Brexit: Nissan commits to keep making cars in Sunderland
22/01/2021 | news | business | 5,149
The Japanese car maker has told the BBC its Sunderland plant is secure for the long term.
Great news. 76,000 jobs saved and a big plus for the UK's balance of trade. As Nissan say, all the result of a trade deal.
So I wonder what the vociferous HYS supporters of "no deal/WTO rules" will have to comment today? Will they admit they were wrong? Let's hear from:
"what we do defines us"
"Joseph Dejacque"
"BBCdon'tlike"
"Colin"
"Ronnie"
"Viva Brexit" et al.

Don't be shy guys.
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If pro-Brexits would settle for "purple" and anti-Brexits would like nothing less than "red" it is more sensible to call for "blue" than call for "purple", though.

That way the pro-Brexits get their "purple"
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22/01/2021 10:41:45 29 18
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If your next car will be electric, consider a Nissan Leaf. You will be buying a quality car with a good range while supporting British production in Sunderland. Remember that EV’s have a higher initial cost but lower on-going running costs.
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22/01/2021 10:43:39 15 28
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Untill the battery needs replacing...
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22/01/2021 11:03:46 11 5
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The Nissan Leaf is one of the worst modern EVs out there due to a lack of a Battery Management System. Battery degrades rapidly and you can't rapid charge after about two consecutive charges due to overheating (Google rapid gate).

If you're going to get an EV, I would advise getting any EV other than a Leaf. Hyundai Kona, Kia e-niro, Tesla Model 3/X/Y etc. ... all far superior to the Leaf.
23/01/2021 12:41:13 0 0
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So why have our faux-patriots not been Buying British for the last 50 years?
If the generation that voted for Brexit had put their money where their mouth was, we'd still have a thriving industry wouldn't we?
But oh no they wanted BeeMers and Chinese stuff that was cheaper than than their mates could make...
Hypocrites to the core
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22/01/2021 10:41:47 836 283
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"Japanese car maker Nissan has told the BBC its Sunderland plant is secure for the long term as a result of the trade deal reached between the UK and the EU."

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Well this news will have Guardian readers choking on their lattes and avocado toast this morning.
Guardian readers are still choking on the fact that their chosen rag was founded on the proceeds of slavery by a Manchester cotton merchant. Removed
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22/01/2021 10:57:04 60 57
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It's welcome news, but its not a net positive for brexit. The plant is running at 50% capacity as Nissan didn't know wether to invest or not due to the risk of a no deal.
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22/01/2021 10:59:31 45 69
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Kwarteng said he'd reduce workers rights so Nissan decided to stay.
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22/01/2021 10:59:34 94 111
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I read the guardian but do not drink lattes or eat avocados. You are quick to stereotype. Let me try the same - you are white, old and love a bit of gammon.
"as a result of the trade deal reached between the UK and the EU"
Do you see? Idiot brexiteer being an idiot . . . sigh. So we had a deal, then left and got a worse deal . . . you see where i'm going
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22/01/2021 11:04:51 55 43
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Those clichés about The Guardian, lattes and avocados are so hilarious.

Has anyone actually met a Remainer like that?
"as a result of a trade deal"

For 4 years Nissan warned they would pull out of Sunderland if the UK didn't secure a trade deal with the EU. Did this bother the "I voted for no deal" Brexiteer purists? Not one bit. If they had their way, these 76,000 jobs would have been lost.
But not a single one of them will today admit: "I was wrong."
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22/01/2021 11:21:00 0 0
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Since when did achieving what they already had become a victory ? Twisted logic.
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22/01/2021 11:34:54 22 14
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Eh, most remainers were just happy we got a deal, without one Nissan said they would leave.

But you continue with your hate of those who hold a different view to you
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22/01/2021 11:44:15 7 13
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From my reading most seem pleased or relieved about this outcome, although they're at pains to point out that one thing staying the same in one town while the rest of the UK falls apart isn't exactly a 'Brexit dividend' or 'sunlit uplands'. Speaking as a proud Geordie, however, I'm as gutted as a "British" fish that's been left to rot on the dock.
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22/01/2021 11:44:43 6 7
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In the five years to 2016 it averaged £3.5bn per year. In the four years since it has averaged around £1bn - a fall of 71% at a time when the technology. Nobody said all investment will dry out at once, it is a steady decline that UK will suffer, steady but surely UK will become insignificant, as people chose to invest in new technologies elsewhere, brexit choke UK
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22/01/2021 11:51:20 6 6
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I still think Brexit was an absolutely brain-dead decision, but I also think The Guardian is a pathetic excuse for toilet paper.
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22/01/2021 11:54:36 8 8
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The whole of Islington and Cambridge will be in mourning !!
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22/01/2021 12:07:19 5 2
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Lattes and Avocado toast are so last year, no wonder you’ve managed to upset the Guardianista types. Grilled Brie Cheese and Smashed Blackberries toast and Dalgona coffee are today’s must haves. ?
22/01/2021 12:26:28 4 0
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Why? Didn't you get the memo from Nissan last year? Nissan was pulling out of the EU because Europeans weren't buying them....guess you skipped the underlying tones of supply and demand?
22/01/2021 12:26:53 8 4
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Brexiters were the ones threatening to go for no deal even though Nissan had warned against it. If it wasn't for remainers we would have got a no deal and Nissan would have been closing.
22/01/2021 12:40:53 7 1
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I'm a Guardian reader and am delighted
22/01/2021 12:42:08 7 4
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Brexiteers cheer the fact that one thing hasn't been destroyed as a result of this destructive enterprise as some sort of victory. Shame about all the other thousands of businesses that will go under.
22/01/2021 12:46:12 1 2
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Not really - it is no more secure than it was when we were EU members.
22/01/2021 13:08:13 4 1
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Brexiteers crowing about a firm saying they will maintain the status quo. Oh well done.
22/01/2021 13:15:37 3 1
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"Well this news will have Guardian readers choking on their lattes"

Let us know if you think of a more original stereotype.
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22/01/2021 10:41:56 472 189
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Oh dear sad faces around the Brussels Broadcasting Corporation newsroom having to report this.
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22/01/2021 10:49:05 337 96
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In fairness, they did post it at midnight hoping no-one would see it
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22/01/2021 10:56:41 16 26
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So Brexiteer bots will stop complaining about alleged BBC bias and the licence fee now?

Or will they just be contradicting themselves in other threads.
Weren't you a advocate of "no deal" Keith?

As Nissan have said. Their decision was the result of the UK/EU trade deal.
But keith, you have been telling us daily for 4 years that you fully understood what you voted for and you voted for no deal

Hmmm........
22/01/2021 13:41:49 6 6
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With your deep and vitriolic hatred of the BBC. Why are you here?
22/01/2021 14:53:36 3 4
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At this and all the other Tory Bot Propaganda Machine self-congratulatory comments; Tories offered financial inducements, which is why Nissan decided to stay:

https://www.ft.com/content/01191c5e-287b-11e9-a5ab-ff8ef2b976c7

"...promised support of about £80m towards Nissan’s investments at the site in return for the decision by Nissan to expand SUV production at Sunderland."
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22/01/2021 10:42:04 11 35
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Seems the Nissan board has more "faith in Britain" than billionaire backer of the leave campaign, Jim Ratcliffe:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55236852

In fact, as Remainers were the ones who lobbied and pleaded with Johnson to get a deal, it could be argued they're the greatest patriots of all. It was Brexiteers who were prepared to sacrifice jobs to get their ideologically-pure Brexit.
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22/01/2021 10:43:23 5 16
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But it is good news. Just a shame it came too late to save the Honda plant in Swindon. And that the deal isn't nearly so good for many other industries, nor for small businesses without Nissan's resources.
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22/01/2021 10:42:08 5 29
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Bad move by Nissan, the EU will mot take this lying down, the uk needs to pay the price for leaving...
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22/01/2021 10:54:56 8 3
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Remoaners really are a sad bunch
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22/01/2021 10:42:11 9 15
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Project fear becoming project reality.

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22/01/2021 10:42:14 302 52
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What! Despite Brexit
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22/01/2021 11:21:09 164 43
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??????

Haven't noticed any of the told you so brigade who said it wouldn't happen saying they got it wrong yet...

Am sure though that everyone who said Nissan were leaving Sunderland will now say sorry... ?? ??
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22/01/2021 10:42:23 1041 379
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Great news for the workers, very pleased for you.

Sad news for some on here who’d want Nissan to close the plant just
so they could shout ‘ I told you so’ over Brexit and their failed attempt
to remain in the EU (super)state.
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22/01/2021 10:47:06 666 821
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Remainers were the ones who lobbied and pleaded with Johnson to get a deal, it could be argued they're the greatest patriots of all. It was Brexiteers who were prepared to sacrifice jobs to get their ideologically-pure Brexit.
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22/01/2021 10:47:17 179 68
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Im supprised the BBC have let poeple comment on what could be seen as a positive Brexit Story.....
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22/01/2021 10:48:52 82 3
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The crucial requirement if there is to be a future for cars made in Britain is making batteries here too
This will need government support the same as in most other car making countries
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22/01/2021 10:51:24 91 135
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You know the production at the plant has currently ceased because they can't get parts in right now due to brexit, right?

