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Now they just have to pay tax.
6 Likes
They've been working on the Google campus @ Kings Cross for years now the architects have produced a few variations so this is very old news
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paulsalmon77
Which laws does London have that rest of UK doesn't?
Also, last I heard if you are a UK Citizen there's nothing blocking you working in London so it isn't walled off for employment
123thisisme
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
Can we move past this notion that London is a walled-off city ...
Actually it is, at least the city. Its not fully part of the UK, similar to what the Vatican is to Italy. It has its own laws and regulations and even has its own police force.

Sshhh....we tell people like him stuff like that so that he doesn't try to come down here. ;)

Yeah, um, London is walled off and if you talk with a northern accent then the independent police force will arrest you for crimes against decency.

Stay safe, stay away.

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3 Likes #1
How nice for all you southerners .
9 Likes #2
Now they just have to pay tax.
#4
We need another Snowden
3 Likes #5
very sad news for bremoaners.
3 Likes #6
Once upon a time the three little pigs came to a river.

"We need to cross this river," said the youngest little pig.

"But we can't swim across," said the middle little pig, "there is a crocodile in the river."

"Then we will need to build boats," said the oldest little pig.

The three little pigs went to find things to build their boats with.

The youngest little pig found a field full of straw.

"Straw floats," said the youngest little pig. "I shall build my boat from straw."

The youngest little big collected lots and lots of straw.

The middle little pig found a thicket of sticks.

"Wood floats," said the middle little pig. "I shall build my boat from wood."

The middle little pig collected lots and lots of sticks.

The oldest little pig went to a scrap metal yard and collected lots and lots of metal.

"I shall build my boat from metal," said the oldest little pig.

The three little pigs returned to the river bank where the crocodile watched them construct their boats. The youngest little pig constructed a raft from his straw and attached a sail. The middle little pig constructed a dingy from wood and carved oars. The oldest little pig welded together his metal to the tune of the A-Team, and attached an outboard motor.

"Metal does not float," said the youngest little pigs.

"Floating is about displacing more than the weight of the boat in water," said the oldest little pig, who had been on an open university engineering course.

Pleased with his boat, the youngest little pig set off across the river, and the crocodile swam over.

"Little pig, little pig," said the crocodile. "Won't you come and swim with me?"

"No, no, no," said the youngest little pig. "Not by the hairs of my chiny chin chin. I won't come and swim with you."

"Then I shall snip and I shall snap, and I shall break your boat of straw in two," said the crocodile.

The crocodile snipped and snapped and broke the straw boat in two, before gobbling up the youngest little pig.

"That shall not happen to me," said the middle little pig. Pleased with his boat, the middle little pig set off across the river, rowing as fast as he could. The crocodile swam over.

"Little pig, little pig," said the crocodile. "Won't you come and swim with me?"

"No, no, no," said the middle little pig, hitting the crocodile with an oar. "Not by the hairs of my chiny chin chin. I won't come and swim with you."

"Then I shall snip and I shall snap, and I shall break your boat of sticks in two," said the crocodile, rubbing his snout.

The crocodile snipped and snapped and broke the wooden boat in two, before gobbling up the middle little pig.

"That shall not happen to me," said the oldest little pig. Pleased with his boat, the oldest little pig set off across the river, and the metal boat did displace its own weight in water and floated. The crocodile swam over.

"Little pig, little pig," said the crocodile. "Won't you come and swim with me?"

"No, no, no," said the oldest little pig, gunning the engine. "Not by the hairs of my chiny chin chin. I won't come and swim with you."

"Then I shall snip and I shall snap, and I shall break your boat of metal in two," said the crocodile, swimming faster to keep up.

And the crocodile snipped and snapped, but succeeded only in breaking a few teeth. Hurting, the crocodile swam off never to be seen again, and the oldest little pig made it safely to the other bank.

Three billy goats gruff were watching the whole affair unfold.

"Why didn't they use the bridge?" asked smallest billy goat gruff.

