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|>>|| No. 78742
I love the story today that Tescos and Unilever are in a spat because the latter want to raise prices by 10% on such products as Marmite due to the slipping pound. Given the increased costs of importing products, as opposed to the false dawn with the FTSE reaching record highs by net exporters benefiting from being rinsed by foreign buyers, when will the brexit story turn?
What will happen if Britain discovers that in closing our borders and taking back control, we've made our weekly shop more expensive?
|>>|| No. 78743
Australian points sys- uh, 360 gazillion for R NHS... EU are Naz- um uh... ooooh, Belize? Yes, we can get our Marmite from Belize. Problem solved.
|>>|| No. 78746
I wonder how many people advocating for the Aussie points system have the foggiest idea how it works? Or do they just want bribe the Faroe Islands into brutalising refugees for us?
|>>|| No. 78747
I want all remainers to fuck off to France or something.
|>>|| No. 78752
Don't worry, this blighted isle will be experiencing the greatest brain drain it's ever seen soon enough.
|>>|| No. 78756
Why's Marmite going up anyway? Don't they get the yeast shit from breweries in this country?
|>>|| No. 78757
Or Unilever will just find they are losing sales and change their mind. I can't think of a single thing they make that isn't already overpriced shite for plebs anyway, so good luck to them.
Do we have all that much brain left to drain?
|>>|| No. 78758
>What will happen if Britain discovers that in closing our borders and taking back control, we've made our weekly shop more expensive?
When are these thick cunts going to get it through their skulls.
I'd pay twice as much for my weekly shop if it meant no more death by demographic. I don't want the rest of England to end up like London.
|>>|| No. 78769
>One grocery insider says in the case of Unilever, the weak currency was a smokescreen to raise prices, as some of the products are made in the UK.
It does sound very suspect. >>78756 is right I can see no reason why Marmite would go up considering its sole market is the UK (possibly Ireland?) not that a weak pound wouldn't impact profits but supermarkets are hardly in the position right now to absorb that.
What if you just end up with both anyway?
|>>|| No. 78770
Any company looking to increase prices, make redundancies or poor profits now has the ready made excuse of Brexit, it's a cop out to be exploited.
|>>|| No. 78771
Well they appear to be coming from somewhere.
The solution most brexiters want is to block up the chunnel and mount autoturrets around the coastline which will indiscriminately mow down refugee dinghies on sight.
We probably could have been appeased with a milder solution but nobody has listened to us for a very long time.
>What if you just end up with both anyway?
I think if it carries on we'll have another Guy Fawkes type attempt. Who knows, maybe they will succeed.
|>>|| No. 78772
BRITISH MARMITE FOR BRITISH PEOPLE
ALSO, WE NEED BRITANNIA BACK AS A BOAT THAT WILL HELP
|>>|| No. 78774
Unilever are headquartered in the Netherlands and their accounts are denominated in Euros. The fall in the value of the pound has reduced the effective profitability of their UK operations, even if their costs have not increased. The supermarket price war in the UK has seriously undermined the profitability of food; average prices have fallen by 7.5% since 2015.
I don't like what Unilever have done, but it makes perfect financial sense.
|>>|| No. 78776
Why the fuck does anyone care? Prices fluctuate all the time, usually upwards.
|>>|| No. 78778
Because these pathetic Chicken Little types want an excuse to shout "The sky is falling! The sky is falling! #brokenbrexit refugees welcome!!!!1"
|>>|| No. 78785
There's an EU regulation that requires all fire extinguishers to be red. Ready to fuck that one off.
|>>|| No. 78786
BLOODY BRUSSELS BUREAUCRATS, ensuring that vital safety equipment is readily identifiable in an emergency. It's my right as a SUBJECT OF THE CROWN to burn to death in a preventable fire.
|>>|| No. 78790
To be fair, anyone that can't tell the difference between water and carbon dioxide extinguishers has no business trying to use one.
|>>|| No. 78793
>BLOODY BRUSSELS BUREAUCRATS, ensuring that vital safety equipment is readily identifiable in an emergency. It's my right as a SUBJECT OF THE CROWN to burn to death in a preventable fire.
It is a a stupid rule.
They used to have different colours for different expellents. Now you just have small bit on the extinguisher that is that colour. Wonder how many people have used a water filled extinguisher on a chip pan fire because of that?
It's the same stupid thinking as when the EU tried to get us to do away with the earth prong on our plugs so we would fit in with them. Fuck safety, assimilate bitches.
|>>|| No. 78797
My house has inept wiring and fusing and is missing an earth circuit - I used to almost enjoy feeling a jolt through the body, an enormous bang and all the trips switching once in a while when I turned on my old bathroom light before it wouldn't work at all anymore and I had to get a sparky to fit me a plastic one.
