There was a glimpse into a nightmare future as car production plunged by nearly half in April as factories prepared for the 29 March Brexit date that never came.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders described the plunge in production as “extraordinary” and warned of the “untold damage” done by prolonged uncertainty.
April’s fall in vehicle production is the 11th monthly decline in a row.
Alex Mayer said: “These figures are alarming especially for a town like Luton. What is even worse is that the kind of no-deal Brexit that Tory leadership candidates are lining up to support would make things more catastrophic. It is high time to put the high-skilled jobs of Luton people first, and have a People’s Vote.”