Honda to resume UK output after problems at ports
13/12/2020 | news | business | 58
The Japanese carmaker says it will restart production on Monday after it struggled to import components.
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14/12/2020 10:14:45 14 11
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Honda will only expand in the UK & make electric cars if there is a trade agreement. if they are penalised by any JIT delivery problems and if there is a 10% WTO levy then why would any car assembly plant stay in the UK? I really do feel for car workers throughout the UK that voted to make themselves redundant. They also made thousands in the City of London have to move to Europe. It's Turkey time
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14/12/2020 10:27:35 7 3
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Are they "oven ready" turkeys?
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14/12/2020 10:34:38 4 1
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Honda are closing down in the UK completely in a year's time. Announced a long time ago.
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14/12/2020 11:07:45 3 2
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I guess there will be government encouragement for the skilled workforce to re-train as healthcare workers or ballerinas.
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14/12/2020 12:26:40 0 0
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Honda are leaving the UK next year. What do you mean?
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14/12/2020 13:36:56 1 4
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Honda announced it was pulling out of Swindon when Japan signed an FTA with the EU. The Civic will be built in Japan and imported into the EU tariff-free.

Most of the major banks and investment companies based in the UK have actually increased their UK staff since 2016, so your claim that thousands have moved to Europe is wrong.

Typical Remainer nonsense and mistruths.
Where have all the comments disappeared to......
To much reality for gammons to cope with maybe....
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14/12/2020 10:14:45 14 11
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Honda will only expand in the UK & make electric cars if there is a trade agreement. if they are penalised by any JIT delivery problems and if there is a 10% WTO levy then why would any car assembly plant stay in the UK? I really do feel for car workers throughout the UK that voted to make themselves redundant. They also made thousands in the City of London have to move to Europe. It's Turkey time
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14/12/2020 10:27:35 7 3
bbc
Are they "oven ready" turkeys?
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14/12/2020 12:07:32 2 2
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Those are the ones who voted for Brexit when their jobs depend to a large extent on free trade with the EU.
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14/12/2020 10:33:39 5 6
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this is one of the ossues surrounding covid and stockpiling by comapanies and theres no guarantee this will not continue after transition ends,but reality is no deal is on the way and hinda and co will need to adjust accordingly,even going on a 3 day week would be a benefit to employees but total closure of any car plant would be devastating,boris wont help but he will send in the job center/
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14/12/2020 11:52:34 5 2
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It seems to have escaped you that Honda is leaving anyway, so devastation is well on the way.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/motors/10962873/honda-confirms-swindon-factory-close-july/
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14/12/2020 10:14:45 14 11
bbc
Honda will only expand in the UK & make electric cars if there is a trade agreement. if they are penalised by any JIT delivery problems and if there is a 10% WTO levy then why would any car assembly plant stay in the UK? I really do feel for car workers throughout the UK that voted to make themselves redundant. They also made thousands in the City of London have to move to Europe. It's Turkey time
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14/12/2020 10:34:38 4 1
bbc
Honda are closing down in the UK completely in a year's time. Announced a long time ago.
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14/12/2020 10:53:10 5 1
bbc
Any foreign car manufacturer will move to the EU. It's going to cost Billions to change production lines to make electric cars. Why would BMW invest in Oxford instead of any country within the EU. Similarly Nissan in Sunderland, JLR in and around Coventry etc. The tragedy is that many of these workers voted for Brexit. I'm OK and doing my best for my staff but it really is madness.
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14/12/2020 10:34:38 4 1
bbc
Honda are closing down in the UK completely in a year's time. Announced a long time ago.
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14/12/2020 10:53:10 5 1
bbc
Any foreign car manufacturer will move to the EU. It's going to cost Billions to change production lines to make electric cars. Why would BMW invest in Oxford instead of any country within the EU. Similarly Nissan in Sunderland, JLR in and around Coventry etc. The tragedy is that many of these workers voted for Brexit. I'm OK and doing my best for my staff but it really is madness.
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14/12/2020 13:44:57 2 3
bbc
41% of the cars built in the UK are exported to the EU, with 59% being sold in the UK and exported non-EU countries. So more non-EU than EU.

