Fashion chain Republic facing plunge into administration

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FASHION chain Republic is on the brink of going into administration, putting 1,000 jobs across the country at risk.

The firm runs a shop in WestQuay shopping centre in Southampton, as well as further Hampshire stores in Portsmouth and Basingstoke as well as further afield in Salisbury and Bournemouth.

In total, Republic has 121 stores across the UK.

Ernst & Young is being lined up as administrator.

Republic's problems make it the latest in a long line of High Street retailers to face significant difficulties, including Jessop's, HMV and Blockbuster all struggling in recent months.

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3:00pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Linesman says...

I suppose that this is another private sector company that Cameron said would be providing jobs for those who lost theirs in the public sector.

How many firms have gone bust since the Tory-led coalition took over two and a half years ago?
I suppose that this is another private sector company that Cameron said would be providing jobs for those who lost theirs in the public sector. How many firms have gone bust since the Tory-led coalition took over two and a half years ago? Linesman

3:22pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Paramjit Bahia says...

History is repeating. Last time under Thatcher’s misrule many businesses also went under and now under her political children same is happening once again.

People in Eastleigh by-election will have the chance to express their disgust on both Tories and Lib-Dem who are presiding over these economic disasters, which is hurting the workers who are losing jobs real bad.

Because although it is not the fault of workers due to which they have lost jobs, but the same political class that is responsible for creating this mess keep also on cutting their benefits while also trying to blame them for being out of work.

At least during Thatcher’s time Labour used to speak a little bit on behalf of the victims of badly baked economic policies of that government, but now Thatcherised NuLabour is shamelessly saying that they too will be doing virtually the same as ConDem Coalition of unprincipled self serving opportunists.

Country needs recreation of The Labour Party most urgently, but sadly those who still believe in Labour values, spend more time canalising each other than trying to unite under one umbrella to launch a brand new political organisation based on real Labour values.
History is repeating. Last time under Thatcher’s misrule many businesses also went under and now under her political children same is happening once again. People in Eastleigh by-election will have the chance to express their disgust on both Tories and Lib-Dem who are presiding over these economic disasters, which is hurting the workers who are losing jobs real bad. Because although it is not the fault of workers due to which they have lost jobs, but the same political class that is responsible for creating this mess keep also on cutting their benefits while also trying to blame them for being out of work. At least during Thatcher’s time Labour used to speak a little bit on behalf of the victims of badly baked economic policies of that government, but now Thatcherised NuLabour is shamelessly saying that they too will be doing virtually the same as ConDem Coalition of unprincipled self serving opportunists. Country needs recreation of The Labour Party most urgently, but sadly those who still believe in Labour values, spend more time canalising each other than trying to unite under one umbrella to launch a brand new political organisation based on real Labour values. Paramjit Bahia

4:22pm Tue 12 Feb 13

SaintM says...

get real, nothing to with Thatcher just typical Labour spend spend spend atitude.
get real, nothing to with Thatcher just typical Labour spend spend spend atitude. SaintM

6:40pm Tue 12 Feb 13

elvisimo says...

SaintM wrote:
get real, nothing to with Thatcher just typical Labour spend spend spend atitude.
or a retailer that expanded too quickly ended up with too many poorly performing units and too strong competition.

New look will be next. and keep an eye on Store 21
[quote][p][bold]SaintM[/bold] wrote: get real, nothing to with Thatcher just typical Labour spend spend spend atitude.[/p][/quote]or a retailer that expanded too quickly ended up with too many poorly performing units and too strong competition. New look will be next. and keep an eye on Store 21 elvisimo

7:23pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Linesman says...

SaintM wrote:
get real, nothing to with Thatcher just typical Labour spend spend spend atitude.
Labour lost the last election 2 1/2 years ago.

This is the effect of Tory-led coalition policies.
[quote][p][bold]SaintM[/bold] wrote: get real, nothing to with Thatcher just typical Labour spend spend spend atitude.[/p][/quote]Labour lost the last election 2 1/2 years ago. This is the effect of Tory-led coalition policies. Linesman

9:16pm Tue 12 Feb 13

J.P.M says...

Linesman wrote:
SaintM wrote:
get real, nothing to with Thatcher just typical Labour spend spend spend atitude.
Labour lost the last election 2 1/2 years ago.

This is the effect of Tory-led coalition policies.
I completely agree.
There is a selfish aspect to this foolish coalition, which is ignoring every promise either party made 3 years ago.

This schoolboy-type, continual repitition of "the mess the last goverment left", is beyond a joke.

Do something you pair of hooray henries - or jog off back to the safety of your family wealth.
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintM[/bold] wrote: get real, nothing to with Thatcher just typical Labour spend spend spend atitude.[/p][/quote]Labour lost the last election 2 1/2 years ago. This is the effect of Tory-led coalition policies.[/p][/quote]I completely agree. There is a selfish aspect to this foolish coalition, which is ignoring every promise either party made 3 years ago. This schoolboy-type, continual repitition of "the mess the last goverment left", is beyond a joke. Do something you pair of hooray henries - or jog off back to the safety of your family wealth. J.P.M

10:07pm Tue 12 Feb 13

George4th says...

Linesman wrote:
I suppose that this is another private sector company that Cameron said would be providing jobs for those who lost theirs in the public sector.

