UK manufacturing hit by its worst slump in two and a half years

CBI says ‘economic paralysis’ caused by Brexit is bringing UK ‘ever closer to disaster’

Britain’s manufacturing sector has suffered the worst slump in orders for more than two and a half years as the car and textile industries struggled against Brexit headwinds.

The CBI said its industrial trends monitor for May showed that without an agreement with the European Union, the manufacturing sector was gripped by “economic paralysis” and moving “ever closer to disaster”.

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