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Business leaders call for second referendum

Over 70 business leaders have signed a letter calling for a second vote on Brexit.

The letter, coordinated by The People’s Vote campaign, and published by the Sunday Times, talks of the “ultimate choice” being given back to the electorate.

Amongst those to have signed it are Martha Lane Fox, co-founder of Lastminute.com and a director of Twitter and Chanel, Lord Myers, deputy chairman of PowerGen and former chair of Marks & Spencer and Justin King, former chief executive of Sainsbury’s.

The letter reads: “The business community was promised that, if the country voted to leave, there would continue to be frictionless trade with the EU and the certainty about future relations that we need to invest for the long term.”

“Despite the Prime Minister’s best efforts, the proposals being discussed by the government and the European Commission fall far short of this. The uncertainty over the past two years has already led to a slump in investment.”

It concludes: “Given that neither was on the ballot in 2016, we believe the ultimate choice should be handed back to the public with a People’s Vote.”

Downing Street confirmed to the BBC last night that the Prime Minister was clear in there being no second referendum.

Readers' comments (2)

  • 70 leaders have signed it.
    700,000 have got their pens out and looking for a dotted line

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  • Whinging and moaning by so called 'Business Leaders'. If they are leaders then they will find a way to make BREXIT even better for their respective businesses. That is how they earn their money.

    I suspect that some know the game is up for them, because they simply aren't up the job.

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