Letter: Pay and display

Sir: My journey to work takes me past the principal BMW dealership in Munich. Behind hectares of glass, the vehicles are poised and ready. On the forecourt, a further selection of Bavaria's best.

On my homeward journey on Tuesday evening I could see the staff preparing for, it now transpires, the Longbridge announcement ("Rover plant rescued by pounds 150m grant", 1 April). All of the forecourt vehicles were being re- arranged.

By Wednesday morning a selection of Rover vehicles were set before the ladies and gentlemen of the press. The BMWs remained inside.

The following morning the forecourt was back to normal - not a Rover in sight.


Munich, Germany