COMMENT: UK auto industry crisis strengthens call for national industrial strategies

Rapid change threatening the UK car industry demonstrates that government intervention, with investment in infrastructure and innovation, could protect a country’s manufacturing and automotive industries, writes Steve Turner

Honda’s Swindon, UK plant is a global production hub for the Civic. Built over 30 years ago, and the recipient of £2bn (US$2.61bn) investment, it’s an operation sustained by a daily delivery of 350 truckloads of components from EU suppliers without border friction.

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