Airbus announcement prompts demands to remain in Single Market

News that Airbus bosses are considering the future of its Broughton plant in the wake of Brexit uncertainty has prompted Plaid Cymru to call for a withdrawal deal that doesn’t destroy Welsh manufacturing industry.

Plaid Cymru’s North Wales AM Llyr Gruffydd said: “This is the most explicit statement yet from the largest manufacturing employer in the North that the options currently on the table will be bad for the Welsh economy. Those options – which both involve leaving the Single Market and Customs Union – would make it more difficult for Airbus and the many other companies in its supply chain to operate.

“Plaid Cymru has been clear for the past two years that the best option for Wales and our economy is to remain in the Single Market. This is the best way to prevent the kind of economic meltdown that could happen if companies like Airbus decide to cease investment and ultimately relocate manufacturing.”

Airbus Risk Assessment and Media Statement:

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