LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) urged lawmakers to rule out the possibility that the country leaves the European Union without a deal, to prevent companies from having to make costly contingency planning.
JLR said it regretted the parliamentary vote on Tuesday when lawmakers rejected by a huge margin Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal for leaving the bloc.
“We are disappointed with the vote on the Brexit deal and are considering its implications,” the company said in a statement. “We would now urge ruling out a no-deal immediately as the only option with majority support in parliament.”
(This story has been corrected to change from “unanimous” to “majority” after company amends statement)
Reporting by Costas Pitas; writing by Kate Holton; editing by Stephen Addison/Guy Faulconbridge