Thursday, 11 February 2010

Or What ?



Tens of thousands of people, including a rapper and a celebrity chef, are backing The Mail on Sunday’s campaign to Keep Cadbury British – prompting Lord Mandelson to warn foreign bidders not to try to make a ‘quick buck’ out of the company.

December 6th 2009

Ok You warned them, and they waved two fingers at you ! So what are you going to do with your big scary warning.

Armed with money provided by the Taxpayer via RBS, they are going to asset strip the company and export the jobs of those same taxpayers.

It is just a pile of posturing populist bollocks ! You had no more influence on events than when two inches of snow came down and the country came to a grinding halt.

Now if the 'rapper and a celebrity chef' had a huge yacht off Corfu and a couple of billion to slosh around you might have had a bit more interest to rush something protectionist through.

Never mind- 83 days 13 hours and 22minutes to go to May 6th

32 comments:

Ron Broxted said...

Say what you like about him, I think he's a hunk.

Oooooh matron

john in cheshire said...

I may be wrong but I believe the Cadbury takeover by a bankrupt company (Kraft) is due to the EU legislation. How can it be acceptable that a profitable company is bought by debt and profitable parts of the company are shutdown, only to be started up again in other parts of Europe?
What on earth was going through the minds of the Cadbury management?

Rog said...

Leave it Ron - you're not Brazilian/buff enough for the Dark Lord.

OT: An interesting article.

Labour deliberately changed the country for their own ends.

No real surprise, but now actually admitted.

My piano-wire stash is waiting for the glorious day...

.243 Win said...

John : "What on earth was going through the minds of the Cadbury management?"

Answer : "Cadbury boss Todd Stitzer will be one of the biggest winners from Kraft's takeover - even though he seems certain to lose his job.

The American will walk off with more than £30million if he is axed" Mirror, 20-01-2010.

Quote of the day came from the Maximum Imbecile : "Gordon Brown promised to fight for Cadbury's British workers. He said: "We are determined that, at a time when people are worried about their jobs, that jobs in Cadbury can be secure."

...the closure announcement for Keynsham came on 10th Feb.

Cash Offer said...

Who were the shareholders who sold out?

George said...

So 83 days till we get a Tory government that will promote this kind of thing even more, who couldn't care less about any British company because they are all free market economists.

Surely you can't make a point about 'British' companies when you are an ardent Libertarian?

Anonymous said...

About sums it up Guthrum, though why your other posts are so far off the ball just baffles me!

Still good post.

globalisation = race to the bottom in working conditions and wages.

All the while you have to compete with people on a bowl of rice a day and no rights - that will be your final destination.

Besides, they have said as much.

OH is really in Australia said...

OH are you sure you're in switzerland?

Check out this post about internet censorship - seems OH has taken over Austrailia!!!

http://www.infowars.com/internet-censorship-protest-shuts-down-australian-government-websites/

418 said...

@ OH is really in Australia

That article includes such chilling data as this:

"Calls to mandate Internet users to obtain licenses, in other words government permission, before they can post to the web have grown in recent weeks, with top Microsoft executive Craig Mundie insisting at the recent Davos Economic Forum that the Internet should be policed."

The UK Internet Vetting & Barring Commission will be under the initial leadership of a Troïka comprising Harriet Harman QC, Mandy and Ron Broxted, the latter as lay assessor and bumboy to provide the appearance of impartiality and other services.

No doubt I will be one of the first to be barred.

That'll be three directorships please said...

It was Patricia Hewitt, another useless cunt, who put through legislation laughably called the enterprise act in 2002. This removed any public interest test from the process of approving mergers beyond whether competition would be affected (except where national security or the media are involved) and prevented the trade secretary from intervening as he or she previously could.
The efect is that, for all his pledges to restore British industry, Mandelson is reduced to pleading with the American processed cheese maker to leave a few chocolatey crumbs in the country.'

Rogerborg said...

