Archive : Robinson is wrecking BL from within – MP

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists


Leyland chairman Sir Michael Edwardes was” the mole of BL “,”wrecking the firm from within,” a Left-wing MP claimed in the Commons yesterday. Keighley MP Mr Robert Cryer, protesting over the dismissal of Communist works convenor Mr Derek Robinson, asked the Prime Minister during Question Time “to condemn the wrecking tactics of British Leyland management in seeking to victimise a shop steward who has a different opinion from the management.”

His remarks about Mr Robinson’s dismissal for distributing leaflets urging rebellion against Sir Michael’s survival plan for BL brought a curt reply from Mrs Thatcher. She told him: ” You know these matters are for the management of British Leyland and not for me. I shall leave the management of British Leyland to deal with them.”

Keith Adams

Keith Adams

Editor and creator AROnline at AROnline
Created in 2001 and built it up to become the world's foremost reference source for all things BMC, Leyland and Rover Group, before renaming it AROnline in 2007.

Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...

Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.
Keith Adams

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