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Peter Foster @pmdfoster
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First Airbus, now BMW warn of factory closures if xBrexit takes UK out of the Customs Union and Single Market on which their supply chains depend...I wonder who Greg Hands and Philip Hammond have lined up next :)

The heat is clearly on ahead of the Chequers #Brexit meeting. /1
At this point, the roles are reversed from the Brexit campaign. Then the it's just 'project fear' narrative won the day.

Now, as Brexit approaches, the Brexiteers need to get beyond 'project fantasy' to sell a clean-break Brexit in face of real-world CEO warnings. /2
If BMW and Airbus are 'off' in the event of a clean-break #Brexit that brings the 'what then?' question into rather sharper focus.

And even if there was a case to be made (arguable) the Brexiteers are still making it based on hypotheticals...which is hard. /3
Or put another way.

As the heat rises, is Borisian optimism - uncosted, unsourced as it is - going to be enough? /4
As Sir John Curtice @whatukthinks has noted, the two sides have proved immune to the arguments - but with the caveat that, when the deal becomes clear, a deal whose consequences can be costed, that might (and only might) change.

Can business sway the debate after all?

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