Letter: The car business: company history, Japanese honour, German priorities, British nostalgia

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Sir: As a very satisfied Rover car owner of many years, I am both sorry and angry at the news that the group has been sold to BMW. Such is our gratitude to British car workers for providing one of the best ranges of motor cars in the world today.

I am as good a European as the next man, but this latest surrender of ownership of a major manufacturing facility would not happen in Germany, France or Italy, and certainly not in Japan. Why can't we have the same degree of commitment to our industries as our European Union colleagues?

Yours faithfully,