Honda plan to close UK plant is not because of Brexit

2017 Honda Clarity Electric

Honda plans to shut its British auto plant in Swindon by 2022 with the loss of 3,500 jobs but the decision is not due to Brexit, a local lawmaker informed Reuters on Monday.

Justin Tomlinson, who voted for Brexit in 2016, stated he had met with the business minister and representatives from Honda who had confirmed the strategies.

“They were due to make a statement tomorrow morning, it’s obviously broken early,” Tomlinson, lawmaker for North Swindon, informed Reuters.

“This is not Brexit-related. It is a reflection of the global market. They are seeking to consolidate production in Japan.”

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