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PM ‘right to put cards on the table’

26 Feb 2019

westminsterResponding to the Prime Minister’s statement in the House of Commons setting out next steps on Brexit, Edwin Morgan, Interim Director General of the Institute of Directors, said:

“The Prime Minister is right to put her cards on the table for what happens if she fails to get approval for a withdrawal deal by 12 March. Parliament must feel and accept the weight of responsibility that is on their shoulders. The message from our members is clear, nearly 80% would choose to avoid a no-deal outcome. Too much information about that scenario is still missing – including from our own Government – for firms to be ready in a few short weeks.

“Seeing the impasse continue may not be comfortable for businesses, but a disorderly exit could bring unbearable disruption for firms in sectors from farming to finance, manufacturing to business services, across the UK. It is a long time since we have been in a world of easy choices, and while an extension is not an end in itself, it may become a necessity to achieve an orderly exit.”

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