A no-deal Brexit  risks destroying the jobs miracle currently lifting the West Midlands and Britain.

That was the message today from Anthea McIntyre, Conservative employment spokesman in the European Parliament.

She spoke out as the latest monthly jobs figures showed employment at a record high of 32.48 million, up 3.43 million since 2010.

The figures also showed wages rising at their fastest pace in a decade and nearly a million disabled people entering work since 2013.

Miss McIntyre, Conservative MEP for the West Midlands, said: “This government is doing an amazing job of breaking down the barriers that keep people from

working.

“Here in the West Midlands, our strong manufacturing and export base has seen employment growing faster than anywhere in the U.K.

“But that could all be destroyed  if we crash out of The EU with a no-deal Brexit.

“That is why I encourage all MPs to really think about people’s jobs in the West Midlands and across Britain when they vote on the eventual withdrawal deal in the next few days or weeks.”