JCB Billionaire Bamford Says EU Exit Could Benefit UK

In an interview with the BBC on Sunday, Bamford said some of the warnings about an exit from the EU were overdone. “We are the fifth- or sixth-largest economy in the world. We could exist on our own -- peacefully and sensibly,” he said.

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Anthony Bamford, chairman of construction equipment maker JCB Service, said the U.K. could survive “peacefully and sensibly” outside the European Union and would benefit from being able to negotiate as a single country.

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