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As Ford's North American operations bled white in the early 1980s, losing $7 billion between 1979 and 1982 alone, it was Ford Europe's river of gold --$1 billion a year -- that kept the company afloat.
I see no reason why people in this country should be bled white so that oil-sheiks can build yet more palaces for themselves, and new harems.
And Simon's resistance to Conscription was wicked -- when the little British army in France was being crushed by sheer weight and the French, on a much larger scale, were being bled white. He was really a Gladstonian Little Englander with his Liberal illusions adrift in the 20th century, and as even Chamberlain said then, a 'congenital pacifist'.