Thursday, January 17, 2008

On this day

in 1968 The motor manufacturer British Leyland was formed; from the merger of British Motor Holdings Ltd. and Leyland Motor Corp. Ltd

This brought us not a magnificent car industry under state control but Red Robbo and endless strikes the majority led by Derek "Red Robbo" Robinson who, "According to the BBC, "between 1978 and 1979 Mr Robinson was credited with causing 523 walk-outs at Longbridge, costing an estimated £200m in lost production".

I don't think my blood pressure will stand me researching how much tax payers money was blown on this lost cause.

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