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As good as it is to see the back of the Chinese Year of the Lie, 2021 isn’t looking too promising. You can gaze into your crystal balls if you like. I have no idea.

At 11.00pm the UK is not just out, but we are out out. The extension ends, the UK/EU deal comes into effect, and for the first time in 47 years we can say that we are a sovereign nation, under our own laws, free to hire and fire our legislators. It’s like reclaiming our Saxon heritage. Our ancestors would be so proud. And then next year everyone will discover just how mediocre this class of politicians is. What we have done is remove the fig leaf British politicians have long hid behind, that of “We can’t do anything about it because of EU rules.” That excuse has been taken off the board. The British political class now needs to take responsibility. It’ll fail horribly.

So I wish everyone a Happy New Year. Have yourselves an Open Thread along the way. This one comes with an illustration which caught my eye this year. It’s by Bob Moran, cartoonist for The Telegraph and the best in the business. It’s sweet, poignant and, in 2020, quite revolutionary.

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112 thoughts on “ATW NEW YEAR’S OPEN THREAD

  1. The UK/EU deal comes into effect, and for the first time in 47 years we can say that we are a sovereign nation

    Isn’t there something about a part of the UK being in the EU Customs Union and a border between Britain & Ireland in the Irish Sea?

    😉

  2. Yes, which the UK can take down at any time. The deal was freely done, it can be undone.

    Come on Paul, it’s the least day of the year. Try being a bit positive for a change.

  3. Yes, which the UK can take down at any time.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Pete, I’m exceptionally positive. I just thought that unionism in the NI state might feel left out on your ‘sovereign nation’ vibe.

    Just wait until Scotland hears about it.

  4. No, NI is included in my sovereign nation observation. Its constitutional status is unaffected and it can export goods, without checks or tariffs, to the rest of the UK and into the EU. Some might say it has come out rather well.

    Now come on, tell us something we don’t know.

  5. Its constitutional status is unaffected

    Yes but it still remains within the EU Customs Union and has different protocols from Britain, yes?

    Some might say it has come out rather well.

    And they might well be correct. As I say above, wait to those Scots hear about it.

  6. Pete is right in that the fig leaf of blaming the EU has been lifted and our own politicians wil now be more directly responsible, but of course they will still blame others including the EU for any economic bad news or policy failures. Pete is wrong about suddenly having our Sovereignty back. We always had it. Nothing has changed there.

  7. Pete is wrong about suddenly having our Sovereignty back. We always had it. Nothing has changed there.

    Now that you’ll be completely free from the EU just watch those African & Asian immigration figures fall.

    Harri’s probably lying semi comatose in a pool of his own pish somewhere.

  8. We will look back on 2020 as a horrible year. But we should take heart in our response to the pandemic. The virus was not as deadly as earlier plagues and if it had occurred even a few decades ago the death toll would have been multiples higher:

    “Had Covid-19 been as deadly as the Spanish flu, just a century ago, we would not have been looking at 1.7 million deaths worldwide now, but somewhere between 200 and 400 million. And most of those victims would have been between the ages of 15 and 35…

    It took mankind 3,000 years to develop a vaccine against polio and smallpox. Moderna designed a vaccine against Covid-19 in two days. Had we faced this new coronavirus in 2005, we would not have had the technology to even imagine such mRNA vaccines, if it had appeared in 1975 we would not have the ability to read the genome of the virus, if it came in 1950, we would not have had a single ventilator on the planet. And if we had suffered from this pandemic before the internet, our economy would have collapsed completely, as would our social relationships…”

    https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/why-2020-was-the-fourth-best-year-in-history

  9. Peter –

    Yes, there is value in context. Also in wealth. Wealth is also a highly effective weapon against all bad things. Huzzah for capitalism, markets and the life-presereving wealth they produce.

  10. Same to you Pete. All the best for 2021.

    And I wish all on ATW a great New Year. Surely it got to be better than this one.

