The president of Astra Zeneca, Leif Johansson, has told Le Monde: “Nous avons aussi arrêté d’investir au Royaume-Uni.”
Commenting, Ben Bradshaw MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:
“The president of Astra Zeneca could not be clearer: ‘Nous avons aussi arrêté d’investir au Royaume-Uni.’
“’We have also stopped investing in the United Kingdom.’
“Nobody voted for our world-class pharmaceutical industry to be starved of investment. Yet the increasingly shambolic Brexit process is ensuring just that is happening.
“Everyone who wants to stop this mess should come and join us on Saturday’s People’s March for the Future and join the demand for a People’s Vote. The stakes are high and it’s time the Brexit elite in Westminster hear the message loud and clear – they don’t have the right to threaten jobs and public services without our consent. We demand a democratic final say.”
Notes to editors:
Le Monde’s article can be read here: https://www.lemonde.fr/economie/article/2018/10/15/avec-le-brexit-astrazeneca-arrete-d-investir-au-royaume-uni_5369478_3234.html