Don’t risk jobs, warn 1,300 business leaders, one of them me.
The bosses of more than half of Britain’s largest companies are
urging voters to back Remain in the biggest endorsement from
the business world to date.
Some 1,285 business leaders who together employ 1.75 million
people — including more than 900 small and medium-sized firms and 51 of the FTSE 100 — say in a letter to The Times that Brexit would damage the British economy.
“Britain leaving the EU would mean uncertainty for our firms,
less trade with Europe and fewer jobs,” the business leaders say.
We are concerned we would have to reset the terms of trade
with Britain’s biggest market “from scratch” after an exit from
the European Union and single market.
Mr Cameron predicted an investment boom if Britain backed
Remain, telling the Financial Times: “Businesses, wealth
creators, job creators will think: Britain has made a decision,
let’s pile back into the economy and create jobs and opportunity
because it’s a great place to do business.”
I happen to agree with him.