  11. I walked in front of my favorite Italian restaurant 30 minutes ago, and and the outdoor speakers were playing Bruddah Iz version of “ Over the Rainbow “

    I will take that as an ironclad omen that the new year will be better for all

  12. Happy New Year

    Covid-19: UK reports a record 55,892 daily cases –another 964

    would petem and pat like to apologise for being total asswanks this year as regards
    the seriousness of this fking plague , then we can draw a line under it , and get on with celebrating the new year coming in

    see how I do it colm !!

  13. kurt –

    Happy to report you for being a total arsewank. An arsewank for everything of course, but in particular for being an illiterate arsewank who should instead thank me for keeping the country afloat for 12 fucking hours every day while those Chinese socialist bastards exported their virus.

    Now stand and shush: it is almost Farage Hour.

  14. you total prick, i gave you the chance to back down and say what everyone s thinking
    that you’ve been completely wrong about the threat, its severity, and the need to protect ourselves
    go fuck you yourself, you lying ignorant CUNT

  15. I wanna give y’all a sloppy big kiss for 2021 …. once I’ve had the vaccine 🙂

    Cheers everyone 🙂

  16. i wish you well, all of you , but this site is fucking shit and i mean it
    don’t even know why i’m here tbh , i can’t stand hypocrisy , i feel dirty reading the lying shit threads that are 99% of ATW
    I should go really .. so may you prosper in 2021
    good luck to you all ./…

  17. Oh kurt, you big Diva you. Always saying you are finally retiring, but always coming back for an encore and the applause 🙂

    PS – Dry January is a very bad idea. No doctor worth his salt would recommend it !

  18. Anyway it’s good to see that the Germans are still the Prussians Germans. This is the Yorck March performed last year in Berlin. Yorck was a Prussian general who attacked Napoleon’s army retreating from Russia in 1813. He bacme a Prussian hero and it’s clear from this that he’s still a German hero.

    The torchlights are interesting, as are the black Prussian uniforms. Can you imagine a procession like this in London in memory of Wellington?

  19. colm , wish ya well
    but there’s nothing to celebrate here
    its been a year of bad shit with trump , and covid
    both the leads here pvt and petem have led us up the garden path of bull fucking shit
    so i see nothing to be happy about atw related
    on a personal level , its different, I hope you all do well and meet the road and hang on
    to what matters, be kind to your self and your neighbors, its still worthwhile

  20. kurt

    Always good to love thy neighbour…. even if your neighbour is Pete,Patrick, or even Donald !!

  21. Pissed. So even Patrick gets a Happy New Year!

    Oh and Mahons… where ever you are… Happy 2021.

  22. A Happy New Year to our kind host and all here at ATW Towers. I am sure a few of you have got your wish for 2021 and I am happy for you. I just hope it turns out well for you.

  23. Happy New Year Smcgiff

    and I’ll 2nd that….. Mahons… where ever you are… Happy 2021.

  24. Let’s hope Brexit’s bite doesn’t hurt anyone too much.
    Many would obviously like to see the UK doing badly now, and many Brexiters would delight in the EU taking a downturn. But let’s hope this pettiness now disappears and people are sensible enough to know that all our situations will need economic success in Ireland, the UK and the EU and everywhere else.

    Think of the unfortunates in Croatia whose livelihoods were destroyed by an earthquake and several people killed, and those in Norway who suffered the same from a landslide.
    THEY’ve got problems. We’re living very well.

    Happy New Year.

  25. By the way, I had a disagreement with Pete and Phantom yesterday about a Spectator article on how the EU is ballsing up the vaccine programme here. I can’t for the life of me find the thread again for some reason. Even the “Search” box above can’t find it, “Spectator”, “Spiegel” etc. Has it disappeared ?

    In any case, the designer of the vaccine has given an interview saying more or less the same thing as the Spec article, so it appears Pete and the Spec were right.

