadcasting Company able to find the information, surely.
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DJL
26/03/2021 11:37:46 3 0
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Hundreds of thousands of long haul passengers? What country are you in?
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26/03/2021 10:53:16 4 7
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Stop using lorries with (foreign) drivers - use ISO containers.
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26/03/2021 11:07:50 4 1
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That's one way but requires extra equipment & the crane will be a bottleneck. Just swap the trailers. Also the containers are heavy (very heavy compared with a curtain sided trailer) & so reduces the effective weight of a load and/or increases fuel consumption.
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26/03/2021 10:53:22 61 15
bbc
I don't get why truck drivers have to cross the border.

Just ferry the trailer & use a "local" driver & tractor unit at the other end. No cross contamination possible through driver or tractor unit.

Incidentally this solves the issue of left-hand-drive trucks on British roads & right-hand-drive trucks in Europe.
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26/03/2021 10:56:17 20 7
bbc
If the trucks are standardised this is a great idea, otherwise appropriately pairing up relevant trucks becomes quite a thorny problem.
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26/03/2021 10:57:52 7 2
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Totally agree - simple enough to switch the trailer units over and have a UK driver more familiar with the roads, left hand drive and closes the loophole for hauliers to register their fleet in the EU to avoid road tax.
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OwO
26/03/2021 11:03:43 11 3
bbc
If only it were so simple. There is not an endless supply of UK drivers ready to immediately accept good and haul them off. It costs less to pay one driver to travel further than a company who needs to pay a driver to do the same thing plus their own running costs.

Shipping has been going on for centuries, well paid people have spent a long time figuring out what's viable.
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26/03/2021 11:15:32 7 8
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You obviously don't know about lorries,keep reading the dfail and have no knowledge
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26/03/2021 11:08:53 1 5
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Taxi the driver back to base then back again to pick his lorry up on return.....
??????????????
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26/03/2021 11:09:49 6 5
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Why would a company entrust its' valuable goods (and trailer) to someone else?
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26/03/2021 11:28:46 3 4
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It would put the UK hauliers out of business as they would be doing trips just to dover and get paid for that distance, whilst the EU drivers would be doing 1000's of miles and getting paid for that.

Also if you put just the trailers on the ferries it would take ages to put them on and get them back off again.
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26/03/2021 12:23:19 0 0
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Many drivers are self employed and many companies prefer this method by saving the contractor from paying National Insurance and Pension. Hence it is the DRIVER that pays and loses out!
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26/03/2021 12:27:00 4 1
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Never worked in haulage have we..
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26/03/2021 12:47:46 1 1
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true all they have to do is swap trailers at the border ...taken bris over a year to even bother testing at borders
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26/03/2021 13:12:33 1 0
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And you don't get business either. Leave it to the experts
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26/03/2021 17:53:40 0 0
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And whats the deal for all those small units, and vans that carry large numbers of small things for the car industry, that come in small vans etc. 1 size does not fit all. As for the test etc. late and irrelevant. and will hide other issues of having to implement checks under other issues...
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26/03/2021 23:31:45 0 0
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This has been done for years but doesn't meet every requirement.
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26/03/2021 10:49:11 7 10
bbc
Why is the UK paying for these tests ?

Doesn't the EU care about sending Covid to the UK as much as it does vaccines ?
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26/03/2021 10:53:29 8 13
bbc
This is Johnson's moonshot. He has spent £1,300m on them. They have to be used regardless of usefulness.
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SJ
26/03/2021 10:57:44 1 3
bbc
Moonshot ? Ew.
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26/03/2021 10:58:04 5 0
bbc
So you are saying all the covid tests all over the world are useless ?

What do you propose as an alternative ... ?
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26/03/2021 10:43:55 32 18
bbc
Once again distraction politics. Why are footballers, cricketers, formula one teams and able to roam the world, factory working takes place somehow.. and carefree people throng public parks still? With the infection rate in Uk now stalled approx 6000 a day and rising again, Lorry drivers stuck in their cabs for much of each day, and restricted when unloading,are not guilty. The public are.
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OwO
26/03/2021 10:53:40 26 4
bbc
Because they have strict testing regimes. Games have been cancelled and F1 teams pulled out due to positive coronavirus tests i.e. they are taking significant steps to reduce possibilities of infection.
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26/03/2021 10:54:08 54 8
bbc
Sensible introduction, maybe a little late but as they say better late than never.
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26/03/2021 15:38:13 11 12
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135,000 people who have died from Coronavirus may have disagreed with you. Too little, too late might be more what they would have in mind.
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26/03/2021 15:42:47 2 0
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Better never late.
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26/03/2021 10:37:32 2 8
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Just rapid flow tests though. They give as many false positives and false negatives as true positives. Covid will still get in, just less of it.
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OwO
26/03/2021 10:55:34 5 0
bbc
>just less of it

Is basically the caveat that comes with every single action that has been taken over the last year. No one's expecting eradication, but reducing cases is only a good thing until the vaccines have been fully rolled out.
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26/03/2021 10:53:22 61 15
bbc
I don't get why truck drivers have to cross the border.

Just ferry the trailer & use a "local" driver & tractor unit at the other end. No cross contamination possible through driver or tractor unit.

Incidentally this solves the issue of left-hand-drive trucks on British roads & right-hand-drive trucks in Europe.
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26/03/2021 10:56:17 20 7
bbc
If the trucks are standardised this is a great idea, otherwise appropriately pairing up relevant trucks becomes quite a thorny problem.
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26/03/2021 11:00:39 9 1
bbc
"Fifth wheel" connection between tractor & trailer is standard & so are air and electrical system connections for everything manufactured in the last 30+ years.
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26/03/2021 11:04:35 8 1
bbc
If you go to a ferry port you will see that a fair proportion of trailers are moved "unaccompanied" already, the only extra requirement is that the port needs to have a supply of its own tractor units for moving the trailers between dockside and ferry (the "long distance" tractor units never go on the boat)
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PS
26/03/2021 11:39:59 2 3
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I thought standardisation was the EU's mantra irrespective if you like it or not. Failed on that policy as well, oh dear.
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26/03/2021 15:54:30 0 0
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No chance after you voted for Brexit...
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26/03/2021 10:37:32 2 8
bbc
Just rapid flow tests though. They give as many false positives and false negatives as true positives. Covid will still get in, just less of it.
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26/03/2021 10:57:06 2 3
bbc
The lateral flow tests are completely useless for anything except making profits for the companies that provide them - Tory sponsors the lot of them.

