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Wrong Brexit deal could cost tens of thousands of car jobs: JLR chief

JLR, which is due to open a new plant in Slovakia later this year, said it was already cheaper to build abroad

Reuters  |  Birmingham 

The wrong Brexit deal could cost tens of thousands of car jobs and risks production at Britain's biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover, its boss warned, adding he had no idea if his plants could function after Britain quits the European Union. Ralf Speth said the company would not be able to build cars if post-Brexit customs checks meant that the motorway to and from the southern English port of Dover, which is used to transport components, becomes a "car park" due to snarl-ups. Speth was speaking on Tuesday at a conference shortly before Prime Minister Theresa May, ...

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First Published: Tue, September 11 2018. 21:02 IST