The mass production of TV's in the UK is at an end with the closure of a factory in Plymouth, Devon. For over thirty years the factory had been manufacturing transvestites, but now cheaper dresses in Poland have led the company, Tossiba, to move east.
Desmond Haynes, who worked at the factory for nearly thirty years was upset. "I've worked here for thirty years, man and woman. I just can't believe that the government would be so short-sighted as to let our transvestites be made elsewhere."
The first transvestites came off the production line during a golden age of British factory production. The diminishing industrial base and the rise of cheaper alternatives in Eastern Europe have left thousands unemployed. The south west region has been badly hit in the past, but now the bottom has fallen out of the extra large knickers market. Christopher Biggins said "I'm sad to learn that this Christmas I shall be wearing an outfit from Poland when I play Widow Twanky. I used to buy all my knickers in Plymouth."
A spokesperson said "We regret the move, but the decision was taken for purely financial reasons."