Jim Pickard+ Your Authors @PickardJE Chief Political Correspondent, Financial Times Jun. 06, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

the usual suspects will say the Ford Bridgend closure is nothing to do with Brexit - and who knows if management will blame it today - but here’s what they warned three years ago


Here’s the letter Ford sent to staff on the eve of the 2016 referendum:

“We have deep concerns about the uncertainty and potential downsides for our business that could arise if the UK votes to leave the European Union.”


Ford has just confirmed the closure of the plant with 1,700 job losses.

Labour's @RLong_Bailey says:

“Their (Tory) leadership candidates are vying to inflict the most damaging form of Brexit, and not one of them has a strategy for the challenges facing the automotive sector."

this headline is from tonight’s Times business section

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