'Berlin rocks,' says Elon Musk as he picks factory
13/11/2019 | news | business | 1,699
Elon Musk tells AutoExpress Brexit made the UK "too risky" for his first major European factory.
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Where would you locate a new factory in Europe. In a country that has full access to the EU or a country where there is no end to the uncertainty for years to come. Its a new brainer Nothing to do with politics or project fear just the reality of the stupid game being played by so called Brexiteers with there stupid name calling. I think I might punch the next person who calls me a remoaner. Removed
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49. Posted byswoopster25 "I think I might punch the next person who calls me a remoaner." ----------- Typical Remoaner threatening violence to justify their point.
"Berlin rocks!" - Elon Musk "Ich bin ein Berliner" - JFK So, another over bearing Yank in Europe. Berlin can have him!!! Removed
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100. Posted John "Berlin rocks!" - Elon Musk "Ich bin ein Berliner" - JFK "So, another over bearing Yank in Europe." He's South African. ..?
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100. John "So, another over bearing Yank in Europe. Berlin can have him!" ~ Perhaps if you were a recently graduated engineer looking to start their career in the automotive industry, you might not be so dismissive. Perhaps if you ran a sandwich shop, cleaning business or other supply chain manufacturer close to an existing UK Ford, Vauxhall or Nissan site, you might also be less hostile.
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100. John He's South African.
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100. John "Berlin rocks!" - Elon Musk "Ich bin ein Berliner" - JFK "So, another over bearing Yank in Europe." --------------- He's South African, you know, part of the Commonwealth. Oh, I forgot we don't want any of them over here either while the real overbearing Yanks will be quitely dismantling our NHS.......?
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After a decade of austerity hardly anyone can afford to buy his cars in the UK. No point in building them here.
@192 its not about peoples ability to buy the cars you moron! It's about creating jobs Removed
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This has literally nothing to do with brexit. Germany are good at making cars. Always have been, always will be. If we weren't leaving the EU Tesla would still have gone to germany. Utter morons you remainers. Cannot think for 2 seconds past mehhhh Brexit bad. Removed
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@284 This has literally nothing to do with brexit. Germany are good at making cars. ——- Britain is good at making cars too. Elon Musk himself has just said this is because of Brexit. Straight from the horses mouth. It doesn’t get much clearer than that, even in the Wetherspoons of Little England.
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Put your brexit rubbish to one side and think strategically for a second - electric and hybrid is the wrong technology - china has a stranglehold on the raw mats from Africa - the world will be beholden to china. The correct technology is Hydrogen - water is the waste product and the raw materials - all around the british coastline think strategically remoaners - blame is all you know
32. Posted by steve That genuinely might be the thickest thing I have ever read. I have my head in my hands; we are losing £billions and 10k's of jobs because of idiots like you. Just hurry up and get off so the rest of us can clean this mess up. Removed
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He’s a fat wee minging turd. Removed
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what a stupid comment 113. Someone who clearly doesn't understand how tariffs work and the consequential effects on sales. clearly someone who voted for brexit not understanding what it means. plonker. Removed
Berlin Rocks England besieged by morris dancing boomer gammon. Removed
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Who cares? I've ordered a new Great British Bentley to celebrate Brexit. No-one wants rubbish German cars, especially battery powered ones!