That is why lateral flow tests are being promoted by HMG. Nothing to do with reducing the infection rate - which is pretty well pointless given that almost all the vulnerable have been vaccinated or have declined the opportunity.
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26/03/2021 10:53:29 8 13
bbc
This is Johnson's moonshot. He has spent £1,300m on them. They have to be used regardless of usefulness.
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SJ
26/03/2021 10:57:44 1 3
bbc
Moonshot ? Ew.
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26/03/2021 10:53:22 61 15
bbc
I don't get why truck drivers have to cross the border.

Just ferry the trailer & use a "local" driver & tractor unit at the other end. No cross contamination possible through driver or tractor unit.

Incidentally this solves the issue of left-hand-drive trucks on British roads & right-hand-drive trucks in Europe.
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26/03/2021 10:57:52 7 2
bbc
Totally agree - simple enough to switch the trailer units over and have a UK driver more familiar with the roads, left hand drive and closes the loophole for hauliers to register their fleet in the EU to avoid road tax.
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26/03/2021 11:20:23 3 5
bbc
They do have road tax in EU countries you know.
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26/03/2021 10:53:29 8 13
bbc
This is Johnson's moonshot. He has spent £1,300m on them. They have to be used regardless of usefulness.
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26/03/2021 10:58:04 5 0
bbc
So you are saying all the covid tests all over the world are useless ?

What do you propose as an alternative ... ?
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26/03/2021 11:01:08 0 3
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They will be given rapid flow tests. Highly inaccurate.
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26/03/2021 10:45:43 14 12
bbc
We need to get used to fewer goods in the shops, and paying more for the ones that are.
Thank goodness we're all saving money by not being able to take foreign holidays, or visiting the pub.
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SJ
26/03/2021 10:59:02 8 5
bbc
You're being downvoted a lot. A shame because you're one of the few here makingba realistic point.
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26/03/2021 10:40:23 16 20
bbc
Lorry drivers are avoiding the UK anyway due to Brexit red tape. The problem will solve itself.
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26/03/2021 10:59:27 6 2
bbc
Ha ha......where are they going instead.....perhaps where you live, La La Land
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26/03/2021 10:52:16 5 10
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Keeping up the fear by testing with a PCR test not fit for purpose. It isn't for diagnosis and can't isolate Corona but is being used still. Not even being used as per manufacturers instructions. This will come out eventually to the masses.
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26/03/2021 12:00:57 2 2
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I'm amazed during this pandemic at just how many geneticists have been able to take time out from their analytical tasks to warn us all about the pros and cons of the polymerase chain reaction test, and how it is apparently not fit for purpose. Each and every one of them appears to incoherently allude to some global conspiracy too. Social media and news comment threads are a power for good...
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26/03/2021 11:00:12 19 19
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Makes sense as the UK really doesn't want the disease ridden unvaccinated EU exporting their virus mutations to these shores.
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26/03/2021 11:05:03 28 24
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You mean you don't want the UK Kent variant back which was exported by the UK to the rest of Europe, causing a 3rd wave of infection. Now isn't that rich, British arrogance for you
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26/03/2021 11:09:11 12 10
bbc
Remind us again, which "diseased" country still has the highest number of deaths to date?
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26/03/2021 11:03:08 9 10
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You do know they are ridden with the UK variant.....
Originally started by UK.
What a nasty person you must be! Removed
Quid pro quo comes to mind when I read your xenophobic suggestion. Removed
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26/03/2021 12:51:15 1 1
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unless Boris doesn't secure the borders. Covid mutations will render the vaccine useless
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26/03/2021 10:56:17 20 7
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If the trucks are standardised this is a great idea, otherwise appropriately pairing up relevant trucks becomes quite a thorny problem.
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26/03/2021 11:00:39 9 1
bbc
"Fifth wheel" connection between tractor & trailer is standard & so are air and electrical system connections for everything manufactured in the last 30+ years.
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26/03/2021 11:06:54 8 8
bbc
Quite clear this HYS has too many armchair enthusiasts who imagine all large HGV's seen on the roads are configured the same way. While dimensions are set by law, the manner in which the Gross load may be spread across varying number of axles is not set in law, only individual axle loadings. Not all trailers fit all tractor units, nor could they. Look for another excuse to keep trade out of UK
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26/03/2021 14:20:22 0 0
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not all drivers are qualified for all classes of goods.Fifth wheels vary hugely.Many modern rigs are really just a big truck with a bend in the middle.
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26/03/2021 10:49:57 13 4
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So how are shops full of EU produce if no one is delivering it ... ?
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26/03/2021 11:01:07 5 6
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Stockpiled stuff from way back. Don't worry, you'll soon be restricted to 'quality' home grown stuff.
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26/03/2021 11:22:06 4 2
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4 months stockpiling ... those Dutch lettuces and tomato's really do have a looooooong self life ... and those pot plants ... how did they get here ?
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26/03/2021 10:58:04 5 0
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So you are saying all the covid tests all over the world are useless ?

