The Deputy Prime Minister made an argument for Britain's support of the single market, saying that British jobs depend on it. He said:
"Around one in every ten jobs in Britain relies on British trade within the single market."
"One of the reasons big multinationals come here is because we offer a launching pad to the worlds largest borderless marketplace.
"Think of the big employers whove set up operations here: Samsung, Tata, Siemens. The automotive giants helping drive the renaissance in the UKs car industry: Nissan, Honda, BMW, Toyota."
"These companies need to be reassured that we will continue to be the best bridgehead into the European market."
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