Big-name businesses say: Support May plan
DOZENS of senior business leaders and organisations have thrown their support behind Theresa May’s Brexit deal and called for an end to the political uncertainty.
In a survey by The Mail on Sunday, 35 companies, trade bodies and executives urged MPs to back the Prime Minister, saying the transitional deal presented the best route to avoiding a no-deal Brexit and would encourage firms to begin investing in Britain again.
Iain Conn, chief executive at British Gas owner Centrica, said he had read most of the 585-page draft agreement and added: ‘Any negotiated withdrawal agreement to end the uncertainty and avoid unnecessary damage to the UK economy is significantly better than no deal. It is time to move forward.’
RBS boss Ross McEwan said the economy needed more certainty.
Others backing the deal include the UK subsidiaries of Aston Martin, Ford, Honda, Toyota and Vauxhall owner PSA as well as Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems, Siemens, Airbus and Bombardier,
Some continue to voice their concerns. Tim Martin, founder and chairman of pub chain Wetherspoon, believes the deal ‘sells Britain down the river’.