21 September 2018

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Negotiators on both sides must change tack

Business responds to the Prime Minister's statement post-Salzburg

Negotiators on both sides must change tack

Responding to the Prime Minister, Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General, said: 

“The events of the last 24 hours have made one thing abundantly clear - negotiators on both sides must change tack. Rejection of Chequers helps nobody.

“The stakes could not be higher. Jobs, wages and living standards are at risk, on both sides of the Channel. 

“With time slipping away, employers and employees alike need to see constructive dialogue. Pragmatism must come before politics. Every day lost in rhetoric is lost investment and lost jobs.”