What do you propose as an alternative ... ?
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26/03/2021 11:01:08 0 3
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They will be given rapid flow tests. Highly inaccurate.
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26/03/2021 10:43:55 32 18
bbc
Once again distraction politics. Why are footballers, cricketers, formula one teams and able to roam the world, factory working takes place somehow.. and carefree people throng public parks still? With the infection rate in Uk now stalled approx 6000 a day and rising again, Lorry drivers stuck in their cabs for much of each day, and restricted when unloading,are not guilty. The public are.
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26/03/2021 11:01:24 5 4
bbc
They are tested regularly and stay within bubbles
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26/03/2021 11:11:58 4 4
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Have you ever been a truck driver? No more isolated work place "bubble" than this exists. No driver exposes themselves to danger. and today they must remain outside delivery points and meet almost no one face to face, all because of covid. Look for another 'scape goat' for UK ills: mobs roaming city centre and urban areas imagining they are untouchable, Round them up and test them all, perhaps.
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26/03/2021 13:30:17 2 1
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In Rome, that didn't stop the French Rugby Coach and a number of players breaking the Covid Regulations, which the French themselves had demanded be in place before 6 Nations could go ahead, and contracting Covid. They put Irish players at risk in their next match, and delayed the match against Scotland. That match should have been cancelled and Scotland handed at 28 point win.
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26/03/2021 10:53:22 61 15
bbc
I don't get why truck drivers have to cross the border.

Just ferry the trailer & use a "local" driver & tractor unit at the other end. No cross contamination possible through driver or tractor unit.

Incidentally this solves the issue of left-hand-drive trucks on British roads & right-hand-drive trucks in Europe.
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OwO
26/03/2021 11:03:43 11 3
bbc
If only it were so simple. There is not an endless supply of UK drivers ready to immediately accept good and haul them off. It costs less to pay one driver to travel further than a company who needs to pay a driver to do the same thing plus their own running costs.

Shipping has been going on for centuries, well paid people have spent a long time figuring out what's viable.
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26/03/2021 12:09:14 4 4
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Re: supply of UK drivers.

There used to be plenty but the Single Market/Freedom of Movement [of labour] caused many UK owner drivers & family haulage businesses to go to the wall because of cheap eastern EU drivers.
I found it irritating to watch UK citizens offering free food to foreign drivers at Christmas. They didn't do the same for our own blokes.
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26/03/2021 11:03:43 21 19
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This Covid crisis is being cynically used by Boris & his troupe of simians to mask the unfolding brexit disaster.
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DJL
26/03/2021 11:34:28 11 6
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Yep. If we had stayed in the EU covid would never have happened and we would never have known the true EU spirit!
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26/03/2021 10:56:17 20 7
bbc
If the trucks are standardised this is a great idea, otherwise appropriately pairing up relevant trucks becomes quite a thorny problem.
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26/03/2021 11:04:35 8 1
bbc
If you go to a ferry port you will see that a fair proportion of trailers are moved "unaccompanied" already, the only extra requirement is that the port needs to have a supply of its own tractor units for moving the trailers between dockside and ferry (the "long distance" tractor units never go on the boat)
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26/03/2021 11:00:12 19 19
bbc
Makes sense as the UK really doesn't want the disease ridden unvaccinated EU exporting their virus mutations to these shores.
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26/03/2021 11:05:03 28 24
bbc
You mean you don't want the UK Kent variant back which was exported by the UK to the rest of Europe, causing a 3rd wave of infection. Now isn't that rich, British arrogance for you
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26/03/2021 11:11:36 13 7
bbc
You mean the French Calais variant which was detected in Kent as the UK does more genome sequencing in a week than France does in a year?
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26/03/2021 11:14:20 2 8
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Don't tell them the truth,it hurts
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26/03/2021 12:03:46 3 3
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The variant was first found in Kent, it was not proved to have come from Kent, it could well have come over the channel in a rubber boat or on a lorry.
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26/03/2021 12:12:27 2 3
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Er...
It's called the "Kent" varient because that is where it was first identified. It doesn't indicate it evolved in Kent.
And as Kent is where EU lorries disembark it is very possible it came to the UK from Europe to be identified in the UK because our test facilities are more effective than most of the EU's.

