Philips could leave the UK if it opts for a hard Brexit

Incoming: more crazy Brexit news.

The Dutch giant, Philips, has said that if the UK opts for a hard Brexit, then it may be forced out of the UK. Of course, prices will also increase and this is a problem. This could mean that over 1,500 people will lose their jobs, as production will be swiftly discontinued in the UK. Understandably, the company is worried about the implications of a hard Brexit (aren’t we all), so they are already planning measures for if this does happen. If you’re British, you should get this next joke: “not another one!” (think of that old woman who made the news when saying this about the elections). 😉

What else has gone down?

In case you haven’t been following, Theresa May finally got somewhere with her Brexit plans and that lead to resignations – including Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson.

Sorry, can’t resist. 😉

The ‘Leave’ campaign is also under investigation for illegally spending over their campaign budgets, with all the information released in a BBC documentary last week. So all in all, the whole thing is a total mess right now. Almost 50% of the British population (and I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s over 50 now), are now shaking their head in disbelief at why the f**k this is still going ahead.

DutchReview has covered the Brexit fallout in the past. With EMA and then Unilever leaving the UK, new passport production was then going to go to a Franco-Dutch company and now Philips could also go if a hard Brexit is what we go for. The Dutch have actually gained quite a few jobs because of this. We’re unsure if the whole brex-shit situation is going to get any worse, but I think we all know the answer to that.

What do you think of this news? Let us know in the comments! 

Avatar
Emma Brown
A familiar face at DutchRevew. Emma arrived in Holland in 2016 for a few weeks, fell in love with the place and never left. Here she rekindled her love of writing and travelling. Now you'll find her eating stroopwafels in the DutchReview office since 2017.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related posts

Latest posts

Weekly update: numbers drop, vaccinations are going up (but will it be enough to relax?)

The RIVM has released its weekly coronavirus figures from May 5 to May 11. The number of infections has dropped compared to the previous week. Over the...

How the Brainwash technique can supercharge your Dutch

Sometimes the best thing you can do to learn a language is fully and intensely immerse yourself in it. But does immersion actually work?...

10 of the Netherlands’ most famous painters

The period roughly spanning 1588 to 1672 was one of the most prosperous in Dutch history. Often called The Golden Age, it was a...
X