Dominic Lawson writes a good deal of sense about proposals to to use public funds in the UK and US to rescue various stricken car manufacturers, such as Jaguar and GM. Like Mr Lawson, I cannot quite see how the average UK voter, who can barely afford a Jaguar car, feels about handing over money to ensure that these cars stay in business, and certainly not if a prize political creep such as Peter Mandelson is involved. Do not misunderstand me: I love the brand, but would it not be better to let the firm shrink to the status of specialist niche product for those who are willing to pay for it?
Anyway, finances permitting, I am upgrading to buy myself and the missus an Alpha Romeo., assuming I can get one second-hand in great condition. Discounts for cars are likely to be pretty generous over the next few months.