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Ford planning to close the Bridgend plant - 1,500 jobs at risk 18:27 - Jun 5 with 8043 viewsGlyn1

https://www.itv.com/news/2019-06-05/ford-to-close-bridgend-engine-plant-itv-news

and

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/jun/05/ford-planning-to-close-bridgend
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Ford planning to close the Bridgend plant - 1,500 jobs at risk on 18:38 - Jun 5 with 2155 viewsDafyddHuw

And the Leavers will say that this has nothing to do with Brexit
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Ford planning to close the Bridgend plant - 1,500 jobs at risk on 18:38 - Jun 5 with 2155 viewsMrSwerve

Awful.

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Ford planning to close the Bridgend plant - 1,500 jobs at risk on 18:42 - Jun 5 with 2139 viewswaynekerr55

Ford planning to close the Bridgend plant - 1,500 jobs at risk on 18:38 - Jun 5 by DafyddHuw

And the Leavers will say that this has nothing to do with Brexit


Nothing to do with it at all...

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Ford planning to close the Bridgend plant - 1,500 jobs at risk on 18:43 - Jun 5 with 2136 viewsPegojack

Ford planning to close the Bridgend plant - 1,500 jobs at risk on 18:38 - Jun 5 by DafyddHuw

And the Leavers will say that this has nothing to do with Brexit


Exactly, but the gammons will deny it to the bitter end.
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Ford planning to close the Bridgend plant - 1,500 jobs at risk on 18:44 - Jun 5 with 2134 viewsbluey_the_blue

Ford planning to close the Bridgend plant - 1,500 jobs at risk on 18:38 - Jun 5 by DafyddHuw

And the Leavers will say that this has nothing to do with Brexit


And of course Remoaners will rush to claim it's due to Brexit despite nothing in reports indicating that whatsoever.

"Dafydd got a splinter - due to BREXIT"
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Ford planning to close the Bridgend plant - 1,500 jobs at risk on 18:48 - Jun 5 with 2121 viewsMrSwerve

Can’t wait til Brexit is over. It coming into every conversation (rightly or wrongly) has become tedious beyond belief.

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Ford planning to close the Bridgend plant - 1,500 jobs at risk on 18:49 - Jun 5 with 2112 viewsbuilthjack

There will be mayhem once we leave. The silly cnts didn't think of it when they wanted to come out. Idiots.

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Ford planning to close the Bridgend plant - 1,500 jobs at risk on 18:50 - Jun 5 with 2101 viewsLohengrin

Ford planning to close the Bridgend plant - 1,500 jobs at risk on 18:43 - Jun 5 by Pegojack

Exactly, but the gammons will deny it to the bitter end.


The sands are running out on the internal combustion engine, mate. The era is coming to an end.

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Ford planning to close the Bridgend plant - 1,500 jobs at risk on 18:50 - Jun 5 with 2101 viewsWingstandwood

IMO the marked decline of Welsh manufacturing/heavy industry started around the time over a thousand jobs were lost at Duport steel nearly 40 years ago.

It's been relentless downhill stuff decade after decade since. Once upon a time (sounds fairy tale stuff today) there were many major employers. Once upon a time (sounds fairy tale stuff today) there were huge workforces employed within these. Once upon a time (sounds fairy tale stuff today) these jobs provided decades of employment in an era when zero-hour-contracts and gig-economy would have been seen as a national disgrace.

I now look at how lucky a certain generation were to be born at a certain time cos the young un's and upcoming school leaving generation are left with mere crumbs of what went before.
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Ford planning to close the Bridgend plant - 1,500 jobs at risk on 18:55 - Jun 5 with 2070 viewsPegojack

Ford planning to close the Bridgend plant - 1,500 jobs at risk on 18:50 - Jun 5 by Lohengrin

The sands are running out on the internal combustion engine, mate. The era is coming to an end.


