Previously ran in the British Sunderland ships from the deck. Today, the Nissan plant is the last hope. Even if it could be close to the Brexit, want to leave the people of the EU.
Sunderland, the Labour and working class city, has voted in the Referendum in 2016, with 60 per cent for the Brexit. Today, the city is feeling in the North of England the consequences. "I thought Sunderland would almost vote for it to stay in the EU", reported mayor Graeme Miller. "I thought the citizens would vote because of the jobs at Nissan and in the supply industry just for the membership in the EU. But the clear vote in favour of the withdrawal shows that the people in Sunderland are serious."
The Nissan plant is the largest employer in the Region. 7000 jobs are in the factory, 40,000 additional Jobs at suppliers.Earlier ships - today's cars
One of those who are serious about this, is the 80-year-old pensioner Jim: "I never wanted to be in the EU. And the sooner we get out now, the better. We have lost thousands and thousands of jobs," he says. Previously, the city had the shipbuilding industry. But it was gone now, just like the other industries. "We have nothing more. Only the Nissan factory. Whether we stay in the EU or not - also, these Jobs will disappear, if you can produce the cars cheaper elsewhere," says Jim.
Sunderland was once the largest Shipbuilding town in the world. But then Margaret Thatcher, the English industry has made with its economic policy in the 1980s, platt and instead, the banks ' large came out in London, not in Sunderland.