You are logged in as a guest. 
  Home Forums Home  Search our Forums Search our Forums    Log in to the Forums Log in to the Forums  register Register on the Forums  

 Forums ->  General Chat -> Chatterbox
Jump to page : First 1 Last
Format:  Go
Gatwick Airport sold
AuthorMessage
userBulletguy
Posted: 27 December 2018 11:24 PM
Subject: Gatwick Airport sold
 


Legendary contributor

Posts: 8907
500020001000500100100100100
Location: Cheshire. Ford Transit Autosleeper Duetto



A majority holding of 50.01% in Gatwick Airport has been snapped up by a French company for £2.9 billion. Maybe it was French underground operating the invisible drone.

I'm surprised there's still anything left to flog! "Taking back control" but the rest of the world owns it!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46691846
usersnowie
Posted: 27 December 2018 11:35 PM
Subject: RE: Gatwick Airport sold
 


Epic contributor

Posts: 1335
100010010010025
Location: Lincoln area


So where do GIP and Vinci pay their taxes, and how much?
Is this tax potentially lost to HMRC?
Is Gatwick essential infrastructure?
Do other countries sell this sort of business (or allow it to be sold)?


Snowie

Edited by snowie 2018-12-27 11:45 PM
userBulletguy
Posted: 28 December 2018 12:24 AM
Subject: RE: Gatwick Airport sold
 


Legendary contributor

Posts: 8907
500020001000500100100100100
Location: Cheshire. Ford Transit Autosleeper Duetto


snowie - 2018-12-27 11:35 PM

So where do GIP and Vinci pay their taxes, and how much?
Is this tax potentially lost to HMRC?
Is Gatwick essential infrastructure?
Do other countries sell this sort of business (or allow it to be sold)?


Snowie

I'm not sure Alan though if paying in UK it will no doubt be along similar lines to Google and Starbucks etc. The shareholders do pretty well out of these places and an international airport is a licence to print money really. Heathrow have 'em dropping in at the rate of two a minute during the day.
https://www.ft.com/content/1e3f2f56-09ab-11e9-9fe8-acdb36967cfc

I hope the owners have footed the bill for having police on a wild goose chase after that invisible drone!
userderek pringle
Posted: 28 December 2018 9:09 AM
Subject: RE: Gatwick Airport sold
 
Epic contributor

Posts: 1084
1000252525


Hi,
If this is the case I hope the employees at Gatwick demand the same rights as the French have if the airport was in France.
derek
userpelmetman
Posted: 28 December 2018 9:48 AM
Subject: RE: Gatwick Airport sold
 


Walks with the gods

Posts: 24210
500050005000500020002000100100
Location: 1990 Ford Travelhome.Currently of no fixed abode..


Bulletguy - 2018-12-27 11:24 PM


A majority holding of 50.01% in Gatwick Airport has been snapped up by a French company for £2.9 billion. Maybe it was French underground operating the invisible drone.

I'm surprised there's still anything left to flog! "Taking back control" but the rest of the world owns it!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46691846


I thought Johnny foreigner wasn't investing in the UK anymore? ...........

userPJay
Posted: 28 December 2018 2:02 PM
Subject: RE: Gatwick Airport sold
 
Forum master

Posts: 3756
200010005001001002525
Location: Vanless in Hampshire


pelmetman - 2018-12-28 9:48 AM

Bulletguy - 2018-12-27 11:24 PM


A majority holding of 50.01% in Gatwick Airport has been snapped up by a French company for £2.9 billion. Maybe it was French underground operating the invisible drone.

I'm surprised there's still anything left to flog! "Taking back control" but the rest of the world owns it!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46691846


I thought Johnny foreigner wasn't investing in the UK anymore? ...........



They know we will be better off without them!!

