Circuit of Wales

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Circuit of Wales

Post by daytona-supersport » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:05 am

This has got to be one of the most stupid ideas yet. A racing circuit in an area where it seems to rain most of the flipping time. OK guys, come and have a ride, don't bother with the slicks, you won't need them. :laugh: :laugh:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-40422330
Hmmm, I wonder who is providing the funding. I bet it's not the Welsh tax payers.
Quote: Ken Skates announced the Welsh Government had rejected a proposal for support on Tuesday. Bloody good job. Welsh Government maybe, but it's UK / English tax money at the end of the day.

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Re: Circuit of Wales

Post by Africa John » Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:25 am

Always a turkey IMHO
Dunno if it was wide boy developers just trying to get their hands on some UK/EU funding
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Re: Circuit of Wales

Post by Seminole » Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:28 am

Africa John wrote:Always a turkey IMHO

Dunno if it was wide boy developers just trying to get their hands on some UK/EU funding
:laugh:
John, that's a terrible thing to call the Welsh Assembly :laugh:

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Re: Circuit of Wales

Post by ollydog » Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:34 am

racing and trackdays are more fun in the wet
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Re: Circuit of Wales

Post by The Sarge » Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:32 pm

daytona-supersport wrote:This has got to be one of the most stupid ideas yet. A racing circuit in an area where it seems to rain most of the flipping time. OK guys, come and have a ride, don't bother with the slicks, you won't need them. :laugh: :laugh:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-40422330

Hmmm, I wonder who is providing the funding. I bet it's not the Welsh tax payers.

Quote: Ken Skates announced the Welsh Government had rejected a proposal for support on Tuesday. Bloody good job. Welsh Government maybe, but it's UK / English tax money at the end of the day.
Oi you racist fecker, people in Wales pay tax too ffs :pinch:

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Re: Circuit of Wales

Post by Richard Simpson Mark II » Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:54 pm

If I was a director of the CoW, I'd look to relocate it to Northern Ireland, where Mr May has planted a 'magic money tree'.
CoW actually owns the right to run the UK round of MotoGP, but they pay another circuit to do it.
They also took over promising British racing motorcycle chassis manufacturer FTR (supplier to Roberts Racing, Speed-Up and other teams), then let it wither on the vine by closing its works in Milton Keynes in anticipation of it reopening at the newly constructed Circuit of Wales.
The employees all cleared off to work in F1.

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Re: Circuit of Wales

Post by steve the grease » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:08 pm

Well the money to underwrite any losses made by CoW was to come from the Welsh Assembly budget , not EU or ' English' money, so understandably they had to be very cautious, as they said it would be the money to build 10 schools. It's very easy to run a business if someone else underwrites your losses. The Welsh assembly took flac for buying Cardiff Airport, but what else could they have done really. After a few embarrassing fiascos such as funding a LG factory which closed before it opened and the Valleywood film studios which never saw a film made, I expect they are a bit circumspect about business developers.

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Re: Circuit of Wales

Post by SteveR » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:10 pm

The Welsh Assembly needs to use some imagination, go for a big road racing circuit... Or even 2 or 3. On in N Wales, one in Mid Wales and one in the Valleys :-)
Suggestions on a Postcard to Carwyn Jones ...

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Re: Circuit of Wales

Post by daytona-supersport » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:46 pm

The Sarge wrote:
daytona-supersport wrote:This has got to be one of the most stupid ideas yet. A racing circuit in an area where it seems to rain most of the flipping time. OK guys, come and have a ride, don't bother with the slicks, you won't need them. :laugh: :laugh:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-40422330

Hmmm, I wonder who is providing the funding. I bet it's not the Welsh tax payers.

Quote: Ken Skates announced the Welsh Government had rejected a proposal for support on Tuesday. Bloody good job. Welsh Government maybe, but it's UK / English tax money at the end of the day.
Oi you racist fecker, people in Wales pay tax too ffs :pinch:
Please refer to the forum rules:-
•No derogatory comments against others, including slurs based on race, religion, gender, sexual preference, or political affiliation. No personal threats or harassment.
•Always treat fellow posters with respect and courtesy.

I don't think calling anybody a racist fecker qualifies with either of the above rules. The comment does however reflect upon the author.

I am quite aware that there are many Welsh tax payers. However I doubt that their if their contribution to the overall UK tax revenue collected would be sufficient to justify spending on such a wild card project. From reading the article, it would appear that the Welsh assemble is also of the opinion that underwriting the project would not be a worthwhile undertaking.

Ref regarding UK tax revenues.
https://www.gov.uk/government/statistic ... 10-to-2011

Public spending per head in countries and regions of the UK,
http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ ... ry/SN04033

https://www.theguardian.com/money/2016/ ... -uk-report
http://researchbriefings.files.parliame ... N04033.pdf

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Re: Circuit of Wales

Post by The Sarge » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:50 pm

daytona-supersport wrote:
The Sarge wrote:
daytona-supersport wrote:This has got to be one of the most stupid ideas yet. A racing circuit in an area where it seems to rain most of the flipping time. OK guys, come and have a ride, don't bother with the slicks, you won't need them. :laugh: :laugh:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-40422330

Hmmm, I wonder who is providing the funding. I bet it's not the Welsh tax payers.

Quote: Ken Skates announced the Welsh Government had rejected a proposal for support on Tuesday. Bloody good job. Welsh Government maybe, but it's UK / English tax money at the end of the day.
Oi you racist fecker, people in Wales pay tax too ffs :pinch:
Please refer to the forum rules:-
•No derogatory comments against others, including slurs based on race, religion, gender, sexual preference, or political affiliation. No personal threats or harassment.
•Always treat fellow posters with respect and courtesy.

I don't think calling anybody a racist fecker qualifies with either of the above rules. The comment does however reflect upon the author.

I am quite aware that there are many Welsh tax payers. However I doubt that their if their contribution to the overall UK tax revenue collected would be sufficient to justify spending on such a wild card project. From reading the article, it would appear that the Welsh assemble is also of the opinion that underwriting the project would not be a worthwhile undertaking.

Ref regarding UK tax revenues.
https://www.gov.uk/government/statistic ... 10-to-2011

Public spending per head in countries and regions of the UK,
http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ ... ry/SN04033

https://www.theguardian.com/money/2016/ ... -uk-report
http://researchbriefings.files.parliame ... N04033.pdf
But you hiding behind 'access denied' can make such comments and statements, hypocrisy at its worst, it's racist and anti-Welsh however you try to sugar coat your response ! (thumbs)

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