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by BobbyD
September 19th, 2019, 11:30 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 3174
Views: 102419

Re: Musk endeavours

VW are now up against several Chinese makers who will want as much of the Chinese and European market that they can get and Chinese will compete on price and quality. Several of those Chinese competitors are VW... VW sell more cars in China than anybody else. This isn't exactly new territory for th...
by BobbyD
September 19th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?
Replies: 1056
Views: 21089

Re: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?

But we made a promise that we would act on the result. So we should act on the result. No We didn't, He did. "We" the country, as represented by the government and prime minister of the day, HM's Official Opposition (per 2017 manifesto), and the Lib Dems (2017 manifesto). I know your view...
by BobbyD
September 19th, 2019, 3:38 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Tub of Lard
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Re: Tub of Lard

Given the Tories recent repsonse to Corbyn refusing to do as he was told and grant Boris his election I'd have thought they could have done better. Conservatives ‏ Verified account @Conservatives Hey @KFC_UKI, we’ve found an even bigger chicken than you. https://news.images.itv.com/image/file/197325...
by BobbyD
September 19th, 2019, 3:20 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Immigration
Replies: 46
Views: 1129

Re: Immigration

And yes it is the fault of EU member states because the flood of labour out of East European countries should have been obviously predictable. That's probably why they chose to take advantage of the 7 year moratorium on freedom of movement from accession states in 2004. Blair chose not to. The UK n...
by BobbyD
September 19th, 2019, 2:36 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?
Replies: 1056
Views: 21089

Re: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?

dionaeamuscipula wrote:But we made a promise that we would act on the result. So we should act on the result.


No We didn't, He did.
by BobbyD
September 18th, 2019, 7:00 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?
Replies: 1056
Views: 21089

Re: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?

Yesterday I met up with a friend who I am sure is absolutely coining it with his firm's Brexit work and one of the things we discussed was the attack on Boris by the Luxembourg PM: I wouldn't characterise it as an "attack" - of if it was, it was just month's of frustration with British in...
by BobbyD
September 18th, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?
Replies: 1056
Views: 21089

Re: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?

Yesterday I met up with a friend who I am sure is absolutely coining it with his firm's Brexit work and one of the things we discussed was the attack on Boris by the Luxembourg PM: I wouldn't characterise it as an "attack" - of if it was, it was just month's of frustration with British in...
by BobbyD
September 18th, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 3174
Views: 102419

Re: Musk endeavours

BobbyD If they are producing 330k BEV's what does it matter proportion of their total output that makes up? Could you explain how they are going to keep their crown in China without selling BEV's out there? Because it illustrates that VW are not aiming to go BEV, just to make enough to keep the pol...
by BobbyD
September 18th, 2019, 2:56 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?
Replies: 1056
Views: 21089

Re: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?

EU fears Brexit reality has dawned too late for Boris Johnson According to an account of the meeting, the prime minister was told by his EU counterparts in no uncertain terms that the UK’s plan to replace the backstop by allowing Northern Ireland to stick to common EU rules on food and livestock (k...
by BobbyD
September 18th, 2019, 12:03 am
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 3174
Views: 102419

Re: Musk endeavours

VW have a factory which they believe will have a capacity of 330,000 BEV cars per year, but don't expect to use all of it for their cars. So at best this represents 330,000/10,000,000 = 3.3% BEV out of total capacity. It is a token effort designed to look good to regulators & politicians with c...
by BobbyD
September 17th, 2019, 2:11 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Verhofstadt wants EU Empire - Liberals want to join!
Replies: 62
Views: 1246

Re: Verhofstadt wants EU Empire - Liberals want to join!

Howyoudoin wrote:https://twitter.com/guyverhofstadt/status/651794143383916544
Guy Verhofstadt Oct 7, 2015
In today's world dominated by empires such as China, India, US and #Russia, Europe can only survive if it chooses to make radical choices.


So lime green trousers then.
by BobbyD
September 16th, 2019, 11:08 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 3174
Views: 102419

Re: Musk endeavours

Elon Musk claims he didn't intend to accuse British diver of pedophilia Elon Musk is continuing to try to wriggle his way out of a defamation lawsuit, claiming in a court filing on Monday that a tweet labeling a British diver “pedo guy” was not meant to actually accuse him of pedophilia. ...Musk re...
by BobbyD
September 16th, 2019, 9:41 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 3174
Views: 102419

Re: Musk endeavours

Ody Here's another article to get your teeth into. :D We've discussed some of these VW issues, but this is a good summary of their BEV plans. https://seekingalpha.com/article/4291782-volkswagen-id-3-vs-tesla-model-3-european-electric-car-volume-battle?dr=1 regards Howard Ok here is my translation: ...
by BobbyD
September 15th, 2019, 9:01 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit and Brexit
Replies: 12
Views: 519

Re: Brexit and Brexit

If you were ranked in the top 5 or 6 of the world's entire earners or wealth generators then you could safely go out into the big wide world and make your fortune, rather than being hampered as a wage slave by the centralised corporate or institutional beast to whom you bow. US: 20,494,099.85m EU: ...
by BobbyD
September 15th, 2019, 7:54 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: A Bridge Too Far
Replies: 9
Views: 405

Re: A Bridge Too Far

There was an article on this subject, looking at the possible options, which included multiple suspension spans and/or a pontoon section. A floating submerged tunnel is another possibility. The deep trench in the middle of the channel is an obvious difficulty. How typical of the Grauniad to be dism...
by BobbyD
September 15th, 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit and Brexit
Replies: 12
Views: 519

Re: Brexit and Brexit

If you were ranked in the top 5 or 6 of the world's entire earners or wealth generators then you could safely go out into the big wide world and make your fortune, rather than being hampered as a wage slave by the centralised corporate or institutional beast to whom you bow. US: 20,494,099.85m EU: ...
by BobbyD
September 15th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit and Brexit
Replies: 12
Views: 519

Re: Brexit and Brexit

How much paperwork would you need to export a meat feast pizza from Belfast to Dublin under no deal, and other questions for our time.

Inside Business: NI Agri Food and a No-Deal Brexit

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0008gvx
by BobbyD
September 15th, 2019, 1:45 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?
Replies: 1056
Views: 21089

Re: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?

- https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/14/sam-gyimah-former-tory-minister-slams-populist-johnson-as-he-joins-lib-dems This will be an interesting one to follow I think. As I understand it on everything but Brexit Gyimah was politically well on the right of the Tory Party, so he may not sit...
by BobbyD
September 15th, 2019, 1:42 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?
Replies: 1056
Views: 21089

Re: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?

So are you saying the lie might have worked, but for government incompetence? Or perhaps they could not trust the cabinet to leak like a sieve? No, I'm saying that he had to answer the question. He had to say something. He couldn't just ask for a prorogation. He couldn't just announce prorogation. ...
by BobbyD
September 14th, 2019, 9:48 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?
Replies: 1056
Views: 21089

Re: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?

Interestingly, the government didn’t offer any reasons for prorogation at all to the Scottish court. That’s why they lost - they essentially offered no defence and left the judges to draw conclusions based on the arguments of the other side. As I understand it, the likely reason is that no minister...

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