Honda is moving production to Japan, not another EU country.

BMW has committed to build the electric Mini in Oxford.

Nissan has committed to building the new Quashquai and Juke in Sunderland.
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14/12/2020 10:53:28 14 19
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110,000 cars made at Honda Swindon last year. But, thanks to Brexit’s very existence forcing Honda abroad, none will be produced in a year’s time. Thank you for decimating our economy Brexitears
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14/12/2020 13:32:19 13 5
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Honda announced it was moving production back to Japan last year after signing an FTA with the EU.

Nothing to do with Brexit.
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14/12/2020 16:07:31 0 1
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You should look at the real issues in the real economy then re post.

Tariff's if applied can and would be reciprocated, and in my view should not stop sales of product, unless the tariff's are over the top!

What you may want to look at is the big picture, look at the German & Japanese Car plants, they are geared up to produce with much more Automation meaning less wages to pay. Cont...
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14/12/2020 16:12:48 0 1
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You also need to look at actual wages in other countries, but especially Japan and Asia, they are way lower than here, now I'm a business man, and when I see the UK wage increasing every year like ours is and I had access to workers where manual labour is required, there is no way I would stay in Britain, our wages are £8.72 Japan is around £6.40 for skilled workers, china even cheaper.
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15/12/2020 20:14:02 0 0
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yawn.
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14/12/2020 10:14:45 14 11
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Honda will only expand in the UK & make electric cars if there is a trade agreement. if they are penalised by any JIT delivery problems and if there is a 10% WTO levy then why would any car assembly plant stay in the UK? I really do feel for car workers throughout the UK that voted to make themselves redundant. They also made thousands in the City of London have to move to Europe. It's Turkey time
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14/12/2020 11:07:45 3 2
bbc
I guess there will be government encouragement for the skilled workforce to re-train as healthcare workers or ballerinas.
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14/12/2020 11:25:06 13 6
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They are getting going again, but sadly only for a short while before they leave for good. Probably the first of many car companies to do so. The impact on the wider area around Swindon will be enormous.
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14/12/2020 11:22:28 9 9
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How odd.....I thought the world had ground to halt because of Brexit last week, seems it was just a temporary blip.
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14/12/2020 11:29:56 9 6
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"Ikea has apologised to customers after facing stock shortages due to the current congestion at UK ports"

There's going to be a lot more of this. Presumably the government will continue to leave it to businesses to do the apologising.
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14/12/2020 12:27:05 6 4
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Seems Ikea needs to stock more things instead of making so many road journeys ...
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Pip
14/12/2020 14:45:22 0 0
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Would you expect anything less.......?
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14/12/2020 11:38:01 2 3
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Stock shortages ?
Management need to remember the 6 'P's and act accordingly....
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14/12/2020 10:33:39 5 6
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this is one of the ossues surrounding covid and stockpiling by comapanies and theres no guarantee this will not continue after transition ends,but reality is no deal is on the way and hinda and co will need to adjust accordingly,even going on a 3 day week would be a benefit to employees but total closure of any car plant would be devastating,boris wont help but he will send in the job center/
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14/12/2020 11:52:34 5 2
bbc
It seems to have escaped you that Honda is leaving anyway, so devastation is well on the way.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/motors/10962873/honda-confirms-swindon-factory-close-july/
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14/12/2020 10:27:35 7 3
bbc
Are they "oven ready" turkeys?
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14/12/2020 12:07:32 2 2
bbc
Those are the ones who voted for Brexit when their jobs depend to a large extent on free trade with the EU.
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14/12/2020 10:14:45 14 11
bbc
Honda will only expand in the UK & make electric cars if there is a trade agreement. if they are penalised by any JIT delivery problems and if there is a 10% WTO levy then why would any car assembly plant stay in the UK? I really do feel for car workers throughout the UK that voted to make themselves redundant. They also made thousands in the City of London have to move to Europe. It's Turkey time
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14/12/2020 12:26:40 0 0
bbc
Honda are leaving the UK next year. What do you mean?
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14/12/2020 11:29:56 9 6
bbc
"Ikea has apologised to customers after facing stock shortages due to the current congestion at UK ports"

There's going to be a lot more of this. Presumably the government will continue to leave it to businesses to do the apologising.
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14/12/2020 12:27:05 6 4
bbc
Seems Ikea needs to stock more things instead of making so many road journeys ...
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14/12/2020 12:29:18 6 6
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Just imagine your supermarket not stocking anything in anticipation but only importing it when it makes a sale ... Ikea does that and by saving all that storage they make it up with road congestion and air pollution with all those extra trucks on the road.

