As the UK ministers remained under pressure to explain government’s stance on the ‘ assurance and support”it received for Nissan as part of Brexit talks and that it should to explain it to the Parliament what it wants to achieve from its Brexit talks before they formally begin.
And speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show, Mr Clark was asked how he had persuaded Nissan to build the new Qashqai and the X-Trail SUV at its Sunderland base.
Media spokesman of Nissan, Mr. Greg Clark has said that ‘the timely pursuance and assurance of the government in making tariff free access to auto-industry to EU market would return great prospects for investment boost in UK economy and help job creation.’
Since the announcement of Nissan’s investment on Thursday, Labour has been calling for details of the promises made to the company and for similar assurances to apply to other industries.
Media caption Greg Clark said the UK aimed to have “continued access to the markets in Europe and vice versa”
However Labour Party is more proactive than MPs to explain the Brexit strategy to Nissan. Nissan – the biggest car manufacturer in UK – remained under the shadow of doubts after Brexit referendum as to whether Nissan will continue with its commitment of investment in UK after the exit of UK from European Union Membership. Mr Clark said he had assured Nissan that Britain would be “a great place to do business in the future”.
Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer said it was “extraordinary” that Mr Clark had revealed more about the government’s Brexit plan than it had disclosed to Parliament.
Nissan’s announcement has protected thousands of manufacturing jobs in Sunderland.
He told ITV’s Peston on Sunday: “”Businesses are talking to me all of the time and they are very worried about what happens to them.They want to trade on the same terms and if there is a deal that’s good enough for Nissan they are saying, and it’s quite understandable, ‘well, we want broadly the same deal for us’.”