Tyre fac­tory clo­sure proves Brexit is the road to ruin

Sunday Mail (UK) - - Opinion -

It’s just a few weeks since Dundee was a town on the up.

The City of Dis­cov­ery was be­ing dis­cov­ered by thou­sands of first­time vis­i­tors flock­ing to the new V& A mu­seum.

Now Dundee’s in­dus­trial sec­tor could soon be­come a mu­seum ex­hibit of “the way things used to be”.

Bosses at tyre mak­ers Miche­lin didn’t even man­age to tell their 850-strong work­force of clo­sure plans be­fore news leaked. Mil­lions in pub­lic money has been spent on the plant.

But no amount of cash can re­move the threat of Brexit, the po­ten­tial for cross-bor­der tar­iffs and ex­port li­cences.

The firm are based in the Au­vergne re­gion of France. Don’t tell us they’re not pre­par­ing for Bri­tain’s EU opt-out.

Work­ers are al­ready pay­ing the Brexit price. Tragic and ter­ri­fy­ing.

Make this slow car-crash stop.

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