Total lunacy ... and very bad for the planet and peoples health
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14/12/2020 15:49:04 4 0
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The trucks have to arrive with the goods anyway so it's the same either way. They save on the warehousing costs which would also be a burden on the environment.
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14/12/2020 12:34:50 12 12
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Honda as reported is closing - so why is this news-worthy. I’m thinking it’s the BBC simply stirring the ..it and winding up all the usual doom and gloom merchants.

Have you ever been stuck behind a Honda Jazz on a Sunday? Their exit from the UK will ease traffic flow massively.
My secretary has a Honda Jazz, wouldn’t mind getting stuck behind her on a Saturday night! Removed
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14/12/2020 10:53:28 14 19
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110,000 cars made at Honda Swindon last year. But, thanks to Brexit’s very existence forcing Honda abroad, none will be produced in a year’s time. Thank you for decimating our economy Brexitears
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14/12/2020 13:32:19 13 5
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Honda announced it was moving production back to Japan last year after signing an FTA with the EU.

Nothing to do with Brexit.
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14/12/2020 10:14:45 14 11
bbc
Honda will only expand in the UK & make electric cars if there is a trade agreement. if they are penalised by any JIT delivery problems and if there is a 10% WTO levy then why would any car assembly plant stay in the UK? I really do feel for car workers throughout the UK that voted to make themselves redundant. They also made thousands in the City of London have to move to Europe. It's Turkey time
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14/12/2020 13:36:56 1 4
bbc
Honda announced it was pulling out of Swindon when Japan signed an FTA with the EU. The Civic will be built in Japan and imported into the EU tariff-free.

Most of the major banks and investment companies based in the UK have actually increased their UK staff since 2016, so your claim that thousands have moved to Europe is wrong.

Typical Remainer nonsense and mistruths.
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Pip
14/12/2020 14:49:41 3 0
bbc
Talking of nonsense and mistruths, you believed the bus, we didn't........?
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14/12/2020 13:39:29 6 10
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3,500 Honda jobs going in Swindon - 7,000 Nissan jobs under threat in Sunderland. As Sunderland voted so heavily for Brexit one can only presume that the Turkey sales are up in Sunderland.
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14/12/2020 10:53:10 5 1
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Any foreign car manufacturer will move to the EU. It's going to cost Billions to change production lines to make electric cars. Why would BMW invest in Oxford instead of any country within the EU. Similarly Nissan in Sunderland, JLR in and around Coventry etc. The tragedy is that many of these workers voted for Brexit. I'm OK and doing my best for my staff but it really is madness.
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14/12/2020 13:44:57 2 3
bbc
41% of the cars built in the UK are exported to the EU, with 59% being sold in the UK and exported non-EU countries. So more non-EU than EU.

Honda is moving production to Japan, not another EU country.

BMW has committed to build the electric Mini in Oxford.

Nissan has committed to building the new Quashquai and Juke in Sunderland.
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14/12/2020 14:51:47 2 0
bbc
Those were politically expediant comments made at a particular time. If you believe BMW and Nissan will actually do these things now the disadvantages of doing so are evident to all you must be a sandwich short of a picnic.
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14/12/2020 13:54:25 2 3
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Exporting their cars is the only way to sell them. They might as well join them, won’t be missed.
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Pip
14/12/2020 14:42:53 3 1
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There jobs will be sorely missed.........?
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14/12/2020 13:54:25 2 3
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Exporting their cars is the only way to sell them. They might as well join them, won’t be missed.
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Pip
14/12/2020 14:42:53 3 1
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There jobs will be sorely missed.........?
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14/12/2020 11:29:56 9 6
bbc
"Ikea has apologised to customers after facing stock shortages due to the current congestion at UK ports"

There's going to be a lot more of this. Presumably the government will continue to leave it to businesses to do the apologising.
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Pip
14/12/2020 14:45:22 0 0
bbc
Would you expect anything less.......?
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14/12/2020 13:36:56 1 4
bbc
Honda announced it was pulling out of Swindon when Japan signed an FTA with the EU. The Civic will be built in Japan and imported into the EU tariff-free.

