London, August 7, 2014– Following the Daily Mail’s report today that Dr Nigel Wilson, chief executive of insurance giant Legal & General, has become the first boss of a FTSE 100 company to publicly suggest quitting the EU. Steven Woolfe, UKIP’s Financial Affairs spokesman commented:
“I wholeheartedly welcome the comments on Britain's place in the world this morning from Legal & General CEO, Dr Nigel Wilson. He said that we should leave the EU if the UK does not negotiate a better deal. He said that the UK is underachieving by focusing far too much on Europe rather than other faster growing Global markets.
“The UK needs to stop looking inward to Europe and must have an outward looking, global trading vision if it wants to succeed as a global economic power.
“Nigel Wilson is the first FTSE 100 CEO to publicly state the obvious and I think his comments are likely to be the first of many similar thoughts from UK PLC chiefs in the coming months.”