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These are the people who want to fcuk us! Even after Brexit they want to "control" us and "punish" us.  Any time anyone wants to go back - just remember. Also, remember how they screwed over Italy at the start of this?  Yup. The EU, a great institution just bursting with good will.

 

THE EU has ordered AstraZeneca to start diverting lifesaving vaccines from British factories to Europe - risking a squeeze on NHS supplies and a major row with No 10.

Brussels' health chief told the drugs giant it must begin sending jabs from its two plants in Oxfordshire and Staffordshire to the continent or risk financial and legal penalties.

Brussels insists AstraZeneca must meet the supply shortfall from UK vaccine supplies, meaning the EU is demanding up to 75 million jabs from British factories. 

In an extraordinary outburst EU health boss Stella Kyriakides accused the Anglo-Swedish firm of breaching its contract with the bloc by trying to keep the UK's supply chain separate to that of the rest of Europe.

During crisis talks tonight she will push the firm to fill the continent's shortfall of up to 49 million doses by dipping into British production lines.

And EU officials have even vowed to trawl through export data to root out any shipments of vaccines the company may have sent to the UK as their row with it grows increasingly bitter.

 

 

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I believe I'm laying down facts rather than bait

Yes and no. I'm a wind up merchant and I know what I'm doing. I believe you're the same.  :)  You fished for the reaction, you got it. All good.

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They keep spouting about the spirit of a contract.... ummm jog on. We have heard all this pishe from the eu unelected elite before. Maybe they should just crack on.

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Is the head office of AZ in the UK?

Is AZ listed on the London stock exchange?

Maybe the government should nationalise it. And in the spirit of Entente Cordiale perhaps Boris should tell the EU to do one.

I am, of course, only joking.

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Someone asked about ordering parts from the EU?

I’ve had four sizeable parts consignments arrive from Germany since Brexit. All of them have been fulfilled, none of them have been delayed. The suppliers seem to be the same as before, I haven’t noticed any difference.

Freight to the US continues to be an astonishingly fast overnight service.

The only issue I’ve had is with the Swedish postal service, PostNord, who managed to take nearly 6 weeks to deliver a small package to a guy who lives somewhere near Stockholm. And while it was in Customs, instead of calling him, or emailing him (they had those details) to say there was duty to be paid, PostNord actually sent him a letter instead, which took a week to arrive.

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stop it @Chillidoggy - you are spreading treasonable and maleficent messages there. We all know that as a result of Brexit trade with the EU is now impossibly hard to do :)

There is so much political BS around this it is unreal. 

Yes it is harder. However, if people take the time to understand what the changes are, and what needs to be done, on both sides, then it can happen easily.

Yes it was made harder by the "deal" being last minute and us only having 24/48 hours to respond. Shit happens. But the response from some of the European companies (mostly small suppliers in the B2C space) has just been nonsensical especially when you realise that these VAT changes for them, will apply to all future trade they do with people outside of the EU. Brexit is just the fall guy, the actual legislation came from the EU!  

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7 minutes ago, C8RKH said:

stop it @Chillidoggy - you are spreading treasonable and maleficent messages there. We all know that as a result of Brexit trade with the EU is now impossibly hard to do :)

There is so much political BS around this it is unreal. 

Yes it is harder. However, if people take the time to understand what the changes are, and what needs to be done, on both sides, then it can happen easily.

Yes it was made harder by the "deal" being last minute and us only having 24/48 hours to respond. Shit happens. But the response from some of the European companies (mostly small suppliers in the B2C space) has just been nonsensical especially when you realise that these VAT changes for them, will apply to all future trade they do with people outside of the EU. Brexit is just the fall guy, the actual legislation came from the EU!  

 

100% true, and my own experience, nothing treasonable or maleficent in my post. I fail to see why traders in the EU would be any less inclined to deal with clients in the UK, aside from any red tape. Also unchanged is the need to sell their goods in order to prosper, same as it is here. If the EU (or indeed the UK) puts restrictive and heavy-handed beaurucracy in the way, then no-one wins.

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1 hour ago, Chillidoggy said:

Someone asked about ordering parts from the EU?

I’ve had four sizeable parts consignments arrive from Germany since Brexit. All of them have been fulfilled, none of them have been delayed. The suppliers seem to be the same as before, I haven’t noticed any difference.

Freight to the US continues to be an astonishingly fast overnight service.

The only issue I’ve had is with the Swedish postal service, PostNord, who managed to take nearly 6 weeks to deliver a small package to a guy who lives somewhere near Stockholm. And while it was in Customs, instead of calling him, or emailing him (they had those details) to say there was duty to be paid, PostNord actually sent him a letter instead, which took a week to arrive.