Please don't bother to thank us. You're welcome.
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26/03/2021 13:30:49 1 0
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Discovering a variant in one location doesn't necessarily prove that is where it came from originally, but you are probably right in this case. However, we're not trying to stop the "UK" variant coming "back", we're trying to stop new variants from entering the UK. In the US alone, some 677 mutations have been found.
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26/03/2021 11:00:39 9 1
bbc
"Fifth wheel" connection between tractor & trailer is standard & so are air and electrical system connections for everything manufactured in the last 30+ years.
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26/03/2021 11:06:54 8 8
bbc
Quite clear this HYS has too many armchair enthusiasts who imagine all large HGV's seen on the roads are configured the same way. While dimensions are set by law, the manner in which the Gross load may be spread across varying number of axles is not set in law, only individual axle loadings. Not all trailers fit all tractor units, nor could they. Look for another excuse to keep trade out of UK
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26/03/2021 11:15:21 12 4
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Aw c'mon. It's not difficult for the logistics company responsible for transporting the load to have a suitably configured tractor unit pick the trailer up at the destination port. Also there shouldn't be a shortage of British drivers in Britain as they won't be scattered all over the continent, and vice versa. Some of them might even get home to see their families, too.
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26/03/2021 10:43:55 32 18
bbc
Once again distraction politics. Why are footballers, cricketers, formula one teams and able to roam the world, factory working takes place somehow.. and carefree people throng public parks still? With the infection rate in Uk now stalled approx 6000 a day and rising again, Lorry drivers stuck in their cabs for much of each day, and restricted when unloading,are not guilty. The public are.
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26/03/2021 10:55:47 7 3
bbc
Ridiculous post. Those teams will be in 'bubbles'. Tested regularly. Any problems and they are out of the team. I follow the cricket. Pakistan Super League was stopped completely because a few people tested positive. The EU is one of the worst places in the world for the virus at the moment. so of course the drivers coming in, British or EU, should be tested.
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26/03/2021 11:26:56 4 1
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You miss the point. The spread of UK infection today is due to the virus being "out there". A selfish minority amuse themselves in anti-vax protest, throng public areas for a bit of "Police bating", some attempt to organise raves and parties where no social rules are observed. If we hope to reduce incidence of this virus real penalty surrounding minority abuse of advice have to be addressed.
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26/03/2021 10:53:16 4 7
bbc
Stop using lorries with (foreign) drivers - use ISO containers.
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26/03/2021 11:07:50 4 1
bbc
That's one way but requires extra equipment & the crane will be a bottleneck. Just swap the trailers. Also the containers are heavy (very heavy compared with a curtain sided trailer) & so reduces the effective weight of a load and/or increases fuel consumption.
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26/03/2021 11:16:14 0 1
bbc
As if the ferry trailer concept, which can be so suitable for a steady flow of "just in time" components for industry is any use for perishable goods or packaged swift freight at all.?
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26/03/2021 11:00:12 19 19
bbc
Makes sense as the UK really doesn't want the disease ridden unvaccinated EU exporting their virus mutations to these shores.
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26/03/2021 11:09:11 12 10
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Remind us again, which "diseased" country still has the highest number of deaths to date?
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26/03/2021 11:12:07 8 4
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Depends on how you measure deaths.
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26/03/2021 12:05:09 2 2
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As a number per 1000 we are in 17 place. Not even top in Europe.
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26/03/2021 11:00:12 19 19
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Makes sense as the UK really doesn't want the disease ridden unvaccinated EU exporting their virus mutations to these shores.
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26/03/2021 11:03:08 9 10
bbc
You do know they are ridden with the UK variant.....
Originally started by UK.
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26/03/2021 11:13:17 7 5
bbc
No, originally found in the UK. More than likely started in the EU.
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26/03/2021 11:55:04 3 3
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You really aren't very wise are you? The UK has the best facilities for spotting virus variants, we really are world leading on that. The virus was first detected in a person in Kent, because of our great scientists. That is why it is called the 'Kent' virus. It may well have been found ion a sample from someone who came here from abroad.
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26/03/2021 12:05:57 3 3
bbc
Originally FOUND in Kent.
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26/03/2021 17:22:04 0 0
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And where did it all start from?
China then into Europe and from Europe into the UK.
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26/03/2021 11:05:03 28 24
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You mean you don't want the UK Kent variant back which was exported by the UK to the rest of Europe, causing a 3rd wave of infection. Now isn't that rich, British arrogance for you
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26/03/2021 11:11:36 13 7
bbc
You mean the French Calais variant which was detected in Kent as the UK does more genome sequencing in a week than France does in a year?
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26/03/2021 11:01:24 5 4
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They are tested regularly and stay within bubbles
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26/03/2021 11:11:58 4 4
bbc
Have you ever been a truck driver? No more isolated work place "bubble" than this exists. No driver exposes themselves to danger. and today they must remain outside delivery points and meet almost no one face to face, all because of covid. Look for another 'scape goat' for UK ills: mobs roaming city centre and urban areas imagining they are untouchable, Round them up and test them all, perhaps.
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26/03/2021 12:15:49 2 1
bbc
So drivers do not go home after work, do not mix with family after work. If drivers are not at risk why do drivers going over to France need a test.
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26/03/2021 12:21:18 2 1
bbc
So no danger in 100's mixing on the ferry or eurostar for an hour or 2 then
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26/03/2021 11:09:11 12 10
bbc
Remind us again, which "diseased" country still has the highest number of deaths to date?
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26/03/2021 11:12:07 8 4
bbc
Depends on how you measure deaths.
Well, if counting is your problem, take your shoes off when you reach 10. D'oh! Removed
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26/03/2021 10:40:23 16 20
bbc
Lorry drivers are avoiding the UK anyway due to Brexit red tape. The problem will solve itself.
Loser Strawcat... Removed
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26/03/2021 11:13:10 9 14
bbc
Yes to testing.

No to stealing sandwiches like petty Eu dictators.
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26/03/2021 11:17:54 10 7
bbc
You really do NOT understand much..
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26/03/2021 11:18:57 3 6
bbc
The EU rules on importing food are very clear.

We're never going to get brexit done if the kwitters keep finding aspects of EU membership they want to keep.
You fool,just tory utter rubbish,please grow up Removed
Yet anther Brexiteer who knew what they were voting for but are now bleating when they the reality bites home. Removed
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26/03/2021 11:03:08 9 10
bbc
You do know they are ridden with the UK variant.....
Originally started by UK.
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26/03/2021 11:13:17 7 5
bbc
No, originally found in the UK. More than likely started in the EU.
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26/03/2021 11:29:13 5 5
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And, of course, you have some evidence, rather than just bigotry, to back that up do you...

Thought not!
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26/03/2021 11:13:40 42 1
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My Brother is a Long Distance Lorry Driver. He is tested every week. Due to the modern loading techniques at yards, he has very little interaction with people; so the chances of catching Covid is very low.
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26/03/2021 12:20:34 17 3
bbc
More likely at the supermarket !
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26/03/2021 12:38:08 0 2
bbc
But what about coming from continent.
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26/03/2021 11:00:12 19 19
bbc
Makes sense as the UK really doesn't want the disease ridden unvaccinated EU exporting their virus mutations to these shores.
What a nasty person you must be! Removed
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26/03/2021 11:15:36 6 6
bbc
Touched a nerve snowflake?
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26/03/2021 11:13:50 30 5
bbc
If the EU has a higher rate than the UK this seems reasonable and not something the EU haven't already imposed on us.
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26/03/2021 12:48:45 16 7
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Covid came to UK from Spain and Italy at the start of the pandemic
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26/03/2021 11:05:03 28 24
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You mean you don't want the UK Kent variant back which was exported by the UK to the rest of Europe, causing a 3rd wave of infection. Now isn't that rich, British arrogance for you
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26/03/2021 11:14:20 2 8
bbc
Don't tell them the truth,it hurts
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26/03/2021 11:16:20 5 4
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You want the truth? You can't handle the truth!
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26/03/2021 11:06:54 8 8
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Quite clear this HYS has too many armchair enthusiasts who imagine all large HGV's seen on the roads are configured the same way. While dimensions are set by law, the manner in which the Gross load may be spread across varying number of axles is not set in law, only individual axle loadings. Not all trailers fit all tractor units, nor could they. Look for another excuse to keep trade out of UK
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26/03/2021 11:15:21 12 4
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Aw c'mon. It's not difficult for the logistics company responsible for transporting the load to have a suitably configured tractor unit pick the trailer up at the destination port. Also there shouldn't be a shortage of British drivers in Britain as they won't be scattered all over the continent, and vice versa. Some of them might even get home to see their families, too.
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26/03/2021 11:33:45 3 4
bbc
Do you have anything resembling a clue about how -any- business works, not just road haulage?
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26/03/2021 14:23:34 0 0
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tractors and trailers are nowadays often matched pairs for abs traction control etc.
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26/03/2021 10:53:22 61 15
bbc
I don't get why truck drivers have to cross the border.

