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Ford Bridgend another devastating motor industry casualty of Brexit

June 6, 2019 12:52 PM

After yet more closures and redundancies as Ford says their Ford motorengine plant in Bridgend will close in September 2020 with the loss of 1,700 jobs, Newcastle Liberal Democrats business spokesperson Cllr Robin Ashby said:

This decision is a devastating body-blow for the thousands of workers who now face redundancy. The UK Government must urgently work with Welsh Ministers to support these employees.

Like other motor manufacturers including Nissan in our region, Ford's engine plant will not have been immune from the devastation that Brexit is wreaking right across the motor industry and the wider economy. It's time Brexiteers faced up to that. This is not taking control of our economy as they claim.

People deserve better than this. They deserve an opportunity to reject this mess. That is why the Liberal Democrats are leading the campaign for a People's Vote and the chance to stop Brexit.