"Beats me," said the biggest billy goat gruff, and they tripped trapped back across the bridge..
1 Like #7
Why most of these go to London?
It's expensive
Questions whether backhanders have been given (or brown envelopes)
There's plenty of unemployed around other parts of the UK that need and can do this work - with todays current infrastructure and technology most jobs could be done at home (as what was mentioned when computing became the norm) bu no they just keep rewarding all those southerners with decent jobs and prospects

I can see an English Civil War (North vs South) and I know which side I'll be on and it's the winning side (the North) where real men (except millennials) are born and bred with the heart of a lion

grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
2 Likes #8
they are moving to London because of the super spying law the government have recently passed. the government now holds all our online profile for a year. as you can imagine google and Facebook love it

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/38134560?client=ms-android-samsung
6 Likes #9
They've been working on the Google campus @ Kings Cross for years now the architects have produced a few variations so this is very old news
2 Likes #10
philphil61
Why most of these go to London?
It's expensive
Questions whether backhanders have been given (or brown envelopes)
There's plenty of unemployed around other parts of the UK that need and can do this work - with todays current infrastructure and technology most jobs could be done at home (as what was mentioned when computing became the norm) bu no they just keep rewarding all those southerners with decent jobs and prospects

I can see an English Civil War (North vs South) and I know which side I'll be on and it's the winning side (the North) where real men (except millennials) are born and bred with the heart of a lion

grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr


don't think it's north v south, I think its London and commuting v rest of country.
1 Like #11
CookinBat
Once upon a time the three little pigs came to a river.
"We need to cross this river," said the youngest little pig.
"But we can't swim across," said the middle little pig, "there is a crocodile in the river."
"Then we will need to build boats," said the oldest little pig.
The three little pigs went to find things to build their boats with.
The youngest little pig found a field full of straw.
"Straw floats," said the youngest little pig. "I shall build my boat from straw."
The youngest little big collected lots and lots of straw.
The middle little pig found a thicket of sticks.
"Wood floats," said the middle little pig. "I shall build my boat from wood."
The middle little pig collected lots and lots of sticks.
The oldest little pig went to a scrap metal yard and collected lots and lots of metal.
"I shall build my boat from metal," said the oldest little pig.
The three little pigs returned to the river bank where the crocodile watched them construct their boats. The youngest little pig constructed a raft from his straw and attached a sail. The middle little pig constructed a dingy from wood and carved oars. The oldest little pig welded together his metal to the tune of the A-Team, and attached an outboard motor.
"Metal does not float," said the youngest little pigs.
"Floating is about displacing more than the weight of the boat in water," said the oldest little pig, who had been on an open university engineering course.
Pleased with his boat, the youngest little pig set off across the river, and the crocodile swam over.
"Little pig, little pig," said the crocodile. "Won't you come and swim with me?"
"No, no, no," said the youngest little pig. "Not by the hairs of my chiny chin chin. I won't come and swim with you."
"Then I shall snip and I shall snap, and I shall break your boat of straw in two," said the crocodile.
The crocodile snipped and snapped and broke the straw boat in two, before gobbling up the youngest little pig.
"That shall not happen to me," said the middle little pig. Pleased with his boat, the middle little pig set off across the river, rowing as fast as he could. The crocodile swam over.
"Little pig, little pig," said the crocodile. "Won't you come and swim with me?"
"No, no, no," said the middle little pig, hitting the crocodile with an oar. "Not by the hairs of my chiny chin chin. I won't come and swim with you."
"Then I shall snip and I shall snap, and I shall break your boat of sticks in two," said the crocodile, rubbing his snout.
The crocodile snipped and snapped and broke the wooden boat in two, before gobbling up the middle little pig.
"That shall not happen to me," said the oldest little pig. Pleased with his boat, the oldest little pig set off across the river, and the metal boat did displace its own weight in water and floated. The crocodile swam over.
"Little pig, little pig," said the crocodile. "Won't you come and swim with me?"
"No, no, no," said the oldest little pig, gunning the engine. "Not by the hairs of my chiny chin chin. I won't come and swim with you."
"Then I shall snip and I shall snap, and I shall break your boat of metal in two," said the crocodile, swimming faster to keep up.
And the crocodile snipped and snapped, but succeeded only in breaking a few teeth. Hurting, the crocodile swam off never to be seen again, and the oldest little pig made it safely to the other bank.
Three billy goats gruff were watching the whole affair unfold.
"Why didn't they use the bridge?" asked smallest billy goat gruff.
"Beats me," said the biggest billy goat gruff, and they tripped trapped back across the bridge..


A damning story about conservative Britain thank you, for the oldest little pig was the only one who managed to go to university, as he did so before the extortionate rise in tuition fees robbed his younger brothers of the a chance for upward mobility, moreover the pushing of selfishness and dog eat dog attitude by the tories since 1979 installed a complete lack of concern for his younger brothers welfare, he did not even attempt to rescue them and he knew that if he had gone first they would still be alive so he is also guilty of malicious intent.

