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15th Nov 2019

Will Brexit destroy Britain’s heartlands? | This Place: Swindon

Wayne Farry

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.

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