"They Genuinely Haven't Got A Clue": James O'Brien Slams Brexiteers Over JLR Criticism

5 July 2018, 10:37 | Updated: 5 July 2018, 12:09

James O'Brien slams Brexiteers who dismiss concerns that leaving the European Union without a free trade agreement would be bad for business, as Jaguar Land Rover warns a bad Brexit will result in closed plants.

Jaguar Land Rover is the latest business to voice concerns over leaving the European Union without a free trade deal.

But as Tory MP Owen Paterson claimed that these businesses 'don't know what they're talking about', James hit back with the Brexiteer's own words.

"It's increasingly clear, isn't it, that they haven't got a clue what they're talking about," said James.

"The Rees-Mogg's, and the Owen Paterson's, and the Digby Jones', they genuinely haven't got a clue and I don't think they're ever going to admit that."

James O'Brien
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Jaguar Land Rover has told the government that tens of thousands of jobs are at risk by a potential bad deal for Britain as it leaves the European Union.

JLR's Chief Executive Dr Ralf Speth said that a bad Brexit deal "would cost Jaguar Land Rover more than £1.2bn profit each year.

"As a result, we would have to drastically adjust our spending profile.

"If I'm forced to go out because we don't have the right deal, then we have to close plants here in the UK and it will be very, very sad."