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Who cares, Sir Ralf is almost out of the building, Tata is getting its regular blood transfusions from HM.Gov/UK Taxpayer, so these minions thinking they were representing a blue chip company, betting their house, or mortgage on it literally, job for life, pension, don't matter, just more fools who fell for the lies:


- The Thing blamed of course - as I said would be the case for the cover for this ~40% decapitation of the UK 'economy' - which has been needed since 2009/1979.

'The £6.5 million showroom built on the site of the former Swindon Motor Park on Dorcan Way opened in 2018 with enough room to display 18 vehicles.'

OED: to be 'Dual Arched' - to take the p!ss out of gullible idiots, who thought they had made it, were somebody, 'Exec' this that and the other, working for/representing a top company, acting like minor royalty, working in 'glass palaces', only to find out they were actually dog muck on the shoes of those who used them as a front to steal billions, and brainwash a country that it was world-beating, and so don't rock the boat, buy into the status quo, and accept the .01% owning/thieving 90% of the wealth, as the natural order of things, which is far more extreme that the mid 1800s or 1920s/30s, which caused revolutions and monarchies to fall all over Europe.
 

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Stroll's '£500m' didn't last long:


- more financial engineering than automotive engineering going on down Gaydon way these days - post Ford's real money, and now 'entrepreneur' Stroll.

If only they had an Indian owner, they could go to the ATM of the British Taxpayer Bank, and withdraw half a billion whenever they liked - maybe their card got lost in the post.

Poor old McLaren, too, turned down by HM.Gov, except a few bob for those 'trainees' whose wages are paid by the taxpayer, so have to get bailed out by the Bahrainis.

If only old Ron Dennis had seen the light and sold it to some Indian oligarch.

What's really going on, is, Aston Martin is just a larger version of Norton Motorcycles, plus the reality of making a Porsche Cayenne/Lambo Urus/Bentley Bentayga competitor, which VAG spent billions on, and millions of engineer man-hours, but AM thinks it can get away with £50m and about one-twentieth of that - hence the still no-show of Job 1/first cutomer deliveries - i.e. it's another undeveloped, abortion I-Pace, without the full clout of the media and state to cover it up.

Tobias Moers is mad to have jumped to this wreck. If he thought Daimler would buy AM in short order, to make method in his madness, he's wrong.

He just had a massive row with new boss Kalllenius, thought he deserved the top job more than him, and went off in a huff.
 

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Remember the long-running cock and bull story about JLR, the I-Pace, and Waymo, and the '20,000 order', and JLR and Waymo co-developing autonomous vehicles, etc? Well... :

'Waymo, a unit of Silicon Valley's Alphabet, said it will be the exclusive global partner for Volvo Cars for developing self-driving vehicles capable of operating safely without routine driver intervention. Waymo will focus on the artificial intelligence for the software "driver." Volvo will design and manufacture the vehicles.'


'Waymo said it will continue working with Fiat Chrysler, Jaguar Land Rover and the Renault-Nissan -Mitsubishi alliance.'

- sure. The 20,000 cars will be along any minute, and this last sentence is not to cover party or parties being sued/prosecuted for misleading/criminal statements, designed to prop up or bounce the value of the 'partnering' company/companies, in return for payment for this PR activity.

Volvo/Geely is a serious business, which wants to be one of the big players on the mid 2020s and beyond, competing on a level with Toyota, VAG, and Hyundai, China's global premium player, hence the real money being ploughed into this venture, and of course the target being Waymo will be the MG Rover of ten years time - Volvo/Geely will do it all themselves, not play second fiddle to a Silicon Valley IT outfit, from a country that wants to kill Huawei etc, and China itself.
 

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A laughable piece on 'expert' views on Jaguar/JLR:


- the dog in the street already knew the XE and XF were gone, and the rest is basically just fence-sitting - 'just get me to my pension pot before I have to say something nailed-down, definitive, and out myself as a useless overpaid 'expert'/academic' clown when the exact opposite inevitably happens.

