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From The Socialist newspaper, 13 December 2007

Action can beat Cadbury closure threat

AROUND 1,000 people braved atrocious weather on 8 December to attend a protest march organised by Unite, the union, against Cadbury Schweppes management's decision to close the Keynsham site near Bristol and relocate production to Poland.

Speakers from all main political parties were invited to speak, in line with the organisers' view that the campaign should be as 'broad' as possible.

By far the most radical speech was given by film director Ken Loach, who rubbished the notion that the bosses could be persuaded to change their minds for moral reasons, and called for a campaign of industrial action to defeat the threatened closure.

In a written message, the Bishop of Bath and Wells condemned 'greedy capitalists who only care about profits.'

Labour councillor John Bees pledged his full support to the campaign, but omitted to say that he voted in the council in favour of closing up to eight of thirteen old peoples' homes.

Domenico Hill, Socialist Party and Unite Rep

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