Government should set an example by buying British

NO doubt many Dispatch readers, like myself, go abroad for their holidays.

When you are on holiday, have a look where things are made. Most things in Spain, France and Germany are made in their own country.

The next time you go shopping in England, check where the things you buy are made or grown. You will find that very little is made or grown in England.

Only 40 or 50 years ago, when Britain was great, nearly everything was made here. All over the world, British goods were the best.

Now, because we all want the cheapest, we buy from any country. This attitude is killing the country we live in. Even the government is doing the same.

Ninety-five per cent of trains in Germany are built in Germany, 90% of trains in Spain are built in Spain and 100% of trains in France are built in France. But this government is buying trains from another country, even though this will mean putting thousands of people out of work.

Not only will the people who build the trains be out of work but also the people who supply the train builders will be out of work. What the government saves on buying cheap, foreign trains, and let’s not forget, we will need foreign maintenance, they will lose on dole money etc.

Remember when they shut the coal mines?

It wasn’t just the 2,500 miners who lost their jobs in Hucknall and Linby, it was also the workers at Dobson’s, Dowty, Steadfast and many others that relied on the mines.

We should all try and buy British, I know it’s hard to find anything British but English apples taste better than the French muck.

The government should set an example by buying British. So come on, Cameron and Clegg, buy British, keep British workers in jobs, not the rest of Europe.

It costs the country too much when the British are unemployed. Let’s have an attitude more like the French. Only buy what is made in your own country.

While I am having a rant, let’s bring the pension age down too. This will make thousands of jobs available for the young unemployed

RAY WILSHAW,

Woodstock Street,

Hucknall.