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Feb 17

Petrol’s Going Up: And it’s Not the Only Thing…


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It’s indisputable that many of us are not earning enough to pay for everyday expenses as it is, without the situation becoming worse. The fact is that experts are warning that Brexit is going to cost us more than we expected, on top of rising rents, food prices, warnings of significant rises in the cost of a new car, and now an increase in petrol – at present the highest it’s been in two years, but set to rise even further. While we are not the only country where people at the bottom – and increasingly, people in the middle – are struggling, further price rises and the real, unknown cost of Brexit, are making things a lot worse.

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Feb 17

British Leyland: A Great British Failure


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British Leyland began life as a merger between two companies, Leyland Motors and British Motor Holdings, forming the British Leyland Motor Corporation Limited in 1968. The company hit problems some years later and was nationalised by the British Government in 1975, and in 1978 became known as British Leyland. By then, the company was generally referred to as BL, responsible for 40% of the car market in Britain. At the height of its production, the company operated more than forty manufacturing sites across the UK.

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