Whatever the pros and cons of Brexit, I have been predictably depressed by some Government ministers’ reactions to recent comments made by companies such as Airbus, Siemens and BMW about their future in the UK if we fail to agree to a good trade deal with the EU....
   
 

Editor’s comment: July 2018

Whatever the pros and cons of Brexit, I have been predictably depressed by some Government ministers’ reactions to recent comments made by companies such as Airbus, Siemens and BMW about their future in the UK if we fail to agree to a good trade deal with the EU.

To me it only reinforces my doubts about how much our top politicians truly understand or back UK manufacturing. They may be foreign headquartered, but surely these companies – who directly employ thousands of people in the UK and provide work for many more companies in the supply chain – are justifiably entitled to comment about the possible impact trade hindrances such as tariffs and border checks will have on their companies and our industry.…

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