Bugger logic, apparently. That Nissan staying, after receiving £61million in 2019 and £100million or so in 2021 onwards from UK government & an £80million spend by Sunderland council on infrastructure, is portrayed as some sort of Leave victory does indeed bugger logic.
If my numbers are right, and assuming there is not additional government funding hidden, that’s about £40K per job we have spent to keep Nissan in Sunderland. I am not an economist but I think it fair to say that that is bad economics for the UK. Good for Nissan though.

And this nonsense from government about Nissan, intended to trick the British public into thinking government is doing a good job, appears on a by-election day.

Electoral Commission, what will you do about this? @ElectoralCommUK
With this kind of money what small industry might you have saved?

Just about Brexit. Just about trying to make it look good. Pathetic.

“Nissan must not leave under any circumstance. It would make Brexit look bad.”

Nissan had you over a barrel you ridiculous Brexit people.
A correction. It seems that it is only hundreds of jobs, which do not make up for the already lost jobs at Nissan.
This assumed 6000 jobs. I have read it is only 900.

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There is a long list of times that Mr Johnson has spoken to the Commons and presented ‘facts’ which were not and are still uncorrected. He has very clearly broken the ministerial code which explicitly states that ‘errors’ should be corrected at the earliest moment.
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Surely he has broken the ministerial code and should go. How could he not have? These are not corrected. They are wrong. He should have corrected himself to Parliament.
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They should all be locked up.
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