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Ryanair chief wants pensioners who voted for Brexit 'to die'


Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has slammed pensioners who voted for Brexit as he suggests it will be "a good thing" when they "die".

O’Leary said that leaving the single market was "the greatest act of economic self-harm perpetrated by any western government".

He added that the decision was "dumbest f***ing idea in history delivered by the dumbest politicians in history."

Speaking to The Times, the Irish businessman said that when over-70s who voted for Brexit "die out in the next 10 or 15 years — which is a good thing — the younger people will change things.

"I’m not sure the UK will ever rejoin the EU but it will, in my view, rejoin the European single market in the next five to ten years, in a Swiss-style deal or a Norwegian-style deal."

O’Leary is an outspoken critic of Brexit and has called for closer EU ties since Britain departed the bloc in 2020.