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    1. Serious points: Government providing support to keep production at Sunderland is the right thing to do but...

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    2. We do need to know the details. How big is the cheque? Is it a blank one? It could end up very big if we're out of the Single Market.

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    3. Presumably other car makers will get the same deal? If not, why not?And what about other sectors?

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    4. Public finances already look to be under pressure. And the government is entering into potentially *very* expensive commitments here.

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    5. Last point - a lot of the "economists for Brexit" analysis was underpinned by a faith in the UK adopting unilateral free trade...

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    6... that always seemed unlikely. This is a clear sign it isn't going to happen.

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    7. Actual final point: Government has a duty (surely!) to explain this deal with Nissan to Parliament ASAP.

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