Just ferry the trailer & use a "local" driver & tractor unit at the other end. No cross contamination possible through driver or tractor unit.

Incidentally this solves the issue of left-hand-drive trucks on British roads & right-hand-drive trucks in Europe.
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26/03/2021 11:15:32 7 8
bbc
You obviously don't know about lorries,keep reading the dfail and have no knowledge
What a nasty person you must be! Removed
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26/03/2021 11:15:36 6 6
bbc
Touched a nerve snowflake?
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26/03/2021 11:00:12 19 19
bbc
Makes sense as the UK really doesn't want the disease ridden unvaccinated EU exporting their virus mutations to these shores.
Quid pro quo comes to mind when I read your xenophobic suggestion. Removed
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26/03/2021 11:18:29 3 3
bbc
Ad altiora tendo comes to mind when I read your childish reply.
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26/03/2021 11:07:50 4 1
bbc
That's one way but requires extra equipment & the crane will be a bottleneck. Just swap the trailers. Also the containers are heavy (very heavy compared with a curtain sided trailer) & so reduces the effective weight of a load and/or increases fuel consumption.
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26/03/2021 11:16:14 0 1
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As if the ferry trailer concept, which can be so suitable for a steady flow of "just in time" components for industry is any use for perishable goods or packaged swift freight at all.?
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26/03/2021 11:14:20 2 8
bbc
Don't tell them the truth,it hurts
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26/03/2021 11:16:20 5 4
bbc
You want the truth? You can't handle the truth!
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26/03/2021 11:05:39 16 12
bbc
Problem is Boris can't implement anything without it going horribly wrong...
Hence no detail of how it would work.
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26/03/2021 11:24:48 18 6
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So UK vaccination program is a failure ?
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26/03/2021 12:50:36 1 1
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he has to stop mutations or the vaccine will be useless
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26/03/2021 11:06:58 13 12
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Europe infection rates shooting up due to Kent variant.... So we already have it anyway.
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26/03/2021 11:13:10 9 14
bbc
Yes to testing.

No to stealing sandwiches like petty Eu dictators.
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26/03/2021 11:17:54 10 7
bbc
You really do NOT understand much..
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26/03/2021 23:11:43 0 0
bbc
Seems it is yet another Brexiteer who knew what they were voting for but are now bleating when they the reality bites home.
Quid pro quo comes to mind when I read your xenophobic suggestion. Removed
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26/03/2021 11:18:29 3 3
bbc
Ad altiora tendo comes to mind when I read your childish reply.
Continent ' cut off by fog' my benighted bigot. Removed
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26/03/2021 11:18:45 9 7
bbc
As for the 100s of 1000s travelling by air? I fly abroad regularly, I am also tested regularly and spend up to two weeks at time in isolation (on each trip abroad). This is for work. There is no reason that people should be flying anywhere, other than work. Meetings can be held over the various social media Apps. The Airports are like Ghost Towns at the moment, so flying everywhere is fake news.
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OwO
26/03/2021 12:23:01 2 0
bbc
What about them, Tony? You've answered by giving the mitigation (more than lorry drivers) in your next sentence...
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26/03/2021 12:50:08 1 1
bbc
millions travel by air
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26/03/2021 11:13:10 9 14
bbc
Yes to testing.

No to stealing sandwiches like petty Eu dictators.
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26/03/2021 11:18:57 3 6
bbc
The EU rules on importing food are very clear.

We're never going to get brexit done if the kwitters keep finding aspects of EU membership they want to keep.
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26/03/2021 11:19:01 20 17
bbc
Just so Boris can blame the EU when the food shortages start to bite. BREXIT not covid is the problem, but so many brits do not understand the facts
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26/03/2021 11:21:44 17 10
bbc
So true,but then he will write a piece in the tory gutter press and they will belive him,so many lies
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26/03/2021 11:23:59 9 3
bbc
Just been to Lidl ... the place if full of UK and EU produce. Fresh salads from Netherlands, soft fruits from all over the world.
I think you are just hoping shortages will come ... but they wont else we would not have out of season produce on our selves today.
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26/03/2021 12:38:34 4 2
bbc
What food shortages?
Use facts not fiction, as the supermarkets shelves are still full.
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26/03/2021 11:20:12 11 7
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If our weather does not improve,our local farmers here in Lincolnshire,say no growth in field and we will have to import a lot more items from warmer climates,just hope things improve, otherwise fresh food,wheat etc will be in short
supply.
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26/03/2021 10:57:52 7 2
bbc
Totally agree - simple enough to switch the trailer units over and have a UK driver more familiar with the roads, left hand drive and closes the loophole for hauliers to register their fleet in the EU to avoid road tax.
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26/03/2021 11:20:23 3 5
bbc
They do have road tax in EU countries you know.
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26/03/2021 10:43:55 32 18
bbc
Once again distraction politics. Why are footballers, cricketers, formula one teams and able to roam the world, factory working takes place somehow.. and carefree people throng public parks still? With the infection rate in Uk now stalled approx 6000 a day and rising again, Lorry drivers stuck in their cabs for much of each day, and restricted when unloading,are not guilty. The public are.
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26/03/2021 11:21:34 6 3
bbc
Not to mention that the VAST majority if people STILL think they need to go grocery shopping with the whole or part of the family (and 'no', I am not talking about single parents or people with physical or other special needs). Doubling the possible infection rate as doing it by yourself is 'no fun'.
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26/03/2021 11:19:01 20 17
bbc
Just so Boris can blame the EU when the food shortages start to bite. BREXIT not covid is the problem, but so many brits do not understand the facts
65
26/03/2021 11:21:44 17 10
bbc
So true,but then he will write a piece in the tory gutter press and they will belive him,so many lies
58
26/03/2021 11:18:29 3 3
bbc
Ad altiora tendo comes to mind when I read your childish reply.
Continent ' cut off by fog' my benighted bigot. Removed
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26/03/2021 11:01:07 5 6
bbc
Stockpiled stuff from way back. Don't worry, you'll soon be restricted to 'quality' home grown stuff.
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26/03/2021 11:22:06 4 2
bbc
4 months stockpiling ... those Dutch lettuces and tomato's really do have a looooooong self life ... and those pot plants ... how did they get here ?
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26/03/2021 11:44:32 1 3
bbc
You say "tomato's", I say "tomatoes."

