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PaulM
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icon25 Mar 2018 22:55
What do you think of the UK passports being made in France. :speechless::speechless: And has anyone signed this.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...
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Danny
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icon25 Mar 2018 23:11
All they are saying is it will save X millions, yes correct but
All the wages earned and spent by employees and the new company and taxes, NI (both parts) paid by the new company go to France. At least all those parts would have stayed in the UK had the contract remained here, which would have greatly reduced that figure when everything was taken into account.


Btw I have assumed it was a UK company (parent) that lost out.
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Rob NMTB
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icon26 Mar 2018 08:29
One day, the govt (all parties are just as bad) will realise that we can, and should, do things for ourselves :frown:
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Flappytabs
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icon26 Mar 2018 08:43
Rob NMTB:
One day, the govt (all parties are just as bad) will realise that we can, and should, do things for ourselves :frown:


One day it might but until we leave the eu we have to follow the procurement regulations
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Mach 1
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Bonneville (01-08)


icon26 Mar 2018 08:58
Danny:


Btw I have assumed it was a UK company (parent) that lost out.


Correct , De La Rue's ( does sound french though doesn't it:lol::lol:) at Gateshead , and what is more galling is they presently make the British passport anyway ,
as you say Danny , it's not always about the cheapest tender :thumbup:
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Flappytabs
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icon26 Mar 2018 09:14
Rarely is it about the cheapest tender in my experience.

Most of the tenders I work on are heavily weighted to quality over price.
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Obee Wan
Angles of the East,
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icon26 Mar 2018 09:22
The French rightly refuse to let anyone else make their passports so why should we entrust our most important document to them? The EU cartel strikes again.
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Nick
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icon26 Mar 2018 10:43
Flappytabs:
Rarely is it about the cheapest tender in my experience.

Most of the tenders I work on are heavily weighted to quality over price.


You obviously don't have anything to do with Servo, G4S, Interserve or any of the other corporate shysters then.

De La Rue were 25% more expensive than the cheese eating surrender monkeys.:speechless:
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595daytona
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icon26 Mar 2018 11:32
When I worked in a local authority arcthitects and engineers department in the 90s, compulsory competitive tendering had to consider value for money over who was the actual cheapest, but somewhere along the line that went right out of the window and it became about who was cheapest. That is how companies like the aforementioned Servo, G4S and Interserve, and Mitie and Fortem, etc, got so big.
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Scott
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icon26 Mar 2018 17:05
Didn't a government tender normally go something like this....

10 downing Street needed a new wall built, they got 3 quotes. The first builder eyeballed the job scratched his head and said I'll do it for 7k, the 2nd builder got out the tape measure, took some measurements then said it'll cost you 2.5k to build that wall. the 3rd builder didn't even look at the job and said 9.5k mate, 3.5k for you, 3.5k for me and I'll sub the job the then 2nd guy.
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Fretmeister
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icon26 Mar 2018 18:41
I don't care where they are made. I am still in Europe and always will be.

/media/file/133784.aspx
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speedyian
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icon26 Mar 2018 19:24
Rob NMTB:
One day, the govt (all parties are just as bad) will realise that we can, and should, do things for ourselves :frown:


And this is what Trump is saying re Americans and everyone thinks he is mad.
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----KK----
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icon26 Mar 2018 19:38
Fretmeister:
I don't care where they are made. I am still in Europe and always will be.

/media/file/133784.aspx
Not for much longer unless you're moving or simply a fantasist .:smirk:
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onlineKrautophile
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icon26 Mar 2018 19:50
Fretmeister:
I don't care where they are made. I am still in Europe and always will be.

/media/file/133784.aspx



I am also in Europe, the Continent of Europe, not the artificial balls up that is the EU.
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Fretmeister
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icon26 Mar 2018 19:58
So am I.

Still English as well
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Flappytabs
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icon27 Mar 2018 08:14
Nick:


You obviously don't have anything to do with Servo, G4S, Interserve or any of the other corporate shysters then.


