> > but read between the lines:
> > [www.smmt.co.uk
> Interesting, thanks - missed Radio 4 though.
> By way of comparison, the UK automotive industry
> accounts for 4% of UK GDP.
> In Germany it accounts for an astonishing 14% of
> GDP - the largest part of which is exports to the
Would you not argue that UK motor manufacturing is an example of where we want to be as a nation - cutting edge, skilled workforce, niche position, focusing at what we are good at and encouraging inward investment particularly from Asia? Otherwise where is our economy going?
There is a great comment on the BBC website "with all the money we are saving from leaving the EU we could set up our own car factory, and make sure that the public sector have use these cars". Perhaps Iran is a model where the Hillman Hunter factory was carted off in the 1970s so that they had an Iranian car, twenty years out of date, that the Iranians would drive. Or maybe relocate the Tribant or Wartburg factories. OK a silly example but seems to exemplify the belief of many.