January 24, 2019 10:35 AM

Airbus ready to take flight

Airbus has said it could be forced to move future investments out of the U.K. in case of a no-deal divorce from the European Union, slamming the “madness” of Brexit supporters who assume the it won’t abandon Britain if it's operations are damaged by Brexit.

The planemaker, which employs 14,000 people and supports 110,000 jobs in the UK, went on to call the Brexit process a "disgrace" over the last two and half years and said its large plants may have to move to avoid the operational damage caused by Brexit.

The company has production sites in Filton, in the southwest of England, and in Wales where it manufactures wings for its range of commercial aircraft.

Commenting, Best for Britain supporter Owen Smith MP said: 

"The damage caused by Brexit won't fly with big businesses like Airbus, and certainly won't fly with the British people. Jobs and livelihoods are at risk.

"If companies like Airbus, or GE Aviation in my own patch, disinvest in Britain as a consequence of our leaving the EU, the Brexiteers in Parliament should never be forgiven."

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