How many firms have gone bust since the Tory-led coalition took over two and a half years ago?
How many NEW businesses have started?
>
Funny how there are more people employed than ever before, DESPITE the incompetence that the last Labour government bestowed on us! Labour will go down in history as the worst case of governance ever! The only people who benefited were the Labour members who entered Parliament with virtually nothing and left as Multi-Millionaires!!
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: I suppose that this is another private sector company that Cameron said would be providing jobs for those who lost theirs in the public sector. How many firms have gone bust since the Tory-led coalition took over two and a half years ago?[/p][/quote]How many NEW businesses have started? > Funny how there are more people employed than ever before, DESPITE the incompetence that the last Labour government bestowed on us! Labour will go down in history as the worst case of governance ever! The only people who benefited were the Labour members who entered Parliament with virtually nothing and left as Multi-Millionaires!! George4th

10:31pm Tue 12 Feb 13

J.P.M says...

George4th wrote:
Linesman wrote:
I suppose that this is another private sector company that Cameron said would be providing jobs for those who lost theirs in the public sector.

How many firms have gone bust since the Tory-led coalition took over two and a half years ago?
How many NEW businesses have started?
>
Funny how there are more people employed than ever before, DESPITE the incompetence that the last Labour government bestowed on us! Labour will go down in history as the worst case of governance ever! The only people who benefited were the Labour members who entered Parliament with virtually nothing and left as Multi-Millionaires!!
Tell me, oh knowledgable one......

How many people are OUT OF WORK, compared to 3 years ago?

You don't know: ah, I thought so. You are a victim of the present govts massaged figures brigade. They have brought tens of thousands of cheapy workers in from abroad, and used this to falsely claim (by insinuation) that jobless figures have fallen...
WRONG
People in work (minimum wage) numbers have gone up, but this has not addressed the true picture.
[quote][p][bold]George4th[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: I suppose that this is another private sector company that Cameron said would be providing jobs for those who lost theirs in the public sector. How many firms have gone bust since the Tory-led coalition took over two and a half years ago?[/p][/quote]How many NEW businesses have started? > Funny how there are more people employed than ever before, DESPITE the incompetence that the last Labour government bestowed on us! Labour will go down in history as the worst case of governance ever! The only people who benefited were the Labour members who entered Parliament with virtually nothing and left as Multi-Millionaires!![/p][/quote]Tell me, oh knowledgable one...... How many people are OUT OF WORK, compared to 3 years ago? You don't know: ah, I thought so. You are a victim of the present govts massaged figures brigade. They have brought tens of thousands of cheapy workers in from abroad, and used this to falsely claim (by insinuation) that jobless figures have fallen... WRONG People in work (minimum wage) numbers have gone up, but this has not addressed the true picture. J.P.M

10:32pm Tue 12 Feb 13

J.P.M says...

Hello.......george?? george?????
Hello.......george?? george????? J.P.M

10:51pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Linesman says...

George4th wrote:
Linesman wrote:
I suppose that this is another private sector company that Cameron said would be providing jobs for those who lost theirs in the public sector.

How many firms have gone bust since the Tory-led coalition took over two and a half years ago?
How many NEW businesses have started?
>
Funny how there are more people employed than ever before, DESPITE the incompetence that the last Labour government bestowed on us! Labour will go down in history as the worst case of governance ever! The only people who benefited were the Labour members who entered Parliament with virtually nothing and left as Multi-Millionaires!!
The number of businesses that have started up are considerably less than those that have been lost, certainly in terms of numbers that they employ.

Statistics can and ARE massaged to suit those who are issuing them.

According to government statistics there are more people employed, but they fail to give figures of how many of them are employed part-time, but are still registered as in employment.

Being part-time, many are also in receipt of benefits.

If you wish to raise the subject of millionaires. Check out the government front bench.
[quote][p][bold]George4th[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: I suppose that this is another private sector company that Cameron said would be providing jobs for those who lost theirs in the public sector. How many firms have gone bust since the Tory-led coalition took over two and a half years ago?[/p][/quote]How many NEW businesses have started? > Funny how there are more people employed than ever before, DESPITE the incompetence that the last Labour government bestowed on us! Labour will go down in history as the worst case of governance ever! The only people who benefited were the Labour members who entered Parliament with virtually nothing and left as Multi-Millionaires!![/p][/quote]The number of businesses that have started up are considerably less than those that have been lost, certainly in terms of numbers that they employ. Statistics can and ARE massaged to suit those who are issuing them. According to government statistics there are more people employed, but they fail to give figures of how many of them are employed part-time, but are still registered as in employment. Being part-time, many are also in receipt of benefits. If you wish to raise the subject of millionaires. Check out the government front bench. Linesman

11:16pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Georgem says...

Welcome to the future. High street retail like this is dying, it's got sod all to do with the economy, and everything to do with it being an out-dated business model. You don't want shops shutting down? Start using them.
Welcome to the future. High street retail like this is dying, it's got sod all to do with the economy, and everything to do with it being an out-dated business model. You don't want shops shutting down? Start using them. Georgem

11:53pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Stephen J says...

Part of the problem generally, which may well not be the situation here, is that in Britian we're often simply not very good at business. The banks are often blamed for not extending credit, but far too many of the business plans they are asked to support are truly pitiful. Badly thought out, lack of detail, no recognition of the changing business environment. We need to up our game.
Part of the problem generally, which may well not be the situation here, is that in Britian we're often simply not very good at business. The banks are often blamed for not extending credit, but far too many of the business plans they are asked to support are truly pitiful. Badly thought out, lack of detail, no recognition of the changing business environment. We need to up our game. Stephen J

9:15am Wed 13 Feb 13

mickey01 says...

Linesman wrote:
I suppose that this is another private sector company that Cameron said would be providing jobs for those who lost theirs in the public sector.

How many firms have gone bust since the Tory-led coalition took over two and a half years ago?
ask the labour party they got us in to this mess
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: I suppose that this is another private sector company that Cameron said would be providing jobs for those who lost theirs in the public sector. How many firms have gone bust since the Tory-led coalition took over two and a half years ago?[/p][/quote]ask the labour party they got us in to this mess mickey01

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