Just what is going on here? Business risk insurers have just turned round and said they won't take on any risk relating to Ford or GM. Put simply this means if you are a supplier to such companies, normal practice is to insure against non-payment of an order, but now no-one in the business will take it on. The only alternative in those circumstances is to demand cash up front, which clearly these firms will be hard-pressed to come up with - that or refuse to supply. This will be the kiss of death, not only for the car firms, but to their suppliers too. Not only carmakers either, Dixons group and Woolworths have also been struck the same blow. And where does the blow come from? A business which has been called licenced mugging, was central to the financial meltdown and has been the recipient of public money to help it survive, but clearly doesn't feel any moral obligation to prevent the loss of thousands and thousands of jobs. Want a real recession? This is how you make it. This is the sort of thing governments should enforce responsible action on. There are various names I can think of for these people.