12 December 2018

  |  CBI Press Team

Press release

Response to Conservative Party confidence vote

The CBI has responded to the announcement by the Chairman of the 1922 Committee confirming Theresa May remains Conservative Party leader.

Response to Conservative Party confidence vote

Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General, said:

“This vote was a chaotic detour that needs to be put to good use. Politicians must finally stop the endless infighting of the past 30 months and come together to secure a workable Brexit deal. Companies and the country have had enough of chaos.

“Uncertainty is throttling firms and threatening jobs – not in the future but right now.

“Firms are desperate for clarity and need to know for certain a no deal Brexit will not happen. Until they do, damage to investment, jobs and future growth will continue.

“This must mark a turning point, a chance to restore confidence in politics and our economy. Businesses across the UK will be counting on politicians to seize it, and despair if they do not.”