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  1. 04 Dec '17 08:59 / 2 edits
    “Facebook's new London office brings 800 jobs”

    Nicola Mendelsohn - VP Facebook European Operations
    ”Today’s announcements show that Facebook is more committed than ever to the UK and in supporting the growth of the country’s innovative startups.

    “The UK’s flourishing entrepreneurial ecosystem and international reputation for engineering excellence makes it one of the best places in the world to build a tech company. And we’ve built our company here – this country has been a huge part of Facebook’s story over the past decade, and I look forward to continuing our work.”


    Amazon:
    “Facebook’s bet on London comes after Amazon opened a new HQ in the capital this summer, where it said it would double the number of R’n’D staff to 900. It expected to expand its UK workforce to 24,000 by the end of this year.”

    Google:
    “Google has, meanwhile, confirmed plans to build a new head office in London’s King’s Cross district and create 3,000 jobs. The 11-storey “landscraper”, designed by Thomas Heatherwick, the man behind the new London bus and the 2012 Olympic cauldron, will be as long as the Shard is tall. It forms part of Google’s London campus, which will house 7,000 employees.”

    Poor Facebook, Amazon and Google, perhaps no one has told them about Brexit...

    Don’t worry though, more doom-n-gloomery from the remoan camp to follow shortly.


    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/dec/04/facebooks-new-london-office-brings-800-jobs-to-the-capital
  2. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    04 Dec '17 10:12
    Originally posted by @divegeester
    “Facebook's new London office brings 800 jobs”

    [b]Nicola Mendelsohn - VP Facebook European Operations

    [i]”Today’s announcements show that Facebook is more committed than ever to the UK and in supporting the growth of the country’s innovative startups.

    “The UK’s flourishing entrepreneurial ecosystem and international reputation for engineerin ...[text shortened]... heguardian.com/technology/2017/dec/04/facebooks-new-london-office-brings-800-jobs-to-the-capital[/b]
    Are they going to start paying taxes?
  3. 04 Dec '17 14:59
    Originally posted by @shavixmir
    Are they going to start paying taxes?
    At least their employees will.
  4. 04 Dec '17 19:49
    Originally posted by @shavixmir
    Are they going to start paying taxes?
    Is Facebook going to deal with bullying?
    Is Amazon going to make all Prime deliveries actually free?
    Is google going to control online terrorist publications?

    There are so many questions you could have picked to deflect from the point and you chose a good one. Well done!
  5. Subscriber kmax87
    You've got Kevin
    06 Dec '17 00:33
    Originally posted by @divegeester
    Poor Facebook, Amazon and Google, perhaps no one has told them about Brexit...
    And if TMay and Co have to settle into a hard Brexit and the City of London loses in preminence as the leading financial hub of the EU, what then?

    It's a little ironic that the Tories are talking up free trade agreements to keep the flow in certain sectors unimpeded, which was what the EU was all about across all sectors.

    Brexit. We'll still free trade where we can, as long as we have better control at excluding brown people from our shores. Nice one Brits. A real class act to be sure!
  6. Subscriber Wajoma
    Die Cheeseburger
    06 Dec '17 01:25
    Originally posted by @kmax87
    And if TMay and Co have to settle into a hard Brexit and the City of London loses in preminence as the leading financial hub of the EU, what then?

    It's a little ironic that the Tories are talking up free trade agreements to keep the flow in certain sectors unimpeded, which was what the EU was all about across all sectors.

    Brexit. We'll still free trad ...[text shortened]... control at excluding brown people from our shores. Nice one Brits. A real class act to be sure!
    Wouldn't ya know it, kmax plays the race card again. People don't agree with a lefty it must be about race ho hum. It couldn't be that the poms want to shrug off an unelected parasitical buratcracy, no no no, we've got to hear more about kmaxs race fetish.
  7. Subscriber kmax87
    You've got Kevin
    06 Dec '17 08:19 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @wajoma
    Wouldn't ya know it, kmax plays the race card again. People don't agree with a lefty it must be about race ho hum. It couldn't be that the poms want to shrug off an unelected parasitical buratcracy, no no no, we've got to hear more about kmaxs race fetish.
    Giving a fair reading of events is not playing a card, race or otherwise.

    But when you hear the litany of complaints Brexiters had with the EU, then apart from being run by Brussels, it seems border security and the notion of being overrun by Muslims ( ie:- brown peoples) seemed very high on the why Britons just had to exit.

    Call me crazy, but observing that race played a part in a democratic outcome is not in of itself racist, nor does it signify the playing of any card. What it does demonstrate however is that you will always attempt to obfuscate and divert from the plain as day, observed attitudes and opinions, openly expressed by the participants in an issue, by playing your own card.

    You know your card. The I'll call you a racist to camoflauge the racism openly on display card. Or is it the Lenin card. Always accuse your opponent of what you are guilty of card....

