The unions are not happy with New Labour. Apparently, it isn't piling in with the German government to save jobs as GM goes down the pan. From Reuters:
LONDON, May 30 - Union leaders on Saturday urged the government to do more to safeguard British jobs after Germany announced a deal to save the European arm of stricken US car giant, General Motors.
When an industry tells the government that it needs to "do more", it means it wants to dip into the taxpayer's pocket and pull out some cash.
The answer to this kind of pressure should be NO. I fear it will be yes.