UKIP leader’s warning over Portsmouth shipbuilding job losses

UKIP's Nigel Farage
UKIP's Nigel Farage

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THE leader of the UK Independence Party has said Portsmouth ’risks becoming a museum of a city’ because of 940 announced job losses in the shipbuilding industry.

Nigel Farage, a member of the European Parliament, wrote on the social networking site Twitter this morning: ‘With the mass job loses in Portsmouth and no ship building it risks becoming a museum of a city.’

BAE Systems announced on Wednesday it would be closing down its shipbuilding operation in the city.

Almost 1,000 will lose their jobs in what has been described as an ‘underhand political game’ by union organiser, Gary Cook.