Hit a snag

noun [ C ]

A problem, difficulty, or disadvantage

We don’t anticipate any snags in/with the negotiations.
The drug is very effective – the only snag is that it cannot be produced in large quantities.
Talks hit a snag after 97 percent of union members voted to strike.

Cambridge Dictionary

The English expression equivalent to the Dutch saying “Een kink in de kabel” is
A hitch in the plans” or

A snag in the process.”
It refers to an unexpected problem or obstacle that disrupts a smooth and planned course of action.

Thesaurus: synonyms, antonyms, and examples

A problem
Poblem What’s the problem here?
Difficulty The company is having some financial difficulties at the moment.
Trouble We’ve had a lot of trouble with the new computer system.
Hitch The ceremony went without a hitch.
Glitch We’ve had a few technical glitches, but I’m confident we’ll be ready on time.
Hurdle Getting a work permit is only the first hurdle.

“Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied” Alan Bates Rejects ‘Cruel And Offensive’ Compensation Offer

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2 feb 2024

The former subpostmaster who has led the campaign for justice in the Post Office Horizon scandal said he will reject an offer of compensation from the Government.

Alan Bates, whose two-decade fight inspired the ITV series Mr Bates vs The Post Office, told The Daily Telegraph the offer was “offensive” and “cruel”.

The Government confirmed plans for “full and fair compensation” to subpostmasters affected by the IT scandal in 2022.

But Mr Bates said the compensation offer had been “around a sixth” of what he requested.

TalkTV’s Dr David Bull and Sarah Hewson discuss the story with Albert Harwood from Howe and Co solicitors, who represent 75% of Horizon scandal victims, and former subpostmaster Chris Head.

The Institutional Failures Behind the Post Office Scandal | “Innocent People were Accused of Fraud”

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11 jan 2024 The Rest Is Politics

How should the fallout of the Post Office scandal be handled? Why do the polls always swing towards the Tories as an election nears? What’s going on in Bangladesh? 09/01/2024

Join Rory and Alastair as they answer all these questions and more on today’s episode of The Rest Is Politics.

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00:00 Intro
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Will Mellor’s Emotional Reunion with Post Office Victim | Good Morning Britain

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2 feb 2024

Corrie and Two Pints of Lager star Will Mellor joins GMB today to talk about playing Post Office scandal victim, Lee Castleton in Mr Bates Vs The Post Office. He reveals why he backed the petition for its former boss, Paula Vennells, to be stripped of her CBE.

He’s currently busy filming on the cobbles and will be heading out on an April Fools’ Live Tour in 2024 with his fellow Two Pints co-star, Ralf Little.

Will is then reunited with the man he portrayed on screen, Lee Castleton!

Broadcast on 02/02/24

Milk Tasting Gone Wrong

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25 sep 2015

Gags are filmed in Québec. Originality, authenticity and joie de vivre…