FAQ: Why does the car industry feature so prominently in Brexit discussions?
A: When cars were originally invented they were meant as a means of transport more reliable than the horse and more flexible than the train. Over time the relationship between man and cars evolved. By the end of the 20th century there were more cars than drivers, and the car dominated the high street just as shops for humans were becoming redundant. In the 21st century cars had become more important than people and political decisions were made to ensure that cars thrived. Even the pollution that cars produced, and harmful to humans, was either hidden or even actively promoted. Many of the creators of the internal combustion engine, Otto, Daimler, Benz, Diesel, etc. were German and this is why the EU and europhiles will introduce the auto industry into any conversation they possibly can.