Chamber News 13th March 2019
Commenting on the result of the vote on the Prime Minister’s proposed Brexit deal in the House of Commons, Dr Liz Cameron OBE, Director/Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:
“The Prime Minister’s second defeat has only added to the growing frustration and disappointment felt by business communities across the country. Firms have shouldered the burden of uncertainty for too long, and tonight’s result will further impact on our capacity to trade, invest and hire.
“Business communities have warned time and time again that the UK is not ready to face the consequences of a disorderly exit from the European Union. Yet, we are alarmingly close to departing without a clearly thought-out plan – this must not be allowed to happen on 29th March, whether by default or design.
“With only 17 days to go, politicians on all sides must deliver for business and the economy, and seek to avoid the debilitating consequences that a no-deal outcome would have on the Scottish & UK economy.”