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  1. Yellow Fever

    Norwich vs Bournemouth match thread

    Very pleased with the win but you can see why we are where we are. Couldn't put the game to bed.
  2. Yellow Fever

    The Brexit Thread

    Bell ends have lost their clappers.
  3. Yellow Fever

    The Brexit Thread

    If you're talking about the bong's - it's all a little too easy to have some fun! 'For whom the bell tolls etc.' As to Brexit - well I guess the Brexiters like you will now have to just roll with the economic punches or take them on the chin. I doubt there will be much sympathy. Meanwhile those of us left in the real world will get on making the best of it as always. How much have you exported today (apart from BS that is)?
  4. Yellow Fever

    The Brexit Thread

    Actually it will be quite fitting a funeral bell....bonging slowly....
  5. Yellow Fever

    The Brexit Thread

    I am still amused by the arguments on here. The future of all these large businesses is being decided in board rooms in Japan, Europe, India and the USA usually by non-British directors. They don't care one jot for Johnson's 'stirring' or Brexity jingo words to the local Brexity Brits - that's just local small scale politics (the mushroom treatment - keep them in the dark and pour on BS). All that matters is the the bottom line and what makes commercial sense. The die is now cast. The consequences are no longer in your hands.
  6. Yellow Fever

    The Brexit Thread

    Can I ask the obvious question then? If we have no FTA with Japan as seems likely very quickly - why would Honda close the UK? Could it possibly be that outside the EU it's supplying a small mature market with likely high tariff barriers to elsewhere hence makes no sense? I will give you a bit of insight into the mindset of people who have closed sites. Nobody does it lightly - its very very expensive on the bottom line (let alone all that political grief) so usually you err on the side of 'milking' with minimal or only essential investment in non-loss making sites to keep them going where you aren't sure about their strategic future (yes it might be the odd £100M) for the business overall. I suspect that Honda couldn't see much future in Swindon and with Brexit and the challenges to the car market generally forced a strategic review. The axe fell. They don't have a Brexit problem anymore! No doubt other car companies are going through similar machinations and I fear with similar results. Is the site strategic? Is it profitable? How will Brexit affect it? What investment does it need to remain profitable in a rapidly changing world? Can we rationalise? Keep the faith !
  7. Yellow Fever

    The Brexit Thread

    I repeat. "Kind of reminds of the climate deniers too - cherry pick every helpful fact - but excuses and head in the sand for the bulk of the evidence (rate change -0.25% BoE expected) - but just can't (or won't) accept the bigger picture."
  8. Yellow Fever

    The Brexit Thread

    Since this is a football thread a football analogy I think is useful. For Swindon - the loss of Honda and all those jobs is a bit like being 6 : 0 down at half time. You get a consolation goal back scored by your striker (who's already linked in transfer talks in the Netherlands - Mini) and so with 20 minutes left it's 6:1. Will we let in another three before full time ? They've just brought on their 'A' team with instructions to 'fill their boots' it seems! Now as a Canary I always hope for miracles - I have the 'faith' - after all it's a game but sadly it's real life in Swindon. Kind of reminds of the climate deniers too - cherry pick every helpful fact - but excuses and head in the sand for the bulk of the evidence (rate change -0.25% BoE expected) - but just can't (or won't) accept the bigger picture.
  9. Yellow Fever

    The Brexit Thread

    Try this then Chickens home to roost https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2020/01/14/fears-grow-vauxhalls-uk-car-plant-work-shifted-germany/
  10. Yellow Fever

    The Brexit Thread

    I thought it was scrapped (in Spain) in 2013. It was beyond its useful life.
  11. Yellow Fever

    The Brexit Thread

    Exactly - Johnson in desperation agreed to what May no less said no British PM could ever agree to - a 'customs' border down the Irish Sea. Jeez. I suppose it takes one to know one!
  12. Yellow Fever

    The Brexit Thread

    I thought SC wanted WTO - he 'liked ' Moy's WTO comments. Truth is I suspect neither know what they mean, want or even understand.
  13. Yellow Fever

    The Brexit Thread

    Silly question. The City wins everytime. There is however a lot of nonsense spoken about fishing (yes many a fisherman's tale and not only about the one that got away). I wouldn't claim to be as current as Shrimper but historically you could say Whelker to our family! Johnson will have to start making really difficult compromises soon. No cake and eat it.
  14. Yellow Fever

    The Brexit Thread

    Oh Dear. S Oh Dear. Easily led are some. Nothing has materially changed except that Airbus don't think it's worth making any more (public) warnings. That and Boeing are having a horrible time! Get 'frictionless trade' and they would be delighted to stay and expand. Make it more difficult to do their business here - well like all business we'll make a determination at the time. Some people are easily pleased it seems.
  15. Yellow Fever

    The Brexit Thread

    Do get your facts right! It's inept comments like this that gave Brexiters the bad name for factual inaccuracy. Go look up the facts yourself (and then for fun compare with our own government audits - benefit fraud, wrong handouts (agriculture) and similar. That's probably a bit too much like hard work for some.
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