1….so you want Brit consumers to pay more do you…..supermarkets buy from the most cost effective suppliers…ICI taken over by Dutch giants co Akzo Nobel, still mfr in the UK…Ford still make engines in the UK..Marconi were run into the ground …
…lost government owned utilties…er…now owned by the French and Germans thanks to Boris’ gf Thatcher, like our Railways thanks to Tory policies now owned by, German, French, Italian and Dutch gov companies….why do you hate profitable well run efficient companies…?
Profitable well run companies?
They come here, buy up important British companies, take the brains and Patents away, close the company down and throw the skilled labour and all those jobs on the scrap heap. Ford are a shadow of their past, they have a small Engine plant in London, Dagenham was the size of a small town! There used to be a Foundry in Bingley, Yorks, ‘Repton Foundary’, they made castings for Ford engines & Gearboxes. Taxpayers paid them to move their Transit plant from Southampton to Turkey with EU funding and Turkey aren’t even in EU? Marconi, a former GEC company, bought up Plessey and a subsidiary of Siemans AG in 1989, it then hit ‘difficulties’ and the bulk of it swallowed up by Ericsson Telecoms, some went to British Aerospace which ended up as BAE, all the time shipping jobs and transferring patents. BAE is soon to be taken over by Lockheed Martin and Rolls Royce is to be split into three, with the ‘mini-nuclear’ section going to China! This because under EU competition rules, Government aren’t allowed to subsidise and RR Aero need financing! All the time jobs and patents and skills are being wasted!
The Trains may be owned by Government, but that’s so the taxpayer pays for the upkeep of the lines. All the trains are ran by Private franchise, who keep the profits!
This deprives the local economy of all that income, Government lose all that income tax and NI, as well as the Corporation tax, never mind the Black Holes in the Pension Funds, which gets swept under the carpet, after a very brief public hearing! And all this is good and must be applauded? This has been going on since the 60’s when Supermarkets moved in on small shopkeepers. Buying cheap in bulk off threatened Farmers, allowed them to undercut the ‘little-man’! Then DIY, Garages, at present they are attacking Sole Trader Hoteliers, worldwide, with their cheap All-In Deals. They won’t be happy until they control every aspect of the economy in ALL nations!
We had our last Navy ships built in S Korea, Cammell-Laird in Birkenhead, nr Liverpool, have just won a £600m contract to build 2 Frigates. The first thing they announced was 300 redundancies? They’ve learnt how to play the game, decimate your staff and recruit as needed via Agency labour. Saves them paying; Sick-Pay, Holiday-Pay, NI and Income Tax! The country can’t afford this loss to the system and the area can’t afford this loss to its economy! This is why we need to get away from a Corporate driven EU and a Capitalist driven destructive Government.
Leaving opens us up to a cheaper market, away from the protectionism of the SM & CU and into the big wide world!
Have you not took stock of our choices?
6 Energy Companies.
6 DIY Retailers
They allow the little corner shops, to cover out of hours sales. We are being pigeon holed.