Bradshaw – British businesses won’t sign No 10 letter because they oppose the Government’s plan for hard Brexit

No 10 is asking the bosses of Britain’s biggest companies to sign an open letter supporting the Government’s Brexit policies, Sky News is reporting today.

Commenting, Ben Bradshaw MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said: 

“It’s little wonder the Government’s letter-writing campaign has leaked when the voices of British business are so opposed to their hard Brexit plan. 

“Just today, businesses in sectors ranging from farming to hospitality have reacted with fury to the Government’s leaked plans to damage our economy by carrying out a draconian crackdown on immigration from the EU.

“And UK businesses have been clear that they value our trade links with the European Union, and that leaving the Single Market and Customs Union will risk damaging our economy.

“If the Government wants a better reception from British business, they should end their hard Brexit rhetoric and focus on maintaining the economic benefits of EU membership as they have promised.”

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Notes to editors:

This story is reported here: http://news.sky.com/story/ftse-100-chiefs-fury-at-no-10-letter-backing-ministers-on-brexit-11023229