why i said bring back made in britain.

  grumpy old man 17:31 15 Jul 2019

During a recent posting about Brexit I said I think we need to get back to the phrase "made in Britain". I went on to say the reasons why I think we need to do this and have just got another one.

I ordered some lock pick from amazon as I needed some for my job. My local tool seller used to stock them but police discreetly asked them to withdraw them from sale as they could be bought by people who could be up to no good.

I got an email from the amazon seller to say delivery would be 5 weeks as they are coming by airmail from china. I don't think they would take that long to arrive if they were on a "slow boat" from china and hidden in the bowels of a huge container ship. By the time they arrive they will be of no use to me as I am due to retire on Friday.

BTW can anyone beat this , my wife got a porridge bowl that had a sticker on it made in new zeland.

  Al94 13:13 16 Jul 2019

You would be astounded at the huge number of items "made in UK" that are imported from China and re labelled! I know of one company that does this, believe it or not, with up and over garage doors.

  Matt. 13:18 16 Jul 2019

I'm reminded of the days when the Met. used rover SD1's as traffic cars! There is a YouTube video which is worth looking at Liver Run

The video quality is poor but still bears watching today.

  oresome 14:13 16 Jul 2019

The route to a good standard of living has been to be paid well and buy the stuff you need from someone who works for peanuts in conditions you wouldn't tolerate.

Post the 2nd world war this shift in manufacturing seems to have worked in our favour much of the time and despite losing most of the low skilled manufacturing jobs, we have maintained almost full employment.

I think the tide is now turning as more and more jobs in the UK are de-skilled or exported and the available work is becoming low paid for the majority.

Long term, higher living standards and thus higher consumption for the world population is unsustainable due to the environmental impact and we are probably at that point now if the experts are to be believed.

  Quickbeam 20:36 16 Jul 2019

"Are you saying you can't buy lock picks in Britain?

As for the porridge bowl, totally nonplussed I'm afraid."

If you use the lock picks in Britain, you'll get free porridge galore...

  WhirlingRound 19:08 17 Jul 2019

You would be astounded at the huge number of items "made in UK" that are imported from China and re labelled! I know of one company that does this, believe it or not, with up and over garage doors.

Can the company concerned be reported for breaching the Trade Descriptions Act? Importing the materials from China, then machining and assembling in Britain would in my view qualify as made in Britain. But to import an entire item from China, only to relabel it as being made in Britain smacks of deception.

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