@828 Tony Who cares? I've ordered a new Great British Bentley to celebrate Brexit. No-one wants rubbish German cars, especially battery powered ones --- Erm, is that the same Bentley who are owned by VW? You know, that German car company......? That says it all about brexiteers, thick as pigs**t... Removed
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1022. Posted byStarskyon 6 minutes ago Sonnenbeschienene Hochländer ==== MONDLICHE NIEDERLÄNDER Removed
If German engineering is so good why is the new Berlin airport a catalogue of disasters and still not operational. There is a reason why the Formula 1 teams are based in England even Mercedes Benz in England - that is because the UK is at the cutting egde of technology - Elon Musk is an idiot. Removed
1144. Posted by Gavin on Just now - that is because the UK is at the cutting egde of technology - Elon Musk is an idiot. # Oh Gavin, you are funny. You should get out and have a look at the country around you. We're sinking mate and Nigel's ex friends are smashing the bottom of the boat with hammers. We stood still for 4 not 3 years, everyone else has speeded up. Removed
1144. Posted by Gavin that is because the UK is at the cutting egde of technology - Elon Musk is an idiot. --- Well, he's not is he? He's personally unpleasant for sure, but he's clearly not actually stupid. I'd go so far as to say he's somehow made billions of dollars by NOT being an idiot. Is that maybe billions of dollars more than you've made? (Though you are probably less unpleasant.) Removed
If German engineering is so good why is the new Berlin airport a catalogue of disasters and still not operational. There is a reason why the Formula 1 teams are based in England even Mercedes Benz in England - that is because the UK is at the cutting egde of technology - Elon Musk is an idiot. Removed
1144. Posted by Gavin on Just now - that is because the UK is at the cutting egde of technology - Elon Musk is an idiot. # Oh Gavin, you are funny. You should get out and have a look at the country around you. We're sinking mate and Nigel's ex friends are smashing the bottom of the boat with hammers. We stood still for 4 not 3 years, everyone else has speeded up. Removed
If German engineering is so good why is the new Berlin airport a catalogue of disasters and still not operational. There is a reason why the Formula 1 teams are based in England even Mercedes Benz in England - that is because the UK is at the cutting egde of technology - Elon Musk is an idiot. Removed
1144. Posted by Gavin that is because the UK is at the cutting egde of technology - Elon Musk is an idiot. --- Well, he's not is he? He's personally unpleasant for sure, but he's clearly not actually stupid. I'd go so far as to say he's somehow made billions of dollars by NOT being an idiot. Is that maybe billions of dollars more than you've made? (Though you are probably less unpleasant.) Removed
Elon Musk is an idiot he was born an idiot and will die an idiot . Do we really care if the Germans get a car plant , let's get on with our own lives in this country and show the world that we have a pair of balls to be proud of . And show the idiots in Europe that we can stand on our own two feet . We did before we joined the common market and we can still do when we leave this dictatorship . Removed
1183. Posted by Mr Moore Elon Musk is an idiot? Really? I bet he has accomplished more in his short lifetime, than any number of Brexiteers combined in the last 30 years. Removed
Elon Musk is an idiot he was born an idiot and will die an idiot . Do we really care if the Germans get a car plant , let's get on with our own lives in this country and show the world that we have a pair of balls to be proud of . And show the idiots in Europe that we can stand on our own two feet . We did before we joined the common market and we can still do when we leave this dictatorship . Removed
1183. Posted by Mr Moore Elon Musk is an idiot? Really? I bet he has accomplished more in his short lifetime, than any number of Brexiteers combined in the last 30 years. Removed
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1133. Dancer "Remainers constantly bang on about leavers & different types of brexit. Yet never acknowledge the different kinds of remain" ~ Do you think Musk asked the Germans whether they preferred EU reform, federalism, or maintaining the status quo? Or do you think he looked at access to the greatest single market on the planet with unrestricted borders and a huge potential customer base?
1194 G-Dog No I think he's an idiot & short sighted & so are his investors The twit that thought it a good idea to dump a 2ton car in space, as if there's not enough junk in orbit "Tesla has struggled with years of losses, fuelling investor doubts and casting a shadow over its shares in recent years. The firm has yet to turn an annual profit" EVs at best a stop gap, not a long term solution Removed
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1220. Dancer "I think he's an idiot & short sighted & so are his investors" ~ Regardless of what you think, he's decided to invest in Germany, not the UK, citing Brexit as a reason for not doing so. He will create skilled, well-paid German jobs, and an EV supply chain will grow around it providing further employment in the locality. The UK has missed out. Brexit has made us uncompetitive.
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To identify the optimum location for his new plant, Mr. Musk perhaps researched the comments section of any Brexit focused BBC article and no doubt observed that 52% of the potential workforce were ignorant poorly educated xenophobes. Removed
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By voting Brexit, English nationalists have told non-European manufacturers that we are no longer the gateway to Europe. Shame really, I suppose it felt like a little harmless xenophobia at the time Removed
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Berlin does rock, just ask Bowie and Iggy Pop from their nightclubbing era. Musk is a big pothead so his decision was probably based more on where he can have a smoke and not get stabbed by an immigrant than which location made more sense financially. Removed