    BTW, the word “Spec” reminded me of the Italian specchio which means “mirror”, which is “Spiegel” in German. So all these words have a common origin (Latin “specere”, to look at).
    I often find myself noticing things like that the day after drinking a rake of drinks. Funny.

    Happy New Year, Patrick, and to Monica and the girls. I hope this bloody pandemic doesn’t mess up their young lives.

    (now Paul will think that’s engaging)

  26. Well said Noel.

    Even though I voted remain, I want the UK to be successful in Brexit. I live here after all. Anyone delighting in the UK or Europe doing badly after Brexit, is a bit of a prick in my opinion.

  27. I echo that view. I never want to see any economic downturn to prove a point. Even though a succesfully growing UK economy would come with insufferable Brexiteers boasting and laying claim to being ‘right’ its a price I am willing to pay 🙂

  28. nothing should have disappeared, Paul thought a thread disappeared yesterday also. Nothings been deleted.

    I’ll double check, if anyone knows the name of the post it will help.

  29. Noel the only recent thing in the trash bin is a post by Phantom titled NY Post. binned on the 28th.

    I don’t know if that’s it, or a draft of his… I don’t open or touch other posters posts especially their trash. You’ll have to ask him if that’s it or if he remembers the conversation.

    I do want to say Noel you don’t “interact” when we talk it is civil, and it wasn’t always. We’ve both changed our tone with each other.

    Now I would call that adult normal behavior and conversation. If you or any others want to call it something different that’s up to you and them, but I think you and I prove that civil discourse can exist.

    Just my opinion.

  30. Let’s hope Brexit’s bite doesn’t hurt anyone too much.

    I agree. I wish the best for non-EU Britain but think they should be absolutely dealt with as other non-EU nations are dealt with without any expectation of preferential treatment whatsoever. I also freely admit that this goodwill takes a bit of a battering when the Brexextremists attempt to be jingoistic and triumphalist.

    On the plus side of Brexit, an Irish passport seems to be somewhat of a Brexit golden ticket. Between the Common Travel Area and the EU the Irish citizen residing in Briton now has more rights than the Briton.

    (now Paul will think that’s engaging)

    Not at al Noel, that’s being civil. However, you, (and everyone else here), have both directly and indirectly engaged with PVR on substantive content of discussions.

  31. Where directly, Paul?

    Thanks, Colm. I thought it was a post by Pete, so that’s what threw me off.
    But does that “Search” box above work at all?

    I also googled for it with a few key words and got only older posts as hits.

  32. Over the last few days you engaged directly on one of the threads. I can’t remember which and I don’t have the inclination to spend time searching for it but I was struck by it.

    Anyhow, indirect engagement while pontificating is, IMO, a bit spineless.

  33. // I don’t have the inclination to spend time searching for it//

    I bet you don’t.

    I don’t believe you.

  34. I don’t believe you.

    No problem, don’t, if it makes you feel better I’ll withdraw it.

    In the bigger picture for me it’s not that important anyway, as I said, indirect engagement while pontificating is, IMO, a bit spineless.

  35. Paul McMahon, on January 1st, 2021 at 4:58 PM Said: Edit Comment
    Over the last few days you engaged directly on one of the threads. I can’t remember which and I don’t have the inclination to spend time searching for it but I was struck by it.

    Anyhow, indirect engagement while pontificating is, IMO, a bit spineless.

    Why do you think you have the moral authority to pressure someone else on how they interact with anyone?

  36. Why do you think you have the moral authority to pressure someone else on how they interact with anyone?

    If that’s addressed to me, I don’t have any authority, moral or otherwise.

  37. Paul, you and I for the most part stopped our fighting awhile ago, Noel has reached his own balance with me as has several others.

    This group of you who are determined to control not only how you interact, but how others do is another facet of the problem and it comes down to once again the same group.

  38. This group of you who are determined not only how you interact, but how others do is another facet of the problem and it comes down to once again the same group.

    I don’t care who interacts with who and it’s none of my business. My comment above was in relation to Noel’s occasional slightly disparaging comments on his disapproval of me engaging with you, how he ‘doesn’t’ and his ‘(now Paul will think that’s engaging)’ comment above.

