Murray – Businesses call for continued involvement in EU agencies

The CBI has produced a report today calling on the Government to keep the UK ‘in the room’ when it comes to membership of ten key EU agencies after Brexit.

These key agencies include the European Medicines Agency, the European Aviation Safety Agency, the European Chemicals Agency, the European Food Safety Authority and others.

Commenting, Ian Murray MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:

“This report by the CBI once again demonstrates the folly of the Government’s red line on the European Court of Justice. Businesses are calling for continued involvement in a range of key EU agencies, all of which are of huge benefit to the UK and fall under the remit of the ECJ.

“From aviation safety, to food safety and medicines, businesses are sending out a clear message to Government that the Brexit path they have chosen could have serious consequences and does not serve the national interest.

“The UK could be out of all of these bodies in 15 months’ time, and yet no clear alternatives appear to be being lined up by the Government. As new facts like these become apparent, the public are entitled to change their view on Brexit if they wish.”    


Notes to editors:

The full CBI report, entitled ‘The Room Where it Happens’, can be read here.