POST TIME: 11 July, 2018 00:00 00 AM
Airbus chief urges EU support for UK’s Brexit offer

Airbus chief urges EU support for UK’s Brexit offer

After warning that Britain had “no clue” over its Brexit plans, Airbus’s boss has welcomed new proposals for the divorce and urged the EU to give them a fair hearing, reports AFP from London.

The pan-European aviation giant employs nearly 15,000 people in Britain for the production of aircraft wings, and had warned its investment was at risk from a disorderly exit.

But after a day of high political drama in London, Airbus chief executive Tom Enders late Monday welcomed the compromise plan outlined by Prime Minister Theresa May, which seeks to maintain Britain’s close trading ties with the European Union.

May’s government appears now to be “going in the right direction”, Enders told the German Chamber of Commerce in London, according to a tweet by Airbus.

“We are not shy to request that Brussels & our other home countries are similarly pragmatic & fair,” he said.