Belfast Telegraph

Union warns of Brexit jobs threat

By Alan Jones

The Government has been accused of playing "Russian roulette" with tens of thousands of jobs following a warning from car giant Jaguar Land Rover over the impact of a hard Brexit.

The company said it urgently needs "greater certainty" on Brexit to continue to invest heavily in the UK and safeguard suppliers, customers and 40,000 British-based jobs.

The warning from the country's biggest car maker follows similar statements from BMW and Airbus and comes ahead of a crucial meeting of the Cabinet today to finalise a white paper on Brexit.

Len McCluskey, general secretary of Unite, said: "Tens of thousands of decent jobs - the sort we will need more than ever outwith the EU - are being put at risk by a Government that places its survival, indulging narrow, extremist views, above the well-being of the people of this country. This is simply not acceptable. So I say this to the Tory party, our jobs are not yours to play Russian roulette with.

"Drop your red lines and secure a decent deal, one that is to the benefit of the working people of this country."

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