<span style="text-decoration: line-through;">Deathwatch</span> Jobwatch - Honda halts UK production
Yes, yes, some bozo pilot lost a fight with a goose and thought a river was a runway. What else is going on in the world? No DSGI revelations today, alas, but more worrying signs that the car industry is struggling and more British jobs could be in danger.
Honda are watching their impossible dream mutate into one of those hideous nightmares where you imagine you've fallen off a cliff, wake up and realise it wasn't real, then fall back asleep to enter the nightmare at the exact point you left it. It's a little like that, anyway.
Honda's plant in Swindon is shutting down for two full months because of a lack of demand in the global market. While there's no talk of UK job cuts yet, over 3,000 workers are being made redundant in Japan. Production is now down by ten per cent on the previous year.
Subaru, Toyota and motorcycle manufacturer Yahama are also reducing production in the coming months, with Toyota expected to cut the number of cars produced in the US by half.