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    This is the new mantra, Britain should move all the badly paid jobs back and move people from highly paid "cushy" office jobs providing services in a globalised market to working 12 hour days to churn out PPE for the NHS.

    I have a feeling this won't work

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    If you need stuff quickly, which we do, then you need skilled people to sort it out.

    Getting Geoff from accounts to do it is not going to be of any use to anyone.

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    That's presuming people with crushy office jobs have the skills to do such work.

    There have been various BBC programs going back in time. One was to a factory that made clothes. They had to test the participants before they were allowed on to the program as lots couldn't sew.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    If you need stuff quickly, which we do, then you need skilled people to sort it out.

    Getting Geoff from accounts to do it is not going to be of any use to anyone.
    Indeed Britain is a service economy, it can't simply switch back to being the workshop of the world.

    Most of this comes from journalists who have no idea about manufacturing but want people to read their newspapers and listen to their radio shows.
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    I think my investments in China are safe for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    If you need stuff quickly, which we do, then you need skilled people to sort it out.

    Getting Geoff from accounts to do it is not going to be of any use to anyone.
    What about Deirdre from HR?
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    A lot of that manufacturing is automated to high degree - but one needs materials in place, hard tomimagine cotton will be made on the UK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlasterBates View Post
    What about Deirdre from HR?
    Big glasses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlasterBates View Post
    What about Deirdre from HR?
    She be good at making Brompton bikes but not much else.
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    Complete middle-class North London twaddle. These ejjits think that anything not involving smacking a laptop for a few hours a day is unskilled work that can be picked up in an afternoon.

    Office workers are completely unskilled in trade work. Manufacturing relies on 3-4 year apprenticeships (and sometimes longer than that) to train people in the skills needed.

    Even relatively low-skilled work can take months of training and experience to get up-to-speed with effective use of tooling and quality production.
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