Wiltshire inventor Sir James Dyson says he does not believe the EU wants to make a deal with the UK over Brexit and instead wants to punish us.
The entrepreneur, who backed Brexit, today opened the company's new Institute for Science and Technology in Malmesbury.
The institute will train dozens of future engineers every year.
Dyson says leaving the European Union without a deal would not be catastrophic for the UK.
Dyson's company is a huge worldwide organisation.
The inventor says plans to build global trade links are the correct course of action.
Sir James says the company will continue to base itself in the West Country and he is "excited about the future" at the company's Wiltshire HQ.