NORTH-WEST Euro-MP Paul Nuttall has accused Nissan’s chief executive of “bully boy tactics” over his warning that the Japanese car giant would re-consider its UK investment if Britain voted to pull out of the European Union.

Carlos Ghosn said that the company was prepared to reconsider its future plans and investment in this country if there is a referendum vote to leave the EU. UKIP deputy leader Mr Nuttall said: “I think it is outrageous bully boy tactics for the chief executive of this Japanese company to tell us that we must remain a member of the EU, an authoritarian organisation which has displayed contempt for democracy and our way of life.

“Nissan’s deliberate intervention in this very important political debate in our country is extremely inappropriate.

“It should also be remembered that Nissan were strong advocates of Britain joining the euro in the late 1990s.

“We all know what a calamity it would have been had we followed their advice then!”