… is this what you call British sense of humour?
… is this what you call British sense of humour?
9 of 10 POOREST AREAS in Northern Europe are LOCATED IN the UK!
— We Love Economics (@weloveeconomics) May 4, 2018
Rather than creating post after post about news of yet more job losses in the UK car industry, I decided to create one entry and keep it periodically updated. Before the EU referendum, experts unanimously agreed that if the UK was to leave the EU it would result in job loses under all scenarios. A so called “hard Brexit” probably resulting in pretty much the end of all UK based industry.
What was labelled “project fear” at the time, is now becoming bitter reality for thousands losing their jobs:
2017-09-11: Brexit Kills Its First Car, But Not The One You Might Think (Mark 8 Golf Cabriolet)
2018-01-22: “Jaguar Land Rover to cut production at Halewood” via the Guardian (The Halewood plant, in Liverpool, employs around 6,000 people.)
2018-02-23: BMW plans to build electric Minis in China
2018-03-02: Magana press release – First-Ever All-Electric Jaguar Unveiled at Magna in Graz, Austria
2018-04-17: Vauxhall to ‘terminate’ entire dealership network as sales plunge – putting 3,800 jobs at risk.
2018-04-20: Nissan to cut hundreds of UK jobs
2018-04-26: Jobs lost as dealership shuts doors –
2018-05-08: Business secretary warns of job losses at Toyota if customs partnership is not adopted – Greg Clark suggests 3,500 jobs at Toyota’s Derbyshire plant could be at risk
Note: This list shows jobs created in the EU as well as the ones lost in the UK. As the timeline shows, hiring people in one location is often followed by layoffs in the UK a year later. Thereby giving a pretty good indication of things to come.
For example, if JLR is hiring 3000 people in Austria and 2800 in Slovakia, and the Halewood plant just happens to employ around 6000 people, you do the maths.
Here are the countries and groups of countries the UK already has deals with as part of EU membership:
Do I have any British followers who want to prefer their children to have a future? There are a lot of events happening this weekend, check out the map in the link.
I’ll let Mike Galsworthy do the explaining:
— Mike Galsworthy #FBPE (@mikegalsworthy) April 13, 2018
Mr Farage told an audience in Westminster: “Chuka Umunna said the other day he thinks the Brexit vote means we’re stealing our children’s futures from them. Well I really hope we are.”
In case anybody still had doubt who drove the UK out of the EU:
A generation fuelled by false nostalgia of a time that never was, statistically over represented by the baby boomers made a decision they don’t really going to life and see the full consequences of. As by the time this happens the majority that voted for it will be dead. While they themselves never suffered through the horrors of a country destroyed by war and had lived through a historically unparalleled period of prosperity and growth (mainly thanks to EU membership), their parting gift will be decades of slow economic decline for a generation that is already worse off than they ever were.
One thought that parents look after their children, but this generation seems to hate them! And at times even seem to joy seeing them suffer!
A healthy majority of Leave voters, it found, claimed that “significant damage to the British economy” would be a price worth paying for Brexit: 61 per cent, compared to just 20 per cent who disagreed. More bizarrely, when the question was made more personal, and respondents were asked would it be worth “you or members of your family” losing their jobs, 39 per cent still thought Brexit was totes worth it – slightly more than the 38 per cent who, like normal, sane people, replied “obviously not”.
In 2013 England & Wales was by far the region within the EU with the most cases 30,788. Compared to Germany with 5,131 and France with 1,376.
2.1 Rise and fall of racist crimes
ENAR’s Shadow Reports over the years have shown an increase in racially motivated crimes. The rise in racist crimes has also been reported by other official and civil society organisations at both national and EU levels.
This was data from 2013, and we now from news reports that the situation in England has dramatically worsened since the EU referendum: Rise in hate crime in England and Wales (BBC)
The number of hate crimes in England and Wales has increased by 29%, according to Home Office statistics.
were 80,393 offences in 2016-17, compared with 62,518 in 2015-16 – the
largest increase since the Home Office began recording figures in
I tried to find up to date data from all EU member states. But while EuroStat keeps very good and recent record of “Crime and criminal justice statistics” they don’t break hate crime up in a unified way. As definition of what constitutes as racist motivated hate crime varies between member states, it will take some afford to normalize the data. The 2013 shadow report was the most recent one I could find : https://www.cms.hr/system/article_document/doc/189/ENAR_Shadow_report_Racist_crime_in_Europe.pdf
Every detail of this case if horrifying:
“Just one man tried to defend her, but no one else tried to interfere”
And the famously underfunded NHS?
“The hospital sent her home despite her severe cerebral haemorrhage.”
According to CNN: Egypt wants answers in death of teenage student in UK and understandably so!
But this is not an isolated case anymore, race motivated crimes are not a systemic problem in the UK. Just the day before a Black boy ‘tied to lamppost and whipped’ at school’s “mock slave auction” run by white teenagers. (The Times, BBC, Mirror) And last year the BBC reported a 29% rise in hate crimes in England and Wales.
Something that doesn’t reflect well on Boris Johnson outrage, when at the end of his visit to India, Emmanuel Macron directly addressed Indian students to choose France if they want to study in Europe.
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) March 12, 2018
The Brexiteers, who played the racism card at every given opportunity in the run up of the EU referendum are now seriously complaining?
”Boris Johnson says Britain will now help Turkey join EU despite using prospect to help win referendum”
Sarcasm? Hypocrite? I honestly can’t think of a word expressing my disgust with these Individuums.
So my advice to all foreign students thinking about going to study in the UK is clear: Go to France!! Or Germany, or Slovenia? Anywhere by England!
The talks were cut short after US negotiators offered only a standard bilateral agreement. These typically require airlines to be majority owned and controlled by parties from their country of origin.