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Chamber reacts to MPs voting to ask EU to allow an extension to Article 50

15 March 2019

Scott Knowles, Chief Executive at award-winning East Midlands Chamber, said: “Tonight’s vote has just extended the doubt and uncertainty that is stifling business across the country, inhibiting growth and inward investment.

“For the sake of UK plc, it is vital that the whole issue of Brexit is put to bed once and for all, as soon as possible, so that the creators of jobs and wealth can get back to focusing on what they do well, particularly here in the East Midlands.

“Any further delay must come with a clear route map for what’s going to happen, whether that’s a new deal, a second referendum or a managed no-deal exit, otherwise it’s just a case of kicking the can down the road.”

Jane Cowley, Chair of LBV added: “On behalf of LBV and our members, we agree that continued uncertainty for business can only be damaging.”