Press coverage of the BAE debate


Look North led with a lengthy piece on the indescribable impact of BAE Brough job losses, and on the debate on the issue held in the Commons- in which David played a leading role.

The Guardian’s ‘Northerner’ blog reproduced David’s speech to the Commons in full.

The Daily Express launched a ‘crusade’ to maintain the British production of the Red Arrows over fears that the country’s aviation industry is being hollowed out, and a comment piece criticising BAE’s job cuts and calling for ministerial intervention to reverse the decision.
The Times(£) and Daily Telegraphfocused on David’s disclosure to the house that the taxpayer, rather than BAE shareholders, will foot the (£110m) bill for the destruction of 3,000 of the company’s jobs.