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by Hobbs1951
20 Feb 2019, 11:38am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12247
Views: 298642

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

Firms go where labour is cheap. That's not as true as it used to be. Automation means the percentage costs of labour aren't that great anymore. Far more important is how close you are to your raw materials and target markets, transport costs and time are the real deal breaker these days. With that ...
by Hobbs1951
20 Feb 2019, 11:34am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12247
Views: 298642

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

Hi, Clearly Honda's decision is as much about the UK's decision to leave the EU as it is about anything else...see my post on the previous page. I'd like to see along with the constant quoting of numerous media pieces the poster's considered opinion on the subject - any subject. I'm sure we can all...
by Hobbs1951
20 Feb 2019, 7:39am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12247
Views: 298642

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

Who was it that said the cost of no deal would be higher than remaining in the EU ?

John.
by Hobbs1951
19 Feb 2019, 2:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12247
Views: 298642

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

Clearly Honda's decision is as much about the UK's decision to leave the EU as it is about anything else...see my post on the previous page. I'd like to see along with the constant quoting of numerous media pieces the poster's considered opinion on the subject - any subject. I'm sure we can all traw...
by Hobbs1951
19 Feb 2019, 10:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12247
Views: 298642

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

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
PDQ Mobile wrote:Honda's going to close Swindon it seems.
It's a biggy.

And they say that’s because they want to concentrate on electric cars, they said nothing to do with Brexit.


You believe that ?

John.
by Hobbs1951
19 Feb 2019, 9:34am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12247
Views: 298642

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

mjr wrote:Where "some time" is at least 900 years because it's a Hanseatic port like King's Lynn...


A pedantic distraction, I was merely commenting on the poster's which contextually refers to more recent migrants from the EU (notably Poland).

J.
by Hobbs1951
19 Feb 2019, 8:49am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12247
Views: 298642

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

thats a very big assumption. I don't think it is an unfair assumption, I doubt you know Boston. And yes there is a large immigrant population (there has been for some time), but Boston has many attractions - like the recently refurbished town centre...stunning - if it was in London many would have ...
by Hobbs1951
19 Feb 2019, 8:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12247
Views: 298642

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

Honda's going to close Swindon it seems. It's a biggy. Firstly, it was predicted some time ago, that the Japanese auto manufacturers (Nissan, Honda, Toyota) invested in the UK in the first instance was because we were members of the EU, now we will not be - the incompetent handling of our exit and ...
by Hobbs1951
17 Feb 2019, 9:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Britain's Most Boring Town
Replies: 72
Views: 2886

Re: Britain's Most Boring Town

He rode a typical roadster (maybe a Hercules or Raleigh), I've only one image of him with his bicycle and it looked a little small ! How far did he ride ? As far as Beverley, Lockington: Larkin loved the remoteness of Holderness and it's romantic names - Cherry Cob Sands, Skeffing, Sunk Island... La...
by Hobbs1951
17 Feb 2019, 8:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Britain's Most Boring Town
Replies: 72
Views: 2886

Re: Britain's Most Boring Town

Philip Larkin liked to go cycling outwith Hull, towards Withernsea, looks an interesting area, old rail tracks to cycle on Larkin's forays into Holderness are reasonably well documented now, the main towns being Beverley, Hedon, Hornsea and Withernsea - draw a line from Hull* to Bridington* and the...
by Hobbs1951
16 Feb 2019, 3:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite Museums
Replies: 37
Views: 1500

Re: Favourite Museums

Russell-Cotes in Bournemouth and the Zeppelin museum in Friedrichshafen. I like Bovingdon (Father was in the RTR) and the tank museum in Saumur is a cracker.

Mustn't forget the Utah Beach D-Day Museum.

There's a long list, I try to get back to all of my favourites.

J.
by Hobbs1951
9 Feb 2019, 5:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12247
Views: 298642

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

No one has to give any reason for disliking a non existent beer,. Fremlins stopped brewing more than forty years ago. Are you referring to the Whitbread take over when you assert Fremlins stopped brewing - because I was drinking Fremlin's beers (including Tusker) when I lived in Kent in the 1980s ?...
by Hobbs1951
9 Feb 2019, 3:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12247
Views: 298642

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

No one has to give any reason for disliking a non existent beer,. Fremlins stopped brewing more than forty years ago. Are you referring to the Whitbread take over when you assert Fremlins stopped brewing - because I was drinking Fremlin's beers (including Tusker) when I lived in Kent in the 1980s ?...
by Hobbs1951
9 Feb 2019, 2:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Your touring plans for 2019 - make me jealous?
Replies: 125
Views: 13238

Re: Your touring plans for 2019 - make me jealous?

Touring Catalonia in May, starting and finishing at friend's house near San Sadurni...some interesting sights to see - many of them World Heritage Sites. Three in Tarragona alone - Roman Aqueduct Roman Ampitheatre Miravet, the finest example of Romanesque military (Templar) architecture in the Weste...
by Hobbs1951
9 Feb 2019, 11:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12247
Views: 298642

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

Tour de France, you don't understand.

J.