‘The world watches – we're a laughing stock’ Siemens boss warns MPs ...

‘The world watches – we're a laughing stock’ Siemens boss warns MPs ...
‘The world watches – we're a laughing stock’ Siemens boss warns MPs ...

SiemensSiemens boss Juergen Maier wants MPs to vote today for a customs union (Image: GETTY/PA)

Chief executive Juergen Maier said he could no longer recommend Britain to his board of directors – a situation mirrored across the business sector – and that Westminster’s appalling failure to effect a viable Brexit was already making the British people and British businesses poorer. The 55-year-old Austrian, who has lived in Britain for more than 40 years, said: “The world is watching, and where the UK used to be beacon for stability, we are now becoming a laughing stock. “People’s livelihoods are at stake, and our reputation as a country for stable and sound business investments could be in tatters by the end of the week if you fail.”

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He warned MP’s ahead of today’s further attempt to get some sort of workable Brexit consensus in parliament “enough is enough” and urged them to back a customs union with the EU to bring an end to the “exhausting” Brexit impasse.

In his “direct plea at a time of increasing national crisis” he said Brexiteer MPs must

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