Countdown to Brexit: Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General

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Carolyn Fairbairn

With the countdown to Brexit quickly ticking away, Business Link Magazine invites a select number of the region’s business leaders to offer their thoughts.

Here, Carolyn Fairbairn CBI Director-General, offers her thoughts on the latest developments:

“This [no confidence] vote was a chaotic detour that needs to be put to good use. Politicians must finally stop the endless infighting of the past 30 months and come together to secure a workable Brexit deal. Companies and the country have had enough of chaos.

“Uncertainty is throttling firms and threatening jobs – not in the future but right now.

“Firms are desperate for clarity and need to know for certain a no deal Brexit will not happen. Until they do, damage to investment, jobs and future growth will continue.

“This must mark a turning point, a chance to restore confidence in politics and our economy. Businesses across the UK will be counting on politicians to seize it, and despair if they do not.”