Brexit Phase Two - Trade

Crossfire = SLK in a cheaper suit.

I heard tell from a well informed source today that Mercedes Commercial have dropped themselves in the doodoo in a big way. Not sure if its entirely or partly true.

Apparently one model of the Vito is fitted with a Renault engine, Mercedes submitted it for type approval claiming emissions figures substantially lower than Renault's fitted with the same engine. This raised some eyebrows in clipboard land and some investigation has been done and Mercedes have been caught fiddling the emissions data (allegedly)
Daimler threatened with recall of over 600,000 diesel models - Spiegel

In light of this the Sprinter emissions figures have been looked at again and similarly found to be a bit dishonest.

Rumour has it that Mercedes might be sitting on a very large stock of vans they aren't going to be allowed to sell.
All allegedly of course and just rumour. Rumour may or may not come from a fairly large fleet buyer. Maybe.
They might have hired a shitload of software engineers over the past year or so. Or not...
 
it's a beautiful thing. Living in the UK. We have freedom of speech, expression, thought, etc. So he's free to change his mind. Imagine what it will be like saying that you don't rate the EU in about 20-30 years time...
Sure champ, that's why there was a screeching of the troop over Gina Miller.

Some of us have overactive imaginations and are prone to making things up in lieu of facts, which you would turn your head away from anyway.

I suspect that he'd have more freedom to change his mind in a future EU than here if things keep on going the same direction either side of the channel. One side gets pelters for trying to ensure the separation of the judiciary and state and the other has a government quite happy to try and usurp the powers of parliament, backed by the screechers.
 
They might have hired a shitload of software engineers over the past year or so. Or not...
Not working out well apparently
The new Sprinter may need the 2.3 Renault Master engine to reliably comply with Euro6

They apparently have 10's of thousands of old model Sprinters unsold and duty rumour is that they aren't going to be allowed to sell them because they cannot meet Euro 6
They have apparently managed to get the new model to go through with software changes but it isn't very reliable.

Note profuse use of "apparently"
 
Without either another General Election or a second referendum, how the hell is it possible for parliament to come to a final decision on this?
 

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And yet she’s still there, seeing off the chicken hearted ERG who have neither courage nor convictions. Or they’d be shuffling her out the door.

Strangely enough the eurosceptics who brought done nothing but harm to the Conservative Party don’t seem to want to be the ones to lead us out of Europe. Which tells you all you need to know about them.
We'll still be part of Europe, it's not as if the whole of the UK is weighing anchor and drifting off into the North Atlantic. We just won't be part of the EU.

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Not working out well apparently
The new Sprinter may need the 2.3 Renault Master engine to reliably comply with Euro6

They apparently have 10's of thousands of old model Sprinters unsold and duty rumour is that they aren't going to be allowed to sell them because they cannot meet Euro 6
They have apparently managed to get the new model to go through with software changes but it isn't very reliable.

Note profuse use of "apparently"
They'll keep on spending.
 
Not working out well apparently
The new Sprinter may need the 2.3 Renault Master engine to reliably comply with Euro6

They apparently have 10's of thousands of old model Sprinters unsold and duty rumour is that they aren't going to be allowed to sell them because they cannot meet Euro 6
They have apparently managed to get the new model to go through with software changes but it isn't very reliable.

Note profuse use of "apparently"

Years of German government collusion with emissions cheating comes home to bite the German car industry in the bum....oh dear, never mind, how sad.
 
They'll keep on spending.
They'll have to.
At work I have 15 or so 906 Sprinters. 2012 reg. Back then it was common to see litteraly lorry loads of knackered crated engines going back to Mercedes on warranty. Mercedes never said anything publically and I know some engines were changed without the owner being aware. All down to metal filings in the oil. Merc were routinely analysing oil on new vehicles at first service.

Anyway, part of the point to the long waffle about duff german engineering is that allegedly the German manufacturers are being leant on by the German government to toe the line on Merkel's views on Brexit with the threat of big corporate prosecutions for emissions fruad hanging over their heads.
No more than trade gossip with no substatiation though
 
They'll have to.
At work I have 15 or so 906 Sprinters. 2012 reg. Back then it was common to see litteraly lorry loads of knackered crated engines going back to Mercedes on warranty. Mercedes never said anything publically and I know some engines were changed without the owner being aware. All down to metal filings in the oil. Merc were routinely analysing oil on new vehicles at first service.

Anyway, part of the point to the long waffle about duff german engineering is that allegedly the German manufacturers are being leant on by the German government to toe the line on Merkel's views on Brexit with the threat of big corporate prosecutions for emissions fruad hanging over their heads.
No more than trade gossip with no substatiation though

Sod ‘em. They got lazy and encouraged their government to push through ever tougher EU emissions standards that were crippling the competition while they used cheat software.
And now? Diesel engine technology has been pushed too far to meet the emissions standards they were cheerleaders for and it’s all Vorsprung Durch broken down again.
The future isn’t diesel, they backed the wrong horse.
 
Not really. Had May not accepted the terms, she would have been faced with a major back bench rebellion - which would have effectively meant the end of her time as Tory leader. So she waved the white flag.

Equally predictably, she'll probably try to find a way to weasel out of those commitments, thus further fornicating off the Brexit wing of the party.

If she does support the amendments, it makes her paper unacceptable to the EU - which they'll trumpet as soon as Bercow announces the results of the Commons votes.

Like the dying days of Maggie, May is in office but not in power.

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But from what I can make out this reciprocation is pointless anyway. The issue here has always been diversion and a failure to pay any Vat in any event. The Fraud lies in the declaration to export/import. The Scam is that the exporter gets the zero rating and so doesn't pay vat. The recipient either claims the goods stolen and makes insurance claims or claims for non existent imports so pays the VAT but that's claimed against corporation tax or to reduce the output on the VAT. The rule is fraud on the VAT =fraud on the revenue. The EU shouldn't collect any duties on transit goods anyway as they're not in FC. They're either Ex, T1 or T5 status. So if we just collected the Vat/duties here, we're already geared for that. So from my point of view if she wants to give way, she loses nothing in practical terms, the hard nosed ones get some kudos and May stays in.
 
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