The Government have briefed that they intend to take £60 million off Nissan, supposedly because the car manufacturer has broken its promises about investment in Britain after Brexit.
Commenting, Bridget Phillipson, Sunderland MP and leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, stated:
“It beggars belief that government sources are now briefing the media saying they will demand money back from Nissan.
“The whole country - and the North East in particular - knows that it is this Government that has broken promises on Brexit.
“Far from delivering what they said they would: frictionless free trade, the easiest deal and the exact same benefits of being in the EU, the Government’s proposed deal would mean Britain being £100 billion a year worse off, a massive loss of trade with Europe and less control over the rules we have to follow than we have already inside the EU.
“Instead of blaming Nissan, Downing Street should be on its knees apologising to Sunderland car workers for betraying them. Their deal should be rejected by Parliament and then the only way forward will be to hand this decision back to the public through a People’s Vote.”