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The leading Brexiteer dismantled the company’s threats of relocating should the Government return from negotiations without a deal.

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Airbus CEO Tom Williams warned the aerospace giant would move operations to the or China in the event of a “no deal” Brexit.

But Peter Bone, the Tory MP for Wellingborough branded the suggestion “Project Fear number 3”, suggesting it would not be convenient for Airbus to leave the UK.

Speaking to BBC Breakfast, Mr Bone said: “This is Project Fear Number 3, isn’t it?

“I mean, Airbus did this before the referendum, then after the referendum, they actually said their future was in this country. Of course, it is.

“All the skilled workers they have here, in fact I think they said they’re the best they have got in the company. Why on Earth would they relocate?”

The staunch Brexit supporter also suggested Airbus’ announcement could be a “political gesture” to put pressure on the Government ahead of a crucial EU Council meeting in Brussels next week.

Airbus is the first major manufacturer to commit to pulling investment from Britain after we leave the EU – jeopardising 14,000 jobs in the UK

The company which creates £1.7 billion in tax revenues every year is looking to move production of aircraft wings to China, the US, or somewhere else in Europe.

Mr Bone also took the opportunity to dismiss a mass anti-Brexit rally scheduled to take place in London and other major British cities today.

The rally, dubbed the “March for a People’s Vote”, aims to pressure the Government into allowing British voters to have a say on the final agreement struck with Brussels.

The event will see anti-Brexit politicians such as Tory rebel Anna Soubry and Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable deliver speeches against withdrawal from the bloc. 

The Tory MP continued: “There is a small rump of people who haven’t accepted the result. Some of them are Liberal Democrats which is quite surprising because they are not being very democratic about it.

“If we had a second vote, Leave would win that and they’d want a third vote, and a fourth vote until they got the answer they wanted.

“The vast, vast majority of people, whether they were leavers or remainers, just want us to get on and get out of this dreadful European Union superstate.”


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