Airbus threatens to quit UK over Brexit, adding to fear of business exodus

'Please don't listen to the Brexiteers' madness,' says Airbus Chief Executive Officer Tom Enders.

Illustration by Ajay Mohanty

Airbus SE said it might be forced to move future investments out of the UK in the event of a no-deal divorce from the European Union, slamming the “madness” of Brexit supporters who assume the planemaker won’t abandon Britain. “If there is a no-deal Brexit, we at Airbus will have to make potentially very harmful decisions for the UK,” said Chief Executive Officer Tom Enders, who has been among the most outspoken business leaders on the topic. “Please don’t listen to the Brexiteers’ madness which asserts that, because we have huge ...