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Old October 29th, 2007, 07:30 PM   #121
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How curiously random.

Funny how foreign trolls like to insult Brits (or English - they can't tell the difference) by saying bad things about the Queen or the Royal Family as a whole. Remember that banner in Turin a couple of years ago which read (paraphrase) "CAMILLA IS A *****"? Like we care!
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Old October 29th, 2007, 07:34 PM   #122
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They're forced to learn English and they hate the UK and America for it. They dream of a united Europe at war with America. They're a minority thankfully, but there's a frightful amount of them on Euroscrapers.
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Old October 29th, 2007, 09:24 PM   #123
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Points 2 and 3 don't hurt in the slightest and point 1 is the BBC's policy so we're used to it.
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Old October 30th, 2007, 04:11 AM   #124
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Talking Call me old fashioned but I thought this was was worth repeating .....

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Tesco boss takes case for Liverpool to the capital

Oct 25 2007 by Tony McDonough, Liverpool Daily Post

Sir Terry Leahy (158)

TESCO chief executive Sir Terry Leahy will speak up for his home town when he addresses an audience of business leaders at an event in London this morning.

The event, called Doing Business in Liverpool – City of Opportunity, is organised by inward investment agency The Mersey Partnership (TMP) and the Northwest Development Agency (NWDA). It will highlight the economic renaissance across the Liverpool city region and outline business opportunities that are available.

Sir Terry and other speakers will address an invited audience of London-based industrialists, investors, intermediaries and professional services sector representatives.

“They will hear from senior figures currently committing significant investment to their operations in Merseyside.

Mark Basnett, TMP’s director responsible for inward investment, said: “Liverpool city region has experienced strong economic growth and market confidence during the last six years.

“This fact and the evidence which underpins it, together with new investment opportunities arising from very significant developments now taking place, provide a compelling business proposition which is distinctive to Liverpool city region – not available in any of our competitor locations. In terms of business growth, people and skills, research and innovation assets, property and price we are offering the market something unique, and that is the resounding message we will be taking to the City.”

Other speakers will include TMP chief executive Lorraine Rogers, NWDA chief executive Steve Broomhead, Grosvenor director Rodney Holmes, Mark Powell, executive chairman of Rathbone Brothers, and David Cassidy, chief executive of JPMorgan Invest (UK).

Ms Rogers said: “Independent research commissioned by TMP last year confirms that, overall, Liverpool put in a strong performance to rank in third place in the Image League of UK cities likely to secure investment.

“Forty per cent of all companies asked said they would consider the city as a location to invest. We intend to build on that by showcasing in more detail to an important audience exactly what is available to businesses and the people they employ.

“A further key message we will relay is our lifestyle offer which really does place the city region apart from others.”

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Call me old fashioned but I thought this was was worth repeating .....
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Projected investment of £Bns+
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1,000s of maitime companies employ 10s of 1,000s of staff with an annual turnover of £2.5bns+ / 15% of the Merseyside economy. The Super Port of Liverpool is expanding & with 150,000 ship movements a year, the River Mersey is the UK’s 3rd busiest estuary.
http://www.shipais.com/index.php
The Merseyrail network runs 700 services a day, the most intense of any in the UK apart from London Underground.
http://visitliverpool.com/
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Old October 30th, 2007, 04:18 AM   #125
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Points 2 and 3 don't hurt in the slightest and point 1 is the BBC's policy so we're used to it.
Exactamente.
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Old October 30th, 2007, 01:00 PM   #126
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**** liverpool, **** england and **** the queen!
Indeed Fabio, indeed.
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Old October 30th, 2007, 01:07 PM   #127
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my guess is that the Queen gets ****ed less often than the other two
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Old October 30th, 2007, 01:43 PM   #128
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my guess is that the Queen gets ****ed less often than the other two
Everything and everyone should just get ****ed.
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Old October 30th, 2007, 07:53 PM   #129
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An interesting report here about MIPIM 2007, showing that Liverpool clearly made inroads there and looks to be in a strong position to increase it's presence at next years event.

http://councillors.liverpool.gov.uk/Published/C00000934/M00007019/AI00040556/$MIPIM.docA.ps.pdf
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 06:36 PM   #130
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Do you guys only report positive news?

200 highly skilled, presumably highly paid jobs being lost, I would suggest, will have a longer term effect on the Liverpool economy than any MTV Awards cermony - which has had nearly 100 posts compared to the zero for this story.

And before anyone starts going on, I also post all redundancies that make the news in the Manchester forum when they occur.

This was on NW Today at lunch time, and is terrible news for all affected.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/m...de/7073682.stm

Rolls-Royce plans to close plant

Workers make turbines for the gas and oil industries
Rolls-Royce is to close its plant on Merseyside with the loss of more than 200 jobs.
The company has said production is to be moved from the site on Dunnings Bridge Road in Bootle to the US.

The firm has blamed the strength of the pound in its exchange rate with the US dollar and high costs for the decision.

Union representatives said they are "shocked" at the news and have said they will do "everything in their power" to stop the closure of the site.

The company, which makes turbines for the gas and oil industries, said it has been concerned about the future of the plant since August.

But it added no final decision will be made until a consultation process has been completed, which is expected in the new year.

This is the beginning of our fight back, not the end

Debbie Brannan, Unite

Rolls Royce does said it has tried alternatives to the problem but no viable long-term solution was found.

