German firm’s boss slams Tories over Brexit
THE UK boss of one of Germany’s largest industrial firms has slammed the Conservative party for putting its own interests ahead of business in its Brexit approach.
Terry Sargeant, chairman and chief executive of Thyssenkrupp in the UK, described the handling of Brexit a “complete shambles” in an interview with The Guardian.
“They have failed business,” he said.
“The Tory party aren’t making decisions for business, they are making decisions to prevent an implosion in their own party.”
Mr Sargeant, who is a lifelong Conservative voter, said he would never vote for the party again as a result of its handling of Brexit. He said he thought there was a faction of the party that “just don’t care about business”.
Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson caused outrage in the business community when reports emerged that he had said “f *** business” when questioned over Brexit.
Mr Sargeant also warned the outlook for businesses in the UK was negative, with the “working man” likely to be hit hardest.