I agree with you, Loh, but where do car companies chose to locate their post combustion engine plants? In post Brexit GB? Don't make me laugh. Why would they do that? Come and have a look at Ford's massive plant just up the road from me in Valencia.
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Ford planning to close the Bridgend plant - 1,500 jobs at risk on 18:55 - Jun 5 with 2069 viewsladyjack

Ford planning to close the Bridgend plant - 1,500 jobs at risk on 18:50 - Jun 5 by Wingstandwood

IMO the marked decline of Welsh manufacturing/heavy industry started around the time over a thousand jobs were lost at Duport steel nearly 40 years ago.

It's been relentless downhill stuff decade after decade since. Once upon a time (sounds fairy tale stuff today) there were many major employers. Once upon a time (sounds fairy tale stuff today) there were huge workforces employed within these. Once upon a time (sounds fairy tale stuff today) these jobs provided decades of employment in an era when zero-hour-contracts and gig-economy would have been seen as a national disgrace.

I now look at how lucky a certain generation were to be born at a certain time cos the young un's and upcoming school leaving generation are left with mere crumbs of what went before.


''I now look at how lucky a certain generation were to be born at a certain time cos the young un's and upcoming school leaving generation are left with mere crumbs of what went before. ''

Exactly, I have no time for lots of the generation that had it so good and knowingly voted Thatcher and Blair, it was sheer greed.
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Ford planning to close the Bridgend plant - 1,500 jobs at risk on 18:55 - Jun 5 with 2069 viewsmagicdaps10

Ford planning to close the Bridgend plant - 1,500 jobs at risk on 18:38 - Jun 5 by DafyddHuw

And the Leavers will say that this has nothing to do with Brexit


You really don't have a clue do you!?

There are men going to lose their jobs and it has nothing to do with the possibility of leaving the EU so I suggest you keep the cheap shots out of it.

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Ford planning to close the Bridgend plant - 1,500 jobs at risk on 18:57 - Jun 5 with 2053 viewsDarran

Dreadful news.
Something I haven’t been able to understand for a number of years is why we make so many cars? Cars last longer now than ever why are we constantly making new ones?

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Ford planning to close the Bridgend plant - 1,500 jobs at risk on 19:00 - Jun 5 with 2038 viewsLohengrin

Ford planning to close the Bridgend plant - 1,500 jobs at risk on 18:55 - Jun 5 by Pegojack

I agree with you, Loh, but where do car companies chose to locate their post combustion engine plants? In post Brexit GB? Don't make me laugh. Why would they do that? Come and have a look at Ford's massive plant just up the road from me in Valencia.


In all honesty the new production models would have been destined for one or other of the Eastern accession countries Brexit or not.

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Ford planning to close the Bridgend plant - 1,500 jobs at risk on 19:00 - Jun 5 with 2039 viewsbluey_the_blue

Ford planning to close the Bridgend plant - 1,500 jobs at risk on 18:57 - Jun 5 by Darran

Dreadful news.
Something I haven’t been able to understand for a number of years is why we make so many cars? Cars last longer now than ever why are we constantly making new ones?


You'd be surprised how many want the latest, newest just to brag.

I always buy second hand, never had any problems. For me a car is something to get from A to B, get a decent one can run for a long time.
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Ford planning to close the Bridgend plant - 1,500 jobs at risk on 19:02 - Jun 5 with 2029 viewsladyjack

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/mar/01/len-mccluskey-ford-unite-tariff

An article from 2 years ago clearly thinks that some of Bridgend Fords problems are Brexit related.
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Ford planning to close the Bridgend plant - 1,500 jobs at risk on 19:04 - Jun 5 with 2019 viewsjack_lord

Ford planning to close the Bridgend plant - 1,500 jobs at risk on 18:57 - Jun 5 by Darran

Dreadful news.
Something I haven’t been able to understand for a number of years is why we make so many cars? Cars last longer now than ever why are we constantly making new ones?


My brother works for Ford's and obviously it is a worry. He is quite cool about it though. He has has a good steady income there for 25 years and says he will get a nice payout and pension. I am glad he isn't too upset and a certain generation will be is a similar position but those who have only been there a few years may well be less relaxed with great big mortgages to pay.

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Ford planning to close the Bridgend plant - 1,500 jobs at risk on 19:05 - Jun 5 with 2012 viewstrinityann

Ford planning to close the Bridgend plant - 1,500 jobs at risk on 18:57 - Jun 5 by Darran

Dreadful news.
Something I haven’t been able to understand for a number of years is why we make so many cars? Cars last longer now than ever why are we constantly making new ones?


