‘British business: We need to stay in the EU’

Published on 20 May 2013 at 10:49


A group of UK business leaders have signed a letter to The Independent accusing Eurosceptic politicians of putting “politics before economics” in calling for Britain to withdraw from the EU.

The signatories, including airline and music tycoon Richard Branson, demand Prime Minister David Cameron “strengthen and deepen” involvement in the European single market.

“The letter, which is signed by senior figures including the current and next presidents of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) as well as the chairmen of BT, Deloitte, Lloyds and Centrica, is the first co-ordinated response from the business community to increasing anti-European political rhetoric,” writes the daily.

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