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    The tories kill another British industry.

    Chancellor, George Osborne concluded his budget announcement earlier this year (23 March) with the manufacturing mantra: "We want the words 'Made in Britain', 'Created in Britain', 'Designed in Britain', 'Invented in Britain' to drive our nation forward. A Britain carried aloft by the march of the makers. That is how we will create jobs and support families,"
    Good on you, George, that's the spirit. Oh, hold on...

    Bombardier UK has today (5 July) announced over 1000 redundancies, which will include both permanent and agency staff at its train manufacturing site in Derby. The cuts are a direct result of the coalition government's decision, made on 16 June to award a contract to build 1,200 new carriages for the Thameslink route to a consortium led by Siemens, where the vast majority of the manufacturing work will be done in Germany.

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    Crewe Railway Heritage Centre - Steam Engine History in Cheshire - Locomotive Spotting and Miniature Train Rides


    Britain is fast becoming a museum for people to see a country that used to be great.

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    I gotta side with Siemens on this one, the UK rail network needs upgrading properly, that means that its better to keep Bombardier out of it.

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    ^Agreed. But they are only building the carriages...

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    The British workforce is certainly capable of doing the job, it's the donkeys in management that let us down when compared to countries like Germany.

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    At least the labour government made the immis go to pommieland for the work, the tory toffs are sendin it out there for em

    Sign on in newcastle then go work in germanay for a fortnight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thormaturge View Post
    Crewe Railway Heritage Centre - Steam Engine History in Cheshire - Locomotive Spotting and Miniature Train Rides


    Britain is fast becoming a museum for people to see a country that used to be great.

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    It's STILL great as far as I'm concerned. Those who don't like it have no end of choices for places to live. Feck 'em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thormaturge View Post
    Crewe Railway Heritage Centre - Steam Engine History in Cheshire - Locomotive Spotting and Miniature Train Rides


    Britain is fast becoming a museum for people to see a country that used to be great.

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    It's a theme park, England-land.

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    England is a nice tourist destination, like a zoo, and you got to see the natives, pass out drunk or fighting violently

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    Good on you, George, that's the spirit. Oh, hold on...
    The Librals are saying ..........

    The labour party, in power for the past ....... years took the British out of the EU? ...............
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    Maybe they can start to employ people in call centre s. that are present in India. No that won't work they need people who speak English good like what I dos.

    Maybe people in Darby voted Labour? Another 1000 lives buggered up. if Britain keeps exporting jobs like this, has no one figured out that people won't have the cash to travel on the new trains.

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    Just to be a little more fair and balanced, someone should stand up for the Brits.

    It's fashion to say the Brits are fucked. This is easy to say, rolls off the tongue naturally. Well it just isn't true. Brits don't get fucked much. There are a plethora of well-known reasons for this. If you don't know what these are you are a moron.

    Are you a moron? No. So I don't have to explain. Good.

    Great Brittain. What can one say but, Great Brittain.

    They have lost their jobs and things have become slightly tight there. Not the chicks you understand. But I tell ya what, I don't agree they're fucked. You canny keep a good man down.

    When the squeeze is on, they will rise, and wander down to the pub.


    There's hope yet for the Brit. What sort of hope and hope for what I have no idea, but hope nonetheless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailing into trouble
    Maybe they can start to employ people in call centre s.
    There has been a series on the BBC recently regarding what Britain actually makes these days. It was reported that the container ships arrive with hundreds of "full" containers of imported goods but leave with 3/4 empty.

    It seems "Britain" has moved up the food chain, supposedly.

    The examples shown were a bespoke bicycle which sells for £150, a McLaren super car - £200,000. The service industry, the Banks, have been found to actually cost the country money as opposed to creaming £billions.

    The call centres were shown to be losing out to the "bottom feeders". The example was Gateshead, a city just to the south of Newcastle in the North East. Once known throughout the world as a shipbuilding city it is now full of "industrial" estates packed with people selling mobile phone "super deals" to people who cannot afford their heating bills.

    One bright spark was a company called INMARSAT. They seem to have a couple of satellites used for telecommunications. The company earns billions for its shareholders and is run from an office in London by a couple of hundred staff.

    Another example was the British Universities. They seem to have world renowned lecturers and attract students from all over the world. Unfortunately the British people are losing out in terms of access, as the "foreign" students pay much higher fees and thus are "preferred" to the "British" students.
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    the UK does have the advantage that it is self-sufficient in food thanks to WWII and an efficient agriculture industry. It is also self-sufficient, or close to it, in energy, thanks to oil.

    Give him another couple of years and I am sure David Cameron will find a way of dealing with those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyFree
    Are you a moron?
    No but you ARE!

    You can't even spell it!

    What a prick you really are!

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    [/quote]

    There has been a series on the BBC recently regarding what Britain actually makes these days. It was reported that the container ships arrive with hundreds of "full" containers of imported goods but leave with 3/4 empty.[/quote]
    i thought that was a brilliant series, well worth a watch.
    One thing that struck me was the high quality of management in these examples I think that's in the main, the problem with the UK.
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    Britain is doing comparatively OK in international terms in that manufacturing/engineering accounts for between 16% - 20% of GDP. This compares favourably with many other countries and simply represents the shift from the Old World to the East.

