Scrappage Scheme by Jon - written 05/11/2009 17:21:44

The Government has now handed over £200m of OUR money to the multinational car industry under the scrappage scheme.  And, ignoring the blatant greenwash about this being an environmentally friendly policy (where to start on that!), it has apparently had some success in its real primary aim of propping up car sales (whoopee!).

Of course, every single sector of the economy has suffered in the current economic downturn - so can anyone explain to me why the motor industry is getting this special treatment?  Why was Woolworths not bailed out?  Why were the jobs lost by MFI employees less worthy of protection than those of car workers?  Where was Zavvi's handout?

What's so special about the car industry?