Angela Eagle tells the BBC that they did not tell her about the job losses at Bombardier when she visited last week on a trade mission to Canada. However, it seems, there were strong intimations of this as early as 8th August. The jobs are not being cut so much as being shifted to Mexico. It is a pattern we might expect to see repeated, as lower end functions get pushed out to take advantage of the cheaper labour costs of the developing world. The question is whether NI can follow the example of the Republic and the south east of England, and move its private sector up the food chain?
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