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General Chat - English / Re: Brexit watch
« Last post by DavidL on Yesterday at 07:10:32 »
Beautifully stated by Tim Montgomerie:



C'mon Anna, you know you want to
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General Chat - English / Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
« Last post by Nïckslïkk2112 on February 18, 2019, 21:40:51 PM »
Hard Drive failure on my PC :(
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General Chat - English / Re: Brexit watch
« Last post by Slim on February 18, 2019, 21:22:12 PM »
Good progress on preparations for a no-deal clean Brexit:

https://www.standard.co.uk/business/city-relief-as-eu-gives-nodeal-green-light-for-clearing-houses-a4069421.html

Looks like it's sinking in on the other side of the channel that we really aren't taking their shit for much longer.
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Other Bands / Re: Steven Wilson
« Last post by Thenop on February 18, 2019, 19:24:17 PM »
Not sure whether this was mentioned before but this is one of he best views I have had as of lately. nice and intimate making of.. To the Bone. Really enjoyed this, Wilson & his co producer give a pretty in depth portrait, bit of a fly on the wall type of documentary that looks pieced together by an insider.
Surprising low number of views though..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ80fMw9XMg
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General Chat - English / Re: Brexit watch
« Last post by Bisto on February 18, 2019, 18:55:41 PM »
We'll have to agree to disagree on that


Disagree? On what basis?


The UKs net economic performance and status pre the BREXIT vote is measurable, as it is in the post referendum to March 29th period, as it will be in the post Brexit period in the future....what is not measurable is the UKs theoretical Financial performance and status in a 'what might have been' theoretical continuation of the UK's membership of the EU had the vote been to Remain.

Therefore you put forth a false equivalence...but go ahead make a joke out of it instead of addressing my question.


Its by no means everybody but I have found that a selfish, naive, ignorant, disingenuous and cavalier attitude is sadly all too common amongst BREXIT voters; for these people the attitude seems to be  that, as long as their own future looks secure and rosy then, frankly, the rest of us will just have to adapt to survive or suffer and even die as a consequence....add to that a few "project fear" quips and some vague and hollow generalisations and very woolly, seemingly faith based fantasies and predictions of short term pain resulting in long term gain...or, blaming the UK politicians for not delivering the most advantageous BREXIT deal possible
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General Chat - English / Re: Brexit watch
« Last post by Nick on February 18, 2019, 18:31:20 PM »
Not as big a factor as you would like. Honda are not relocating in the EU but consolidating all production to Japan where they have more than enough capacity due to falling global sales. The death of diesels has hit Swindon where diesel power plants are made.  Honda are also closing their plant in Turkey. The car industry is reshaping itself.
Anyway British workers should be making British cars. Let's launch an electric Allegro




Really I don’t “want” Brexit to be a factor at all!  Brexit uncertainty for certain, plus the new Japan/EU free trade deal means no duty from Japanese manufactured cars and 10% additional duty on U.K. manufactured cars.I thought Swindon Honda was all petrol production.


Really if you can’t see a common denominator in all the latest tranche of business shutdowns then you must be an Ostrich.


Oh Dyson said he would produce an electric car .... looks like it won’t be in the U.K. though.


This is Brexit before it actually happens, just wait to see how agriculture fares once we pull the plug. Never has there been a more backward step been made any a government. Just remember we are going though all of this just to keep the Tories in power.
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General Chat - English / Re: Brexit watch
« Last post by DavidL on February 18, 2019, 17:47:48 PM »

I don't have the sums to hand but in taxes, wages paid to employees and contracts to British firms it almost certainly has done already many times over!
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.
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General Chat - English / Re: Brexit watch
« Last post by DavidL on February 18, 2019, 17:44:57 PM »

Now Honda!! - Brexit is understood to be a factor in the decision....
Not as big a factor as you would like. Honda are not relocating in the EU but consolidating all production to Japan where they have more than enough capacity due to falling global sales. The death of diesels has hit Swindon where diesel power plants are made.  Honda are also closing their plant in Turkey. The car industry is reshaping itself.
Anyway British workers should be making British cars. Let's launch an electric Allegro
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General Chat - English / Re: Brexit watch
« Last post by döm on February 18, 2019, 17:39:45 PM »
Apparently the British taxpayer will forfeit most of the £730m launch aid that was given to Airbus to develop the A380.
'Hugely successful'? Give us our money back then! >:(


I don't have the sums to hand but in taxes, wages paid to employees and contracts to British firms it almost certainly has done already many times over!



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General Chat - English / Re: Brexit watch
« Last post by Nick on February 18, 2019, 15:16:46 PM »
Now Honda!! - Brexit is understood to be a factor in the decision, with the carmaker concerned about the imposition of new tariffs after the UK leaves the EU.
Penny dropping yet?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47282603

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