BRITAIN: Sailor Ted's Sinking Shipyards Or All's Not Bonny on Clyde

CHAPTER I: In Clydebank, a dreary riverside suburb of Glasgow, shipyard workers live in dread of massive layoffs in a city where unemployment is already almost 10%. The sprawling shipyards, including John Brown's, builder of the Cunard Line's famous Queens, have been on the verge of bankruptcy for several years. In 1968, three of the shaky companies are consolidated into the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders and salvaged by grants from Harold Wilson's Labor government totaling $48 million. In June 1971, however, when Upper Clyde petitions the Heath government for up to $14.4 million...

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