Neston MP Challenges No-Deal Brexit at PM's Question Time
|Published: 11th July 2019 11:54|
Ellesmere Port and Neston MP, Justin Madders, raised the damaging effect a no deal Brexit could have on local car manufacturing jobs at Prime Minister's Question Time in the House of Commons this week.
Last month Groupe PSA announced their intention to manufacture the next generation Astra at Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port plant subject to the final terms of the UK's future relationship with Europe. However, in recent weeks both Tory leadership candidates have refused to rule out a no deal Brexit, which could negatively impact that decision and have serious consequences for the survival of the plant.
Justin Madders MP speaking at PMQs in Parliament this week.
Justin Madders asked Theresa May if she would advise her successor against pursuing a no deal Brexit which would result in many job losses in his constituency.
Justin Madders said, "It is very disappointing that Prime Minister did not address the concerns of my constituents and instead chose to give the same robotic answer she has trotted out for the past year. It was a petulant response that will offer no comfort whatsoever and fails to recognise we are in this situation because she has lost control of her own party."
"A no-deal Brexit would be catastrophic for the thousands of local workers employed at the Ellesmere Port plant and must be avoided at all costs. It is deeply concerning that both Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt have said that job losses in the car industry are a price worth paying for a no deal Brexit; this was the opportunity for Theresa May to stand up to them and challenge this dangerous and irresponsible talk, and I am very disappointed that she has failed to do that."
"I will be pressing the next Prime Minister to take no deal off the table and guarantee a close and frictionless trading relationship with the rest of Europe."