The chancellor, Sajid Javid, has confirmed that the UK will have no alignments with EU regulations and standards after Brexit, which is a direct contradiction to what Boris Johnson said during the general election.
In December, Johnson told workers at the Nissan plant in Sunderland that his EU withdrawal agreement would protect standards and industrial requirements.
Speaking directly to staff at Nissan, he said:
It is absolutely vital we protect the supply chain, it is absolutely vital we protect Nissan motors and we make sure people continue to invest in our country - and they will.
I think, what business, large and small want to see is certainty about the arrangements.
The thing about the deal we have got ready to go, is that as I say, it does protect the supply chains and keeps them intact and makes sure we have complete equivalence when it comes to our standards our industrial requirements and the rest of it.
As we come out, it is all protected
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