Finally they were too damn racist to use the bridge what with them goats hanging around underneath it, clearly they were affected by the bigoted mainsteam media and the tories demonisation of other races/classes.
4 Likes #13
How you get 7,000, its 3,000 new jobs, they already employ 4,000, the extra 3,000 is probably just employees from their conquests anyway rather then new jobs.
#14
They go to London because most of the talent in the industry would not mind going to London to work as its a city on the world map.

If they went to Newcastle for example, they'd probably still attract a good number of talented people by offering a decent package, but I guarantee there is a cross section of their desired talent base who would think "Newcastle? F that I will work for MS/Amazon/Facebook instead"

philphil61
Why most of these go to London?
It's expensive
Questions whether backhanders have been given (or brown envelopes)
There's plenty of unemployed around other parts of the UK that need and can do this work - with todays current infrastructure and technology most jobs could be done at home (as what was mentioned when computing became the norm) bu no they just keep rewarding all those southerners with decent jobs and prospects
I can see an English Civil War (North vs South) and I know which side I'll be on and it's the winning side (the North) where real men (except millennials) are born and bred with the heart of a lion
grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
1 Like #15
marchitecture
They've been working on the Google campus @ Kings Cross for years now the architects have produced a few variations so this is very old news

Pretty much this.

Despite some people saying that this country hasn't done well, the reality is that these plans have been long coming as have the ones at companies like Apple.

The decision to set up here is based on a number of factors, but the simple reality is that the UK has been a great place to do business for a while now which is why it's rather unfathomable that people have sought to disrupt that by voting for Brexit.

Essentially the vote to leave has been a threat to these types of moves being made.
philphil61
Why most of these go to London?

Because London is the business capital of Europe.

Can we move past this notion that London is a walled-off city that no-one north of J15 of the M1 can penetrate. Any strong business in the capital isn't simply staffed by Londoners, but by the best and brightest this country has to offer.

Places like Manchester, Cambridge, Bristol etc. have smaller versions of that and they're growing every year but asking why a company like Google would headquarter in London is a frankly ridiculous question.
#16
philphil61
Why most of these go to London?
It's expensive
Questions whether backhanders have been given (or brown envelopes)
There's plenty of unemployed around other parts of the UK that need and can do this work - with todays current infrastructure and technology most jobs could be done at home (as what was mentioned when computing became the norm) bu no they just keep rewarding all those southerners with decent jobs and prospects

I can see an English Civil War (North vs South) and I know which side I'll be on and it's the winning side (the North) where real men (except millennials) are born and bred with the heart of a lion

grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr


talent pool is attracted to London, related businesses provide b2b opportunities and ability to hire their staff.
1 Like #17
shadey12
philphil61
Why most of these go to London?
It's expensive
Questions whether backhanders have been given (or brown envelopes)
There's plenty of unemployed around other parts of the UK that need and can do this work - with todays current infrastructure and technology most jobs could be done at home (as what was mentioned when computing became the norm) bu no they just keep rewarding all those southerners with decent jobs and prospects
I can see an English Civil War (North vs South) and I know which side I'll be on and it's the winning side (the North) where real men (except millennials) are born and bred with the heart of a lion
grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
don't think it's north v south, I think its London and commuting v rest of country.
It probably is now. The North v South war took place in the 80s when Thatcher destroyed the North with minimal resistance from those 'hearts of lions'.
1 Like #18
Error440
How you get 7,000, its 3,000 new jobs, they already employ 4,000, the extra 3,000 is probably just employees from their conquests anyway rather then new jobs.
Similar to a supermarket creating 1000 new jobs, it , as an illustrative example, destroys 1500 jobs by displacing sales from others in it. That's how it makes profit more than the old shops by cutting Labour from 1500 to 1000.
#19
cchopps
http://joeybarton.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Thatcher.jpg

Wrong Prime Minister.

That's Thatcher, not Major.

Edited By: RossD89 on Nov 30, 2016 08:50
#20
Goggle's business is quoted as "London’s King’s Cross, in a move seen as a major "vote of confidence" for UK's technology sector in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the EU."
.
This is a gross misunderstanding, it is not due to technology, it is due to the English language usage and the vibrancy of internet culture in the internet sector where London is a , if not the major hub, in Europe. Having an HQ in Frankfurt, Bern, Copenhagen simply does not promote the management decisions like we do in globalised and neoliberalised London, and moreover the London exec jobs pay much more bonuses than other European cities.
#21
RossD89
cchopps
http://joeybarton.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Thatcher.jpg
Wrong Prime Minister.

