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UK MP says, Honda closing plant is not due to Brexit


Devdiscourse News Desk london United Kingdom
Updated: 18-02-2019 22:49 IST
UK MP says, Honda closing plant is not due to Brexit

"This is not Brexit-related. It is a reflection of the global market. They are seeking to consolidate production in Japan." Image Credit: Wikimedia

Japan's Honda plans to shut its British car plant in Swindon by 2022 with the loss of 3,500 jobs but the decision is not related to Brexit, a local lawmaker told Reuters on Monday. Justin Tomlinson, who voted for Brexit in 2016, said he had met with the business minister and representatives from Honda who had confirmed the plans.

"They were due to make a statement tomorrow morning, it's obviously broken early," Tomlinson, a lawmaker for North Swindon, told Reuters. "This is not Brexit-related. It is a reflection of the global market. They are seeking to consolidate production in Japan."

(With inputs from agencies.)

COUNTRY : United Kingdom

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