Good to hear real life experience rather than the nonsense from the press 👏

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On 27/01/2021 at 18:24, Doug Ashley said:

Can anyone explain how things are now better for the UK, now that Brexit has actually happened?

Couldn't resist :) Excerpt from the Mail (I know, I know). This is better.

 

Boris has blundered his way through this crisis - but his decision to invest in four different vaccines, ordering over 200 million doses to protect Brits against Covid-19 was a masterstroke. But the story across Europe is very different. Contrast our detailed vaccine plan and steady rollout (even with local hiccups and shortages in supply) with the bumbling bureaucracy within the EU.

 

France - the home of the great micro-biologist Louis Pasteur - has failed to produce a single home-grown vaccine, much to the embarrassment of President Macron.

Across Europe, there is not a single vaccination plan to rival that of the UK, and now the battle for access to supplies to really starting to get nasty.

As cases soar in Belgium and Portugal, for example, their governments have only ordered 213,000 and 263,000 doses of vaccine. How could they have misjudged the need so badly?

 

Last year, the UK decided not to to join the EU procurement scheme. There was a lot of Remainer-type tut-tutting at the time but it turns out to have been possibly the single most brilliant decision Boris has made since this crisis began.

Instead he set up the UK Vaccines Taskforce, led by former financier Kate Bingham - who then invested millions in the research and development of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Vaccine and many others, hedging our bets over which would get past the post first.

While the EU dithered, the UK put it's money on the table and was the first country to approve a vaccine last December - developed by Pfizer/BioNtech, and since then three more have been tested and approved, with a fourth - Novavax, likely to be approved imminently.

Now, the EU is reduced to squabbling over access to vaccines which the UK has already paid for.

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@C8RKH  I enjoyed that earlier whilst searching for Boris’ response to the EU. Just a shame about who the author is. 
 

It’s about time Boris responded. 

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6 minutes ago, Barrykearley said:

 

One thing is for sure - the Governments response to vaccine development has been first class. 

Having just had the first dose at Maidstone Hospital it was very well organised and a credit to all those running and taking part in it.   Something we should be proud of.    We bitch and moan alot in this country but we are able when we need to to get our s**t together.      The person who got on the ball with ordering the jabs early deserves credit as well.

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^^^ 100% agree on this. Credit where credit is due. Just hope we up the rate of corresponding second doses to be sure that people are fully protected. That number seems to have flat lined and we may be using so many first doses that we have none left over for dose #2. I personally don’t mind waiting a bit longer for dose #1.

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Well, as we probably thought, looks like trade will always find a way to happen and some good news away from the south for a change. Despite the EU's best endeavours, trade happens...

https://www.ft.com/content/6d86951c-a4af-4d0b-95da-7856d4db8639

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It's funny isn't it but many companies are now finding a way to make Brexit work when it was all doom and gloom before. Take Nissan who have done a complete turnaround from Brexit is a disaster to headlines in January of "Nissan says Brexit will git it a competitive edge" - "Nissan says Brexit deal is positive"

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Wasn’t there an issue with Cadbury chocolate some years back? Something about it’s ingredients? They ended up having to call it “Family Chocolate” in many EU markets to differentiate it from most of the mainland EU manufacturers. Post Brexit, maybe it now makes no sense to manufacture it in mainland Europe and import it, if the vast majority of the stuff is sold in the British Isles? Good news either way though.

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The issue was they changed the recipe for all the chocolate treats that were not "bars" of dairy milk as Mondalez decided to substitute the high milk content with cheaper fats/oils.

So things like creme eggs, mini eggs, double deckers etc moved from being "coated" in a Dairy Milk to a cheaper chocolate.

That's why on these things it just says Cadbury's chocolate as opposed to "Cadburys Dairy Milk".

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38 minutes ago, andydclements said:

I seem to recall there was a lot of fuss a few years ago when they changed the recipe for Cream Eggs, Cadburys then made it clear that Cream Eggs had never been made with Cadbury's Dairy Milk.

Actually I seem to recall it was admitted by Cadbury's that the chocolate was indeed changed to an inferior product. What they did say was that they had NEVER ADVERTISED the chocolate as being dairy milk (even though it was).  Since 2015 the Creme Egg has indeed been an inferior chocolate product though I do still munch on one from time to time. Occaisionally when bored, my son and I have been known to stuff a whole creme egg in our closed mouths to see who can make it last the longest!  So far neither of us has died!

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25 minutes ago, 100th_Idiot said:

Don't buy any Cadbury's since the change as it tastes like poo.

Dairy Milk did not change but maybe the Germans cows milk is not as good as the UK cows milk :)

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