An employee works on the final assembly line at the Vauxhall plant in Luton, Britain, in April. The UK automotive industry, once the joke of British manufacturing, is now one of the jewels in Britain’s industrial crown, employing nearly one million workers. Brexit could change this overnight. Photo: Bloomberg  
David Brown
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by David Brown

Brexit is knocking out British industry, and it may not bounce back

David Brown says UK companies are already feeling the pain of losing their stake in European ventures and access to the single market, yet the government appears clueless about the impact of Britain’s departure from the union

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An employee works on the final assembly line at the Vauxhall plant in Luton, Britain, in April. The UK automotive industry, once the joke of British manufacturing, is now one of the jewels in Britain’s industrial crown, employing nearly one million workers. Brexit could change this overnight. Photo: Bloomberg  
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