Thursday 28 February 2019 / 12:01 AM Rebecca Long Bailey

UK car production falls – Rebecca Long Bailey responds

Rebecca Long Bailey MP, Labour’s Shadow Brexit Secretary, responding to reports that UK car production is down, with exports falling by a fifth, said:

“These figures show why Labour has been so critical of the uncertainty caused by the Prime Minister’s shambolic Brexit negotiations.

“They confirm what Labour has been warning of for months; that the government’s botched Brexit negotiations and the looming prospect of ‘no deal’ is undermining British industry.

“The government must end this chaos and back Labour’s credible alternative plan, including a comprehensive customs union, before it is too late for car manufacturing, the companies in its supply chain and all those who work in it.”