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BMW: THE LIES.

February 2, 1994. Mr Bernd Pischetsrieder, BMW Chairman: 'There will be no fragmentation of Rover.

'Our strategy is to maintain Rover as the one group that is is today. We have a very good feeling for the performance of Rover people.'

May 13, 1994, Mr Bernd Pischetsrieder: 'We could never envisage any Rover factories closing, they are its biggest asset.'

July 27: 1998, Mr Bernd Pischetsrieder: 'The success of Rover will not be affected by one or two difficult years.'

October 17, 1998, Mr Richard Gaul, BMW Communications Director: 'We can tell Rover workers your jobs are safe with us.'

January 18, 1999, BMW spokesman: 'Longbridge is the preferred site for the Rover production. That position will not change.'

February 28, 2000, BMW Manufacturing Director Mr Carl-Peter Forster: 'We are making great progress in turning Rover around.'

March 10, 2000, BMW Director Werner Samann tells Stephen Byers there are no plans to sell off Rover.
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