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Day: November 13, 2019

Brexit made Tesla opt for Germany
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Brexit made Tesla opt for Germany

    Electric car pioneer Elon Musk has picked Germany for his new factory because of Brexit, embarrassing Boris Johnson as he prepares to pledge a “clean energy revolution”. The prime minister is due to make a televised speech at an electric car plant in the West Midlands but the visit risks being overshadowed by the Mr Musk’s change of heart. At an award ceremony in Germany, the entrepreneur announced: “We've decided to put the Tesla Giga factory Europe in the Berlin area.” And, speaking to Auto Express, he blamed Brexit uncertainty for his decision to drop plans to build a research and development base in the UK, which will now also go to Germany. “Brexit made it too risky to put a Gigafactory in the UK,” Mr Musk said, referring to Tesla’s new battery and electric v...
PM heckled as he arrives in flood zone
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PM heckled as he arrives in flood zone

    The army has arrived to help with severe flooding in South Yorkshire as Boris Johnson was accused of doing nothing to help flood victims. Around 80 soldiers from the Light Dragoons have begun laying down sandbags in the town of Stainforth, though 20 other areas in South Yorkshire are in need of their help. A further 80 soldiers from the Royal Anglians are heading to the region later today. During his visit to Stainforth, the prime minister was accused of doing little to help flood victims by one resident. The woman, clutching a wheelbarrow alongside the troops sent to the area, told him: "I'm not very happy about talking to you so, if you don't mind, I'll just mope on with what I'm doing. "You've not helped us up to press. I don't know what you're here today for....