Are manufacturing jobs worth less than banking jobs?

Does anyone know why the UK Government will spend tens of billions of pounds saving the jobs of bankers, but won''t even attend the discussions on saving 5000 car workers jobs in Cheshire? Not particularly saying the government shouldn''t have intervened for the banks, they had no choice, but if I was a worker at the Vauxhall plant I''d feel pretty frustrated that my government didn''t even attend the discussions on the future of Vauxhall. Perhaps the memories of British Leyland are too painful for Mandelson?
When can we be creatively brave again?