Extending the transition period may not help. The problem is that the government’s negotiating stance is based on magical thinking. James Moore asks: will the risk of kicking Sunderland off a cliff serve as a wake-up call?
The cheerleaders for no-deal Brexit now have an image to splash across their flags: picture a red, white and blue Nissan Qashqai hatchback being driven coldly and deliberately off a cliff. Splash.
Nissan, which also makes the electric Leaf, and the Juke, in Sunderland, has signalled that its plant there may be done if the UK fails to strike a trade deal with the EU.
Well, duh. Suddenly finding your exports face the application of 10 per cent tariffs that previously weren’t there is obviously going to cause a problem.
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