I've just come in from today's mobile surgeries. We were caught out by the rain in Nantwich this morning, but still received a good reception from constituents.
I had a nice surprise this afternoon when I met up with one of my old instructors from when I was an apprentice in Rolls-Royce's Trim Shop.
We had a long discussion about the situation at Bentley's and how things in the factory had changed since the days we had worked together over 20 years ago.
One of the big differences is the owners. We both agreed that had Vickers still been in charge there would have been many more redundancies by now. The current owners seem to be much more committed to the workforce.
Despite that, it is very worrying times for all there and we need a global recovery to help promote sales. Bentley shows how much we are so reliant on a strong global economy. The age old adage has never been so true; when America sneezes the world catches a cold.
Thank goodness we have a strong Prime Minister who is leading the world in providing solutions to the global recession. What we do know is that the Tory ‘do nothing’ approach that would just make matters much worse.