Man who worked at Honda's Swindon plant for 24 years decimates Brexiteers in just 13 seconds

Man who worked at Honda's Swindon plant for 24 years decimates Brexiteers in just 13 seconds

A man who has worked for Honda's Swindon factory for 24 years has called out Brexit leaders in a brief, scathing statement after he found out his branch will close and 3,500 jobs may be lost.

Speaking to Channel 4 News about Brexit, he said:

What are we, like, 44 days away from Brexit? And they haven’t got a clue! They can’t even decide for themselves what Brexit means.

This is idiocy of epic proportions.

The clip spread like wild fire online, as people sympathises with his potentially precarious job situation.

People are in solidarity with the man.

Others called his sumation of Brexit "perfect".

Honda confirmed that it will close its factory in Swindon, with production to shut down in 2021. The Japanese manufactuer’s UK plant employs 3,500 staff and makes 150,000 Honda Civics a year.

Honda said the decision was part of its plan to accelerate commitment to electrified cars. The company’s UK boss told BBC Radio 4’s Today Program it was not a decision related to Brexit.

“In light of the unprecedented changes that are affecting our industry, it is vital that we accelerate our electrification strategy and restructure our global operations accordingly.

As a result, we have had to take this difficult decision to consult our workforce on how we might prepare our manufacturing network for the future. This has not been taken lightly and we deeply regret how unsettling today’s announcement will be for our people.

The significant challenges of electrification will see Honda revise its global manufacturing operations, and focus activity in regions where it expects to have high production volumes.

This comes after Nissan and Jaguar Land Rover announced plans to either cut UK jobs or shift production to other countries.

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