Originally Posted by Bigmuz7
By that do you mean Gordon 'Brown' .. as he still wants to keep a crap business going to preserve british jobs for a motor that is out classed in many regards (although not all) across the world ?
This is not true, the government has not given any money to Land Rover or Jaguar, they have 'promised' some money
if they develop a battery powered car and that amounts to about £27m which in car development terms is chicken feed. Foreign governments have pumped money
into their automotive industries while Brown has stood back and let ours go to the wall.
Brown has supported a scrapage scheme which supports foreign produced
cars far more than any home produced ones, yet this costs £300 m and supports mainly foreign jobs.
Can you believe the level of our governments incompetence? I find it all staggering TBH.
You question the reliability of Land Rovers and that is fair comment, although a dash falling apart after a year should be covered under warranty. Jaguar however produces highly reliable cars and this is supported by the industry standard test, the jd power survey
Over the last 10 years I have watched British industry, especially in the Midlands, destroyed. Sometimes its been poor product but mainly its been down to political decisions made by large foreign companies deciding its easier to close a British factory than a French one. Economics never even got a look in, nor has product quality. The lack of fight from our government / people has made the difference IMO.
We can all turn away from a fight and we all have many times, miners, steel workers, dockers, ship building......bankers
? The list of UK failures over the last 30 years is staggering and it seems that its not on anyones political agenda at all, why FFS?
I love the UK, but its at times like this I feel like moving to another country that has leaders, not weak men and women in control. God save the UK (and quick) All IMHO.