Plants and fresh food are more expensive due to Brexit. It's supply and demand plus extra bureaucracy.
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26/03/2021 10:53:22 61 15
bbc
I don't get why truck drivers have to cross the border.

Just ferry the trailer & use a "local" driver & tractor unit at the other end. No cross contamination possible through driver or tractor unit.

Incidentally this solves the issue of left-hand-drive trucks on British roads & right-hand-drive trucks in Europe.
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26/03/2021 11:08:53 1 5
bbc
Taxi the driver back to base then back again to pick his lorry up on return.....
??????????????
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26/03/2021 10:53:22 61 15
bbc
I don't get why truck drivers have to cross the border.

Just ferry the trailer & use a "local" driver & tractor unit at the other end. No cross contamination possible through driver or tractor unit.

Incidentally this solves the issue of left-hand-drive trucks on British roads & right-hand-drive trucks in Europe.
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26/03/2021 11:09:49 6 5
bbc
Why would a company entrust its' valuable goods (and trailer) to someone else?
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26/03/2021 11:42:14 4 1
bbc
Have you even passed a driving test? I suspect not, because if you had ever driven, whilst on the road you would see that tractor units are rarely from the same company as the trailer unit.
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26/03/2021 10:45:43 14 12
bbc
We need to get used to fewer goods in the shops, and paying more for the ones that are.
Thank goodness we're all saving money by not being able to take foreign holidays, or visiting the pub.
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26/03/2021 11:22:21 2 5
bbc
Being worse off. Is that another brexit bonus?
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26/03/2021 11:13:10 9 14
bbc
Yes to testing.

No to stealing sandwiches like petty Eu dictators.
You fool,just tory utter rubbish,please grow up Removed
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26/03/2021 11:19:01 20 17
bbc
Just so Boris can blame the EU when the food shortages start to bite. BREXIT not covid is the problem, but so many brits do not understand the facts
72
26/03/2021 11:23:59 9 3
bbc
Just been to Lidl ... the place if full of UK and EU produce. Fresh salads from Netherlands, soft fruits from all over the world.
I think you are just hoping shortages will come ... but they wont else we would not have out of season produce on our selves today.
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26/03/2021 11:24:03 3 18
bbc
Why bother to test as vaccine rollout means that any infection is unlikely to spread or cause problems in the UK.

All part of an effort to scare the public into maintaining lockdown disciplines when it is increasingly unnecessary!
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26/03/2021 16:59:13 0 0
bbc
Vaccine suppresses symptoms. Doesn't stop people getting it. You just won't know. That way they can get back to 'normal.' Spreading disease with their 'normal' dirty habits.
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26/03/2021 11:05:39 16 12
bbc
Problem is Boris can't implement anything without it going horribly wrong...
Hence no detail of how it would work.
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26/03/2021 11:24:48 18 6
bbc
So UK vaccination program is a failure ?
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b
26/03/2021 11:47:07 10 5
bbc
No, the NHS are doing a fantastic job. Johnson is seeking to take the glory but it's the only contract he hasn't handed out to private sector chums, hence the success.
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Rob
26/03/2021 12:57:37 3 1
bbc
Boris wasn't the planner and shouldn't get the plaudits, he should have taken action on testing of all travel in and out of the UK particularly with the World beating system we have which he promoted. EU truckers are tested based on the ones I have spoken to and but for Brexit the communication/monitoring would be clear.
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26/03/2021 15:54:37 1 0
bbc
No, just that Boris had sod all to do with it. For which we should all be eternally grateful.
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26/03/2021 11:12:07 8 4
bbc
Depends on how you measure deaths.
Well, if counting is your problem, take your shoes off when you reach 10. D'oh! Removed
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26/03/2021 11:26:18 4 12
bbc
There will soon be massive shortages of goods in the shops due to (brexit), not really but due to stuck container ship in the suez canel, am sure brexit will be the cause according to remainers
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26/03/2021 11:32:41 17 5
bbc
Why? Do ferries from France to the UK go via the Suez Canal?
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PS
26/03/2021 11:35:56 3 3
bbc
I thought there was an issue in January about ports not being able to cope with the influx of goods.
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PS
26/03/2021 11:38:06 2 4
bbc
Here's an idea. Do what the French did shut the border for a few days & see how that pans out with our friends across the channel. Seems we are always the victim to their knee jerk reactions. Hence the issue with Macron mouthing about the Oxford vaccine not being safe, back track, back track teh damage has been done mate you really do need to think about the implications before express an opinion.
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26/03/2021 12:03:18 2 1
bbc
Most of the cargo on those box boats was on its way to Antwerp, Rotterdam and Hamburg not Felixstowe. But then you are obviously a Brexiteer with all that entails.
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26/03/2021 12:55:11 0 4
bbc
Remoaners want UK to give all UK vaccines supplies to EU
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26/03/2021 10:55:47 7 3
bbc
Ridiculous post. Those teams will be in 'bubbles'. Tested regularly. Any problems and they are out of the team. I follow the cricket. Pakistan Super League was stopped completely because a few people tested positive. The EU is one of the worst places in the world for the virus at the moment. so of course the drivers coming in, British or EU, should be tested.
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26/03/2021 11:26:56 4 1
bbc
You miss the point. The spread of UK infection today is due to the virus being "out there". A selfish minority amuse themselves in anti-vax protest, throng public areas for a bit of "Police bating", some attempt to organise raves and parties where no social rules are observed. If we hope to reduce incidence of this virus real penalty surrounding minority abuse of advice have to be addressed.
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26/03/2021 11:38:56 1 1
bbc
Your reply has absolutely nothing to do with my post. You don't make any sense.
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26/03/2021 12:17:39 2 2
bbc
Bring back water cannons it would clear an area very quickly. Tell the "mob" you have 10 mins to clear the area then wash what is left.
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26/03/2021 10:53:22 61 15
bbc
I don't get why truck drivers have to cross the border.

