“It’s shocking that this needs to be said at all but it’s a sad fact that much of the north has become the forgotten family member of the UK to governments in recent years. As the report states, communities in the north are most vulnerable to any potential negative impacts of Brexit. In areas like Middlesbrough where the entire community was affected by recent job losses in the steel industry people simply can’t afford to take another hit. Smart Brexit aims to get the best out of Brexit and will focus on talking to people across the north to hear what they have to say and make sure their voice is heard in Parliament over the coming years. It will be forgotten no longer."
Director Kyle Taylor responds to calls for the north not to be forgotten in Brexit negotiations
Responding to the Institute for Public Policy Research North’s comments on Brexit and the north, Kyle Taylor, Director of Smart Brexit said:
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