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  1. 29 minutes ago, highYield said:

    Weren't you the person a few months ago whining that the Brexit thread be shut down, deleted, or at least moved off topic?

    Your attempt to shut down debate was rightly ignored.

    It's quite amusing to see you now often bumping the very thread that you demanded be suppressed.

    'Allo, I'm-a Giuseppe

    I got-a something special-a for you, ready?

    Uno, duo, tre, quatro!



    QT just packs the audience full of complete muppets, plants and folk that should probably be institutionalised somewhere under medication.

    That audience could pretty much be the 90% of Brexit leave nutjobs that frequent this thread and website. What a bunch of morons.

    However, Mike does presents a very nice counter-argument with FACTS and is not relying on the ignorance of the mob.


  3. 1 hour ago, macca13 said:

    I want an entirely new system.. automation, Green energy, where we work towards a sustainable existence.. To achieve that we first need to stop immigration.. 

    The system can only be reset once the current system collapses.. 

    My problem is the majority of people are driven by material assets, greed.. They are nieve to the future their continuing consumption will leed us too.. 

    95% of scientists recon we are 12 years away from our own annihilation as a species! yet we want millions more immigrants to earn bits of paper with a picture of the UK’s biggest benefits claimant printed on them.. 

    what a bunch of idiots.. 

    Green energy in Britain isn't sustainable.

    Brexit is a sideshow compared to the awful state of affairs with forward energy planning.

    None of this has anything to do with immigrants.

    Lay off the conspiracy websites macca13... 


  4. 11 hours ago, CGS said:

    I don't understand what your point is?

    They claim they will support some of the other companies costs at the time of DECOM... likely by whatever contract they've struck and in compliance with OSPAR?

    ... and that whatever the costs are it is highly probable that 70% will be a taxpayer burden? (or more)

    One thing to note; the role of fishermen in the DECOM process as they are stakeholders. Might make for some interesting debate in the near future.

  5. 6 minutes ago, Bruce Banner said:

    JIT? Is this Just in Time? If so, my experience is that it can be a waste of time and money.

    Perhaps so... in your case it is poorly executed JIT then.


    ^ For example.... a British example for you. Two cars a minute.

    You have poor JIT and that will stall a production line and turn the already marginal profits in automotive manufacturing negative.

    Then the plant closes.

    And all the people lose their jobs, forever.

  6. 18 hours ago, Aidan Ap Word said:

    OK, we are not "there" yet - if "there" is a woefully impractical hope for perfection. And all the (good) points you raise are about legitimate concerns that can be resolved ... as opposed to burning (destroying) the fuel source which is a 1-way road (biofuels and CO2 capture are equally impractical).

    And the alternative? ICE - which is demonstrably more dangerous and the impact on the environment is immediate, current and we are all running around like chickens trying to mitigate and manage it.

    The "hype" you refer to is that EVs are not significantly worse for the environment that ICE vehicles, they are in fact measurably significantly better.

    The remaining holding ground for the anti-EV campaign is battery recycling - yes there are clear issues to resolve.

    I come back to the issues of the fuel network. Buncefield makes a back garden EV fire look like (literally) a little spark next to lightning.

    And, no, a national change to bicycle users isn't an option ... not under the (remaining) arguments put forward by the EV detractors ... because getting folks to hospital isn't that easily done on a bicycle ...


    You're convinced.

    I'm not.

    I'm an engineer and look at things in terms of physical properties, practicality and financial feasibility.

    I work in the renewables sector too; so lets not label me as being anti-environment.

    Power plants create thermo-electricity, cars have mass and acceleration,  chemistry relies on materials... etc...I don't know what you're on about with the bold bit.

    You're focusing too much on the ethical debate I think.

    Britain is very far removed from an 'environmentally friendly' nation. I assure you of that despite all the government catch phrases.

    Until EV cars are standardised, particularly in the battery, this EV exercise won't work and will bottle up problems.

    It's GREEN WASHING, sorry to disappoint.


  7. 3 hours ago, GrizzlyDave said:


    If JIT is multinational then I agree - barriers will of course be problematic.

    I think it is worth exploring whether International JIT is ethically and morally the best solution for our planet, or if we are better looking at more localised production and supply resilience.


    So you're advocating that efficiency and waste reduction are immoral and environmental unsound?


    You appear to be conflating ethics, process and economics.

    Sure... you can source locally. Is it sustainable? Not in Britain it isn't.

    You seem old enough with some of your posts to have lived through the privatisation.

    Britain was burying itself a nice grave until it wizened up and let the free market run things.

    Perhaps that may diverge from your sense of ethics but the alternative was untenable and we'd be a mere shadow of ourselves now.

    I assure you that JIT is under constant review grizz and is ethically sound.

  8. 2 hours ago, ****-eyed octopus said:

    I equate JIT with debt, in that it's the same short sighted attitude that thought it.a good idea.

    No reserves means you're at someone else's mercy. Not good.

    What the heck dude? JIT... fundamentals... essentially the process of continual improvement and optimisation.

    How is this like debt?

    Is there anything you Brexit nuts won't rubbish?

    You very obviously don't have a scooby...

    Wonderful thing this internet though, gives you loonies a voice.

    Go educate yourself, here, something from Cambridge to start.



  9. 42 minutes ago, Dave Beans said:

    The members would set up a dispute, and it would potentially go to sanctions.