As for Unilever have often wondered about the by-product crossover between their cleaning fluids and processed foodstuffs. Cornetto has more than a hint of kitchen tile wipe surely.
No doubt the EU madmen would have wanted to deny us these simple pleasures.
|>>|| No. 78807
>I don't want the rest of England to end up like London.
>England to end up like London.
|>>|| No. 78809
I once entered a competition to win a year's supply of Marmite.
I won, it was just one jar.
|>>|| No. 78811
Unilever are just trying to profit from PROJECT FEAR. Didn't see them drop prices when the Pound was strong. All the stuff they make is shite anyway, nobody will give a fuck. Pot Noodles and Lynx gone forever. About fucking time.
|>>|| No. 78814
To use it you'd have to get too close to the thing for safety. This is why you apply a fire blanket from the front. Also, it can properly fuck up the pan.
|>>|| No. 78815
I like Ben & Jerry's. I'd be pissed off if it vanished from stores; not that I ever buy it full price.
|>>|| No. 78827
I was listening to two boffins go on about it on the radio this morning and one of them was saying something like
>There are only three ways this can go- Suppliers bear the cost, retailers bear the cost, or the customers bear the cost
In my head I was just thinking "Well you better figure out which of you two it is, because I'm not about to start buying Pot fucking Noodle if you lowered the price, let alone raise it."
|>>|| No. 78843
>Such is life in Brexit Britain.
Not yet, miserablelad. Come the revolution it'll be nice tasty local pork pie shops everywhere. And loads barbers boosting the economy with beard removal. Go hot towels.
|>>|| No. 78853
Well the pound is now at a 168 year low and my money isn't going nearly as far abroad now. People are reckoning it could come to 1:1 to the dollar too in the next couple years, it's already pretty close.
|>>|| No. 78859
>All the stuff they make is shite anyway, nobody will give a fuck
Watch yourself m8, Tresemme has the best conditioners on the market.
What has got you Brexit nonces so defensive. A few months ago you were all for the line of 'a little hit before a large uptick' but now that it actually happens complaining about the consequences is a thought-crime.
Do you think a loss in purchasing power is somehow a good thing or that peoples savings just took a hit? I say this as someone with debts too so its not like I'm not secretly cheering for hyperinflation.
|>>|| No. 78861
>Do you think a loss in purchasing power is somehow a good thing or that peoples savings just took a hit?
There is a line of reasoning that the pound has been highly overvalued for a considerable time now, much to the detriment of British manufacturing. The fall in value was probably inevitable, Brexit just made it much sooner.
|>>|| No. 78862
>There is a line of reasoning that the pound has been highly overvalued for a considerable time now, much to the detriment of British manufacturing.
There's no basis for it in reality, though.
|>>|| No. 78864
Wait, we still have a car industry? How did that happen? I thought the Germans and Japanese had put us out of business by actually being competent at building cars.
|>>|| No. 78868
We're the third largest car producer in Europe, Sunderland produces more cars than Italy.
|>>|| No. 78869
>There's no basis for it in reality, though.
People have been complaining about the Pound being overvalued for years.
|>>|| No. 78870
Our car industry is in rude health. We made more cars last year than during the previous peak in 1972. The problem, as everywhere, is automation - the industry makes more cars, but employs 80% fewer people. It's the same story across the whole of the manufacturing sector. Brilliant productivity, good margins, stable sales volumes, but very low employment.
|>>|| No. 78873
On the upside, automated production means the cars aren't quite as shit as they used to be so they actually sell these days.
|>>|| No. 78876
People who don't have any money aren't fussed at all about the drop in relative market value of the pound. If anything, this means more jobs for the working class, since British labour is now worth more relative to the fixed costs of accommodation.
|>>|| No. 78877
I for am comforted during the the devaluation of the pound by the idea that as the housing market crashes from all of the foreign investors pulling out I can afford a house.
|>>|| No. 78879
Why would they pull out of a market where they effectively get a 20% discount? Surely that's only going to attract more foreign buyers.
|>>|| No. 78881
The problem is that absolutely everyone with any influences at all over house prices, has a vested interest in keeping them high.
Short of the country suffering a major recession or depression, the only way that house prices will ever be allowed to fall will be through the government subsidising every party who stands to lose out.
There's a 20% discount buying in, but you also lose 20% on your sales.
|>>|| No. 78937
>Watch yourself m8, Tresemme has the best conditioners on the market.
Hahahahaha excellent sophistry.
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