So after NISSAN halting any further investments in the UK,
And after FORD as good as telling they are now beyond just the planning phase of production cutbacks in the UK,
Now HONDA is set to announce it will close an entire production site because of Brexit.
No real surprise, given the hight of the import duties the UK automotive industry faces after a hard Brexit,
Combined with the expected delays their 'just-in-time' production chains face in case of any sort of a Brexit really.
Brexit will make the UK completely uncompetitive for ANY international industrial activity who's export is aimed predominantly towards the European ot even global markets, exactly as outgoing AIRBUS' CEO Tom Enders has explicitly warned too.https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/airb ... 47401.html
"Don't take our presence in the UK for granted in future"
If the economics to manufacture in and export from the UK just aren't there any longer (and they won't be no more) there will be consequences, and they are starting to manifest themselves already in anticipation now even, regardless the extra costs and local PR fall out.
Nothing to do with Europeans or Japanese or whoever wanting to punish Britain for trying to go it alone: just simple maths and economics, really.
If you shoot your own foot off, you're going to fall over, simple as that.