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No show for JCB at Bauma

JCB has confirmed that it will not be attending the Bauma trade show in Munich this year. This year the event takes place in the week of the 8thApril, a week after the UK is set to leave the EU. JCB owner Lord Bamford has long been a vocal supporter and sponsor of the campaign to leave for EU. In the past JCB has backed the event with the size of exhibition presence you would expect from a company with its global profile. As yet the company has not given any reasons for its non-attendance in 2019.

One thing is certain, Lord Bamford has close ties with the Leave camp in the UK. A recent report in The Guardian said that JCB had paid prominent Brexiter Boris Johnson £10,000 three days before he gave a speech, primarily about Brexit, at the company’s global HQ in Rocester in January. JCB also recently recruited former Brexit secretary and Leave campaigner David Davis for a £60,000 per annum job that requires him to provide 20 hours of service and advice to the company.

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