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Cable blames Brexit as Nestlé shifts production to Poland

Sir Vince Cable Credit: PA

Sir Vince Cable has criticised the government after Nestlé cut 300 jobs and moved production of a chocolate bar to Poland.

The Liberal Democrat former Business Secretary says sites in York and Newcastle will be particularly badly hit.

When I was Business Secretary companies like Nestlé exported chocolate bars. Now they are exporting jobs.

Blame for this lies firmly with the Conservative Brexit government for threatening to yank Britain out of the single market and customs union, and I fear there will be many more such announcements.

We believe that membership of the single market and the customs union is vital for the British economy and for the jobs of millions of British people.

Leaving the world’s largest single market was not on the ballot paper in the referendum, it is a political choice made by Theresa May.

You can’t have a hard Brexit and successful economy."

– Sir Vince Cable

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