We now know that the Tory government offered Nissan bosses £80 million not to complain about Brexit, though at the time Business Secretary Greg Clark vowed that he “had no chequebook”.
The Guardian of 6 February revealed that other car bosses were also offered millions. Toyota was promised £21 million, Ford £15 million, BMW £6 million, JLR £6 million, Aston Martin Lagonda £7 million, McLaren £9 million. The Guardian says PSA (owner of Vauxhall) “received promises of support” but has had no payments yet. That is how things work between capitalist governments and capitalist bosses.
It is the other side of the more than £2 billion spent each year on the political lobbying industry, £3 million per average MP. A democracy in which the working class majority can have a decisive voice requires economic equality