That's Thatcher, not Major.
She was in truth anti-business by the time you have taken into account her entire package of the British people, nation, GDP, PSBR, privatisation and in EU, financial deregulations and its destructive effect. Just look at the performance of the countries of other "no named" political leaders in exports compared with ours.
2 Likes #22
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
Can we move past this notion that London is a walled-off city ...
Actually it is, at least the city. Its not fully part of the UK, similar to what the Vatican is to Italy. It has its own laws and regulations and even has its own police force.


Edited By: 123thisisme on Nov 30, 2016 10:06: /
3 Likes #23
Which laws does London have that rest of UK doesn't?

Also, last I heard if you are a UK Citizen there's nothing blocking you working in London so it isn't walled off for employment

123thisisme
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
Can we move past this notion that London is a walled-off city ...
Actually it is, at least the city. Its not fully part of the UK, similar to what the Vatican is to Italy. It has its own laws and regulations and even has its own police force.
5 Likes #24
paulsalmon77
Which laws does London have that rest of UK doesn't?
Also, last I heard if you are a UK Citizen there's nothing blocking you working in London so it isn't walled off for employment
123thisisme
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
Can we move past this notion that London is a walled-off city ...
Actually it is, at least the city. Its not fully part of the UK, similar to what the Vatican is to Italy. It has its own laws and regulations and even has its own police force.

Sshhh....we tell people like him stuff like that so that he doesn't try to come down here. ;)

Yeah, um, London is walled off and if you talk with a northern accent then the independent police force will arrest you for crimes against decency.

Stay safe, stay away.
2 Likes #25
paulsalmon77
Which laws does London have that rest of UK doesn't?
Amongst others....
"The Corporation exists outside many of the laws and democratic controls which govern the rest of the United Kingdom. The City of London is the only part of Britain over which parliament has no authority. In one respect at least the Corporation acts as the superior body: it imposes on the House of Commons a figure called the remembrancer: an official lobbyist who sits behind the Speaker's chair and ensures that, whatever our elected representatives might think, the City's rights and privileges are protected. The mayor of London's mandate stops at the boundaries of the Square Mile."
#26
psychobitchfromhell
How nice for all you southerners .

No, Londoners. Not southerners.
1 Like #27
philphil61
Why most of these go to London?
It's expensive
Questions whether backhanders have been given (or brown envelopes)
There's plenty of unemployed around other parts of the UK that need and can do this work - with todays current infrastructure and technology most jobs could be done at home (as what was mentioned when computing became the norm) bu no they just keep rewarding all those southerners with decent jobs and prospects
I can see an English Civil War (North vs South) and I know which side I'll be on and it's the winning side (the North) where real men (except millennials) are born and bred with the heart of a lion
grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Because they won't want your average unemployed person. What can they offer Google?
#28
moneysavingkitten
psychobitchfromhell
How nice for all you southerners .
No, Londoners. Not southerners.

Not everyone who works in London, lives in London.

If you don't believe me go to Victoria, Euston, kings cross or any other major terminus at 6pm.
#29
iibdii
We need another Snowden

Why?
3 Likes #30
splatsplatsplat
iibdii
We need another Snowden
Why?
Because the one in Wales isn't tall enough.
#31
123thisisme
Because the one in Wales isn't tall enough.

obviously they mean Lisa you silly sausage :p
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/11/26/18/3AC4597400000578-3974208-image-m-28_1480184413902.jpg
#32
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
marchitecture
They've been working on the Google campus @ Kings Cross for years now the architects have produced a few variations so this is very old news
Pretty much this.
Despite some people saying that this country hasn't done well, the reality is that these plans have been long coming as have the ones at companies like Apple.
The decision to set up here is based on a number of factors, but the simple reality is that the UK has been a great place to do business for a while now which is why it's rather unfathomable that people have sought to disrupt that by voting for Brexit.
Essentially the vote to leave has been a threat to these types of moves being made.
philphil61
Why most of these go to London?
Because London is the business capital of Europe.
Can we move past this notion that London is a walled-off city that no-one north of J15 of the M1 can penetrate. Any strong business in the capital isn't simply staffed by Londoners, but by the best and brightest this country has to offer.
Places like Manchester, Cambridge, Bristol etc. have smaller versions of that and they're growing every year but asking why a company like Google would headquarter in London is a frankly ridiculous question.


