March 7, 2018
The boss of Irish airline Ryanair attempted to wield corporate power to influence British politics Tuesday, threatening to ground flights to make voters “rethink” Brexit and prove that “everything will fundamentally change” when the UK leaves the bloc.
Michael O’Leary (pictured), the chief executive of Europe’s biggest airline, said he wanted to make the British think they were “no longer going to have cheap holidays” outside the European Union (EU), Travel Weekly reports, going out of his way to punish Brits for voting against his wishes.
The Irishman was seemingly backed by the boss of German carrier Lufthansa, who said it was a “good idea” to “use the industry” to “prove” British voters were wrong.
The bullying tactics are by no means out of character for O’Leary, who has long run his business on the principle of there being no such thing as bad publicity, calling his customers “stupid”, and saying of Germans they would “crawl bollock-naked over broken glass” to get cheap airline fares.
This article was posted: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 7:16 am