Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary has responded to criticism over a special low fare deal being offered by the airline which is reportedly being investigated by London's Metropolitan Police.
Ryanair has been offering a "Brexit special" low fares deal for British citizens to "fly home to remain" in the European Union and vote in the referendum on June 23. The deal has been lambasted by the "Vote Leave" campaign and an official complaint has been made to the police commissioner.
"It goes to show just how bizarrely incompetent the 'leave' campaign are. We launched a huge seat sale for British citizens to come back to the U.K. ... 'Come home and vote Remain,' of course, there's nothing stopping the people who want to vote leave coming home either," explained O'Leary to CNBC Monday.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police told CNBC via telephone that the contents of the complaint is being considered and the police force will respond "in due course."
O'Leary - a staunch supporter of the U.K.'s "remain" campaign - told CNBC that he believes the U.K. will face "a recession of one or two years, if we leave. The way we reform (the EU) is stay in and reform, not leave."