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General Chat - English / Re: Brexit watch
« Last post by döm on Yesterday at 19:33:18 »
Because Japan is a lot closer to where they are going to sell them?


Honda pulling out of the European market?
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General Chat - English / Re: Brexit watch
« Last post by DavidL on Yesterday at 19:18:23 »

Wonder why they don't intend to produce electric engines in the UK.

Because Japan is a lot closer to where they are going to sell them?
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General Chat - English / Re: Brexit watch
« Last post by döm on Yesterday at 18:54:08 »
It's not down to Brexit according to Honda


Wonder why they don't intend to produce electric engines in the UK.


Meanwhile Mind the Batters has stated that leaving the EU without a deal would be a catastrophe for UK farming  even though Michael Gove has said that food imports will have tariffs levied on them.


Good news just keeps getting betterb
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General Chat - English / Re: Brexit watch
« Last post by DavidL on Yesterday at 17:44:47 »

Day by day more and more firms are putting plans in place to leave the UK. But it's never down to Brexit. Just a coincidence.


I admire your faith in this doomed project!
It's not down to Brexit according to Honda
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General Chat - English / Re: Brexit watch
« Last post by DavidL on Yesterday at 14:12:26 »

That's not the point I was making. The UK made a good investment. Airbus didn't as far as the 380 goes.
It may not be the point you intended to make
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General Chat - English / Re: Brexit watch
« Last post by rufus the dawg on Yesterday at 13:31:05 »
Nice 'balanced' report on the Honda plant closure this morning on the BBC. They were interviewing a business 'expert' from Said Business School in Oxford on the reasons for Honda's decision. Not difficult to gauge her opinion on leaving the EU. The only reason she could come up with was, of course, Brexit. Citing 'just in time' production processes, delays at the border etc. if I'd have been interviewing her I'd have probably asked the following:
1. How has Honda coped previously with delays to their supply chain caused by industrial action in France?
2. Do you think that the decline in diesel sales are relevant, considering that Swindon make the D-TEC engine?
3. Why are Honda closing a plant in Turkey?
4. Why would Honda invest in Swindon in an environment of declining European sales for its products?
5. Why would Honda not direct future investment to a larger single plant in Japan that has spare capacity given that its European market is weakening?

All relevant, I think but ignored by the Biased Broadcasting Corporation.

Now, excuse me, I have to remove this sand from my ears!


https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2019/02/19/honda-confirms-swindon-plant-will-close-latest-blow-uks-car/

The EU have just signed a free trade agreement with the EU and disgraced minister Fox managed to piss off both China and the Japanese governments the day before.

Congratulations.
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General Chat - English / Re: Brexit watch
« Last post by rufus the dawg on Yesterday at 13:27:55 »
Good progress on preparations for a no-deal clean Brexit:




yeah you are right, getting rid of all those foreign companies!
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General Chat - English / Re: Brexit watch
« Last post by döm on Yesterday at 10:21:45 »
Nice 'balanced' report on the Honda plant closure this morning on the BBC. They were interviewing a business 'expert' from Said Business School in Oxford on the reasons for Honda's decision. Not difficult to gauge her opinion on leaving the EU. The only reason she could come up with was, of course, Brexit. Citing 'just in time' production processes, delays at the border etc. if I'd have been interviewing her I'd have probably asked the following:
1. How has Honda coped previously with delays to their supply chain caused by industrial action in France?
2. Do you think that the decline in diesel sales are relevant, considering that Swindon make the D-TEC engine?
3. Why are Honda closing a plant in Turkey?
4. Why would Honda invest in Swindon in an environment of declining European sales for its products?
5. Why would Honda not direct future investment to a larger single plant in Japan that has spare capacity given that its European market is weakening?

All relevant, I think but ignored by the Biased Broadcasting Corporation.

Now, excuse me, I have to remove this sand from my ears!


Day by day more and more firms are putting plans in place to leave the UK. But it's never down to Brexit. Just a coincidence.


I admire your faith in this doomed project!
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General Chat - English / Re: Brexit watch
« Last post by döm on Yesterday at 10:19:29 »
Yes, you make the point that producing the A380 was more about providing European jobs than developing a product that airlines wanted to buy. That hardly ever works out well.


That's not the point I was making. The UK made a good investment. Airbus didn't as far as the 380 goes.
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General Chat - English / Re: Brexit watch
« Last post by DavidL on Yesterday at 08:20:40 »
Nice 'balanced' report on the Honda plant closure this morning on the BBC. They were interviewing a business 'expert' from Said Business School in Oxford on the reasons for Honda's decision. Not difficult to gauge her opinion on leaving the EU. The only reason she could come up with was, of course, Brexit. Citing 'just in time' production processes, delays at the border etc. if I'd have been interviewing her I'd have probably asked the following:
1. How has Honda coped previously with delays to their supply chain caused by industrial action in France?
2. Do you think that the decline in diesel sales are relevant, considering that Swindon make the D-TEC engine?
3. Why are Honda closing a plant in Turkey?
4. Why would Honda invest in Swindon in an environment of declining European sales for its products?
5. Why would Honda not direct future investment to a larger single plant in Japan that has spare capacity given that its European market is weakening?

All relevant, I think but ignored by the Biased Broadcasting Corporation.

Now, excuse me, I have to remove this sand from my ears!
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