Thursday 30 May 2019 / 8:25 AM Brexit / Rebecca Long Bailey

Rebecca Long Bailey responding to UK car manufacturing plummeting due to “no deal shutdowns”

Rebecca Long Bailey MP, Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary, responding to new figures showing that UK car manufacturing plummeted in in April due to “no deal shutdowns”, said:

“These alarming figures which show output halving are stark warnings of what could come from a hard right Tory leader crashing the UK out of Europe with no deal.

“The UK car industry is being undermined by this incompetent government and its threats of a no deal.

“Their mishandling of Brexit has created prolonged uncertainty, and they have simply failed to engage with the domestic challenges facing the industry such as electrification.

“The industry needs certainty and the Government must work with trade unions to produce a long term strategy for the sector.”