Media reports have claimed that Honda is preparing to announce the closure of its factory in Swindon.
Responding, Darren Jones MP, a leading supporter of People’s Vote and who represents a constituency where Honda cars are loaded onto ships for export, said:
“After recent decisions by Nissan and Ford to move manufacturing abroad, the reported closure of the Honda factory in Swindon would be a devastating blow for jobs in the South West and for highly skilled automotive manufacturing in this country.
“Even before Brexit has happened, it’s already hitting jobs, opportunities and investment. Manufacturers have in recent weeks lined up to warn that uncertainty caused by Brexit has made conditions for investment in the UK more difficult, and this latest decision is another warning that Brexit could put British jobs on the line.
“It is now incumbent on political leaders to sit up and take note of the true cost of Brexit. Nobody voted to be poorer, nobody voted for our manufacturing sector to be decimated and nobody voted for skilled jobs to go abroad.
“With jobs and livelihoods at risk, the public must be given the final say on Brexit. That’s why huge numbers will be marching through London on March 23rd, demanding any Brexit deal is put to the people.”