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Tinkler: 'Government must pull itself together'

Andrew Tinkler, Chief Executive, Stobart Group Credit: ITV Border

One of Cumbria's most well-known businessmen says the government needs to pull itself together in the wake of the EU referendum.

Andrew Tinkler, who's the chief executive of the Stobart Group, voted to leave the EU and says it's now up to business leaders and politicians to make it work.

One of Stobart Group's most ambitious plans has been the expansion of Carlisle Airport, to allow passenger flights from Carlisle to London Southend, Belfast and Dublin.

The project currently receives financial backing from the EU, and Mr Tinkler says that although the plans may now need to be reviewed, he wants to push forward with the development.

Carlisle Airport Credit: ITV Border