SDLP MLA says 95 Wrightbus job losses a 'devastating blow'

raetsel

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All public services contracts should be to UK own businesses only, protectionism yes. The only agruement against protectionism is that is stops you gaining business outside of the UK. Which is very true if your trying to sell a substandard product at above standard price, by protecting UK businesses you are maintaining UK business which may sell above standard product at above standard price.
Yeah, like an Austin Allegro or a Vauxhall Avenger or even this pile of Brit-crap......................................



Have you ever wondered why British manufacturing tanked in the 1960's, Sherlock? :)

Your self-esteem is based on a large dose of helium, which if inhaled, also gives you a squeaky voice.
 


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Cut n paste again and again. Muppet.
So, tell us how it all will work out. You are a committed Brexiteer.

Your answer will be forwarded to the Tory party, which you support (and currently has no idea what they are doing). They need you. The EU will consider your lonely contribution for their appraisal.

Unfortunately for you and I, for different reasons, Brexit is fúcked.

The combined might of the Tories and the DUP couln't eventually stop Britain looking a bit like a drunk on the world stage.

The rest of us look at Britain as a friend who has ADHD. Luckily you are not part of Britain, so you have a chance.
 

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So, tell us how it all will work out. You are a committed Brexiteer.

Your answer will be forwarded to the Tory party, which you support (and currently has no idea what they are doing). They need you. The EU will consider your lonely contribution for their appraisal.

Unfortunately for you and I, for different reasons, Brexit is fúcked.

The combined might of the Tories and the DUP couln't eventually stop Britain looking a bit like a drunk on the world stage.

The rest of us look at Britain as a friend who has ADHD. Luckily you are not part of Britain, so you have a chance.
You are posting garbled nonsense as an irrelevant response to what I posted.
 

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There are many reasons why someone would wish the UK to leave the EU, not just economic.

If you are seeing that leaving the EU would only be good for Wrightbus specifically if the internal bus market was the future reliance of the company, then you aren’t really looking very hard. Poor analysis from you.
From a manufacturing point of view I can see no upside to Brexit. That said the man from the Bus manufacturing company must have considered that their would be some advantage for his business.
 

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Meh. The owner of Wrightbus was a vocal and influential Brexit supporter. The uncertainties in the UK are down to Brexit. The owner of Wrightbus will not have to live with any difficulties which arise.
It is always brexit with you and your ilk.
Wright bus export more buses to non EU countries than to EU countries, Brexit has nothing to do with it.
 

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Yeah, like an Austin Allegro or a Vauxhall Avenger or even this pile of Brit-crap......................................



Have you ever wondered why British manufacturing tanked in the 1960's, Sherlock? :)

Your self-esteem is based on a large dose of helium, which if inhaled, also gives you a squeaky voice.
Too many immigrant Irish workers being employed?
 

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From a manufacturing point of view I can see no upside to Brexit. That said the man from the Bus manufacturing company must have considered that their would be some advantage for his business.
You said “What I do not see is what he thought it would be other than getting the uk to buy his buses?”.

Maybe you could start with who his current customer base is and where his future markets are likely to be. Also, where his components come from. That’d something to look at before writing off Brexit economically on his behalf.
 

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You said “What I do not see is what he thought it would be other than getting the uk to buy his buses?”.

Maybe you could start with who his current customer base is and where his future markets are likely to be. Also, where his components come from. That’d something to look at before writing off Brexit economically on his behalf.


One thing for sure, customer base for his buses can't be Britain as High St England continues to shut down with many more store closures thus lessening demand for buses to bring people into the towns for shopping.
 

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You said “What I do not see is what he thought it would be other than getting the uk to buy his buses?”.

Maybe you could start with who his current customer base is and where his future markets are likely to be. Also, where his components come from. That’d something to look at before writing off Brexit economically on his behalf.
The wright bus uses mostly parts from the likes of Volvo / Scania /DAF which come from the EU. They are designing new buses including Electrical but they lost the contract for the new Belfast bus to a firm from the EU.

With Brexit being handled such that they are half in and half out of the EU makes their position in the market difficult. Buses are a long term investment and thus the current status of the UK is going to be very difficult for them.
 

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The wright bus uses mostly parts from the likes of Volvo / Scania /DAF which come from the EU. They are designing new buses including Electrical but they lost the contract for the new Belfast bus to a firm from the EU.

