The 12 Lies of Brexit - 7. Pottery Business Up The Wall

December 9, 2019 6:52 PM
Originally published by Spelthorne Liberal Democrats

It's , and this one relates to the pottery industry. Liberal Democrats demand better

Turns out the former trade minister was guilty of a "proliferation of guff" when talking about the industry 👇https://www.libdems.org.uk/12-lies-of-brexit

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Remaining in the Customs Union would mean pottery businesses would "go to the wall". - Former Trade Minister, Greg Hands

This is one of many completely baseless claims made by senior politicians to justify their reckless course of action in the minds of the voting public.

The British Ceramic Confederation said the "yarn spun by Greg was work of fantasy to rival anything JRR Tolkien or George RR Martin could manage."

The industry "strongly supports" staying in the Customs Union and that Greg Hands' claims were the "sort of proliferation of guff that is fuelling the current political crisis and driving the UK economy off a cliff edge."

Uncertainty is taking its toll on industries across the country, like the ceramics industry. If Johnson forces the country down his preferred path, all we get is more uncertainty. The government can't rule out a no deal event still happening, which would be disastrous for British industry.

The best option for businesses across the country is to stop Brexit. This is why businesses have swung behind the Liberal Democrats; we are the true party of business.