CBI responds to Brexit parliamentary votes

29 January 2019

CBI responds to Brexit parliamentary votes

The CBI has responded with frustration to this evening’s votes in the House of Commons and the passing of the Brady and Spelman amendments.

Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General, said:

“This is another deeply frustrating day for British business. The never-ending parliamentary process limps on, while the economic impact of 'no deal' planning accelerates.

“The Brady amendment feels like a throw-of-the-dice. It won’t be worth the paper it is written on if it cannot be negotiated with the EU. Any renegotiation must happen quickly – and succeed or fail fast.

“Firms will welcome confirmation that a majority of MPs oppose a 'no deal' outcome. But rejecting no deal doesn’t get a deal. Until MPs can agree a solution, delay will do nothing to lift the threat of an economic cliff edge that is draining money from the UK.”


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