Brexit And The Vauxhall Astra 0
It has been some time after Brexit now and we certainly have been feeling the repercussions of the decision to leave the European Union. Many countries are not a fan of this decision at all, whilst some European citizens are completely disgusted by the majority of the British population’s decision to leave. So, after looking for any news about the relationship between Vauxhall and Brexit, which was stressed at best, we found this gem…
According to the Chester Chronicle, a Swedish man named Anders Persson, has urged Britons to buy back his Vauxhall Astra after the Brexit vote. The Astra, which was originally built in the Ellesmere Port plant, certainly caused a stir for Mr. Persson.
Writing a letter to the Chester based newspaper, he wrote;
“No it is not. It was produced in the UK or Ellesmere Port, Cheshire West to be more precise.”
“Now I just feel stupid having bought a car made by people who have turned their back on Europe and apparently wish to live in splendid isolation. It does absolutely not feel great getting into a car day by day knowing that the people that literally put it together disapprove of foreigners in general and Europeans in particular.
“In this country there is a saying: Do not bite the hand that feeds you. The EU is far from perfect, obviously, but at least Sweden is in it.”
The Ellesmere Port currently employs around 2,000 people and Vauxhall did urge them all to vote to remain part of the European Union. There has been no news as of yet concerning General Motors and the Vauxhall plants.
We really do hope that this story is true because it is would be so perfect, if not let’s just pretend that it did happen…