I agree its good news, but its not that great when you take that other story into account
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22/01/2021 10:51:48 54 101
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This is just a plaster. I agree it's great news but the agreement with the EU had intentionally protected this industry. The agreement did not protect the fishing industry. So where are the plasters and where are the real industries that will be hit?
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22/01/2021 10:52:22 127 150
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So Nissan decide to stay. Brexiteers think a nil nil draw is a victory.
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22/01/2021 10:54:28 125 68
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Exactly, it seemed like remainers were jumping with joy at the news of Nissan considering leaving. "Sunderland voted to leave! Now look what you got, in your face!" .... Er, no. The whole nation voted to leave.
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22/01/2021 10:58:09 26 41
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Tell me, 1. What is a superstate? 2. What could we not do as members of that superstate?
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22/01/2021 10:59:04 14 28
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Utter cobblers.
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22/01/2021 11:00:04 18 5
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Open floodgates for comments now "Despite Brexit..."
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22/01/2021 11:05:57 23 22
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As a remainer, I'm very pleased Nisan are staying in the UK.

Although Johnsons deal leaves a lot to be desired, at least it's a deal. Without that, things would have been very different.

Think though, how they might have expanded had we remained a member of the EU.
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22/01/2021 11:05:59 16 18
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Obviously a relief Move D, but in other news today the HMRC Chief exec has said Brexit will cost British businesses £7.5 billion a year in custom declarations. So...
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22/01/2021 11:07:16 16 15
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I though brexi people wanted a no deal that would have seen Nissan going ?
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22/01/2021 11:03:34 8 8
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If the government didn't give them £61 million this wouldn't be the case. We can't do that for every business...
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MVS
22/01/2021 10:42:37 150 48
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Great news, and clear indication that life after Brexit will provide many great investment opportunities in this country.
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22/01/2021 11:15:09 96 141
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Complete rubbish.

Vast amounts of capital have left the UK since the referendum. Many businesses are leaving the UK, or setting up EU subsidiaries (taking jobs from UK workers). Many businesses will no longer even deal with the UK.

There are no 'Brexit opportunities'. That's just another lie.
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22/01/2021 11:22:58 13 21
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A company choosing not to leave, does not mean a new opportunity. It means that there is no change.
22/01/2021 12:53:31 8 13
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You can keep polishing if you wish but Brexit will always be a turd.
22/01/2021 13:03:50 5 10
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What was preventing us making cars and batteries before Brexit?
Don’t make up an answer - the answer is nothing.
22/01/2021 14:42:31 1 2
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I thought Nissan had been here for a while so hardly a triumph of Brexit is it - a factory not closing immediately ? Longer term damage to the Economy will be seen over the next 10-15 years with lower growth and less inward investment . The exact opposite of what happened post 1972 when we joined the EEC and single market . Recovery will be harder and longer with a £7b burden on business
22/01/2021 16:20:45 0 1
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"Great news, and clear indication that life after Brexit will provide many great investment opportunities in this country."

Brexit endangered that investment.

If Nissan didn't already have the factory, they most certainly wouldn't be building one here post-Brexit!
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22/01/2021 10:42:42 283 70
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Great news, although, obviously a major disappointment for many on hys.
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22/01/2021 11:11:56 177 165
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I really don't understand the logic here.

If anyone reports bad news on Brexit, then it is bias.

If anyone reports good news on Brexit then it must have been difficult for everyone that does not believe the brexit propaganda.

The fact that there is so much more bad news than good news, must show you that brexit is not good for the UK.

A single company not leaving means no change, not a plus
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22/01/2021 11:29:52 9 4
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The vast majority I would say mate
22/01/2021 12:48:14 10 5
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Maybe this will go some way to replace the prospective jobs that were lost when the Brexiteer Sir Jim Ratcliffe decided to move his planned plant to France from Bridgend

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55236852
22/01/2021 12:55:54 6 7
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The only people who be disappointed would be those who wanted no-deal, so no one who voted remain.
22/01/2021 15:09:30 1 0
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Why would maintaining a source of employment & safeguarding jobs be a 'bitter disappointment' - what a rubbish comment, plane stupid! Of course Nissan mightn't have considered going at all if Brexit hadn't happened - but all's well. Now why not stop your moaning & petty behaviour & try and get some more manufacturing industry. Independent England - I'd gladly be independent from YOU & I'm English!
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22/01/2021 10:42:45 600 161
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Bet it pains the anti Brexit BBC to right not only are Nissan staying they are investing further with battery plant at the site. Great news for Sunderland and shows we can and will prosper outside the EU
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22/01/2021 10:43:44 311 252
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In terms of assessing Brexit it is ‘not bad news’ rather than being a positive achievement. It is not a demonstration of the success of Brexit to retain companies that were already here, and are staying despite the new trade barriers that Brexit has erected.
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22/01/2021 10:52:18 32 43
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You could read the headline as: “Govt uses taxpayers’ money to bribe Nissan into staying”.

Some fools refuse to see what’s right in front of them.
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22/01/2021 11:06:08 9 30
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Remember that 60% + of Sunderland's production is exported to the EU. Tariffs !!!
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22/01/2021 11:47:03 3 0
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no it does not! it is cheaper for them to keep that for a while; the big money dried out now, read carefully "In the five years to 2016 it averaged £3.5bn per year. In the four years since it has averaged around £1bn - a fall of 71% at a time when the technology" this is not to show future prosperity and development, it show dilapidation and outdating technologies
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22/01/2021 11:53:40 5 5
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Why would it pain Remainers? Peverse logic. Remainers are concerned about the logic of restricting friction less trade. You should have a look at the M20. Brexit is a chronic condition that is slowly damaging our supply routes. The article mentions the supply issue the car industry is suffering. We should all be concerned about the practicalities and less about flag waving.
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22/01/2021 12:06:58 2 1
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The anti Brexit BBC as espoused by those full of hate. Have to acknowledge that the BBC is the only outlet to report this. If they were so anti brexit they would have kept quiet.
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22/01/2021 12:07:57 7 0
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I'm anti Brexit but I'm pleased about this.
22/01/2021 13:11:52 4 1
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How silly some are. The deal struck with the EU was forced by foreign companies not the UK government. we are going to need to see a lot more investment in battery production in the UK if we are to preserve the UK as a car manufacturer. The UK tax payers will have to subsidise a Japanese tax dodging company. So much for taking back control they will pay zero tax but your tax is going to go up.
22/01/2021 13:43:32 1 1
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But only if we keep a trade deal with the EU and no tariffs better not try to diverge from what we have agreed by abandoning the working time directive etc. For those of who voted remain and then lobbied govt for a deal this is vindication. For ERG its a nasty minder along with all the import export chaos of how little the understand international trade.
22/01/2021 14:06:05 0 0
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22/01/2021 14:13:22 0 0
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I'm not sure this firmly indicates Britain "prospering" after Brexit. What's happened here in reality is that Nissan have decided to keep the plant running at a reduced capacity for the time being *despite* Brexit. Had Brexit not happened there's no reason to assume (COVID aside) that Nissan wouldn't have made the same plans for the plant. I'm delighted - and surprised - these jobs have been kept.
22/01/2021 15:10:33 0 0
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So the status quo is retained. Big win.
22/01/2021 21:27:31 0 0
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One successful battle does not win the war.
22/01/2021 23:04:22 0 0
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watch what Nissan do, not what they say.
much of what was reported today related to longstanding forward planning, already committed to in reality.
let's see where the new models are allocated...........
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22/01/2021 10:42:53 191 61
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So, the BBC who has no anti-Brexit agenda, a commitment to telling unbiased news and keen to balance both positive and negative news will lead on this story on the tv news? I very much doubt it will even get mentioned but if Nissan said they were running down Sunderland, guess what? It would trump Covid and even trump Trump!
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22/01/2021 11:07:13 89 82
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It's been one of top stories on BBC TV and web all day so your on-brand wild speculation can (again) go whistle.
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22/01/2021 11:46:56 11 7
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So you want it shouted from the rooftops of Broadcasting House that a company is not leaving the country, ie maintaining the status quo. Your Brexit sights are set pretty low aren’t they. This is great news, but no thanks to the Brexit headbangers who were screaming for a “clean break” ie no deal.
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22/01/2021 11:55:53 11 3
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Funny......I saw this on the BBC News.
22/01/2021 13:11:48 1 1
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Well they've certainly kept this unhelpful story alive and visible for a while:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-55753669

You might think that with it hanging around like a bad smell for so long it would be worth opening it to HYS; tough luck, it's the BBC who control the agenda.
22/01/2021 14:33:40 0 1
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It was the BBC who were given this informarion first and it was dyl reported in depth.
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22/01/2021 10:43:17 495 201
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Fantastic news!
I thought the UK would be doomed if we left the E.U.
according to the diehard remainers on here.

