Business ‘devastated’ by Brexit vote




Business groups have said they are “devastated” after Parliament’s latest rejection of the prime minister’s EU withdrawal plan.

They urged MPs and the government to find a solution and stave off the “nightmare” of a no-deal Brexit.

“The UK’s reputation, people’s jobs and livelihoods are at stake,” said CBI deputy director-general Josh Hardie.

And the Institute of Directors’ Edwin Morgan said businesses were “sick” of being stuck in “spirit-sapping limbo”.

Mr Morgan, the IoD’s interim director-general, said: “The Brexit merry-go-round continues to spin, but the fun stopped a long time ago.”

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