  39. As far as I can see, the only people who are attempting to influence how others engage with Troll are Noel and Colm.

    And Noel’s “I don’t engage directly” whilst throwing mild insults from the sidelines has been noticed, except, apparently by the recipient of those insults 🙂

    As for my own engagement with Troll: this could all have been resolved weeks go. All it took was honesty, integrity and a bit of manning-up. All of this was sadly lacking though, so now Troll has strted down the path to victimhood, as per usual. “I want this to end, but they won’t stop.” “Gentlemen, I want peace,” whilst throwing bombs. etc etc etc. We all know the script, because we’ve all seen him do this a dozen times. It’s boring, it’s predictable, it’s Troll.

    The scary part is that he wields some power on this site. He was given responsibilities.

    My approach and my attitude will change when (if?) he grows up.

  40. Seimi

    My aim is not to determine how to engage with Patrick, it is to try and find a way of how EVERYONE engages with all here. I despair when I go on a thread and see infantile slugging matches with “Fucking liar” “Terror supporting scum” “ignorant cunt” or any other of that type of engagement despoiling the thread , and I don’t care who or what caused it. ‘He started it’ is just childish. I know I can’t expect others to be like me but I nevers ee any reason for that no matter how damned annoyed or angry someone is. That sort of language may be OK in a heated instant verbal row with someone in person but to sit and type it at a keyboard is ludicrous. Everyone should stop it but I know they won’t.

  41. I will cause you more grief Colm. I agree 100% with your last statement.

    EVERYONE SHOULD PAY VERY CLOSE ATTENTION TO WHAT HE WROTE AND I INCLUDE MYSELF

    Now consider that as you may.

    Every one Happy New Year, enjoy your day.

  42. If everyone should pay attention to what Colm wrote why did you say fuck off to that exact request?

  43. Seamus

    Don’t offer Patrick a deal. Offer yourself a deal and stick to it. If everyone did there would be no further problems. We can and should call ‘bullshit’ on each others opinions without actually throwing shit at each other.

  44. No. If he is going to be abusive to people I’m not going to self censor to avoid triggering the small child. If he wants to avoid his trigger words, about him being a liar (which he is) or that he posts the views of white supremacists and anti-Semites (which he does) then he has to agree to stop being abusive. Otherwise he can fuck and die.

  45. This group of you who are determined to control not only how you interact, but how others do is another facet of the problem and it comes down to once again the same group.

    EVERYONE SHOULD PAY VERY CLOSE ATTENTION TO WHAT HE WROTE AND I INCLUDE MYSELF

    You couldn’t make it up.

  46. //In the bigger picture for me it’s not that important anyway//

    But you brought it up twice in the past two days, Paul.

    I’ll put those alleged sightings down to you drinking too much and hallucinating (or maybe it was someone impersonating me).

    Have a nice evening, all, especially my Irish friends. And of course people who wish they were Irish like Colm and Pete and Dave 🙂

    Anyone any predictions to make about the coming year?
    England, Scotland, Ireland, or the EU ?(we’re hearing far too much about the US; sooner or later the capacity to absorb all that absurdity is exhausted)

    For me the change in Unionist opinion in NI is one of the most interesting developments in 2020. Apart from that, Irish politics is these days one of the most sane in the world.

  47. I predict Paul and Noel will continue to be Anglophobes whilst pretending they aren’t.😁

    Electric cars will gain much more ground this year. Especially with the widespread installation of charging stations.

  48. Phantom, there was an example here just the other day. Another Unionist serving notice on the Britain that it can no longer count on his loyalty due to the Withdrawal deal.

    Basically the belief that the people who make decisions in London don’t care about them.

  49. Very few charging stations here, but more are on the way.

    Every big automaker and even Apple are investing big on electric vehicles.