We should re nationalise the Trains, water, electric airports. ,a lot of which have been bought by the EU
That way we get back control
PJay
userBulletguy
Posted: 28 December 2018 5:41 PM
Subject: RE: Gatwick Airport sold
 


Legendary contributor

Posts: 8907
500020001000500100100100100
Location: Cheshire. Ford Transit Autosleeper Duetto


derek pringle - 2018-12-28 9:09 AM

Hi,
If this is the case I hope the employees at Gatwick demand the same rights as the French have if the airport was in France.
derek

As long as we remain an EU member state they would be entitled to......but a certain faction here wants to drag the UK out of the EU into "third country" status. You can't expect the benefits of 'club membership' for free Derek.
userBulletguy
Posted: 28 December 2018 5:44 PM
Subject: RE: Gatwick Airport sold
 


Legendary contributor

Posts: 8907
500020001000500100100100100
Location: Cheshire. Ford Transit Autosleeper Duetto


pelmetman - 2018-12-28 9:48 AM

Bulletguy - 2018-12-27 11:24 PM


A majority holding of 50.01% in Gatwick Airport has been snapped up by a French company for £2.9 billion. Maybe it was French underground operating the invisible drone.

I'm surprised there's still anything left to flog! "Taking back control" but the rest of the world owns it!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46691846


I thought Johnny foreigner wasn't investing in the UK anymore? ...........

They haven't.....if you read the article you'd see it's privately owned.
userBulletguy
Posted: 28 December 2018 5:52 PM
Subject: RE: Gatwick Airport sold
 


Legendary contributor

Posts: 8907
500020001000500100100100100
Location: Cheshire. Ford Transit Autosleeper Duetto


PJay - 2018-12-28 2:02 PM

pelmetman - 2018-12-28 9:48 AM

Bulletguy - 2018-12-27 11:24 PM


A majority holding of 50.01% in Gatwick Airport has been snapped up by a French company for £2.9 billion. Maybe it was French underground operating the invisible drone.

I'm surprised there's still anything left to flog! "Taking back control" but the rest of the world owns it!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46691846


I thought Johnny foreigner wasn't investing in the UK anymore? ...........



They know we will be better off without them!!

We should re nationalise the Trains, water, electric airports. ,a lot of which have been bought by the EU
That way we get back control
PJay

Just the rail network and rolling stock alone is 70% owned by European countries so that would cost billions to buy back.....money we haven't got.

https://www.rmt.org.uk/news/70-of-uk-rail-routes-now-owned-by-foreign-states/

No prizes for guessing who sold it all off for "get rich quick" merchants?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/982037.stm
userBrian Kirby
Posted: 28 December 2018 6:54 PM
Subject: RE: Gatwick Airport sold
 


500050005000100010010025
Location: East Sussex. Motorhome: Knaus Boxstar 600 Street


pelmetman - 2018-12-28 9:48 AM
Bulletguy - 2018-12-27 11:24 PM
A majority holding of 50.01% in Gatwick Airport has been snapped up by a French company for £2.9 billion. Maybe it was French underground operating the invisible drone.
I'm surprised there's still anything left to flog! "Taking back control" but the rest of the world owns it!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46691846

I thought Johnny foreigner wasn't investing in the UK anymore? ...........

Investing? I think just buying assets. Whether they actually invest we shall have to wait and see.

Still, I'm puzzled by Dave's attitude. He's cock-a-hoop that to much of our infrastructure is foreign owned, and equally cock-a-hoop that the UK has the 5th/6th largest economy in the world. So, if the UK is so successful economically, why have we sold so much of our critical infrastructure to foreign state entities? Why can't the UK own, and successfully operate, these items?

I don't think Branson or Railtrack have bought interests in Bundesbahn, SNCF, or Treinitalia, have they? So, in terms of taking control, how will that work?

