Staff at Honda's Swindon plant have expressed dismay at news that 800 jobs are to be cut.
General associate Malcolm Hanley, who started working for the car manufacturer in 2007, said:
I'm gutted, it's my work and I don't know what I'm going to do. If I'm getting fired, where am I going to go?
Colin Brain, who works at the engine site as a floating operator, said the announcement had come as a big surprise, especially as the company announced a £267 million investment programme only last September:
It seems like one minute they're your best friend and the next minute they don't like you very much. It's very strange.
More top news
Cold, quiet and calm
The eastern European country brought back conscription, is spending on defence, and is now building a wall.
The chairman admitted that "we were all wrong" about the resilience of the economy.