    You see Teslas more and more

    This technology is roaring forward

  50. What do you think of that 5G thing, Dave?

    Do you think it’ll be as good (or as bad) as people assume?

  51. But you brought it up twice in the past two days, Paul

    I’ve brought this up previously? If so I’ll wager it’s in reference to a comment of yours regarding the same. But, as I say, I’ll happily withdraw it if it makes you feel better, IMO indirect engagement while pontificating is the more deceptively craven approach.

    I’ll put those alleged sightings down to you drinking too much and hallucinating

    Don’t bother. The last time I was anywhere approaching drunk was the 23rd.

    Have a nice evening, all, especially my Irish friends. And of course people who wish they were Irish like Colm and Pete and Dave

    And to you. Pete has the golden Brexit ticket and can afford to be a Brextremist whilst capitulating to the dreaded EUSSR freedom of movement. Colm’s eligible for the same.

  52. I predict Paul and Noel will continue to be Anglophobes whilst pretending they aren’t.😁

    How dare you sir!!

  53. Basically the belief that the people who make decisions in London don’t care about them.

    I think it’s more of a realisation than a belief. London has never cared about NI, other than it being another little part of the globe they could continue to paint red. It never cared about the people who lived there.

  54. I’m really hoping that Liverpool 21 still happens. It would be great to see you all, and in such a lovely city.

  55. i predict dems will capture the senate and do amazing things with the presidency
    continuing the tradition of fixing everything that the GOP burnt down

    They will get an NHS style system in place too – aka socialized medicine
    and the stats will show it was mostly poor republicans in southern states like kentucky that benefited from the new health care roll-out ..
    But they’ll still vote against their own interests in 4 years time, despite benefiting hugely from the free health care .
    Explain that one !

  56. Basically the belief that the people who make decisions in London don’t care about them.

    Everyone thinks the world revolves around them and that politics should suit them more than others. There are people who live within sight of Parliament who have as much of a claim of political neglect as anyone in Liverpool or NI.

    And of course people who wish they were Irish like Colm and Pete and Dave

    No-one is more Irish than the man with a mother from Garryowen, a Munster shirt in the wardrobe and an Irish passport always handy.

  57. Everyone thinks the world revolves around them and that politics should suit them more than others. There are people who live within sight of Parliament who have as much of a claim of political neglect as anyone in Liverpool or NI.

    An argument could be made that London didn’t encourage, fund and direct a campaign of civil & political unrest and murder in Liverpool or Wimbledon though.

  58. I’m really hoping that Liverpool 21 still happens.

    Plllease, I haven’t been in another country in almost three years.

    Dave’s still in, Colm said he’d make the journey, IIRC Noel said he’d make the effort. Pete? Kurt?

    What’s ATW’s opinion on facial hair? I haven’t shaved in a week or two and have a bit of a growth. I know two (three?) of ATW’s regulars have beards, anyone else?

  59. too itchy for me paul after about 5 days, but dying your hair is great craic
    Its hugely easy , and the more you do it, the more confident you are
    I bought an auburn the other day thinking it was amber , that’s the only problem
    mis-reading the label 🙂

  60. I know two (three?) of ATW’s regulars have beards, anyone else?

    I’m one of the two, and I look like a devilishly handsome Gerry Adams, and just like Gerry, I was never in the ‘RA 🙂

  61. I’m in if I can make it.

    What’s ATW’s opinion on facial hair?

    On a chick? I prefer clean shaven though armpits don’t bother me. I know, I can be so European. On men it doesn’t matter as long as it’s not too “sculpted”. Whether or not it suits you is the test. Your wife’s opinion is the important one!

  62. I think it’s more of a realisation than a belief. London has never cared about NI

    More a realisation of fact against hope? I’ve always thought the unionist / Britain relationship to be one of unrequited love and unionism has always presented itself to be more British than Britons to compensate for their well based insecurity.

