An Early Day Motion has been put down yesterday by MP for Solihull, Lorely Burt calling on the House to condemn Heinz for it's continued use of a Houses of Parliament image on the bottles given it had closed up production in the UK and moved where business is cheaper. THE EDM read as follows:
That this House deplores the retention of the picture of the House of Commons on HP sauce labels following the decision by new owners Heinz Plc to remove production from the historic Aston site to Holland, making the 125 employees redundant; believes that Heinz should not exploit this symbol of Britishness to sell a product no longer made in the United Kingdom; and calls upon the Administration Committee to remove HP sauce from all House dining areas until the jobs are reinstated or the House of Commons picture is removed from the label.
Of course this has nothing to do with the Aston site being in her constitutency, it's a matter of principle in upholding Britishness. I wonder if she'll apply the same principle in reverse and put down an EDM demanding cars assembled at Longbridge be called Chinese because that is where the parts are actually made?