Tory Brexiteer invokes D-Day hero father in attack on Airbus chief

Mail Online | 1/25/2019 | James Tapsfield, Political Editor, For Mailonline
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Tory Brexiteer Mark Francois today launched an extraordinary attack on the head of Airbus for threatening to pull the firm out of the UK.

Mr Francois accused Tom Enders of 'Teutonic arrogance' for warning about the consequences of no deal.

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And invoking his father Reginald's part in the D-Day landings, the MP said: 'He never submitted to bullying by any German. Neither will his son.'

The furious rebuke - which culminated with Mr Francois ripping up a copy of Mr Enders' words live on television - came as politicians continued to clash over Brexit.

Theresa - May - Way - Parliamentary - Deadlock

Theresa May is struggling to find a way through the Parliamentary deadlock, with Conservatives split over whether to go for no deal if the EU will not compromise.

Yesterday Mr Enders stepped up warnings about the consequences of crashing out, branding the government's handling of Brexit a 'disgrace' and suggesting Airbus might need to pull out of the UK if close ties to the EU do not carry on.

BBC - New - Afternoon - Mr - Francois

Interviewed on BBC New this afternoon, Mr Francois vented his anger at the intervention.

'It's a classic example of the sort of Teutonic arrogance which is one of the many reasons why people voted to leave the European Union.

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'If he thinks because he runs a big company he can bully British MPs how to vote he is going to be sorely mistaken.

' My father Reginald Francois was a D-DAy veteran. He never submitted to bullying by any German. Neither will...
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