German business leaders issued a strong statement warning that they do not want to invest in the UK leaving the UK because of the uncertainty.
The intervention of German industry UK (GIUK), which represents the interests of companies, including automakers BMW and Mercedes-Benz, and Lufthansa, the airline, came as a leading British carmaker Jaguar land Rover (JLR), said the bad quarter and month Internet will put £80 billion of investment and 40,000 jobs under threat.
Amid mounting concern from some of the UK’s largest manufacturers, politicians on both sides of the house of Commons lined up to criticize the government’s attitude to business problems in the course of negotiations, the British exit from the EU.
Liberal Democrat Vince cable, has accused the government in the treatment of major employers with “utter contempt”, not to hear their complaints. Cable said he knew JLR boss Ralph sung from his tenure as Minister for business and that the German boss of the carmaker was “not bluffing” when he said Wednesday that the firm in the UK will be untenable in the case of hard British exit from the EU.
The shadow business Secretary, Rebecca long-Bailey, warned that the tories struggle over the nature of the departure of the UK from the European Union to create jobs and investment at risk.
“They can’t continue to spar with each other and play ideological games while British jobs and industries push from the edge of the cliff,” she said.
The Cabinet plans to meet at Chequers on Friday in an attempt to work out disagreements among Ministers on leaving the UK the right plan to pursue.
Just 24 hours before the summit, representatives of German companies employs 400 000 people in the UK entered into JLR to issue a warning that the consequences of continuing uncertainty. GIUK, whose members are also Train and bus operator Arriva is owned by the state in Germany, Rail company – steel manufacturer thyssenkrupp, said it needs “certainty and clarity on the way forward sooner rather than later.”
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Bernd Atenstaedt, Chairman and chief Executive officer GIUK, said: “there is a reluctance of German businesses to invest in UK projects on hold because of the uncertainty in the future and, with only nine months left until the UK leaves the EU, time is running out.”
GIUK said that German business would like continued free access without tariff and non-tariff barriers such as customs inspections for export to the UK, plus continued free access to the EU for exports from the United Kingdom, which is one of the most important export markets.
Atenstaedt told the Guardian that many members of GIUK would not go as far as the aerospace company Airbus, which has threatened to reduce its operations in the UK in the case of rigid quarter and month.
JLR, Britain’s biggest automotive business, this week became the last manufacturing plant said it may be forced to withdraw investment from the UK in the case of hard British exit from the EU.
Warning sparked criticism of the government’s attitude to industry, a few days after the foreign Minister, Boris Johnson, said “damn business” when asked about a British exit from the EU the fears of employers.
Cable said: “I learned Ralph’s sung well enough to know that he is not bluffing when he talks about the situation of JLR is that hard leaving the UK would make the company’s position in the UK is untenable.
“Conservatives should listen. But there’s no evidence that they are willing to consider large employers with anything other than complete contempt.”
Press Secretary to the Prime Minister said that the government has taken the position of the business community seriously. The press Secretary added: “we also recognize the importance of providing certainty when we leave the EU. We look forward to seeing more detail in the white paper. But I would also like to note that we have already conducted successful negotiations in the period of implementation, so that firms can trade on the same terms as it is now until the end of 2020”.
Owen Paterson, the conservative MP sparked criticism after dismissing fears JLR in an interview with Radio 4 today programme, claiming that the company is in “excellent location” and can buy parts cheaper.
Labour MP Alison McGovern, who is in the wirral South constituency includes Vauxhall’s Ellesmere port plant, said Paterson did not understand the automotive industry, in particular the use of “just in time” supply chains that require precision.
“It’s absolutely amazing that Owen Paterson considers himself better than to comment on future Jaguar and Land Rover what is their General Director. Perhaps even more striking is his apparent total ignorance in the supply chain that make the auto industry profitable and the fact that it is not tariffs and non-tariff barriers, which will be a major obstacle for manufacturers, the Internet, a quarter or a month.
“People in the manufacturing cities of Merseyside, the North and the Midlands know only too well what it’s like when tori show, they just do not care about our communities and sources of livelihood, our families, and they would not stand for it.”
The main figure in one trade body with strong ties in the automotive sector said, “I don’t think we would dignify the comments of Owen Paterson to answer, because they are worth nothing”.
Maria eagle, whose Garston and Halewood constituency includes JLR Halewood plant, said that the company was rightly concerned about “the terrible consequences of extreme hard leaving the UK, the tories supported the half rack and hard bondage to quarter and month the extremists.”
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She said: “it is time this monstrous power put the interests of the people of this country above their own maneuvers to remain in office. Otherwise, our manufacturing industry faces total destruction.”
Trade manufacturers body EEF said: “This is not just a problem for large companies, but those SMEs, which are also highly susceptible to large supply chain and still not know what scenario they are planning. Time is now working to ensure the unimpeded and duty-free relations with the EU, if there will be serious consequences throughout the industry in the UK”.
Meanwhile, a survey of Scottish engineering, it was established that only 1% of its members were positive about the British exit from the EU. His Manager, Paul GP, said that the organization cares about “deeply concerning position to business coming from parts of the British government”.