PSA-Vauxhall-Opel deal: Twitter has its say as £1.9bn agreement signed

Time 12:21 pm, March 6, 2017

TWITTER was today abuzz with the news about the buyout of the European arm of GM.

Much of the reaction was positive but there was no getting away from the fact that jobs could be at risk, if not immediately then at some point in the future.

Opel Group chief executive Karl-Thomas Neumann said:

Carlos Tavares, chairman of the PSA managing board, welcomed Vauxhall and Opel to the group:

Merseyside daily newspaper the Liverpool Echo fears for jobs:

Brexit cast its inevitable shadow over proceedings:

Hawkins faced a backlash and later clarified his stance:


And finally, there was this sardonic comment from Autocar writer Matt Prior, who had earlier stated on Twitter that he couldn’t understand why either party would want to strike such a deal ‘which is perhaps why I don’t run a car company’:

Main image shows Vauxhall’s Luton plant. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire/PA Images

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