Monday 5 August 2019 / 4:32 PM Economy / John McDonnell

John McDonnell comments on the future of the Harland and Wolff shipyard

John McDonnell MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, commenting on the future of the Harland and Wolff shipyard following a meeting with the unions representing Harland and Wolff workers in Belfast today, said:

“The Prime Minister must intervene to save the jobs, skills and infrastructure that we will need to preserve our shipbuilding capacity.

“With the right intervention – including the option of the yard being taken into public ownership – we know Harland and Wolff would be in a position to win available contracts, both naval and commercial, and diversify into new products that would give the shipyard a long term, stable and profitable future.”

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