Pretty sure i read the other day that Google have over 70 offices in 40 countries, we are not special.
#33
123thisisme
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
Can we move past this notion that London is a walled-off city ...
Actually it is, at least the city. Its not fully part of the UK, similar to what the Vatican is to Italy. It has its own laws and regulations and even has its own police force.



They are not in the city, I've lived here over 30 years, all my life and I've never been to the city its a tiny area, they are going to kings cross home of the prostitutes.
#34
Error440
They are not in the city, I've lived here over 30 years, all my life and I've never been to the city its a tiny area, they are going to kings cross home of the prostitutes.
Who are not in the city?
#35
paulsalmon77
Which laws does London have that rest of UK doesn't?
Also, last I heard if you are a UK Citizen there's nothing blocking you working in London so it isn't walled off for employment
123thisisme
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
Can we move past this notion that London is a walled-off city ...
Actually it is, at least the city. Its not fully part of the UK, similar to what the Vatican is to Italy. It has its own laws and regulations and even has its own police force.
Its illegal to park on the footpath in London. One law example.
#36
moneysavingkitten
philphil61
Why most of these go to London?
It's expensive
Questions whether backhanders have been given (or brown envelopes)
There's plenty of unemployed around other parts of the UK that need and can do this work - with todays current infrastructure and technology most jobs could be done at home (as what was mentioned when computing became the norm) bu no they just keep rewarding all those southerners with decent jobs and prospects
I can see an English Civil War (North vs South) and I know which side I'll be on and it's the winning side (the North) where real men (except millennials) are born and bred with the heart of a lion
grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Because they won't want your average unemployed person. What can they offer Google?
Clean the toilets?
1 Like #37
tryn2help
moneysavingkitten
philphil61
Why most of these go to London?
It's expensive
Questions whether backhanders have been given (or brown envelopes)
There's plenty of unemployed around other parts of the UK that need and can do this work - with todays current infrastructure and technology most jobs could be done at home (as what was mentioned when computing became the norm) bu no they just keep rewarding all those southerners with decent jobs and prospects
I can see an English Civil War (North vs South) and I know which side I'll be on and it's the winning side (the North) where real men (except millennials) are born and bred with the heart of a lion
grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Because they won't want your average unemployed person. What can they offer Google?
Clean the toilets?

I'd be amazed if they don't have self cleaning ones at Google HQ.
1 Like #38
moneysavingkitten
tryn2help
moneysavingkitten
philphil61
Why most of these go to London?
It's expensive
Questions whether backhanders have been given (or brown envelopes)
There's plenty of unemployed around other parts of the UK that need and can do this work - with todays current infrastructure and technology most jobs could be done at home (as what was mentioned when computing became the norm) bu no they just keep rewarding all those southerners with decent jobs and prospects
I can see an English Civil War (North vs South) and I know which side I'll be on and it's the winning side (the North) where real men (except millennials) are born and bred with the heart of a lion
grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Because they won't want your average unemployed person. What can they offer Google?
Clean the toilets?
I'd be amazed if they don't have self cleaning ones at Google HQ.
Cheapest is to employ people outside of the EU as immigrants as this avoids welfare benefits for UK+EU workers for such low paid jobs.
#39
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
moneysavingkitten
psychobitchfromhell
How nice for all you southerners .
No, Londoners. Not southerners.
Not everyone who works in London, lives in London.
If you don't believe me go to Victoria, Euston, kings cross or any other major terminus at 6pm.

and not everyone who lives in London lives in London.. I wonder how many of those town houses go empty all year?

Edited By: haritori on Dec 01, 2016 12:09
#40
haritori
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
moneysavingkitten
psychobitchfromhell
How nice for all you southerners .
No, Londoners. Not southerners.
Not everyone who works in London, lives in London.
If you don't believe me go to Victoria, Euston, kings cross or any other major terminus at 6pm.
and not everyone who lives in London lives in London.. I wonder how many of those town houses go empty all year?
Mainly those who fiddle or tweak sometime so as to gain an advantage, e.g. those who covertly rent out to tenants, or for taxation efficiency or state pension reason (frozen for those who live abroad but goes up annually for those registered to live in UK+EU), but live elsewhere, outside of London and/or as far away as New Zealand, Australia, Ibiza, Caribbean, Africa...blah blah.

Edited By: splender on Dec 01, 2016 12:21

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