Honda confirms UK plant closure


Japanese carmaker Honda's confirmed it's closing a major plant in Swindon in England, with the loss of around 3,500 jobs.

Honda says it's due to "unprecedented changes" for the industry, and a need to speed up its "electrification strategy".

But the move comes with the UK yet to agree a Brexit deal, despite its exit from the European Union due to take place on March 29.

And it follows a decision by fellow Japanese carmaker Nissan to make its new X-Trail SUV in Japan, not the UK.

Reporter Adam Hurd is at the Honda factory in Swindon: 

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