Article 50

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:39 pm on 24th January 2017.

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Photo of Heidi Alexander Heidi Alexander Labour, Lewisham East 12:39 pm, 24th January 2017

There have understandably been a lot of questions today about process, but there is an emerging Brexit reality in the country for which this Government are responsible. A thousand jobs are going from London to Paris with HSBC, and Toyota, Lloyd’s of London, UBS and Nissan are all reviewing their operations. Exactly how many jobs are the Government prepared to lose to other European countries while we negotiate our exit from the EU?