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New BRITISH trains

Discussion in 'General Business Forum' started by dave archer, Mar 3, 2018.

  1. dave archer

    dave archer UKBF Regular Free Member

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    What a load of Ballcocks.

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/9...rains-Siemens-investment-Goole-East-Yorkshire

    Maybe Transport secretary Chris Grayling can explain how they will be BRITISH trains?
    Where a German company is manufacturing German trains in England.
    Because it will be cheaper for that company to make them over here.


    That's similar to claiming that HONDA is making British Honda cars in Britain.

    Maybe Transport secretary Chris Grayling can explain why there is not a BRITISH company
    making BRITISH trains ?

    This Government’s £13 billion investment could have built a BRITISH factory to build BRITISH trains.

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    Posted: Mar 3, 2018 By: dave archer Member since: Mar 8, 2014
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  2. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Which country are the trains made in?

    It doesn't matter to me what nationality the company running the plant is. If it matters to you then buy the plant and you can then have a British company making goods at a plant in Britain using British workers.

    Otherwise don't complain when some foreign company is willing to invest and pay staff in this country.

    Can you name any particular British factory besides the one you already have that has the capacity and ability to build trains? And did such a factory bid to build trains but lost?
     
    Posted: Mar 3, 2018 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  3. GTL

    GTL UKBF Regular Free Member

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    I can explain why there are no BRITISH companies making BRITISH trains.

    It is because no BRITISH companies want to.
     
    Posted: Mar 3, 2018 By: GTL Member since: Sep 18, 2017
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  4. atmosbob

    atmosbob UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Hornby?
     
    Posted: Mar 3, 2018 By: atmosbob Member since: Oct 26, 2009
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  5. MikeJ

    MikeJ UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    Things that are bad according to some people

    1) Foreign companies making things in Britain
    2) British companies making things overseas.
     
    Posted: Mar 3, 2018 By: MikeJ Member since: Jan 15, 2008
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  6. dave archer

    dave archer UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Hornby re-located to China in 1995.

    MADE IN CHINA :eek::eek: :D
     
    Posted: Mar 8, 2018 By: dave archer Member since: Mar 8, 2014
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  7. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Hornby are owned by Phoenix Asset Management in London.

    So are you claiming that items made in Britain are not British due to foreign company owning the company

    and

    items made in China are Chinese despite the fact that a British company own the company?

    Because you would then be contradicting your own views.
     
    Posted: Mar 8, 2018 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  8. dave archer

    dave archer UKBF Regular Free Member

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    The company may well still be British, but it is not in Britain
    And therefore not employing any British workers living in Britain.

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    Posted: Mar 8, 2018 By: dave archer Member since: Mar 8, 2014
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  9. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    In what country are you placing London?

    Phoenix Asset
    Management Partners

    64–66 Glentham Road
    London SW13 9JJ
    United Kingdom
     
    Posted: Mar 8, 2018 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  10. atmosbob

    atmosbob UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Good God! Does no one have a sense of humour?
     
    Posted: Mar 8, 2018 By: atmosbob Member since: Oct 26, 2009
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  11. sirearl

    sirearl UKBF Legend Free Member

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    It vanished at the same time as common sense about 1945!
     
    Posted: Mar 8, 2018 By: sirearl Member since: Apr 23, 2007
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  12. SteLacca

    SteLacca UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    However, the German company making trains ticks both of those boxes, so what's your issue?
     
    Posted: Mar 9, 2018 By: SteLacca Member since: Jun 16, 2016
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  13. sirearl

    sirearl UKBF Legend Free Member

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    As a matter of interest where do you think the profits and taxation goes from these foreign owned UK companies.?
     
    Posted: Mar 9, 2018 By: sirearl Member since: Apr 23, 2007
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