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Jaguar Land Rover is preparing to sprint if a ‘no deal Brexit’ happens

They're worried about the cost of imports, and not attracting the right staff

Jaguar Land Rover isn't on board with a 'no-deal' Brexit, and they're making plans to leave if that happens (just like Airbus and BMW).

What it means: It's no coincidence that Jaguar's come out with this now, and Theresa May's big meeting on the UK's position on Brexit is tomorrow.

Businesses are doing their best to influence an outcome to Brexit that's beneficial to their business models. It could make a huge difference to their profit margins: the chief executive claimed a bad deal (which for him, means one where the UK would start having to pay tariffs) would cost the company £1.2bn a year.

Jaguar employs 40,000 staff in the UK, with another 260,000 working in related industries that rely on their business. They also pay £2bn in tax. The business secretary said the government would do all they can to keep Britain attractive for businesses... but Boris Johnson is also rumoured to have said "f*** business" at a dinner last week, so...

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  • RW

    Your right to a degree. You mentioned “the wandering Jew”.

    I elaborate that the Jewish people, historically have tended to migrate almost exclusively to locations that are economically and culturally vibrant already. I would speculate that Jews have thrived in these places and have often improved the bounds of their economies and knowledge base.

    You can also ask; how many massive entertainment conglomerates, Nobel winners or billionaires has Isreal developed? If Jews are so capable, why isn’t Tel Aviv the Rome of our time?

    Jews are successful because they value education, maintain a strong social cohesive, they actively monitor and have a good sense for Zeitgeist wherever they are and they carefully choose the places they settle and congregate themselves heavily in these choice locations.

    But most importantly (haulocaust increased the importance of this aspect), they actually designed their culture for success. They not only attend Harvard, they use what they learned to better the group as a whole. With as much, they studied intricate networking systems, adapted to it and in many cases improved upon them. (See how Japan acquired Aegis warships and made them better).

    Of course there is nothing wrong with any of this. It’s when you elaborately gain disproportionate power in any society where you would stand out, you must take care when attempting to make a society better (Civil Rights movement) and rewriting that society all together (mass immigration). Ask blacks in China, Mexico, Philippines or India how much opportunity they have? Go to businesses owned by their American diaspora and see how many blacks they hire. Go to Silicon Valley and see how many East or South Asian tech workers wish they could work with more black people. California might work as a state, but as a nation, I think your rolling the nuclear dice here. I hope we can succeed as a tolerant pluralistic superpower but at this stage in human societal development, it’s a pipe dream.

    And if Jews really are the icon for success, they would see that fundamental human successes happen over generations. Just look at the rest of the planet? Are we ready?