From our Swindon correspondent:
Something shared by both the green announcement and the defence announcement was all the jobs that would be created. From the green announcement:-
Our green industrial revolution will be powered by the wind turbines of Scotland and the North East, propelled by the electric vehicles made in the Midlands and advanced by the latest technologies developed in Wales, so we can look ahead to a more prosperous, greener future.
Car assembly is generally shifting away from the old countries like UK, France, Germany and Italy. It’s cheaper to make Renaults and Toyotas in Turkey, Fiat 500s in Poland, and VW are looking at moving more production to Slovakia, because Slovaks are cheaper than Germans. In general, production lines in everything, from toys to TVs have gone abroad.