A cheese processing firm employing 140 people has warned jobs could be at risk if Brexit trade talks end without a deal.

Prima Cheese in Seaham, County Durham, buys the majority of its ingredients from the European Union and said tariffs would damage its business.

The company fears customers “can’t take” higher costs. Read more… BBC, 24 November 2020

In a comment to press about the prospect of a No Deal Brexit, Easington MP Grahame Morris, said:

“Boris Johnson’s act is wearing thin, as we wait for his promised oven-ready deal to get Brexit done.

The public put their trust and faith in the Prime Minister, and he has repaid this vote of confidence through Covid mismanagement and risking the economy on a no-deal Brexit cliff edge.

Our businesses need confidence and certainty. No amount of joking or quick-witted comment will compensate companies closing or people losing their jobs waiting for the Prime Minister to deliver his oven-ready deal.

The Prime Minister is fortunate to have the financial independence to protect his family from the consequences of a no-deal Brexit. Across the North East, people working in manufacturing and the export sector do not share this luxury and face an uncertain future this Christmas.

The Prime Minister has made numerous promises to the British people, but they are worthless if he cannot deliver them.”

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