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24 Jan 2019

BY Rob Gill

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Airbus boss slams Brexit uncertainty as a ‘disgrace’

Airbus chief executive Tom Enders has said it’s a “disgrace” that businesses are still not able to plan properly for Brexit.

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The aircraft manufacturer, which employs 14,000 people in the UK, said it could have to make “potentially very harmful decisions for the UK” if there is a no-deal Brexit.

 

“It is a disgrace that, more than two years after the result of the 2016 referendum, businesses are still unable to plan properly for the future,” said Enders.

 

He also warned that Airbus could move wing production out of the UK, although this would not happen immediately.

 

“Please don’t listen to the Brexiteers’ madness which asserts that, because we have huge plants here, we will not move and we will always be here. They are wrong,” added Enders.

 

“Make no mistake – there are plenty of countries out there who would love to build the wings for Airbus aircraft,” he added.

 

“Brexit is threatening to destroy a century of development based on education, research and human capital.”

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