View Single Post
  #7   Report Post  
Old September 23rd 19, 10:26 AM posted to uk.transport.london
Recliner[_4_] Recliner[_4_] is offline
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity at LondonBanter: Jul 2019
Posts: 351
Default Boris's bus related jinxes continue

Roland Perry wrote:
In message , at 22:13:40 on Sun, 22 Sep
2019, Recliner remarked:
"One of Northern Ireland's biggest employers faces a crunch week as
Wrightbus, which employs 1,400 staff, attempts to stave off collapse by
securing a last-minute rescue deal.

Mounting financial problems at the Ballymena-based company have left it
looking for a buyer, with the Chinese engineering group Weichai and a
firm led by the JCB heir, Jo Bamford, understood to be the suitors in
talks. However, local MP Ian Paisley told the BBC on Friday he
understood talks with the two potential buyers had failed to reach a
conclusion."

https://www.theguardian.com/business.../22/wrightbus-
riutemasters-last-minute-search-for-buyer-avoid-collapse

[Love the Grauniad typo in the url!]

See the previous thread on the same subject from five weeks ago.

Five weeks is a long time in politics (later today Thomas Cook might
find out that five days is, too)


Indeed. Wright is probably right down on Boris's list of concerns, behind
Jennifer Arcuri, the Supreme Court verdict, the party conference, the EU
negotiations, the looming election,


I doubt he's worried very much (unless the factory is in a DUP area) but
it's simply anther example of Boris + Bus (be that painted-on-the-side
or painted-as-a-hobby, as well as Roastmaster) looks like a fatal
combination.


I'd love to see an example of his claimed painted-wine-box bus. I wonder if
he dreamed up that phoney hobby on the spot, or if his spin doctors had
carefully connected.