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Airbus boss Enders backs UK PM May's latest Brexit position

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(Reuters) - gave his backing to the latest position set out by British Theresa May, softening criticism made on Friday when he had stated May's had "no clue" over the process.

"The Chequers statement appears to show that HM are going in the right direction. We are not shy to request that and our other home countries are similarly pragmatic and fair," said Enders on Airbus' official account.

After an hours-long meeting last week at her Chequers country residence, May seemed to have persuaded the most vocal campaigners in the cabinet to back her plan to press for "a free trade area for goods" with the EU and maintain close trade ties.

However, and resigned from their respective posts as foreign minister and negotiator in protest at May's plans to keep close trade ties with the after Britain leaves the bloc.

(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Tim Hepher)

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 15:35 IST