Brexiteer turned Britain fleeing tycoon Sir Jim Ratcliffe should be stripped of his title suggests Matthew Steeples
“Britain’s richest man” Sir Jim Ratcliffe is often described as a “prominent Brexiteer.” Now, given news of his relocation to the “Sunny Place for Shady People” that is Monaco, he should instead be remembered as a man who is, as Meg Hillier MP remarked, “sticking two fingers up” to the very country that honoured him.
Just as Porsche announced they are forcing customers to commit to a 10% surcharge if there is a no-deal Brexit and the airline flybmi files for bankruptcy citing “insurmountable uncertainty” caused by the Brexit process, that Sir Jim has decided to flee the very shores where he got pig rich is an utter disgrace.
As part of his plan to avoid up to £4 billion in tax, Sir Jim – who is also an advocate of fracking – just like fellow Brexiteer Sir James Dyson, has shown that he has no commitment to the United Kingdom. He should, thus, be stripped of his knighthood.