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  1. I agree, see my post that makes just that point. Just don't tell anyone we agree.
  2. If only you'd take your own advice.
  3. The BMWs, Mercs and Audis imported into the UK tend to be, for business users at least, the higher spec ones which also tend to be the higher margin ones. Therd is plenty of ways that these companies can absorb any tariffs and current exchange rate disadvantages...not least by cutting the specs. Need to bring some context to thd view that Nissan etc just assemble cars. The Qashqai was design and engineered at Nisssn Cranfield. Body pressings are made at the Nissan press shop in Sunderland. The batteries for the Leaf are made on site in Sunderland. JLR have a huge new engine plant in Wolverhampton. Nissan, Honda, Toyota, JLR have made huge investments here and are now wetting about getting the RoI. Not surprising if investment is not maintained at the previous high levels.
  4. Because that's what people want.
  5. " or that person an idiot." Yes it does. You didn't see it. In any case, Spain isn't going to stand by and see part of its market for tomatoes disappear. Do you know what if any tariffs eh EU imposes of fruit and veg from South Africa, Israel, Kenya, Morocco and other non-EU countries.
  6. It's a shame that we can only like a post once, not 1,000,000,000, 000 times. it's even worse round here owing to the lack of manual dexterity and increasingly declining eyesight amongst a significant number of elderly female shoppers.
  7. on the Victoria Derbyshire panel discussion now, a Remainer ( Lib dem or Labour, not that I mean I'm not sure not him) challenged the assertion that the economy was doing well at present by saying "tell that to the restaurants that are having to pay 20% more for Chorizo."
  8. Generally, people will leave out the factors that invalidate or weaken their case, which is why the issue of financing of car possession , residual values as a factor in leasing, variations in aquisition taxation rates inside and outside the EU, ( vat, sales tax etc), different tax treatments of leasing of company cars in different EU and non EU countries , brand loyalty et is largely ignored by the Jeremiahs.
  9. It's likely that this guy will be Trump's US Ambassador to the UK. he owns the NY Jets. As I understand it, he is part of the push for a London NFL franchise and is pouring millions into the effort to get one. A former colleague tells me her husband has attended somewhat lavish events in support of this at prestige London locations. These guts mean business and no matter who is is in charge of the RFL, if the NFL vision turns into reality, the media coverage will swamp our efforts. Sure it's not relevant to Cas V Wakefield or Wigan V Saints but in the quest for more followers and for expansion,the competition will only get tougher..and in my view, it will make no difference who is in charge of our game. The British government wants it, Tottenham are building their new stadium to accommodate it, but do NFL fans in the UK actually want a franchise based on these shores? The NFL's International Series is now into its 10th year, with the Jacksonville Jaguars' narrow victory over the Indianapolis Colts providing the first of three rounds of entertainment for football fans in London. A huge attendance of 83,764 and queues of over an hour for the merchandise tent on Sunday suggest the Wembley faithful is hungry for the NFL, and figures within the league are understood to be keen one day to place a first overseas franchise in Britain.
  10. Who do you think you are coming on here asking questions like that? You will unleash upon yourself the approbation of the EU right or wrong brigade! ( joking of course. Bringing some much needed balance is good to see)
  11. Well, he cetainly should be proud of what he has achieved with you lot. Ring a bell and there you are with your conditioned response, where in fact what I did was read the article, look at the authors background, make some comments and ask a question or so.
  12. Germany exports more to us than it imports by £27,000,000,000. I'm sure German business will be happy to continue that even with a tariff barrier. The article is long on attempted ridicule and short on analytic content. It was, as far as can be understood from the article, two Brexiters on a unofficial visit Nor does seem to say what organisation they were presenting to, nor who was in the audience.
  13. Less than 8% of employees in France belong to a trade union, a figure that has collapsed from a high of about 30% in the 1950s. The figure today is below that in Britain (26%), Germany (18%) and even America (11%). In the French private sector, the rate is lower still: just 5%, next to 14% among civil servants. However, in France, what little unionisation there is in key industries of transport and energy, so they regularly hold the people to ransom and the government always gives in.