Head of Airbus critical of divisions over Brexit

Head of Airbus critical of divisions over Brexit

The head of Airbus have criticised divisions within the British government over its exit from the European Union

He also reiterated concerns over the threat to thousands of aerospace jobs in Britain.

 

Airbus Chief Executive Tom Enders told the European aerospace group’s annual media briefing that the British government has “no clue or at least (no) consensus on how to execute Brexit without severe harm”.

 

Branded posters are seen at Airbus' wing assembly plant at Broughton, near Chester, Britain, June 22, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Companies have become increasingly vocal about the risks of Brexit, hoping to have an impact on the outcome of crunch talks between British Prime Minister Theresa May and her senior ministers on Friday.

The PM hopes to settle differences in her fractious cabinet about Brexit at the meeting at her country residence Chequers, enabling her to unblock stalled talks with the European Union.

 

The planemaker, which makes wings for all its passenger jets in Britain, last month issued its strongest warning yet over Brexit, saying that withdrawal without a deal would force it to reconsider its long-term position and put thousands of British jobs at risk.

Britain’s biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover joined in on Wednesday, saying that a chaotic Brexit would cost it 1.2 billion pounds a year, curtailing operations in the United Kingdom. The retail industry said a “no deal” might see “food rotting at ports”.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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