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Blair heads for Rover

He is not taking the chance of visiting Longbridge as far as I know. The announcement has been made of 5,000 redundancies. There is clearly a ripple effect that occurs for other organisations as well.

The big question for the weekend is whether it is possible to produce a stable smaller business making cars. If that can be done then there are more positive options for the future.

What is important is that the auctioneers are not just being brought into the plant.


Unity said…
So can I assume that you'll be paying a personal visit to Longbridge to explain to the workforce how they can sue the DTI while they pick up their redundancy cheques?

No, thought not...
Anoneumouse said…
Thus, while the DTI spokesperson correctly asserts that it is "not in the Government's gift to waive them", he should have noted that neither is it is "up to Parliament to consider changes to the legislation." As EU law, it is beyond the scope of our Parliament – yet another example of "hidden Europe".
john said…
I have talked to a number of workers tonight about legal issues. They do have a fighting fund.
Unity said…
Yeah, but who are they thinking of taking to court, the DTI or Phoenix?
john said…
Both are an option. Only the DTI could pay sufficient compensation, however.
PoliticalHack said…
That's nice - don't go after the main culprits, but pursue the government. I don't think that they'd find much public support for that cause - most of the workers blame the Phoenix management.

By the way, who should the workers sue on May 6 when the Liberal Democrat government abolishes the DTI?

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