Most of the major banks and investment companies based in the UK have actually increased their UK staff since 2016, so your claim that thousands have moved to Europe is wrong.

Typical Remainer nonsense and mistruths.
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Pip
14/12/2020 14:49:41 3 0
bbc
Talking of nonsense and mistruths, you believed the bus, we didn't........?
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14/12/2020 13:44:57 2 3
bbc
41% of the cars built in the UK are exported to the EU, with 59% being sold in the UK and exported non-EU countries. So more non-EU than EU.

Honda is moving production to Japan, not another EU country.

BMW has committed to build the electric Mini in Oxford.

Nissan has committed to building the new Quashquai and Juke in Sunderland.
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14/12/2020 14:51:47 2 0
bbc
Those were politically expediant comments made at a particular time. If you believe BMW and Nissan will actually do these things now the disadvantages of doing so are evident to all you must be a sandwich short of a picnic.
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14/12/2020 15:01:05 6 1
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If you wanna be fair to Flair - Honda are the greatest car company in the world.
I've had my fair share of S2000, Legend, Jazz, Civic VTi and NSX
With all those cars I've never ever had a single fault.
OK they were all Japanese built and the range is not what is was, but never doubt a Honda.
Ya know what I mean ?
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14/12/2020 15:03:30 1 3
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Yes my wife has boring Honda cars too!
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14/12/2020 15:02:27 1 2
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Honda sold the then new BL management team down the river by suggesting a partnership, after months finding out what was worth having in BL pulled out forcing BL to collapse. Surprise, surprise, Honda cherry picked the assets and set up their UK business designed primarily to sell into the EU. Now, coincidentally the EU have agreed to Japanese imports they sell us down the river yet again!
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15/12/2020 22:40:34 0 0
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Absolute codswallop. BL was owned by British Aerospace at the time. They wanted Honda to buy the company but Honda said BL should stay a British company and suggested they take a 49% share. BA said no, either buy the whole company or nothing. Honda walked away and BA sold the company to BMW. Get your facts right mate!
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14/12/2020 15:01:05 6 1
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If you wanna be fair to Flair - Honda are the greatest car company in the world.
I've had my fair share of S2000, Legend, Jazz, Civic VTi and NSX
With all those cars I've never ever had a single fault.
OK they were all Japanese built and the range is not what is was, but never doubt a Honda.
Ya know what I mean ?
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14/12/2020 15:03:30 1 3
bbc
Yes my wife has boring Honda cars too!
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14/12/2020 16:25:55 2 0
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Nothing boring about an NSX or S2000.
I've had M's RS's AMG's and they've all gone wrong many many times....fingers crossed on the Panamera.
Ya know what I mean
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15/12/2020 10:35:49 2 0
bbc
Beats walking though, eh?
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me
14/12/2020 12:34:50 12 12
bbc
Honda as reported is closing - so why is this news-worthy. I’m thinking it’s the BBC simply stirring the ..it and winding up all the usual doom and gloom merchants.

Have you ever been stuck behind a Honda Jazz on a Sunday? Their exit from the UK will ease traffic flow massively.
My secretary has a Honda Jazz, wouldn’t mind getting stuck behind her on a Saturday night! Removed
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14/12/2020 15:45:20 3 0
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There is a lot to this, I import from China and have done for 14 years normally around 1 import every 4 months, I can tell you that in March the Chinese stopped a lot of production, that meant demand slumped for sea freight, in turn a lot of containers was taken away from schedules, also liners was culled too.