Just ferry the trailer & use a "local" driver & tractor unit at the other end. No cross contamination possible through driver or tractor unit.

Incidentally this solves the issue of left-hand-drive trucks on British roads & right-hand-drive trucks in Europe.
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26/03/2021 11:28:46 3 4
bbc
It would put the UK hauliers out of business as they would be doing trips just to dover and get paid for that distance, whilst the EU drivers would be doing 1000's of miles and getting paid for that.

Also if you put just the trailers on the ferries it would take ages to put them on and get them back off again.
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26/03/2021 11:13:17 7 5
bbc
No, originally found in the UK. More than likely started in the EU.
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26/03/2021 11:29:13 5 5
bbc
And, of course, you have some evidence, rather than just bigotry, to back that up do you...

Thought not!
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26/03/2021 16:35:16 0 0
bbc
You really could do with a dictionary. Look up the word Bigotry and stop throughing it around like your toys!
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26/03/2021 11:32:19 8 13
bbc
Finally an HYS the remainers can really get their teeth stuck into. Its been slim pickings for a month or so while they were all off getting vaccinated. lol
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26/03/2021 11:45:44 12 6
bbc
You mean with the 10m vaccines produced in the EU?

Were all the NHS staff English? I somehow doubt it.
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26/03/2021 11:43:46 4 8
bbc
There are a lot less remainers now than there were a month ago. :-)

UK success. EU failure.
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26/03/2021 12:56:24 0 0
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There have been plenty and many more to come
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26/03/2021 11:26:18 4 12
bbc
There will soon be massive shortages of goods in the shops due to (brexit), not really but due to stuck container ship in the suez canel, am sure brexit will be the cause according to remainers
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26/03/2021 11:32:41 17 5
bbc
Why? Do ferries from France to the UK go via the Suez Canal?
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26/03/2021 11:15:21 12 4
bbc
Aw c'mon. It's not difficult for the logistics company responsible for transporting the load to have a suitably configured tractor unit pick the trailer up at the destination port. Also there shouldn't be a shortage of British drivers in Britain as they won't be scattered all over the continent, and vice versa. Some of them might even get home to see their families, too.
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26/03/2021 11:33:45 3 4
bbc
Do you have anything resembling a clue about how -any- business works, not just road haulage?
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26/03/2021 11:03:43 21 19
bbc
This Covid crisis is being cynically used by Boris & his troupe of simians to mask the unfolding brexit disaster.
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DJL
26/03/2021 11:34:28 11 6
bbc
Yep. If we had stayed in the EU covid would never have happened and we would never have known the true EU spirit!
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26/03/2021 11:26:18 4 12
bbc
There will soon be massive shortages of goods in the shops due to (brexit), not really but due to stuck container ship in the suez canel, am sure brexit will be the cause according to remainers
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PS
26/03/2021 11:35:56 3 3
bbc
I thought there was an issue in January about ports not being able to cope with the influx of goods.
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26/03/2021 10:43:03 5 5
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Absolutely correct. How is the testing going for those arriving in Private jets, and those hundreds of thousands of ordinary long haul Air passengers? Must be an investigative Journalist on a impartial Newspaper/Broadcasting Company able to find the information, surely.
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DJL
26/03/2021 11:37:46 3 0
bbc
Hundreds of thousands of long haul passengers? What country are you in?
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26/03/2021 16:12:11 0 0
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I think MsDirect is short for Miss.
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26/03/2021 23:20:57 0 0
bbc
Probably the U.K. In February alone there were over 45,000 arrivals from India and Pakistan. Throw in all the other long haul arrivals from North America, Asia, Middle East and all those that transited through Europe and you would be well past 100,000 long haul arrivals in a month during lockdown.

What country are you in?
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26/03/2021 11:26:18 4 12
bbc
There will soon be massive shortages of goods in the shops due to (brexit), not really but due to stuck container ship in the suez canel, am sure brexit will be the cause according to remainers
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PS
26/03/2021 11:38:06 2 4
bbc
Here's an idea. Do what the French did shut the border for a few days & see how that pans out with our friends across the channel. Seems we are always the victim to their knee jerk reactions. Hence the issue with Macron mouthing about the Oxford vaccine not being safe, back track, back track teh damage has been done mate you really do need to think about the implications before express an opinion.
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26/03/2021 12:04:07 2 0
bbc
Bless!
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26/03/2021 10:56:17 20 7
bbc
If the trucks are standardised this is a great idea, otherwise appropriately pairing up relevant trucks becomes quite a thorny problem.
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PS
26/03/2021 11:39:59 2 3
bbc
I thought standardisation was the EU's mantra irrespective if you like it or not. Failed on that policy as well, oh dear.
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26/03/2021 11:46:30 4 7
bbc
The EU fails on everything. It was supposed to standardize phone chargers, but that never happened. And most countries if they don't like EU regulations just ignore them now. There is really no point in the EU continuing to exist any more. Any standardization in transport will be down to industry, not the EU.
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26/03/2021 17:59:08 0 0
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No - you'll find it was the UK BS standards that aimed for standardization - where as the EU is base around standards - mainly safety and use regulations.... wait for it - been designing for a long long time - standards do not restrict innovation or competition but regulate for safe and good products.
6makem
11:26
"There will soon be massive shortages of goods in the shops due to (brexit), not really but due to stuck container ship in the suez canel, am sure brexit will be the cause according to remainers".

