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The company said the move reflected the "ongoing pressure" in the car industry to increase productivity and reduce costs.

How do you reduce costs by reducing capacity utilization?

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The company said the move reflected the "ongoing pressure" in the car industry to increase productivity and reduce costs.

How do you reduce costs by reducing capacity utilization?

Who knows? I think this is just the beginning of the end for Ellesmere Port. Sad for the people involved, but GM (and Ford) are in deep trouble. If either of those two companies goes under, then there will be a lot of people, Globally, loosing their jobs.

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Hope the workforce gave him hell for his neglect of the manufacturing sector in this country.

This may not be the time to say it - but how many of those guys are gonna take their redundancy and use it as a downpayment on a little 2uo2down to renovate and flip or to BTL.

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This may not be the time to say it - but how many of those guys are gonna take their redundancy and use it as a downpayment on a little 2uo2down to renovate and flip or to BTL.

without a job to cover the mortgage, hardly think so, but you never know with loose mortgage lenders these days

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This may not be the time to say it - but how many of those guys are gonna take their redundancy and use it as a downpayment on a little 2uo2down to renovate and flip or to BTL.

That assumes they will get a significant pay out. OK I know the odds are they will, but you can never bank on it with the likes of GM!

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without a job to cover the mortgage, hardly think so, but you never know with loose mortgage lenders these days

er...yeah I was assuming they'd scored a McJob - obviously...

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Now, Gordon Brown today saying that Government help may be available to ensure the next Astra is built at Ellesmere Port. Tony Blair saying he wanted talks with GM bosses.

The figure of up to £100 million was mentioned and that the decision would be made by next April.

Does not the EU tend to frown on such support?

Then on BBC2 Drivetime Business News, Will Hutton (of the Work Foundation, formerly called the Industrial Society) in response to questioning about the car industry in this country, saying well, the World capacity for making cars is 60 million, the buying capacity currently 40 million.

GB and TB are posturing.

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Car companies are leaving the UK because the UK Govt is so anti-car. That's the reality.

Now, Gordon Brown today saying that Government help may be available to ensure the next Astra is built at Ellesmere Port.

The current Astra is only about a year old. IMPO it is not a car I would wish to own.

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This may not be the time to say it - but how many of those guys are gonna take their redundancy and use it as a downpayment on a little 2uo2down to renovate and flip or to BTL.

You`ve not been to Ellesmere Port lately my friend have you? <_<:(

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