Brexit boost as Boeing opens its first European factory in the UK.
It comes two weeks after the supercar manufacturer McLaren announced it is planning to build a £50million chassis factory in the same area of Sheffield, creating 200 jobs.
Other multi-national firms including Nissan, Apple, Honda, Amazon and Airbus have also announced expansion plans since the referendum last June, confounding warnings that Brexit would scare off big business.
And now, if you can bear it, here is “Tony’s” speech in full :-
Siemens were part of the Establishment’s scaremongering tactics but are now signalling that nothing has changed.
With thanks to the BBC website ;
German industrial giant Siemens has said it will continue to invest in the UK, despite earlier warnings that a vote to leave the EU could affect its future activities in the country.
At an event at the House of Commons, Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser said the UK continued to matter and be a “good place to do business” whether it was inside or outside the EU.
Remain campaign director Will Straw sent the above email to the Stronger In mailing list yesterday. The thinking behind it is revealed in a recording of a conference call, obtained by Guido, which took place yesterday afternoon. Straw told Remain campaigners that voters had been “pulled up short” by the murder of Jo Cox, and that Stronger In should now attack the Leave side for creating “division and resentment”. Straw says they should respond to Cox’s death – “the new context that we’re in” – by claiming only they represent “a decent, tolerant” Britain.
“We need to recognise that people have been pulled up short by Jo Cox’s death and it is now time to make a very positive case for why we want to be in the European Union… to call out the other side for what they have done to stir division and resentment in the UK. That is something we must all do… This is what we think is the closing argument of the campaign, reflecting all the arguments that we have been setting out for many months but also the new context that we’re in. What we want to say is people should vote Remain on Thursday for more jobs, lower prices, workers’ rights, stronger public services and a decent, tolerant United Kingdom.”
The message hasn’t changed, this is from 1975 .
Sent to me today by UKIP Ealing’s Alex Nieora, this piece looks at some of the claims from the Remain side about positive changes to life in the UK brought about by our membership of the EU
Think the EU is responsible for banning roaming charges? Clean beaches? Workers rights? Health & Safety?
Here are the real facts.
In the famous scene from the film “The Life of Brian” The question was: What have the Romans ever done for us? It turned out that all the things citizens took for granted were actually given them by the Romans. In the case of the European Union, however, it’s the other way around. The long list of things that the EU claims to have done for us, were actually done by others.