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The UK is cementing itself into a hole that it will never dig itself out of. Still make sure you have a passport, it may come in useful down the line, as well as a regionally transferable skill.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1337944/British-passports-abroad-costing-100-jobs-100-million-taxpayers.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

British passports are to be printed in Malta which could mean 100 UK jobs lost and cost the taxpayer an extra £100 million.

And the UK firm which won the contract, De La Rue , is being investigated by the Serious Fraud office and could be French-owned within weeks.

Anger was mounting last night over the deal which was agreed by Labour and backed by the Coalition Government.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1337944/British-passports-abroad-costing-100-jobs-100-million-taxpayers.html#ixzz17wZYYbYt

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And more.....

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1337705/After-Eights-factory-lined-closure-putting-210-jobs-risk.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

British factory where After Eights are made lined up for closure putting 210 jobs at risk

By Rob Davies and Rob Cooper

Last updated at 3:29 PM on 11th December 2010

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The British factory where chocolate favourites After Eights are made was today facing closure - putting 210 jobs at risk.

Shadow Foreign Secretary Yvette Cooper is being urged by unions to step in and stop the Nestlé factory in her constituency from shutting down.

Some production from the plant in Castleford, West Yorkshire is expected to be moved overseas to Germany.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1337705/After-Eights-factory-lined-closure-putting-210-jobs-risk.html#ixzz17waW6JNa

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Coalition seem hell bent on destroying as many British jobs as possible and given them on a plate to foreign companies. Time we asked. Whats in it for them?

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With respect to De La Rue

Gill Rider, 54, one of Gordon Brown’s senior mandarins, was a non-executive director of De La Rue on £43,000 a year when bidding for the deal began"

WTF??????

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Aftereights. Wafer thin mints.

Some people are profiting hugely from this demolition of the UK.

Is their insatiable greed enough?

One more wafer thin mint, Mr Creosote?

BOOM!

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Ding - Brainwave!

We could sell off all of the the Army, Navy and Airforce? It'll be cheaper to go Pay As You Go, using French or German forces when the need arises?

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With respect to De La Rue

WTF??????

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1196411/Legal-battle-mandarin-400m-passport-deal.html

Miss Rider, 54, the £200,000-a-year Cabinet Office director general of leadership and people strategy, was in charge of civil service recruitment when two of her former colleagues were appointed to top jobs in the newly created Identity and Passport Service.

She was also a board member of De La Rue when the bidding for the passports began, would be jailed for six months unless he gave a full disclosure of his finances by September and although she briefly stepped down from the printing firm, she returned on the very day it was awarded the £400million contract last week.

A senior source at 3M Security Printing and Systems Ltd, an American-owned company headed by Yorkshireman George Buckley, said: 'We have been advised by the Identity and Passport Service of their decision, but we have concerns about the decision making process. We are actively considering whether a legal challenge is merited.'

Another source at 3M, which produces sensitive social security forms for the Government, said: 'Our chief executive is spitting bullets over this.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1196411/Legal-battle-mandarin-400m-passport-deal.html#ixzz17wgz3Ebz

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http://www.dailymail...sport-deal.html

Miss Rider, 54, the £200,000-a-year Cabinet Office director general of leadership and people strategy, was in charge of civil service recruitment when two of her former colleagues were appointed to top jobs in the newly created Identity and Passport Service.

She was also a board member of De La Rue when the bidding for the passports began, would be jailed for six months unless he gave a full disclosure of his finances by September and although she briefly stepped down from the printing firm, she returned on the very day it was awarded the £400million contract last week.

A senior source at 3M Security Printing and Systems Ltd, an American-owned company headed by Yorkshireman George Buckley, said: 'We have been advised by the Identity and Passport Service of their decision, but we have concerns about the decision making process. We are actively considering whether a legal challenge is merited.'

Another source at 3M, which produces sensitive social security forms for the Government, said: 'Our chief executive is spitting bullets over this.

Read more: http://www.dailymail...l#ixzz17wgz3Ebz

That was 2009. She appears to be still there!

http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/about-cabinet-office/cabinet-office-board.aspx

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And more.....

