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Another firm to fall foul of the economic maelstrom?


ArtyisBack

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The Patton group is one of those firms that are synonymous with an area. Ballymena has been the home of this firm for generations. But it looks like the wolves are circling.

BBC News - Ballymena firm Patton facing cash pressures


Yet another victim following the collapse of the souths construction bubble.
 

Portadown madman

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Lets hope negotiations with the Bank come to some sort of an Agreement.

Nobody wants to see people losing their jobs, especially this time of the year.
 

eskrimador

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The stupid fekers jumped on the property boom and built up a large portfolio that collapsed.

Yet another example of opportunists who wanted to play the game and were part of the opportunism that drove property prices through the roof. Now, t's going to cost good men their jobs because of their cowboy bosses
 

eskrimador

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Lets hope negotiations with the Bank come to some sort of an Agreement.

Nobody wants to see people losing their jobs, especially this time of the year.
Now, there's a thing. Isn't it odd how often there are big job losses this time of the year? Just something I've noticed over the years
 

Portadown madman

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The stupid fekers jumped on the property boom and built up a large portfolio that collapsed.

Yet another example of opportunists who wanted to play the game and were part of the opportunism that drove property prices through the roof. Now, t's going to cost good men their jobs because of their cowboy bosses
Company my brother worked for went bust about year and a half ago. cowboy quantity surveyor was pricing jobs for next to nothing.

Company sank quick, subcontract Plasterers, Brickies, etc, lost everything.
 

eskrimador

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Company my brother worked for went bust about year and a half ago. cowboy quantity surveyor was pricing jobs for next to nothing.

Company sank quick, subcontract Plasterers, Brickies, etc, lost everything.
My brother is a joiner and he walked off jobs because of the shoddy standards used. He worked on the first phase of those flats at the Musgrave/motorway junction and was happy but the second one was, according to him, a fukkin joke.

Meanwhile, DUP/SF will hit these guys and their families hard with the welform reforms when all they want is a day's work, which those stupid arses cant's facillitate.

Sure, we'll give them all another big pay packet in 2015
 

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With No Paisley's in a senior position in the executive - its hard to see how Patton could survive.
DUP have 3 seats up there, and Sinn Féin have one ... albeit to the likes of Drew, Storey, McIIveen and McKay who are relatively over-performing but minor figures in the parties relevant.
 

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Meanwhile, DUP/SF will hit these guys and their families hard with the welfare reforms when all they want is a day's work, which those stupid arses cant facilitate.
Bit of risk they won four seats out of the six seats. The most popular DUPer seems to be aware of the rising apathy among voters

Despite the cuts handed down by the Tory government, we prioritised action that will deliver real change on the ground. We have just launched a £27m package of special initiatives to tackle the deep-seated problems in working class areas such as literacy and numeracy.
We created £80m Social Investment Fund which prioritised action on the ground for working class communities. We created the Social Protection Fund to provide help and assistance to the most vulnerable in our society.
Finally, we must make politics stronger. The public and political will is too often frustrated or killed by process or procedure. This is not unique to Northern Ireland but commonplace across Western democracies.
When an elected official is less able to act on the public will the motivation for the public to vote declines. Northern Ireland should be in the vanguard of pushing back against this. We must reduce the bureaucracy and rebuild the power of democratic politics.”[emphasis added]
Of course said comment has been quickly taken down from the DUP website.
 

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