THERE has been an absolutely huge outpouring of emotion over the past few days – and it’s all for MG Rover.
As has been reported in the news, MG Rover has been through the wringer – and with the livelihoods of 6000 workers depending on the outcome of PricewaterhouseCooper’s administrators, one can only hope a satisfactory deal can be put in place to save as many jobs as possible.
The wider media seems to be lining up John Towers and his colleagues as the patsies for this unpleasantness, and it is not a very nice process to witness. Obviously, it is nice to have someone to blame, but these guys are probably not the ones to vent out anger at. Even if they are found to have acted inappropriately, then they are the last in a very long line – and having spoken to soneone at the top in Stokes’ era, recently, it has been going on for generations within the company.
Human nature is what it is, afterall.
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...
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