The Honda closure and the weakness in the British economy

Alice Martin writes for the New Statesman

Alice Martin wrote for the New Statesman on the Honda closure and the wider problems in the British economy: 

Industrial change that damages certain sectors, regions and livelihoods is a conscious policy decision – and one we need to move beyond. In addition to the ongoing talks with Unite, the notice, three years ahead of the proposed closure, should mean a concerted process of local industrial planning is set in train for the future of the plant and its employees, led by the workers themselves and local decision-makers. Jobs that replace any lost must be fit for the environmental needs of the 21st century, unionised, and well paid.”

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