Let me update my crib notes:

OH: fierce defender of rights for Whitey.

Guthrum: staunchly libertarian, as long as those liberties don't cost British Jobs for British People.

This site is rapidly become just a Best of the Daily Hate. When's Leg Iron getting back? At least he wrote his own material.

Ruth said...

If you think there'll be changes with a Conservative government you must be deluded.

Anyhow I suspect things are being engineered for a Hung Parliament helped possibly by election fraud. Hence, Mandelson will be back.

Guthrum said...

Surely you can't make a point about 'British' companies when you are an ardent Libertarian?

My point being that Governments like to think they are in charge, but the reality is they are not, they just react- Events Dear Boy Events.

As a Libertarian, I knew that if the insolvent Kraft could rack up more Debt, they would buy Cadbury no matter what Mandelson,The Unions or the Daily Mail said.

418 said...

@ Ruth

If they can't be sure of engineering a hung parliament, they'll engineer a massive security 'alert' (like a widespread anthrax attack on heroin abusers) and postpone the general election (perhaps indefinitely) with a formal blanket suspension of habeas corpus thrown in for good measure.

George said...

"Never mind- 83 days 13 hours and 22minutes to go to May 6th"

So what is this line for? Insinuating that once the election comes round everything is going to change for the better... The Libertarian or liberal parties are hardly chomping at the bit of the popular vote.

If you don't like this privatisational theme then it will be a whole lot worse under the Tories. The NHS will become the 'Private American Healthcare Insurance Service' and if you ever get cancer or drank three more pints or the odd cigarette that you didn't include on your application form, expect to sell your house for treatment because it gets pretty expensive this cancer treatment lark.

Rogerborg said...

@Guthrum: My point being that Governments like to think they are in charge, but the reality is they are not, they just react

And from a libertarian point of view, this would be a bad thing because...?

@Guthrum: Never mind- 83 days 13 hours and 22minutes to go to May 6th

And we get a Tory government with a strong mandate?

You, dear chap, seem to be very confused about what libertarianism means from one day to the next. Good luck rallying people to the cause when you can't give a cogent explanation of what that cause actually is.

Wyrdtimes said...

"Armed with money provided by the Taxpayer via RBS, they are going to asset strip the company and export the jobs of those same taxpayers."

Mainly English taxpayers - mainly English jobs.

Anonymous said...

O/T anybody know what was actually decided about Greece? I saw Brown afterwards looking, as usual, the complete Loon so no doubt he's promised more of our debt to Greece.

sedimentary my dear mandelson said...

17:50

Surely you can't make a point about 'British' companies when you are an ardent Libertarian?

well, she can't help being a british dork, i suppose, although the ironic point about british taxpayers funding the stripping of their own assets (ie their jobs) is obliquely pertinent to libertarianism - but, anyway, how long would it have taken for the natural erosion of free-market competition to have broken this company down and deposited its ingredient parts in foreign locations with lower tax-rates? i think that our high levels of taxation and public spending are the salient issues here, and not nationalism - cadbury's, a british private sector company, have been sipping cocoa in bed with sauerkraut-scoffers schweppes since 1969, who in turn have been canoodling with coca-cola for many years, and it is probably these mergers which have given the name cadbury's its longevity, not to mention a rolling programme of outsourcing certain administrative departments to the far-east. apparently, kraft intend to transfer choccy production to poland which will obviously be a major contribution to reducing rampant immigration - so i'm sure that the bnp will let this take-over go through without even a wispa of discontent.

ps: i can't believe this is guthrum, so short and sweet - but try: 'a bit more interest in rushing something protectionist through'. otherwise very good. well done girl! have a curly wurly! or would you prefer a flake?

George said...

@sedimentary my dear mandelson

Very well explained. Being in bed with the Yanks is a common theme throughout the commercial sector (an to a lesser extent public sector) becasue of the nature of the 'rampant' privatisations during the Thatcher/Reagan era..

