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The UK Car Industry’s Prospects Go From Bad to Worse

The government’s £55 billion tax and spending cut plan adds insult to injuries — both Brexit-related and self-inflicted.

Finished Mini automobiles at BMW’s final assembly plant near Oxford, England.

Finished Mini automobiles at BMW’s final assembly plant near Oxford, England.

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The UK is on course to botch the shift away from the combustion engine and end up a carmaking minnow.