    That's the way it is and so what's the point of this silly nostalgia for a time when Britain was great and the largest manufacturer of niblicks in the world?

    British folk should just accept the fact that a rather significant proportion of the lower end are quite redundant. If they had any sense they would migrate but in truth who on earth would employ them? Anyway, it's probably quite unrealistic to expect anything of them. Take the Welsh for instance, silly buggers can't move from one valley to another without counselling yet they whinge and whine about unemployment, ignoring the fact that 120 miles down the road Swindon has practically zero unemployment and is reliant on international migrant labour.

    Nothing wrong with Britain that a decent culling of the untermensch wouldn't cure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bold Rodney View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FlyFree
    Are you a moron?
    No but you ARE!

    You can't even spell it!

    What a prick you really are!
    Any chance of you dying soon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thormaturge
    the UK does have the advantage that it is self-sufficient in food thanks to WWII and an efficient agriculture industry. It is also self-sufficient, or close to it, in energy, thanks to oil.
    Are you sure about this?
    I thought Britian has for 150 years been a net importer of food? Also that much of GB Oil is now Russian as NS reserves are running thin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan
    There has been a series on the BBC recently regarding what Britain actually makes these days. It was reported that the container ships arrive with hundreds of "full" containers of imported goods but leave with 3/4 empty.
    i thought that was a brilliant series, well worth a watch. One thing that struck me was the high quality of management in these examples I think that's in the main, the problem with the UK.[/QUOTE]

    Agree with you and many specialised manufacturing industries exist in the UK but find it difficult to compete with Asia for obvious reasons.

    Britain became a service industry many years ago and both Labour and Conservatives made mistakes with Britains economy.

    Simply put...when you pay hundreds of thousands of people money to buy and sell money, stocks and commodities not to mention high risk derivatives underpinned by ever changing variables common sense should tell us that its only a matter of time before disaster strikes.

    Free market economy = greed = corruption = politics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thormaturge View Post
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    the UK does have the advantage that it is self-sufficient in food thanks to WWII and an efficient agriculture industry. It is also self-sufficient, or close to it, in energy, thanks to oil.

    Give him another couple of years and I am sure David Cameron will find a way of dealing with those.
    Self sufficient in food? First I've heard of it. Self sufficient in energy? Mmmm somebody better tell those power companies importing gas, LPG and electricity from the French nuclear network they can stop.

    Britain actually imports about 42% of its food and is currently experiencing the worst rate of home grown produce since the late 60s.

    I rather think Thormaturge is suffering from the strain of the Thaksin threads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegent
    Any chance of you dying soon?
    Not sure how about you?


    I've told you before don't take thing's to heart, chuill out "old boy" my post wasn't directed to to you or at you but I assume as usual someone's upset you today?

    Why so bitter and twisted? Relax ann enjoy your life in your village hut, turn on the air if you have it? You'll feel better when you cool down a little!
    p.s. I note you're still posting your usual empty arrogant drivel!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegent
    Self sufficient in food? First I've heard of it. Self sufficient in energy? Mmmm somebody better tell those power companies importing gas, LPG and electricity from the French nuclear network they can stop.

    Britain actually imports about 42% of its food and is currently experiencing the worst rate of home grown produce since the late 60s.
    Thanks Gent. Saved me looking that up:-) Thought the lad was a little out with his stats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Chancellor, George Osborne concluded his budget announcement earlier this year (23 March) with the manufacturing mantra: "We want the words 'Made in Britain', 'Created in Britain', 'Designed in Britain', 'Invented in Britain' to drive our nation forward. A Britain carried aloft by the march of the makers. That is how we will create jobs and support families,"
    Good on you, George, that's the spirit. Oh, hold on...

    Bombardier UK has today (5 July) announced over 1000 redundancies, which will include both permanent and agency staff at its train manufacturing site in Derby. The cuts are a direct result of the coalition government's decision, made on 16 June to award a contract to build 1,200 new carriages for the Thameslink route to a consortium led by Siemens, where the vast majority of the manufacturing work will be done in Germany.
    Brits are wankers

    Can't make crap unless it is in their pants

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorenzo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Chancellor, George Osborne concluded his budget announcement earlier this year (23 March) with the manufacturing mantra: "We want the words 'Made in Britain', 'Created in Britain', 'Designed in Britain', 'Invented in Britain' to drive our nation forward. A Britain carried aloft by the march of the makers. That is how we will create jobs and support families,"
    Good on you, George, that's the spirit. Oh, hold on...

    Bombardier UK has today (5 July) announced over 1000 redundancies, which will include both permanent and agency staff at its train manufacturing site in Derby. The cuts are a direct result of the coalition government's decision, made on 16 June to award a contract to build 1,200 new carriages for the Thameslink route to a consortium led by Siemens, where the vast majority of the manufacturing work will be done in Germany.
    Brits are wankers

    Can't make crap unless it is in their pants
    Rtaher think someone better tell the Europeans, then. They think British workmanship is so crap that they import 60% of what we produce in the sector.

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