Glass manufacturer attacks government policy

The Director General of the British Glass Manufacturers Confederation says the Government is to blame for the slump in manufacturing.

In a letter to the press, David Workman expressed “a view from the manufacturing sector” to redress the balance of how the industry's importance is viewed in the economy.

“For too long, we have been regarded – unfairly – by governments in London and Brussels as being a "smoke stack relic from the past” which is better off being off-shored to the emerging economies,” he stated.

“What needs to be understood is that one of the major reasons so many manufacturing jobs have been lost over recent years is that government, through its actions (or inaction in the case of energy policy), is itself responsible for creating the conditions which are increasingly making UK manufacturing uncompetitive with the rest of the world.”

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600450 Glass manufacturer attacks government policy
Date: 13 October 2008

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