Attitudes might be very different if the European Union flag had flown outside the Washington factory - and other sites of regeneration that owed their existence and success to Britain's membership, and to substantial European Union grants and loans over the years. Declines have been steepest for diesels like the X-Trail sport utility vehicle that's the subject of the Japanese giant's about-turn.
Union representatives are seeking assurances from Nissan that the automaker will continue to invest in its United Kingdom factory even after the company canceled plans to build the next X-Trail in Britain, citing Brexit concerns and falling diesel sales.
Japanese firm Honda also announced six non-production days in April under contingency plans to mitigate the risk of disruption to production at its Swindon factory after the United Kingdom leaves the EU.
The Government offered Nissan support of up to £80 million if the Japanese firm built new models at its United Kingdom plant, it has been revealed.
"The letter, written in October 2016, shows Nissan and the UK Government's continued desire to support investment in the UK and maintain Sunderland as one of Nissan's manufacturing hubs in Europe", the company said on Monday.
The government said at the time that Nissan's commitment showed major manufacturers retained faith in the United Kingdom economy after Brexit.
We have had two and a half years of sabotage.
"With fewer than 60 days before we leave the European Union and the risk of crashing out without a deal looking increasingly real, UK Automotive is on red alert", Hawes said Thursday.Читайте также: Nintendo delays its very first Mario Kart game for mobile
"Digby is absolutely right we should be looking at the products of the future". Cable said. "It's actually self-harming and they should just stop". And he was adamant that public money had not been used to swing the deal. "I think Brexit is clearly a major factor".
Ministers strongly denied any financial incentives were offered and Chancellor Philip Hammond said any costs arising from the assurances would be small enough to be covered within the Department for Business's existing spending limits.
Nissan said it opposed Brexit in 2016.
The sprawling site near Sunderland of the giant Japanese vehicle manufacturer Nissan is a fine-tuned product of Britain's participation in the European Union.
Nissan said the move does not affect production of the next-generation Juke and Qashqai, due 2019 and 2020 respectively, which will continue to be produced in Sunderland.
The group's chief executive, Mike Hawes, described the threat of a no-deal Brexit as "catastrophic".
"Ultimately, it comes down to what we need, as soon as possible, is that clarity", Hawes said.
But speaking alongside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo, she said: "We want to do everything to avoid a no-deal, because that would increase the uncertainty".При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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