Nissan have been clear all along about their #BrexitConcerns, but now very blunt truths emerge about the impact of Brexit on their UK plants & European business strategy.
Yet again this decision has much wider repercussions for our neighbours as well as UK europe.autonews.com/automakers/nis…
And with regards to Nissan plant investment in Sunderland - that production press was ordered & commenced long before the first Brexit day.
When there's was a still a chance that sanity would prevail.
It doesn't mean confidence in Britain.
Nissan do not have confidence in Brexit
⚠️Watch @ianCLucas' quiet calm testimony today about the contemptible conduct of VoteLeave.
They are now our government.
He shared very damning evidence from DCMS Sub-Committee on Disinformation, concerning our PM & his special adviser, along with others
@IanCLucas (Apologies for missing the lack of capital in your username Mr Lucas - thank you for speaking the truth for the record 🙏🏽) #StoptheCoup
Keep coming back to the first 2 paragraphs of the 1st leaflet published & distributed by the anti-Nazi White Rose Movement whose members were executed in 1943 for peacefully pointing out the inhumanity of their government's actions whiterosesociety.org/WRS_pamphets_f… #Resist#ResistTogether
"Nothing is so unworthy of a civilized nation as allowing itself to be "governed" without opposition by an irresponsible clique that has yielded to base instinct. It is certain that today every honest German is ashamed of his government" #Resist#ResistTogether
"Who among us has any conception of the dimensions of shame that will befall us and our children when one day the veil has fallen from our eyes and the most horrible of crimes - crimes that infinitely outdistance every human measure - reach the light of day? #Resist
Couple of things
Brexiters bang on about unelected bureaucrats in Brussels
then vote for a spiv with a dodgy backer
whose 'UKIP reboot' Brexit Party is being investigated for possible money-laundering &
has both Thatcherites & Communists in it
One man dictating all
Also, Brexiters are always banging on about the fact that we have a big trade deficit with the EU.
But isn't that's what the USA has with us?
Surely America will want to reduce that, not increase it? 🤔
We'll be so desperate for trade if we commit NoDeal Brexit we'll let them
Part of the reason TTIP never happened was because America wanted access to European Healthcare.
Important to remember that the EU underlined specific protection for our NHS & public services during the TTIP negotiations.
I have done little else over the past 2+years but try to talk to Brexiters and make them realise the damage they are doing to us all.
Some of them listen, but many don't believe me.
It took me a while to understand why, because
a) I have facts
b) No seriously, I have facts #MyUK
I've watched the unfolding horror of BrexitReality in #MyUK & shared by #BrexitConcerns, but they can't see it.
Look, I say, Brexit was supposed to help our NHS, & make things better but all the NHS unions say it will make things worse #NHSvBrexit
"Unions are paid by the EU" 🤦♀️
"Look, here's Channel 4 exposing how our data was manipulated to target people with misleading propaganda to make them vote against their best interests. Here's proof the people who want to leave are cheats & liars."
"Channel 4 are paid by the EU" they say, brandishing "proof"
Look at the state of the bottom of this list. @Nigel_Farage is ranked 747th out of 751 for MEP voting.
Less than 40% of votes.
Taking taxpayers money & doing nothing.
One of the very worst lazy, overpaid, "gravy train" MEPs Leavers are always railing about. #WakeUpUK#BrexitsACon
#BrexitConcerns about the impact of Brexit on developing nations as they lose access to a range of EU agreements (GSP, EBA, EPAs) allowing vulnerable developing countries to pay fewer or no duties on their exports, and import duties are once again imposed die-gdi.de/briefing-paper…
"findings show that losing these preferences together with the UK’s withdrawal from the EU may cause EBA countries’ GDPs to fall by -0.01% to -1.08%."
Simulations also indicate that the highest losses will occur in Cambodia & Malawi, where dependence on the UK market is strong
Brexit may cause the number of those living in extreme poverty (PPP $1.90 a day) to rise by nearly 1.7M in all EBA countries. These are conservative estimates of Brexit’s negative impacts"
Also uncertainty, depreciation of sterling, reduced aid spending, remittances & investments
On Monday I am (probably) in national press & on TV talking about how, despite being stable, capable & mostly happy for 15 yrs after spending my 20s in psychiatric care, the unbearable shiteness of Brexit made my suicidal thoughts re-emerge.
I'm a lot better this year but last year was particularly difficult.
There were a couple of incidents that could've gone badly but thankfully didn't.
I'm really struggling to see why we are just letting this be done in our name when it will only make things worse for most of us
I'm hoping people will agree that it's not me that's crazy, simply that #BrexitIsBonkers.
Hoping that people just don't see how damaging this path will be to anyone who isn't tax-dodging profiteer.
That they haven't seen the impact Brexit is already having on us & our neighbours.
I've spent the last 2.5 years in a horrible place and no, I'm not talking about Birmingham - in fact, I love where I live, in the place many seem to fear most, a truly multicultural neighbourhood, it's part of why I fight so hard. #SaveBrum
We voted Remain btw
When the referendum came I wasn't paying attention to the world, I was just hanging out with my 3yo child, who was going to start school that autumn.
It was our last Spring of hanging out together.
I read around all the arguments for Leave but in my view the EU is not our enemy
In fact, my experience of the EU has been very positive as previously I worked in Home & Child Safety promotion and before that set up a small business in event services with the help of EU regional development funds.
Plus I have lived in Germany, my friends & family are European
The report highlights issues and concerns in the following key areas: trade; infrastructure and investment; ‘just in time’ impacts; employment; productivity and skills; business adaptability; EU funding; economic and financial; security; data sharing; public services. #SaveBrum
Automotive sector is of particular concern... given that only 40% of components are sourced locally, making it vulnerable to supply interruptions & delays
Essential that the city and region has formal input into future trade negotiations in order to support the local economy
And then there's the huge amount of very worrying evidence that the actual electoral registration process was compromised, and the involvement of a company with a director who was a Vote Leave campaigner in the processing of our votes
Sign up for #FinalSay today.
Let's look before we Leave.
We need change, but this is not the change we are looking for #LookB4WeLeave
Better safe than sorry.
Do you want this future?
It's in the hands of the People.
Please help put the brakes on Brexit change.org/p/theresa-may-…
I miss summer already.
Crisp chill in the air.
The washing didn't dry on the line this afternoon.
The nights are drawing in.
But there's a different feeling to the usual turn of the seasons.
A dread, building these past years.
Brexit is coming & it will break #OurNHS #StopBrexit
Why aren't more People helping to #SaveOurNHS?
Vote Leave's campaign was about giving tons of much-needed money to the NHS.
That's not going to happen.
In fact #OurNHS representatives say Brexit will break it
Let's check (democratically!) that enough of us want that eh? #FinalSay