A No-Deal Brexit would be a ‘horror show’ say local North East residents outside Nissan, Sunderland. They were calling on the government to reject a No Deal Brexit which will immensely damage the region’s economy at a socially distanced protest on Sunday 25th October outside the Nissan plant in Sunderland
Louise Brown, from Sunderland, commented:
“With post-Brexit trade talks going on all this weekend, we urge Boris Johnson to honour his promise to level up the North East by securing a good deal. The North East stands to be the worst affected by a No Deal Brexit, especially with Nissan themselves saying they would pull out of the region in this scenario. The protest, therefore, has a Halloween theme to highlight the horror show that will be unleashed on the region if we do crash out without a deal.”
The group dressed in Halloween costumes, including witches, warlocks and even the Grim Reaper. Placards displayed messages such as ‘A No Deal Brexit is a Rocky Horror Show’, ‘No Deal No Nissan – Horror’, ‘No Deal shocker – scary!’ and ‘No Deal will be the death of us.’ As the protest took place at night time, many of the signs were lit up.
Spokesperson Daniel Elsom said:
“In 2019 the conservatives promised us an ‘oven ready Brexit deal’. We need to trade freely with our friends and neighbours in Europe. Otherwise thousands of jobs are at risk, like those in the Nissan factory behind me. Lots of conservative MPs were elected in the North East for the very first time…if they fail to act now then they must resign because we need that free trade deal.”
You can watch Daniel’s speaking outside Nissan here.
This event is part of an ongoing protest to prevent a No Deal Brexit. At all events, Northumbria Police was briefed and social distancing rules were observed at all times.