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Share Price: 241.90Bid: 241.80Ask: 241.90Change: 0.00 (0.00%)No Movement on Royal Bank Scot
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mailman
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SonofRobin.. All
Today 10:02
Nice post and interesting..

If the steel now comes to the UK via the system you posted ... It just shows the poor state of affairs the UK steel industry and others have ended up... And it is all mainly down to money and cost... Even more so in the current world we live in... How shipping Lambs from Australia years ago was cheaper than UK home produced Lambs seemed crazy to me... Probably because of the sheer volume shipped .. .. Now it is mass volume of migrants being shipped .. One extreme to another ..
 
jings100
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SonofRobin
Today 09:59
Two words ..the market and globalisation . .........Canny lass , yer mam .
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Sydney Harbour Bridge
Today 08:47
When my mum went out to Australia as a £10 Pom (returning later),she used to tell me about riding the tram in Sydney, and because of her pallor, the Aussies would ask her "What do you think of our bridge (proudly)". She would respond tersely "What do you mean, YOUR bridge?" - "That Bridge was made just down the river from where I was born (Teesside) and you haven't even paid off the interest yet!". She really went down a storm there.

She had gone out there because my dad had fallen for the place after being stationed there with the RAF for the latter part of WW2. The couple and my older siblings did not settle and came back to Blighty on the early 50's.

The point is, that the steel industry in the North East has since been decimated and if we wanted to build a big bridge in the North, then the iron ore would go from Australia to be made into steel in China and then come all the way to England in ships made in the far East too.
mailman
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jings100
Sat 17:01
yes mainly UK workers it would seem.. but foreign company input... not a true fully home built construction..

But alas more foreign input is the case today on so many projects and take overs..
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mailman
Sat 16:43
Your post made me realise I knew very little about the construction of the bridge , shamed me into looking it up . Designed by two English engineers , .....ouch , construction was undertaken by a consortium of British engineering companies with the steel , (not wraught iron as per the Eiffel Tower ,) being supplied by Seimens and a French company . Couldn't find any specific details re. the work force but I'd imagine they came from all parts of Britain and Ireland plus some from the continent .
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jings100 .. All
Sat 11:48
Seems sheer lack of government future planning.. even mass solar panel farms can produce needed power, not sure if they can beat wind farm power production ..... but we need to up our home production of power sooner than later as an investment for our ever growing power needs.. and we need have the ability to produce more than our needs as a backup in years to come as power usage security...

Just to get some in to do or run things that we should be doing ourselves...to me is crazy.. A lot of our rail network is foreign owned or run by, water and electricity all with profits taken out of the UK.... The gross revenue and profits the Electricity companies must make would probably pay off he national debt in future coming years

Building, Owning and running our own infrastructure seems not on our governments agenda.... I wonder who built the Forth road Bridge all those 50 years ago UK workers or not...
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mailman / SonofRobin
Sat 09:48
Didn't know about the one in the midlands , must be many places on the mainland that would be suitable even allowing for summer water shortage . Similarly must be a number of places where tidal schemes could be set up even if it does mean subsidies and , asuming we build them ourselves , I'd much prefer that as opposed to Hinkley .
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SonofRobin.. All
Sat 08:44
Well posted ... The UK relys so much on imports and from others, rather than self creation and ideas .. Seems to be so easy to get someone else to do things even with of course the mass extra cost involved ... We are becoming less masters of our own destiny every year .. What we could do years ago without any issue ... Sadly now is the issue .. We now cannot in many cases .. Self created by past government over the past 40 years .. And imports 30% more than exports will no doubt grow further .. As you say French build our own power station.. And gain financially after it is built. A nice package for EDF ... If Reports of some UK train carraiges built abroad are true the downturn in UK production over the years seems a backward future of self reliant on others more and more..
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Hydro in the Midlands
Sat 07:39
Our Rivers could be a great source of energy. Every time I see a weir I woner why we don't divert some of the flow to generate electricity, as is done at Beeston on the Trent. You would not know it was there and it's clean. If a government supported mass development of Hydro throughout the UK, we should be independent for energy in short order, I believe. Government said to the tidal scheme for Swansea - too much subsidy required from the public, but how much will we be giving the French Government owned EDF to build new Nuclear power? - XX Billions, I think!

We used to lead the world and had 400 years of energy in coal - now we are sleep walking into a crisis.
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Jings100
Fri 19:35
Thanks for that information ...

As I said with the flooding issues in the north this year ... Maybe splitting any river that causes floods in the past .. Make a detour of half the water through a hydro type system and into a new lake or divert back into the river .. Just an idea to use troublesome flooding rivers to another use..




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