Keeping London at the forefront of global business
working with and for the whole UK
London First comments on latest Brexit parliamentary votes
22 October 2019
Commenting on this evening’s Parliamentary votes, Jasmine Whitbread, Chief Executive of London First, said:
“Although Parliament has voted in favour of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill in principle, it has recognised that untangling ourselves from our biggest trading partner requires more than slap dash scrutiny.
“We’re hopeful the EU will grant an extension to Article 50to avoid us crashing out next week, which would hurt those who can least afford it.
“We have now had more than three years, two governments and five attempts at a meaningful vote without agreement. The Government must get on with the detailed scrutiny of its legislation and let Parliament decide whether to back this deal or to take this momentous decision back to the British people, giving us all a clear choice between the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement or remaining in the EU.”
Become a member
Our members include over 200 of the capital’s leading employers across a wide range of sectors, with a common commitment to our capital.