Project Fear was Project Failure
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22/01/2021 10:46:00 341 405
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So, status quo is now a victory? Stinks of desperation really doesn't it?
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22/01/2021 10:54:21 37 43
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Oh the sunderland car factory stays open... excellent

So how goes everything else?
Delays at ports
Food sortages in NI
Increased costs to trade and imports
The cost of trading with the EU has raised from 0 to 7 billion a year
Increased red tape
other businesses leaving

I get you found your silver lining but lets not ignore the storm clouds
Nissan bribed into staying - we’re all poorer as a result.

Btw, how’s that US trade agreement coming along?
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22/01/2021 10:55:12 25 20
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Nissan made it clear there would be a problem with no deal and that made the gov focus on getting a deal. Good result all round. However car plants in wales and Liverpool are still under threat and Honda are going in the summer from Swindon. There will still be a significant UK total loss on cars because of Brexit, even if Nissan has voted to stay.
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22/01/2021 11:08:12 8 8
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It's good news Nissan is staying the UK.

But the fact Brexit hasn't driven them out of the UK is hardly a resounding success story for Brexit!

There are still a LOT of companies leaving the UK.
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22/01/2021 11:35:15 3 5
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Thank you for increasing my purchases of £40 and above from an EU country attracting the Import VAT.
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22/01/2021 12:15:13 3 4
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Ah excellent, one car plant who considered leaving after brexit decided to stay... while several others left. it's comical just how many of you think this is all the proof you needed that brexit was a success
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22/01/2021 12:19:35 1 3
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If you use that as a basis for your argument,then you are really clutching at straws.
22/01/2021 13:31:12 2 1
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They would have gone if the idiots calling for "no deal" and "WTO" had got their way. I'm glad you see the fact that one large company sees the extra red tape as "peanuts" and hasn't left as an indication of success ... set you bar really low and you can always claim to be a winner. I'm waiting for an advantage that would not have happened without brexit!
22/01/2021 13:41:45 0 2
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Brexit AND Vaccine good news. Go Team UK !
Gotta celebrate the few bits of good news when they come :)
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22/01/2021 10:42:04 11 35
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Seems the Nissan board has more "faith in Britain" than billionaire backer of the leave campaign, Jim Ratcliffe:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55236852

In fact, as Remainers were the ones who lobbied and pleaded with Johnson to get a deal, it could be argued they're the greatest patriots of all. It was Brexiteers who were prepared to sacrifice jobs to get their ideologically-pure Brexit.
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22/01/2021 10:43:23 5 16
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But it is good news. Just a shame it came too late to save the Honda plant in Swindon. And that the deal isn't nearly so good for many other industries, nor for small businesses without Nissan's resources.
22/01/2021 15:07:13 0 0
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It's a shame you Remoaners keep on lying about Honda's plant when ITS CLOSURE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH BREXIT.

Yes, that's right, Honda are leaving Europe, not just the UK.
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22/01/2021 10:41:45 29 18
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If your next car will be electric, consider a Nissan Leaf. You will be buying a quality car with a good range while supporting British production in Sunderland. Remember that EV’s have a higher initial cost but lower on-going running costs.
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22/01/2021 10:43:39 15 28
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Untill the battery needs replacing...
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22/01/2021 10:50:25 5 2
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A mate of mine has an electric Nissan van. I used it for a week's work once. It is about eight years old, used every day, and still holds as much charge as when it was new! So the battery life thing is an oil industry scare story, just not true. batteries are also improving all the time.
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22/01/2021 11:03:49 7 1
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The batteries last longer than the cars, hence Tesla's power wall in the US.
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Bet it pains the anti Brexit BBC to right not only are Nissan staying they are investing further with battery plant at the site. Great news for Sunderland and shows we can and will prosper outside the EU
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22/01/2021 10:43:44 311 252
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In terms of assessing Brexit it is ‘not bad news’ rather than being a positive achievement. It is not a demonstration of the success of Brexit to retain companies that were already here, and are staying despite the new trade barriers that Brexit has erected.
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22/01/2021 10:49:47 33 16
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ahh, but you claimed we couldn't regain political independence without economic catastrophe, the Nissan plant was an example frequently cited.
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22/01/2021 11:41:05 1 1
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the barriers being we dont want to take rules from a Greek/french/german Diane Abbot that results in industries, jobs, and resources stolen from britain.
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22/01/2021 11:55:41 2 2
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the trade barriers remain insisted would mean massive job losses and the moving of production to the EU with Nissans Sunderland plant regularly cited as an example of this, this isn't about saying Brexit positive, it's about showing that once again reality turns out that it isn't the Brexit negative we were assured would totally definitely happen
22/01/2021 12:34:15 1 2
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Desperate spinning. Remainers predicted Brexit would result in the Nissan plant closing. You were wrong and attempts to downplay this positive news do you no credit. Move on.
22/01/2021 13:30:01 2 0
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Exactly. It seems that having the same as we did prior to Brexit is a win. People were sold Brexit as being better, not salvaging it from being worse. Problem is the brainwashed millions think Nissan not upping sticks is a thumbs up. They can't see there weren't leaving before Brexit, Brexit made them look at alternatives. But people can't see what they don't want to see
22/01/2021 13:31:57 0 0
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Oh boo boo!
22/01/2021 13:35:39 0 0
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Ha ha. So doom and damnation has now been reduced to - sake as it was.
22/01/2021 13:27:15 0 2
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Indeed, Brexit was sold as a brave new world, not something that probably wouldn't break everything.
22/01/2021 13:39:22 1 0
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Now despite the obvious trade barriers they have so publically said Nissan to " STAY".
Says it all..( hint, free to sell both to EU , AND to UK internal market...cake and eat it etc)
22/01/2021 13:47:28 0 1
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It's not a success of Brexit it's not a failure of Brexit it is a success over those previously known as remainers who were going on about saying Nissan are going to their business to Europe and all the project fear that went with it. Trade deals are there to promote trade and that will happen without the interference of the EU with India, Brazil, Africa and whoever else wants to do trade with us.
22/01/2021 14:06:24 1 1
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Whatever.

We are saving BILLIONS of pounds a year leaving their little club.

We were told that it was worth paying those billions as without them our economy would tank.

Nissan staying and not paying billions to the EU = victory toy halfwit!
22/01/2021 14:19:20 0 0
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You don't just move a multimillion pound factory overnight the proof only comes over the next 5 years
22/01/2021 14:36:26 0 0
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Did you not read - new car battery plant to be based in Sunderland?
22/01/2021 14:40:51 0 0
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I didn't get run over this morning, so that is "not bad news" rather than being positive news? Glad I don't see it your way!
22/01/2021 17:02:30 0 0
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But given that the Remain camp said that the world would end, it's a great start to debunk all those stories spun about companies pulling out. Brexit is not a short term play - in fact it's damaging in the short term. But in the long term it does have substantial advantages. So I'm OK if French Brie goes up for a year if it means that my kids will have a better chance at a prosperous future
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22/01/2021 10:43:54 204 47
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But ... we were told that they were going to leave the UK after Brexit.

Thank goodness I got my Brexit survival kit eh? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-leeds-46842937

Remember, anytime now we are going to run out of sandwiches. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44960293
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22/01/2021 11:03:26 12 13
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Remember on the 1st January when the Daily Mail and Telegraph were celebrating that there were no border issues at the UK ports despite a number of warnings before then. 22 days later and every day another border issue with seems to come out of the woodwork and the government are having to bail out the fishing industry with £23m because of issues at the border.
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22/01/2021 11:04:19 7 8
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True, one of the worst excesses of the BBC's reporting of Brexit. I think we were also going to run out of chocolate Magnum ice creams, but apparently not cars.
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22/01/2021 11:11:53 7 3
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I feel guilty as I bought two packs of sandwiches today.
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22/01/2021 11:53:04 10 9
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Omg that brexit box vid is just too funny!! I mean fire lighters?! I just love the idea of luvvie remainers camping in the woods desperately trying to work out how to start a fire to heat up their goat milk double-half-caf-half-decaf-soy milk cappuccino hahahahaha
22/01/2021 13:37:08 1 0
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The ham has been confiscated of course!
22/01/2021 14:58:04 4 2
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Because "you know wot you voted for, WTO innit". I guess now "You know wot you voted for, a deal innit" is your current lie?

Getting the deal with the EU that Remain wanted saved Nissan.
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22/01/2021 10:44:00 332 121
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Congrats to the employees and associated jobs in the supply chain.

More positive Brexit News to annoy the Remain crew
They’d love the UK to fail
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22/01/2021 10:45:30 165 125
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No one wants the country to fail. Not sure where you got that from.

However does suggest no deal may have made Nissan think twice. Which is what the warnings were about.
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22/01/2021 11:11:38 21 20
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It isn't 'positive news'. They are already here in the UK?

We haven't won anything, or gained any kind of advantage. They're staying in spite of Brexit, not because of it.

It's funny how when one bit of new that isn't negative about Brexit has Brexit supporters jumping up and down in glee!

