The European Union and The UK give cheap loan money to send British Jobs to Turkey and it’s not even in Europe!
Just another factory closure? Hardly, the plant where Ford Transit Vans have been made for over 40years,is going to close in July 2013,this will be Ford’s last vehicle manufacturing plant in the UK. The closure of the Southampton factory will end 100 years of vehicle production by Ford in the UK.
The factory used to make the iconic Spitfire’s during WW2 and it was a regular target by German bombers. In 2009 the company lost half of its workforce at the Southampton factory with some production moving to Turkey now the factory is to close altogether. The factory closure is a devastating blow to the workforce, after all the Transit Vans made there have been the workhorse of British businesses for decades! We must remember that the loss of jobs will cascade down to the supply chain which will also be affected by this closure.
Why are the UK/EU not fighting to keep these jobs in the UK? What exactly are they thinking of robbing Peter to pay Paul! It might be something to do with the £80 million EU loan to Ford’s Transit Turkish plant!
UKIP’s leader Nigel Farage asked why Chancellor George Osborne a governor of the EIB (European Investment Bank) as one of the 27 countries that own it, allowed the cheap loan to go ahead, he said it appeared that the loan was on the back of the British taxpayers funding to the bank, and was being used to export Southampton Ford jobs to Turkey, Nigel Farage demanded to know what analysis had been taken place over our likely UK job losses.
Ford says the loans are unrelated to the closure of the Southampton factory. However British taxpayers are asking the question why support Ford’s new line of vehicle outside the UK? The EIB gave Ford a cheap loan of £80 million to develop a new line of Transit Vans which were previously assembled in the UK. With UK part funding the EIB and the Chancellor who sits on its board, we ask again why do this when Ford’s global profit was $2.2bn last year? So why does it need a cheap loan to subsidise it and to export jobs from the UK to a country not even in the EU? UKIP’s leader Nigel Farage has demanded to know why this has happened; we are still waiting to hear! UKIP has consistently asked why are our jobs and your money being sent abroad?
You really couldn’t make it up!! If you live in Eastleigh parliamentary constituency vote UKIP to keep British jobs in Britain.