Jump to content

Beyond Brexit - A new dawn? A leap of faith?


Aussie Rules
 Share

Recommended Posts

17 hours ago, ginge said:

Economic growth was poor in months before the lockdown too.

Seems the doom and gloom experts were right. 

20200514_085100.jpg

December was when China (apparently) discovered the CoronaVirus - Their econmy suffered first and had a knock on effect over the world, mid to late January was when it started being reported that the global markets were suffering and likely to suffer more.

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/23/world/asia/wuhan-coronavirus-china-economy.html

https://www.dw.com/en/chinas-coronavirus-epidemic-threatens-global-economy/a-52205088

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/jan/28/global-firms-halt-china-travel-as-coronavirus-spooks-markets

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/23/chinas-coronavirus-will-be-a-negative-for-some-markets-until-it-stops.html

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51239745

 

Fair play if any of the brexit doom and gloomers predicted a global pandemic, but I don't think they did.

 

In reality, It's nothing to do with brexit is it?

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
On 13/05/2020 at 19:53, valiant said:

It’s very disappointing that the EU allow China to censor and edit EU documents so they become more positive towards China.

How can China have that kind of power over the EU ? 
 

also how many times have China done this in the past. Could be 1000s for all we know. 

It's even more disappointing to hear that the Wuhan virus laboratory was signed off by Michel Barnier in 2004 despite French intelligence warnings?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

23 hours ago, For Us All said:

 

Nissan have confirmed that it will move its European headquarters to Sunderland as part of its transformation plan.

Unfortunately,the Barcelona plant will now close with the loss of 3,000 jobs..

Wonder how that happened FUA.

 

Wasn't nissan one of the crowning jewels of the argument that we would all lose our jobs if we dared to vote for brexit?

 

Not related to Nissan but I think Covid will expedite the process of big businesses realising how screwed the Eurozone is financially. (And the EU as a knock on effect to that)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What's the point in the EU if they aren't going to stand up to China?

 

https://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-hong-kong-law-drives-wedge-between-eu-western-allies-11590777632

 

I thought that was one of the biggest reasons to remain? To be part of a global force being able to compete with the likes of China and the US, not to bend over backwards to avoid calling them out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On 29/05/2020 at 11:39, Regal Beagle said:

Wonder how that happened FUA.

 

Wasn't nissan one of the crowning jewels of the argument that we would all lose our jobs if we dared to vote for brexit?

 

Not related to Nissan but I think Covid will expedite the process of big businesses realising how screwed the Eurozone is financially. (And the EU as a knock on effect to that)

Nissan have also said that a No deal Brexit could mean the end for the Sunderland plant..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

7 minutes ago, tommytunstall said:

Nissan have also said that a No deal Brexit could mean the end for the Sunderland plant..

The tariff on imports of Japanese cars was 10% until Japan agreed a deal with the EU to reduce the tariff to 0% over 10 years. Thus the  economics of manufacturing in Europe will decline,  better to manufacture in Japan with jobs  for their own people.  JIT in one country will be a further advantage.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is Regal Beagle, delivering the good news that Nissan Sunderland wasn't closed and Barca was, and the bad news that if we leave the EU as we intend to do, it won't survive:

 

 

Edited by Joe B
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The bad news is... if Brexit happens without a trade deal, the Nissan Factory will probably go bump, and some of you will lose your jobs

I know, I know... gutting. You didn't see me in there with Barnier.

On a more positive note... The Barca branch is closed, and Nissan Sunderland won't be closed in the immediate future! So you know, every cloud.

You're still thinking about the bad news, aren't you?

Edited by Joe B

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A No Deal Brexit would destroy Nissan and in all probability car manufacturing as a whole in the UK. 

No company can have any long term sustainability here if it has to put an extra 10% on its products.

The government must be frightened to death. On top of the economic problems ahead - in part caused by it's inept handling of this crisis - it now faces a more serious long term problem brought about by its own economic stupidity.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Reporting Posts and Ignoring Users

    Admin don't read everything. Don't assume we'll spot rule breaking. Please report posts and we'll act on ASAP. If you're logged in use the orange report post button. If you're not logged in, please use the contact form

    If you can't get on with another user you can "ignore" them. Follow the link, type in their username and save - Click here

    Check with admin if you wish to sell/auction any items. We're happy to support good causes but check first - Contact us here

  • Friends of OVF




×
×
  • Create New...