ref date:20 Aug 1999 (ECON)
Scots tire makers plight ignored by government
Neither London, nor the servile plebs that compise the so called
Scottish executive did anything to try and save the 800 jobs that
were scrapped along with the lives of the workers at the continental tire
Henry McLeish said he'd been in constant touch. It appears he didn't tell the whole truth, not even close!. An executive at
Continental said this
Dr Wolfgang Holzbach, Continentalís vice-president of manufacturing, said
in company minutes "We have discussed this with the head of personnel and we are prepared to
do this (cut a deal with Scottish labour ministers). We have corresponded with H. McLeish today, highlighting the almost zero response from
government previously in the last five years."
He went on to say "Continental has invested £15 million in Newbridge. Government response has been
£86,000 in training grants."
FIRE McLEISH. Then have a new election and kick Labours sorry,
lack lustre, lying, indifferent backside back over the border where it belongs!