Commenting on the US Government’s imposition of a 220% tariff on Bombardier planes manufactured in Belfast, Conor McGinn MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:
“Hard Brexit campaigners in Government keep promising that Britain will get a great new trade deal with the US after we leave the EU. That’s how they justify their ideological choice to leave the Single Market and Customs Union.
“But now we see the US Government taking a decision which is totally against our economic interests and could put thousands of jobs at risk across the UK, especially in Northern Ireland.
“We can’t rely on a good trade deal with the US being agreed after Brexit. To protect jobs and our economy, we need to stay in the Single Market and Customs Union to preserve trade with our largest market – the EU.”