While the weekend was a major one for France, with their momentous World Cup triumph and both Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber taking the top Wimbledon spots made the weekend a blur of first class sport, it was a long week in politics and also in the life of the nation.
Now we’ve had a clear identification of the Prime Minister’s way forward, it would be disappointing for the business world if Parliament hinders this further.
News that an agreement has been reached seems a sensible approach to the challenging dilemmas the UK faces in these negotiations. The proposals touch on many of the complex issues regarding customs and regulations, while also highlighting the importance of the UK being able to develop an independent trade policy.
“Our members have wanted Cabinet to come together and put the interest of the country first but time is still very much of the essence in terms of reaching agreement with the European Union.
Mrs May called on her party to unite this weekend, reasoning with Brexiteers to “keep their eye on the prize” of Brexit, warning that voting against her plan could lead to a “disorderly and damaging Brexit.” I agree that the more clarity we have on the future trading relationship, the easier it will be for business to plan ahead.
Rest assured that we in The IoD will be speaking up for our members to governments in both Westminster and Wales in the crucial weeks that lie ahead!
I do hope to see you at some of our forthcoming autumn events. In the meantime may I wish you a very happy summer and let us hope that this glorious weather continues!
Robert Lloyd Griffiths, OBE
Director - IoD Wales
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