The potential Cadbury take-over by a US company (Kraft or Hersheys, most likely) has angered some villagers living in the area surrounding the Bourneville factory.
Around Bourneville, shop-owners and other townspeople are protesting the take-over with petitions.
Business secretary Lord Mandelson warned Kraft that the government will intervene in a hostile take-over attempt and Cadbury shareholders rejected Kraft’s first offer, but workers still fear for their jobs.
Look at the Terry’s Chocolate factory that Kraft left abandoned after its take-over, says Felicity Loudon, the great-granddaughter of Sir Egbert Cadbury.
This is, of course, just the sort of protectionism we would expect in an economic downturn.
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