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Old 2 Aug 2022, 20:59 (Ref:4121603)   #1186
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Old 2 Aug 2022, 21:45 (Ref:4121607)   #1187
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Been out of useable wifi for a few days, so a bit late to the 1800 party, but I had one - a 1970 Mk2 - in the mid-late 70s, and it was a much better car then it looked. Cruised effortlessly, towed the rally Imp like a dream, and the back seat had plenty of room, as I recollect My rally partner was so impressed he bought one - but of course had to go one better with a Wolseley version!


I'd nearly bought a modified 1800 some years before - had twin carbs and a modified MGB head and modded exhaust manifold, apparently - but someone else beat me to it. I bought an MG1100 instead, which was OK-ish, but I suspect the 1800 would have been better
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Richard I dont remember the landcrab to be imported on a regular basis here, but we had a lot of different versions of the Ado 16 including a Vandenplas Princess in the family. I found the car ok-ish when young and went for a Morris 1300 but always found the different engines rather weak.

Fact is we had no official subsidiary, they were sold through importers. Very few had the necesseary tooling and the knowledge about SU carbs settings was poor.
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Old 6 Aug 2022, 10:08 (Ref:4121965)   #1190
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We have discussed on here recently about delays in obtaining items when we need them, mainly because we always expect them to be immediately available. However, we are now having to temper our expectations because of worldwide problems, whatever the reason

Over the last couple of weeks , on my infrequent visits to the supermarket, I have been looking on the shelves for various items that seemingly are out of stock. One such item was the deodorant stick that I have been using for years and which I'm nearly running out of.

So in desperation I looked online from various sources, but they are either out of stock or, in a few cases, horrendously expensive from what appears to be somewhat dubious places. The manufacturers own site states that they hoped to have availability at the end of July, but that obviously didn't happen.

So I looked at the label at the back of the stick that I am using, and it then all became clear; it's manufactured in Russia. Which begs the question about why the company that markets it cannot be honest and just say why it is unavailable and that they are now trying to get them made elsewhere.
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Old 6 Aug 2022, 10:32 (Ref:4121968)   #1192
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Over here the French have all been bereft at being unable to buy Dijon mustard. This was apparently due to a lack of supply of mustard grains from Canada - not Dijon!

Personally I cannot stand the stuff & have happily been able to buy good old Colman's.
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Old 6 Aug 2022, 17:42 (Ref:4121983)   #1194
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We have discussed on here recently about delays in obtaining items when we need them, mainly because we always expect them to be immediately available. However, we are now having to temper our expectations because of worldwide problems, whatever the reason

Over the last couple of weeks , on my infrequent visits to the supermarket, I have been looking on the shelves for various items that seemingly are out of stock. One such item was the deodorant stick that I have been using for years and which I'm nearly running out of.

So in desperation I looked online from various sources, but they are either out of stock or, in a few cases, horrendously expensive from what appears to be somewhat dubious places. The manufacturers own site states that they hoped to have availability at the end of July, but that obviously didn't happen.

So I looked at the label at the back of the stick that I am using, and it then all became clear; it's manufactured in Russia. Which begs the question about why the company that markets it cannot be honest and just say why it is unavailable and that they are now trying to get them made elsewhere.
I do think it’s time to identify and invest in our own strategic industries.
We seem to be reliant (or semi-reliant) on Taiwanese semi-conductors, Russian gas, lots of stuff manufactured in China etc etc.
I know that we can’t manufacture everything we need but maybe in concert with Europe (oh god, what did we do there), the US, Canada (for the Dijon mustard), Australia etc we could have a decent go at it, using the raw materials we have access to and not the raw materials we are reliant on “dodgy states” for.
The recent model of world trade leading to mutual reliance and therefore peace seems to be failing as the west seems to have been lulled in to being dependent and therefore easily blackmailed.
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Old 6 Aug 2022, 18:21 (Ref:4121986)   #1195
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I know what you mean but John's point was that in France they rely on Canada for mustard grains for French mustard. So having suggested we should invest in our strategic industries your post bemoans leaving the EU which appears to be a contradiction.

But you are correct in that we have chased net zero and ignored energy security. Closing Rough Storage means we have very little buffer for gas, then again we stopped the energy producers from producing and paid them out of green levies to stop North Sea Oil. Our coal mines were closed (not talking Thatcher era) on the back of green policies. Hence our steel works were stuck with importing coal and the additional cost of doing so, while Germany, among others, carried on mining and using their coal for their steel making.

Net zero is an impossibility because you can't make solar panels or wind turbines, or produce hydrogen in any quantity, without energy. But this philosophy is the root cause of our domestic problem.

As to leaving the EU? I believe we can still buy French and Italian wines, Belgian beer and German bratwurst at similar prices to those before Jan 2020 so that probably isn't the problem.

However, all that said, globalism and the idea that trade creates peace, is exactly what the EEC was set up to do. Looking at the EU approach to Ukraine suggests that was a complete failure.

There is IMO sadly no silver bullet, we have at least two years of serious hardship ahead. Germany has already run into the gas shortage.
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I know what you mean but John's point was that in France they rely on Canada for mustard grains for French mustard. So having suggested we should invest in our strategic industries your post bemoans leaving the EU which appears to be a contradiction.

