It's sad and pathetic that the people of the NE, who voted heavily for Brexit, are now going to pay the price - severe industrial decline once more. It demonstrates that sometimes, even in a democracy, people need to be protected from external manipulation by evil forces, for their own good.
(Original post by Fullofsurprises)
Sorry to inject some reality into this debate.
Nissan, to build cars in Britain under current Just in Time industrial manufacturing principles (used by every significant manufacturer in the world) requires 5m parts a day. Of these, 85% are imported, mainly from the EU.
The company retains half a day's stock because storage of such vast quantities of product for any longer is hugely expensive and inefficient.
Even slight delays to frictionless trade (and all borders not internal to the EU Single Market have friction) will totally disrupt this system, rendering it unviable.
Senior management at Nissan and other leading UK car manufacturers regard Brexit as disastrous unless we stay in the Single Market.
This has come direct from their reported words.
They will still be requiring the gearboxes that are worldwide renowned as being the very best and are manufactured here in the UK, how does that fit their just in time schedule?
Oh and I forgot to say there are many more parts that we manufacture here in the UK that are regarded the best in the world.
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