Letter: BMW and Rover

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The Independent Culture
Sir: The Government is giving BMW pounds 150m ("Rover plant rescued by pounds 150m grant", 1 April). Meanwhile, it sits by while subsidies are reduced to the rail industry and rural services are cut back. On our local line, the weekday service will be reduced from 11-12 trains to 10 at the end of May. Further cuts are expected.

It is no longer a case of rhetoric and no action in implementing the Transport White Paper.

We are seeing positive discrimination in favour of the car. It is difficult to believe there was a change of government two years ago.

Dr CLIVE MOWFORTH

Dursley, Gloucestershire

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