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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