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Adonis predicts collapse of UK train manufacturing sector post-Brexit

After announcements that two major Japanese car makers are significantly reducing their UK manufacturing capacity, a former transport secretary has predicted that train-making could well be next. Rik Thomas reports

01 March 2019
Former transport minister Andrew Adonis warned of dire consequences for car and train manufacturing in the UK post-Brexit
Former transport minister Andrew Adonis warned of dire consequences for car and train manufacturing in the UK post-Brexit

 

On 22 February former transport secretary Andrew Adonis painted a dire picture of the post-Brexit landscape for transport vehicle manufacturing in the UK in The New European magazine. “Honda this week gave its 3,500 staff the same notice of closure – two years – as the UK gave of its intention to leave the EU,” he began. “Two years seems to be the going rate for deliberately planning an economic and social catastrophe. It takes much longer to build afresh. Witness...

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