We still have what some like to call a UK motor industry. It employs over 160,000 people and is almost wholly foreign owned. The largest UK owned producer (Aston Martin) produces about 5,000 cars per year. The names live on like ghosts, but the plants are owned and run by Chinese, Japanese, Indian, German, Malaysian and Spanish headquartered companies. So, why does it take foreigners to run and own british car factories? Odd, innit?
usersnowie
Posted: 28 December 2018 8:14 PM
Subject: RE: Gatwick Airport sold
 


Epic contributor

Posts: 1335
100010010010025
Location: Lincoln area


Popular purchases are ones with iconic brand names.
In a materialistic world that’s as important as the product itself.
I believe that some uk entrepreneurs buy uk agricultural land as well as or rather than invest in their company.
Do EU entrepreneurs have a more long term view?

Snowie
userpelmetman
Posted: 29 December 2018 9:10 AM
Subject: RE: Gatwick Airport sold
 


Walks with the gods

Posts: 24210
500050005000500020002000100100
Location: 1990 Ford Travelhome.Currently of no fixed abode..


Brian Kirby - 2018-12-28 6:54 PM

pelmetman - 2018-12-28 9:48 AM
Bulletguy - 2018-12-27 11:24 PM
A majority holding of 50.01% in Gatwick Airport has been snapped up by a French company for £2.9 billion. Maybe it was French underground operating the invisible drone.
I'm surprised there's still anything left to flog! "Taking back control" but the rest of the world owns it!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46691846

I thought Johnny foreigner wasn't investing in the UK anymore? ...........

Investing? I think just buying assets. Whether they actually invest we shall have to wait and see.

Still, I'm puzzled by Dave's attitude. He's cock-a-hoop that to much of our infrastructure is foreign owned, and equally cock-a-hoop that the UK has the 5th/6th largest economy in the world. So, if the UK is so successful economically, why have we sold so much of our critical infrastructure to foreign state entities? Why can't the UK own, and successfully operate, these items?

I don't think Branson or Railtrack have bought interests in Bundesbahn, SNCF, or Treinitalia, have they? So, in terms of taking control, how will that work?

We still have what some like to call a UK motor industry. It employs over 160,000 people and is almost wholly foreign owned. The largest UK owned producer (Aston Martin) produces about 5,000 cars per year. The names live on like ghosts, but the plants are owned and run by Chinese, Japanese, Indian, German, Malaysian and Spanish headquartered companies. So, why does it take foreigners to run and own british car factories? Odd, innit?


Gatwick is currently owned by a Nigerian ..........

https://allafrica.com/stories/201208040520.html

So it's hardly a case of the UK selling assets as it was sold years ago ...........

My point is.......which you chose to ignore......... is that foreigners are STILL investing in the UK ........

Kinda goes against all that propaganda you Remoaners have been peddling ..........

userpelmetman
Posted: 29 December 2018 9:12 AM
Subject: RE: Gatwick Airport sold
 


Walks with the gods

Posts: 24210
500050005000500020002000100100
Location: 1990 Ford Travelhome.Currently of no fixed abode..


snowie - 2018-12-28 8:14 PM

Do EU entrepreneurs have a more long term view?

Snowie


Yep ...........They know the UK will thrive once free of the EU shackles ..........

userBrian Kirby
Posted: 29 December 2018 12:44 PM
Subject: RE: Gatwick Airport sold
 


500050005000100010010025
Location: East Sussex. Motorhome: Knaus Boxstar 600 Street


pelmetman - 2018-12-29 9:10 AM...……………………..
Gatwick is currently owned by a Nigerian ..........
https://allafrica.com/stories/201208040520.html
So it's hardly a case of the UK selling assets as it was sold years ago ...........
My point is.......which you chose to ignore......... is that foreigners are STILL investing in the UK ........
Kinda goes against all that propaganda you Remoaners have been peddling ..........

Dave, even if it was originally sold years ago, it was still sold, wasn't it?

I don't ignore your point, I think it without merit. Why?

First, the acquisition of a fixed asset is only an investment for the buyer. It is merely a change of ownership, with a view to benefitting from the profits it yields. How does it benefit you, me, or the UK as a whole?

