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Dutch officials seize ham sandwiches from British drivers | Brexit

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Personal imports of meat and dairy products into EU banned since Brexit transition ended. Dutch TV news has aired footage of customs officers confiscating ham sandwiches from drivers arriving by ferry from the UK under post-Brexit rules banning personal imports of meat and dairy products into the EU. Officials wearing high-visibility jackets are shown explaining to startled car and lorry drivers at the Hook of Holland ferry terminal that since Brexit, “you are no longer allowed to bring certain foods to Europe , like meat, fruit, vegetables, fish, that kind of stuff.” To a bemused driver with several sandwiches wrapped in tin foil who asked if he could maybe surrender the meat and keep just ...

UK supermarkets need police help to enforce Covid rules, says BRC | Business

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Supermarkets crack down on people shopping in groups to prevent Covid infections.

Sainsbury’s has joined Morrisons in saying it will enforce the wearing of masks in its supermarkets, as retailers call on the police to enforce regulations inside stores.

Trained security guards would be posted at shop entrances, Sainsbury’s said, to challenge any customers not wearing a mask or shopping in groups, and the number of customers allowed into stores at any one time had been significantly reduced.

Simon Roberts, the supermarket’s chief ex...

For Europe, losing Britain is bad. Keeping Hungary and Poland could be worse - European Union

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This article is more than 1 month old For Europe, losing Britain is bad. Keeping Hungary and Poland could be worse Timothy Garton Ash This article is more than 1 month old The populists of Budapest and Warsaw are blackmailing the EU over the rule of law. They cannot be allowed to succeed Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki with Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán in Lublin, eastern Poland on 11 September. Photograph: Jacek Szydlowski/EPA Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki with Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán in Lublin, eastern Poland on 11 September. Photograph: Jacek Szydlowski/EPA Thu 10 Dec 2020 06.00 GMT Last modified on Thu 10 Dec 2020 16.29 GMT “B rexit means Brexit”...