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Business secretary to meet with Vauxhall-maker amid tariff

Stellantis bosses are calling for a renegotiation of Brexit origin rules, saying the UK otherwise risks losing part of the country’s car industry

Labour party leader Keir Starmer has weighed in, telling BBC Breakfast that the issues being raised by Stellantis are yet another sign that the Brexit trade deal needs to be improved.

Stellantis has said it is unlikely to be able to keep its promise to make electric vehicles in the UK without changes to the trade agreement with the EU.

Look, we’re not going to re-enter the EU. We do need to improve that deal. Of course we want a closer trading relationship, we absolutely do. We want to ensure that Vauxhall and many others not just survive in this country but thrive.

Because there are jobs bound up, there are families watching this morning either employed by Vauxhall or a similar place who are deeply worried about what this means.

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