Responding to the announcement that Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP has won the Conservative leadership contest and will be the next Prime Minister of the UK, Dr Liz Cameron OBE, Director and Chief Executive, Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:
“I cannot state this enough – businesses are demanding a government that can focus on policy and investment that will help us grow the economy for the benefit of all as we face an uncertain future. The message to Boris Johnson from business communities across Scotland is: the time for campaigning is over — we need to know, in concrete terms, what your government will do to avoid a messy, disorderly Brexit on the 31st of October.
“We offer our congratulations to Mr Johnson but now urge him and his parliamentary colleagues to get a grip of the role and the Brexit process. The economy of Scotland and the UK is on a knife’s edge and any further rigamarole will risk the livelihoods of workers and employers.”