‘I’m no hypocrite’ says Dyson of Singapore move. Does he expect us to believe him?

James Dyson: Legs-it rather than Brexit. I used that phrase last time but enjoyed it so much I decided to use it again.

James Dyson has defended his decision to move his company’s head office to Singapore, saying Brexit played no part in the decision.

Instead, he reckons the eight-hour time difference between a head office in the UK and a production plant in Singapore could seriously affect the viability of his business there.

Isn’t it more feasible that he just wants to avoid having to pay increased import-export tariffs, and wants to avoid increased taxes that are likely if Brexit harms the economy in the way the experts expect?

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8 thoughts on “‘I’m no hypocrite’ says Dyson of Singapore move. Does he expect us to believe him?

  1. thejaffer

    Greed. Turn his back on the country that, no doubt, gave him tax breaks to get his company started, then move it all out to earn himself even more money using the cheap labour in Singapore. Bet the prices of his merchandise will not go down. Boycott Dyson the turncoat.

  2. Florence

    He’s a Tory. So (1) lies (2) doesn’t care what we – little people – think (3) is rich enough to be exempt from any consequences of Brexit/ govt change / economic downturn .

    So the fact he was paraded as a serious commentator on Brexit, and people may have been influenced by the choice of similar neoliberal “opinion formers” by the MSM, is a prime example of how the establishment has owned this argument.

    Better to ask who has had their eyes opened, and what are they going to do with their anger?

  3. kateuk

    I used to work for a company that had production in China and Vietnam, we never had a problem with time differences, I simply worked 8am-4pm instead of 9am-5pm so that I could answer phonecalls and emails while some of the staff in the far east were still working.

  4. Robbie

    One could of course add, if one believes it is hypocritical, the disaster in company taxation proposed in their manifesto by a Labour government should they get into power.

  5. Doug Hepburn

    A hypocrite of the highest order. Should we believe? Absolutely not. He’s another greedy self serving brexiteer out to line his own pocket at our expense. The Singapore move is all about keeping access to the EU market after brexit. Singapore has a nice new trade deal with the EU. The UK is about to have no deals with anybody thanks to clowns like him.

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