Leaving Europe would be suicide, says Nick Clegg during Beckton visit

Pictured during the visit are, left to right Mr Robert Egli, Managing Director, Buhler Limited, Nick

Pictured during the visit are, left to right Mr Robert Egli, Managing Director, Buhler Limited, Nick Clegg MP, Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Hamid Kefayati, Managing Director, Buhler Sortex Limited Picture: Buhler Sortex Limited - Credit: Archant

Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister, used a visit to a Beckton firm to talk about Britain’s place in Europe.

Mr Clegg was vsiting Buhler Sortex Limited yesterday, in Beckton where he delivered a speech on Britain and Europe “In Europe for the National Interest” to an audience of invited business leaders.

He said: “Leaving the EU would be economic suicide. You cannot overstate teh damage it would do to British livelihoods and prosperity.

“Three millin jobs are linked to the Single Market- three million. As a member we are part of the world’s biggest borderless market place, made up of 500 million people. It’s now the largest economy in the world - ahead of the United States - and it’s where we do around half of all our trade.”

The Buhler Sortex is a division of The Bühler Group and a global leader in optical sorting solutions and was recommended to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister by EEF (formerly the Engineering Employers’ Federation) as an excellent example of a modern manufacturing facility.

Hamid Kefayati, Managing Director of Buhler Sortex Limited, said: “We are extremely appreciative of the recognition from the Cabinet Office as a leading example of modern, hi-tech manufacturing and were delighted to host Mr. Clegg and the audience of business leaders.”

During his visit, Mr. Clegg met a group of young Buhler apprentices and took a tour of the manufacturing facilities.

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Established in east London in 1947, Buhler Sortex is a leading global supplier of optical sorting solutions to the food and non-food processing industries and has been at the forefront of optical sorting technology for over 65 years.

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