Will Brexit destroy Britain's heartlands? 4 months ago

Will Brexit destroy Britain's heartlands?

Could Brexit cost Swindon more than 3,000 jobs?

While Westminster is consumed by Brexit, the rest of the country is already dealing with the consequences. In Swindon, Honda is closing a major factory and directly cutting 3,500 jobs, let alone the many thousands more that will be lost down the supply chain.

Most of Swindon’s population have a direct connection to the employer. Oli Dugmore went there to find a town fighting for its soul, from a workers’ march demanding government intervention to the bar of a Polish community centre.

Two points are made over and over again; that the Honda closure will devastate the community, and, the House of Commons could not be more disconnected from post-Brexit reality.