Autocar might have 'news' tomorrow, as seems to be the drill now - 'Pep-talk Monday' - 'Big Cat's Assault on Quaking Germans - from 2025', Cropley says 'Top British Boffin Scientists Discover New Sun in Solar System - Shining Out of Sir Ralf's Ar$e', etc.
 

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The only game in town - Ineos/Sir Jim Ratcliffe:


- £5bn seemingly pocket-money.

If Tata had a whit of sense, they'd be offering JLR to Ratcliffe for 1 rupee, 'sold as-seen' - i.e. more depth charges than the US Navy, or do a behind closed doors 'pre-pack' bankruptcy, where Tata/HM.Gov/Ineos agree Old JLR dies, HM.Gov picks up liability for JLR's bad 'assets', pension deficit and redundancy bill, and Ineos gets New JLR, shorn of 90% of its bloated size.

As I've outlined before:

  • make the Grenadier the real 4x4 Land Rover - 'The Land Rover'
  • ditch Jaguar and the faux/pseudo Range Rover rubbish - Evoque/DiscoSport/Velar/Disco5/'Icon'
  • make Gaydon the Goodwood equivalent - build the Full-fat in Nitra and finish, trim in 'Ye Olde Shakespeare Country'
  • apply to Spaffer for £1bn to make an EV version of the Full-fat - tell the clown it'll be World-beating.
 

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Speak of the devil:

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- and the 'experts'/Pistonheads et al shills said it was a lash-up, the mad pensioner didn't know what he was doing, another TVR, Aston Martin etc in the making - nope.

'D-Day' - Duffender takes a Dive Day, JLR's Dread Day, is Wednesday, July 1st.

It's what Sir Jim said it would be - a Land Rover for today, a Land Rover that would have been if the car hadn't been left to die, if BMW had still owned it, and done what they did for the 1959 Mini in 2000, and for the 1970 Range Rover in 2003 - Ratcliffe is doing that now for the 1983 90/110 in 2020. Fair play to him.

Looks very good. 'Hardcore'. The shills are, or rather were now, saying that no one will pay £40-50k for an agricultural, utilitarian 4x4 when farmers etc can buy a Jap/Ford(Thai) pickup for £30-40k. They miss the point - deliberately. This will sell at least half its output to the Chelsea types, who have a place in the Cotswolds at the weekend, and bought run-out Defenders in 2016/17 for £50, 60, 70k.

It's blindingly obvious the new Land Rover, the 'Best 4x4 by Far', the real deal. These tweed twits, and their shooting parties, will flock to this thing, especially as it's made in UK, and not in the EU.

If now plainly off his trolley 'waif-like' fantasist Spaffer and 'Dom' had any brains, or eyesight, they would be giving Speth and Tata an ultimatum - Ratcliffe gets (J)LR, Tata gets its rupee, and the UK taxpayer gets an around £20bn bill for the pension blackhole and cost of winding down the majority of the company.
 

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Spaffer loves to be loved, like all five year olds, so is spaffing other people's money everywhere, hence the £ becoming the peso - it's gone, but being held up for PR purposes - what else.

The housebuilders are demanding the taxpayer pay pauper plebs to buy their £500k rabbit hutches, 'Help to Buy', so another few tens of billions printed up by the BoE, for Spaffer/Sunak there.

Airbus is about to take the axe to tens of thousands of its workforce, which can only mean the end of the line for Broughton, with the Germans and French who pay the bills demanding this work be brought 'back inhouse':

Hawarden Airport - Wikipedia (Broughton/Vickers' WWII shadow factory)

Talking of closing WWII shadow factories, the imminent announcement by Tata of the severe pruning of Jaguar brings forward the closure of Castle Bromwich, whatever the cover story of eXJ, J-Pace, Road Rover to be built there in the next year or two.

All chickens coming home to roost. Spaffer, the coward and child he is, has taken the easy way out and printed money, the opposite of his hero, Thatcher, and her Monetarism, which squeezed the money supply, and caused exporters/UK industry to collapse with the strong pound - £1:$2.40.