Considering the Container ship only got stuck a few days ago your assertion that this has caused empty shelves in the UK is typical brexiteer BS/lies.
Removed
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26/03/2021 11:58:10 7 7
bbc
Given most of the delayed goods are not destined for the UK anyway it would presumably affect the EU more than the UK. But Brexiteers don't seem capable of simple logic based on facts.
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26/03/2021 11:59:23 2 0
bbc
Soon does not mean that it has caused now. But if the ship is stuck for more than a week it will cause shortages, not of food but of many other items.
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26/03/2021 11:59:54 2 2
bbc
I heard UVDL was the captain of the evergreen, typical EU incompetence
"Will soon be".

Do you understand tenses?
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26/03/2021 12:49:53 0 0
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Goods come from China not EU
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26/03/2021 11:22:06 4 2
bbc
4 months stockpiling ... those Dutch lettuces and tomato's really do have a looooooong self life ... and those pot plants ... how did they get here ?
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26/03/2021 11:44:32 1 3
bbc
You say "tomato's", I say "tomatoes."

Plants and fresh food are more expensive due to Brexit. It's supply and demand plus extra bureaucracy.
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26/03/2021 11:32:19 8 13
bbc
Finally an HYS the remainers can really get their teeth stuck into. Its been slim pickings for a month or so while they were all off getting vaccinated. lol
90
26/03/2021 11:45:44 12 6
bbc
You mean with the 10m vaccines produced in the EU?

Were all the NHS staff English? I somehow doubt it.
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26/03/2021 12:54:01 2 1
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Vaccines are produced in India. NHS mostly Indian too
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26/03/2021 11:24:48 18 6
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So UK vaccination program is a failure ?
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26/03/2021 11:47:07 10 5
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No, the NHS are doing a fantastic job. Johnson is seeking to take the glory but it's the only contract he hasn't handed out to private sector chums, hence the success.
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26/03/2021 11:52:32 4 6
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The NHS is only a small part of the vaccine roll out. And the creation of the vaccine was zero to do with the NHS and everything to do with government funding and support.
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26/03/2021 11:26:56 4 1
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You miss the point. The spread of UK infection today is due to the virus being "out there". A selfish minority amuse themselves in anti-vax protest, throng public areas for a bit of "Police bating", some attempt to organise raves and parties where no social rules are observed. If we hope to reduce incidence of this virus real penalty surrounding minority abuse of advice have to be addressed.
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26/03/2021 11:38:56 1 1
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Your reply has absolutely nothing to do with my post. You don't make any sense.
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26/03/2021 11:15:21 12 4
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Aw c'mon. It's not difficult for the logistics company responsible for transporting the load to have a suitably configured tractor unit pick the trailer up at the destination port. Also there shouldn't be a shortage of British drivers in Britain as they won't be scattered all over the continent, and vice versa. Some of them might even get home to see their families, too.
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26/03/2021 11:09:49 6 5
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Why would a company entrust its' valuable goods (and trailer) to someone else?
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26/03/2021 11:42:14 4 1
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Have you even passed a driving test? I suspect not, because if you had ever driven, whilst on the road you would see that tractor units are rarely from the same company as the trailer unit.
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26/03/2021 11:32:19 8 13
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Finally an HYS the remainers can really get their teeth stuck into. Its been slim pickings for a month or so while they were all off getting vaccinated. lol
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26/03/2021 11:43:46 4 8
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There are a lot less remainers now than there were a month ago. :-)

UK success. EU failure.
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26/03/2021 11:59:03 3 4
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In your dreams.
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26/03/2021 10:49:57 13 4
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So how are shops full of EU produce if no one is delivering it ... ?
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26/03/2021 11:50:23 3 3
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More than half of it must just be left sitting on the shelves, as apparently 52% won't be buying anything from the EU any more. Or was that just more shouty nonsense?
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26/03/2021 11:52:38 13 1
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Germany have announced that all arrivals by air regardless of country from must have a negative test to fly there.
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26/03/2021 12:06:25 14 3
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so has the UK and almost every other country
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26/03/2021 11:55:01 5 9
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Why has the UK gov not been testing from the same time that the French started testing our drivers. It is about time the UK started looking after the UK and not giving in to every demand from the EU. They should start by stopping any export of parts of covid vacine to the EU if the EU do not allow A/Z to complete its contract with the UK.
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26/03/2021 11:39:59 2 3
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I thought standardisation was the EU's mantra irrespective if you like it or not. Failed on that policy as well, oh dear.
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26/03/2021 11:46:30 4 7
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The EU fails on everything. It was supposed to standardize phone chargers, but that never happened. And most countries if they don't like EU regulations just ignore them now. There is really no point in the EU continuing to exist any more. Any standardization in transport will be down to industry, not the EU.
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26/03/2021 18:03:07 0 0
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No it consulted on n proposed, the industry n engineering explained the complications n the consultation ended. As for the other comment - rubbish - go check childrens products, both with EU, USA n other standards tested. You would be the 1st anti EU moaner to complain when a sharp object went where it shouldnt if you sat on a chair. The EU will expedite industries aims by unifying regs.
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26/03/2021 11:47:10 4 10
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Only the totally insane ministers that we now have could come up with something so unbelievably crazy.

With all the extra Brexit paperwork things are already being pushed to their limit, and now the government wants to pile on more?

29 million have now been vaccinated. The threat of rising hospitalisations and deaths is now well and truly over, no matter how much Hancock might protest otherwise.
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26/03/2021 12:09:34 3 2
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So you are saying don't test people coming into the UK for Covid ... ?