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Should Dyson support UK by bringing back his manufacturing here?

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Pangurban1 Sat 25-Jun-16 18:01:57

Dyson moved his manufacturing out of the UK because he thought the wages he had to pay British workers were too high. He moved it to Malaysia because it was cheaper for his company and I presume his profits were higher. He has a net worth estimated to be around £3.2billion.

With his involvement as a brexiteer and obvious concern for the country to the extent of trying to influence and urge people to vote Leave in the referendum, I was just wondering if his interest extended to returning his manufacturing here. Thousands of workers are employed overseas in the manufacturing of vacuum cleaners and washing machines.

whydidhesaythat Sat 25-Jun-16 18:18:11

Very good question

crappymummy Sat 25-Jun-16 18:23:11

Lol will he fuck

If you believe he will I've got £350 million for the NHS here for you too


scarlets Sat 25-Jun-16 22:08:55

Excellent point.

Now this is a thread I wish the Wright Stuff or the Daily Fail would swoop on. Would like to hear Dyspn's view.

Peasandsweetcorn Sat 25-Jun-16 22:15:50

Is he also going on start producing a range of vacuum cleaners that are more powerful than those permitted by current EU regs? Several people have commented on a "proper" vacuum cleaner as being a (perhaps the only) benefit of Brexit, possibly failing to realise that, as far as I know, there are no vacuum cleaner manufacturers in the UK other than Dyson and that the UK market may be too small to justify and exclusive range.

gunting Sat 25-Jun-16 22:18:23

Not likely is it.

A billionaire moved his production to somewhere cheaper using an EU grant and kept his vacuums the same price, then bleats on about how shit the EU is.

He should start by paying the grant back. He's got enough money.

gunting Sat 25-Jun-16 22:19:48

Peas it only effected 4 models of vacuum that were on the market at the time so I doubt there is the call for turbo vacuums

notperfectbutok Sat 25-Jun-16 22:23:33

I don't think for a minute he'll do that.

I assume his rationale for Brexit was that it opens us up to international trade more easily, which of course he'd like. I think that's why Tate & Lyle wrote to their staff about leaving the EU. They can import much cheaper cane sugar from African countries but the EU prevents them from doing that.

Ghana has already said it wants a bilateral trade agreement with the UK. China is pumping huge amounts of money into Africa and the belief is it will emerge as a strong economic location when they can trade more easily. We could benefit from that if we're not subjected to EU regs.

So perhaps there will be something to salvage from this after all.

Pangurban1 Sat 25-Jun-16 22:54:23

Peas, " there are no vacuum cleaner manufacturers in the UK other than Dyson"

Dyson vacuum cleaners are not manufactured in the UK. The manufacturing was moved overseas.

As for Tate and Lyle. There are tariffs on cane sugar because they are imported from outside the EU. It's function was to protect the UK farmers who grow beet for sugar. There are only a few places from where the cane sugar can be imported tariff free. Note there are only sugar cane refiners in the UK, but sugar beet is a home grown product.

After Brexit the UK could import all the sugar cane tariff free, if they wished. The British sugar beet farmers mightn't be too happy to go to the wall. I'm sure many would still like the British sugar beet farmers to survive as it is a domestic product. Of course the 350 million could be used again to compensate them.

There are plans to remove sugar beet quotas, but farmers will be compensated by subsidies.

Defra said: “The removal of EU beet quotas will enable British growers to compete with other sugar producers around the world. We continue working with the [European] Commission to ... ensure affordable cane imports to help our refiners.” The EU produces about half the world’s sugar beet — a relic of Napoleon’s efforts to overcome an English naval blockade.

notperfectbutok Sat 25-Jun-16 23:04:29

Ah that's interesting Pangurban, puts a different perspective on it.

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