Now, with the £ about to fall below $1.20, and approaching parity with the Euro on No Deal-Brexit, it's about devaluing, hyperinflating the currency, a Harold Wilson on steroids policy of attempting to con the plebs that the pound in their pocket hasn't become massively devalued, especially 55 years on from then, wth the UK an overwhelmingly importing nation.

No one in their right minds is going to buy or bail out JLR, a company that relies for at least half its real worldwide sales on the UK market, when the UK is only at the start of a Latin American-like currency collapse and hyperinflation decade long at least event, with the wiping out of the middle class, the ones who 'bought', PCPed/leased all those 'his and hers' Evoques and RRSports in the 2010s.

And on top of that apocalyptic macro economic picture for JLR, its products are the opposite of what's required for the 2020 onwards state subsidies around the world, of EVs and PHEVs, mostly under €50/60k.

Spaffer is the 17 stone child who is now the bumbling clown fall guy for this nightmare mess, but the cause and damage was down by his 'pater''s generation, from the Swinging 60s to the 'Greed is Good' 80s, who, as Harold Macmillan said: 'they're selling off the family silver', at the time of Thatcher's early 80s privatisation, 'Right to Buy', Let the Market Decide' etc 'policies' - legalised mass looting and theft.
 

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For the record, the real figure at Airbus UK, of jobs cut, is at least 2,500, as, like JLR and now common UK employment practice, Airbus had a large part of its workforce, probably around 15-20%, as agency/temp workers for manufacturing, and 'IR35' freelance/sub-contractors for white collars, so 'sacking 1,700' keeps these off the books, and out of the headlines - the all-important PR.

Airbus HQ will be back for more, before the end of the year, with no fabled/lied V-Recovery, with eventually Broughton up for the chop, and the wing work given to the core French and German ops..

The last 24 hours has seen an avalanche of new product launches, nearly all from the Germans - including the Ineos Grenadier of course - 'Projekt Grenadier', led by Dirk Heilmann etc.

The launches are so vast, and so good, being bang up to date, latest engines, infotainment, chassis tech etc, that even Autocar now has to admit that JLR's 'best stuff' by comparison is out of the Ark - up to 25 years ago dating from(the V8/V6 petrol engine):

'honestly more rewarding or engaging, than any new car of similar size and bulk.'

- the RRSport is still wider, taller, and around a quarter of a tonne heavier than this German lardar$e, which Prior forgets to inform the reader

'I think this is the best you’ll find' 'Rivals BMW X6 M Competition, Range Rover Sport SVR'


- and that's why unsold/unsellable 2020MY RRSport SVRs have been given away to leasing companies, who are offering them for around £500/month, because they're ancient, do real 10-12 mpg around town where they are used, and are made like a BL Friday afternoon car.

But it's still a bit of a shocker to see Autocar black and white put a JLR not at the top of the pile - which is the whole point of Autocar.

As I said, seeing quite a few of these now around JLR's backyard, where the RRSport is made, Solihull, and they're almost becoming the It car for the fake tan brigade.

 

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550hp real, manual, rear-drive car - the car/sector that Jaguar once owned - 60 years ago(Mark 2) - no wonder Speth is offski:


- a licence to print money, as wealthy petrolheads stick two fingers up to the 'water melon', green on the outside... , eco brigade.

The M3 will launch just about the time Tata pulls the plug on the 2014 '3-Series-killer', the cut and shut 2003 XJ XE. Funny that. Another chicken firmly at home roosting.
 

