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 Post subject: Cadbury's
PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:40 pm 
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It's truly sickening that multi-nationals are still allowed to 'make arrangements' whereby they pay no corporation tax on their profits in the UK - Cadbury's being just one example of many. When will the government clamp down on this legal but dubious practice, (at least as far as Joe Public the ordinary tax-payer is concerned)?

http://www.theweek.co.uk/67557/cadburys ... -for-years


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 Post subject: Re: Cadbury's
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It's also sickening that all these iconic British brands are now in foreign hands.


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 Post subject: Re: Cadbury's
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I agree with you Jon, we've had governments who seem not to care a jot about allowing the sale of some of our best businesses to foreign buyers - mind you, we're allowing foreign businesses/states to build/own our infrastructure, energy companies, etc. Almost seems like a deliberate policy of neglect.


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 Post subject: Re: Cadbury's
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Not only is tax evasion rife amongst globalist organisations, but the serviceable quality of their produce has also been largely degraded, to the point that much of their produce is unfit for purpose.

It seems to me that we in Britain are living on a rapidly disappearing legacy of Britishness, including a one-time almost limitless supply of skills and abilities within the workforce. Not only has Britain been sold off to the globalist bidder, our sense of self-worth, inventiveness, self-reliance, and especially our skills-base have been very seriously eroded. A one-time can-do attitude has largely been replaced with a who-will-do-it-for-me-at-little-or-no-cost attitude. Practical skills, it seems, are no longer in vogue with the generation of PPE and Media Studies graduates.

Current examples of the true state of Britain are readily visible in all the large national retail outlets, for those who know what to look for. Up to about four decades ago large numbers of retail outlets would readily supply us with the essential tools and equipment that enabled those of us who possessed the appropriate skills to tackle just about any task we wished. This could be dress making for the women, to serious carpentry for anybody with the inclination to tackle the making of their own furniture, and maybe even to the complete construction or refurbishment of a house.

Today though, obtaining the high quality of raw materials for any one time normal task ranges from extremely difficult to close on being impossible. A situation that is also a reflection of the dumbing down of the national skills base. For example, I like to build my own furniture from quality hard-wood timber. Forty or so years ago I could readily purchase quality hard-wood timber from a number of outlets in and around the Hayes area, with no difficulty at all. Today, finding a supplier of quality hard woods, such as oak, usually means my having to make a round trip of over 100 miles or more to specialist and a shrinking number of timber merchants who stock quality timber. None of the national 'super market' DIY stores would recognise quality timber if fell on their heads. A trip to the likes of Wick's, B&Q, Homebase, Jenson's, etc. etc. for quality timber will usually only provide the option of quick growing white-wood, low grade, knot infested, split and warped soft timber that is really only suitable for fire kindling.

Not only are the raw materials extremely difficult to purchase in today's Britain, but high quality tools are also very difficult to locate and purchase; tools that at one time would have been designed and made in Britain and widely sold across the nation. For high quality tools today, we are compelled to purchase imports from the USA, Canada, or Japan. Even German 'produced' tools are increasingly made in China. An example of poor quality tools is the ubiquitous DIY retail stock of cheap wood saws, saws that are almost all of the 'hard-point' variety, where the teeth are so hardened that they are impossible to re-sharpen, and most of them only suitable for ripping through resin loaded chip board. Such saws generally fall into the price range of £5 to £15 each. Whereas a quality imported saw will range in price from say, £50 to £300, and only available from a handful of on-line suppliers, these high quality saws will provide the choice of cross-cut or rip-cut configuration of the teeth, with the number of teeth per inch appropriate to the purpose for which the saw was designed, and all of them can be resharpened by hand. No such choices will be available at any of the large national retailers; the retailers that have driven the small high quality retailer out of business.

A couple of weeks ago I was wandering around a B&Q store killing some time whilst my wife was shopping next door at a food retailer. I came across a set of 5 wood chisels, made in China, that were so bad that they would be hard-pushed to serve as pokers for a coal fire. The “sharp edges” of the chisels were all completely blunt, with the cutting edges being about 1 mm thick at the sharp end. The quality of the grinding was an insult to any machinist, they looked as though they had been ground with an axe. I took a set of these chisels to the Information Desk in B&Q and asked whether these chisels were a reflection of the contempt that B&Q appears to have for its customers. Even the member of staff dealing with me was appalled at the chisels.

The relatively simple task of replacing and the sowing on of a lost button from a piece of clothing has become a challenge these days. First we have to locate a retailer who stocks a varied supply of buttons, threads, and needles. At one time Woolworth would conveniently have supplied all these items, and in every town across the land. Not any more, button replacement has become an almost lost art; which is unfortunate since buttons today so readily become detached from new items of clothing.

Judging from the large and increasing number of food outlets that are advertising cooked breakfasts across this land, I suspect that many Brits have either lost the ability to prepare and cook their own food, or they are so oppressed by long working hours at globalist tax-evading employers, that they are compelled to purchase a ready-cooked meal whilst travelling between minimum wage zero hours jobs.

In my youth, during the 1950s, I was fortunate to serve a 6 year apprenticeship with a high quality employer whose aim was to produce engineers who were fit for the tasks that would be required of them. Today, the word apprenticeship has largely lost its meaning. A modern “apprenticeship” can range from a few weeks training as a supermarket shelf-stacker, to a dubious period of training in the collection of “recyclable” waste materials, with the aim of “saving the planet”; whatever “saving the planet” means.

With large scale tax evasion and a largely dumbed-down and oppressed workforce, the future is looking very grim indeed for the British economy.


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