That's how desperate things have become. Sooner we're back int e EU the better.
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22/01/2021 11:20:03 8 8
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Your mantra is becoming boring. You will be saying the same old thing in fifty years. Now Brexit has happened, people like you should be figuring out how to sort out the "teething problems" - that way you will have a purpose in life.
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22/01/2021 11:26:40 14 10
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The HMRC chief exec has said today that Brexit will cost UK businesses £7.5 billion a year. That's not so positive is it?
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22/01/2021 12:20:56 0 1
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Bit of a silly comment,it already existed....
22/01/2021 12:53:27 2 1
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> They’d love the UK to fail

All to do with the trade deal which the leavers didn't think we needed.

Nissan remaining is great news, but the only threat to them leaving was caused by the leavers who like to see job losses and UK self harm.
22/01/2021 13:01:38 3 2
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“More” positive Brexit news? Has there been any other positive Brexit news?
22/01/2021 13:19:01 1 2
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i wouldn't love it to fail.. it IS failing and it will continue to.

If i were a business, i'd be choosing to work with 27 countries and 446m people. Not 70m stranded on an island...
22/01/2021 13:48:16 0 1
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Yea, but fairs' fair ... i would dearly love the EU to fail now we have left. . BUT am I any better than the Remainers on this BBC site wanting Brexit UK to fail?
22/01/2021 14:11:09 0 0
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Sorry, what was the the other positive news I missed that is seeing loads of jobs brought here because of brexit?
23/01/2021 19:23:33 0 0
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Er no! People keeping their jobs....is that as good as Brexit gets!
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22/01/2021 10:44:13 196 20
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Excellent now get the Gigafactory earmarked for Blyth built. North East to become a hot bed for renewables (Wind) and electric cars! Freeports for Tyne and Wear also will help massively!
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22/01/2021 10:47:55 35 165
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nonsense your government is skint
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22/01/2021 10:56:37 19 1
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Not just the Blyth plant, Nissan has a joint venture battery plant next door to the factory, also a massive business park being built next to plant so could also have Gigafactory on there.
JM
22/01/2021 12:27:58 6 0
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and a Tees freeport too please
22/01/2021 12:57:36 7 1
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How about we bundle up a bunch of remainers and send them up for you to use in building the first UK hot air energy plant, must be worth a few Gigawatt. LOL
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22/01/2021 10:44:43 20 5
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Aye they know where their bread is buttered.
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22/01/2021 10:44:51 47 18
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Didnt they threaten to close before the Brexit vote??... Project Fear (Remain)
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22/01/2021 11:22:56 15 10
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They threatened to close if it was a no deal Brexit. We managed to get a deal over the line.
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Ian
22/01/2021 10:44:51 7 16
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???? There's always a price for trade deals ????
???? Nissan stays, but at what price to the British tax payer? ????
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22/01/2021 10:44:59 128 48
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This cannot be true. Brexit is supposed to mean this plant closes, along with all the supply chain businesses. This must be fake new spouted by extreme right wing xenophobes. I feel so sorry for Nissan employees as the loss of their jobs will come as even more of a shock after this fake story. Next thing we'll be told goods are moving across the border.
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22/01/2021 11:49:13 60 73
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So, thus far the only positive point of Brexit is that this one small thing will stay exactly the same.

Great job, guys.
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22/01/2021 10:45:08 8 21
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One wonders why every status-quo announcement is greeted by brexiters as a victory! Very concerning, the new dawn seems to be trying to stay the same but with a big bill.
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22/01/2021 10:48:18 5 4
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No the big bill would have been incurred by remaining. £10 billion membership fee (net) plus who knows how much for the COVID fund
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22/01/2021 10:55:04 4 1
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Not status quo as the batteries will now be built in the UK rather than Japan or the USA, but to answer your question:
To counter the remainers cliff edge cries when a Dutch bike shop stops selling pedals in the UK
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22/01/2021 10:45:19 5 17
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money money money,thats what the car companies all want to remain in the uk,this isnt the reality this is only the uk chairman making a statement,the japanese will decide nissans future but comments like this are very welcome but until reality bites then this company is still under severe pressure to export to europe and import parts as easily as before,tories will seize the moment to rejoice/
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22/01/2021 10:44:00 332 121
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Congrats to the employees and associated jobs in the supply chain.

More positive Brexit News to annoy the Remain crew
They’d love the UK to fail
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22/01/2021 10:45:30 165 125
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No one wants the country to fail. Not sure where you got that from.

However does suggest no deal may have made Nissan think twice. Which is what the warnings were about.
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22/01/2021 10:50:39 29 11
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My social media feed is full of those who want to see the country fail.
All they post is "I told you so" when some 26 yr old londoner has to send their £200 coat back to the EU cause the company didn't follow import regulations and now they have to pay £50 extra.
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22/01/2021 10:57:28 28 7
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I got it from several thousand posts on here and the Guardian, mainly from the many who were going to leave the country but strangely seem to be still here
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22/01/2021 11:02:12 21 20
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Of course the dyed-in-the-wool remoaners want the country to fail. They now hate Britain because people voted for Brexit, hate the government because it's led by people who campaigned for Brexit and desperately want to be proved right. Every bit of positive news is a blow to their self-righteous self-image as the only people who are right.
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22/01/2021 11:03:21 24 12
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Most Remainer comments say along the lines of "well done Brexiteers, you voted for it, so own it".

Some Remainers are desperate for Brexit to be a failure so they can say I told you so.
22/01/2021 12:28:33 1 2
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No, that's just the way the BBC spin it.
22/01/2021 14:37:59 0 0
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But you were wrong once again weren’t you
22/01/2021 17:04:23 0 0
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Jesus - or you could conclude that the project fear debate run by the remain camp about all the companies leaving the UK and going to europe were made up. Hmmmmmmmm
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22/01/2021 10:45:50 594 137
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Why is this news?

Surely a truckie getting his ham sandwich confiscated, an obscure dutch bike shop refusing to ship or a middle-class woman having to pay VAT are the real stories of Brexit?
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22/01/2021 10:49:41 275 75
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Couldn't have put it better myself, John
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22/01/2021 11:00:37 63 6
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I should have put "a middle-class woman having to pay VAT on her coat"

Just in case you missed that gem of a story
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22/01/2021 11:42:13 44 0
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Don't forget the terrifying Percy Pig shortage!
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22/01/2021 11:49:40 10 0
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Absolutely John
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22/01/2021 12:29:52 19 0
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Spot on.

That's the Impartial BBC for you.
22/01/2021 12:33:07 11 3
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Best post ever about Brexit, John.
22/01/2021 12:48:44 9 7
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Yes, all that shows is just how petty minded the EU is. Glad to be out.
Ray
22/01/2021 12:58:20 4 0
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Dont forget the Battery production is scaled to build 10's of thousands of electric cars, yet Nissan built 1.5 million a year of ICE cars, these will stop as they are to be banned soon, so that battery shop will have to expand even more. Moan all you like about Status Quo but my money is on OMD 'electricity'
22/01/2021 13:25:51 5 4
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Thank you so much! The BBC has turned into an eccentric, embarrassing mess!. It's ridiculously pointless stories about a ham sandwich and 2 lady paying extra for a coat!!?? Are hilarious and shameless. The world must be laughing out loud at their feeble attempts.
Pip
22/01/2021 13:29:20 0 5
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When you're clutching at straws, making light of little amusing asides is hardly a constructive response...........?
Tim
22/01/2021 13:29:57 1 0
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Legendary comment.
22/01/2021 13:39:47 1 0
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Brilliant :)
22/01/2021 13:48:52 3 1
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Because of all those previously know as remainers were preaching doom
KO
22/01/2021 13:57:19 2 1
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Yes, but that poor woman and her coat. My heart was broken. Definitely deserved a full story.
22/01/2021 14:53:26 1 0
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You would not be making this comment if you worked there my friend. I think you are just saying silly things to make mischief.
22/01/2021 15:06:06 1 1
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This is only the start of it I notice you forgot to mention fishermen
22/01/2021 15:19:47 1 0
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Yeah nothing to do with the moaning fishermen, farmers and entertainers. This is how you make Brexit work. I wonder if the UK taxpayer is funding this business and whether this can be extended to all companies affected by Brexit? Publish the reported letter of comfort and lets see what (if any) commitments the Govt gave.
23/01/2021 07:20:17 0 1
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They confiscate U.K. ham sandwiches and don’t think it’s petty.....from people from country that has one of the world’s most powerful and effective vaccines on offer yet the EU dont want to approve it.

Bet they wish now they had!

Time for the EU to realise it’s stupidity and arrogance. Vaccinate ourselves first then provide it to others who are our friends and who appreciate the U.K.
23/01/2021 13:35:45 0 0
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They are because they illustrate how we lose tax income to UK. Whittards are one of the many businesses that have stopped supplying EU customers currently because of the difficulties. Tax & income loss to UK. Solution set up EU subsidiary as some are doing bigger income & tax loss to UK. Still I suppose you don’t see a steady jog & income migration from UK to EU as newsworthy. It will hit NHS etc
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22/01/2021 10:45:58 124 52
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And so the economic collapse after Brexit, predicted by remainers everywhere, begins... oh, hang in a minute...
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22/01/2021 11:13:09 49 66
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1 story about something staying the same, Isn't really news. No one will know the impact of brexit for 10 years, and even then covid will get the blame. Sit back, make sure your ok and watch what happens
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22/01/2021 11:49:28 12 9
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So, thus far the only positive point of Brexit is that this one small thing will stay exactly the same.