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Landmark, for-posterity cover by Autocar, brilliantly, inadvertently summarising the once World-beating, Stunning-Success JLR, its truly world-beating, serially stunning product producing, mainly German, light years ahead 'competitors' - they never were - and the confirmation that JLR is now literally a footnote, in The Great Auto Game, which Britain stopped competing in half a century ago, but most folk have just noticed:

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  • a 'British' luxury SUV 90% made in Pressburg(Bratislava) - a German town for nearly a millennium
  • a 'British' 4x4 made in Portugal, designed and developed in Germany/Austria, with an engine and gearbox from Germany/Austria(BMW Steyr), with a 'Made in Britain' label applied in EU highest regional grants level Wales
  • BMW this, VW that, 'M', 'R' the other, Audi facelifting cars barely a few years old, a plug-in hybrid, the BMW 330e, that destroys the diesel-only for fleet/low BiK sales XE
  • a 'warm' mid-range Porsche that destroys JLR's £100k+ 'top of the range' RRSport SVR
  • a Ferrari that confirms McLaren was 99% PR, media hype and lies, and 1% engineering - just like JLR - hence its problems
  • and last but not least, The Gamechanger now a footnote, reduced to, er, reducing, to a price somewhere near its true level.
That cover should be signed by Hezza, framed, and presented to Spaffer, for his 'World-beating British' collection, JCB and..., er, um... , in his den, or fridge, or wherever he hides.

Will Queenie be wheeled out to open the Grenadier Portugal factory?

Charlie Boy to do the duties in the Bridgend factory? 'It gives me great pleasure to open this marvellous new carbuncle, that will end the gravytrain for my family, The Firm, flogging appalling motors to patriot retards - Not'.
 

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Landmark, for-posterity cover by Autocar, brilliantly, inadvertently summarising the once World-beating, Stunning-Success JLR, its truly world-beating, serially stunning product producing, mainly German, light years ahead 'competitors' - they never were - and the confirmation that JLR is now literally a footnote, in The Great Auto Game, which Britain stopped competing in half a century ago, but most folk have just noticed:

View attachment 50168

  • a 'British' luxury SUV 90% made in Pressburg(Bratislava) - a German town for nearly a millennium
  • a 'British' 4x4 made in Portugal, designed and developed in Germany/Austria, with an engine and gearbox from Germany/Austria(BMW Steyr), with a 'Made in Britain' label applied in EU highest regional grants level Wales
  • BMW this, VW that, 'M', 'R' the other, Audi facelifting cars barely a few years old, a plug-in hybrid, the BMW 330e, that destroys the diesel-only for fleet/low BiK sales XE
  • a 'warm' mid-range Porsche that destroys JLR's £100k+ 'top of the range' RRSport SVR
  • a Ferrari that confirms McLaren was 99% PR, media hype and lies, and 1% engineering - just like JLR - hence its problems
  • and last but not least, The Gamechanger now a footnote, reduced to, er, reducing, to a price somewhere near its true level.
That cover should be signed by Hezza, framed, and presented to Spaffer, for his 'World-beating British' collection, JCB and..., er, um... , in his den, or fridge, or wherever he hides.

Will Queenie be wheeled out to open the Grenadier Portugal factory?

Charlie Boy to do the duties in the Bridgend factory? 'It gives me great pleasure to open this marvellous new carbuncle, that will end the gravytrain for my family, The Firm, flogging appalling motors to patriot retards - Not'.
I thought it was a remarkable cover because of the absence of any mention of their paymaster, then I found it in the small print.
like to know what that is all about
 

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I thought it was a remarkable cover because of the absence of any mention of their paymaster, then I found it in the small print.
like to know what that is all about
- dealing finally with reality, JLR's now obvious to even a senile fool, Lord Hezza, imminent demise, means the need for another key client. I guess Rupert has kicked pater.

Haymarket is not immune to the crash in advertising, and will be slashing jobs like Dennis Publishing, Harrods, John Lewis, ...everyone.

The car rag hacks at Haymarket have always adored BMW, but their supper and private school fees came courtesy of JLR's/UK taxpayers' money.

Now that this is pretty well over, it's back to the sucking up to BMW.

Car rags have had their day. Who but a moron pays £4, £5 a week for content he can get for free on the internet, and waiting up to a week for it?

JLR Weekly will likely die with JLR. Maybe they could retitle is as The Beano or Viz.
 

