Streeting – Drop in UK car sales is yet another sign of our stalling economy being stuck in the slow lane

Following the news that UK cars sales have fallen for the first time in 5 years, Wes Streeting MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:

“This is yet another sign of our stalling economy being stuck in the slow lane. Consumer confidence has been in decline since the Brexit vote and plummeting car sales are a clear indication of that.

“It’s clear that as the Brexit process continues, facts are starting to come to light which no-one could have known at the time of the referendum.

“As Lord Kerr, the architect of Article 50, has confirmed, there is a reverse gear on Brexit if the British public change their minds.”

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Notes to editors:

The story is reported here: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/jan/05/first-fall-in-car-sales-in-five-years-blamed-on-fears-over-diesel-ban