Orders of the Day — Motor Vehicle Industry

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 8:58 pm on 1st July 1981.

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Photo of Mr David Stoddart Mr David Stoddart , Swindon 8:58 pm, 1st July 1981

The hon. Member for Halesowen and Stourbridge (Mr. Stokes) opened his remarks with a quotation from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar: The fault, dear Brutus, is not in the stars, But in ourselves". That was something that Cassius said to Brutus before he stabbed Caesar in the back. That is precisely what the Tory Party has been doing to BL since 1975.

I sympathise with the hon. Member for Bromsgrove and Redditch (Mr. Miller), because he comes from the West Midlands, and it was that area to which the Tory propagada of greed and self-interest was directed during the last election. Indeed, he accused the Government Front Bench of putting an albatross around BL's's neck.