When the factories re started and us importers started to demand goods Cont..
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14/12/2020 12:29:18 6 6
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Just imagine your supermarket not stocking anything in anticipation but only importing it when it makes a sale ... Ikea does that and by saving all that storage they make it up with road congestion and air pollution with all those extra trucks on the road.

Total lunacy ... and very bad for the planet and peoples health
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14/12/2020 15:49:04 4 0
bbc
The trucks have to arrive with the goods anyway so it's the same either way. They save on the warehousing costs which would also be a burden on the environment.
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14/12/2020 15:49:05 3 1
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We was informed that there were likely to be significant disruption to shipping and we would likely face rising shipping fees. My first shipment in August seen no real issues, but the one I have on the water now cost me another £500 for same volume and its had to be brought into Southampton as Felixstowe can't cope with the huge surge in imports. Cont...
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14/12/2020 15:52:43 4 0
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I was contacted by my logistics firm last week telling me the Chinese have purposely removed containers to make demand outstrip supply and they have also increased charges for peak time of year levy, and hear this.

A 40ft container last March was around £950 to ship in, today we are looking at £4,000, these increases are pure greed, but they know we need to goods so have us where they want us.
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14/12/2020 15:56:57 4 1
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Lastly, I would say the UK is suffering from a lack of goods made in Britain, we are so reliant on imports from Asia and EU, we should seriously look at making much more here if we can compete in a world market.

The only issue is we have high wages now compared to Asia, even Japan wages are only around £6.40 for a skilled worker so we do have a big issue with respect to high wages.
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15/12/2020 10:33:05 2 1
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Why do we have high wages? Is it because the cost of living is higher? You can't just reduce wages without reducing the cost of food. If anything, Brexit will require higher minimum wages as we have already been told that food prices will increase. Either that or greatly increase the charity foodbanks that people rely on.
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14/12/2020 16:02:46 2 1
bbc
German Cars will have no problem entering the UK
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14/12/2020 16:16:56 2 1
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Of course they won't we spend billions of pounds a year on them so you can bet your bottom $ that they want to get them here.

Now unless you are well informed, the German car market is scared to death of a no deal brexit, and the car manufacturers have warned the EU if we don't get a deal their car market could be decimated.

Its France that are sticking the boot in here, but Macron can do 1.
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14/12/2020 10:53:28 14 19
bbc
110,000 cars made at Honda Swindon last year. But, thanks to Brexit’s very existence forcing Honda abroad, none will be produced in a year’s time. Thank you for decimating our economy Brexitears
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14/12/2020 16:07:31 0 1
bbc
You should look at the real issues in the real economy then re post.

Tariff's if applied can and would be reciprocated, and in my view should not stop sales of product, unless the tariff's are over the top!

What you may want to look at is the big picture, look at the German & Japanese Car plants, they are geared up to produce with much more Automation meaning less wages to pay. Cont...
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14/12/2020 10:53:28 14 19
bbc
110,000 cars made at Honda Swindon last year. But, thanks to Brexit’s very existence forcing Honda abroad, none will be produced in a year’s time. Thank you for decimating our economy Brexitears
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14/12/2020 16:12:48 0 1
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You also need to look at actual wages in other countries, but especially Japan and Asia, they are way lower than here, now I'm a business man, and when I see the UK wage increasing every year like ours is and I had access to workers where manual labour is required, there is no way I would stay in Britain, our wages are £8.72 Japan is around £6.40 for skilled workers, china even cheaper.
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14/12/2020 16:16:13 3 8
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Honda (Swindon) are the worst employers in the country,since opening,30 THOUSAND people have started there and left.

Workers are required to clean their work area half an hour before the shift starts,unpaid.
Workers have to attend team building evenings,outside working hours,unpaid.
Workers have to run to fit seats in the cars.
No natural light in the factory.

Good riddance Honda.
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14/12/2020 18:53:10 10 2
bbc
False news. I have worked with Honda UK for 30-years and they are a great Company.
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15/12/2020 21:56:06 0 0
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Better than workin darn pit lad!
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14/12/2020 16:02:46 2 1
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German Cars will have no problem entering the UK
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14/12/2020 16:16:56 2 1
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Of course they won't we spend billions of pounds a year on them so you can bet your bottom $ that they want to get them here.

