Nissan’s chief executive Carlos Ghosn has warned that his company is “in the dark” about Brexit and that he is unable to make long-term decisions about investment as a result.
Commenting, Bridget Phillipson, MP for Houghton and Sunderland South and leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:
“Brexit fantasy is crashing head-first into reality. Because of the ongoing Brexit uncertainty, growing numbers of major employers in this country, now including Nissan, are starting to make investment decisions that will have serious negative knock-on effects for jobs and livelihoods.
“My constituents who work directly for Nissan, or who are employed in their supply chain, will not forgive us if Brexit results in the loss of their jobs. We must stop putting ideology before the livelihoods of the people we have been sent to Westminster to represent.
“Whether you voted leave or remain, just one in ten people now think the Brexit process is going well. It's becoming clear that Sunderland, the Northeast and Britain as a whole is heading for a bad deal. That's why more and more people are supporting the idea of a People's Vote on the final Brexit deal.”