Second, the foreign acquisition of one company with substantial fixed assets is not evidence of a trend, it is merely a single, opportunistic, event that proves nothing more than the buyer thinks he can make money from his acquisition.

In short it proves nothing regarding the UK economy, one way or the other. At times (frequently ) you behave like a drowning man grabbing a passing matchstick for salvation. Coffee time?
userpelmetman
Posted: 29 December 2018 9:05 PM
Subject: RE: Gatwick Airport sold
 


Walks with the gods

Posts: 24210
500050005000500020002000100100
Location: 1990 Ford Travelhome.Currently of no fixed abode..


Brian Kirby - 2018-12-29 12:44 PM


Second, the foreign acquisition of one company with substantial fixed assets is not evidence of a trend, it is merely a single, opportunistic, event that proves nothing more than the buyer thinks he can make money from his acquisition.

In short it proves nothing regarding the UK economy, one way or the other. At times (frequently ) you behave like a drowning man grabbing a passing matchstick for salvation. Coffee time?


Oh the hypocrisy .........

You behave like a desperate Remoaner ........all the time......If it was a story about Gatwick shedding jobs because of Brexit......... you'd be all over it like a rash ..........

Coffee time?........No thanks as your Remoaner mugs are always half empty ...........
userderek pringle
Posted: 30 December 2018 11:26 AM
Subject: RE: Gatwick Airport sold
 
Epic contributor

Posts: 1084
1000252525


Bulletguy - 2018-12-28 5:41 PM

derek pringle - 2018-12-28 9:09 AM

Hi,
If this is the case I hope the employees at Gatwick demand the same rights as the French have if the airport was in France.
derek

As long as we remain an EU member state they would be entitled to......but a certain faction here wants to drag the UK out of the EU into "third country" status. You can't expect the benefits of 'club membership' for free Derek.

Hi,
I don't expect anything for free but the point is we do not get the same rights even as Nett Contributors.
cheers
userBulletguy
Posted: 30 December 2018 3:34 PM
Subject: RE: Gatwick Airport sold
 


Legendary contributor

Posts: 8907
500020001000500100100100100
Location: Cheshire. Ford Transit Autosleeper Duetto


derek pringle - 2018-12-30 11:26 AM

Bulletguy - 2018-12-28 5:41 PM

derek pringle - 2018-12-28 9:09 AM

Hi,
If this is the case I hope the employees at Gatwick demand the same rights as the French have if the airport was in France.
derek

As long as we remain an EU member state they would be entitled to......but a certain faction here wants to drag the UK out of the EU into "third country" status. You can't expect the benefits of 'club membership' for free Derek.

Hi,
I don't expect anything for free but the point is we do not get the same rights even as Nett Contributors.
cheers

What rights are those you believe we don't have that other countries do Derek?
userderek pringle
Posted: 31 December 2018 8:55 AM
Subject: RE: Gatwick Airport sold
 
Epic contributor

Posts: 1084
1000252525


Bulletguy - 2018-12-30 3:34 PM

derek pringle - 2018-12-30 11:26 AM

Bulletguy - 2018-12-28 5:41 PM

derek pringle - 2018-12-28 9:09 AM

Hi,
If this is the case I hope the employees at Gatwick demand the same rights as the French have if the airport was in France.
derek

As long as we remain an EU member state they would be entitled to......but a certain faction here wants to drag the UK out of the EU into "third country" status. You can't expect the benefits of 'club membership' for free Derek.

Hi,
I don't expect anything for free but the point is we do not get the same rights even as Nett Contributors.
cheers

What rights are those you believe we don't have that other countries do Derek?

Hi, I believe our country refused to sign up fully to the Workers Charter which gives among its protections better protection for workers under redundancy for instance. French redundancy rules and job protection go much further than our as do their pension rights...ditto for Germany i believe. cheers
derek
Jump to page : First 1 Last
Printer friendly version
E-mail a link to this thread
Jump to forum :


(Delete all cookies set by this site)(Return to Homepage)

Any problems? Contact the administrator