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by pete75
12 Dec 2018, 1:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9444
Views: 239581

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

I thought most of the major British component makers were long gone. Lucas, Girling, Dunlop , Rubery Owen etc have long departed this mortal coil. Here a list of the top 100 vehicle component suppliers worldwide. There are three British companies all well down the list. Added together their sales a...
by pete75
12 Dec 2018, 1:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9444
Views: 239581

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

I thought most of the major British component makers were long gone. Lucas, Girling, Dunlop , Rubery Owen etc have long departed this mortal coil. Here a list of the top 100 vehicle component suppliers worldwide. There are three British companies all well down the list. Added together their sales a...
by pete75
11 Dec 2018, 3:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9444
Views: 239581

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Sorry but if I could put all leave voters on another island and let them alone leave I would whilst the rest remain in the EU I would. My vitriol comes from shaky job prospects due to the success story of UK automotive sector getting hit by issues over importing parts and components. The UK auto co...
by pete75
11 Dec 2018, 12:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9444
Views: 239581

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Ford have been manufacturing in the UK for more than 100 years. Dagenham was, for many years, Europe's largest car factory. Even if few companies assemble automobiles in the UK, the legacy is still there, and the supply chain still employs hundreds of thousands in the UK, and make up roughly 12% of...
by pete75
11 Dec 2018, 12:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9444
Views: 239581

Re: Brexit and the job losses.

None of those are part of the UK automotive sector - look at the names you mention Ford - American. Komatsu - Japanese, Toyota - Japanese, Honda - Japanese, Nissan - French, Land Rover - Indian etc. As I said they're part of the international automotive sector who choose to do things here they coul...
by pete75
11 Dec 2018, 11:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9444
Views: 239581

Re: Brexit and the job losses.

I doubt Brexit will have any effect on the UK automotive sector. Morgan cars will continue to sell in the relatively small number they always have. The international automotive sector which builds some cars here will be affected a little bit by a sales fall in this country and the cost of relocatin...
by pete75
11 Dec 2018, 11:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A girl, a boy and a bike
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: A girl, a boy and a bike

I don't like films, I'm a misery, but I found this link on another forum to an old film involving cycling and I enjoyed it, perhaps I am mellowing? Pat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRt1gZqg5ag No it's a good film and quite charming. Must be new on youtube because I couldn't find it there a coupl...
by pete75
11 Dec 2018, 10:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9444
Views: 239581

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Sorry but if I could put all leave voters on another island and let them alone leave I would whilst the rest remain in the EU I would. My vitriol comes from shaky job prospects due to the success story of UK automotive sector getting hit by issues over importing parts and components. The UK auto co...
by pete75
11 Dec 2018, 10:23am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9444
Views: 239581

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

In the past week or so almost all posts seem to be from remainers making disparaging remarks about the people who voted leave. You say "remainers" plural - I remember Cugel making some comments which could be interpreted as disparaging, but who else? To me, it still feels like mostly leav...
by pete75
11 Dec 2018, 9:23am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9444
Views: 239581

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

" I sometimes wish I were able to hibernate till March 29th just to avoid it altogether." Need to choose a "year" between "29th" and "just" - 2019 far too soon to avoid all the ramifications of the exercise of the people's will and the last 2 years. Letting m...
by pete75
10 Dec 2018, 7:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9444
Views: 239581

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Tiberius wrote:
NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
Mick F wrote:I'm saying nowt. :lol: :lol: :lol:

............... other than get out asap.

+1 that makes two of us :)


+2 that makes three of us


-50 that makes -47 of you. Anyone can play silly arithmetic games :lol:
by pete75
10 Dec 2018, 7:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9444
Views: 239581

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Hi, NATURAL ANKLE commented on my post: Hi, HI, Oldjohnw wrote: Looking increasingly like the vote is being pulled. Presumably because even people in denial are realising that it cannot be won. Has Mrs May any credibility left? Who's that then? You met any of them? Or is that just you're opinion? M...
by pete75
10 Dec 2018, 4:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9444
Views: 239581

Re: ** The Brexit Thread u ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

"British jobs for British robots!" I've read that there are now machines nearing the end of development that can harvest soft fruit so there may not be the need for European workers (or British ones for that matter!) Certainly blackcurrants can be harvested by machine. I worked on one in ...
by pete75
10 Dec 2018, 4:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9444
Views: 239581

Re: ** The Brexit Thread u ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Surely vegetables can be harvested by machines, surely? Maybe machines could be used, but it is cheaper to employ cheap foreign labour from abroad, those Polish catholics stay in the UK and have lots of children :wink: "British jobs for British robots!" I've read that there are now machin...
by pete75
10 Dec 2018, 10:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9444
Views: 239581

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Can anyone explain why Cornwall & NE England voted to leave? Cognitive dissonance? Impossible to explain? Although the motor factory is big the great majority of people in the region do NOT work there. I suspect more local people identify with Sunderland FC Who have never signed a foreign star ...