Great job, guys.
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22/01/2021 10:43:17 495 201
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Fantastic news!
I thought the UK would be doomed if we left the E.U.
according to the diehard remainers on here.

Project Fear was Project Failure
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22/01/2021 10:46:00 341 405
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So, status quo is now a victory? Stinks of desperation really doesn't it?
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22/01/2021 10:48:39 36 16
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Is the status quo supposed to be a defeat?
At least the BBC are coming out with a story de-bunking all the previous tittle tattle they peddled about it closing.
This is effectively a retraction of previous "news"
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22/01/2021 10:51:24 35 20
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I think you'll find that what you smell is the scorching brains of a remainer.
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22/01/2021 10:53:30 45 7
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It is not a status quo story, LEAF batteries are to be made in the UK. That is a big change and one that is likely to be built upon. Would Nissan have increased battery production if we were still in the EU? Or would the EU have continued to allow batteries to be imported from Japan?
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22/01/2021 10:53:33 41 17
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I was waiting for the pathetic remoaner comment like this - "you've just got what you already had". Two things - the sky hasn't fallen on our heads (as remoaners predicted) and secondly, if you read the article, you will see that they are moving battery production from Japan. So not the status quo
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22/01/2021 11:01:09 18 19
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Well it's certainly not the cliff edge disaster you warned us of.
So in that sense the project fear comments appear to be bigger lies than the bus (which was actually factually correct).
I'll give you a clue about the bus - show me where he said he'd spend £350 million on the NHS and i'll show you the word "fund", a non specific term. Misleading yes, lie no
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22/01/2021 11:04:47 7 2
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They are moving battery production for elecctric cars built in the UK to the UK, so not "status quo".
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22/01/2021 11:09:45 4 6
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Yet remainers were bemoaning the lack of a status quo.
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22/01/2021 11:32:29 6 4
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Not status quo because we are now independent.

You said we couldn't achieve this without catastrophe

Remember that?
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22/01/2021 11:36:03 4 2
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So investing in a battery manufacturing plant alongside the Car plant is status quo now is it?
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22/01/2021 12:21:29 4 0
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Status quo was what remainers wanted so, yes, a victory - or at least a sigh of relief
22/01/2021 13:07:59 1 2
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Status quo. What about the new battery factory. Typical remainer hoping for UK failure.
22/01/2021 13:16:18 1 0
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No, but your comment does...keep eating the sour grapes!
22/01/2021 13:22:11 2 2
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Yes .. if we get economic status quo in the short term .. that is a victory.

Because most people who voted leave did so for POLITICAL reasons, and were prepared to take a hit economically to get accountability back into UK politics.

So if we don't have an economic hit .. even better.
22/01/2021 13:36:22 0 1
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Status quo is a victory if we don’t have to pay hundreds of billions for it
22/01/2021 13:36:09 0 1
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Sorry wheres the Status Quo...not only is the plant remaining but they are also bringing battery production here instead of the EU or importing from Japan
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22/01/2021 10:46:34 3 1
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With reference to battery production I read a year ago about a British inventor who had developed a aluminium and water battery but haven’t heard anything since. Does anyone know what became of this environmental solution?
That would had been something for both government and individuals to invest in.
22/01/2021 15:27:06 0 0
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They're actually known as aluminium-air batteries.
Google that for as much information anyone outside of niche scientists could need.
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22/01/2021 10:47:01 31 10
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I love how this news story was posted at midnight. Some would think that it was trying to avoid the morning news traffic.

I can already feel that this is treated as negative news by those who want to see people lose their livelihood and the country suffer just so they can say "we were right".

The BBC should post an apology and reference all the "news" tittle tattle they posted on this "closure"
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22/01/2021 10:47:04 5 8
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Well that's a relief at least, hopefully this will increase confidence with the other manufacturers.

However we DO need investment if we are going to take a more competitive stance with the EU, with the pandemic going on that is unlikely for a while.

Really not good timing, although Brexit was never a good idea to begin with.
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22/01/2021 10:42:23 1041 379
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Great news for the workers, very pleased for you.

Sad news for some on here who’d want Nissan to close the plant just
so they could shout ‘ I told you so’ over Brexit and their failed attempt
to remain in the EU (super)state.
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22/01/2021 10:47:06 666 821
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Remainers were the ones who lobbied and pleaded with Johnson to get a deal, it could be argued they're the greatest patriots of all. It was Brexiteers who were prepared to sacrifice jobs to get their ideologically-pure Brexit.
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22/01/2021 10:57:46 25 22
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Nice try
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22/01/2021 10:59:31 20 31
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Pathetic posting history maintained.

Give it up.
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22/01/2021 11:04:50 33 35
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"Remainers were the ones who lobbied and pleaded with Johnson to get a deal"

Along with European exporters.

There was always going to be deal, don't try to take credit for us.

Patriots you say? That is surely a joke
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22/01/2021 11:06:26 25 17
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"Remainers were the ones who lobbied and pleaded with Johnson to get a deal, it could be argued they're the greatest patriots of all. It was Brexiteers who were prepared to sacrifice jobs to get their ideologically-pure Brexit."

I'm afraid that's utter rubbish. Most pro-Brexit campaigners (including Johnson himself) did not want no deal. That's a myth pedalled by remoaners.
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22/01/2021 11:06:29 25 7
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Weird that you are convinced that everyone who voted leave wanted no deal, despite spending the last 4 years saying "no-one voted for no deal"!!
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22/01/2021 11:08:41 18 5
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Rubbish, I remember your post saying that Nissan was moving to the continent and that it was the fault of Brexit.
Japan drives on the same side of the road as us and actually exports these cars there so that they can concentrate on other models. It has the advantage of access for Nissan to the wests market too.
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22/01/2021 11:12:09 14 6
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absolute tosh it cannot be argued at all they were trying to scupper brexit now you trying to take high ground project fear was a disgrace and totally disproven
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22/01/2021 11:13:31 9 4
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No they lobbied and pleaded with Johnson to Remain, not the same thing.
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22/01/2021 11:16:11 7 5
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I see you are spouting your normal claptrap, get over it, Brexit is done, time to move on
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22/01/2021 11:16:46 5 3
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How does B******S sound????
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22/01/2021 11:18:04 5 4
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Not true.
The majority of leave voters took the stance that a deal was preferable, but not at any cost.
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22/01/2021 10:47:11 3 2
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Europe just isn't that big a deal anymore for manufacturers

Environmental controls and wealth erosion make other markets more attractive

China/India are the only growth games in town and they are looking for

Europe is a cash cow at best and with so many moving the Northern Europe (including the UK) the only solid growth engine the potential growth of East/South is dwindling
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22/01/2021 10:47:14 18 13
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The Remoaners won’t like this....
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22/01/2021 10:48:32 4 6
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this isnt news its just a statement
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22/01/2021 10:42:23 1041 379
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Great news for the workers, very pleased for you.

Sad news for some on here who’d want Nissan to close the plant just
so they could shout ‘ I told you so’ over Brexit and their failed attempt
to remain in the EU (super)state.
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22/01/2021 10:47:17 179 68
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Im supprised the BBC have let poeple comment on what could be seen as a positive Brexit Story.....
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22/01/2021 10:58:20 51 46
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It seems to be only Brexiteers who complain that everyone does not see Brexit as good. The government have the LIE about brexit - such as Brandon Lewis claiming delays were due to covid, when in fact, it is Brexit.

The reason there are few brexit stories that are positive, is because, there aren't any. That is the factual state of what brexit is.

Good news that the plant is not closing.
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22/01/2021 11:07:16 20 16
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It's great Nissan hasn't decided to move their factory and sack 6,000 workers. But is this really a positive Brexit story? The status quo has be maintained despite Brexit, not because of it.
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22/01/2021 11:09:56 22 19
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It’s not a positive Brexit story. Nissan’s future in Sunderland was already secure before the referendum. All Brexit did was endanger that future for a while. Interesting though that Brexiteers are now reduced to listing the things which were just fine but which Brexit hasn’t actually ruined as being ‘positive results’ of Brexit!
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22/01/2021 11:15:27 2 2
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What are you on about this is neither a brexit or a remainer storey, it would have only become that if they left.
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22/01/2021 10:47:17 8 17
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Congratulations to the Brexiteers who when asked can finally after only 4 and a half years provide one tangible benefit to Brexit.

