Atlas Monitor | 30 June 2016
UK Cadbury moved UK factory to Poland 2011 with EU grant.
Ford Transit moved to Turkey 2013 with EU grant.
Jaguar Land Rover has recently agreed to build a new plant in Slovakia with EU grant, owned by Tata, the same company which has trashed its UK steel works and emptied the workers’ pension funds.
Peugeot closed its Ryton (was Rootes Group) plant and moved production to Slovakia with EU grant.
British Army’s new Ajax fighting vehicles are to be built in Spain using Swedish steel at the request of the EU to support jobs in Spain with EU grant, rather than Wales.
Dyson has gone to Malaysia, with an EU loan.
Crown Closures, Bournemouth (Was Metal Box), has gone to Poland with EU grant — once employed 1,200.
M&S manufacturing has gone to Far East with EU loan.
Hornby models are gone. In fact all toys and models now gone from UK along with the patents all with with EU grants.
Gillette has gone to Eastern Europe with EU grant.
Texas Instruments Greenock has gone to Germany with EU grant.
Indesit at Bodelwyddan Wales has gone with EU grant.
Sekisui Alveo said production at its Merthyr Tydfil Industrial Park foam plant will relocate production to Roermond in the Netherlands, with EU funding.
Hoover Merthyr factory has moved out of UK to Czech Republic and the Far East by Italian company Candy with EU backing.
ICI integration into Holland’s AkzoNobel with EU bank loan and within days of the merger, several factories in the UK, were closed, eliminating 3,500 jobs
Boots sold to Italians Stefano Pessina (using an EU loan for the purchase), which has based its HQ in Switzerland to avoid paying £80 million of UK tax a year
JDS Uniphase run by two Dutch men, bought up companies in the UK with £20 million in EU ‘regeneration’ grants, created a pollution issue and just closed it all down leaving 1,200 out of work and an environmental clean-up paid for by the UK tax-payer. They also raided the pension fund and drained it.
UK airports are owned by a Spanish company.
Scottish Power is owned by a Spanish company.
Most London buses are run by Spanish and German companies.
The Hinkley Point C nuclear power station to be built by French company EDF, part owned by the French government, using cheap Chinese steel that has (allegedly) catastrophically failed in other nuclear installations. Now EDF say the costs will be double or more and it will be very late even if it does come online.
Swindon was once a major producer of rail locomotives and rolling stock. Not any more. It’s now Bombardier in Derby and due to their losses in the aviation market, that could see the end of the British railways manufacturing altogether even though Bombardier had EU grants to keep Derby going which they diverted to their loss-making aviation side in Canada.
39% of British invention patents have been passed to foreign companies, many of them in the EU
The Mini cars that Mr. Cameron stood in front of as an example of British engineering, are built by BMW mostly in Holland and Austria. His campaign bus was made in Germany even though UK has Plaxton, Optare, Bluebird, Dennis etc., in the UK.
The bicycle for the UK Greens was made in the Far East, not by Raleigh UK but then they are probably going to move to the Netherlands too as they have said recently.
UK does not (apparently) even teach electronic technology for technicians any more, due to EU regulations.
The British fishing industry which has been decimated by EU rules
UK farmers being paid by EU (with their own money no less) NOT to produce food they could sell for more than they get paid to do nothing