Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary urges Britain to vote Remain
Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary has urged Britons to vote Remain in the upcoming EU referendum, telling voters they have been "sold a lie" about what will happen after the election.
Speaking on BBC's Question Time, O'Leary told his audience: "You should stay."
He issued a stark warning to voters: "You're being sold a lie by people who tell you that if you leave, it will all stay the same – it won't."
And he said Ryanair will invest less in the UK in the event of a Brexit.
O'Leary urged viewers to help to reform the EU from within "like (fellow panel member Nigel Lawson's) previous government under Mrs Thatcher".
On the subject of EU reform, the airline boss added: "To be fair to David Cameron, I think he's done a good job."
Meanwhile, fellow panellist and political journalist Isabel Oakeshott hit out at "scaremongering" around the economic outcome of a possible exit from the EU.
"The economic debate around Brexit has been characterised by the most deplorable scaremongering on the part of both the government and the Remain campaign," Oakeshott said.
"We don't know what the economic impact is going to be but it's not going to be the apocalypse."
O'Leary made headlines ahead of his appearance on Question Time when he said Dublin's cyclists should be "taken out and shot".