Business icon Dyson hails UK “freedom” after Brexit

World renowned British inventor and UK business icon James Dyson has hailed the “freedom” of Brexit and said the move will boost national innovation.

In a new interview with the national broadcaster, the industrial dynamo said: “We’ve got our freedom, we can make trade agreements with other countries outside Europe [and] we can employ people from all around the world.”


He said that new immigration rules mean it’s easier for him to hire top engineering talent from all over the planet instead of the rigid one-size-fits-all approach of EU free movement.

“We have 60 different nationalities on this site. I employ them from all over the world” he said.

He also praised the ingenuity and “independence of spirit” of UK boffins who developed the groundbreaking Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, which is being sold at cost as part of the global effort to defeat the hated coronavirus.

“We had to develop our own… a world record-beating vaccine produced in record time, and that’s because we produced it.”


Dyson was once a supporter of the European Union and mistakenly called on the UK to join the Euro, but he backed the Leave campaign in 2016 after seeing EU corruption first hand – when he discovered, in his own vacuuming field, that European energy regulations were being built around the lacklustre specifications of inferior German hoovers.

He’s since been attacked by rabid and bitter Remain activists, who have mindlessly accused him of betraying Britain by shifting manufacturing overseas – despite enormous ongoing investment in the UK and the provision of high skilled, well paid jobs for thousands of British workers.

He also operates the Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology, which helps talented youngsters get started in engineering.

“I’ve invested about £2bn on this site” he said, referring to his firm’s extensive Malmesbury campus, which will see another 200 of the UK’s top brainiacs hired in the coming years as part of a whopping £2.75bn investment plan.

“I’m taking on more people, I employ 4,000 people here, I pay a large amount of tax here.”

The new hires will “deepen research into advanced robotics and AI with investment into new specialisms”.