Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Where are they now?

Just been watching BBC Breakfast talking to one of the stars of the new British film "Made In Dagenham" which is about the strike by women workers at Ford's Dagenham plant in the nineteen seventies. The strike was about the women wanting to be classed as semi-skilled workers rather than unskilled and the higher pay that would bring and led, eventually, to the introduction of the Equal Pay Act, allegedly.

Now, it's all very well "celebrating" this landmark strike, but the question is - where are all those jobs now? Ford don't make cars in Britain - let alone Dagenham anymore. Those female strikers may have struck a blow for women's rights, but they also struck a blow to the future of British manufacturing.

And yet, this fairly significant point seems to have been missed by the liberal media who are so busy telling us what a great thing this was that they've forgotten that the eventual result was that those women - and future generations of women no longer have the opportunity to work at Ford's Dagenham plant.

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