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"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!]
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Roland Perry wrote:
"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.

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In message , at 15:21:18 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)
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Roland Perry wrote:
In message , at 15:21:18 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, …

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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.
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Roland Perry wrote:


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.


When he said he painted model buses as a hobby I still haven’t decided if
he was telling the truth ( is he capable?) or was just having a joke at the
expense of those who often refer to that campaign bus with the somewhat
misleading slogan on the side.

As for all those other problems taken in isolation each one could be a
niggle but when there are so many at once none of them can be concentrated
on so he will probably ride them out relying on the “cant see the wood for
trees “ principle.

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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.

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Recliner wrote:
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.


carefully confected it.

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Marland wrote:
Roland Perry wrote:


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.


When he said he painted model buses as a hobby I still haven’t decided if
he was telling the truth ( is he capable?) or was just having a joke at the
expense of those who often refer to that campaign bus with the somewhat
misleading slogan on the side.


It's highly unlikely to be true. So it was either a joke, or an attempt to
remind people of his greatest triumph as mayor.



As for all those other problems taken in isolation each one could be a
niggle but when there are so many at once none of them can be concentrated
on so he will probably ride them out relying on the “cant see the wood for
trees “ principle.


I think Cummings and Gove do most of his thinking for him. Boris just has
to choose between their often conflicting advice.



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On 23/09/2019 10:16, Marland wrote:
Roland Perry wrote:


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.


When he said he painted model buses as a hobby I still haven’t decided if
he was telling the truth ( is he capable?) or was just having a joke at the
expense of those who often refer to that campaign bus with the somewhat
misleading slogan on the side.


Misleading slogan or not, it was a coach, not a bus. When did it ever
stop to pick up fare-paying passengers..?


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