Whilst the idea was nice I take it all with a large pinch of salt. After all, it wouldn't be the first time an MP and a newspaper have 'adapted' the truth. I did read somewhere that Elon had suggested opening a R & D department in the UK but nothing more. Ignoring Brexit (if only we could) no none is going to build a manufacturing plant in the UK and distribute across Europe. Far more sensible to base your plant in the middle of Europe with good road and rail communication across all European countries. The tunnel and the ports would be too bigger a bottleneck.