Anonymous said...

Guthrum. A Tory in a sheeps pelt.

liberal extremist said...

20:08

The Libertarian or liberal parties are hardly chomping at the bit of the popular vote.

i don't know, i watched the bbc news today and one old lady was threatening to vote for 'a minority party' - the liberals! just imagine! the libs could get a landslide and, coming from a staunchly liberal-voting family, my ever-frustrated childhood dreams of a liberal-revolution could yet come true! blimey, i'd pay good money to see nick griffin's puffed-up face if that does happen!

George said...

I think your 'ever-frustrated childhood dreams' will have to wait a lot longer than the upcoming General Election. It is not gonna happen.

A hung Parliament may produce some kind of coalition that would give the Liberals et al a taste of bargaining power. But that is the biggest hope.

While we have these http://watchingwithgeorge.blogspot.com/2010/02/how-to-brainwash-nation.html or http://watchingwithgeorge.blogspot.com/2010/02/left-vsright-debate-that-confuses.html these arguments, it will be the status quo of bi-dictatorship parties (Tory and Labour) than continue to 'govern' the UK.

alias smith and vinnie jones (former womble hatchet-man) said...

23:53

yes, thanks for the nudge. i almost forgot to make my main point: don't worry about cadbury's going west, because, while you're all fucking ooh-ing 'n aah-ing about something which is entirely out of your fucking hands and none of your fucking business, the americans are taking over the country lock-stock-and-fucking-barrel. don't worry, lads - i'm gonna give those fucking yankee cunts some back big-time.

liberal extremist said...

00:06

bollocks

get your full refund said...

Rogerborg said...
Let me update my crib notes:

OH: fierce defender of rights for Whitey.

Guthrum: staunchly libertarian, as long as those liberties don't cost British Jobs for British People.

This site is rapidly become just a Best of the Daily Hate. When's Leg Iron getting back? At least he wrote his own material.

11 February 2010 19:36

BYE, don't let the door hit your arse on the way out - you won't be missed.

Perhaps Guthrum and OH do pragmatism from time to time and opinions change, rather than the BBC liberal fascist destrutive dogmatism that you seem to practice.

Take a full refund and return to Guidos blog of shite.

Anonymous said...

Dont lose no sleep over the Cadbury lot. I had a friend who worked for BVT (Bournville Village Trust) who were no better than slave drivers. If you took a day off they called around to see how ill you actually were, and wanted to know when you were due back at work. Quakerism still rules the area like a steel rod. No pubs, except in nearby Selly Oak, lots of weird bylaws especially reagrding tenancy etc. Fuck them, and fuck the cadbury/Rowntree/Huntly-Palmer Quacking Quakerism!

Harriet Halfwit said...

I'm not wearing any panties

Rover & Cadburys are the thin end of the wedge for the Great Ruiner & his Labour Party said...

Labour hate the British white working class.

They say stuff like British Jobs for British Workers but never support us.

I worked at Rover - we remember Blair & Brown visiting & making promises to the membership - now look where we are - stacking shelves in fucking Aldi if we are lucky.

The Labour Party have sold out the white working class - & flooded our country with immigrants making it even harder to find a job.

And fuck knows how my kids are going to gete on in this country - Labour & their anglo genocidal policies have completely disenfranchised my kids from any future at all in Britain.

I am voting tribally - I am voting for the party that says British Jobs for British Workers & means it.

No nuts were squeezed in the process said...

I'm just a regular kinda guy

No Surprises said...

I remarked on some of the blogs that the place was doomed when Psycholops assured the workers that their jobs would be safe with Kraft.
Everything without exception that this horrible little cunt backs goes down the shitter. An endorsement from Gordo is the kiss of death.

Reuben said...

This much we agree on. As I said on TTE some time ago http://thethirdestate.net/2010/02/mandelson-fails-to-get-capitalism/

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