James Dyson who famously championed Brexit then moved his company’s head office to Singapore, and finally lost a libel case when papers pointed he was a massive hypocrite, has now announced he is cutting 1/4 of the UK workforce.

All this while parliament is busy swearing in all the new members.

In case you needed another reason to avoid his crap vacuum cleaners other than the horrible repairability and quality of failure prone components.

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          Came here to say my Shark is far superior to the Dyson it replaced.

          When my Son carried it down the stairs bouncing the bottom of the vac on every step on the way down, it finally broke, little bastard.

          I found a serial number on my broken base and plumbed it into the Shark website and had a brand new one delivered in days for like £65.

          Much cheaper than getting a new vacuum cleaner.

          Fuck Dyson

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        Plus, having a bag is fucking revolutionary. I used to empty a cyclone type vac pretty much every time I used it, complete with clouds of dust. Henry every few months I have to take the bag out and pop in a new one. No mess, no fuss. Plus, the bags have filters in them, so no having to clean the filters under the tap (again getting dusty) and wait a couple of days for them to dry.

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          And if you really want to save the planet and re-use the bag there are a plethora of options for re-sealing or biodegradable bags.

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          I had a Dyson for years but recently switched to a Henry and will never look back.

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        Absolute indestructible bosses, too. It’s a good, simple design, that works.
        I’ve even unblocked drains with mine in the past. (I have a wetvac now, Henry conservationists will be glad to hear).

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      My friend works in their engineering department, he lost a ridiculous amount of his close colleagues today and my heart goes out to him.

      That said, I’m always blown away by the incredible R&D he’s up to, and the genuine passion for innovation and quality him and his team had. I genuinely think their quality good, even if they frame it as the apple of vaccums while actively pulling shit like this.

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      I can’t comment on the noise, but my friends swear by the meacos.