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In message , at 10:28:24 on Fri, 11 Oct
2019, Recliner remarked:
Looks like the rescue deal might have been bulldozed into the ditch:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/w...rds-as-rescue-
talks-collapse-cxrzxw2zk?shareToken=6a2b5480bfd679d5c08b9168bcad8 f38


Alternatively:

https://www.itv.com/news/utv/2019-10...principle-for-
wrightbus/

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On Fri, 11 Oct 2019 11:40:30 +0100, Roland Perry
wrote:

In message , at 10:28:24 on Fri, 11 Oct
2019, Recliner remarked:
Looks like the rescue deal might have been bulldozed into the ditch:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/w...rds-as-rescue-
talks-collapse-cxrzxw2zk?shareToken=6a2b5480bfd679d5c08b9168bcad8 f38


Alternatively:

https://www.itv.com/news/utv/2019-10...principle-for-
wrightbus/


Yes, that seems to be more up to date, and better news.

I wonder if the plan is to keep building buses, or to make JCB's usual
diggers, bulldozers, etc? Or, perhaps both. as there doesn't seem to
be enough demand for buses to keep the factory open.
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Recliner wrote:
On Fri, 11 Oct 2019 11:40:30 +0100, Roland Perry
wrote:

In message , at 10:28:24 on Fri, 11 Oct
2019, Recliner remarked:
Looks like the rescue deal might have been bulldozed into the ditch:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/w...rds-as-rescue-
talks-collapse-cxrzxw2zk?shareToken=6a2b5480bfd679d5c08b9168bcad8 f38


Alternatively:

https://www.itv.com/news/utv/2019-10...principle-for-
wrightbus/


Yes, that seems to be more up to date, and better news.

I wonder if the plan is to keep building buses, or to make JCB's usual
diggers, bulldozers, etc? Or, perhaps both. as there doesn't seem to
be enough demand for buses to keep the factory open.


It looks like this is actually nothing to do with JCB. It seems that
Wightbus will become the BBC, with a focus on hydrogen buses:

https://www.irishnews.com/news/2019/10/12/news/as-jcb-heir-s-son-takes-wrightbus-reins-how-many-jobs-can-be-saved--1736870/

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In message , at 15:48:21 on Sun, 13 Oct
2019, Recliner remarked:
Alternatively:

https://www.itv.com/news/utv/2019-10...principle-for-
wrightbus/


Yes, that seems to be more up to date, and better news.

I wonder if the plan is to keep building buses, or to make JCB's usual
diggers, bulldozers, etc? Or, perhaps both. as there doesn't seem to
be enough demand for buses to keep the factory open.


It looks like this is actually nothing to do with JCB. It seems that
Wightbus will become the BBC, with a focus on hydrogen buses:

https://www.irishnews.com/news/2019/10/12/news/as-jcb-heir-s-son-takes-wrightbus-reins-how-many-jobs-can-be-saved--1736870/


And no necessarily employing even most of the former employees.

But they do seem to have grabbed some adjacent farmland, whatever that
means to them.
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On Sun, 13 Oct 2019 15:48:21 -0000 (UTC)
Billy No Mates Always On His Own Billy No Mates Always On His [email protected]
com wrote:
Billy No Mates Always On His Own Billy No Mates Always On His [email protected]

com wrote:
On Fri, 11 Oct 2019 11:40:30 +0100, Roland Perry
wrote:

In message , at 10:28:24 on Fri, 11 Oct
2019, Billy No Mates Always On His Own Billy No Mates Always On His Own.use

remarked:
Looks like the rescue deal might have been bulldozed into the ditch:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/w...rds-as-rescue-
talks-collapse-cxrzxw2zk?shareToken=6a2b5480bfd679d5c08b9168bcad8 f38

Alternatively:

https://www.itv.com/news/utv/2019-10...principle-for-
wrightbus/


Yes, that seems to be more up to date, and better news.

I wonder if the plan is to keep building buses, or to make JCB's usual
diggers, bulldozers, etc? Or, perhaps both. as there doesn't seem to
be enough demand for buses to keep the factory open.


It looks like this is actually nothing to do with JCB. It seems that
Wightbus will become the BBC, with a focus on hydrogen buses:


If they become the BBC half or more of the staff will have to go as they
won't meet gender and ethnic quotas! And they'll have to start reading
The Guardian during lunchtime. No more football or rugby chat, it'll be
30 mins of handwringing about the plight of the roma goatherders in
Godknowswhereistan.



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wrote:
On Sun, 13 Oct 2019 15:48:21 -0000 (UTC)
Billy No Mates Always On His Own Billy No Mates Always On His [email protected]
wrote:
Billy No Mates Always On His Own Billy No Mates Always On His [email protected]
wrote:
On Fri, 11 Oct 2019 11:40:30 +0100, Roland Perry
wrote:

In message , at 10:28:24 on Fri, 11 Oct
2019, Billy No Mates Always On His Own Billy No Mates Always On His Own.use

remarked:
Looks like the rescue deal might have been bulldozed into the ditch:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/w...rds-as-rescue-
talks-collapse-cxrzxw2zk?shareToken=6a2b5480bfd679d5c08b9168bcad8 f38

Alternatively:

https://www.itv.com/news/utv/2019-10...principle-for-
wrightbus/

Yes, that seems to be more up to date, and better news.

