Friday, 8 May 2009

# War 030 - British manufactoring

In all the recent discussions on the BBC as to whether the financial problems we face started under Margaret Thatcher the bias BBC constantly ignore the facts. Here a just a few examples the BBC chooses to overlook.
1. In 2007 twice as many cars were produced in Britain as in early 1970s.
2. Manufacturing still employs 3 million people.
3.Our manufacturing still accounts for half our exports.
4. We are the world leading producers of chemicals, green technologies and electrical and optical equipment.
5. We are home to two of the world's largest pharmaceutical groups GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca.
6.Our aerospace industry is second only to the USA.

Not a bad picture really but this doesn't suit the bias BBC which still want people to believe our manufacturing base never recovered after Margaret Thatcher's forced our economy to face the realities of the global market.

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