Jonah Brown is continuing to wreak havoc on the global economy.
A week ago he visited an Ericsson R&D plant, a Mini factory and a Corus factory. A few days later Ericsson announced 5,000 job cuts, BMW announced 850 job cuts at Mini and Tata announced massive job cuts as part of a £600m cost saving exercise at Corus.
When I saw the announcement that Saab is considering filing for bankruptcy protection in Sweden, my first reaction was “what’s the link with Gordo?” And sure enough, it didn’t take long to find evidence of Jonah’s involvement.
El Gordo has been talking to the head of General Motors in Europe, Carl-Peter Forster, about setting up an electric car factory in the UK. Carl-Peter Forster also happens to be Chairman of … you’ve guessed it … Saab.
How different things might have been if Jonah hadn’t been allowed to spread his curse around the globe.