“This is terrifying news and a sign of our worst fears starting to take the dreaded shape. The risk posed to the Nissan plant in Sunderland and therefore to thousands of automotive jobs in our region is a prime example of why those implying that leaving with no deal is the purest form of Brexit are either categorically wrong or simply lying.
“My constituents did not vote to lose their jobs which is why Labour will continue to fight to block a no-deal at any cost. We have had enough of empty promises from Tory governments who have systematically prioritised other regions at the expense of ours. The Nissan plant in Sunderland is one of the biggest employers in the North East and a jewel in our region’s crown - for Prime Minister Johnson to jeopardise it in aid of his political games is inconceivable.”