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Manufacturer: the UK's financial security is up in the air

The owner of a West Yorkshire-based manufacturing company says he feels a "total lack of confidence" in the future after the UK voted to leave the EU.

John Cotton, the owner of Mirfield-based bed company John Cotton, says he fears the UK's financial security is at stake.

John Cotton is Europe's largest manufacturer of bedding, and also has a factory based in Poland.

I'm feeling a total lack of confidence right now. The problem is that we don't know what we are letting ourselves in for. There's massive insecurity around all the things that we have taken for granted for so long. Our jobs, the exchange rates, our financial security, our safety, all these things are completely up in the air.

– John Cotton

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Husband: Jo Cox 'would have remained optimistic'

The husband of Jo Cox MP has tweeted about how his wife would have reacted to the EU Referendum vote. Brendan Cox said she would have remained hopeful about the future, and worked to bring people back together after the result.

The Batley and Spen MP had campaigned for Britain to remain in the EU.

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