Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Cable calls on May to stand up to American “bullying” on Bombardier

Vince Cable has raised American “bullying” that could threaten jobs in Northern Ireland. The Liberal Democrat leader intervened in House of Commons today (Tuesday) to call on the government to stand up to Boeing and members of the Trump administration. This is to protect jobs at the Bombardier factory in Belfast that could be lost due to potential American sanctions against the Canadian aircraft manufacturer.

Vince Cable said:

“The UK government must commit itself to standing very firmly behind Bombardier and its workers, and alongside the Canadian Government in resisting bullying from Boeing and its friends in the United States administration. We must make clear that we are prepared to retaliate by not buying aircraft or components from Boeing because this should work both ways."

N.B. The European Union continues to claim that Boeing benefits from discriminatory treatment in the United States.

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