Brexit Deal

Nibby

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Back from Paris after meeting my son Andrew who had been in Europe training other employees of the firm he works for. A very enlightening conversation took place.
Andrew works for Premier Farnell (FTSE 250 company) in the accounts section. Farnell manufacture and sell electronic components world wide Mercedes, Toro Rosso, MClaren number in their customer base along with mainstream car manufacturers and aircraft people you may also have heard of Raspberry Pi. Farnell were recently taken over by Avnet a Nasdaq 500 company while Brexit was raging. Avnet are based in Phoenix and use aircraft to send their goods to customers. So we are not talking two bit companies here. Farnell figure highly in Avnet's annual figures due to the profitability achieved. In less than 2 years Avnet have set up and are now implementing systems to ensure their exports continue seamlessly to Europe during Brexit. One example is the leader of the team within Avnet has been given power for a pdf electronic signature to guarantee a contract is fulfilled. A new massive warehouse is almost complete on the outskirts of Leeds (head office UK) close to motorways airports etc. They are being proactive.
Their main competitor - Electro-components may be doing something similar. These are hard undeniable facts which to me shows that with a little ingenuity companies can prosper and it is not all doom and gloom as portrayed by some.
Farnell is a blast from the past, use to use them a lot for caps, resistors etc along with STC and RS, good to hear they are still doing well.
 

Wanderer

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I remember them when they had their offices at Armley near the Prison.

Once got a bus down from Stanningley, chap got on 'Single to Armley, please' - Gulp.....
 

Phil the Brit

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Wattie, many thanks for the pictures of Amber scantily clad. However I have reason to believe that these are not genuine pictures of her in that they are her head super imposed onto a different persons body. Like a politician you are trying to distort the truth. Amber has a much fuller figure than your pictures.
You can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time etc.
 

Wack61

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Despite all the talk I think it's a done deal, we're not leaving, boris will stand there making his we'll fight them on the beaches speech but parliament will scupper it again which is the plan all along

None of them want to leave no matter what they say.

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Wanderer

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Despite all the talk I think it's a done deal, we're not leaving, boris will stand there making his we'll fight them on the beaches speech but parliament will scupper it again which is the plan all along

None of them want to leave no matter what they say.

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I said from day one we'd never leave but now I'm thinking Boris will just barging through to the detriment of all concerned purely for an entry on his gravestone 'I did Brexit'....
 

Wattie

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I thought he did the right thing in walking away- no point in being jeered at, in what was clearly a no-win, hostile situation.
Not sure what he did that was wrong. He was entitled to a “press conference” in civil surroundings where he could be heard.
 
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Wattie

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He just doesn't come over well though Wattie as he just mumbles and bumbles along.
I could understand if there was a bird sucking him off under there but I don't think that's the case.
I’m no fan but he was entitled to some basic diplomatic decency.
The UK would never invite an Eu politician over to a “press conference” and have a baying crowd 25 feet away.
Total BS.
 

midlifecrisis

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I thought he did the right thing in walking away- no point in being jeered at, in what was clearly a no-win, hostile situation.
Not sure what he did that was wrong. He was entitled to a “press conference” in civil surroundings where he could be heard.
If he was the great leader that he thinks he is, then a few protestors shouting outside shouldn't phase him. As for Luxembourg taking the mick, we shouldn't let ourselves open for this. Own goal.
 

MaserCoupe

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If he was the great leader that he thinks he is, then a few protestors shouting outside shouldn't phase him. As for Luxembourg taking the mick, we shouldn't let ourselves open for this. Own goal.
Yep agree, you only have to ask yourself what would’ve happened if he actually stayed to answer questions at the press conference? He would have basically been roundly contradicted. He’s avoiding scrutiny as much as he can.
 

philw696

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Yep agree, you only have to ask yourself what would’ve happened if he actually stayed to answer questions at the press conference? He would have basically been roundly contradicted. He’s avoiding scrutiny as much as he can.
Absolutely spot on orchestrated by those behind the scenes.