    Sad....
  8. 06 Dec '17 08:23 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by @kmax87
    And if TMay and Co have to settle into a hard Brexit and the City of London loses in preminence as the leading financial hub of the EU, what then?

    It's a little ironic that the Tories are talking up free trade agreements to keep the flow in certain sectors unimpeded, which was what the EU was all about across all sectors.

    Brexit. We'll still free trad ...[text shortened]... control at excluding brown people from our shores. Nice one Brits. A real class act to be sure!
    Clearly the three giant businesses in the OP don’t share your pessimism which is the entire point of the OP. Why don’t you email them and see if they’ve considered your pinholed perspective?
  9. Subscriber kmax87
    You've got Kevin
    06 Dec '17 09:50
    Originally posted by @divegeester
    Clearly the three giant businesses in the OP don’t share your pessimism which is the entire point of the OP. Why don’t you email them and see if they’ve considered your pinholed perspective?
    Or have you considered maybe that the City of London is bending over backwards in the form of incentives to stem the Brexit flow out of the City, because people would rather move now than wait a little to find themselves stuck.

    And one of the big three is Amazon, who will disrupt how many businesses. Ever heard of the concept of a poisoned chalice?
  10. 06 Dec '17 11:27 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @kmax87
    Or have you considered maybe that the City of London is bending over backwards in the form of incentives to stem the Brexit flow out of the City, because people would rather move now than wait a little to find themselves stuck.

    And one of the big three is Amazon, who will disrupt how many businesses. Ever heard of the concept of a poisoned chalice?
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Financial_Centres_Index

    London extended its lead over New York this year as the finance capital of the world. It doesn't have to "bend over backwards". No other city in Europe can remotely compete with it.

    I'm still waiting for this exodus. When it actually happens, please let me know.
  11. 06 Dec '17 11:31
    Originally posted by @kmax87
    Or have you considered maybe that the City of London is bending over backwards in the form of incentives to stem the Brexit flow out of the City, because people would rather move now than wait a little to find themselves stuck.

    And one of the big three is Amazon, who will disrupt how many businesses. Ever heard of the concept of a poisoned chalice?
    Oh so now it’s a conspiracy!

    If your desired doom and gloom prophesies don’t come to fruition will you just keep crying foul play and thinking up reasons why Amazon is anticompetitive? Do you take the same issue with Tesco?
  12. Subscriber kmax87
    You've got Kevin
    06 Dec '17 13:16
    Originally posted by @divegeester
    Oh so now it’s a conspiracy!

    If your desired doom and gloom prophesies don’t come to fruition will you just keep crying foul play and thinking up reasons why Amazon is anticompetitive? Do you take the same issue with Tesco?
    Yes I do as I take issue with the Westfields and Walmarts and whoever else of this world who by their sheer buying power, level the market place into the blandest beige hue, such that Mom and Pop small businesses are all but extinct, and the local character of many a unique region has been bulldozed and steamrolled into homogenised sameness.
  13. Subscriber kmax87
    You've got Kevin
    06 Dec '17 13:41
    Originally posted by @ashiitaka
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Financial_Centres_Index

    London extended its lead over New York this year as the finance capital of the world. It doesn't have to "bend over backwards". No other city in Europe can remotely compete with it.

    I'm still waiting for this exodus. When it actually happens, please let me know.
    Hubris can be a biaatch!

    Know many older Britons who still ruminate about the time when the sun never set on the Empire.....?
  14. 06 Dec '17 13:52 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @kmax87
    Hubris can be a biaatch!

    Know many older Britons who still ruminate about the time when the sun never set on the Empire.....?
    It's not hubris, it's calling out your conspiracy theory. I have produced hard evidence that London is still thriving. You have produced nothing of the kind.
  15. 06 Dec '17 14:21
    Originally posted by @kmax87
    Giving a fair reading of events is not playing a card, race or otherwise.

    But when you hear the litany of complaints Brexiters had with the EU, then apart from being run by Brussels, it seems border security and the notion of being overrun by Muslims ( ie:- brown peoples) seemed very high on the why Britons just had to exit.

    Call me crazy, but observ ...[text shortened]... is it the Lenin card. Always accuse your opponent of what you are guilty of card....

    Sad....
    The funny thing is that just about the only POC in the whole EU are the British MEPs. Many people of colour from commonwealth countries voted for brexit because they see free movement as a racist system that gives preference to white Europeans over themselves, who are culturally and linguistically closer to us and who had to live with being a colony.

    The whole "it's racist" narrative is a clever scheme by eurocrats to gloss over the issue Brits have taken with the how the EU works for a long, long time, even before the migration crisis. As long as the race narrative is going nobody will stop and actually examine the real faults of the EU project. Clever, but it won't last forever. You know the saying, when people experience poverty they demand change. The polls show that only 37% of Italians think the EU has been good for them (their economy in real terms being the same size as it was in 2000, the exact year they joined the euro...coincidence?). The British number was 55%.