The shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, said Javid’s remarks showed Tory promises were “not worth [the] paper they were written on”. In a tweet, he added: “Fears now made real about food price increases and threats to jobs in motor industry and manufacturing. Right ideology overriding common sense.” … [Read more...] about Brexit: Javid comments on non-alignment with EU prompt warnings of price rises
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But while these sectors employed the highest proportion of workers from the EEA, they employ a relatively small proportion of the country's workforce as a whole. Food and drink manufacturing and warehousing employ about 3% of the labour force between them. … [Read more...] about EU migration: Which industries employ European workers?
The Great British car sell-off Mini: Size isn’t everything In 1999 the Mini was voted the second most influential car of the 20th century, behind the Ford Model T and ahead of the Citroën DS and Volkswagen Beetle. The original is considered an icon of 1960s British popular culture and influenced a generation of car makers. BMW bought the Rover Group (formerly British Leyland) in 1994 and sold a majority of it in 2000. … [Read more...] about UK think tank looks for bright ideas to reform economy