Although I doubt this one benefit will exceed the cost of Brexit to date and the future cost of Brexit.
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22/01/2021 10:50:59 5 2
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The tangible benefit to me was to leave the EU project of ever closer union, which was now way past the original idea of a trading bloc

The problem with people like you is that you can only judge success or failure by your own rule set
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22/01/2021 10:42:34 59 30
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So...the Remainers were wrong. Totally; utterly wrong.....again.
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22/01/2021 10:50:13 40 28
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They've been wrong about everything......
22/01/2021 16:19:10 1 0
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Nope still correct as they have been all along. Nissan said they'd leave if we didn't get an acceptable deal. Looks like brexiters were wrong. Totally; utterly wrong....again
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jon
22/01/2021 10:47:28 31 3
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just great news......
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22/01/2021 10:47:44 249 25
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I can;t help thinking that, if Sunderland were in the south of England, there would be hundreds of comments about this announcement....

This is seriously good news for the whole of Britain - we should be celebrating it and shouting it from the rooftops!
Thank you, Nissan! Well done, people of Sunderland!
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22/01/2021 10:49:47 183 39
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Too true. The BBC has gone even more London centric during the pandemic.
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22/01/2021 10:52:38 12 4
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Probably because this was actually posted last night but they have only just opened comments up on it now so most people have already read the story, can't think why BBC would do such a thing
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22/01/2021 12:02:15 10 13
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This is seriously good news for the whole of Britain - we should be celebrating it and shouting it from the rooftops!

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O, GLORIOUS, GLORIOUS DAY! One factory that was already here will not be closing!! LAND OF HOPE AND GLORY, DER, DER DER DER DERRRR...
22/01/2021 12:53:33 8 6
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You might well think that, but you're a Northerner, what do you know. LOL

Must be a relief for those folk working at that factory & their families. It can't have been easy being the butt of remainer scare stories, none of whom probably had friends or family working in the factory.

I find it remarkable that a group proclaiming intellectual superiority can be so self-centred, petulant & childish.
22/01/2021 15:23:02 0 0
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Good news if the taxpayer didn't subsidise the business. Why has the letter of comfort not been published?
23/01/2021 00:02:00 3 0
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Just to chip in as a Londoner, I wrote to my MP last year and said I’d be throwing my party membership in the bin if we didn’t get a deal for the car industry. We’re interdependent, relying on the north just as you are on the south. I agree we should be shouting about it too, but we’re just as interested down here. The car on my drive is made in Sunderland and chosen because it was!
23/01/2021 00:04:19 1 1
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Mostly because London is suffering from diversity and that's the main push for the lovies now (wait for this comment to be deleted).
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22/01/2021 10:47:45 1 7
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Pity someone clever couldn't make a 24/7 fully automated vaccine factory delivered using drones, apparently owning a Juke is more of a priority!
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22/01/2021 10:57:01 0 1
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Life goes on. Covid, contrary to what some believe, for the majority of us, is not the be all and end all.
22/01/2021 15:36:26 0 0
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The vaccine factory began construction in 2019 & the government has increased funding by £130 million to ensure its completion is as rapid as possible. This facility will be the most advanced & adaptable in the world & capable of producing 100 million doses a year of whatever vaccine is required.

The drones are a pointless distraction.
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22/01/2021 10:47:54 1 7
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Well parts dont go rotten like fish so well done everyone clap clap
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22/01/2021 10:44:13 196 20
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Excellent now get the Gigafactory earmarked for Blyth built. North East to become a hot bed for renewables (Wind) and electric cars! Freeports for Tyne and Wear also will help massively!
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22/01/2021 10:47:55 35 165
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nonsense your government is skint
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22/01/2021 11:04:58 22 4
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Another nonsensical loser ... read this and weep into your Pastis!

https://doggerbank.com/
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22/01/2021 10:56:16 25 2
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"your government". That suggests a post by an EU 'lobbyist'. Upset because Nissan closed their plant in Spain are we?
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Not as skint as most of the EU. :-)
22/01/2021 12:27:56 11 0
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A lot less skint than if Mr "Free Laptops For All & No Tuition Fees" had been in charge.
Bitter by any chance?
22/01/2021 13:02:59 8 1
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Or someone who keeps changing their HYS username, a clown who is not even amusing and cannot see people are laughing at them not with them.
22/01/2021 13:23:59 12 0
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Our Government surely?or do you have another one?
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As is all other western economies. Where have you been? Don't you know there is a pandemic going on?
22/01/2021 17:13:22 1 0
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I think during this pandemic every government is skint bar the one that caused it.
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it has a printer and is willimg to use it !!
23/01/2021 13:16:58 0 0
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So which is your government? Does your government have an economy bigger than that of the UK?
23/01/2021 13:27:32 0 0
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Be even more skint what it doesn't even chare tax on the stuff it sells to the tax dodgers at the above clowns boved "freeports"....while the locals get minimum wage zero hours contracts to work there.
Brexi-success!!
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I've still lost my right to live, work, study and travel freely in the EU. Those freedoms have been taken from me. This one bit of news nowhere near makes up for that.
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Craig, if you want to live, work or study anywhere in Europe, indeed anywhere in the World, that all remains absolutely within your gift to do so.
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And I bet you can't speak one foreign language - so which country you moving to? More people leave the UK to work in Australia than they do to work in the EU and there's no freedom of movement there....
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ZZZZZZZZZ
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if you have talents/skills that are in demand then there is no reasons why you can't work in the EU. Stay long enough then you can claim citizenship. Just like every other country in the world.

Its up to you to seize the moment!
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I suppose another whine of yours is the cost of housing and the suffering of the yute

Without 500 million others competing in the housing market prices may come down

Swings and roundabouts
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22/01/2021 10:55:51 1 1
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Really? Makes sod all difference to me. Still, them's the breaks in life. Deal with it.
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Get over it Craig. Brexit is done. If you feel that you have lost your freedoms just emigrate or stop whining.
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They are staying because a no-deal was avoided. It was avoided because Britain recognised that it would have suffered the most. That's why the deal they managed to scrape together is such a stinker. The depth of the idiocy that is Brexit is now starting to unfold. Even the most rabid Brexiters must see that.
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Crying because you were wrong. Be a big boy and swallow your pride.
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One wonders why every status-quo announcement is greeted by brexiters as a victory! Very concerning, the new dawn seems to be trying to stay the same but with a big bill.
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No the big bill would have been incurred by remaining. £10 billion membership fee (net) plus who knows how much for the COVID fund
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£120 billion spent on brexit already and biggest GDP hit over last year of all G7 countries. Not big enough for you? Spent more on brexit than a lifetime of EU membership. Not big enough for you. Do the sums.
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Nothing but fantastic news. It's sad to see how many people have become so entrenched in their viewpoint that to be proven 'right' they'd have happily see thousands lose their jobs. Onwards and upwards.
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Absolutely. Amazing how many remoaners would actually like to see their own country fail just to be proved right. Sad, bitter little people. You lost the democratic vote. Move on and support your country instead of trying to undermine it.
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It is good news.

The really dangerous people in this - remainers have been sidelined and ignored - are the No Deal zealots that would have seen Nissan close.

Remember it was Minford who would have been happy to see the the whole UK car industry as collateral damage in this sorry tale.
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Er...actually it's the LEAVERS who are happy to see thousands lose their jobs - remainers voted to continue keeping the benefits of being part of the EU.
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It's because I didn't want thousands to lose their jobs that I voted Remain.

Maybe I was right and maybe I was wrong, but see where we are in 5 years when it has all settled down.
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Happy days. Life goes on big business trying to make more money off of the back of tax payers.
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The Remoaners won’t like this....
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this isnt news its just a statement
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Nissan lit uplands.
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So, status quo is now a victory? Stinks of desperation really doesn't it?
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Is the status quo supposed to be a defeat?
At least the BBC are coming out with a story de-bunking all the previous tittle tattle they peddled about it closing.
This is effectively a retraction of previous "news"
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“This is effectively a retraction of previous "news"”

Why don’t you actually read those articles. They were about car manufacturers leaving IF THERE WAS NO FREE TRADE AGREEMENT. Thank goodness there was at least a FTA for goods. That doesn’t put us ahead, it just brings us back to nearly where we were but with no seat at the table and no certainty for the financial and service industries.
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You don't understand what the word debunk means.
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It doesn't debunk it in the slightest...?
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This is where Cultists are going to claim a Brexit dividend isn't it, oblivious to it being a risk of Brexit that just happens to have fallen away and not any sort of gain from leaving the EU.
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Remoaners are the cultists, they can’t let it go and move
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Narrator - "It was".....
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Great news for the workers, very pleased for you.