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I thought it was a remarkable cover because of the absence of any mention of their paymaster, then I found it in the small print.
like to know what that is all about
- could be as simple of course as Tory peer Heseltine getting tipped the wink by the No.10 circle that he should be looking for a new anchor client, as 'Project Birch' can only bung £1 billion at most to Indian billionaires, 'to save JLR', without even the famously docile/braindead Brits kicking off - Indian space programme/British foreign aid, now giving broke UK taxpayer money hand over fist very visibly and obviously, unlike the backdoor Lord Bhattacharyya/WMG 'research' channel, to Indian pension funds-looting oligarchs.

£1 billion will only keep JLR going for a month. So, unless Dom&Spaffer want to be literally defenestrated, for handing billions, say ten, under 'Birch', to Indian billionaires, hot on the heels of telling 3 million Chinese to 'come on over', to a massively overcrowded, massively broke country - which of course they don't understand and never see - Heseltine will know that JLR is not long for this world, and so needs to quickly curry favour with all the other brands his flagship rag has spent the last decade royally p!ssing off.
 

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Never rains but it pours - like this 10 deg. C 'Global Warming' mid-summer:


- it's cruelty now, JLR versus 'the competition'. Someone needs to deliver the coup de grace, putting this wretched creature out of its misery.

Two huge mistakes:

1. Tata not IPOing it, from 2012-2014
2. refusing Ratcliffe's cash, to buy the old Defender tooling, and then making a mortal enemy

The solution, to dispatch JLR, and salvage it, is to offer Sir Jim the Land Rover and Range Rover brands, and the Gaydon facility and Nitra factory if he wants them.

Keep this crap up, and JLR will blow a hole in the UK Exchequer, do for Spaffer, and bring down Tata.
 

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Brummieland is bust:

'Hammerson, the landlord that owns the Bullring in Birmingham and the Brent Cross shopping centre in north London, said it had collected just 16% of rent due in May and June...

...British Land, which owns the Meadowhall centre in Sheffield and Drake Circus in Plymouth, said it had collected 36% of rent due from its retail sites'



- Hammerson's flagship, and by far biggest, once moneyspinner, is the Bullring carbuncle, so this 16% is really what's happening, or not, in B'ham/West Midlands.

When you're trailing way behind economic powerhouse Sheffield, you know you've hit 1990 Russia.

This is the reason why Spaffer, Street and co. will offer almost anything to Tata to stop Castle Brom closing - the last notable factory in 'The City of a Thousand Trades' - and even more so to stop JLR completely falling over, and seeing Solihull close, the largest factory in a region of true around 7 million people.

This blackmail thing, though, is killing JLR. Tata knows it has the Brits over a barrel. B'ham/the West Mids is so depressed - B'ham City Council at least a £billion bust, massive payment evasion or payment exemption of Council Tax, no tax base, no industrial base, a massive population, around half under 25 years of age, living on media-induced fantasies about 'vibrancy', or dope.

A powder keg, being exploited by Tata, but killing the thing it owns, and thinks it has value and can sell.

Every week going by means Spaffer, Street and co, have less and less chance to allow the needed major surgery on JLR, starting with the decade-overdue closure of CB and four/five decades overdue end of Jaguar, and Tata conversely thinks it is gaining more power, but JLR shrivels more and more from a grape to a raisin, and UK's general economic situation, and increasing anger in the native population that scarce money should be spent at home, means it's impossible for Tata to be given the money it needs to keep JLR afloat anyway.
 

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When you're trailing way behind economic powerhouse Sheffield, you know you've hit 1990 Russia.

This is the reason why Spaffer, Street and co. will offer almost anything to Tata to stop Castle Brom closing - the last notable factory in 'The City of a Thousand Trades' - and even more so to stop JLR completely falling over, and seeing Solihull close, the largest factory in a region of true around 7 million people.
But can't they see, that it doesn't help to keep pouring money into JLR? It's not like JLR just needs to get over this hurdle, and then their cars start selling again. They need to cut away models that don't sell and staff and factories. And then they need to start making cars, that actually sell. Wasn't it the same, that happened to BL or Austin/Rover? Wasn't it the same that happened in Australia, where the government kept giving money to Ford, GM and Toyota to keep their Australian factories running. And the car companies just kept producing big gas guzzlers at a time, when the customers wanted smaller more economic cars or SUV's. Not old-fashioned thirsty saloon cars.
 

