There was much political posturing on both sides in an attempt to sway public opinion prior to the votes on leaving the EU last year and manufacturers will continue to lobby government to secure the outcome most favourable to themselves at the end of the transition period.To complicate matters with facts so far on the table, since Brexit vote:
Honda Swindon closure announced
Ford South Wales closure announced
Nissan moved X-trail production out of the UK
All major manufacturers warned that loss of current seamless trading terms with EU would mean closure of UK manufacturing
SMMT estimated cost of no deal Brexit on car manufacturers at £40bn by 2024
UK government forced to subsidise Nissan and BMW to not close remaining production.
Tesla explicitly stated European manufacture centre chosen in Germany not UK due to Brexit Elon Musk says Brexit made him decide against Tesla electric car Gigafactory in UK
Toyota haven’t announced closure yet but warned they will in a no-deal Brexit Brexit: Toyota warns its UK plants in jeopardy under no-deal
That is all volume car production either closing or being bribed to temporarily stay open.
But people relying on their jobs to feed their families shouldn’t worry, because some bloke on the internet has got some slogans and in his opinion Brexit is going to be great.
Forgive us if those of us watching jobs and talented staff leave the UK don’t share your enthusiasm, or find your offensive posts funny.
As yet I am not aware of any car manufacture having made any significant decisions about UK car production since it was confirmed that the UK is leaving the EU. I think all we can do is wait and see what happens. Speculation is not helpful, particularly while emotions are still running high after the election.
Maybe we need to take a step back and put our own political views on one side for the sake of harmony on the forum.