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« on: Monday, February 18, 2019, 14:11:23 »

Honda to close it's Swindon plant according to breaking news on sky.
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« Reply #1 on: Monday, February 18, 2019, 14:12:20 »

https://news.sky.com/story/honda-to-stun-ministers-with-closure-of-swindon-factory-11641154

By 2022, not immediately. But still, shit.
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« Reply #2 on: Monday, February 18, 2019, 14:12:57 »

http://www.cityam.com/273415/honda-close-swindon-factory-putting-3500-jobs-risk

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« Reply #3 on: Monday, February 18, 2019, 14:23:16 »

That's devistating.  The supply chain will add 1000s to the unemployed list too.



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« Reply #4 on: Monday, February 18, 2019, 14:24:13 »

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« Reply #5 on: Monday, February 18, 2019, 14:24:53 »

Welp!
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« Reply #6 on: Monday, February 18, 2019, 14:30:35 »

 When trhe likelihood of this was flagged up in 2017 post ref.... this was my take.

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I remember on the ref night when the Swindon result came in being very surprised that Swindon voted out especially as so many jobs are reliant on the EU markets.

However thinking a bit more about it, I've known plenty of people who've done a stint in Honda, and they all hated it. Besides jobs, Honda have never brought anything to the town in a cultural sense, aside perhaps from a decent sushi restaurant up at Stanton House.

As the article says 350 lorries a day is a lot of HGV, plus a high and growing % of immigrant workers, who will be happy enough to follow the work to Slovakia or somewhere similar, and there are plenty who would be happy to see them and Honda go

That view hasn't changed, although they'll be withdrawing the jobs to Japan as opposed to Slovakia, as Japan have got the sort of deal with the EU that Brexiteers want us to have, which we are now leaving.

Being out of the EU want save the jobs, but a reduction in conditions and worker's rights sought by Brexiteers might encourage something else for the site.
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« Reply #7 on: Monday, February 18, 2019, 14:33:27 »

Horrible news.

Deepest sympathy to all who will be affected by this.
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« Reply #8 on: Monday, February 18, 2019, 15:13:12 »

The market for cars is saturated, and the sales have been in decline for a while everywhere.. There will be more that downscale in the coming years. Wouldnt be surprised if Amazon started doing them in all honesty at some point.
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« Reply #9 on: Monday, February 18, 2019, 15:21:51 »

That's a devastating blow for the town. 3000+ jobs direct and how many in the supply chain plus knock-ons? Jesus. I know a few people who work there, they must be shitting themselves right now.
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« Reply #10 on: Monday, February 18, 2019, 15:23:22 »

I remember when Honda closed for 4 months back in 2009, due to the 2008 crash. Very strange night in OT, when the final shift finished... hordes of folk about getting absolutely hammered with an end of the world carelessness.

There are many predictions that the consequence of Brexit, will make the crash look benign.
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« Reply #11 on: Monday, February 18, 2019, 15:51:29 »

Bad news for the town but a site for a new County Ground. - The Rat Trap would be busy!
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« Reply #12 on: Monday, February 18, 2019, 15:55:38 »

https://twitter.com/JustinTomlinson/status/1097507582820995072

Tomlinson's first reaction seems to have been to defend Brexit, which seems a bit tone deaf. There's definitely a 'it's a bit more complex than that' argument, but maybe not before 'this is terrible and here's what I'm going to do to help'
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« Reply #13 on: Monday, February 18, 2019, 16:00:09 »

https://twitter.com/JustinTomlinson/status/1097507582820995072

Tomlinson's first reaction seems to have been to defend Brexit, which seems a bit tone deaf. There's definitely a 'it's a bit more complex than that' argument, but maybe not before 'this is terrible and here's what I'm going to do to help'

Tomlinson doesn't want to carry the can for his campaigning for Brexit....I'm sure he'll think of his own job before those of his constituents.
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« Reply #14 on: Monday, February 18, 2019, 16:02:55 »

Reg, I'm sure this is more in relation to the trade deal from Feb 1st. Wink
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