Responsible for almost seven million jobs across the European territory, dozens of record companies took unfavorable position outside the United Kingdom of the European Union. It is one of the most important issues for the future of European integration and is launching a public discussion rarely seen in the history of British politics.
The famous Brexit, name created to define the possible departure of the United Kingdom of the European Union, aroused hatreds and old passions, causing a gap between prominent names as Prime Minister David Cameron and Mayor of London Boris Johnson; Many politicians and leading figures in British society have taken favorable positions off and many others have shown support for the integration of the UK in the EU. Dozens of British companies were in favor of maintaining close relations with partners in continental Europe; Now came the turn of about 50 large companies not based in the United Kingdom take a similar position.
According to the Spanish newspaper Cinco Días, some of the world’s largest companies have signed a joint document which advocate the importance of maintaining the UK in the European Union, stressing the importance of a strong Europe in tough economic times. Vodafone, Heineken, Nestlé, Total, Telefónica, L’Oreal, Inditex, BMW, Nokia, Shell, BP and Rolls-Royce are some of the prominent names in a signatory list that has a very familiar name for Portuguese: Paulo Azevedo representing Sonae is one of the supporters of the anti-Brexit manifesto. “A Europe without the UK will be fragile as Britain will also be weaker outside Europe. No member country can face the challenges alone,” can be read in the document released in full by Cinco Días.