UK car industry and Airbus cautiously back PM’s Brexit deal

Representatives say possible EU agreement ends uncertainty and is better than ‘cliff-edge’ of no deal

The automotive industry and Airbus have offered tentative support to Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal, warning that the “cliff-edge” no-deal alternative would be much worse for the UK.

Backing from representatives of an industry and a company that collectively support nearly a million jobs in the UK will boost the prime minister’s hopes of securing parliamentary approval for her plan before the 11 December vote.

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