    There are people who live within sight of Parliament who have as much of a claim of political neglect as anyone in Liverpool or NI

    You’re well aware of of the difference of claims of social neglect as opposed to perceptions of constitutional change though? By any stretch of the imagination the state of NI isn’t nor has ever been ‘as British as Finchley’

    Good to see you dismissing unionist fears though

  63. I’m one of the two

    Yep, along with PVR & Mike Cunningham(?)

    Though armpits don’t bother me

    No, I’ve never had a problem with that either.

  64. I’m one of the two

    Yep, along with PVR & Mike Cunningham(?)

    The Good, the Bad & the Ugly?

  65. Noel,

    What do you think of that 5G thing, Dave?

    Do you think it’ll be as good (or as bad) as people assume?

    I’m probably biased when it comes to technology, but I think 5G is absolutely fantastic. The only people that seem to be saying it’s bad are the crazy conspiracy theorists. Who seem to have some very strange ideas about radio waves and what they can do to people and the environment.

  66. Seimi,

    I’m really hoping that Liverpool 21 still happens. It would be great to see you all, and in such a lovely city.

    You can definitely count me in mate.

  67. What’s ATW’s opinion on facial hair?

    I’ve grown a lockdown beard and I’ve had it for about 8 months. I’m not sure I like it but people seem to be split on whether it suits me or not.

  68. Facial hair is not for me. I can’t stand even having a bit of stubble. I would never attempt to grow a beard.

  69. I can’t stand even having a bit of stubble

    I occasionally have a bit of stubble, thinking I’ll look like George Micheal but more often looking like Albert Steptoe.

  70. A lot of women like the Albert Steptoe look Paul…….. well, millionaires who look like Albert Steptoe 🙂

  71. I occasionally have a bit of stubble, thinking I’ll look like George Micheal but more often looking like Albert Steptoe.

    You dirty old man. 😁

  72. lol colm but they’ll know this one
    trunk messed up a tweet, where he says the calvary are coming on 6th Jan
    ofc he meat cavalry , but it didn’t go unspotted, here’s poor donald on the cross of calvary
    its a bit disturbing, but hey the trumpers deranged with TDS will love it 😉

  73. I think it says more about the nasty, anti-Christian mindset of the President’s enemies than about anyone else, but there you go, it’s as expected.

  74. As to the topic of this thread, as a Brexiteer I suppose I’m glad that now, in theory, the UK can act (in theory) like an independent nation if it wants to. That’s phase one complete. But it seems that’s just one percent accomplished. I didn’t vote Leave merely so that we COULD theoretically act independently, I voted so that we should actually do so, and for that to happen we need to replace the whole establishment with one that actually wants to do so. Trying to find a glimmer of hope, perhaps this is now such a time when an independent, non-globalist party might stand a chance of election? It feels like a time of war, and after such times people cry out for something completely different, so maybe enough people are disillusioned to make that happen – assuming of course that free elections can take place again. I mean, to deny free elections? That would be akin to ordering people not to meet their friends in their own houses or something as utterly unthinkable as that, right? It amounts to ordering human beings to become … I dunno, cats, or whatever, and so must be disobeyed.

  75. Trying to find a glimmer of hope, perhaps this is now such a time when an independent, non-globalist party might stand a chance of election?

    Dream on brex. Not under the good old Blighty first past the post voting system which you support as a true Rightworlder. It’s ironic that the only wins Farage has enjoyed have been under a PR voting system but you guys all claim to hate that system as a foreign implant.

  76. Very late to the party but Happy New Year just the same! My mother in law is with us recuperating from major surgery and my wife is on a walker awaiting surgery, so I’m doing all the cooking, cleaning up, and errands. Yikes! A shout out to Seimi and Paul, Patrick, and Phantom, Colm and all the rest.

  77. Athbhliain faoi mhaise duit, a chara 🙂

    Hope everything is well with yourself and Mrs. In T. 🙂

  78. Happy New Year to you Charles. Seems like you have your hands full. Hopefully something in 2021 will ease your burdens and you will still manage to have some safe but relaxing and fun times this year.