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But can't they see, that it doesn't help to keep pouring money into JLR? It's not like JLR just needs to get over this hurdle, and then their cars start selling again. They need to cut away models that don't sell and staff and factories. And then they need to start making cars, that actually sell.
Who are 'they'?

  • Speth, the 'guy in charge', is one foot out the door, probably already gone in reality, so why would he care, give a damn, about anything happening to/at JLR from this day forward?
  • Street, the elected mayor of the West Midlands, is an ex-grocer, who hangs his hat solely on HS2, and the Curzon(B'ham city centre) complex being built and delivered.
  • Spaffer is a clown, who even the Tories, Cameron etc, warned gravely against giving any meaningful power to - London Mayor is a joke.
There's a total vacuum in JLR and UK governance/UK as a whole.

Tata knows this, and exploits it ruthlessly, but it's self-defeating as I said. Their greed, stupidity and mission to turn the tables on their past colonial masters, has blinded them to the obvious thing to do - get rid of JLR, immediately, and for no price.
 

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While JLR plays with £70k 2.5 tonne diesel SUVs, everyone else is bringing £30-40k 'everyman' EV SUVs/crossovers, with 'Bullseye' written all over them - like the Hyundai Kona EV, now selling massively, and the just months away VW ID.4 sibling, the Audi Q4 etron:

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New Defender and hence Land Rover, and hence JLR sales should be in full swing now, ...and yet:


- France June 2020 registrations - disaster for JLR:

Jaguar -59.2% YoY
L/Rover - 26.4%
JLR -37.4%

compared to:

BMW +42.5% - all those PHEVs, new 1-Series, etc
Mercedes +43.9%(4% of the French market!) - all those PHEVs, smash-hit A-Class, new B-, GLA-class, etc
Volvo +14.9% - almost outselling JLR in total 2:1 - PHEVs, XC40, etc, with Recharge BEVs to come

The French, like most European countries, are massively incentivising EVs and PHEVs, and a capped price, with for instance the new A-Class PHEV and Smart BEV cars totally sold out in Germany, due to huge demand, with the new subsidies and manufacturer offers.

The last thing the French, Germans, and everyone but patriotard brainwashed Brits - the media said 'get out and buy, and get the economy going!', so I went out and bought a £70k Icon, made in Slovakia, that costs £2,000 in road tax, and does 20 mpg - buys, is obese, lumbering 4-cylinder diesel SUVs, with the residual value in 2 years time of a used wine gum.

Speth's departure timing is exquisite.
 

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The Merc A-Class is the 25th best-selling car in France this year, Jan to June, with 0.9% of the total market, not far behind the Renault Clio for instance - see page 18:


That shows the scale of JLR's problem - the A-Class outsold JLR's total sales in France by 2:1, probably 3:1 with JLR's fake numbers.

The A-Class is a licence to print money, but to do that, to get there, takes up to 30 years, and tens of billions of euros investment, across several major product developments, all the spinoffs, the multiple factories, tech like MBUX, etc.

JLR's moutpiece, Autocar, has very recently said that Jaguar desperately needs a compact car, to replace the non-selling XE and XF.

What genius, just 10-20 years too late, and £10-20bn deficient in putting money in.

Other than that, a great plan.

Don't forget, Daimler/Mercedes have been at this small/compact car malarkey for actually 25 years+, with the early/mid 90s developed original A-Class - tech triumph/commercial flop.

To get to the point of coining it now, with the hot-selling A-Class, has taken not just the budget of a small country, but guts and staying power by successive managements, shareholders, supervsory boards, and the wider German society, who didn't fall for the shyster/spiv/politician/City/media trick of 'The Market Must Decide!', 'Unprofitable companies need to go to the wall, no bailouts!', etc, unlike you know who.

That's why the A-Class on its own dwarfs 2020 JLR, and why UK has no car industry now, not even a foreign-owned one.
 
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