Most of our decisions are made by people we did not elect, and people we canot get rid of.
This quote comes from Roger Helmer MEP in the February 2012 edition Free Britain.
Free Britain is the publication of the Campaign for an Independent Britain (CIB).
Battery eggs are illegal in Europe as from January 2012 under an EU Directive. British farmers have spent 400 million complying with this new EU Directive. Many foreign farmers simply ignored the new law. These foreign farmers are now undercutting British farmers on the price of eggs. The EU Commission have said they will not take action against farmers who ignored the ban on battery egg production. This will drive many British farmer into bankruptcy as battery eggs are very much cheaper. Full details of this story in the February edition of Free Britain. (See above for link)
The Campaign for an Independent Britain (CIB) supports British manufacturing, but David Cameron's government does not. To illustrate this there is a story written by Peter Gibbs in the latest edition of Free Britain. He tells us of the Hong Kong Electronics Show. At this trade show there were 9,000 exhibitors from all over the world.
But only one exhibitor was from Britain. This company recieved a 50% grant towards the cost of its exhibition stand. This grant did not come from the British Department of Trade and Industry, this grant came from the Peoples Republic of China. It seems that China were keener for British manufacturing to be represented than were the British government.
Last edited by SDP; 13-03-2012 at 10:11 AM.
And based on this, you believe David Cameron's government doesn't support British Manufacturing?
So why, just this month, did David Cameron's government offer a £9.6 million grant to Nissan?
David Cameron supports British manufacturing with his words, but his actions say the opposite.
The huge Bombardier contract for 1200 rail carriages was given by David Cameron to Germany. His spokesman replied to my letter and told me that British manufacturing profited from the competition from imports.
The huge contract for 4 Royal Navy shis was given by David Cameron to South Korea. He supported this decision in the House of Common during Prime Ministers Questions.
All the tickets for the London Olympics will be printed in the USA. This was a massive contract and many British companies bid for this printing contract for tickets to the London Olympics.
Most of the memorabilia for the London Olympics will be manufactured in Asia where wages are much lower that here in Britian.
And I dont believe that Nissan manufacture anything. These factories just assemble parts made in Japan.
Last edited by SDP; 14-03-2012 at 08:38 AM.
David Cameron's number one priority is to complete the EU Single Market which will create even more competition for our hard pressed manufacturing sector. His "Laisser Faire" ideology is blinding him to the obvious truth that the Single Market has already substantially destroyed our manufacturing base.
David Cameron talks of rebalancing the British economy away from financial serivces, but under this coalition the manufacturing sector is shrinking rapidly.
It is official government policy that contracts be granted on price alone without reference to where the manufacturer is located, and no consideration should be given to how this might affect unemployment in Britain.
Last edited by SDP; 14-03-2012 at 08:36 AM.
The above story about the Hong Kong Electronics Show is just one more example of how the actions of this coalition, do not match their fine words about supporting British manufacturing.
"Laisser Faire" does not work any more, but David Cameron believe that free markets will cure everything. There were 9,000 exhibitors from around the world at the Hong Kong Electronics Show but only one British company. How can we sell our procucts around the world if we dont put them on display at these exhibitions.
David Cameron is no friend to British manufacturing industry.
It occurs to me that China subsidised the one British company for the purpose of advertising, and they could then say the exhibitions included British products, adding to the credibility of the exhibition.
Last edited by SDP; 14-03-2012 at 09:01 AM.
Here's a link that should change your mind... "In addition to vehicle assembly — Sunderland will carry out axle production, cylinder head casting, camshaft machining and engine assembly, representing an overall investment of £125 million by Nissan in the UK."And I dont believe that Nissan manufacture anything. These factories just assemble parts made in Japan.
Bottom line, if the UK government didn't want to support British manufacturing why did they give nearly £10 millon in grants to Nissan?
The total British government spending is around 700 billion pounds a year. Future government spending budgets are only accurate in total to the nearest billion pounds.
£10 million pounds to Nissan is a very tiny amount when to compared to total spending of 700 billion pounds a year. Also I would be much more excited if the grant had been for a British manufacturer.
I believe that Vauxhall still make cars in Britian. So this £10 million to the Nissan assembly plant could actually create additional competition for Vauxhall and lose jobs in Britain, because Vauxhall are losing money.
Last edited by SDP; 15-03-2012 at 08:00 AM.