Following the news that Nissan has agreed to produce the new Qashqai and x-Trail models in their Sunderland plant, Twitter has reacted in many different ways.
Sharon Hodgson MP for Washington and Sunderland West where the plant resides called the news “Excellent” with 7,000 local jobs being secured.
— Sharon Hodgson MP (@SharonHodgsonMP) October 27, 2016
However some people took issue that uncertainty over the contract even happened due to the UK’s exit from the EU, saying that Brexit backing Sunderland voters should have seen this coming despite the favourable outcome for the region.
— Victoria Murray (@vikilizzie) October 27, 2016
— Graham Simpson (@grahambsi) October 15, 2016
With one Twitter user even questioning whether they should have gotten the deal due to their vote in the EU referendum.
— Steven Dunne (@ReaperSteven) October 15, 2016
Despite the EU referendum however, one Twitter user said that even though the result was unfavourable, people have to work with what they have.
— Alan Royston (@pagechord) October 27, 2016
Some people have also suggested that the government had to supply financial support in order to secure Nissan’s trade in the North East, questioning whether the NHS needs financial help more.
Greg Clark was just asked on Sky whether the govt gave any financial support to Nissan for keeping them in Sunderland – he dodged the Q
— Jim Edwards (@Jim_Edwards) October 27, 2016
— Sandy Taylor (@greenbirmingham) October 27, 2016
And some people are simply relieved that the whole will they won’t they situation is is finally over.
Sigh of relief in No 10 as Nissan announces it will manufacture its new Qashqai model in Brexit-backing Sunderland…
— Christian May (@ChristianJMay) October 27, 2016
However despite the security for a large amount of local workers, some suggest that the whole situation is simply “lame” and that the story is not really newsworthy.
BBC announces Nissan Sunderland news as if the UK has won the world lottery! This is so lame. BBC played a role for Brexit over the years.
— Nick Panayotopoulos (@npanayotopoulos) October 27, 2016
However it is always good to make light of things.
#Nissan the first big win for Sunderland since Allardyce left
— ® (@AFCRaz) October 27, 2016