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1337705/After-Eights-factory-lined-closure-putting-210-jobs-risk.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

British factory where After Eights are made lined up for closure putting 210 jobs at risk

By Rob Davies and Rob Cooper

Last updated at 3:29 PM on 11th December 2010

* Comments (63)

* Add to My Stories

The British factory where chocolate favourites After Eights are made was today facing closure - putting 210 jobs at risk.

Shadow Foreign Secretary Yvette Cooper is being urged by unions to step in and stop the Nestlé factory in her constituency from shutting down.

Some production from the plant in Castleford, West Yorkshire is expected to be moved overseas to Germany.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1337705/After-Eights-factory-lined-closure-putting-210-jobs-risk.html#ixzz17waW6JNa

The story I read was that production was expected to be moved to Halifax, 21 miles away.

Not sure who to believe.

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Ding - Brainwave!

We could sell off all of the the Army, Navy and Airforce? It'll be cheaper to go Pay As You Go, using French or German forces when the need arises?

Don't give them fking ideas.

Though we seem to be halfway there already.

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Ding - Brainwave!

We could sell off all of the the Army, Navy and Airforce? It'll be cheaper to go Pay As You Go, using French or German forces when the need arises?

The new British army uniforms are being made China.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/onthefrontline/6844734/British-Army-to-get-new-uniforms-turned-down-by-the-US-and-made-in-China.html

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It is nice to know that we in the US are not suffering alone (misery loves company), but you all have my sympathies over there. Most, if not all, American flags have been made overseas for years. And it has been quite a while that US army berets have been made in China. The politicians who gave the contract said it is cheaper. I wonder why the geniuses who say it is cheaper do not bother to calculate the true cost of the job losses, that is the cost of government and chairtable programs to help the out of work workers and their families. Probably because they would lose the new contract they are being bribed under the table for.

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The passport printing service is clearly not run with any sort of aim of customer service, efficiency or profitability at all so it does not surprise me that there have been corrupt goings on .

The British embassy in Singapore which is home to the most lazy, self serving, privileged stuck up jobsworths you could ever hope to meet, recently decided to stop issuing passports to British citizens, now you have to apply up in Hong kong for one, despite having a massive high commission with hundreds of staff in Singapore, they advise it will take at least 6 weeks to renew and you have to send off your old passport but may take an undetermined amount longer. Now most people who live here travel a lot and get through a passport in 12-18 months as a day trip to many places like Indonesia take up a full page or more at a time , 6+ weeks without a passport for the Asian head of business is not feasible. There is no option to pay some premium for a quick service, they could charge 1000 quid and get a lot of takers.

When I raised this with the pompus twit from the embassy I met at a party how much mayhem this was causing his reply was "Haw Haw Haw yes its creating quite a stir" and giggled as if it was a hillarious joke they had played on their citizens for a jolly good laugh ....

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The passport printing service is clearly not run with any sort of aim of customer service, efficiency or profitability at all so it does not surprise me that there have been corrupt goings on .

The British embassy in Singapore which is home to the most lazy, self serving, privileged stuck up jobsworths you could ever hope to meet, recently decided to stop issuing passports to British citizens, now you have to apply up in Hong kong for one, despite having a massive high commission with hundreds of staff in Singapore, they advise it will take at least 6 weeks to renew and you have to send off your old passport but may take an undetermined amount longer. Now most people who live here travel a lot and get through a passport in 12-18 months as a day trip to many places like Indonesia take up a full page or more at a time , 6+ weeks without a passport for the Asian head of business is not feasible. There is no option to pay some premium for a quick service, they could charge 1000 quid and get a lot of takers.

When I raised this with the pompus twit from the embassy I met at a party how much mayhem this was causing his reply was "Haw Haw Haw yes its creating quite a stir" and giggled as if it was a hillarious joke they had played on their citizens for a jolly good laugh ....

British passports like (it seems) everything else in the UK are a scam.

Why does it cost twice as much to renew a British passport when compared to an Irish passport? With twenty times the population surely there should be an economy of scale in the UK ?

Why is not possible to obtain a passport with a 90 pages (or more) as previously? If you travel a lot a standard size passport will not last 10 years.

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