Who can afford a brand new car?, it can be the price of 1/3rd of a house.
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Ford planning to close the Bridgend plant - 1,500 jobs at risk on 19:08 - Jun 5 with 1996 viewsbluey_the_blue

Ford planning to close the Bridgend plant - 1,500 jobs at risk on 19:02 - Jun 5 by ladyjack

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/mar/01/len-mccluskey-ford-unite-tariff

An article from 2 years ago clearly thinks that some of Bridgend Fords problems are Brexit related.


From the article...

"The US car firm, which has warned it could slash costs due to Brexit, said it was cutting jobs because it expected demand for the petrol engines made at Bridgend to fall after 2018.

Ford’s forecast of waning demand for the petrol engines it makes at Bridgend are understood to be linked to the rise of electric vehicles. The engines are also mostly used in larger cars, which the company believes are becoming less popular as customers opt for smaller, more fuel-efficient models."

But, it's ok, Len "fvckwit dinosaur" McCluskey knows better - and doesn't he back Brexit?
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Ford planning to close the Bridgend plant - 1,500 jobs at risk on 19:10 - Jun 5 with 1980 viewsThrasher6

I don't think you lot realise...how much Britain is hated in Europe......leaving has just made it worse....they will never forget this....Trump won't get elected again.....so that lovely relationship won't be so great under a democrat regime.... things will not be so rosy. Swindon/Bridgend are just the start....of many
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Ford planning to close the Bridgend plant - 1,500 jobs at risk on 19:13 - Jun 5 with 1958 viewslondonlisa2001

Ford planning to close the Bridgend plant - 1,500 jobs at risk on 18:50 - Jun 5 by Lohengrin

The sands are running out on the internal combustion engine, mate. The era is coming to an end.


It’s where they choose to put their next gen facilities that’s the actual issue though Loh.

Like Nissan with the X Trail.

Brexit is a massive part of these decisions, but the companies are terrified of saying so, because they don’t want to alienate half of their UK customer base. In fact, for companies like Ford, it’s probably way over half.
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Ford planning to close the Bridgend plant - 1,500 jobs at risk on 19:14 - Jun 5 with 1954 viewsladyjack

I would have thought there are less bangers on the road than in the past.
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Ford planning to close the Bridgend plant - 1,500 jobs at risk on 19:16 - Jun 5 with 1940 viewslondonlisa2001

Ford planning to close the Bridgend plant - 1,500 jobs at risk on 19:04 - Jun 5 by jack_lord

My brother works for Ford's and obviously it is a worry. He is quite cool about it though. He has has a good steady income there for 25 years and says he will get a nice payout and pension. I am glad he isn't too upset and a certain generation will be is a similar position but those who have only been there a few years may well be less relaxed with great big mortgages to pay.


It’s also a huge concern for the generation behind them that no longer have those jobs available to them when they reach working age.
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Ford planning to close the Bridgend plant - 1,500 jobs at risk on 19:17 - Jun 5 with 1936 viewspencoedjack

Ford planning to close the Bridgend plant - 1,500 jobs at risk on 18:38 - Jun 5 by DafyddHuw

And the Leavers will say that this has nothing to do with Brexit


The socialist union are far more to blame.

Ask anyone who works there.
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Ford planning to close the Bridgend plant - 1,500 jobs at risk on 19:18 - Jun 5 with 1926 viewsPegojack

Ford planning to close the Bridgend plant - 1,500 jobs at risk on 19:10 - Jun 5 by Thrasher6

I don't think you lot realise...how much Britain is hated in Europe......leaving has just made it worse....they will never forget this....Trump won't get elected again.....so that lovely relationship won't be so great under a democrat regime.... things will not be so rosy. Swindon/Bridgend are just the start....of many
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Rather a strange statement. I imagine European parliament MPs hate Farage and his merry bunch of fruitcakes, and with good reason. Can't say I've detected any hate for Britain in any othet quarter though. What do you mean exactly, Butt?
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