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Thread #165570 Message #3994955
Posted By: David Carter (UK)
02-Jun-19 - 02:43 PM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
I can remember a time when English manufactured cars outnumbered foreign ones at the side of the road with their bonnets up, it was the foreign ones which were actually moving. Things improved when foreign companies bought out many of the failed British ones and introduced their own management practices. And the availability of fish has declined, that is true, and is entirely a result of overfishing. Who fished out the North Sea Herring, it was largely the British who then deserted the industry when the catches declined. If you think there is economic desolation, you have seen nothing compared with the post brexit landscape, with no export markets. And if the financial services sector goes, who is going to pay the taxes to fund the benefits which the failed post-industrial communities rely on? You (Big Al) have a rose tinted vision of times gone by which is not in accord with reality. Things were utterly crap in the 50s, which seems to be the era you yearn for.