The govt put out a Brexit video about the joy of duty free booze – only 6 replies you need
While so-called prime minister Boris Johnson illegally gives MPs a holiday they didn’t ask for, the government is busying itself putting out stuff like this.
A jolly little cartoon (of sorts) from the Treasury espousing the joys of post-Brexit duty free.
you're also stockpiling bodybags
where's your cartoon for that https://t.co/xABnScQQjd
— Michael Spicer (@MrMichaelSpicer) September 11, 2019
Never mind a screwed economy, food shortages & medicines running out: 200 Bennies & a bottle of Bells please! 1. Fuck off; 2. Why is this being put up by the Treasury? https://t.co/8hKc5vIe2Y
— John Harris (@johnharris1969) September 11, 2019
This seems like propaganda. They’ve also resorted to advertising for cheaper cigarettes in a country where virtually all tobacco advertising is prohibited. 🤔 https://t.co/Fn2MMJqNRp
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 11, 2019
No need to worry about potentially fatal medicine shortages because you’ll be able to buy cheap booze… https://t.co/vRAEK65WVs
— NHS Million (@NHSMillion) September 11, 2019
This is wrong
* it’s misleading
* it’s propaganda
* it’s an abuse of impartial civil servants
* it’s a waste of tax payers money
If Parliament was sitting MPs would challenge & scrutinise this Government propaganda.
They shut down Parliament but they won’t shut us up https://t.co/P3LgumH4fy
— Anna Soubry MP (@Anna_Soubry) September 11, 2019
And never mind all that, they appear to have missed out a teeny weeny bit of the detail.
What they are hiding is that wine, beer, tobacco etc that you bring back from the Continent will be subject to UK duty. No more filling up the back of the car – every single bottle will be dutiable – you'll have to stop on the border, declare it and pay. #UKduty #propaganda https://t.co/7riCZCpKX9
— Jessica Simor QC (@JMPSimor) September 10, 2019
Plus, someone helpfully did the maths.
LET’S DO SOME MATHS
Duty free limit: 1 L of spirit
Approx saving? £12
Value of £ since 2016: -20%
(So if you have £1000 in your account, you will have already lost £200.)
A loss x16 greater than the saving on some holiday booze.
This is propaganda.https://t.co/X10G52fyfB
— James Wong (@Botanygeek) September 11, 2019