I really wouldnt like to say :smirk::smirk:

Nick:

De La Rue were 25% more expensive than the cheese eating surrender monkeys.:speechless:


No idea, havent seen any news for a couple of weeks, until last night.
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Mach 1
Durham,
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Bonneville (01-08)


icon27 Mar 2018 08:52
Nick:
Flappytabs:
Rarely is it about the cheapest tender in my experience.

Most of the tenders I work on are heavily weighted to quality over price.


You obviously don't have anything to do with Servo, G4S, Interserve or any of the other corporate shysters then.

De La Rue were 25% more expensive than the cheese eating surrender monkeys.:speechless:


And even though they have secured a cheaper contract , the price of a passport is going anyway :speechless:
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Rob NMTB
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icon27 Mar 2018 08:53
There's no fc*king way De La Rue are an British company 03
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Nice n Fat
Wilts, Berks & Hants,
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icon27 Mar 2018 08:56
I wonder how many of the petition signers are driving around in French cars? :speechless:
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Obee Wan
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icon27 Mar 2018 10:03
:lol::lol:
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----KK----
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icon27 Mar 2018 11:03
I have a French van and I signed it. :tongueout:
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Obee Wan
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icon27 Mar 2018 11:54
----KK----:
I have a French van and I signed it. :tongueout:


'Merde':tongueout:
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----KK----
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icon27 Mar 2018 12:00
30

:tongueout:
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Obee Wan
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icon27 Mar 2018 22:31
I hope we're going to catch up at the weekend David - hopefully John's sorting it with you.:thumbup: Thing is I can do Friday/Saturday but not Sunday - got a family bash that day.
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----KK----
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icon27 Mar 2018 22:42
I can do Friday and Saturday:thumbup: Better see if the nazi bike will start, haven't been on it this year.:blush:
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Obee Wan
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icon27 Mar 2018 23:17
----KK----:
I can do Friday and Saturday:thumbup: Better see if the nazi bike will start, haven't been on it this year.:blush:


I had one with a duff battery and one with duff tyres:beatup: - should have one or both sorted shortly. John said he'll be in touch.:thumbup:
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Mach 1
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Bonneville (01-08)


icon28 Mar 2018 08:27
Rob NMTB:
There's no fc*king way De La Rue are an British company 03

You may think that but they say they are just "of the street" :smirk:
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onlineKrautophile
Dresden & Hunts,
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icon28 Mar 2018 08:33
The company was founded by Thomas de la Rue (1793–1866), who moved from Guernsey to London in 1821 and set up in business as a straw hat maker, then as a stationer and printer. Working as a "boy of the streets", in 1831 he secured his business a Royal Warrant to produce playing cards. In 1855 it started printing postage stamps and in 1860 banknotes. In 1896, the family partnership was converted into a private company.


According to the Wiki...
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Nice n Fat
Wilts, Berks & Hants,
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Bonneville (01-08)


icon28 Mar 2018 08:36
Well that's bollocks then :lol:
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onlineKrautophile
Dresden & Hunts,
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icon28 Mar 2018 10:27
Well even according to the de la Rue web site that is the case!

http://www.delarue.com/about-us/our-hist...
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Rob NMTB
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icon28 Mar 2018 11:11
So they're just as British as Triumph then 0303
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onlineKrautophile
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icon28 Mar 2018 12:03
Indeed :thumbup::thumbup:

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j p
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icon28 Mar 2018 15:00
PaulM:
What do you think of the UK passports being made in France. :speechless::speechless: And has anyone signed this.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...



Will they be in French :lol::tongueout:
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Andy
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icon28 Mar 2018 20:05
Rob NMTB:
So they're just as British as Triumph then 0303


Or indeed the current Royal Family :lol::tongueout:
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Rob NMTB
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icon29 Mar 2018 07:57
:thumbup::lol:
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