Wilson – REC report shows dangers of a hard Brexit

Commenting on the latest REC jobs survey, which shows businesses are concerned about uncertainty and the lack of EU workers coming to Britain, Phil Wilson MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:

“When uncertainty is cited as the biggest obstacle to our economy, it shows that UK businesses are deeply sceptical of the Government’s choice to pursue a hard Brexit at any costs. And the fall in EU citizens coming to work in Britain will lead to skills shortages in vital sectors like our National Health Service and social care system.

“The Government needs to declare that our country is open to business and to talented people from Europe, and rule out a cliff-edge Brexit that would see our trade disrupted by falling onto WTO tariffs.”