Sad news for some on here who’d want Nissan to close the plant just
so they could shout ‘ I told you so’ over Brexit and their failed attempt
to remain in the EU (super)state.
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The crucial requirement if there is to be a future for cars made in Britain is making batteries here too
This will need government support the same as in most other car making countries
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Like the planned new battery Gigafactory at Blyth, and Nissan announcing they will make batteries in the UK for UK-built electric cars?
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I'm not entirely sure that is allowed under the EU play book? Or had you forgotten already?
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Fantastic to have some good news at last. The difference between a deal that reduces tariffs and no deal is great for big corporates especially those that already are among the most productive in the World. Less so for other businesses perhaps but let's at least celebrate some good news for once. What we really need is to see is new green field sites being established.
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Agreed, it is good news. I sense you may have voted remain and I leave. But at least we are in agreement here. Also, I agree totally with the green field sites and one thing I feel is that the government (conservative or labour) can no longer hide behind any beaurocratic, smoke and mirrors, that it is down to the EU. The government of the UK is now responsible for its actions.
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Oh dear sad faces around the Brussels Broadcasting Corporation newsroom having to report this.
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In fairness, they did post it at midnight hoping no-one would see it
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And then open a further slew of HYSs in an attempt to dilute the attention.
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They did post it long before the Daily Mail, but for you Nigel worshippers, of course, the Mail is just another left-wing propaganda sheet.
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So where are all the remoaners who told us that Nissan would close the Sunderland plant
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They're still moaning, they will never stop.
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If we had had a no deal they would have. As it is this is good news but watch out that they may have been promised reduced workers rights in exchange
22/01/2021 16:23:02 0 0
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Tricky to find one as a "remoaner" is just an insult brexiters need to resort to when they lose an argument against those with more knowledge and understanding than them. Ironic really as all we've heard from brexiters is moan, moan, whinge whinge, whine, whine for the last 5 years......
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Brexit: Nissan commits to keep making cars in Sunderland...Great news for the North East and Sunderland in particular. Nissan owes this to the UK as the Government has funded Nissan in the past. The Nissan workforce is highly skilled and productivity is very high. They have been incredibly loyal to Nissan. 70,000 plus jobs run the Nissan operation in the UK from manufacture and supply chain.
And this will mean appreciably fewer toxic emissions from the rotting corpse of Remain. Happy days for the majority in this country who are fed up with the constantly negative whining of the Referendum losers. Removed
Big picture please brexitards. UK economic hit from COVID triple that of Germany and worst in G7. In fact one of worst in world. Down to brexit I'm afraid. But, you keep focusing on what suits you and watch the UK GDP dwindle. Removed
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22/01/2021 10:52:47 3 2
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In much the same manner that you focus on your own agenda.
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22/01/2021 10:53:01 1 2
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Why would the economic damage done by COVID have anything whatsoever to do with Brexit? Would still being in the EU miraculously mean we survived COVID better? Just a typical remoaner attempt to link absolutely everything to Brexit. Bitter little people, sadly.
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??????
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"you keep focusing on what suits you"

Kettle black
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This is true. Covid has been a godsend, they can blame it for brexit failings for decades. And I’m sure they will.
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On the plus side, not going to be responsible for the "grants" given to the Southern EU nations that are so inept they can't collect tax.

When did anyone in the EU get a say on them borrowing money and taking a huge step to a federal Europe?
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Comedy Gold.... ??????
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22/01/2021 10:56:07 2 1
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Sadly this is true and the only hope is the UK making more which may happen if we take the right decisions in government.
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22/01/2021 10:56:49 2 1
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I hate to break it to you but a forecast 8% GDP decline in 2020 is not triple the 5% seen in Germany. I don't think Brexit is ideal for the economy but you're just pushing a narrative of nonsense.
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The government could easily help the uk motor industry by following the example of EU countries ie Germany ,France and Italy, tell government departments to make long term deals with UK based companies to supply the majority of cars required.
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Let me guess..... I bet the remoaners still moan about Brexit and try to cast a shadow over this announcement.
Sad little people
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I'm just relieved the announcement wasn't the other way, same as you
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How much has sterling fallen in value as a result of you actions?
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Why is this news?

Surely a truckie getting his ham sandwich confiscated, an obscure dutch bike shop refusing to ship or a middle-class woman having to pay VAT are the real stories of Brexit?
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Couldn't have put it better myself, John
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That's because you wrote it.
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In terms of assessing Brexit it is ‘not bad news’ rather than being a positive achievement. It is not a demonstration of the success of Brexit to retain companies that were already here, and are staying despite the new trade barriers that Brexit has erected.
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ahh, but you claimed we couldn't regain political independence without economic catastrophe, the Nissan plant was an example frequently cited.
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Tell that to the Honda employees
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22/01/2021 12:18:21 5 3
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And it has been hit, as has the whole auto/manufacturing industry...? Just because they're staying that doesn't make it a Brexit success! Such a low bar.
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"ahh, but you claimed we couldn't regain political independence without economic catastrophe"

... and we haven't!

Tariff free access is while the UK maintains a LPF and standards.

If that political independence is used to diverge, Tariffs are sure to appear. :P
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I can;t help thinking that, if Sunderland were in the south of England, there would be hundreds of comments about this announcement....

This is seriously good news for the whole of Britain - we should be celebrating it and shouting it from the rooftops!
Thank you, Nissan! Well done, people of Sunderland!
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Too true. The BBC has gone even more London centric during the pandemic.
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Good job Johnson performed his obligatory u turn and didn’t lead the country off a cliff with his no deal.
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Britain remains an excellent place to do business.
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As long as it is not tied up in counter-productive red tape
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Tell that to the fishermen and sheep farmers.
22/01/2021 12:42:14 7 3
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The Brexit campaigner Sir Jim Ratcliffe certainly agrees with you on that

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55236852

or maybe he doesn't
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Good news - must be a big relief to the reckless Leave voters
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22/01/2021 10:54:33 3 3
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And bad news for those seeking doom and gloom
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and a slap down for the undemocratic remainers.
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22/01/2021 10:56:27 0 3
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remainers want uk total destruction so they can say "I told you so" very sad
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22/01/2021 10:42:34 59 30
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So...the Remainers were wrong. Totally; utterly wrong.....again.
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They've been wrong about everything......
22/01/2021 12:36:29 3 5
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Including sterling falling?
22/01/2021 14:50:18 0 0
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You and MkIII , are so right and an inspiration to the greatness of our fair land..... oh wait I voted remain.
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22/01/2021 10:50:16 9 9
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Which UK lithium mine will Nissan be exploiting?
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"Japanese car maker Nissan has told the BBC its Sunderland plant is secure for the long term as a result of the trade deal reached between the UK and the EU."

--

Well this news will have Guardian readers choking on their lattes and avocado toast this morning.
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Guardian readers are still choking on the fact that their chosen rag was founded on the proceeds of slavery by a Manchester cotton merchant. Removed
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Oh those clever sorts and their newspapers with facts and big words. Bet you read the express and never ever question its editorial standards, nastiness or made up stuff.
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Thanks Jon, this is the best laugh i have had to date in lockdown 3.
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So is a large number of tory ministers and MPs. Do your homework.
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No one wants the country to fail. Not sure where you got that from.

However does suggest no deal may have made Nissan think twice. Which is what the warnings were about.
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22/01/2021 10:50:39 29 11
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My social media feed is full of those who want to see the country fail.
All they post is "I told you so" when some 26 yr old londoner has to send their £200 coat back to the EU cause the company didn't follow import regulations and now they have to pay £50 extra.
22/01/2021 13:49:08 1 0
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So this is some sort of Brexit success.
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Excellent news, especially with the nearby battery factory being built at Blyth. The future looks bright for the North East...
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Oh wow, a battery factory and Nissan is all that there is in the north East huh.....
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22/01/2021 10:47:58 10 18
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I've still lost my right to live, work, study and travel freely in the EU. Those freedoms have been taken from me. This one bit of news nowhere near makes up for that.
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22/01/2021 10:50:57 8 2
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Craig, if you want to live, work or study anywhere in Europe, indeed anywhere in the World, that all remains absolutely within your gift to do so.
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You missed the word 'freely'. No limitations, visa free, not having to return after 90 days. You can't do that 'anywhere in the world'.
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Congratulations to the Brexiteers who when asked can finally after only 4 and a half years provide one tangible benefit to Brexit.

Although I doubt this one benefit will exceed the cost of Brexit to date and the future cost of Brexit.
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22/01/2021 10:50:59 5 2
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The tangible benefit to me was to leave the EU project of ever closer union, which was now way past the original idea of a trading bloc

The problem with people like you is that you can only judge success or failure by your own rule set
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But ... we were told that they were going to leave the UK after Brexit.

Thank goodness I got my Brexit survival kit eh? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-leeds-46842937

Remember, anytime now we are going to run out of sandwiches. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44960293
A fool and their money are easily parted Removed
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Kwarteng said he'd reduce workers rights so Nissan decided to stay.

After all, the Japanese have the concept of "Karoshi."
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Great news for the workers, very pleased for you.

Sad news for some on here who’d want Nissan to close the plant just
so they could shout ‘ I told you so’ over Brexit and their failed attempt
to remain in the EU (super)state.
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22/01/2021 10:51:24 91 135
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You know the production at the plant has currently ceased because they can't get parts in right now due to brexit, right?

I agree its good news, but its not that great when you take that other story into account
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Due to the pandemic, not Brexit? The story says its the pandemic?
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Just a flat out lie. The article actually says the problems with supply of parts is due to the pandemic.
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Keep up with the real news. Nothing to do with Brexit. There's a global shortage of semiconductor chips and other volume producers are cutting production: https://www.autoblog.com/2021/01/08/nissan-honda-production-semiconductor-chip-shortage
Nissan arent saying that though are they, just a stupid remainer comment. Nissan have put it down to COVID, You lot blurt anything to try and promote your lost cause :0) Removed
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22/01/2021 11:15:36 1 2
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Not all supply chain issues are due to Brexit, these were happening last year.

