Hundreds of jobs could be lost according to one MP if we get a No Deal!

Their could be hundreds of jobs lost according to one MP if we get a No Deal!

Some 900 jobs could be at risk should there be a No Deal on Brexit from the oil refinery sector according to Grimsby MP Melanie Onn.

The French company Total, has given the prediction because of the fear of cheap imported American petrol coming into the UK market.

Melanie Onn was quoted as saying: “Total Lindsey Oil Refinery contacted me this week to warn me about the risk, in the event of no deal, of the equivalent of Chinese steel dumping but with US gasoline if we end up with zero per cent import tariffs.

“That will result in the loss or downgrading of up to 900 jobs in my area. Does he agree that that would irrevocably damage our local economy?”

Melanie Onn last Wednesday voted to force the Prime Minister to extend Article 50 to avoid a no-deal situation

In a letter to Cabinet member Mr Fox, she  also  wrote: “The domestic production of gasoline provides millions of pounds of value to the economy through employment, contracts and taxation.

“For example, Lindsey Oil Refinery close to my constituency provides good quality, well paid and aspirational employment to 400 people in our area and works with 500 local contractors.

“The impact of an undercut in price resulting from the zero per cent tariff could leave the future of this industry at risk and prove to be a false economy if the UK misses out on the economic benefits of domestic production.”

However Hauliers, other Transport businesses or fuel dependent companies may find this a welcome relief due to the increase in fuel costs over the last fuel years, it  could also lead to greater competition within the petrochemical industry.

Let us know your thoughts is this a good thing for the area or something that should be avoided?

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    • Duncan Anderson , April 8, 2019 @ 12:55 pm

      Where has this strange idea of “managed No Deal” appeared from, it’s an oxymoron. One day we are a member of the E.U., the next we are not members and have no agreements with E.U., there is nothing to manage.

      No deal also mean all 750 international agreements held through the E.U. disappear. These agreements include more that Trade Deals.

      It has taken us 2 years to nearly reach agreement with E.U. How long will it take to reach agreement with these other 750 international agreements?

      The unelected Director General of the World Trade Organisation has stated quite simply, that we will not be able to transfer Trade Deals held through E.U. to W.T.O. We can appeal to W.T.O. Courts, but they are the same as E.C.J.

      Out of the frying pan, into the fire.

    • Audrey Taylor , April 8, 2019 @ 8:14 pm

      Unfortunately you are commenting to people who still believe the EU was responsible for the loss of the fishing industry, rather than the pressure applied from the USA and the greed of the trawler owners who were happier to take scrappage than keep their elderly trawlers going.

    • John howden , April 9, 2019 @ 7:49 am

      Wasn’t it the loss of fishing rights the reason why we have no fishing industry?

    • james cairns , April 10, 2019 @ 2:32 pm

      Given the choice between losing a few thousand jobs and becoming a member of the new soviet union, with no say in ANYTHING, I think I know which one I would choose!! The vile EU has no reverse gear, only more “harmonisation” ie. dictatorship, awaits Britain like a ton of bricks landing on our heads! As the old saying goes, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions”! Welcome to hell then!

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