I wonder if the plan is to keep building buses, or to make JCB's usual
diggers, bulldozers, etc? Or, perhaps both. as there doesn't seem to
be enough demand for buses to keep the factory open.


It looks like this is actually nothing to do with JCB. It seems that
Wightbus will become the BBC, with a focus on hydrogen buses:


If they become the BBC half or more of the staff will have to go as they
won't meet gender and ethnic quotas! And they'll have to start reading
The Guardian during lunchtime. No more football or rugby chat, it'll be
30 mins of handwringing about the plight of the roma goatherders in
Godknowswhereistan.


Wrong BBC.

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Roland Perry wrote:
In message , at 15:48:21 on Sun, 13 Oct
2019, Recliner remarked:
Alternatively:

https://www.itv.com/news/utv/2019-10...principle-for-
wrightbus/

Yes, that seems to be more up to date, and better news.

I wonder if the plan is to keep building buses, or to make JCB's usual
diggers, bulldozers, etc? Or, perhaps both. as there doesn't seem to
be enough demand for buses to keep the factory open.


It looks like this is actually nothing to do with JCB. It seems that
Wightbus will become the BBC, with a focus on hydrogen buses:

https://www.irishnews.com/news/2019/10/12/news/as-jcb-heir-s-son-takes-wrightbus-reins-how-many-jobs-can-be-saved--1736870/


And no necessarily employing even most of the former employees.


Almost certainly not, as the factory was apparently over-manned. The former
owner was a religious Protestant, while the new one is Catholic, so that
might alter the employee profile.


But they do seem to have grabbed some adjacent farmland, whatever that
means to them.


It's not clear what the farmland is to be used for, as it's been donated by
Wright to Mid and East Antrim council, not to Bamford. As it's not part of
the factory, I wonder why the ownership needed to change? Perhaps it's
needed for access, or as a bus park?

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On Sun, 13 Oct 2019 19:47:34 -0000 (UTC)
Billy No Mates Always On His Own Billy No Mates Always On His [email protected]
com wrote:
wrote:
On Sun, 13 Oct 2019 15:48:21 -0000 (UTC)
Billy No Mates Always On His Own Billy No Mates Always On His

[email protected]
wrote:
Billy No Mates Always On His Own Billy No Mates Always On His

[email protected]
wrote:
On Fri, 11 Oct 2019 11:40:30 +0100, Roland Perry
wrote:

In message , at 10:28:24 on Fri, 11 Oct
2019, Billy No Mates Always On His Own Billy No Mates Always On His

Own.use
remarked:
Looks like the rescue deal might have been bulldozed into the ditch:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/w...rds-as-rescue-
talks-collapse-cxrzxw2zk?shareToken=6a2b5480bfd679d5c08b9168bcad8 f38

Alternatively:

https://www.itv.com/news/utv/2019-10...principle-for-
wrightbus/

Yes, that seems to be more up to date, and better news.

I wonder if the plan is to keep building buses, or to make JCB's usual
diggers, bulldozers, etc? Or, perhaps both. as there doesn't seem to
be enough demand for buses to keep the factory open.


It looks like this is actually nothing to do with JCB. It seems that
Wightbus will become the BBC, with a focus on hydrogen buses:


If they become the BBC half or more of the staff will have to go as they
won't meet gender and ethnic quotas! And they'll have to start reading
The Guardian during lunchtime. No more football or rugby chat, it'll be
30 mins of handwringing about the plight of the roma goatherders in
Godknowswhereistan.


Wrong BBC.


No, definately the Wright BBC.

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Recliner wrote:
Roland Perry wrote:
In message , at 15:48:21 on Sun, 13 Oct
2019, Recliner remarked:
Alternatively:

https://www.itv.com/news/utv/2019-10...principle-for-
wrightbus/

Yes, that seems to be more up to date, and better news.

I wonder if the plan is to keep building buses, or to make JCB's usual
diggers, bulldozers, etc? Or, perhaps both. as there doesn't seem to
be enough demand for buses to keep the factory open.


It looks like this is actually nothing to do with JCB. It seems that
Wightbus will become the BBC, with a focus on hydrogen buses:

https://www.irishnews.com/news/2019/10/12/news/as-jcb-heir-s-son-takes-wrightbus-reins-how-many-jobs-can-be-saved--1736870/


And no necessarily employing even most of the former employees.


Almost certainly not, as the factory was apparently over-manned. The former
owner was a religious Protestant, while the new one is Catholic, so that
might alter the employee profile.


But they do seem to have grabbed some adjacent farmland, whatever that
means to them.


It's not clear what the farmland is to be used for, as it's been donated by
Wright to Mid and East Antrim council, not to Bamford. As it's not part of
the factory, I wonder why the ownership needed to change? Perhaps it's
needed for access, or as a bus park?


An update:
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/jo-bamford-the-billionaire-s-son-who-took-the-bus-and-is-turning-it-green-ntv2mbc7k?shareToken=e3d8fd1e41bcdfb6642d68beab86a a54



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