Yet again, I'm forced to ask the question - what planet is Nigel Dawkins on?
He's spent the past few weeks wandering around Bournville collecting letters and signatures demanding that the government act to keep Cadburys British and now he's delivered them to Downing Street. Now, while I'd like to see some guarantee of continuing employment and investment in Birmingham and the rest of the UK, I'm flummoxed as to what the government can do to ensure that Cadburys is owned in Britain, short of nationalising the damn thing. And I don't think that the Conservatives really want to limit shareholder rights, do they?
You may recall that Nigel accused the local MPs who signed an Early Day Motion about the proposed takeover of 'gesture politics.'
Not that he'd ever engage in anything as pointless as that.