Failing to strike a Brexit deal would put hundreds of thousands of jobs in the car industry at risk, MPs have said. The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee said continued close alignment with the EU would ensure the industry's survival. And it warned the introduction of trade barriers would leave the sector unable to compete with its European rivals. Read full article
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And… thousands of jobs in Germany France Belgium Spain Romania Turkey Sweden Holland Czech Republic. All those places that assemble cars or produce components exported to the UK.Mar 01st, 2018 - 11:41 am - Link - Report abuse +1
Why does anyone think THEY, the EU wont have restrictions put on their goods by US. Two can play at their game. They are bullys, they are piqued at the notion that anyone can reject the Franco German superstate. Cant wait to get out of the corrupt overbearing organisation.
I wonder which MPs? There are numbers of things that a complete certainty in the automobile industry if the UK isn't offered an acceptable trade agreement. Hundreds of thousands of relevant jobs will go in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Sweden. If car manufacturers that originate in those countries have factories and/or plants in any of the other 22 member states, jobs in those countries may be lost as well. And that's before we consider jobs in component suppliers. According to reports, the German car industry is already in a panic.Mar 01st, 2018 - 11:53 am - Link - Report abuse +1
And we shouldn't forget how cussed the British can be. I wouldn't rule out the possibility that it could swiftly become socially unacceptable to have a vehicle produced by manufacturers of those countries. The norm may become American, Japanese or South Korean cars.
Funny is it not that the Remainers think a no deal will only affect UK business? Merkel has already said that Germany will seek a trade deal with the UK despite the EU.Mar 01st, 2018 - 03:13 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
No one thinks the UK won't create similar restrictions to the EU, but so what? It doesn't help us if jobs are also lost in France, Germany etc. They are prepared to suffer the pain to stop other EU members copying the UK, are you prepared to suffer (make your fellow citizens suffer, rather) to leave the EU?Mar 02nd, 2018 - 09:26 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
And look how inconsistent the Brexiters are. One minute the EU is a Franco-German superstate and controlled by Germany, the next Merkel is disagreeing with the EU bureaucracy and planning to offer her own deal. At most one of those things can be true.
Why? Germany has the most to lose! We dont control Merkel, she tries to control us… doh! Thought you were off to Finland, dont tell me you are posting from there, or are you snowed in in Dunoon?Mar 03rd, 2018 - 04:07 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
What snow...?Mar 03rd, 2018 - 07:35 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
No TV, WE have the most to lose. Germany stands to lose out on exports to Britain, Britain stands to lose out on exports to Germany, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, etc, etc, etc.Mar 04th, 2018 - 09:34 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
Besides you missed the point. Brexiters love to say that Germany controls the EU, then they turn around and claim Germany will disobey the EU in order to trade with us. If Germany really controls the EU, then it must already be doing what Merkel wants and we will get no help from Germany.
I'm back home now, and so annoyed I missed all the snow here while I was off skiing! There's just a few dirty patches left in the garden, and one of our fence panels has blown down while we were gone. Why is it that the snow in Finland is beautiful and white, while here it turns brown and slushy after just a day or two?
The question is why is this piece appearing in Mercopenguin, a British government propaganda organ supposedly devoted to America, South America and the South Atlantic?Mar 10th, 2018 - 05:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0