Now unless you are well informed, the German car market is scared to death of a no deal brexit, and the car manufacturers have warned the EU if we don't get a deal their car market could be decimated.

Its France that are sticking the boot in here, but Macron can do 1.
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14/12/2020 16:41:14 1 0
bbc
Would you like to back up that assertion with a direct quote from a German car manufacturer?
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15/12/2020 07:59:12 0 2
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No there not... they’ll still be able to sell cars here - it will be the chap buying the car in the uk who will pay the tariff, or bmw/Audi/merc will swallow it and invest slightly less in uk... it’s simple Economics. The german car worry has always been a brexiteers myth. WAKE UP
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14/12/2020 15:03:30 1 3
bbc
Yes my wife has boring Honda cars too!
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14/12/2020 16:25:55 2 0
bbc
Nothing boring about an NSX or S2000.
I've had M's RS's AMG's and they've all gone wrong many many times....fingers crossed on the Panamera.
Ya know what I mean
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14/12/2020 16:16:56 2 1
bbc
Of course they won't we spend billions of pounds a year on them so you can bet your bottom $ that they want to get them here.

Now unless you are well informed, the German car market is scared to death of a no deal brexit, and the car manufacturers have warned the EU if we don't get a deal their car market could be decimated.

Its France that are sticking the boot in here, but Macron can do 1.
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14/12/2020 16:41:14 1 0
bbc
Would you like to back up that assertion with a direct quote from a German car manufacturer?
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14/12/2020 17:24:23 5 3
bbc
A lot of the manual workers in these factories voted for brexit,I wonder if they regret it?
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15/12/2020 20:10:34 0 0
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How do you know which way they voted?
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14/12/2020 16:16:13 3 8
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Honda (Swindon) are the worst employers in the country,since opening,30 THOUSAND people have started there and left.

Workers are required to clean their work area half an hour before the shift starts,unpaid.
Workers have to attend team building evenings,outside working hours,unpaid.
Workers have to run to fit seats in the cars.
No natural light in the factory.

Good riddance Honda.
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14/12/2020 18:53:10 10 2
bbc
False news. I have worked with Honda UK for 30-years and they are a great Company.
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14/12/2020 20:26:04 7 1
bbc
Who cares?
Losing a few thousand car assembly jobs at some grubby old car plant is well worth it when you weigh it up with our fantastic world-beating future.
Just get brexit done NOW. No frills, no spaffing about... just a short sharp WTO one.
MEGA = MAKE ENGLAND GREAT AGAIN. ???? ?? ????
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15/12/2020 07:54:31 2 0
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MEGA - I love that. ??
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PCS
15/12/2020 15:20:56 0 0
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I hope you have a MEGA appetite because you are going to get MEGA ?????'d with Brexit....PS don't forget BOJO is romancing with India on a Trade deal and guess what India will insist upon an 90% increase on immigration tariffs and they'll all want to settle in England in areas of affluence!
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14/12/2020 20:26:04 7 1
bbc
Who cares?
Losing a few thousand car assembly jobs at some grubby old car plant is well worth it when you weigh it up with our fantastic world-beating future.
Just get brexit done NOW. No frills, no spaffing about... just a short sharp WTO one.
MEGA = MAKE ENGLAND GREAT AGAIN. ???? ?? ????
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. #HowTheBritsMuggedThemselves
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15/12/2020 07:54:31 2 0
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MEGA - I love that. ??
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15/12/2020 09:22:01 1 0
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Make England Grovel to America?
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14/12/2020 16:16:56 2 1
bbc
Of course they won't we spend billions of pounds a year on them so you can bet your bottom $ that they want to get them here.

Now unless you are well informed, the German car market is scared to death of a no deal brexit, and the car manufacturers have warned the EU if we don't get a deal their car market could be decimated.