The union Unite said it will launch a major campaign to save the plant and will be calling for support from government ministers and local MPs and the energy industry clients the plant serves.

Debbie Brannan, Unite regional officer, said: "We are shocked, but not surprised by the company's plan to close its Merseyside plant but this is the beginning of our fight back, not the end.

"Our campaign to save the plant will reach out to Westminster and to industry and we will also be seeking the council and local people's support to keep the plant going."

"We will do everything in our power to stop the closure of the site and we ask the people and politicians of Merseyside to join us in doing the same."

Unite is calling for meaningful negotiations with Rolls-Royce on possible alternatives to closure.

If a decision is made to move forward with the closure proposal, it is expected the facility will close late in 2008.
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 06:38 PM   #131
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We don't have to post the negative stuff, that's what you are for.
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 07:04 PM   #132
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Here's the link again as posted by buggedboy.
Some interesting info.
http://councillors.liverpool.gov.uk/...IM.docA.ps.pdf

And also

http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/...4375-20035733/

Ewt is better than newt I suppose.
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 02:10 PM   #133
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And before anyone starts going on, I also post all redundancies that make the news in the Manchester forum when they occur.

That's of real interest to us Liverpool forummers,NOT!
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 02:37 PM   #134
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Do you guys only report positive news?

200 highly skilled, presumably highly paid jobs being lost, I would suggest, will have a longer term effect on the Liverpool economy than any MTV Awards cermony - which has had nearly 100 posts compared to the zero for this story.

And before anyone starts going on, I also post all redundancies that make the news in the Manchester forum when they occur.

This was on NW Today at lunch time, and is terrible news for all affected.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/m...de/7073682.stm

Rolls-Royce plans to close plant

Workers make turbines for the gas and oil industries
Rolls-Royce is to close its plant on Merseyside with the loss of more than 200 jobs.
The company has said production is to be moved from the site on Dunnings Bridge Road in Bootle to the US.

The firm has blamed the strength of the pound in its exchange rate with the US dollar and high costs for the decision.

Union representatives said they are "shocked" at the news and have said they will do "everything in their power" to stop the closure of the site.

The company, which makes turbines for the gas and oil industries, said it has been concerned about the future of the plant since August.

But it added no final decision will be made until a consultation process has been completed, which is expected in the new year.

This is the beginning of our fight back, not the end

Debbie Brannan, Unite

Rolls Royce does said it has tried alternatives to the problem but no viable long-term solution was found.

The union Unite said it will launch a major campaign to save the plant and will be calling for support from government ministers and local MPs and the energy industry clients the plant serves.

Debbie Brannan, Unite regional officer, said: "We are shocked, but not surprised by the company's plan to close its Merseyside plant but this is the beginning of our fight back, not the end.

"Our campaign to save the plant will reach out to Westminster and to industry and we will also be seeking the council and local people's support to keep the plant going."

"We will do everything in our power to stop the closure of the site and we ask the people and politicians of Merseyside to join us in doing the same."

Unite is calling for meaningful negotiations with Rolls-Royce on possible alternatives to closure.

If a decision is made to move forward with the closure proposal, it is expected the facility will close late in 2008.
Metro,

This is a discussion forum that tends to focus on developments and the effects of those developments. So, for us to celebrate the MTV awards is only natural as the ceremony will take place in our new arena whose construction we have followed on this forum for several years.

Whilst the awards ceremony in itself may not have any long term effects on the Liverpool economy, it does demonstrate that our city is now capable of attracting events on this scale, which raises our international profile and is therefore an important catalyst in future development.

As for us only ever reporting positive news, the fact that we have discussions about the murder of Rhys Jones and other unpleasant events in our city tends to contradict that.

By the way Metro, in all the time that you have been on the Liverpool forum, either as Metrolink, Manchester Kurt or Trammy, have you ever once posted any positive news?
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 02:42 PM   #135
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You are only 35miles from greatness.

Is that positive enough?

But seriously, you lot tend to post the positive stuff within a nano second of any announcement, but ignore the negative economy stuff.
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 02:55 PM   #136
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You are only 35miles from greatness.

Is that positive enough?

But seriously, you lot tend to post the positive stuff within a nano second of any announcement, but ignore the negative economy stuff.
Not as quickly, nor in the same numbers as you lot did when the Super Casino or the BBC move North were announced. Lots of dry cleaning bills after those orgies of self adoration.
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 02:57 PM   #137
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East - my point is about the lack of response to negative news rather than the giddyness about good news.
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 03:04 PM   #138
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You are only 35miles from greatness.

Is that positive enough?

But seriously, you lot tend to post the positive stuff within a nano second of any announcement, but ignore the negative economy stuff.
Preston's OK but I wouldn't call it great.
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 03:29 PM   #139
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You are only 35miles from greatness.

Is that positive enough?
I am glad to hear that's one of Manchester greatest mottos.

and the first positive thing you have said about us....
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 05:55 PM   #140
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But seriously, you lot tend to post the positive stuff within a nano second of any announcement, but ignore the negative economy stuff.
A nano second,Bustcapl knew about it a week earlier.I remember your thread Merseytram Died (whatever date it was),you couldn't wait to post that and secretly get off on it while pretending to give a shit.The same here,it's bothering you so much so now you're tryting to nit pick holes in our fantastic news,you do know by showing that it bothers you so much only makes it all the sweeter for us.You're 35 miles from a World famous city watched on TV sets by Billions.
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