    PS , it would be nice when you get the time to see you commenting more. Your honest critique of the Biden administration will be welcome.

  79. And a happy, peaceful and prosperous 2021 to you and yours, Charles.

    I hope that 2021 brings you more time to visit these parts. I look forward to your considered, balanced opinions on what it brings.

  80. hi charles as one if the rest may I wish you and yours a very peaceful new year
    I don’t think you need to board up the house to protect yourself from wandering socialist hordes, they’ll probably offer to mow your lawn for you , if your back is out
    This is the new dispensation with Biden
    kumbayah and peace to all men ( some don’t like that though )
    Best wishes

  81. No Kurt, they would probably take Charles’ lawnmower away from him, claiming they are reappropriating it to those with greater need. 😉

  82. Or demand that he change his name, as he’s called after Charles II or Charles the Great (Charlemagne), both of whom had a few slaves.

    And it in turn derived from the Germanic “Karl”, which meant “man”, or fighter, so it’s also sexist.

  83. poppycock
    paradigm shift required gents 😉

    hey for a luagh, this is hilarios
    its a spoof
    guy pretending to be a GOP and having a meltdown

    the 2nd quip is to quick for me

    If democtrats get it they’re gonna meltdown all your guns and turn them into ——- for queers
    anyone work out what the bit I’ve missed is

    cheer up everyone Biden’d coming home in a couple weeks, we got the senate ( highly likely )

    asked if phantom could do a thread on the senate run off , still asking
    would love to know your diagnosis seamus, you got the run on these things

    humour

  84. I had to go all the way back to the 3rd page and December 31st, to find a post about Brexit. How come there have been no posts about finally being free of the jackboot of EU imperialism or whatever?

    Anyway, as part of this new enlightened age, as we all know, the UK would immediately become a land of milk and honey; and not only a land of milk and honey, but a land of BRITISH milk and honey, as God intended.

    Of course, in order to achieve that, certain corners had to be cut, which is why Sainsbury’s is now selling SPAR brand products on their shelves. alongside their own, over-priced stock.

    SPAR, a Dutch (ie – an EU) multinational, supplies food products for the Henderson group, who also own and supply Vivo stores in NI.

    We must stay vigilant, brothers and sisters!

  85. Seimi

    Its all part of “Getting Brexit Done” or “Winning back our freedom” or “Supporting British Farmers” etc etc. or any other of the simplistic slogans that fooled an ignorant electorate.

  86. I had to go all the way back to the 3rd page and December 31st, to find a post about Brexit. How come there have been no posts about finally being free of the jackboot of EU imperialism or whatever?

    No worries, The Newsletter’s Bin Lorry is flying the Brexit flag:

    https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/politics/days-after-brexit-many-products-vanish-sainsburys-northern-ireland-and-are-replaced-spar-brand-3085106

    https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/opinion/columnists/ben-lowry-bogus-denial-major-new-irish-sea-border-illustration-tragicomic-political-saga-3083508

    This is hilarious:

    https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/opinion/letters/volunteer-puppy-raisers-guide-dogs-terrible-position-due-brexit-deal-3084438

    And it’s all those pesky nationalists NI state electorate remainers fault that the poor besieged northern unionists were Lundyed by the British Government.

  87. Paul

    Those puppies appear to be Labradors, sometimes known as Labs. And what comes from Labs? That’s right: Coronavirus.
    So, not only have the DUP saved us from people from Labrador comin’ over ‘ere, stealin’ our jobs and our wimmin; they have also protected us from the hoax Coronavirus and it’s face-nappy-wearin’ Leftard snowflakes!!!

    Or something.

  88. Last time I was in Tesco in Newcastle they had a rubbish selection of British cheeses (like that stupid cranberry wensleydale crap). They didnt even have any decent cheddar…and, of course, no Irish delicacies like Milleens, Gubeens, Ardrahan, Cashel Blue. Maybe with the additional customs checks they will look for local quality rather than generic British tat.

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