Its France that are sticking the boot in here, but Macron can do 1.
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15/12/2020 07:59:12 0 2
bbc
No there not... they’ll still be able to sell cars here - it will be the chap buying the car in the uk who will pay the tariff, or bmw/Audi/merc will swallow it and invest slightly less in uk... it’s simple Economics. The german car worry has always been a brexiteers myth. WAKE UP
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15/12/2020 07:54:31 2 0
bbc
MEGA - I love that. ??
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15/12/2020 09:22:01 1 0
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Make England Grovel to America?
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14/12/2020 15:56:57 4 1
bbc
Lastly, I would say the UK is suffering from a lack of goods made in Britain, we are so reliant on imports from Asia and EU, we should seriously look at making much more here if we can compete in a world market.

The only issue is we have high wages now compared to Asia, even Japan wages are only around £6.40 for a skilled worker so we do have a big issue with respect to high wages.
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15/12/2020 10:33:05 2 1
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Why do we have high wages? Is it because the cost of living is higher? You can't just reduce wages without reducing the cost of food. If anything, Brexit will require higher minimum wages as we have already been told that food prices will increase. Either that or greatly increase the charity foodbanks that people rely on.
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15/12/2020 22:21:57 0 0
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High wages only relate to the public sector, totally unaffected by anything, especially immigration and you can have as much time off as you like, on full pay of course!
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14/12/2020 15:03:30 1 3
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Yes my wife has boring Honda cars too!
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15/12/2020 10:35:49 2 0
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Beats walking though, eh?
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14/12/2020 20:26:04 7 1
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Who cares?
Losing a few thousand car assembly jobs at some grubby old car plant is well worth it when you weigh it up with our fantastic world-beating future.
Just get brexit done NOW. No frills, no spaffing about... just a short sharp WTO one.
MEGA = MAKE ENGLAND GREAT AGAIN. ???? ?? ????
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PCS
15/12/2020 15:20:56 0 0
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I hope you have a MEGA appetite because you are going to get MEGA ?????'d with Brexit....PS don't forget BOJO is romancing with India on a Trade deal and guess what India will insist upon an 90% increase on immigration tariffs and they'll all want to settle in England in areas of affluence!
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PCS
15/12/2020 15:26:18 0 0
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If english folk dinnae appreciate the like of Honda they are welcome to relocate to Scotland!
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14/12/2020 17:24:23 5 3
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A lot of the manual workers in these factories voted for brexit,I wonder if they regret it?
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15/12/2020 20:10:34 0 0
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How do you know which way they voted?
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14/12/2020 10:53:28 14 19
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110,000 cars made at Honda Swindon last year. But, thanks to Brexit’s very existence forcing Honda abroad, none will be produced in a year’s time. Thank you for decimating our economy Brexitears
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15/12/2020 20:14:02 0 0
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yawn.
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14/12/2020 16:16:13 3 8
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Honda (Swindon) are the worst employers in the country,since opening,30 THOUSAND people have started there and left.

Workers are required to clean their work area half an hour before the shift starts,unpaid.
Workers have to attend team building evenings,outside working hours,unpaid.
Workers have to run to fit seats in the cars.
No natural light in the factory.

Good riddance Honda.
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15/12/2020 21:56:06 0 0
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Better than workin darn pit lad!
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15/12/2020 10:33:05 2 1
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Why do we have high wages? Is it because the cost of living is higher? You can't just reduce wages without reducing the cost of food. If anything, Brexit will require higher minimum wages as we have already been told that food prices will increase. Either that or greatly increase the charity foodbanks that people rely on.
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15/12/2020 22:21:57 0 0
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High wages only relate to the public sector, totally unaffected by anything, especially immigration and you can have as much time off as you like, on full pay of course!
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14/12/2020 15:02:27 1 2
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Honda sold the then new BL management team down the river by suggesting a partnership, after months finding out what was worth having in BL pulled out forcing BL to collapse. Surprise, surprise, Honda cherry picked the assets and set up their UK business designed primarily to sell into the EU. Now, coincidentally the EU have agreed to Japanese imports they sell us down the river yet again!
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15/12/2020 22:40:34 0 0
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Absolute codswallop. BL was owned by British Aerospace at the time. They wanted Honda to buy the company but Honda said BL should stay a British company and suggested they take a 49% share. BA said no, either buy the whole company or nothing. Honda walked away and BA sold the company to BMW. Get your facts right mate!