Nissan/Brexit

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Theres an old saying "you reap what you sow", seems as if the companies warnings pre brexit vote werent just scaremongering, looks like they intend to pull the plug

Anyone interested in buying a big chunk of prime industrial land?
 

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Theres an old saying "you reap what you sow", seems as if the companies warnings pre brexit vote werent just scaremongering, looks like they intend to pull the plug

Anyone interested in buying a big chunk of prime industrial land?
And it is a big chunk of land. The old Sunderland international airport.
 

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Its simple, we take leave of French tactics and as a nation boycot that companies products.

Nissan = Japan who are just about to start a free trade deal with the EU.
 

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Theres an old saying "you reap what you sow", seems as if the companies warnings pre brexit vote werent just scaremongering, looks like they intend to pull the plug

Anyone interested in buying a big chunk of prime industrial land?
Your right reap what you sow, letting all foreign companies take over are country and all ares being closed down. Perhaps we should have investered in more of are companys and infrastructure instead of letting it be taken over by overseas investors. We are being blackmailed in exsepting European rule or eles. There have been wars for less.
 

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Nissan = Japan who are just about to start a free trade deal with the EU.
Just to make things a little more convoluted, the reality is that Renault have a significant stake in Nissan.
 

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Just to make things a little more convoluted, the reality is that Renault have a significant stake in Nissan.
Correct - Nissan cars, Renault engines.
Talked Brexit with Nissan last year.
 

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It will be convenient and expedient to blame Brexit.The downturn in deisel engine desirability plus the expected surge in demand for electric/autonomous vehicles will soon create massive upheaval within the industry worldwide.
Brexit will be the excuse for all detrimental changes without opposition.

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Correct - Nissan cars, Renault engines.
Talked Brexit with Nissan last year.
Nissan got massive engine plant at Sunderland
And Renault bailed out Nissan years ago but recently Nissan have been selling more cars than Renault. The Sunderland plant was best in world but recently the Renault plants have got spare capacity so bidding harder to win the cars. That be were x trail be going probably. Also bigger cars. Bigger profits. That why the Micra was binned a few years ago. No profit in smaller cars in high wage countries
 

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It will be convenient and expedient to blame Brexit.The downturn in deisel engine desirability plus the expected surge in demand for electric/autonomous vehicles will soon create massive upheaval within the industry worldwide.
Brexit will be the excuse for all detrimental changes without opposition.

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2TS
Also they just started the trials of new juke. And the electric leaf is selling better than ever
 

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Silly question - the UK obviously has the skills to manufacture cars,

It has the land and the workforces available every time a manufacturer pulls the plug.
What's to stop the UK government ploughing some of the £billions it will save from not paying into the EU,into setting up our own car manufacturing plants?

China has done it - and even copied the Range Rover (if I remember correctly) hence one of the reason JLR are losing sales in China.

The UK currently pays into the EU twice what it gets back in the way of subsidies, etc.
Simple mathematics then says to continue paying the subsidies out of what we are not paying the EU.
Fund our own manufacturing to re-build our manufacturing base (the foundations of any wealthy country) from the remaining half saved - total cost to this country no more than what we are currently paying the EU

Or is that too simplistic?
 

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Manufacturing, the foundations of a wealthy country? Quite so, the running down of our industry has been nothing short of
treachery. Boards of directors and shareholders obviously must do what they need to do in the pursuit of profit but this is not
the be and end all. The British workforce must be protected from greed, protectionism is not a dirty word.
 

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The place will probably have been moved to Eastern Europe anyway, at our expense!
 

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Nissan got massive engine plant at Sunderland
And Renault bailed out Nissan years ago but recently Nissan have been selling more cars than Renault. The Sunderland plant was best in world but recently the Renault plants have got spare capacity so bidding harder to win the cars. That be were x trail be going probably. Also bigger cars. Bigger profits. That why the Micra was binned a few years ago. No profit in smaller cars in high wage countries
And Renault is part owned by the French government, not that they would have anything to do with the decision, surely ?
 
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Its simple, we take leave of French tactics and as a nation boycot that companies products.

Nissan = Japan who are just about to start a free trade deal with the EU.
Nissan export 80% of the vehicles they manufacture there
 

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They are not the only car manufacturer looking elsewhere.
One of them is built a new plant in Sloakia and another in Hungary.
 

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I don't suppose the drop in sales to China or confusion over diesel had anything to do with it?
 

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My brother works at the Nissan plant and his view is that this is probably something that would have happened regardless of Brexit. To much reliance on diesil engines and now they have suddenly gone out of fashion they are finding themselves with all their eggs in one basket ( JLR..?). His view before any Brexit vote was that production of some models would have eventually been relocated to an Eastern European country with the benefits of cheap labour and an EU development grant
 
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