Leave Means Leave slam Nissan Brexit threat, saying ‘No Deal is No Problem’
Campaign organisation Leave Means Leave has slammed French owned Nissan’s warnings that a no-deal Brexit would have ‘serious implications’ pointing out that they have a track record of misguided pro-EU assertions, having pushed for the UK to join the Euro.
Co-Founder and businessman Richard Tice pointed out that many companies are already buying more British parts, which is good for the UK economy, with many others also diversifying component sourcing away from the protectionist EU trade bloc.
Nissan’s warning comes at a time when car sales have drastically slumped across the continent after a raft of new EU emissions regulations had to be implemented in less than a year, leaving carmakers struggling to cope.
The threat came a day after France’s Europe Minister Nathalie Loiseau backed the mantra that no deal would be better than a bad deal.
John Longworth, former Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce and Leave Means Leave Co-Chairman has reiterated that it’s time for scaremongering around ‘no deal’ to stop.
“We heard this from big businesses when the UK didn’t join the Euro. But businesses adapt. A no-deal option, where we would use World Trade Organisation schedules that the UK helped write, would be an inconvenience to some sectors for a very short time but would provide a world of opportunity for the majority of others, allowing the UK to become a truly global great trading nation.
“It makes absolutely no sense to shackle our businesses to cumbersome and protectionist, outdated EU trade models for the sake of a very small but vocal section of our business landscape who would indeed have to adapt to change. I ran the Chambers of Commerce defending British business interests and I can tell you that businesses do adapt, and given the opportunity to reach out to the entire world, British companies would thrive under a no-deal scenario.
“Yet all we hear in the media are phrases like ‘cliff edge’ and ‘crashing out’ which are patently untrue. We know exactly what we would get if we walked away as the authors of World Trade Organisation rules. We would have the freedom to author our nation’s destiny in a way that is bespoke for British business and for our economy. The big risk comes from remaining chained to an EU with a failing currency, shrinking share of the world market and tendency to impose damaging regulation on business without having any control over how it may impact the UK. Let’s just leave. No deal really is no problem.”