British Irish Chamber of Commerce reaction to UK General Election result
“There is a need now for politicians across the UK to work together in the interest of all to secure the best Brexit deal possible” – John McGrane
Friday 9th June, 2017 – The British Irish Chamber of Commerce has reacted to the results of the UK General Election held on 8 June 2017.
Speaking on the morning after the election when the results were close to being finalised, the British Irish Chamber of Commerce Director General, John McGrane said:
“The results from yesterday’s General Election provide further evidence that the UK remains deeply divided over Brexit and what Brexit actually means. The result would seem to suggest that the “hard Brexit” which the Prime Minister seemed intent on pursuing is not what is wanted by the UK electorate.
“The negotiations that we now face will be the biggest political challenge of our generation. The clock is already ticking so it is imperative that further time is not lost unnecessarily.
“There is a need now for politicians across the UK to work together in the interest of all to secure the best Brexit deal possible. It is essential that politicians of all hues put their differences aside and work for all citizens of the UK to protect their businesses, incomes and standards of living. This means striking a deal that will ensure minimum damage to the economies of the UK, Ireland and Europe that will allow for maximum trade and cooperation between these markets as we forge a new relationship.
“The British Irish Chamber of Commerce is in a unique position to provide practical solutions to negotiators that will ensure the will of the people is upheld while also protecting the economies and trade between the two nations that we represent and we stand ready to do so.”
For more information, or to arrange an interview with John McGrane, please contact:
Paul Nallon, Q4 Public Relations – firstname.lastname@example.org / 086-8694041