Brexit watch

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Thailand Express

Quote from: Richard_2112 on March 15, 2017, 23:11:07 pm
Interesting to see Sturgeon is making a case for indyref2.

If she gets her way, and Scotland holds a second referendum on independence before the UK leave the EU, Theresa May will be forced to do the following:

On the one hand, she will have to warn voters that to leave a longstanding union with their country's most important trading partners would be an act of economic self-harm. In fact, it would be a disaster. Anyone who tells them otherwise, the Prime Minister must argue, is not living in the real world.

While on the other hand, she will simultaneously have to reassure voters that to leave a longstanding union with their country's most important trading partners will not be an act of economic self-harm. In fact, it will be a success. Anyone who tells them otherwise, the Prime Minister must argue, is engaged in baseless scaremongering.

Mrs May (and Fox, Davis, Johnson and Gove for that matter) have 18 months to work out how best to phrase all this. Wonder what they'll come up with...?



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I see the PM has ruled out another referendum, which I reckon is exactly what Sturgeon was hoping would happen.


DavidL

Another foreign car manufacturer showing faith in a post-Brexit UK economy:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-39289269

Not yet released to the press: Openreach to take on another 1500 engineers

döm

Quote from: DavidL on March 16, 2017, 15:29:56 pm
Another foreign car manufacturer showing faith in a post-Brexit UK economy:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-39289269

Not yet released to the press: Openreach to take on another 1500 engineers



Well, faith might be pushing it (from that article)


However, he warned: "Continued tariff-and-barrier free market access between the UK and Europe that is predictable and uncomplicated will be vital for future success."
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DavidL

Quote from: döm on March 16, 2017, 15:55:20 pm

Well, faith might be pushing it (from that article)


However, he warned: "Continued tariff-and-barrier free market access between the UK and Europe that is predictable and uncomplicated will be vital for future success."
Companies rarely throw a quarter of a billion around without reason, no matter the rhetoric.

döm

Quote from: DavidL on March 16, 2017, 16:08:47 pm
Companies rarely throw a quarter of a billion around without reason, no matter the rhetoric.



The government promising to help with driverless technology probably helped.  Wonder what the level of investment would have been without impending Brexit ?
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DavidL

Quote from: döm on March 16, 2017, 16:52:40 pm

The government promising to help with driverless technology probably helped.  Wonder what the level of investment would have been without impending Brexit ?
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NeilP

March 16, 2017, 18:55:11 pm #831 Last Edit: March 16, 2017, 19:15:23 pm by NeilP
I bet folk can't wait for some of ths stuff to enter their lives.....
https://twitter.com/faisalislam/status/842161838741696513

NeilP

March 16, 2017, 19:20:10 pm #832 Last Edit: March 16, 2017, 20:23:43 pm by NeilP
Quote from: DavidL on March 16, 2017, 16:08:47 pm
Companies rarely throw a quarter of a billion around without reason, no matter the rhetoric.



It works out at about 6% of their annual production assuming a base price of £20 K per vehicle which is probably on the low side I imagine... there'd be a minimum tariff of 10% on cars for exporting to the EU David Davis confirmed yesterday

DavidL

Quote from: NeilP on March 16, 2017, 19:20:10 pm

It works out at about 6% of their annual production assuming a base price of £20 K per vehicle which is probably on the low side I imagine... there'd be a mini,i, tariff of 10% on cars for exporting to the EU David Davis confirmed yesterday
Percentage of free cash flow or annual profit would be a more interesting figure to consider, I would say.

Nïckslïkk2112

Quote from: Thailand Express on March 16, 2017, 14:17:54 pm

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I see the PM has ruled out another referendum, which I reckon is exactly what Sturgeon was hoping would happen.

It's the only sensible thing she could have done,
The last referendum was a "Once in a generation" one. Are the gens Scottorum Hamsters? Wasn't the prospect of a pro Brexit vote mentioned on about page 60 of the SNP's blurb before the Independence referendum? Sturgeon hasn't got a keg to stand on - just a few stubby fins.
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Bez

Quote from: DavidL on March 16, 2017, 15:29:56 pm


Not yet released to the press: Openreach to take on another 1500 engineers


Surely, nothing to do with Brexit  :-\
RC1.1 abd g/n 11/0/bcd/tG PeW/- ~600 x 0 61%

DavidL

March 17, 2017, 00:07:00 am #836 Last Edit: March 17, 2017, 00:11:17 am by DavidL
Quote from: Bez on March 16, 2017, 23:52:48 pm
Surely, nothing to do with Brexit  :-\
Sorry? The CEO of BT, Gavin Patterson, was warning of negative impacts to the business due to Brexit. Turns out that the demand for Openreach services necessitates 1500 additional engineers.
Seems he was just another bullshitting Remainer.

Bisto

They are being forced to by Ofcom because they have such a bad service delivery record...nothing to do with Brexit
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DavidL

March 17, 2017, 00:26:24 am #838 Last Edit: March 17, 2017, 15:13:41 pm by DavidL
Quote from: Bisto on March 17, 2017, 00:10:38 am
They are being forced to by Ofcom because they have such a bad service delivery record...nothing to do with Brexit
I wouldn't argue that the Ofcom's DCR has nothing to do with it, however it still shows a confidence in the future demand for Openreach products.
In the wider scheme of things, it's another 1500 UK jobs that fly in the face of the doom mongers' forecasts of huge job losses due to Brexit.

Bisto

Again, nothing to do with Brexit...and wouldn't have had anything to do with a vote to remain either.
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