It looks like all the talk about organizing a referendum in the UK on EU membership is bad for business. Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said the Japanese carmaker would reconsider its investment in the UK if the country decides to leave the European Union.
Prime Minister David Cameron has promised a public vote on EU membership in 2017 should the Conservatives win the next general election in 2015. Speaking in Sunderland, where Nissan employs 6,500 people, Carlos Ghosn didn’t seem delighted at all with that prospect.
Asked by the BBC how Nissan would react if the UK were to leave the EU, the executive replied:
“If anything has to change, we need to reconsider our strategy and our investments for the future. Personally I don't think this is a most probable scenario, but if this scenario becomes real it's obviously going to be a major factor and we will need to consider what this means for us in the future.”