But you are correct in that we have chased net zero and ignored energy security. Closing Rough Storage means we have very little buffer for gas, then again we stopped the energy producers from producing and paid them out of green levies to stop North Sea Oil. Our coal mines were closed (not talking Thatcher era) on the back of green policies. Hence our steel works were stuck with importing coal and the additional cost of doing so, while Germany, among others, carried on mining and using their coal for their steel making.

Net zero is an impossibility because you can't make solar panels or wind turbines, or produce hydrogen in any quantity, without energy. But this philosophy is the root cause of our domestic problem.

As to leaving the EU? I believe we can still buy French and Italian wines, Belgian beer and German bratwurst at similar prices to those before Jan 2020 so that probably isn't the problem.

However, all that said, globalism and the idea that trade creates peace, is exactly what the EEC was set up to do. Looking at the EU approach to Ukraine suggests that was a complete failure.

There is IMO sadly no silver bullet, we have at least two years of serious hardship ahead. Germany has already run into the gas shortage.
Peter, I admit my points were not extensively thought out but an off the cuff reaction to John’s point. Nevertheless it wasn’t a Brexit point or a an isolationist point, more that “we” should join together to replace our reliance on Russia or China and look after our own interests, deciding which countries amongst our own “block” (whether NATO, AusUKUS, Europe, Japan or a hybrid of them all) sources and manufacturers or grows whichever particular goods that we need.
Maybe this will result in another “scramble for Africa” to secure raw materials, and maybe that helps them out, too.
Life was so much simpler in the “Cold War”!
In the mean time, I don’t think that Belgian beer, French wine or German sausages are strategic, but others may! We have Larkins and other real ales, South African/NZ /Argentina/ Californian wines and our own sausages and pork pies!
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Lol, I concur and indeed I was working in a major oil pipeline running from Uganda to Tanzania. Sadly the Chinese moved in and thus I left.
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Peter, I admit my points were not extensively thought out but an off the cuff reaction to John’s point. Nevertheless it wasn’t a Brexit point or a an isolationist point, more that “we” should join together to replace our reliance on Russia or China and look after our own interests, deciding which countries amongst our own “block” (whether NATO, AusUKUS, Europe, Japan or a hybrid of them all) sources and manufacturers or grows whichever particular goods that we need.
Maybe this will result in another “scramble for Africa” to secure raw materials, and maybe that helps them out, too.
Life was so much simpler in the “Cold War”!
In the mean time, I don’t think that Belgian beer, French wine or German sausages are strategic, but others may! We have Larkins and other real ales, South African/NZ /Argentina/ Californian wines and our own sausages and pork pies!
You can't underestimate the importance of Belgian beer! I've also found a new French brewer here selling beer under the name 'John's Beer', which is fine by me.

Back to Andy's point, I really think it would be a good idea if the English-speaking world collaborated a lot more in the production of 'stuff'. No stifling EU-type nonsense - that just bogs everything down -but just good old fashioned working together for the common good. I am sure there has to be a future in that. We need at least one low-wage economy on board though!
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Why would materials for Dijon mustard coming from Canada be remarkable?

Canada is, surely, still an outpost of France is it not?



As for the UK, even bloody HP has been made in Holland for a few years.

What will happen to that supply when the Dutch Farmers have their land confiscated? (Not that I suppose any of the current ingredients are locally grown.)

Maybe Holland will return to the Tulip as its main growth product and, possibly, food.
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Been out of useable wifi for a few days, so a bit late to the 1800 party, but I had one - a 1970 Mk2 - in the mid-late 70s, and it was a much better car then it looked. Cruised effortlessly, towed the rally Imp like a dream, and the back seat had plenty of room, as I recollect My rally partner was so impressed he bought one - but of course had to go one better with a Wolseley version!

I suspect the Auto was a bit less enjoyable to drive but to be fair it was a decent ride, very spacious and could be encouraged to shift along quite nicely (for the times) so long as the road to be travelled was suited to the Auto. Which was rare.

In some ways the Wife's Kia reminds me of the 1800. In Eco mode there is point in the throttle pedal movement (about 1/2 way through it travel" where a very firm push is required to break through "green mode" constraints. However the gearbox/hybrid EV is quite well masked.

In "Sport" mode the Auto box on the Kia has a similar response delay to how I remember the 1800. It would get to a point where a change was desirable and think about it for a while. The KIA, even in paddle mode, is similar - but with double the number of gears.

Father-on-Law had a Wolseley 2200 for a while. He was in no way a motorist. On the few occasions where we travelled with them when heading for a restaurant or similar it was all I could do to not leap out at a junction and insist on taking over driving duties.

For those that know the area we once travelled the entire length of the Hog's Back from Guildford to the Farnham end of it with an indicator flashing perpetually at about 40 mph.

Given the road then was a narrow dual carriageway with a central hedge and a lot of joining T junctions and central reservation crossings with most traffic travelling at something like 60 to 70mph, it was not a comfortable feeling. However the Wolseley did offer some solidity that might have been helpful in the event of an accident.
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