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Money Government ‘playing Russian roulette with UK jobs’ over Brexit

16:05  05 july  2018
16:05  05 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

More than 6,000 British broadcasting jobs are put at risk as firms look to move to Europe after Brexit

  More than 6,000 British broadcasting jobs are put at risk as firms look to move to Europe after Brexit More than 6,000 British broadcasting jobs are at risk from Brexit, according to a secret industry analysis seen by The Mail on Sunday. The threat comes because broadcasters fear losing their ability to transmit their channels across the EU from the UK under 'country of origin' rules.Industry regulator Ofcom currently licenses about 1,100 channels – 650 of which broadcast to EU nations.The Commercial Broadcasters Association (Coba) analysis, which has been shown to Government Ministers, warns that the UK is in danger of losing its status as Europe's premier broadcasting hub as a result.

The Government has been accused of playing Russian roulette with people's jobs because of its "reckless" strategy over Brexit . Otherwise their reckless strategy could make Brexit a disaster for working people across the UK ."

The Government has been accused of playing Russian roulette with people’s jobs because of its “reckless” strategy over Brexit . Otherwise their reckless strategy could make Brexit a disaster for working people across the UK .”

Jaguar cars (Dave Thompson/PA) © Provided by The Press Association Jaguar cars (Dave Thompson/PA)

The Government has been accused of playing “Russian roulette” with tens of thousands of jobs following a warning from car giant Jaguar Land Rover over the impact of a hard Brexit.

The company said it urgently needs “greater certainty” on Brexit to continue to invest heavily in the UK and safeguard suppliers, customers and 40,000 British-based jobs.

The warning from the country’s biggest car maker follows similar statements from BMW and Airbus and comes ahead of a crucial meeting of the Cabinet on Friday to finalise a white paper on Brexit.

50,000 jobs lost on high streets this year

  50,000 jobs lost on high streets this year Tens of thousands of jobs have been lost on Britain's high streets during the first half of this year. According to the Press Association, some 50,000 people have been made redundant or have had their jobs threatened, most of them in the big name chains.Retailers have struggled through the first six months of the year, with falling consumer confidence, soaring business rates and Brexit's effect on inflation.In June alone, more than 6,000 jobs were put at risk at House of Fraser and 5,100 threatened when Poundworld went into administration.

Union leaders are urging the government to heed Jaguar Land Rover’s warning, rather than play ‘ Russian roulette ’ with UK jobs . Tata Motors slide by over 4% in early trading in Mumbai, as investors worry about the impact of Brexit on its business.

The airport’s chief executive, John Holland-Kaye, echoed the government rhetoric, lauding a “real Brexit bonus”. From Heathrow to Brexit , showmen have taken over our politics | Rafael Behr. Instead a decision was taken to play Russian roulette with our planet for short-term, limited gain.

Len McCluskey, general secretary of Unite, said: “Tens of thousands of decent jobs – the sort we will need more than ever outwith the EU – are being put at risk by a Government that places its survival, indulging narrow, extremist views, above the well-being of the people of this country. This is simply not acceptable.

“So I say this to the Tory party, our jobs are not yours to play Russian roulette with. Drop your red lines and secure a decent deal, one that is to the benefit of the working people of this country.

“And if you cannot agree to put people before your ideology then move over and let a party that will get on with it.”

Tory MP claims hard Brexit would put Jaguar Land Rover in ‘wonderful position’

  Tory MP claims hard Brexit would put Jaguar Land Rover in ‘wonderful position’ Pro-Brexit conservative MP Owen Paterson has dismissed Jaguar Land Rover’s concerns a hard Brexit would make it unprofitable to stay in the UK because of a sharp rise in tariff costs, claiming instead that JLR would be in a “wonderful position” if the UK left the single market, customs union and jurisdiction of the European courts. Mr Patterson told the BBC Today Programme that businesses warning against a ‘no-deal’ scenario were assuming that automatically meant tariffs would be imposed on goods. “If we go to WTO terms, we set our tariffs and we can choose to have no tariffs,” Mr Paterson said.

The Government has been accused of playing Russian roulette with people’s jobs because of its “reckless” strategy over Brexit . Otherwise their reckless strategy could make Brexit a disaster for working people across the UK .”

Earlier, government divisions were underlined when Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson intervened in defence of Eurosceptic backbencher Jacob Rees-Mogg, who had been accused by two other foreign office ministers of "threatening" Theresa May over Brexit .

Dr Ralf Speth, chief executive of JLR, said the company’s “heart and soul” is in the UK.

  Government ‘playing Russian roulette with UK jobs’ over Brexit

Ralf Speth, chief executive of Jaguar Land Rover (Chris Ratcliffe/PA)

“However, we and our partners in the supply chain face an unpredictable future if the Brexit negotiations do not maintain free and frictionless trade with the EU and unrestricted access to the single market.

“We urgently need greater certainty to continue to invest heavily in the UK and safeguard our suppliers, customers and 40,000 British-based employees.

“A bad Brexit deal would cost Jaguar Land Rover more than £1.2 billion profit each year.”

Mr McCluskey said he also had a message for employers of Unite members: “If you think that a Tory Brexit is a green light for the dash to the door, or to diminish pay and living standards, then think again.

“We will never allow our members to suffer because your profits are being put before our people.

All you need to know about Cabinet’s Brexit showdown at Chequers

  All you need to know about Cabinet’s Brexit showdown at Chequers The meeting aims to thrash out the Government’s blueprint for Brexit. – What is happening?The whole Cabinet will be at the Prime Minister’s official country retreat in Buckinghamshire on Friday. The venue offers more privacy than Downing Street, where reporters and photographers can linger outside the black door to No 10.Ministers will be kept at the mansion until they have reached agreement – dinner will be served and they could talk late into the night.– What do they need to decide?The Government has to set out what it wants its future relationship with the European Union after Brexit to look like.

The Unite union has said it will try force an early general election later this year if it does not like the government 's Brexit deal. During a lengthy debate on Brexit , some delegates called for a second referendum on the UK 's membership of the European Union, arguing that after a union deal was

Earlier, government divisions were underlined when Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson intervened in defence of Eurosceptic backbencher Jacob Rees-Mogg, who had been accused by two other foreign office ministers of "threatening" Theresa May over Brexit .

“Business, if you care about decent jobs and a stable future for generations to come then do not allow these Tory Brexit nightmares to come true.”

Shadow business secretary Rebecca Long Bailey said: “This stark warning from one of the jewels in the crown of British automotive manufacturing should be a klaxon call to Theresa May and her Cabinet.

“They cannot continue to spar with each other and play ideological games whilst British jobs and industries are being pushed off the edge of a cliff.

“Uncertainty is already hurting investment and if the Government cannot provide urgent assurances to business on negotiating a deal that secures frictionless trade with the EU, our biggest export market, 40,000 jobs at Jaguar Land Rover and countless supply chain businesses could be lost in the blink of an eye, devastating our world-leading automotive sector along with the communities that support them.”

Airbus says Brexit risks its '40 years of success' .
European aviation giant Airbus has warned that Brexit runs the risk of destroying success the company has achieved over the last 40 years. Speaking exclusively to Sky News business presenter Ian King, Airbus chief operating officer Tom Williams said his firm has been a "tremendous success story", adding: "It would be criminal if we were to destroy that now and that's the risk we run.

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