With Brexit being handled such that they are half in and half out of the EU makes their position in the market difficult. Buses are a long term investment and thus the current status of the UK is going to be very difficult for them.
The Wright Group
 

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Too many immigrant Irish workers being employed?
As you're Irish yourself I'm surprised by your lack of self-respect. But no. The Irish who went to Britain worked hard and wouldn't have had a chance of employment there otherwise. Also most of them worked in construction, rather than in manufacturing anyway.
The reason British industry tanked is obvious. The quality of workmanship was crap and the world at large knew it. British cars became a byword for shoddy production. And that was at least partly because of the power of corrupt trade union officials, who in the end were calling people out on strike for the most trivial and ridiculous of reasons. I remember one particular wild-cat strike in a motor production plant called because a worker was sacked after being caught taking a nap. Anyone who wonders how a monster like Thatcher ever got elected only needs to know that to understand that she was a backlash against that sort of tom-foolery.
 

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You said “What I do not see is what he thought it would be other than getting the uk to buy his buses?”.

Maybe you could start with who his current customer base is and where his future markets are likely to be. Also, where his components come from. That’d something to look at before writing off Brexit economically on his behalf.
The wright bus uses mostly parts from the likes of Volvo / Scania /DAF which come from the EU. They are designing new buses including Electrical but they lost the contract for the new Belfast bus to a firm from the EU.

With Brexit being handled such that they are half in and half out of the EU makes their position in the market difficult. Buses are a long term investment and thus the current status of the UK is going to be very difficult for them.

Thats you told McSlaggart .. ffs :roll: lol


edit - I bet you were expecting a little more :roll: lol
 
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As you're Irish yourself I'm surprised by your lack of self-respect. But no. The Irish who went to Britain worked hard and wouldn't have had a chance of employment there otherwise. Also most of them worked in construction, rather than in manufacturing anyway.
The reason British industry tanked is obvious. The quality of workmanship was crap and the world at large knew it. British cars became a byword for shoddy production. And that was at least partly because of the power of corrupt trade union officials, who in the end were calling people out on strike for the most trivial and ridiculous of reasons. I remember one particular wild-cat strike in a motor production plant called because a worker was sacked after being caught taking a nap. Anyone who wonders how a monster like Thatcher ever got elected only needs to know that to understand that she was a backlash against that sort of tom-foolery.
Brirtish Leyland wasnt it .. crazy stuff !!

Apparently on the building sites in London there would have been a strike if a digger driver had got off his digger & moved a shovel instead of driving over it ... that wasnt his job apparently :shock:
 

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Brirtish Leyland wasnt it .. crazy stuff !!

Apparently on the building sites in London there would have been a strike if a digger driver had got off his digger & moved a shovel instead of driving over it ... that wasnt his job apparently :shock:


Words like British Leyland obviously send the craicpots into a frenzy as they believe it has got something to do w:lol:ith them.......God Help them.:lol::lol::lol:
 

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Words like British Leyland obviously send the craicpots into a frenzy as they believe it has got something to do w:lol:ith them.......God Help them.:lol::lol::lol:
Ah no MM, thats "UKish Leyland" you're thinking of :shock: lol
 

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Funny how the factory in India is not front and centeral

"The new Wrightbus International assembly plant has a capacity to produce 1,500 vehicles per annum for the Indian market and currently employs 140 local workers, a number that is set to increase rapidly as bus production begins in Chennai. The R&D of the new product range was carried out at Wrights Group headquarters in Northern Ireland with the valued support of Invest Northern Ireland, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund."

Read more at: https://www.ballymenatimes.com/news/business/wrightbus-open-factory-in-india-1-6767915
 

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Funny how the factory in India is not front and centeral

"The new Wrightbus International assembly plant has a capacity to produce 1,500 vehicles per annum for the Indian market and currently employs 140 local workers, a number that is set to increase rapidly as bus production begins in Chennai. The R&D of the new product range was carried out at Wrights Group headquarters in Northern Ireland with the valued support of Invest Northern Ireland, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund."

Read more at: https://www.ballymenatimes.com/news/business/wrightbus-open-factory-in-india-1-6767915




Raza is a Brexiteer ffs (part embolden:lol:).....you simple can not make such AH's up.
 

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Funny how the factory in India is not front and centeral

"The new Wrightbus International assembly plant has a capacity to produce 1,500 vehicles per annum for the Indian market and currently employs 140 local workers, a number that is set to increase rapidly as bus production begins in Chennai. The R&D of the new product range was carried out at Wrights Group headquarters in Northern Ireland with the valued support of Invest Northern Ireland, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund."

Read more at: https://www.ballymenatimes.com/news/business/wrightbus-open-factory-in-india-1-6767915
You miss the point that with their Integral chassis production in Antrim, their reliance on Volvo for chassis's is negated going forward.
 


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