Many parts are shipped from Japan, not EU.
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So, status quo is now a victory? Stinks of desperation really doesn't it?
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I think you'll find that what you smell is the scorching brains of a remainer.
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Hmm not sure about that, all i smell is all the food rotting at our ports
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22/01/2021 10:48:18 5 4
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No the big bill would have been incurred by remaining. £10 billion membership fee (net) plus who knows how much for the COVID fund
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22/01/2021 10:51:24 0 4
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£120 billion spent on brexit already and biggest GDP hit over last year of all G7 countries. Not big enough for you? Spent more on brexit than a lifetime of EU membership. Not big enough for you. Do the sums.
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Britain remains an excellent place to do business.
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As long as it is not tied up in counter-productive red tape
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Great news for the workers, very pleased for you.

Sad news for some on here who’d want Nissan to close the plant just
so they could shout ‘ I told you so’ over Brexit and their failed attempt
to remain in the EU (super)state.
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22/01/2021 10:51:48 54 101
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This is just a plaster. I agree it's great news but the agreement with the EU had intentionally protected this industry. The agreement did not protect the fishing industry. So where are the plasters and where are the real industries that will be hit?
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I've still lost my right to live, work, study and travel freely in the EU. Those freedoms have been taken from me. This one bit of news nowhere near makes up for that.
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22/01/2021 10:52:13 2 1
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And I bet you can't speak one foreign language - so which country you moving to? More people leave the UK to work in Australia than they do to work in the EU and there's no freedom of movement there....
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So where are all the remoaners who told us that Nissan would close the Sunderland plant
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22/01/2021 10:52:14 29 12
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They're still moaning, they will never stop.
22/01/2021 13:07:36 2 1
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“Still moaning, they will never stop” - like Brexiteers stopped moaning after the 1973 referendum.
Get used to it. You’ve 40 years of “moaning” from us to come.
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They are staying because a no-deal was avoided. It was avoided because Britain recognised that it would have suffered the most. That's why the deal they managed to scrape together is such a stinker. The depth of the idiocy that is Brexit is now starting to unfold. Even the most rabid Brexiters must see that.
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Crying because you were wrong. Be a big boy and swallow your pride.
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Well done for bringing the debate back to Wetherspoon bar stool level.
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SCRAP THE DEAL!!

WTO NOW!!

PROSPER UK!!
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Bet it pains the anti Brexit BBC to right not only are Nissan staying they are investing further with battery plant at the site. Great news for Sunderland and shows we can and will prosper outside the EU
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22/01/2021 10:52:18 32 43
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You could read the headline as: “Govt uses taxpayers’ money to bribe Nissan into staying”.

Some fools refuse to see what’s right in front of them.
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Happy to accept your comment - do you have a link ? Thanks.
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You could also see that's what the rest of Europe (esp. France) have been doing for years, despite the rules saying it's not allowed
and unless you've been living under a rock for decades you'd already know that successive Govts. have always, 'bribed' as you put it, car manufacturers in the UK but don't let facts spoil your little rant ;) ...as you say some fools refuse to see what's right in front of them...fools also dismiss facts to make themselves look better than they really are :) Removed
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The French government 'loaned' Renault (who own 40% of Nissan) €5.4 billion last year - does that count as bribery as well?
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Wonder how much the government paid them.....
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Not nearly as much as the grubby eu would be expecting us to shove their way to pay for the damage done by the covid outbreak.
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Great news for the workers, very pleased for you.

Sad news for some on here who’d want Nissan to close the plant just
so they could shout ‘ I told you so’ over Brexit and their failed attempt
to remain in the EU (super)state.
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So Nissan decide to stay. Brexiteers think a nil nil draw is a victory.
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We also have a free trade agreement with Japan, so there's that.
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Better than your lot thinking it would be 1- 0 to them. And we are only in the first halve, country is going to be so much stronger as a trading nation. Yes EU trade might well fall but theres a big world that seems to be open to the UK to trade with. Time you moved on found another lost cause to chase.
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22/01/2021 11:18:31 8 7
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There is at least one uber-remainer here who is claiming it as a victory for Remain. I know, you couldn't make it up could you.
Something a bit fishy about this... oh, wrong brexit story, this is the one where brexitards claim the sunny uplands are coming into view.... sigh, bless...

By the way, there are no remainers anymore, we left, didn't you brexit evangelicals notice?
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Do you need your mummy? Removed
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22/01/2021 10:55:05 1 1
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Sad person.
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22/01/2021 10:55:26 0 1
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"By the way, there are no remainers anymore, we left, didn't you brexit evangelicals notice?"
Nope - there's 'Leavers' and 'workers' (if covid and red tape allows....)
How old are you - 'brexitards' - I guess about 6 Removed
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22/01/2021 10:57:43 0 2
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Remainers/Remoaners is still valid shorthand for those, who, whilst perhaps now accepting the fact of Brexit, still wish the worst for us and our economy, in order to justify their view of the world.
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22/01/2021 10:47:44 249 25
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I can;t help thinking that, if Sunderland were in the south of England, there would be hundreds of comments about this announcement....

This is seriously good news for the whole of Britain - we should be celebrating it and shouting it from the rooftops!
Thank you, Nissan! Well done, people of Sunderland!
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22/01/2021 10:52:38 12 4
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Probably because this was actually posted last night but they have only just opened comments up on it now so most people have already read the story, can't think why BBC would do such a thing
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22/01/2021 11:24:48 8 9
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Because the staff cannot moderate overnight, as they are at home.
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22/01/2021 10:47:58 10 18
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I've still lost my right to live, work, study and travel freely in the EU. Those freedoms have been taken from me. This one bit of news nowhere near makes up for that.
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22/01/2021 10:52:44 1 1
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ZZZZZZZZZ
Big picture please brexitards. UK economic hit from COVID triple that of Germany and worst in G7. In fact one of worst in world. Down to brexit I'm afraid. But, you keep focusing on what suits you and watch the UK GDP dwindle. Removed
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22/01/2021 10:52:47 3 2
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In much the same manner that you focus on your own agenda.
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22/01/2021 10:52:48 5 5
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This is just a plaster. I agree it's great news but the agreement with the EU had intentionally protected this industry. The agreement did not protect the fishing industry. So where are the plasters and where are the real industries that will be hit?
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22/01/2021 10:53:00 6 2
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Good news let us all hope we can keep competitive in a world of COVID-19
Big picture please brexitards. UK economic hit from COVID triple that of Germany and worst in G7. In fact one of worst in world. Down to brexit I'm afraid. But, you keep focusing on what suits you and watch the UK GDP dwindle. Removed
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22/01/2021 10:53:01 1 2
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Why would the economic damage done by COVID have anything whatsoever to do with Brexit? Would still being in the EU miraculously mean we survived COVID better? Just a typical remoaner attempt to link absolutely everything to Brexit. Bitter little people, sadly.
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22/01/2021 10:53:13 7 7
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Excellent news but the biggest surprise was the BBC having a Have your Say on a positive news despite Brexit story.
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22/01/2021 10:54:55 7 7
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Give the bbc bashing a rest... the bbc bends over to be unbiased, just does not suit your agenda to notice that fact.
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22/01/2021 10:57:10 3 1
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now that you point it out - true.
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22/01/2021 10:57:51 4 2
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So to be clear
You don't like when BBC has HYS on a negative Brexit story
You don't like when BBC has HYS on a positive Brexit story
You just want Brexit to be your dirty little secret?
Big picture please brexitards. UK economic hit from COVID triple that of Germany and worst in G7. In fact one of worst in world. Down to brexit I'm afraid. But, you keep focusing on what suits you and watch the UK GDP dwindle. Removed
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22/01/2021 10:53:21 1 1
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??????
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22/01/2021 10:53:25 9 17
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Unfortunately this is all a drop in the ocean compared to the damage done by this silly brexit already and the future damage to the UK's credibility. Sad times.
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22/01/2021 11:05:05 1 2
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Pathetic!!!
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22/01/2021 10:49:41 275 75
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Couldn't have put it better myself, John
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22/01/2021 10:53:29 9 45
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That's because you wrote it.
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22/01/2021 10:58:58 48 3
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"That's because you wrote it."

Yes in our Russian spy headquarters. LOL
22/01/2021 13:09:44 8 1
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As if you and ubercurmudgeon aren't the same user. Both been spouting the same tired old comments in the same style for years ??
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22/01/2021 10:46:00 341 405
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So, status quo is now a victory? Stinks of desperation really doesn't it?
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22/01/2021 10:53:30 45 7
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It is not a status quo story, LEAF batteries are to be made in the UK. That is a big change and one that is likely to be built upon. Would Nissan have increased battery production if we were still in the EU? Or would the EU have continued to allow batteries to be imported from Japan?