    Britain attempting to operate on a strictly WTO basis in untenable.

    It would destroy us, overnight.

    Remember folks... businesses are either under NDA's or have rightfully chosen to start their disinvestments from the UK quietly and in the shadows.

    If it were any other way you'd have TM et al. out trumpeting the successes of having ACME or whatever big name, internationally trading employer coming on board.

    Their silence SHOULD concern you. A lot.

  10. 2 minutes ago, ****-eyed octopus said:

    I have no way of assessing the effect of paying £11bn odd (net) to the EU each year. No way of assessing how much more favourably other EU countries have been treated than us in terms of what inducements we or they receive.

    We haven't been able to do independent trade deals. Our tariffs are set by the EU. Our immigration policy cannot be independent.

    This seems a fair summary of the ECJ's influence:


    (Incidentally you are not compelled to play friendlies if you don't like the refs., or anything else come to that).

    The point is that the EU are run by people in whose appointment I have no say. Whether they operate for my good or ill is immaterial. I cannot get rid of them. The situation is profoundly undemocratic & I want out of it.

    The EU hasn't operated in a vacuum though.

    Folk are very ignorant of Britain's role and influence throughout it's membership in the EU.

    I'll argue that you'll be very able assess the effect of Britain outside of the EU.

    It'll be an overnight sensation... just not a good or cool one.

    Don't you people have children? Are objectively thinking about their futures when you hang ten on the anti-EU propaganda wave?


  11. On 28/11/2018 at 07:26, CGS said:

    Let's not forget this is a price Crash forum. I see this as a place where people of all backgrounds also come for info and sharing.


    Speaking of crashing... I presume that most here are keeping their eyes on the very volatile crude price... including Brent.


    As in the massive movement in price downwards with no bottom in sight.

    I'm sure folk working in the business will be watching margins disappearing or dipping into the red again; same with cash flows.


    Those calling for a return to good times had better re-run their figures.

    This volatility is great for vultures though...

  12. 2 minutes ago, Captain Kirk said:

    52 to 48 is perfectly clear especially given the big turnout. Clearly more people want Brexit than don't. Had it swung the other way you wouldn't be asking for a rerun.


    Had it have 'swung the other way' as you put it,you'd have Farage and the ERG mouthpieces blackmailing the UK into further referendums.


    There is no consensus amongst the UK.

    Much less than 50% of the constituent UK provinces/states voted remain.

    The real Captain Kirk would be disappointed with you...

  13. 30 minutes ago, thehowler said:

    I think she's made a fundamental error in how she's attempting to sell the deal. The negative waves remind me of the remain campaign, she should be going for hearts and minds with a glimmer of good things to come.

    She needs to rework the narrative.

    Well.... what about the notions she's actually playing a well engineered 4d chess game on Brexiteers with the view that she can paint a narrative whereby Leavers will woefully accept a No Brexit option?

    It's all been smoke and mirrors; the UK has been hoodwinked pretty much constantly pre-referendum and without CONSENSUS the UK is headed into uncharted and dangerous waters.

    The lack of clarity and facts "should" be turning peoples attention toward our own government.

    However... this Brexit... it's such an institutionalised belief system for leavers now.. they have been guzzling ERG et al. killer kool-aid vicariously for several years now.

    Gaslighting 101

  14. 2 minutes ago, thehowler said:

    Zero chance of JIT outside the SM. Can wave that goodbye.

    I'm a Chartered Engineer with decades experience across many sectors; manufacturing, services, military and academia to name a few.

    Further, I've worked around the world and have experienced first hand the impairments to manufacturing & business process as a result of erecting physical or legislative borders.

    Your statement is absolutely correct.

    The caveat is that it will all trundle along just fine if you can somehow convince everybody in the game to pay more; perhaps with a very large stick... such as with a petro-currency.  Good luck otherwise.

    In any Brexit scenario there are going to be serious repercussions to the vast majority of manufacturing industries.


  15. 12 minutes ago, ****-eyed octopus said:

    I voted to stay out of the Common Market & watched in horror as successive governments treasonously (in my opinion ) gave away power to a third party.


    Care to explain the rationale behind this?

    What is it about the common market that has negatives for you and your family?

    And what powers have been 'given' away and to whom?

    It's very likely that what you write is demonstratively false.

  16. 2 hours ago, onlooker said:

    On the question of age profile Australian immigration - it is impossible to move to Australia once you are over 40, unless you are a multimillionaire. You will never get enough immigration points. Many younger folk I thinkcome back because making a living there is not so easy, and entertainment is a bit parochial. Australia is probably happier with harder working Chinese immigrants now, anyway.

    Re cost of rail travel  and mobility in the UK. Trains may be ridiculously expensive, but car travel is still quite cheap. Petrol prices down again this week, and you can drive anywhere (except maybe the centre of London). I can drive to shops and entertainment easily, but I will only go where I can park for free.

    Well, it's not easy to emigrate to any 'favoured' country... certainly not as much as it was.

    If you're planning on it because you are on the losing end in Britain chances are you're not getting anywhere in the Commonwealth, Europe or USA beyond a short spell as a tourist.

    You're stuck and even more so after a 'Brexit'.

    This exercise is really going to limits options for young Brits and their anger will rightfully grow.

    On Australia... too feckin hot and full of misogynistic rednecks. No thanks.


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